#AE17: Who are our new MLAs?
The final count for each party was:
Sinn Fein: 27
Turnout significantly increased from the 2016 elections, up to 64.8%.
There are now 27 female MLA's, 30% of the Assembly.
Links are to each MLAs page on the NI Assembly website which will be updated with contact details in due course.
In East Belfast each of the MLA's returned in the 2016 Assembly Election were again returned to Stormont:
In North Belfast the DUP lost one seat as a result of the reduction to five per constituency at this election:
South Belfast was the last count to declare it's final results:
In West Belfast it was the SDLP who lost a sitting MLA, with the constituency returning:
East Antrim saw the UUP pick up a seat, returning:
East Londonderry saw the return of John Dallat to the Assembly, having previously stood down in 2016:
In FST the DUP lost an MLA due to the reduction in seats:
In Foyle it was PBPA who lost the seat they had gained in 2016:
In Lagan Valley two sitting MLA's lost their seats, with the SDLP picking up a seat:
In Mid Ulster it was the UUP who lost out on a seat due to the reduction in numbers:
In Newry and Armagh it was the UUP who lost out due to the reduction in the number of seats:
The DUP lost one of three seats they previously held in the constituency:
North Down saw each of it's sitting MLAs who sought reelection in the constituency returned to Stormont:
In South Antrim, the DUP lost one of the three seats they held prior to the election:
South Down saw the UUP lose the seat they had taken in the 2016 election, returning:
In Strangford the DUP retained their three seats from 2016, although with different MLAs. Overall the constituency returned:
In Upper Bann the SDLP regained the seat they lost at the 2016 election.
In West Tyrone it was the UUP who lost out due to the reduction in seats, the constituency returned: