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Summary

  1. Alliance Party's Naomi Long loses East Belfast seat to DUP's Gavin Robinson
  2. Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew loses Fermanagh and South Tyrone seat to UUP’s Tom Elliott
  3. DUP's Willie McCrea loses South Antrim seat to UUP's Danny Kinahan
  4. Final results: DUP: 8 (-) Sinn Féin: 4 (-1) SDLP: 3 UUP: 2 (+2) Ind: 1 Alliance: 0 (-1)

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Goodbye

That concludes the BBC Elections Results Live from Northern Ireland. BBC Evening Extra will be running an election special at 17:00 this evening. Normal service on BBC News NI Live will resume at 07:00 on Monday.

View of the Houses of Parliament from the Thames
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Until then you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, sport, travel and weather on the

BBC News NI website. Have a good weekend!

Devolution delivery

David Cameron says his party will "govern as a party of one nation". The Prime Minister said that devolution promised to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be delivered.

David Cameron at downing Street
BBC

McNarry 'sad' about Farage resignation

UKIP leader in Northern Ireland David McNarry tells Talkback that he's "personally sad" that

Nigel Farage has resigned as the leader of UKIP, but that the party is still going from strength to strength.

David McNarry
BBC

UKIP only returned one MP, Douglas Carswell, in Clacton. Mr McNarry said it "wasn't a disaster" for the party.

PM 'can't take UUP vote for granted'

BBC Talkback

Newly-elected Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Tom Elliott tells William that the Prime Minister David Cameron "won't be able to take my vote for granted" if a time comes when he needs support from smaller unionist parties.

Tom Elliott
BBC

Mr Elliott said he'd be open to having discussions with Mr Cameron, and would negotiate "each issue as it comes".

Villiers coy on future deals

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers said that she will not speculate on talks about any possible deals with Northern Ireland political parties in future.

Theresa Villiers
BBC

Ms Villiers said: "We'll be governing as a Conservative majority government. We've always as a party worked with the Northern Ireland political parties on matters of common interest."

Level pegging

BBC News NI business correspondent Julian O'Neill

tweets: Who would've thought the Lib Dems rout will leave them with the same number of MPs as the DUP?

Lib Dems rout
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Lunchtime special

BBC One Northern Ireland

tweets that an extended edition of
BBC Newsline will be on at a later time today of 14:05 with all the latest political reaction to yesterday's general election.

TV
Twitter

UUP only NI party to make gains

The Ulster Unionists were

the only party in Northern Ireland to make gains in yesterday's general election.

Tom Elliott said a unionist winning the seat of Fermanagh and South Tyrone represented a great victory for unionism
BBC

Danny Kinahan took South Antrim from the DUP while Tom Elliott ousted Sinn Féin's Michelle Gildernew in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

Alliance leader in studio

BBC Talkback

Alliance Party leader David Ford is in the Talkback studio and says "the odds were always against Naomi Long" in her battle to keep the party's only Westminster seat.

David Ford
BBC

David Ford said it was "rather sad" that the DUP's Gavin Robinson did not pay tribute to Ms Long in his speech after he defeated her last night and claimed Mr Robinson's speech was the "nastiest" of all acceptance speeches across the UK.

DUP's Gavin Robinson reflects on speech

BBC Talkback

Newly elected MP for East Belfast Gavin Robinson tells William that he should have reflected on the work done by outgoing MP Naomi Long in his speech last night.

Gavin Robinson
BBC

He said the campaign has been "not only long but very difficult", and that "there should have been scope for me to recognise her contribution".

Union warns of post-election suffering

Peter Bunting, Assistant General Secretary of the union ICTU has warned that the election results mean that the people of Northern Ireland will suffer more if the Conservative Party manifesto is implemented.

Peter Bunting
BBC

Mr Bunting said: "All MPs elected from Northern Ireland should start immediate negotiations with all of the other non-Tory parties elected to Westminster, especially those new MPs from the other devolved parts of the UK."

Election special

BBC Talkback

Missing your local election coverage? Never fear,

Talkback is on Radio Ulster now with a special extended programme to bring you the latest local and national political developments.

Vine
Vine

William will be speaking to several of the parties as well as gauging reaction from political commentators.

Deal or no deal?

