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Vote 2017

Constituency: Fermanagh & South Tyrone


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
73,100 5 53,075 72.61% 52,263 812 8,711

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4
Arlene Foster Arlene Foster * DUP 8479 8745
Michelle Gildernew Michelle Gildernew * SF 7987 8228 9385
Jemma Dolan Jemma Dolan SF 7767 8023 8928
Maurice Morrow Maurice Morrow * DUP 7102 7332 7405 7411
Sean Lynch Sean Lynch * SF 6254 6338 7174 7717
Rosemary Barton Rosemary Barton * UUP 6060 6863 8334 8442
Richie McPhillips Richie McPhillips * SDLP 5134 6276
Noreen Campbell Noreen Campbell AP 1437
Alex Elliott Alex Elliott TUV 780
Donal O'Cofaigh Donal O'Cofaigh CCLA 643
Tanya Jones Tanya Jones GRN 550
Richard Dunn Richard Dunn CON 70
  1 2 3 4
Arlene Foster Arlene Foster * DUP 8479 8745
Michelle Gildernew Michelle Gildernew * SF 7987 8228 9385
Jemma Dolan Jemma Dolan SF 7767 8023 8928
Maurice Morrow Maurice Morrow * DUP 7102 7332 7405 7411
Sean Lynch Sean Lynch * SF 6254 6338 7174 7717
Rosemary Barton Rosemary Barton * UUP 6060 6863 8334 8442
Richie McPhillips Richie McPhillips * SDLP 5134 6276
Noreen Campbell Noreen Campbell AP 1437
Alex Elliott Alex Elliott TUV 780
Donal O'Cofaigh Donal O'Cofaigh CCLA 643
Tanya Jones Tanya Jones GRN 550
Richard Dunn Richard Dunn CON 70

On the Ballot

Rosemary Barton

Rosemary Barton (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

Rosemary Barton was elected to the Assembly in 2016 to represent Fermanagh & South Tyrone, and served on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Prior to entering politics she was a school teacher in both Kesh and Enniskillen. She has lived in north Fermanagh for the past 35 years.

Noreen Campbell

Noreen Campbell

Alliance Party

Raised and educated in Belcoo and Enniskillen, Noreen Campbell has dedicated her life to education, as a teacher and principal of an integrated school. A pioneer for Integrated Education, Noreen was CEO of Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education.

Jemma Dolan

Jemma Dolan

Sinn Fein

Jemma Dolan, 26, is from Belleek in Co Fermanagh. After graduating from the University of Ulster, she worked for Sinn Féin in Ireland and in the EU Parliament. Her priorities include securing jobs for Fermanagh, opposing fracking and protecting farmers, businesses and communities from the potential impacts of Brexit.

Richard Dunn

Richard Dunn

Conservatives

Richard Dunn says agriculture is his top priority. "Our farmers, more than ever, need a strong voice to ensure the future of the industry post EU subsidies," he says.

Alex Elliott

Alex Elliott

Traditional Unionist Voice

A cousin of UUP MP Tom Elliott, Alex Elliott is pledging to drain the swamp at Stormont if he is elected.

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

DUP leader Arlene Foster served as the First Minister of Northern Ireland from January 2016 until January 2017 when Martin McGuinness forced the collapse of the power-sharing Executive amid the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal. A former UUP member, she joined the DUP in 2004 and has held ministerial portfolios for environment, finance and enterprise. Ms Foster has been involved in politics since she was a student at Queen’s University. A lawyer by profession, she was born and bred in Fermanagh and is married with three children.

Michelle Gildernew

Michelle Gildernew (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Michelle Gildernew is a former Stormont Agriculture Minister. She was elected to the Assembly in 1998 and stood down in 2012. She returned to Stormont in 2016. She was elected to Westminster in 2001 but lost her seat to Tom Elliott of the UUP in 2015. From The Brantry, Co Tyrone, she has three children and is from a prominent republican family. Ms Gildernew was the Sinn Fein representative in London in the run-up to the Good Friday Agreement.

Tanya Jones

Tanya Jones

Green Party

Tanya Jones is the founding chair of the Fermanagh and South Tyrone group of the Green Party. A prominent anti-fracking activist, she was legal co-ordinator for the Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network. Ms Jones is secretary and former chair of the Fermanagh Churches Forum and a founder member of St Michael’s Parish Welcoming Group. She is also a governor at Erne Integrated College in Enniskillen. She previously worked as a solicitor and a teacher and is the author of eight books, most recently the novel Fracking Up.

Sean Lynch

Sean Lynch (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Sean Lynch has been a republican activist since the early 1970s. The oldest of a family of 12, he spent 13 years in prison and was the leader of IRA prisoners in the Maze. A fluent Irish speaker, he helped to establish Bunscoil An Traonaigh and was the party organiser in the Fermanagh South Tyrone constituency for 11 years. Mr Lynch was elected to the Assembly in 2011 and 2016 and has been a member of the Regional Development and Justice Committees.

Richie McPhillips

Richie McPhillips (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

From Newtownbutler, Richie McPhillips comes from a family steeped in local political activism. His grandfather was the first nationalist chairman of Clones Town Council and both his late father and his brother were local councillors. Mr McPhillips worked as an insurance broker, based in Lisnaskea and was a councillor for Erne East on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. He was elected to the Assembly to represent Fermanagh and South Tyrone in May 2016 and is the SDLP Executive Office Spokesperson.

Maurice Morrow

Maurice Morrow (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Maurice Morrow from Ballygawley is one of Northern Ireland’s longest serving public representatives, having been first elected to Fermanagh District Council in 1973. He has been an MLA since 1998 and is a former Minister for Social Development. He successfully steered his Private Member’s Bill on Human Trafficking and Exploitation through the Assembly. He also sits in the House of Lords as Baron Morrow of Clogher Valley.

Donal O'Cofaigh

Donal O'Cofaigh

Cross Community Labour Alternative

Donal O'Cofaigh is a trade unionist and community activist.


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