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East Londonderry

This constituency covers the boroughs of Coleraine and Limavady, therefore taking in Portrush and Portballintrae which actually happen to be in County Antrim. In general the more densely populated countryside to the...

Fermanagh & South Tyrone

One to Watch The introduction of a new SDLP face in the shape of former UTV presenter Fearghal McKinney and the pledge by DUP’s Arlene Foster and UUP’s Tom Elliott, to step...

Foyle

This, as they say, is Mark Durkan’s baby. He has signalled that his political future lies in Westminster and not at Stormont. If he wins here, the former SDLP leader will not...

Lagan Valley

Switching parties did not loosen Jeffrey Donaldson’s grip on this overwhelmingly unionist seat back in 2005. DUP support also held up well in the Assembly poll (20,098 first preferences) but the party...

Mid Ulster

Despite his Derry roots, Martin McGuinness has never seriously been challenged in this constituency by any local competitors. He runs for re-election with a majority larger than his challenger Ian McCrea’s poll;...

Newry and Armagh

After advancing to take the seat in 2005, Sinn Féin’s strong hold was confirmed two years later with a similar performance (20,879 first preferences). Davy Hyland, an anti-PSNI republican, gained 2,188 votes...

North Down

One to Watch Sylvia Hermon’s decision to run independently throws the North Down race wide open and also leaves her former party with no MP, for the first time, as this Parliament...

South Down

One to Watch The retirement of Eddie McGrady marks the end of a 22-year era for South Down constituents, leaving a more open race than usual. Either his close colleague Margaret Ritchie...

Strangford

One to Watch The DUP will for the first time since 1997 contest a Strangford general election seat without Iris Robinson as ammunition. Together with Leicestershire North West, Strangford is one of...

Upper Bann

This was the jewel in the crown of 2005’s DUP landslide, the party faithful gathering at the Banbridge count centre after the downfall of David Trimble. That said, Upper Bann has traditionally...