Northern Ireland Elections 2017

The Democratic Unionist Party has been narrowly returned as the largest party after last week’s elections in Northern Ireland, taking 28.1% of the vote, while Sinn Féin took 27.9%. Sinn Féin and the DUP now have three weeks to establish a government. Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is to meet party leaders this week to encourage them to form a new power sharing executive. Brokenshire stated that “starting immediately, the UK and Irish Governments will work closely with the parties to secure progress on these issues.”

The results can be viewed in full here.

 

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Published 7. March 2017 in News UK