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Vote 2017

Constituency: North Down


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
64,461 5 38,174 59.22% 37,739 435 6,290

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alex Easton Alex Easton * DUP 8034
Alan Chambers Alan Chambers * UUP 7151
Stephen Farry Stephen Farry * AP 7014
Gordon Dunne Gordon Dunne * DUP 6118 7678.68
Steven Agnew Steven Agnew * GRN 5178 5220.24 5320.78 5388.22 5782.32 5979.96 6160.5
Melanie Kennedy Melanie Kennedy IND 1246 1285.82 1371.62 1389.86 1429.86 1503.96 1596.88
William Cudworth William Cudworth UUP 964 1029.12 1881.62 2585.3 2690.5 2726.22 3058.06
Caoimhe McNeill Caoimhe McNeill SDLP 679 681.86 686.26 707.14 800.54 1178 1202.88
Frank Shivers Frank Shivers CON 641 654.2 740.66 756.14 777.24 801.88
Kieran Maxwell Kieran Maxwell SF 591 591.22 591.88 592.6 604.5
Chris Carter Chris Carter IND 92 94.2 115.98 119.1 126.7
Gavan Reynolds Gavan Reynolds IND 31 32.54 37.38 38.34 40.44
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alex Easton Alex Easton * DUP 8034
Alan Chambers Alan Chambers * UUP 7151
Stephen Farry Stephen Farry * AP 7014
Gordon Dunne Gordon Dunne * DUP 6118 7678.68
Steven Agnew Steven Agnew * GRN 5178 5220.24 5320.78 5388.22 5782.32 5979.96 6160.5
Melanie Kennedy Melanie Kennedy IND 1246 1285.82 1371.62 1389.86 1429.86 1503.96 1596.88
William Cudworth William Cudworth UUP 964 1029.12 1881.62 2585.3 2690.5 2726.22 3058.06
Caoimhe McNeill Caoimhe McNeill SDLP 679 681.86 686.26 707.14 800.54 1178 1202.88
Frank Shivers Frank Shivers CON 641 654.2 740.66 756.14 777.24 801.88
Kieran Maxwell Kieran Maxwell SF 591 591.22 591.88 592.6 604.5
Chris Carter Chris Carter IND 92 94.2 115.98 119.1 126.7
Gavan Reynolds Gavan Reynolds IND 31 32.54 37.38 38.34 40.44

On the Ballot

Steven Agnew

Steven Agnew (Outgoing)

Green Party

First elected to the Assembly in 2011, Steven Agnew is the leader of the Green Party in NI. He retained is North Down seat in 2016 and recently sat on the Business Committee, Committee for Communities and Committee on Procedures. He joined the Green Party in 2003 and has stood in European and Westminster elections. Mr Agnew grew up in the Ballybeen Estate in Dundonald and at secondary school was taught economics by DUP MP Sammy Wilson and history by DUP candidate Michelle McIlveen. Before becoming an MLA he worked as a researcher for his predecessor Brian Wilson.

Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Independent

Alan Chambers

Alan Chambers (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

After 25 years as an independent North Down councillor, Alan Chambers joined the UUP in 2015 and was elected to the Assembly in 2016. The businessman ran a grocery store in Groomsport for 40 years and was a part time constable in the RUC Reserve in the 70s and 80s. Mr Chambers was chairman of the Down Area Football League and served on IFA and Co Antrim FA committees.

William Cudworth

William Cudworth

Ulster Unionist Party

The former TUV candidate joined the UUP last year. William Cudworth works for Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast.

Gordon Dunne

Gordon Dunne (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Gordon Dunne was elected to Stormont in 2011 and was re-elected in May 2016. He has recently been a member of the Economy Committee. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List last year. He was a North Down Borough Councillor for 32 years and served as mayor and deputy mayor.

Alex Easton

Alex Easton (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Bangor resident Alex Easton entered the Assembly in 2003. He recently sat on the Committee for Infrastructure and the Public Accounts Committee. He previously served as deputy chair of the Health Committee and was Assembly Private Secretary to the Health Minister. Mr Easton sat on North Down Borough Council for 13 years. Prior to entering the Assembly, he worked for the health service.

Stephen Farry

Stephen Farry (Outgoing)

Alliance Party

Former Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry was first elected to the Assembly in 2007. He was previously a North Down Borough Councillor and mayor. Mr Farry is the former general secretary of Alliance and a talks negotiator. He has also been a consultant trainer for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Croatia and Bosnia. He has a PhD in International Relations.

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy

Independent

Cancer campaigner Melanie Kennedy was told she had just five years to live in 2014. She discovered she had breast cancer six months after her second son was born. She became publicly active and launched her Facebook page NI Cancer Advocacy Movement when she realised specialist drugs, which are widely available in England, weren't available in Northern Ireland.

Kieran Maxwell

Kieran Maxwell

Sinn Fein

Kieran Maxwell is a native of Larne in Co Antrim and has lived in Bangor, North Down, since 1990. He qualified as a social worker in 2000 and has worked in the field of Adults with Learning Disabilities for the past 22 years. He is married with three children who attend local schools in the Bangor area.

Caoimhe McNeill

Caoimhe McNeill

Social Democratic and Labour Party

A former Queen's University Students' Union president, Caoimhe McNeill chairs SDLP Women.

Gavan Reynolds

Gavan Reynolds

Independent

Frank Shivers

Frank Shivers

Conservatives

Businessman Frank Shivers is a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of Ards and North Down Council’s regeneration committee and the Assembly Business Trust. He previously sat on the Friends of Bangor Hospital committee and was a founder member of the Friends of the Irish Guards Charity. He is a sailor and a member of Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club.


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