South DownParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Chris Hazzard||Votes 20,328||header_vote_share 39.9||Net percentage change in seats +11.4|
Social Democratic & Labour Party
|Margaret Ritchie||Votes 17,882||header_vote_share 35.1||Net percentage change in seats -7.2|
Democratic Unionist Party
|Diane Forsythe||Votes 8,867||header_vote_share 17.4||Net percentage change in seats +9.3|
Ulster Unionist Party
|Harold McKee||Votes 2,002||header_vote_share 3.9||Net percentage change in seats -5.4|
|Andrew McMurray||Votes 1,814||header_vote_share 3.6||Net percentage change in seats -0.2|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and SF majority
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.
"These are three people who have given their lives to Ireland and their constituents," he says.
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
Mr McDonnell says its farcical for South Down to think that by electing an absentionist MP "they will gain benefit from it".
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.
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."
Sinn Féin's Chris Hazzard takes the seat from the SDLP's Margaret Ritchie.
Incumbent SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie has arrived at the count centre at Sprucefield where the fate of her South Down seat is being decided.
Indications are that Sinn Féin's Chris Hazzard has mounted a very stiff challenge...
- 18,077 total votes taken.
- 42.3% share of the total vote
- -6.1% change in share of the votes
- 12,186 total votes taken.
- 28.5% share of the total vote
- -0.2% change in share of the votes
- 3,964 total votes taken.
- 9.3% share of the total vote
- +2.0% change in share of the votes
- 3,486 total votes taken.
- 8.2% share of the total vote
- -0.4% change in share of the votes
- 3,044 total votes taken.
- 7.1% share of the total vote
- +7.1% change in share of the votes
- 1,622 total votes taken.
- 3.8% share of the total vote
- +2.5% change in share of the votes
- 318 total votes taken.
- 0.7% share of the total vote
- +0.7% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010