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Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
UK Results

After 650 of 650 seats

South Down

Parliamentary constituency
SF GAIN FROM SDLP SF GAIN FROM SDLP

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

SF

Sinn Fein

Chris Hazzard Votes 20,328 header_vote_share 39.9 Net percentage change in seats +11.4
Party

SDLP

Social Democratic & Labour Party

Margaret Ritchie Votes 17,882 header_vote_share 35.1 Net percentage change in seats -7.2
Party

DUP

Democratic Unionist Party

Diane Forsythe Votes 8,867 header_vote_share 17.4 Net percentage change in seats +9.3
Party

UUP

Ulster Unionist Party

Harold McKee Votes 2,002 header_vote_share 3.9 Net percentage change in seats -5.4
Party

APNI

Alliance Party

Andrew McMurray Votes 1,814 header_vote_share 3.6 Net percentage change in seats -0.2

Turnout and SF majority

SF majority

2,446

Turnout

67.2%

Vote share

Party %
Sinn Fein 39.9
Social Democratic & Labour Party 35.1
Democratic Unionist Party 17.4
Ulster Unionist Party 3.9
Alliance Party 3.6

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Sinn Fein
+11.4
Democratic Unionist Party
+9.3
Alliance Party
-0.2
Ulster Unionist Party
-5.4
Social Democratic & Labour Party
-7.2

Latest updates

South Down: Sinn Féin gain from SDLP

BBC

South Down - another SDLP stronghold falls

Margaret Ritchie loses her seat as Sinn Fein's Chris Hazzard wins South Down

'This has been a very bad night for us'

'This has been a very bad night for us' - Colum Eastwood

Three strikes and they're out...

The SDLP has lost all three of its seats at Westminster and party leader Colum Eastwood pays tribute to defeated MPs Margaret Ritchie, Mark Durkan and Alasdair McDonnell.

BBC

"These are three people who have given their lives to Ireland and their constituents," he says.

McDonnell slams 'farcical' vote

Ousted SDLP MP Alasdair McDonnell expresses sympathy for party colleagues Margaret Ritchie and Mark Durkan - both of whom have been defeated by Sinn Fein candidates.

"Neither of them are being replaced by people who are going to do anything," he says

twitter: https://twitter.com/eunanmcconville/status/873000219046289408

Mr McDonnell says its farcical for South Down to think that by electing an absentionist MP "they will gain benefit from it".

Ritchie 'holds head high'

Margaret Ritchie has lost her seat in South Down to Sinn Fein's Chris Hazzard. The former SDLP leader had been an MP for the area since 2010.

BBC

She says: "The result tonight was not one we hoped for, but I and my colleagues have helped many, many people in this constituency and in that respect I can hold my head high."

Chris Hazzard takes South Down from SDLP

Sinn Féin's Chris Hazzard takes the seat from the SDLP's Margaret Ritchie.

BBC

Margaret Ritchie arrives at count centre

Incumbent SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie has arrived at the count centre at Sprucefield where the fate of her South Down seat is being decided.

Press Eye

Indications are that Sinn Féin's Chris Hazzard has mounted a very stiff challenge...

SDLP HOLD

Results

Social Democratic & Labour Party
, with candidate Margaret Ritchie
, have the following results:
  • 18,077 total votes taken.
  • 42.3% share of the total vote
  • -6.1% change in share of the votes
Sinn Fein
, with candidate Chris Hazzard
, have the following results:
  • 12,186 total votes taken.
  • 28.5% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes
Ulster Unionist Party
, with candidate Harold McKee
, have the following results:
  • 3,964 total votes taken.
  • 9.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
Democratic Unionist Party
, with candidate Jim Wells
, have the following results:
  • 3,486 total votes taken.
  • 8.2% share of the total vote
  • -0.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Henry Reilly
, have the following results:
  • 3,044 total votes taken.
  • 7.1% share of the total vote
  • +7.1% change in share of the votes
Alliance Party
, with candidate Martyn Todd
, have the following results:
  • 1,622 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Felicity Buchan
, have the following results:
  • 318 total votes taken.
  • 0.7% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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