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Vote 2017

Constituency: South Down


Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
75,415 5 49,934 66.21% 49,399 535 8,234

Vote Distribution

Count 1

Elected

Count Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinead Ennis Sinead Ennis SF 10256
Chris Hazzard Chris Hazzard * SF 8827
Jim Wells Jim Wells * DUP 7786 8088 8091.36 8091.64 10821.64
Sinead Bradley Sinead Bradley * SDLP 7323 7487 8906.12
Colin McGrath Colin McGrath * SDLP 5110 5202 5512.8 6043.68 6632.42 7228.42 7613.62
Patrick Brown Patrick Brown AP 4535 4883 5101.64 5194.88 6007.82 6730.82 6874.66
Harold McKee Harold McKee * UUP 4172 4509 4522.44 4527.76
Lyle Rea Lyle Rea TUV 630 630
Hannah George Hannah George GRN 483 483
Patrick Clarke Patrick Clarke IND 192 192
Gary Hynds Gary Hynds CON 85 85
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinead Ennis Sinead Ennis SF 10256
Chris Hazzard Chris Hazzard * SF 8827
Jim Wells Jim Wells * DUP 7786 8088 8091.36 8091.64 10821.64
Sinead Bradley Sinead Bradley * SDLP 7323 7487 8906.12
Colin McGrath Colin McGrath * SDLP 5110 5202 5512.8 6043.68 6632.42 7228.42 7613.62
Patrick Brown Patrick Brown AP 4535 4883 5101.64 5194.88 6007.82 6730.82 6874.66
Harold McKee Harold McKee * UUP 4172 4509 4522.44 4527.76
Lyle Rea Lyle Rea TUV 630 630
Hannah George Hannah George GRN 483 483
Patrick Clarke Patrick Clarke IND 192 192
Gary Hynds Gary Hynds CON 85 85

On the Ballot

Sinead Bradley

Sinead Bradley (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Sinead Bradley was elected to the Assembly to represent South Down in May 2016. She is the SDLP Spokesperson for the Economy. She has a background in teaching and community volunteering, and is the daughter of former Assembly member PJ Bradley.

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

Alliance Party

Social entrepreneur Patrick Brown is a councillor on Newry Mourne and Down District Council. He was elected in 2014 while still a student at Sheffield University. Born and raised in Downpatrick, he runs a non-profit community interest company, Enterprise Aid, which supports social enterprise initiatives.

Patrick Clarke

Patrick Clarke

Independent

Former councillor Patrick Clarke was elected to the Down District council in 2011 and the new Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in 2014. He was disqualified from local office by the NI Local Government Ombudsman last year. He is a former Alliance politician.

Sinead Ennis

Sinead Ennis

Sinn Fein

Sinead Ennis is from Derryleckagh. She is a playing member of Burren GAC and has represented Down at Senior level. She is a Councillor on the Newry, Mourne and Down Council. She sits on the local Policing & Community Safety Partnership and is an accredited mediator / restorative practitioner.

Hannah George

Hannah George

Green Party

Hannah George began working for MLA Steven Agnew as a constituency officer before joining the Green Party. She is campaigning to improve equality for the LGBT community, women and ethnic minority communities.

Chris Hazzard

Chris Hazzard (Outgoing)

Sinn Fein

Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard was co-opted to the Assembly at the age of 27 to replace Willie Clarke in 2012. He retained his seat in 2016 and joined the Northern Ireland Executive. Mr Hazzard, from Drumaness, is completing a PhD at Queen’s on Irish political dynamics in the post-war era.

Gary Hynds

Gary Hynds

Conservatives

Working in the key accounts department of a leading manufacturer, Gary Hynds has involved himself in a number of campaigns in his spare time. He is campaigning to end school segregation and supports small and medium businesses in South Down to attract investment and jobs.

Colin McGrath

Colin McGrath (Outgoing)

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Colin McGrath was elected to the Assembly to represent South Down in May 2016. He is the SDLP Education Spokesperson. He was first elected to Down District Council in 2005 and was its youngest ever chair. He was born and raised in Downpatrick, where he now lives. He has a degree in community youth work from Ulster University.

Harold McKee

Harold McKee (Outgoing)

Ulster Unionist Party

Harold McKee from Kilkeel was elected to the Assembly in May 2016 and sat on the Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. The former councillor stood unsuccessfully for election to Westminster in 2015. A former quarry manager and farmer, he opposed the introduction of a National Park for the Mournes.

Lyle Rea

Lyle Rea

Traditional Unionist Voice

Jim Wells

Jim Wells (Outgoing)

Democratic Unionist Party

Former Health Minister Jim Wells was first elected to the Assembly in 1998. He served as chair and deputy chair of the Health Committee. He resigned as a health minister in April 2015 to care for his seriously ill wife, following controversy over his views on gay marriage. Mr Wells is a former councillor and worked for the National Trust. He was re-elected for a fifth time as South Down MLA in May 2016 and recently sat on the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission and Finance committee.


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