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Vote 2017

Constituency: Foyle


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
69,718 5 45,317 65.00% 44,616 701 7,437

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Elisha McCallion Elisha McCallion SF 9205
Colum Eastwood Colum Eastwood * SDLP 7240 7332.53 7595.3
Raymond McCartney Raymond McCartney * SF 7145 8608.76
Mark H Durkan Mark H Durkan * SDLP 6948 7023.05 7275.56 7380.68 8413.68
Gary Middleton Gary Middleton * DUP 5975 5975 5976.71 6008.09 6902.37 7036.37
Eamonn McCann Eamonn McCann * PBPA 4760 4850.63 5086.8 5291.63 5922.16 6373.16
Julia Kee Julia Kee UUP 1660 1661.52 1668.93 1704.5
Colm Cavanagh Colm Cavanagh AP 1124 1132.93 1179.67 1295.22
Shannon Downey Shannon Downey GRN 242 244.09 264.42
John Lindsay John Lindsay CISTA 196 199.61 225.45
Stuart Canning Stuart Canning CON 77 77.19 78.9
Arthur McGuinness Arthur McGuinness IND 44 44.57 56.35
  1 2 3 4 5 6
Elisha McCallion Elisha McCallion SF 9205
Colum Eastwood Colum Eastwood * SDLP 7240 7332.53 7595.3
Raymond McCartney Raymond McCartney * SF 7145 8608.76
Mark H Durkan Mark H Durkan * SDLP 6948 7023.05 7275.56 7380.68 8413.68
Gary Middleton Gary Middleton * DUP 5975 5975 5976.71 6008.09 6902.37 7036.37
Eamonn McCann Eamonn McCann * PBPA 4760 4850.63 5086.8 5291.63 5922.16 6373.16
Julia Kee Julia Kee UUP 1660 1661.52 1668.93 1704.5
Colm Cavanagh Colm Cavanagh AP 1124 1132.93 1179.67 1295.22
Shannon Downey Shannon Downey GRN 242 244.09 264.42
John Lindsay John Lindsay CISTA 196 199.61 225.45
Stuart Canning Stuart Canning CON 77 77.19 78.9
Arthur McGuinness Arthur McGuinness IND 44 44.57 56.35

On the Ballot

Stuart Canning

Stuart Canning

Conservatives

Stuart Canning is currently reading Law at Ulster University, Magee, while working part time in a local call-centre. Having spent a year at Lancaster University studying medicine before altering his career path, he was actively involved in Lancaster Conservative Future.

Colm Cavanagh

Colm Cavanagh

Alliance Party

Colm Cavanagh says he is passionate about securing investment needed in Derry including expanding the UU Magee campus and upgrading communication links by air, road and rail. He is co-founder of a local business and founding CEO of the Northern Ireland Business Innovation Centre. He has worked in the private sector to invest in Derry city centre and to promote business with investment from Boston and London.

Shannon Downey

Shannon Downey

Green Party

Shannon Downey says she has been an advocate for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community of NI both in her hometown of Derry and during her time at Queen’s University Belfast.

Mark H Durkan

Mark H Durkan (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Former Environment Minister Mark H Durkan was first elected to the Assembly in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016. Previously he represented the Northland area on Derry City Council where he chaired two committees. He has also been a member of the Western Education and Library Board and the Health and Social Services Council.

Colum Eastwood

Colum Eastwood (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood was first elected to the Assembly in 2011 and sat on a range of committees including Environment, Education, Justice, Standards and Privileges and OFMDFM. A Shantallow councillor from 2005, he was appointed Derry’s youngest ever mayor at the age of 27. He joined the SDLP as a teenager before studying at the University of Liverpool.

Julia Kee

Julia Kee

Ulster Unionist Party

Julia Kee has worked on community development and peace building initiatives for the past ten years. She was involved in the establishment of the Londonderry Bands Forum and worked as Derry City Council good relations officer. She is currently community development coordinator in Tullyally.

John Lindsay

John Lindsay

Citizens Independent Social Thought Alliance

CISTA candidate John Lindsay is campaigning for a legal and regulated marijuana market. He says it would raise money through taxation that could then be used for education, healthcare and other public services. He also supports marriage equality and abortion rights.

Elisha McCallion

Elisha McCallion

Sinn Fein

First elected as Derry Councillor in 2005, Elisha McCallion is a former Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council. She is running to replace Martin McGuinness's Sinn Fein seat in Foyle. The first Mayor of the new DCSDC on its formation in 2015 and a strong advocate of women, community and youth empowerment, she is married with three children.

Eamonn McCann

Eamonn McCann (Outgoing)

People Before Profit Alliance

Journalist Eamonn McCann is one of Ireland's most prominent social justice campaigners. A lifelong socialist and trade unionist, he is a member of the national executive of the NUJ and of the Northern Ireland committee of ICTU. He is chairman of the Bloody Sunday Trust, a member of Amnesty International and of the rail lobby, Into the West. Mr McCann has fought many election campaigns in the Foyle constituency and became an MLA in 2016.

Raymond McCartney

Raymond McCartney (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

First elected to the Assembly in 2004, Raymond McCartney has been deputy chairperson of the Justice Committee and Sinn Fein Assembly group leader. A former prisoner and hunger striker, he is also chairperson of Coiste na n-Iar Chimí, the umbrella group for ex-prisoners organisations. Mr McCartney has worked closely with Derry City Football Club on the proposed regeneration of the Brandywell Stadium and is also an Irish language activist.

Arthur McGuinness

Arthur McGuinness

Independent

Gary Middleton

Gary Middleton (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Gary Middleton was co-opted to the Assembly in April 2015 to replace Maurice Devenney and was subsequently elected in May 2016 when he was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Health Committee. Before being an MLA, he was elected to Derry City Council in 2011 and served as deputy mayor. He was also elected to the new Derry City and Strabane District Council and appointed DUP Group leader in 2014.


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