BBC Talkback presenter William Crawley

tweets that Conservative leader David Cameron has confirmed he will meet the Queen at 12:30. Any talk of coalitions and deals appears off the agenda.

Twitter
Twitter

Perfect storm

Outgoing MP Naomi Long says she was the victim of a "perfect storm" that resulted in

the DUP taking the East Belfast seat from her last night.

Naomi Long
BBC

She said while she was heartened by the goodwill shown to her by the public during her campaign, the DUP's "whipping up of tensions around the Union flag" was always going make retaining her seat an "uphill struggle".

Elliott takes seat

The dust has settled in Fermanagh South Tyrone and the UUP's Tom Elliott has emerged victorious. In the heat of the battle, though, BBC News NI reporter Louise Cullen

captured Tom Elliott taking a moment to collect his thoughts before the results were announced.

Tom Elliott
BBC

Number of NI women MPs halved

While more women have been voted in to parliament at this election than ever before, with female MPs holding almost a third of all seats, here in Northern Ireland the number of women MPs has been halved from four to two.

Margaret Ritchie
BBC

Lady Sylvia Hermon and Margaret Ritchie are the only two women among our 18 elected representatives, after Naomi Long and Michelle Gildernew lost their seats.

Sinn Féin loss has knock-on effect

BBC NI's Conor Spackman

tweets that because Sinn Féin lost a seat, the magical figure for a Conservative majority, excluding the speaker, is now 324, not 323.

Sinn Féin lost seat
Twitter

Votes for dead candidate

Belfast-born Ronnie Carroll, who represented Britain at the Eurovision song contest twice in the 1960s, collected 113 votes in Hampstead and Kilburn in the General Election - despite having died before any votes were cast.

Mr Carroll died at the age of 80 on 13 April but his name was kept on the ballot paper. He collected 36 more votes than Robin Ellison of the U(niversal) Party.

Working for the union at Westminster

DUP leader Peter Robinson says that he believes that the UUP and DUP can "work in the interests of the union at Westminster, because the union is going to be under pressure from Scottish nationalists."

Peter Robinson
AP

Mr Robinson added: "As a unionist I obviously want to see the interests of the United Kingdom moving forward, and of course as someone from Northern Ireland I want to see it happening in the best interests of the people of Northern Ireland."

NI's post-election considerations

Economics and business editor John Campbell

tweets that Northern Ireland needs to consider both its economic relationship with the EU and the long term future of the Barnett formula in the wake of the election results.

John Campbell
Twitter

No recount required

The UUP's Tom Elliott won the Fermanagh South Tyrone seat, defeating sitting MP Michelle Gildernew with

530 votes to spare.

Fermanagh South Tyrone result
BBC

Ms Gildernew's victory in 2010 was a much tighter contest when the Sinn Féin representative won by just four votes.

Unionists unhappy with Doherty's speech:

News Letter

The News Letter

reports that Sinn Féin's Pat Doherty caused some controversy during his acceptance speech after retaining his West Tyrone seat.

Pat Doherty
BBC

Mr Doherty's claim that West Tyrone was "still a republican seat" provoked a strong reaction from the DUP and UUP contingents.

Election impact on Stormont's budget:

John Campbell

BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor

Economics and business editor John Campbell has

tweeted his initial thoughts on what the election result means for Stormont's budget.

Stormont Castle
BBC

You can read the full article on

the difficult decisions facing the NI Executive here.

Paisley power in North Antrim:

BBC NI Archive

Ian Paisley Jr comfortably retained his North Antrim seat with 18,107 votes. The Paisley name has been synonymous with that seat for 45 years.

Ian Paisley at 1970 election announcement
BBC

Here's a clip from 1970 of the late Ian Paisley's reaction to his first election to the Commons, for the Protestant Unionist Party.

NI Election results at a glance

Want to know the results of the election in Northern Ireland at a glance? Say no more.

You can find them here.

Ballot box
BBC

There were a total of 138 candidates in Northern Ireland and 1.2m people were eligible to vote.

Hermon holds on to North Down:

Lady Sylvia Hermon retained her seat in North Down as expected, but the Independent candidate's

share of the vote dropped by 14.1%.

Lady Sylvia Hermon
BBC

Durkan on McDonnell

The SDLP's Mark Durkan said his party leader Alasdair McDonnell had "once again defied gravity almost in South Belfast."

