Constituency: Belfast North

Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
68,187 5 42,119 61.77% 41,486 633 6,915

Vote Distribution

Count 1


Left Right

Count Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Gerry Kelly Gerry Kelly
* (SF)

6275 6329 6572 6582 6591 6593 6595

Caral Ni Chuilin Caral Ni Chuilin
* (SF)

5929 5983 6151 6155 6158 6159 6164

Nichola Mallon Nichola Mallon
* (SDLP)

5431 5573 6076 6125 6662 6692 6806

Paula Bradley Paula Bradley
* (DUP)

4835 4843 4865 5236 6002 8458

William Humphrey William Humphrey
* (DUP)

4418 4423 4429 4937 5260 7276

Nelson McCausland Nelson McCausland
* (DUP)

4056 4069 4079 4372 4709

Nuala McAllister Nuala McAllister

3487 3799 4354 4515 5257 5296 5296

Robert Foster Robert Foster

2418 2457 2517 3141

Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston

2053 2103 2174

Fiona Ferguson Fiona Ferguson

1559 1849 1849

Malachai O'Hara Malachai O'Hara


Gemma Weir Gemma Weir


Adam Millar Adam Millar


On the Ballot

Paula Bradley

Paula Bradley (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Paula Bradley was first elected to Newtownabbey Borough Council in 2005 to represent the Antrim Line DEA and served as Deputy Mayor in 2009-10 and Mayor of the Borough in 2010-11. She was successfully re-elected to the Council in 2011, stepping down in 2013 in line with the DUP’s policy on multiple mandates. In May 2011 she was successfully elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly to represent the people of North Belfast and was re-elected in 2016.

Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston

Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston

Progressive Unionist Party of NI

Julie-Anne Corr Johnston is a PUP councillor on Belfast City Council representating the Oldpark district. She says she refuses to conform to the political norm.

Fiona Ferguson

Fiona Ferguson

People Before Profit Alliance

Fiona Ferguson is one of seven people fighting for Assembly seats under the People Before Profit banner. The party takes a strong anti-austerity position and pledges to fight for the rights of working class people. It says it wants to end corruption, cronyism and sectarianism.

Robert Foster

Robert Foster

Ulster Unionist Party

William Humphrey

William Humphrey (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

William Humphrey served on Belfast City Council between 2005-13 and has been Deputy Lord Mayor and High Sheriff of Belfast. He has also been a member of Belfast City Centre Management and the Belfast District Policing Partnership. In September 2010 he joined the Northern Ireland Assembly, as a replacement for Nigel Dodds MP. Since then he has been re-elected in North Belfast.

Gerry Kelly

Gerry Kelly (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Gerry Kelly has been an MLA since 1998 and was a junior minister from 2007 to 2011. He was deputy chief whip for his party in the 2011-2016 Assembly. The former IRA hunger striker and Maze escapee is also Sinn Fein's policing spokesperson and a member of the Policing Board. He's been involved in international conflict resolution work in the Philippines, Burma/Myanmar and the Basque country.

Nichola Mallon

Nichola Mallon (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Former Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon was co-opted to Belfast City Council for the Oldpark area in January 2010. After growing up in Ardoyne, she studied economics and politics at Trinity College, Dublin, and has a Masters in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queen's. A former civil servant, she also worked for the General Medical Council before taking up a full-time post with the SDLP. She was elected to the Assembly to represent North Belfast in May 2016 and is the SDLP Communities Spokesperson.

Nuala McAllister

Nuala McAllister

Alliance Party

Nuala McAllister was born and educated in North Belfast and was elected to Belfast City Council in May 2014, representing the Castle district. She is also a member of the Cathedral Quarter Trust and the North Belfast District Policing and Community Safety Partnership, as well as several community groups. She studied law and politics at Ulster University and worked as an intern in the United States Congress.

Nelson McCausland

Nelson McCausland (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Nelson McCausland was first elected as a Councillor in 1989 to represent the Castle area of North Belfast and during that time he was High Sheriff of Belfast in 1997. He joined the DUP in 2001 and in the Council elections of that year he moved from the Castle area to the Oldpark area of North Belfast. He was first elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2003 and was appointed as Minister of Culture Arts and Leisure in 2009. He was successfully re-elected to the Assembly in 2011 and served as Minister of the Department for Social Development from 2011 until September 2014. He returned as MLA for North Belfast in 2016.

Adam Millar

Adam Millar


Caral Ni Chuilin

Caral Ni Chuilin (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

A former IRA prisoner, Caral Ni Chuilin was born and raised in the New Lodge area and graduated from the Open University in 1994 with a BSc in Social Studies, a degree which she began whilst in prison. She later received a master's degree in management from Queen's University. The former minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure has also represented her party on Belfast City Council and has been spokesperson on health and social development as well as serving as Sinn Fein chief whip. She leads Sinn Fein's Liofa campaign which promotes the Irish language.

Malachai O'Hara

Malachai O'Hara

Green Party

A campaigner for LGBT equality, equal marriage and suicide prevention, Malachai O'Hara is a senior manager with the Rainbow Project where he coordinates health and wellbeing services in partnership with community, voluntary and statutory agencies. He has a particular focus on emotional health and well being and previously worked in health promotion.

Gemma Weir

Gemma Weir

The Workers Party

Gemma Weir stood for the Workers Party in the 2015 Westminster election and last year's Assembly election. The committed socialist is campaigning for an anti-sectarian society and a secular and publicly-funded education system. Other key issues for her are women's rights, racism and homophobia. She was heavily involved in the Stop the Drill group which campaigned to stop an exploratory oil well at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus.

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