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Elections to the United Kingdom Parliament held in Northern Ireland
General Election of Thursday 12 December 2019

It was no surprise when, on Tuesday 6 April 2010, Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked the Queen to dissolve Parliament to pave the way for a General Election on Thursday 6 May 2010. Parliament will be prorogued on Monday 12 April ahead of the formal dissolution on Monday 11 April. The notice of the election was published on 14 April and nominations closed on 19 April.

There have been boundary changes affecting about 5% of the electorate in Northern Ireland. A total of 18 constituencies has been retained, with the same names as previously. Twelve of these have been affected by boundary changes. Details of the new boundaries can be found on the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website. Maps of the new constituencies can be found on the Boundary Commission site.

Changes since 2005
There have been no by elections in Northern Ireland since 2005. Lady Sylvia Hermon (Down North) resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party on 25 March 2010, announcing she would contest the general election as an independent.

Summary of 2010 results
There were two changes of party representation compared with 2005, with the Alliance gaining Belfast East from DUP and an independent unionist gaining Down North from the Conservative and Unionists.

There were four new MPs elected: Ian Paisley Jnr in Antrim North, Naomi Long in Belfast East, Margaret Ritchies in Down South, and Jim Shannon in Strangford. The only defeated outgoing MP was Peter Robinson in Belfast East.

There was a net loss of one seat for unionist parties when the DUP's Peter Robinson lost to Naomi Long of the Alliance in Belfast East.

Democratic Unionist 8 (-1), Sinn Féin 5 (-), Social Democratic & Labour 3 (-),
Alliance 1 (+1), Independent Unionist 1 (+1), Conservatives and Unionist 0 (-1)

If Northern Ireland MPs are involved in supporting a minority Government or entering coalition, Labour could probably count on 3 SDLP MPs and Sylvia Hermon. The Conservatives could probably solicit support from 8 DUP MPs. The single Alliance MP is likely to remain unaligned. As Sinn Fein do not sit in the House of Commons, their 5 seats help to lower the threshold for which an overal majority is required from 325 to 323 seats.

The official results from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.

Constituency Party
MP at

Antrim East
2017 | 2019
Sammy Wilson
Antrim North
2017 | 2019
Ian Paisley Jnr
Antrim South
2017 | 2019
Paul Girvan
Belfast East
2017 | 2019
Gavin Robinson
Belfast North
2017 | 2019
Nigel Dodds
Belfast South
2017 | 2019
Emma Little Pengelly
Belfast West
2017 | 2019
Paul Maskey*
Down North
2017 | 2019
Sylvia Hermon§
Down South
2017 | 2019
Chris Hazzard*
Fermanagh and Tyrone South
2017 | 2019
Michelle Gildernew*
2017 | 2019
Elisha McCallion*
Lagan Valley
2017 | 2019
Jeffrey Donaldson
Londonderry East
2017 | 2019
Gregory Campbell
Newry and Armagh
2017 | 2019
Mickey Brady*
2017 | 2019
Jim Shannon
Tyrone West
2017 | 2019
Orfhlaith Begley
Ulster Mid
2017 | 2019
Francie Molloy*
Upper Bann
2017 | 2019
David Simpson§

*Candidates elected for Sinn Féin do not take their seats in the House of Commons

§MP who retired at 2019 election

MP elected since 2017 election

By Elections

There have been no by elections since the 2015 general election.

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