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Vote 2017

Constituency: Newry & Armagh


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
80,140 5 55,625 69.41% 54,918 707 9,154

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3
William Irwin William Irwin * DUP 9760
Cathal Boylan Cathal Boylan * SF 9197
Justin McNulty Justin McNulty * SDLP 8983 10085
Megan Fearon Megan Fearon * SF 8881 9175
Conor Murphy Conor Murphy * SF 8454 8681 9018
Danny Kennedy Danny Kennedy * UUP 7256 7675 7939
Jackie Coade Jackie Coade AP 1418
Emmet Crossan Emmet Crossan CISTA 704
Rowan Tunnicliffe Rowan Tunnicliffe GRN 265
  1 2 3
William Irwin William Irwin * DUP 9760
Cathal Boylan Cathal Boylan * SF 9197
Justin McNulty Justin McNulty * SDLP 8983 10085
Megan Fearon Megan Fearon * SF 8881 9175
Conor Murphy Conor Murphy * SF 8454 8681 9018
Danny Kennedy Danny Kennedy * UUP 7256 7675 7939
Jackie Coade Jackie Coade AP 1418
Emmet Crossan Emmet Crossan CISTA 704
Rowan Tunnicliffe Rowan Tunnicliffe GRN 265

On the Ballot

Cathal Boylan

Cathal Boylan (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Cathal Boylan was first elected to the Assembly in 2007 and retained his seat in 2011 and 2016. He has been chair of the Environment Committee and sat on the Standards and Privileges Committee. Mr Boylan is the Sinn Fein spokesperson on road safety and planning and was previously a councillor on Armagh City and District Council. A lifelong resident of Keady, with a strong interest in Gaelic games, he's a founder member of McVerry/McElvanna Sinn Féin Cumann.

Jackie Coade

Jackie Coade

Alliance Party

Jackie Coade is a primary school teacher who has worked in the education sector for over 20 years. She campaigned against the Refreshing the Teaching Workforce Scheme and wants the Orkambi drug for Cystic Fibrosis to be made available to patients in Northern Ireland.

Emmet Crossan

Emmet Crossan

Citizens Independent Social Thought Alliance

Emmet Crossan supports the legalisation of cannabis, abortion and same sex marriage in Northern Ireland. He has been involved in charity work with Southern Area Hospice, the Simon Community and a cancer fundraising group which he co-founded, The Miracle Sessions. He is a musician and custom-builds motorcycles.

Megan Fearon

Megan Fearon (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Megan Fearon was co-opted to the Assembly to replace Conor Murphy in July 2012 and was, at the time, the youngest political representative in Ireland. She sat on the Enterprise and OFMDFM committees and was vice chair of the All Party Group on Women, Peace and Security. Ms Fearon is her party's spokesperson on women, children and young people. She retained her seat in May 2016.

William Irwin

William Irwin (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

An MLA since 2005, William Irwin was chair of the Agriculture Committee and also served as deputy chair of the Culture Committee. Following the 2016 Assembly Election he was appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Infrastructure Committee. He was previously a councillor on Armagh City & District Council where he was appointed mayor. Mr Irwin is a dairy farmer and a member of the Orange Order and Royal Black Institution.

Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

Danny Kennedy was first elected to the Assembly in 1998. He served as deputy leader of his party until 2010 and was a Newry and Mourne District Councillor for more than 20 years. He was Employment Minister in 2010 and was appointed Regional Development Minister in 2011 but resigned from the post as part of the UUP’s decision to withdraw from the Executive. After the 2016 election, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the Executive Office Committee and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Justin McNulty

Justin McNulty (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Former Gaelic football manager and player Justin McNulty lives in Mullaghbawn. He played full back for Armagh when the county won the All Ireland championship in 2002 and went on to manage clubs in Cavan and Dublin before being appointed Laois manager in 2010. He stood for the SDLP in the 2015 Westminster election and was elected as MLA for Newry and Armagh the following year.

Conor Murphy

Conor Murphy (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Former Regional Development Minister and Newry and Armagh MP Conor Murphy was first elected to the Assembly in 1998, after eight years as a local councillor. He left the Assembly in 2012 to concentrate on his role as an MP, but returned in 2015, co-opted to the seat vacated by Mickey Brady who was elected to Westminster. Since re-entering the Assembly he has been a member of both the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. He retained his seat in 2016.

Rowan Tunnicliffe

Rowan Tunnicliffe

Green Party

Rowan Tunnicliffe, originally from Stoke, is an Economist and has worked as a political researcher most recently. He says he is standing to promote government transparency and accountability in government and has a specific interest in the post Brexit Northern Ireland impact.


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