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Vote 2017

Constituency: East Antrim


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
62,933 5 37,836 60.12% 37,424 412 6,238

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
David Hilditch David Hilditch * DUP 6000 6037 6248
Roy Beggs Roy Beggs * UUP 5121 5272 5589 5714 6156 6324
Stewart Dickson Stewart Dickson * AP 4179 4616 4658 5065 5171 6783
Gordon Lyons Gordon Lyons * DUP 3851 3869 4068 4078 4473 4490 4513.94 7553.94
Oliver McMullan Oliver McMullan * SF 3701 3750 3752 4278 4292 4523 4690.58 4698.58 4700.77
John Stewart John Stewart UUP 3377 3479 3709 3788 4131 4260 4599.72 5034.99 6343.88
Stephen Ross Stephen Ross DUP 3313 3334 3527 3539 3816 3825 3834.12
Danny Donnelly Danny Donnelly AP 1817 2087 2105 2470 2515
Noel Jordan Noel Jordan UKIP 1579 1653 1933 1955
Ruth Wilson Ruth Wilson TUV 1534 1587
Margaret McKillop Margaret McKillop SDLP 1524 1633 1653
Dawn Patterson Dawn Patterson GRN 777
Conor Sheridan Conor Sheridan CCLA 393
Alan Dunlop Alan Dunlop CON 152
Ricky Best Ricky Best IND 106
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
David Hilditch David Hilditch * DUP 6000 6037 6248
Roy Beggs Roy Beggs * UUP 5121 5272 5589 5714 6156 6324
Stewart Dickson Stewart Dickson * AP 4179 4616 4658 5065 5171 6783
Gordon Lyons Gordon Lyons * DUP 3851 3869 4068 4078 4473 4490 4513.94 7553.94
Oliver McMullan Oliver McMullan * SF 3701 3750 3752 4278 4292 4523 4690.58 4698.58 4700.77
John Stewart John Stewart UUP 3377 3479 3709 3788 4131 4260 4599.72 5034.99 6343.88
Stephen Ross Stephen Ross DUP 3313 3334 3527 3539 3816 3825 3834.12
Danny Donnelly Danny Donnelly AP 1817 2087 2105 2470 2515
Noel Jordan Noel Jordan UKIP 1579 1653 1933 1955
Ruth Wilson Ruth Wilson TUV 1534 1587
Margaret McKillop Margaret McKillop SDLP 1524 1633 1653
Dawn Patterson Dawn Patterson GRN 777
Conor Sheridan Conor Sheridan CCLA 393
Alan Dunlop Alan Dunlop CON 152
Ricky Best Ricky Best IND 106

On the Ballot

Roy Beggs

Roy Beggs (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

Roy Beggs was first elected to Stormont in 1998 and served five years as deputy speaker of the Assembly. He has been a member of numerous committees, including a term as chair of the Audit Committee, as well as sitting on many all-party working groups. He served as a local councillor on Carrickfergus Borough Council from 2001 to 2011 and was chairman of the District Policing Partnership. Born in Larne, he's the son of the former East Antrim MP, Roy Beggs.

Ricky Best

Ricky Best

Independent

Stewart Dickson

Stewart Dickson (Outgoing)

Alliance Party

Stewart Dickson was a member of Carrickfergus Borough Council for over 30 years and was elected to the Assembly in 2011. He has served as chief whip of the party's Assembly group and a member of the Justice and regional Development Committees. He was also vice chair of the all party groups on diabetes international development. A peace campaigner, he has worked with groups including Counteract and the Peace People and was previously a senior employment relations manager in the Labour Relations Agency. Mr Dickson is an elder in Greenisland Presbyterian Church.

Danny Donnelly

Danny Donnelly

Alliance Party

Larne resident Danny Donnelly is well known in the area for campaigning on environmental issues. He also a focus on promoting integrated education. The former Green Party member is a trained nurse.

Alan Dunlop

Alan Dunlop

Conservatives

Alan Dunlop was born and brought up in Belfast and has spent much time in East Antrim over the years, having both lived and worked in the constituency. He still works for the same shipping company that he started with as a teenage apprentice in 1967. With a lifelong interest in politics, he has been actively involved in the Conservative Party in the last 10 years.

David Hilditch

David Hilditch (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

David Hilditch was elected to Carrickfergus Borough Council in 1991 and served two terms as mayor. He was first elected to the Assembly in 1998 and was deputy chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee and a member of the Employment and Learning Committee. He previously worked in the construction industry and for Royal Mail and was awarded the RUC Bravery Award following a post office robbery in 1997. Mr Hilditch is director and chair of Carrickfergus Regeneration Partnership and director and chairman of Carrick Rangers Football Club.

Noel Jordan

Noel Jordan

UK Independence Party

Noel Jordan was elected to Mid and East Antrim District Council in 2014 and has served on Policy and Resource, Planning and Community Planning Committtees. He has worked as a bricklayer since he left school and was also a part-time firefighter for 22 years. He was the union representative for the station and later became regional rep for the Fire Brigade Union.

Gordon Lyons

Gordon Lyons (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Gordon Lyons was elected as a councillor for the Coast Road area on Mid and East Antrim Council in May 2014, having previously worked in the East Antrim DUP Constituency Advice Centre. He was appointed to replace Sammy Wilson as MLA for East Antrim in August 2015 and served on the Finance and OFMDFM Committees. He returned as MLA in 2016. He studied politics and history at Newcastle University.

Margaret McKillop

Margaret McKillop

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Margaret Anne McKillop has been a Councillor on Moyle Council representing the Glens since 2011. She gained a seat on the restructured Causeway Coast and Glens Council in the May 2014 local council elections. She is married with three children and is an active member of the Glens community.

Oliver McMullan

Oliver McMullan (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Oliver McMullan first entered politics in 1993 when he topped the polls in Moyle District Council as an independent. He joined Sinn Fein in 2003 and two years later became the first Sinn Fein chairman of the council. He was also the first Sinn Fein representative to sit on the NEELB. In 2011, he was elected as an MLA for East Antrim. Mr McMullan is the party's agriculture spokesperson.

Dawn Patterson

Dawn Patterson

Green Party

Environmental campaigner Dawn Patterson became involved with the Green Party following the controversy over fracking in Northern Ireland. She also campaigns on the issues of anti-sectarianism and sustainability.

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Democratic Unionist Party

Stephen Ross is a DUP councillor on the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, representing the Threemilewater district.

Conor Sheridan

Conor Sheridan

Cross Community Labour Alternative

Conor Sheridan is a 24-year-old student from Larne. He was actively involved in the campaign against drilling in Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus. He decided to stand as an independent candidate last year and chose CCLA because it is cross-community, left wing and anti-fracking.

John Stewart

John Stewart

Ulster Unionist Party

John Stewart was first elected as a councillor in 2011 and served a term as Deputy Mayor of Carrickfergus. He is sales director at his family firm, Robinson's Shoemakers. He is chairman of the local regeneration partnership and is a member of the Carrickfergus Enterprise Board and chairman of East Antrim Young Enterprise Board. Mr Stewart has a degree in history from Cardiff University.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Traditional Unionist Voice

Ruth Wilson was elected to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in 2011. The mother of three teenage children, she describes herself as a committed Christian and worships at Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle. Ms Wilson is a member of McMaster Memorial Accordion Band and has an interest in the equine and agricultural sectors. She has worked for the health service for 30 years.


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