Thursday, 2 Jul 2020

Belfast North election results 2019: DUP’s Nigel Dodds loses his seat to Sinn Fein

The Westminster leader of the DUP is a long serving Member of Parliament who has been the deputy leader of the DUP since June 2008. John Bercow on Sky News described the result as the “biggest scalp of the night”. Mr Dodds has been seen as a huge figure in Brexit negotiations.

Nuala McAllister of the Alliance Party came third.

Sinn Fein overturned a huge 2,081 vote majority for Belfast North, beating the DUP’s 1,943 votes.

Voter turnout was up by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election in 2017.

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