Belfast Telegraph

General Election 2017

Constituency: Newry & Armagh


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes
78,266 1 53,900 68.87% 53,579 321

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Count Results

  1
Mickey Brady Mickey Brady * SF 25666
William Irwin William Irwin DUP 13177
Justin McNulty Justin McNulty SDLP 9055
Sam Nicholson Sam Nicholson UUP 4425
Jackie Coade Jackie Coade AP 1256
  1
Mickey Brady Mickey Brady * SF 25666
William Irwin William Irwin DUP 13177
Justin McNulty Justin McNulty SDLP 9055
Sam Nicholson Sam Nicholson UUP 4425
Jackie Coade Jackie Coade AP 1256

On the Ballot

Mickey Brady

Mickey Brady (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Mickey Brady was first elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2007, representing Newry and Armagh, and retained the seat in 2011 before standing down in 2015. He was selected to contest the 2015 General Election in the constituency, replacing Conor Murphy, and won the seat. He hasn’t taken his seat in the House of Commons, in line with Sinn Fein's abstentionist policy.

Jackie Coade

Jackie Coade

Alliance Party

Jackie Coade is a primary school teacher who has worked in the education sector for over 20 years. She campaigned against the Refreshing the Teaching Workforce Scheme and wants the Orkambi drug for Cystic Fibrosis to be made available to patients in Northern Ireland.

William Irwin

William Irwin

Democratic Unionist Party

An MLA since 2005, William Irwin was chair of the Agriculture Committee and also served as deputy chair of the Culture Committee. Following the 2016 Assembly Election he was appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Infrastructure Committee. He was re-elected in March 2017, topping the poll in the Newry and Armagh constituency. He was previously a councillor on Armagh City & District Council where he was appointed mayor. Mr Irwin is a dairy farmer and a member of the Orange Order and Royal Black Institution.

Justin McNulty

Justin McNulty

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Former gaelic football manager and player Justin McNulty lives in Mullaghbawn. He played full back for Armagh when the county won the All Ireland championship in 2002 and went on to manage clubs in Cavan and Dublin before being appointed Laois manager in 2010. He stood for the SDLP in the 2015 Westminster election and was elected as the MLA for Newry and Armagh the following year, before being re-elected in March 2017.

Sam Nicholson

Sam Nicholson

Ulster Unionist Party

Born in Co Armagh, Sam Nicholson is a chartered architect and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Society of Ulster architects and is currently a director of DA Architects LTD with offices in both Larne and Armagh. He entered politics in 2014 when he was elected to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, representing Armagh DEA.


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