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Vote 2017

Constituency: South Antrim


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
68,475 5 42,726 62.40% 42,344 382 7,058

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Declan Kearney Declan Kearney * SF 6891 6895 6925 7065
Steve Aiken Steve Aiken * UUP 6287 6326 6368 6494 8808
David Ford David Ford * AP 5278 5313 5494 5990 6222 6767.56 9861.56
Paul Girvan Paul Girvan * DUP 5152 5164 5165 5223 5576 5799.56 5872.64 5969.64
Pam Cameron Pam Cameron * DUP 4604 4613 4624 4644 4979 5357.12 5458.92 5678.92
Trevor Clarke Trevor Clarke * DUP 4522 4540 4545 4559 4995 5358.4 5445.4 5527.4
Roisin Lynch Roisin Lynch SDLP 4024 4035 4069 4229 4360 4595.52
Adrian Cochrane-Watson Adrian Cochrane-Watson UUP 2505 2525 2531 2583
Richard Cairns Richard Cairns TUV 1353 1369 1378 1409
Ivanka Antova Ivanka Antova PBPA 530 535 658
David McMaster David McMaster IND 503 517 563
Eleanor Bailey Eleanor Bailey GRN 501 504
Mark Logan Mark Logan CON 194
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Declan Kearney Declan Kearney * SF 6891 6895 6925 7065
Steve Aiken Steve Aiken * UUP 6287 6326 6368 6494 8808
David Ford David Ford * AP 5278 5313 5494 5990 6222 6767.56 9861.56
Paul Girvan Paul Girvan * DUP 5152 5164 5165 5223 5576 5799.56 5872.64 5969.64
Pam Cameron Pam Cameron * DUP 4604 4613 4624 4644 4979 5357.12 5458.92 5678.92
Trevor Clarke Trevor Clarke * DUP 4522 4540 4545 4559 4995 5358.4 5445.4 5527.4
Roisin Lynch Roisin Lynch SDLP 4024 4035 4069 4229 4360 4595.52
Adrian Cochrane-Watson Adrian Cochrane-Watson UUP 2505 2525 2531 2583
Richard Cairns Richard Cairns TUV 1353 1369 1378 1409
Ivanka Antova Ivanka Antova PBPA 530 535 658
David McMaster David McMaster IND 503 517 563
Eleanor Bailey Eleanor Bailey GRN 501 504
Mark Logan Mark Logan CON 194

On the Ballot

Steve Aiken

Steve Aiken (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

Steve Aiken was elected to the Assembly in 2016 to represent South Antrim. Prior to entering politics, he had served as a Royal Navy Commander, as well as the Chief Executive of the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce and held a senior leadership role at a major university. He is the UUP spokesperson on the economy. He was awarded the OBE and US Meritorious Service Medal for service in the Middle East. Mr Aiken was brought up in Newtownabbey and is married with four daughters.

Ivanka Antova

Ivanka Antova

People Before Profit Alliance

Ivanka Antova is one of seven People Before Profit candidates. She is a socialist, feminist and a community activist.

Eleanor Bailey

Eleanor Bailey

Green Party

Eleanor Bailey is a new Green Party candidate for South Antrim. She has lived in Antrim since 1976 and has worked for Antrim Borough Council for 37 years. She also was a board member with an organisation from the Netherlands - Sticting Hulp Noord Ierland - a scheme that allowed children from Belfast and Antrim to experience time in Holland. The long standing equality campaigner is a supporter of integrated education in Northern Ireland.

Richard Cairns

Richard Cairns

Traditional Unionist Voice

TUV vice chairman Richard Cairns lives in Antrim and works as a personal assistant to Jim Allister. He is a governor of Ballycraigy Primary School, a director of Antrim Enterprise Agency, as well as being involved in the Loyal Orders and Greystone Presbyterian Church. He studied at Queen's University.

Pam Cameron

Pam Cameron (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Pam Cameron was elected to the Assembly in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016. She recently was deputy Chair of the Committee for Justice and sat on the Committee for the Executive Office. She was a DUP councillor on Antrim Borough Council and served as the first female mayor. Previously, Ms Cameron worked in the DUP’s South Antrim Constituency Office and as office manager for Sammy Wilson MP in East Antrim.

Trevor Clarke

Trevor Clarke (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

First elected to Stormont in 2007, Trevor Clarke was chair of the Regional Development Committee and sat on the Public Accounts and Business Committees. After the 2016 Assembly Election he was appointed as Chief Whip of the DUP Assembly Group. He lives in Randalstown and was previously self-employed. Mr Clarke is a member of the Orange Order and is a founding member of the Maine Credit Union.

Adrian Cochrane-Watson

Adrian Cochrane-Watson

Ulster Unionist Party

After 19 years as a councillor in Antrim, Adrian Cochrane-Watson was co-opted into the Assembly in June 2015 to replace Danny Kinahan but he lost his seat the following year. The former MLA and his wife are foster carers.

David Ford

David Ford (Outgoing)

Alliance Party

David Ford was leader of the Alliance Party from 2001 to 2016. He was first elected to the Assembly in 1998 and became Justice Minister in April 2010, the first local minister in that role since the suspension of the former Northern Ireland parliament in 1972. He was succeeded in the role by Independent politician Claire Sugden. Mr Ford was also an Antrim Borough Councillor and stood in Westminster elections. He was previously a social worker with the Northern Health and Social Services Board in Antrim, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus.

Paul Girvan

Paul Girvan (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Paul Girvan was first elected in 2003 and later returned to Stormont when he was co-opted into the Assembly in 2010 to replace William McCrea. He was previously appointed Private Secretary to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. He recently sat on the Committee for Infrastructure and the Finance Committee. Mr Girvan is a former mayor of Newtownabbey.

Declan Kearney

Declan Kearney (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein national chairperson Declan Kearney was first elected to the Assembly in 2016. He is a key member of the party's leadership. He was previously northern chairperson and deputy general secretary. Mr Kearney has spoken often on the theme of reconciliation and has shared a platform with the Chief Constable George Hamilton. A keen sportsman, he played football and hurling, and also taught Irish. He has also been involved in community economic development work.

Mark Logan

Mark Logan

Conservatives

Mark Logan attended Ballymena Academy, before studying at Queen's University, London School of Economics and is currently doing postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. He is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker and has been married to Emma for eight years.

Roisin Lynch

Roisin Lynch

Social Democratic and Labour Party

A businesswoman in Antrim, Roisin Lynch sits on Farranshane Social Trust and is a governor of St Comgall’s Primary School in Antrim. The mother of seven is also a committee member of the mental health charity Rehability and a committee member and former chair of St Comgall’s GAA club.

David McMaster

David McMaster

Independent

David McMaster from Ballyclare describes himself as a non-aligned progressive independent. He previously pledged that, if elected, he will give 15% of his salary to South Antrim community groups.


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