West Tyrone: Three SF, one SDLP, one DUP and one UUP MLA elected

Turnout dipped below 60 per cent for the first time (59.86 per cent) in the constituency

WEST TYRONE CANDIDATES: Michaela Boyle (Sinn Féin); Allan Bresland (DUP); Barry Brown (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol); Thomas Buchanan (DUP); Josephine Anne Deehan (Ind); Stephen Donnelly (Alliance Party); Corey French (Ind); Ross Hussey (UUP); Patsy Kelly (Ind); Roger Lomas (Conservatives); Declan McAleer (Sinn Féin); Laura McAnea (Animal Welfare Party); Sorcha McAnespy (Ind); Ciaran McClean (Green Party); Daniel McCrossan (SDLP); Grace McDermott (Sinn Féin); Barry McElduff (Sinn Féin); Susan-Anne White (Ind).

WEST TYRONE CANDIDATES: Michaela Boyle (Sinn Féin); Allan Bresland (DUP); Barry Brown (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol); Thomas Buchanan (DUP); Josephine Anne Deehan (Ind); Stephen Donnelly (Alliance Party); Corey French (Ind); Ross Hussey (UUP); Patsy Kelly (Ind); Roger Lomas (Conservatives); Declan McAleer (Sinn Féin); Laura McAnea (Animal Welfare Party); Sorcha McAnespy (Ind); Ciaran McClean (Green Party); Daniel McCrossan (SDLP); Grace McDermott (Sinn Féin); Barry McElduff (Sinn Féin); Susan-Anne White (Ind).

 

It’s all over in West Tyrone. Three Sinn Féin MLAs have been elected: Barry McElduff, Michaela Boyle and Declan McAleer.

After a very long day of counting on Friday, Daniel McCrossan of the SDLP and the DUP’s Tom Buchanan were elected on Saturday morning.


West Tyrone factfile

How the constituency compares

4.1%

Unemployment claimants
Level: high. Rank: 4 of 18

6.3%

Levels of poor health
Level: high. Rank: 5 of 18

Religion


Mr McCrossan won the first seat in the constituency after eight counts, with Mr Buchanan being elected after the following count.

Ross Hussey of the UUP was also elected.

The turnout has dipped below 60 per cent for the first time (59.86 per cent), down from 64 per cent in 2011.