Northern Ireland2017 election results



Held on 02 March, 2017, 90 MLAs were up for election to the Stormant Assembly, reduced from the 108 seats in 2016 due to boundary changes.

Dubbed a ‘brutal result for unionism’, this is the first election in Northern Ireland’s history when self described unionist parties did not secure a majority of seats available. Arlene Foster’s Democratic Unionists remain the largest party at 28 MLAs, but by only one seat owing to gains by Sinn Fein, who take 27.

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt announced his resignation following poor results for his party.

PARTYSEATSCHG.VOTESPCT.CHG.
DUP28-10225,41328.1-1.1
SF27-1224,24527.93.9
SDLP12-95,95811.90.1
UUP10-6103,31412.90.3
ALLI8-72,7179.12.1
Grn2-18,5272.3-0.4
TUV1-20,5232.6-0.9
PBP1-114,1001.8-0.2
PUP0-5,5900.7-0.2
Con0-2,3990.3-0.1
LabAlt0-2,0090.30.3
UKIP0-1,5790.2-1.3

Opinion polling in the months preceding


Polling by LucidTalk. LucidTalk run scheduled regular ‘Tracker’ polls of their established Northern Ireland online Opinion Panel – usually on a bimonthly basis (every two months). The LucidTalk Opinion Panel (now 6,926 members) consists of Northern Ireland residents (age 18+) and is balanced by gender, age-group, area of residence, and community background, in order to be demographically representative of Northern Ireland.