ElectionGudie

May 5, 2016 Held

703,744
Voted
Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom)

Northern Ireland

Election for Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann (Northern Ireland Assembly)

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:703,744
Valid Votes:703,744
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Unionist Party 38 - 202,567

29.20%

Sinn Féin 28 - 166,785

24.00%

Ulster Unionist Party 16 - 87,302

12.60%

Social Democratic Labour Party 12 - 83,364

12.00%

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 8 - 48,447

7.00%

Traditional Unionist Voice 1 - 23,776

3.40%

Independents 1 - 22,650

3.30%

Green Party 2 - 18,718

2.70%

Anti-Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit 2 - 13,761

2.00%

United Kingdom Independence Party - - 10,109

1.50%

Others - - 6,745

1.00%

Progressive Unionist Party - - 5,955

0.90%

Conservative Party - - 2,554

0.40%

Northern Ireland Labour Representation Committee - - 1,577

0.20%

More Info:

Northern Ireland: Parliamentary Election, 5 May 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 108 seats in the Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann (Northern Ireland Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
  • Head of Government: First Minister Arlene FOSTER (since 11 January 2016)[1]
  • Assembly: Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) has a unicameral Assembly with 108 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly were last held on 5 May 2011. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) took the most seats with 38, followed by Sinn Fein with 29. In total, representatives from 7 parties and 1 independent candidate entered parliament.

Main parties in the election:

  • Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
    • Leader: Arlene FOSTER
    • Seats won in last election: 38
  • Sinn Féin
    • Leader: Gerry ADAMS
    • Seats won in last election: 29
  • Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
    • Leader: Mike NESBITT
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Social Democratic and Labour Party/Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre
    • Leader: Colum EASTWOOD
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Alliance Party of Northern Ireland/Páirtí Comhghuaillíochta Thuaisceart Éireann
    • Leader: David FORD
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Traditional Unionist Voice
    • Leader: Jim ALLISTER
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Green Party
    • Leader: Steven AGNEW
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Progressive Unionist Party
    • Leader: Billy HUTCHINSON
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • NI21
    • Leader: Basil MCCREA
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 1,840,500 (June 2014 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 1,213,136 (2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 937,800 (June 2014 est.)

·         Is Northern Ireland a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (22 July 2981)

·         Has Northern Ireland ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 April 1986)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (17.59%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 14 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Northern Ireland a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Northern Ireland ratified CRPD: Yes (8 June 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 276,075[2]

 

 

[1] Officially, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government, but the position of First Minister functions as the leader of the Northern Ireland government.

[2] Calculated using WHO estimate of 15% of the population as having a disability.