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People Before Profit MLA for Belfast West Gerry Carroll. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

In 2010, the Ulster Unionist Party was in serious decline. For the first time in its history the party failed to elect an MP to Westminster. It elect(...)

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after elections to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With counting underway across Northern Ireland, perhaps now is a good time to take stock of what exactly is happening. The basics: There are 108 sea(...)

Former DUP health minister Jim  Wells, who was embroiled in a series of controversies in the last term, was re-elected in South Down.

The 2016 Stormont elections brought little change to South Down as all parties retained the same number of seats from the previous Assembly – although(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including South Down – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The future of two of Northern Ireland’s best known unionist politicians will be the focus of the Assembly election in South Down – a sprawling rural (...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Lagan Valley – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Regular issues such as jobs, health and education will feature in the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign but distilled to its essentials(...)

NI21 leader Basil McCrea: Disillusioned with politics in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

NI21 leader Basil McCrea is quitting Stormont after becoming disillusioned with politics in Northern Ireland. The Lagan Valley MLA has confirmed he (...)

Basil McCrea has vowed to fight for his political career after a Northern Ireland Assembly watchdog cleared him of a range of serious allegations, including sexual misconduct and voyeurism. Photograph: PA

Basil McCrea has vowed to fight for his political career after a Northern Ireland Assembly watchdog cleared him of a range of serious allegations, in(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport Carál Ní Chuilín said: “Rather than hiding from challenges or denying that the challenges exist, I am dealing with the challenges,” she said. “It’s called leadership.” File photograph: Steven McCaffery/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport has said her department is not dysfunctional and that she is still mystified by the resignation of nine Sport NI(...)

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