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Encyclopedia > Belfast South (UK Parliament constituency)
Belfast south
Borough constituency
Belfast south shown within Northern Ireland
Creation 1922
MP Alasdair McDonnell
Party Social Democratic and Labour
Type House of Commons
Districts Belfast, Castlereagh
EP constituency Northern Ireland

Belfast South is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. A borough constituency (in Scotland, a burgh constituency) is a type of parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Alasdair McDonnell (born September 1, 1949) is a politician in Northern Ireland, deputy leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party and both Member of Parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Belfast. ... Political parties in the United Kingdom lists political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... The United Kingdom has now four bodies with members elected by constituencies: The House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom The Scottish Parliament The Welsh Assembly The Northern Ireland Assembly The House of Commons has over 600 constituencies representing the whole of the United Kingdom. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Northern Ireland is divided into 26 Local Council areas. ... Belfast City Council is the largest Local Council serving the largest city in Northern Ireland which has a population of 277,391. ... For the statesman commonly called Castlereagh, see Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh Castlereagh Borough Council is a Local Council in Northern Ireland. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... Northern Ireland is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... The House of Commons is a component of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also includes the Sovereign and the House of Lords. ... The logo of the Northern Ireland Assembly is a six flowered linen or flax plant, chosen for the plants historical economic importance to the region. ...

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Boundaries

The seat was created in 1922 when, as part of the establishment of the devolved Stormont Parliament for Northern Ireland, the number of MPs in the Westminster Parliament was drastically cut. The seat is centred on the south section of Belfast and also contains part of the district of Castlereagh. 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Parliament of Northern Ireland was the home rule legislature created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which existed from June 7, 1921 to March 30, 1972, when it was suspended. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom. ... For the statesman commonly called Castlereagh, see Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh Castlereagh Borough Council is a Local Council in Northern Ireland. ...


Proposed boundary changes

At the time of writing the Boundary Commission has proposed alterations for the boundaries of constituencies in Northern Ireland. Belfast South currently has one of the smallest electorates of any constituency in Northern Ireland. Some have suggested abolishing the seat and cutting Belfast down to three constituencies, but others have argued that the geography and natural ties in Belfast make this unweildy. The Boundary Commission proposals eschew this suggestion and instead propose to expand Belfast South further into Castlereagh, taking in areas currently contained in both Strangford and Belfast East. In the United Kingdom, the four Boundary Commissions are responsible for determining the boundaries of House of Commons constituencies. ... For the statesman commonly called Castlereagh, see Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh Castlereagh Borough Council is a Local Council in Northern Ireland. ... Strangford is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Belfast East is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ...


The four wards which the Boundary Commission have proposed to add to the constituency from Castlereagh have almost exactly the same composition in terms of community background as the existing constituency.


History

Belfast South, centred on the River Lagan contains some of Belfast's most exclusive residential districts as well as the Queen's University of Belfast, and the overall tenor of the constituency is middle-class - young, trendy and cosmopolitan towards the city centre, with Northern Ireland's biggest concentrations of both students and ethnic minorities, and settled and prosperous further out. Despite this, significant pockets of inner-city deprivation and a number of isolated suburban estates are in the constituency. The River Lagan is a major river in Northern Ireland which runs 40 miles (60 km) from the Slieve Croob mountain in County Down to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. ... The Queens University of Belfast Queens University, Belfast (QUB) - or officially The Queens University of Belfast - is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... History Belfast City Centre was originally centred around the Donegall Street area. ...


There has been particularly rapid demographic change in Belfast South over the past 20 years, change which seems to be continuing rapidly.


Belfast South has a unionist majority though the nationalist vote is considerable. There have also been strong votes for other parties such as the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, the Conservatives and the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition. The seat has also seen a steady series of candidates backed by groups who aspire to support the British Labour Party despite its prior ban on membership and organisation in Northern Ireland, though their results have been minimal. Since its inception the main focus of attention has been on contests between unionist candidates. In the Irish context, Unionists form a group of exclusively Protestant people in Ireland, of all social classes, who wish to see the continuation of the 1801 Act of Union, as amended by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, under which the Northern Ireland provincial state created in that latter... An Irish nationalist is generally one who seeks (greater) independence of Ireland from Great Britain, including since 1921 the goal of a United Ireland. ... The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Northern Ireland Womens Coalition is a non-sectarian political party in Northern Ireland. ... Labour - Federation of Labour Groups is the formally registered name of a collection of political organisations in Northern Ireland who aspire to become part of the Labour Party of Great Britain. ...


