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Vote 2017

Constituency: North Antrim


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
76,739 5 48,518 63.22% 48,094 424 8,016

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Philip McGuigan Philip McGuigan * SF 7600 7601 7729 7769 7960 9780
Paul Frew Paul Frew * DUP 6975 6977 6984 7055 7135 7199 7231
Mervyn Storey Mervyn Storey * DUP 6857 6863 6868 6896 6965 7013 7066
Jim Allister Jim Allister * TUV 6214 6215 6229 7564 7679 7834 7989
Robin Swann Robin Swann * UUP 6022 6032 6049 6127 6966 8431
Phillip Logan Phillip Logan * DUP 5708 5709 5711 5776 5810 5840 5860
Connor Duncan Connor Duncan SDLP 3519 3527 3665 3759 4992 4992
Patricia O'Lynn Patricia O'Lynn AP 2616 2655 2721 3030 3030
Timothy Gaston Timothy Gaston TUV 1505 1506 1509 1509
Mark  Bailey Mark Bailey GRN 530 547 580 580
Monica Digney Monica Digney IND 435 454 454
Adam McBride Adam McBride IND 113
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Philip McGuigan Philip McGuigan * SF 7600 7601 7729 7769 7960 9780
Paul Frew Paul Frew * DUP 6975 6977 6984 7055 7135 7199 7231
Mervyn Storey Mervyn Storey * DUP 6857 6863 6868 6896 6965 7013 7066
Jim Allister Jim Allister * TUV 6214 6215 6229 7564 7679 7834 7989
Robin Swann Robin Swann * UUP 6022 6032 6049 6127 6966 8431
Phillip Logan Phillip Logan * DUP 5708 5709 5711 5776 5810 5840 5860
Connor Duncan Connor Duncan SDLP 3519 3527 3665 3759 4992 4992
Patricia O'Lynn Patricia O'Lynn AP 2616 2655 2721 3030 3030
Timothy Gaston Timothy Gaston TUV 1505 1506 1509 1509
Mark  Bailey Mark Bailey GRN 530 547 580 580
Monica Digney Monica Digney IND 435 454 454
Adam McBride Adam McBride IND 113

On the Ballot

Jim Allister

Jim Allister (Outgoing)

Traditional Unionist Voice

TUV leader Jim Allister is a former barrister and MEP who left the DUP - a party he helped to found - in 2007 following the St Andrew's Agreement. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2011 and has been a member of the Social Development, Employment and Learning, Procedures and Finance Committees. In 2013, his private member’s bill on special advisors was passed by the Assembly. He retained his seat in 2016.

Mark  Bailey

Mark Bailey

Green Party

Mark Bailey was born and educated in England moving to Northern Ireland in 2000 and has lived in Co Antrim now for over 15 years. He first stood for election in Northern Ireland as the Green Party candidate in East Antrim in the 2007 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. He is an academic Economist by profession and a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.

Monica Digney

Monica Digney

Independent

A former Sinn Fein councillor who quit the party in protest at how it treated former MLA Daithi McKay after the Nama inquiry scandal, Monica Digney is running as an independent. She opposed the co-option of Philip McGuigan into Mr McKay's seat.

Connor Duncan

Connor Duncan

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Born in Ballymena and now living in Rasharkin, Connor Duncan works in the banking sector. He is a group leader with the Scouts, a member of St John Ambulance and a founder of the Community Rescue Service in Portglenone. Mr Duncan has also been involved in running election campaigns for the SDLP in North Antrim.

Paul Frew

Paul Frew (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Paul Frew was co-opted to the Assembly in 2010 to replace Ian Paisley after he was elected an MP and served as chair of the Agriculture Committee, a member of the Enterprise Committee and vice chair of the All Party Group on Construction. He retained his seat in 2016 when he was appointed as Chair of the Justice Committee. He was previously a councillor for the Braid area. A native of Broughshane, Mr Frew worked as an electrician and formerly served in the Royal Irish Regiment.

Timothy Gaston

Timothy Gaston

Traditional Unionist Voice

Timothy Gaston has been a Bannside councillor since 2014 when he topped the poll and has served as deputy mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. He also stood as the TUV's candidate in the general election in 2015. Mr Gaston comes from Glarryford and works as a fire, health and safety officer in Ballymena.

Phillip Logan

Phillip Logan (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Phillip Logan was first elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2016. He has been a member of the Committee for Education and the Executive Office Committee. He has lived and worked in North Antrim all his life and is married to Donna, a local primary school teacher.

Adam McBride

Adam McBride

Independent

Businessman and entrepreneur Adam McBride owns the digital marketing and web company Dynumo and web hosting platform BelfastWeb. He is also the creator of StartNI (an independent business blog) and Belfast Bloggers (a meet-up group). He studied economics and business at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown. His mission statement is that it’s “time to make this country work for everyone”.

Philip McGuigan

Philip McGuigan (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Philip McGuigan was first elected to the Assembly in November 2003 and returned to Stormont in August last year after being co-opted to replace Daithi McKay in the wake of the Nama inquiry scandal. He lives in Dunloy with his wife and four children. He is a strong GAA enthusiast and a competitive cyclist with his local cycling club, Dunloy CC.

Patricia O'Lynn

Patricia O'Lynn

Alliance Party

Patricia O'Lynn is a professional associate of the Education Authority NI and a member of the Alternative Education Providers Forum. She is heavily involved in lobbying and campaigning for equitable and effective alternative education services in Northern Ireland.

Mervyn Storey

Mervyn Storey (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Former Finance Minister Mervyn Storey was first elected as an MLA in 2003. He became chair of the Education Committee and was his party's spokesman on education. He was appointed Social Development Minister in 2014, replacing Arlene Foster at the finance department in January last year. He retained his North Antrim seat in May 2016. The Free Presbyterian is from Armoy and previously worked as a factory production manager.

Robin Swann

Robin Swann (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

Robin Swann was first elected to the Assembly in 2011 and retained his seat in 2016, serving as the UUP chief whip and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. He previously chaired the Employment and Learning Committee and also sat on the Assembly and Executive Review Committee and the Agriculture Committee. He is an active member of Kells & Connor Community Association and has served as a Board member of the Volunteer Development Agency in Northern Ireland.


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