Mark Durkan
Pacemaker

On criticism of Mr McDonnell's voting record in the Commons, he said: "Nobody could really argue that Alasdair's voting record in comparison to mine isn't related to the fact that he has a dual mandate and particularly the dual mandate and the role of party leader."

Gildernew calls pact an 'unholy alliance'

BBC News NI reporter Clodagh Rice

tweets:

Gildernew
Twitter

'Mood change' responsible for Kinahan victory

Ulster Unionist Danny Kinahan put his victory down to "hard work and the people of South Antrim putting their faith in me".

Danny Kinahan acceptance speech
BBC

Mr Kinahan said: "I think there was a mood here in South Antrim to have someone different and a different approach to how politics is done."

History repeating in South Belfast:

BBC NI Archive

The SDLP's Alasdair McDonnell took South Belfast with 9,560 votes.

Alasdair McDonnell
BBC

It was a case of history repeating itself, as

this archive clip from 2005 shows him winning the South Belfast Westminster seat. Ten years ago a split in the unionist vote allowed him through.

Where there's a Will there's a way

BBC News NI's Kerry Thompson

tweets a picture of busy reporter Will Leitch who will have all of the election results at 08:27 for BBC Newsline.

Will working hard
BBC

Unionist pact 'successful'

Stormont Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has hailed the impact of the unionist pact in four constituencies across Northern Ireland.

Simon Hamilton
BBC

Mr Hamilton said: "The pact has been successful in that it has increased unionist representation in the House of Commons by two seats."

NI Election night recap

For those of you just waking up, here's a short video that tells the story of

Northern Ireland's Election Night.

Clock
BBC

Sinn Féin has lost Fermanagh and South Tyrone to the Ulster Unionists, the DUP's Gavin Robinson has ousted Naomi Long from East Belfast and Danny Kinahan of the UUP has taken South Antrim from the DUP.

Kinahan's pop connections

The UUP's Danny Kinahan has taken South Antrim, a seat that had been held by the DUP's Willie McCrea since 2005.

Kinahan and deBurgh
BBC

An interesting fact about South Antrim's newly elected MP? His cousin is none other than Chris de Burgh. Kinahan will be making regular trips across the water to Westminster now - let's hope he remembers to pay the ferryman.

Agnew happy with increase in vote

Despite not winning any seats, Green Party leader Stephen Agnew says that he is happy with the increase in his party's vote.

Steven Agnew
Pacemaker

Mr Agnew said: "Deputy leader Clare Bailey took a 5.7% share of the vote, up 2.7% since 2010. This bodes well for next year's Assembly elections and we have confidence that South Belfast will see a Green MLA."

Northern Irishman loses Scottish seat

Political correspondent Stephen Walker

tweets that Northern Ireland born Lib Dem Michael Moore has lost his seat to the SNP in Berwickshire.

Stephen Walker
Twitter

Nesbitt: Positive message for unionism

Mike Nesbitt says that Tom Elliott's win for the the UUP in Fermanagh South Tyrone was a victory for unionism.

Mike Nesbitt
Pacemaker

Mr Nesbitt said: "After the local government election last year I took my blank page for this campaign and what I wanted at number one was to win back for unionism off Sinn Féin the most westerly constituency in the United Kingdom, because that sends out a massive positive message to unionism."

The lie of the land

It's now officially the morning after the night before so here's

a re-cap on the major results in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin has lost Fermanagh and South Tyrone to the Ulster Unionists, the Democratic Unionist Party regained the East Belfast seat lost five years ago.

Tom Elliott was cheered by supporters as the result was declared
BBC

The Ulster Unionists now have two MPs, after taking South Antrim from the DUP. Elsewhere, it's as you were.

Plenty more to come

Ciaran McCauley

BBC News NI

That's it for the overnight BBC News NI Live team - we're off home for some sleep, but that ain't the end of our coverage.

Our live page continues on until 14:00 and will have all the latest reaction and analysis from an eventful night of political intrigue. Thanks for joining us.

Archive: Beat the bookie?

It's not just politicians looking on anxiously tonight - bookies have a lot riding on the results too.

Bookies election
BBC

In this

footage from 1974, reporter David Capper canvasses the opinion of punters and speaks to bookmaker Sean Graham, who says elections are unpredictable thanks to the "fickle" public.