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Election 2017: Northern Ireland - Netflix

By: Editor On: Thu 27 June 2019
In: netflix
Tags: #netflix #News #English

Coverage of the 2017 General Election in Northern Ireland.

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2017-06-08

Election 2017: Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2017 - Netflix

The 2017 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly was held on 2 March 2017. The election was held to elect members (MLAs) following the resignation of deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in protest over the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal. McGuinness' position was not filled, and thus by law his resignation triggered an election. It was the sixth election since the Assembly was re-established in 1998, and the first to implement a reduction in size to 90 MLAs (versus the previous 108). 1,254,709 people were registered to vote in the election (26,886 fewer, or a 2.1% decrease, compared to the 2016 Assembly election). 64.78% of registered voters turned out to vote in the 2017 Assembly election, up 10 percentage points from the previous Assembly election held in 2016, but 5 percentage points less than in the first election to the Assembly held in 1998. Eight parties had MLAs in the fifth assembly: the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Sinn Féin, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, the Greens, People Before Profit (PBP), and Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV). There was also one Independent Unionist MLA.

Election 2017: Northern Ireland - Share of first-preference votes - Netflix

Percentage of each constituency's first-preference votes. Four highest percentages in each constituency shaded; absolute majorities underlined. The constituencies are arranged in the geographic order described for the table above; click the icon next to “Constituency” to see them in alphabetical order. [The totals given here are the sum of all valid ballots cast in each constituency, and the percentages are based on such totals. The turnout percentages in the last column, however, are based upon all ballots cast, which also include anything from twenty to a thousand invalid ballots in each constituency. The total valid ballots' percentage of the eligible electorate can correspondingly differ by 0.1% to 2% from the turnout percentage.] Independent Unionist vote in 1998 (2.8%) included in the Independent column (not “others”). TUV = Traditional Unionist Voice.

Election 2017: Northern Ireland - References - Netflix


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