Belfast Telegraph

Vote 2017

Constituency: Mid Ulster


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
69,396 5 50,228 72.38% 49,678 550 8,280

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4 5
Michelle O'Neill Michelle O'Neill * SF 10258
Keith Buchanan Keith Buchanan * DUP 9568
Ian Milne Ian Milne * SF 8143 8553.21
Linda Dillon Linda Dillon * SF 7806 9032.64
Patsy McGlone Patsy McGlone * SDLP 6419 6683.67 6699.01 7732.97 8247.87
Sandra Overend Sandra Overend * UUP 4516 4519.42 5260.03 7052.41 7058.87
Hannah Loughrin Hannah Loughrin TUV 1244 1245.9 1692.84
Fay Watson Fay Watson AP 1017 1030.11 1036.61
Hugh McCloy Hugh McCloy IND 247 253.84 256.96
Stefan Taylor Stefan Taylor GRN 243 246.04 247.73
Hugh Scullion Hugh Scullion WP 217 221.37 222.15
  1 2 3 4 5
Michelle O'Neill Michelle O'Neill * SF 10258
Keith Buchanan Keith Buchanan * DUP 9568
Ian Milne Ian Milne * SF 8143 8553.21
Linda Dillon Linda Dillon * SF 7806 9032.64
Patsy McGlone Patsy McGlone * SDLP 6419 6683.67 6699.01 7732.97 8247.87
Sandra Overend Sandra Overend * UUP 4516 4519.42 5260.03 7052.41 7058.87
Hannah Loughrin Hannah Loughrin TUV 1244 1245.9 1692.84
Fay Watson Fay Watson AP 1017 1030.11 1036.61
Hugh McCloy Hugh McCloy IND 247 253.84 256.96
Stefan Taylor Stefan Taylor GRN 243 246.04 247.73
Hugh Scullion Hugh Scullion WP 217 221.37 222.15

On the Ballot

Keith Buchanan

Keith Buchanan (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Keith Buchanan is involved with the Loyal Orders and several community, youth and sporting groups. He previously worked with a major food processing company in the Dungannon area. He attends his local church and says he believes strongly in the moral issues that the party has taken a strong stance on. He was first elected to the Assembly in May 2016 and sits on the Policing Board representing the DUP in the Mid Ulster area.

Linda Dillon

Linda Dillon (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Linda Dillon was first elected to the Assembly in May 2016, representing the people of Mid Ulster where she replaced Martin McGuinness. She also sits on the Policing Board. Previously she was a Sinn Fein councillor for Torrent elected in 2014 to the new Mid Ulster Council and was its first chairperson. Originally from South Armagh, she moved to Coalisland over 10 years ago. She has been involved in republican politics for over 20 years.

Hannah Loughrin

Hannah Loughrin

Traditional Unionist Voice

Hannah Loughrin has lived all her life in the Orritor area of Cookstown. A public relations graduate, she works as airline cabin crew. Ms Loughrin is an associate in the Girls' Brigade and has a keen interest in marching bands and the Northern Ireland football team.

Hugh McCloy

Hugh McCloy

Independent

Health campaigner Hugh McCloy says schools, hospitals and local public services, such as libraries and rural transport, "have all in one way or another been cut or reduced in Mid Ulster", also hitting out at the "failure to deliver the full Desertcreat College project".

Patsy McGlone

Patsy McGlone (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Former SDLP deputy leader Pasty McGlone has been MLA for Mid Ulster since 2003. He was previously chair of the Enterprise Committee and a member of the Justice Committee and has also previously chaired the Environment Committee. Mr McGlone was general secretary of the SDLP from 1986-91 and also served two terms as chair of Cookstown District Council. He is the SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson and he has previously served on a number of boards & public bodies, including Foras na Gaeilge, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the NI Housing Council. He was Deputy Speaker of the last Assembly.

Ian Milne

Ian Milne (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Ian Milne from Bellaghy was co-opted to the Assembly to replace Francie Molloy in April 2013 before being elected to represent Mid Ulster in 2016. He has sat on the DARD and DOE committees. He was elected to his local council in 2005 and served two terms as chair. Mr Milne was released from prison in 1991 and has been involved in community work with Bellaghy Community Group. He is a fluent Irish speaker and a member of Wolfe Tone GAC.

Michelle O'Neill

Michelle O'Neill (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein's new leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O'Neill is a former agriculture and health minister. The 40-year-old had been widely tipped to take over Martin McGuinness following his retirement announcement in January. Michelle O'Neill was first elected to the Assembly in 2007. A qualified welfare rights advisor, she has worked in the Assembly since 1998, initially as political advisor to Francie Molloy, before being elected to Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council in 2005 where she became the first woman to hold the position of mayor.

Sandra Overend

Sandra Overend (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

Sandra Overend was first elected to Stormont in 2011 and served as Assembly Private Secretary for the Department of Regional Development and deputy chair of the Education Committee. She previously worked as an accountant and was office manager for her father, the former MLA Billy Armstrong. Ms Overend, a mother of three who lives near Bellaghy, was the women's development officer of the UUP. She is the party's spokesperson for Education and the Deputy Whip of the Ulster Unionist Assembly Group. She contested the Westminster election in 2010 and in 2015.

Hugh Scullion

Hugh Scullion

The Workers Party

Chairperson of the Mid-Ulster Workers Party, Hugh Scullion is a registered mental health nurse and works as a cognitive behaviour psychotherapist specialising in severe mental illness. He is a member of UNISON, the Mid-Ulster Trades Union Council and is chair of the local community theatre group. Mr Scullion was a member of the Civil Rights Association and was arrested at the introduction of internment in August 1971.

Stefan Taylor

Stefan Taylor

Green Party

A long-time supporter of the Green Party, Stefan Taylor recently moved with his family to his wife’s hometown in Mid Ulster. He is campaigning for integrated secular education, investment in renewable energy and womens' rights.

Fay Watson

Fay Watson

Alliance Party

Fay Watson says she has dedicated her life to healthcare, as a care assistant in Cookstown at 18 to managing emergency and addiction departments. She is the Vice-Chair of the European Commission Expert Group on Drugs, a Western European Representative to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy and a representative to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. She is campaigning to tackle the cost of childcare, which she says is putting a huge burden on families and removing women from the workforce.


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