June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election
All 90 seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly
46 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||67.08 ( 2.69 pp)|
The June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election was held on Friday, 4 June 2021 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 Sinn Féin as the largest party from the largest community, hence holding the position of First Minister; and the Labour Party of Northern Ireland and the Ulster Unionist Party holding a deputy First Minister each within the Executive.
The election was contested by the Sinn Féin, Labour Party of Northern Ireland, Ulster Unionist Party, and Ulster Workers' Party, of whom only the Ulster Workers' Party did not hold seats in the previous term. The election saw multiple changes over the previous one with different electoral regions, a merger of Coalition! NI with the Ulster Unionist Party, the rebranding of Social Democratic and Labour Party into Sinn Féin, the absence of Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, and the rebranding of PPNI to the Ulster Workers' Party.
90 members of the Legislative Assembly are elected from 6 different electoral regions, each electing 15 MLAs using a proportional regional list, where seats are allocated proportionally to the number of votes each party receives in an individual electoral region.
A total of 24 candidates from four different political parties were nominated. All four parties fielded candidates in all six regions
The result was a victory for Sinn Féin who held onto the position of First Minister, retaining 35 seats and losing only 1 MLA though that was considered a shock on the night as they had been widely predicted to gain. The result saw a strong performance from the Ulster Workers' Party who, in line with pre-election polling and predictions were able to gain 20 MLA's, going from 0 MLAs to 20 in a single election and gaining the position of deputy First Minister from the traditional party of unionism, the Ulster Unionist Party. The election was a disappointing result for both Labour Party of Northern Ireland, who went from 27 MLAs to 16 and the Ulster Unionist Party who lost the position of deputy First Minister to the Ulster Workers' Party and technically losing a seat though making gains of two from their result last year.
|Party||Votes||Vote %||Seats||Seats %|
|June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Belfast|
|June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election: County Antrim|
|June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Down Coastal|
Lagan Valley and Mournes
|June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Lagan Valley and Mournes|
|Sinn Féin||Later slater1407||7||81,942||47.62%|
Armagh, Fermanagh and Omagh
|June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Armagh, Fermanagh and Omagh|
Derry/Londonderry and Tyrone North
|June 2021 Northern Ireland Assembly election: Derry/Londonderry and Tyrone North|