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General Election 2017

Constituency: Mid Ulster


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes
68,485 1 46,975 68.59% 46,694 281

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Count Results

  1
Francie Molloy Francie Molloy * SF 25455
Keith Buchanan Keith Buchanan DUP 12565
Malachy Quinn Malachy Quinn SDLP 4563
Mark Glasgow Mark Glasgow UUP 3017
Fay Watson Fay Watson AP 1094
  1
Francie Molloy Francie Molloy * SF 25455
Keith Buchanan Keith Buchanan DUP 12565
Malachy Quinn Malachy Quinn SDLP 4563
Mark Glasgow Mark Glasgow UUP 3017
Fay Watson Fay Watson AP 1094

On the Ballot

Keith Buchanan

Keith Buchanan

Democratic Unionist Party

Keith Buchanan is involved with the Loyal Orders and several community, youth and sporting groups. He previously worked with a major food processing company in the Dungannon area. He attends his local church and says he believes strongly in the moral issues that the party has taken a strong stance on. The MLA was first elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in May 2016 and was re-elected in March 2017.

Mark Glasgow

Mark Glasgow

Ulster Unionist Party

Mark Glasgow attended Orritor Primary School and Cookstown High School. He is a member of Montober Orange Lodge and Montober Royal Black Perceptory and is also a member of Orritor Presbyterian Church. He was elected to Mid Ulster District Council in 2014 to represent Cookstown DEA.

Francie Molloy

Francie Molloy (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Francie Molloy was first elected onto Dungannon District Council in 1985 for the Torrent area. In 1998 he joined Martin McGuinness as a Northern Ireland Assembly Member for Mid Ulster, going on to hold the position of Deputy Speaker. He was first elected to Westminster as the abstentionist MP for Mid Ulster in 2013, in the by-election replacing Martin McGuinness. He stood down as MLA the same year.

Malachy Quinn

Malachy Quinn

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Malachy Quinn, from the Washingbay Area outside Coalisland, was elected as an SDLP Councillor for Torrent in 2014. A former student of both St Mary’s and Queen’s where he received a Master’s in Irish Politics, he is a member of St. Vincent de Paul and helps to raise money for different local charities. He is also well known in local theatre circles and is a very proud GAA member.

Fay Watson

Fay Watson

Alliance Party

Fay Watson says she has dedicated her life to healthcare, as a care assistant in Cookstown at 18 to managing emergency and addiction departments. She is the Vice-Chair of the European Commission Expert Group on Drugs, a Western European Representative to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy and a representative to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. She is campaigning to tackle the cost of childcare, which she says is putting a huge burden on families and removing women from the workforce.


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