In the February 1974 general election the seat was won by Robert Bradford of the Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party on a united anti-Sunningdale Agreement slate with the Ulster Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist Party. He defeated Rafton Pounder, the sitting Unionist MP who defended his seat as a Pro-Assembly Unionist. Bradford held the seat for the next seven years, though in (1977) he and the rump of Vanguard reunited with the Ulster Unionists. At the end of 1981 Bradford was assassinated by the IRA in Queens University, Belfast. The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974. ... The Reverend Robert Bradford (1941-1981) was an Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for the South Belfast constituency in Northern Ireland. ... The Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party, also known as the Vanguard Ulster Progressive Party (and several variations of word order), was a unionist political party which existed in Northern Ireland between 1973 and 1978. ... The Sunningdale Agreement on December 9, 1973, was an attempt to end the Northern Ireland troubles by forcing unionists to share power with nationalists. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article primarily deals with the Irish Republican Army up to 1922. ...


The subsequent by-election garnered much interest as it was expected that the Democratic Unionist Party would take the seat, building on their steady rise which had seen them gain both Belfast North and Belfast East at the previous general election. However in the event the DUP came third, behind the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland and the UUP's candidate, Martin Smyth won the seat, holding it until 2005. The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... Belfast East is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... The UK general election, 1979 was held on May 3, 1979 and is regarded as a pivotal point in 20th century British politics. ... The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... Reverend William Martin Smyth (born June 15, 1931) is a Northern Ireland unionist politician, and was Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament for South Belfast 1982-2005. ...


In the 2001 general election less than 50% of voters voted for unionist parties for the first time in its history, but this has been attributed to a collapse in the vote for the small Progressive Unionist Party as well as to Smyth's fierce opposition to the Good Friday Agreement which is estimated to have sent many pro-Agreement unionist voters to vote tactically for the Social Democratic and Labour Party. The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) are a small political party from Northern Ireland. ... The Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement and, more rarely, as the Stormont Agreement) was signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998 by the British and Irish Governments and endorsed by most Northern Ireland political parties. ... The Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement and, more rarely, as the Stormont Agreement) was signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998 by the British and Irish Governments and endorsed by most Northern Ireland political parties. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ...


In January 2005 Smyth announced that he would be retiring at the forthcoming general election, raising speculation both as to whom the Ulster Unionists would field in succession to him and what effect a different candidate will have upon their share of the vote. The UUP selected Assembly member Michael McGimpsey, albeit with a highly controversial and bitter selection. The aftermath saw McGimpsey repudiated by many prominent local and national Ulster Unionists, including both Smyth and former UUP leader James Molyneaux. The DUP selected Jimmy Spratt and offered an electoral pact to the UUP that would give each party a free run at one out of South Belfast and Fermanagh and South Tyrone. This offer was rejected by the UUP. January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... James Henry Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, KBE, PC (born August 27, 1920) is a Northern Irish Unionist politician and was leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1979 to 1995. ... Fermanagh & South Tyrone is a Parliamentary Constituency in the British House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ...


In the event, the DUP and UUP both fielded candidates which split the vote, while the nationalist vote mainly went for the SDLP over Sinn Féin, with the result that the SDLP took the seat despite a majority of votes cast for unionist candidates. The name Sinn Féin (pronounced in English, in Irish), which means ourselves or we ourselves (not as sometimes incorrectly translated, ourselves alone or we alone) has been applied to a series of political movements since 1905 in Ireland, each of which claim or claimed sole descent from the original...


Westminster elections

Members of Parliament

The Member of Parliament since the 2005 general election is Alasdair McDonnell of the Social Democratic and Labour Party. He succeded the Rev Martin Smyth of the Ulster Unionist Party, who had sat for the seat from a by-election in 1982 until retiring at the 2005 election. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... Alasdair McDonnell (born September 1, 1949) is a politician in Northern Ireland, deputy leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party and both Member of Parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Belfast. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... Reverend William Martin Smyth (born June 15, 1931) is a Northern Ireland unionist politician, and was Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament for South Belfast 1982-2005. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

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Election results

General Election 2005: Belfast South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 10,339 32.3% +1.7%
DUP Jimmy Spratt 9,104 28.4% N/A
UUP Michael McGimpsey 7,263 22.7% -22.1%
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 2,882 9.0% +1.4%
Alliance (NI) Geraldine Rice 2,012 6.3% +0.9%
Rainbow Dream Ticket Lynda Gilby 235 0.7% +0.4%
Workers Party Paddy Lynn 193 0.6% +0.1%
Majority 1,235 3.9%
Turnout 32,028 60.8% -3.1%
SDLP gain from UUP Swing
General Election 2001: Belfast South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UUP Martin Smyth 17,008 44.8 +8.8
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 11,609 30.6 +6.3
NI Women's Coalition Monica McWilliams 2,968 7.8 0.0
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 2,894 7.6 +2.5
Alliance (NI) Geraldine Rice 2,042 5.4 -7.6
Progressive Unionist Dawn Purvis 1,112 2.9 -11.5
Workers Party Paddy Lynn 204 0.5 -0.2
Vote For Yourself Rainbow George Weiss 115 0.3 N/A
Majority 5,399 14.2
Turnout 37,952 63.9 +1.6
UUP hold Swing

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Assemblies and Forum elections

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2003 election are: This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were: The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... Alex Maskey (born January 8, 1951) is a Northern Irish politician who was the first member of Sinn Féin to serve as Belfasts Lord Mayor. ... Sinn Féin (in the Irish language ourselves or we ourselves; not as sometimes incorrectly translated, ourselves alone) is an Irish political party. ... Alasdair McDonnell (born September 1, 1949) is a politician in Northern Ireland, deputy leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party and both Member of Parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Belfast. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... For Wikipedias article on Mark Allan Robinson, the Canadian political activist, click here: Mark allan robinson Mark Robinson is the DUP Assembly Member for the parliamentary constituency of Belfast South. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... The first elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly were held on June 25, 1998. ...

