December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election

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December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election
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All 90 seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly
65 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader SoSaturnistic ohprkl soccerfun101
Party SDLP Alliance UUP
Leader's seat Fermanagh & Tyrone Belfast County Down
Last election 25 seats[a] 40 seats[b] 22 seats
Seats before 25 40 22
Seats won 36 34 17
Seat change Increase 11 Decrease 6 Decrease 5
Popular vote 309,602 298,616 141,536
Percentage 38.8% 37.4% 17.7%
Swing Increase 11.1% Decrease 6.8% Decrease 6.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Leafy_Emerald Sten_De_Geer imadearedditaccount5
Party Coalition! Progressive Free Shetland
Leader's seat County Antrim Belfast Londonderry
Last election Did not stand 1 seat Did not stand
Seats before Outside parliament 1 Outside parliament
Seats won 3 0 0
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Steady
Popular vote 26,953 14,958 6,463
Percentage 3.4% 1.9% 0.8%
Swing Increase 3.4% Increase 0.4% Increase 0.8%

First Minister before election

Borednerdygamer
Alliance

Elected First Minister

SoSaturnistic
SDLP

The December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election was held on Thursday, 3 December 2020 to elect 90 members to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The incumbent government was a power-sharing Executive under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, with the Alliance Party as the largest party from the largest community, hence holding the position of First Minister; and the Social Democratic & Labour Party and the Ulster Unionist Party holding a deputy First Minister each within the Executive.

The election was contested by the Alliance Party, the Social Democratic & Labour Party, the Ulster Unionist Party, and the Progressive Party NI, each of whom held seats in Stormont prior to the election. Additionally, the election was contested by two newly formed parties, the centrist Coalition! and the novelty party Free Shetland NI Branch, a branch of the Shetland regionalist Free Shetland party.

Electoral system

90 Members of the Legislative Assembly are elected from 6 different electoral regions, each electing between 10 and 21 MLAs using a proportional regional list, where seats are allocated proportionally to the number of votes each party receives in an individual electoral region.

Results

A total of 31 candidates from six different political parties were nominated, with the statement of persons nominated listing the candidates in each seat[1]. Four parties fielded candidates in all six regions, while the Progressive Party stood in four regions and endorsed Alliance in two. Free Shetland NI stood in three regions but did not endorse elsewhere.

Northern Ireland

e • d 
Parties Votes % ± Seats ±
SDLP 309,602 38.8% Increase 11.1% 36 Increase 11
Alliance 298,616 37.4% Decrease 6.8% 34 Decrease 6
UUP 141,536 17.7% Decrease 6.1% 17 Decrease 5
Coalition! 26,953 3.4% Increase 3.4% 3 Increase 3
Progressive 14,958 1.9% Increase 0.3% 0 Decrease 1
Free Shetland 6,463 0.8% Increase 0.8% 0 Steady
Total 798,128[2] 90

By constituency

Belfast

December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Belfast[1][2]
Party Candidate Seats Votes %
Alliance ohprkl 7 58,309 41.0%
SDLP motelblinds 6 52,297 36.8%
UUP Adithyansoccer 3 21,554 15.2%
Coalition! SapphireWork 0 4,024 2.8%
Progressive Sten_De_Geer 0 3,879 2.7%
Free Shetland model-putrid 0 2,083 1.5%

County Antrim

December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election: County Antrim[1][2]
Party Candidate Seats Votes %
Alliance comped 6 60,310 40.5%
SDLP ARichTeaBiscuit 5 47,203 31.7%
UUP CheckMyBrain11 4 33,183 22.3%
Progressive Model-Eddy 0 4,179 2.8%
Coalition! Leafy_Emerald 0 4,131 2.8%

County Down

December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election: County Down[1][2]
Party Candidate Seats Votes %
Alliance HKNorman 9 83,645 43.7%
SDLP Lady_Aya 6 55,236 28.8%
UUP soccerfun101 5 43,159 22.5%
Coalition! model-ceasar 1 6,055 3.2%
Free Shetland shetgirl3456 0 3,398 1.8%

Londonderry

December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Londonderry[1][2]
Party Candidate Seats Votes %
SDLP Abrokenhero 7 56,288 39.5%
Alliance KalvinLokan 6 51,355 36.1%
UUP Ninjjadragon 3 25,344 17.8%
Coalition! Brookheimer 0 4,314 3.0%
Progressive SomeBritishDude26 0 4,071 2.9%
Free Shetland imadearedditaccount5 0 982 0.7%

Armagh

December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Armagh[1][2]
Party Candidate Seats Votes %
SDLP later_slater1407_ 6 44,898 50.2%
Alliance myeehawk 5 35,302 39.5%
Coalition! NukeMaus 1 3,728 4.2%
Progressive plebit2020 0 2,829 3.2%
UUP clearlyinvisible 0 2,705 3.0%

Fermanagh & Tyrone

December 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Fermanagh & Tyrone[1][2]
Party Candidate Seats Votes %
SDLP SoSaturnistic 6 53,680 64.2%
UUP FPSlover1 2 15,591 18.6%
Alliance PotatoHeadz35 1 9,695 11.6%
Coalition! model-mili 1 4,701 5.6%

References

  1. Includes seats won by the Irish Parliamentary Party and People Before Profit, who merged with the SDLP
  2. Includes seats won by the Labour Party in Northern Ireland and the Green Party, who merged with Alliance