Sinn Fein by-election victory

Francie Molloy has won the Mid Ulster by-election to fill the seat vacated by Martin McGuinness at Westminster. He won 49% of the vote, a reduced majority.

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Unionists celebrate increased share with 'unity vote'

Unionists are celebrating winning an increased share of the vote in Mid Ulster, Nigel Lutton, who ran as a "unity" candidate between the two major unionist parties: the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).

First Minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the DUP tweeted his congratulations.

Sinn Fein retains Mid Ulster seat

Sinn Fein candidate Francis Molloy was won the seat previously held by Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness in Mid Ulster.

Mr Molloy won 49% of votes, a reduced majority.

  • Sinn Fein's Francie Molloy won 17,462 votes
  • Joint unionist candidate Nigel Lutton won 12,781 votes
  • Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA won 6,478 votes
  • Alliance Party's Eric Bullick won 487 votes

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Sinn Fein's Francie Molloy wins Mid Ulster by-election

Francie Molloy has won the Mid Ulster by-election to fill the seat vacated by Martin McGuinness at Westminster.

Stormont's deputy First Minister resigned from the Westminster role in December.

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