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General Election 2017

Constituency: North Down


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes
64,334 1 39,268 61.04% 39,185 83

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Count Results

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Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon * IND 16148
Alex Easton Alex Easton DUP 14940
Andrew Muir Andrew Muir AP 3639
Steven Agnew Steven Agnew GRN 2549
Frank Shivers Frank Shivers CON 941
Therese McCartney Therese McCartney SF 531
Caoimhe McNeill Caoimhe McNeill SDLP 400
Gavan Reynolds Gavan Reynolds IND 37
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Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon * IND 16148
Alex Easton Alex Easton DUP 14940
Andrew Muir Andrew Muir AP 3639
Steven Agnew Steven Agnew GRN 2549
Frank Shivers Frank Shivers CON 941
Therese McCartney Therese McCartney SF 531
Caoimhe McNeill Caoimhe McNeill SDLP 400
Gavan Reynolds Gavan Reynolds IND 37

On the Ballot

Steven Agnew

Steven Agnew

Green Party

First elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011, Stephen Agnew is the leader of the Green Party in NI. He retained is North Down seat in 2016 and again in 2017. He joined the Green Party in 2003 and has stood in European and Westminster elections. Mr Agnew grew up in the Ballybeen Estate in Dundonald and at secondary school was taught economics by DUP candidate Sammy Wilson and history by DUP MLA Michelle McIlveen. Before becoming an MLA he worked as a researcher for his predecessor Brian Wilson.

Alex Easton

Alex Easton

Democratic Unionist Party

Bangor resident Alex Easton entered the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2003. The North Down MLA recently sat on the Committee for Infrastructure and the Public Accounts Committee. He previously served as deputy chair of the Health Committee and was Assembly Private Secretary to the Health Minister. Mr Easton sat on North Down Borough Council for 13 years. Prior to entering the Assembly, he worked for the health service.

Sylvia Hermon

Sylvia Hermon (Outgoing)

Independent

Lady Hermon has been the MP for North Down since 2001. She was first elected for the Ulster Unionist Party, but is now an independent. In 2010, she resigned from the UUP over the party's then electoral alliance with the Conservative Party. She successfully retained her seat in 2010 and again in 2015. Born in Dungannon, she is the widow of Sir Jack Hermon, former Chief Constable of the RUC.

Therese McCartney

Therese McCartney

Sinn Fein

Therese McCartney has been a Sinn Fein activist and an active campaigner against the Tory welfare cuts for many years. She works within the care sector and is the mother of one son.

Caoimhe McNeill

Caoimhe McNeill

Social Democratic and Labour Party

A former Queen's University Students' Union president, Caoimhe McNeill stood in the Northern Ireland Assembly election earlier this year and chairs SDLP Women.

Andrew Muir

Andrew Muir

Alliance Party

Northern Ireland's first openly gay mayor, Andrew Muir is an Alliance councillor on Ards and North Down Council, representing the Holywood area. He served as Mayor of North Down in 2013-14. A manager with Translink, he is also an environmental activist and a member of Amnesty International and the European Movement. He was the Chair of the Alliance Party in 2013 - 15

Gavan Reynolds

Gavan Reynolds

Independent

Frank Shivers

Frank Shivers

Conservatives

Businessman Frank Shivers stood in the Northern Ireland Assembly election earlier this year. He is a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of Ards and North Down Council’s regeneration committee and the Assembly Business Trust. He previously sat on the Friends of Bangor Hospital committee and was a founder member of the Friends of the Irish Guards Charity. He is a sailor and a member of Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club.


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