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General Election 2017

Constituency: North Antrim


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes
75,657 1 48,580 64.21% 48,460 120

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Count Results

  1
Ian Paisley Ian Paisley * DUP 28521
Cara McShane Cara McShane SF 7878
Jackson Minford Jackson Minford UUP 3482
Timothy Gaston Timothy Gaston TUV 3282
Patricia O'Lynn Patricia O'Lynn AP 2723
Declan O'Loan Declan O'Loan SDLP 2574
  1
Ian Paisley Ian Paisley * DUP 28521
Cara McShane Cara McShane SF 7878
Jackson Minford Jackson Minford UUP 3482
Timothy Gaston Timothy Gaston TUV 3282
Patricia O'Lynn Patricia O'Lynn AP 2723
Declan O'Loan Declan O'Loan SDLP 2574

On the Ballot

Timothy Gaston

Timothy Gaston

Traditional Unionist Voice

Timothy Gaston has been a Bannside councillor since 2014 when he topped the poll and has served as deputy mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. He previously stood as the TUV's candidate in the General Election in 2015. Mr Gaston comes from Glarryford and works as a fire, health and safety officer in Ballymena.

Cara McShane

Cara McShane

Sinn Fein

Cara McShane is a Sinn Fein representative sitting on the Causeway Coast & Glens Council, representing the Glens DEA.

Jackson Minford

Jackson Minford

Ulster Unionist Party

Jackson Minford worked in the Roads Service as a traffic engineer for 43 years. Aged 59, he is the son of Nat Minford, the MP for South Antrim from 1951 until Stormont was abolished in 1972. His grandfather Hugh was also a member of the Stormont Parliament from 1929 to 1950.

Declan O'Loan

Declan O'Loan

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Declan O'Loan has been a councillor since 1993, and is a member of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. A former MLA for North Antrim, he lost his seat in the 2011 Northern Ireland Assembly election. During his time at Stormont, he was Chair of the Standards and Privileges Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure. He also was the SDLP's finance spokesperson. He was Head of Mathematics at St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena.

Patricia O'Lynn

Patricia O'Lynn

Alliance Party

Patricia O'Lynn is a professional associate of the Education Authority NI and a member of the Alternative Education Providers Forum. She is heavily involved in lobbying and campaigning for equitable and effective alternative education services in Northern Ireland.

Ian Paisley

Ian Paisley (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

The son of the late DUP leader Ian Paisley, Ian Paisley Jr has represented North Antrim since 1996 when he was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue. In 1998 he was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The former MLA served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and also as a Junior Minister in the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister from 2007 until 2008. After Dr Paisley stepped down as the MP for North Antrim, he contested the General Election of 2010 retaining the seat for the DUP. He was re-elected at the General Election in 2015.


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