ElectionGudie

March 7, 2007 Held

696,538
Voted
Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom)

Northern Ireland

Election for Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann (Northern Ireland Assembly)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:696,538
Valid Votes:690,313
Invalid Votes:6,225

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Unionist Party 36 - 207,721

30.09%

Sinn Fein 28 - 180,573

26.16%

Social Democratic and Labor Party 16 - 105,164

15.23%

Ulster Unionist Party 18 - 103,145

14.94%

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 7 - 36,139

5.24%

Green Party 1 - 11,985

1.74%

UK Unionist Party - - 10,452

1.51%

Progressive Unionist Party 1 - - 3,822

0.55%

Conservative and Unionist Party - - 3,457

0.50%

Workers Party - - 975

0.14%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 108 seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Anthony (Tony) BLAIR
  • Assembly: Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) has a unicameral Northern Ireland Assembly with 108 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Northern Ireland Assembly 108 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Six representatives are elected in each of the region's 18 constituencies.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
    • Leader: Ian PAISLEY
    • Seats won in this election: 36
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Party: Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
    • Leader: Reg EMPEY
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Sinn Fein (SF)
    • Leader: Gerry ADAMS
    • Seats won in this election: 28
    • Seats won in last election: 24
  • Party: Social Democratic and Labor Party (SDLP)
    • Leader: Mark DURKAN
    • Seats won in this election: 16
    • Seats won in last election: 18
  • Party: Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
    • Leader: David FORD
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: UK Unionist Party (UKUP)
    • Leader: Bob MCCARTNEY
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Progressive Unionist Party (PUP)
    • Leader: Dawn PURVIS
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Green Party (GP)
    • Leader: John BARRY
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Conservative and Unionist Party (CUP)
    • Leader: David CAMERON
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Workers Party (WP)
    • Leader: John LOWRY
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,700,000 ( 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 1,107,904 (March 2007 )