In the 1996 election to the Northern Ireland Peace Forum, 5 Forum members were elected from North Belfast. They were as follows: The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... Alasdair McDonnell (born September 1, 1949) is a politician in Northern Ireland, deputy leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party and both Member of Parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Belfast. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Northern Ireland Womens Coalition is a non-sectarian political party in Northern Ireland. ... For Wikipedias article on Mark Allan Robinson, the Canadian political activist, click here: Mark allan robinson Mark Robinson is the DUP Assembly Member for the parliamentary constituency of Belfast South. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

In 1982 elections were held for an Assembly for Northern Ireland to hold the Secretary of State to account, in the hope that this would be the first step towards restoring devolution. South Belfast elected 5 members as follows: James Clarke was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... Alasdair McDonnell (born September 1, 1949) is a politician in Northern Ireland, deputy leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party and both Member of Parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Belfast. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is the British cabinet minister who has responsibility for the government of Northern Ireland. ...

Changes 1982-1986 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... Reverend William Martin Smyth (born June 15, 1931) is a Northern Ireland unionist politician, and was Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament for South Belfast 1982-2005. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1975 elections were held to a Constitutional Convention which sought (unsuccessfully) to generate a consensus on the future of the province. The six members elected from South Belfast were: The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... This article primarily deals with the Irish Republican Army up to 1922. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...

In 1973 elections were held to the Assembly set up under the Sunningdale Agreement. The six members elected from North Belfast were: The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... Reverend William Martin Smyth (born June 15, 1931) is a Northern Ireland unionist politician, and was Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament for South Belfast 1982-2005. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Right Honourable David Trimble MLA (born October 15, 1944) is a Northern Ireland politician, and former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), former First Minister of Northern Ireland. ... The Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party, also known as the Vanguard Ulster Progressive Party (and several variations of word order), was a unionist political party which existed in Northern Ireland between 1973 and 1978. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Sunningdale Agreement on December 9, 1973, was an attempt to end the Northern Ireland troubles by forcing unionists to share power with nationalists. ...

The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... William Basil McIvor (1928-November 5, 2004) was an Ulster Unionist politician and pioneer of integrated education. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ...

See also

Constituencies in Northern Ireland
DUP

Belfast East | Belfast North | East Antrim | East Londonderry | Lagan Valley | North Antrim | South Antrim | Strangford | Upper Bann Northern Ireland is divided into 18 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies in Belfast and 14 County constituencies elsewhere. ... Northern Ireland is divided into 18 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies in Belfast and 14 County constituencies elsewhere. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley. ... East Belfast is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Belfast North is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... East Antrim is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... East Londonderry is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Lagan Valley is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... North Antrim is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... South Antrim is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Strangford is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Upper Bann is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ...

Sinn Féin

Belfast West | Fermanagh and South Tyrone | Mid Ulster | Newry and Armagh | West Tyrone The name Sinn Féin (pronounced in English, in Irish), which means ourselves or we ourselves (not as sometimes incorrectly translated, ourselves alone or we alone) has been applied to a series of political movements since 1905 in Ireland, each of which claim or claimed sole descent from the original... Creation 1922 MP Gerry Adams Party Sinn Féin Type House of Commons Districts Belfast, Lisburn EP constituency Northern Ireland Belfast West is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Fermanagh & South Tyrone is a Parliamentary Constituency in the British House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Mid Ulster is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... Newry and Armagh is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... West Tyrone is a British Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ...

SDLP

Belfast South | Foyle | South Down The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... Foyle is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... South Down is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ...

UUP

North Down The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ... North Down is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. ...

Northern Ireland European constituency: DUP (1) | Sinn Féin (1) | UUP (1)

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East Belfast (UK Parliament constituency) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (815 words)
East Belfast is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Member of Parliament since the 1979 general election is Peter Robinson of the Democratic Unionist Party.
In the 1979 general election the constituency witnessed a very closed three way fight between Peter Robinson of the Democratic Unionist Party, William Craig for the Ulster Unionists and Oliver Napier for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland.
South Belfast (UK Parliament constituency) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (940 words)
South Belfast is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also an Assembly constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Member of Parliament since the 2005 general election is Alasdair McDonnell of the Social Democratic and Labour Party.
South Belfast has a unionist majority though the nationalist vote is considerable.
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