North returns more nationalist than unionist MPs for first time

DUP remains the biggest party in North but holds fewer seats than Sinn Féin and SDLP

Sinn Féin candidate for West Tyrone Orfhlaith Begley  with party colleague Pearse Doherty  after winning the West Tyrone constituency. Photograph:  PA

Sinn Féin candidate for West Tyrone Orfhlaith Begley with party colleague Pearse Doherty after winning the West Tyrone constituency. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland has returned more nationalists than unionists for the first time after Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) deputy leader Nigel Dodds lost his seat at Westminster in the UK general election.

With Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson having secured a resounding victory, it has been a bad night for the DUP, which lost two seats plus its crucial influencing role supporting the Tory government.

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