Who are Northern Ireland’s new MPs? Full results from Westminster general election

Counting went on through the night with final results announced this morning

SDLP Leader Colm Eastwood celebrates his election in Foyle (Niall Carson/Niall Carson/PA Wire)

All of the results in Northern Ireland have been declared in what has turned out to be a much more intriguing election than many predicted.

In the biggest shock of the night, Ian Paisley lost his seat to the TUV’s Jim Allister, ending the 54-year Paisley North Antrim dynasty.

The Alliance Party’s Sorcha Eastwood made history by topping the poll in an historically unionist seat. In the ‘Titanic Showdown’, DUP leader Gavin Robinson came out on top over Alliance Party Leader Naomi Long.

The final result announced this morning was in East Derry, where the DUP’s Gregory Campbell squeaked home against Sinn Féin’s Kathlenn McGurk.

A full list of elected candidates is below:

East Derry

Gregory Campbell, DUP
Gregory Campbell of the DUP was re-elected in East Derry at Meadowbank Sports Arena
Gregory Campbell of the DUP was re-elected in East Derry at Meadowbank Sports Arena (Niall Carson/PA)

In the final count to be completed in the north of General Election 2024, the DUP’s Gregory Campbell has scraped through by 179 votes to be re-elected as the MP for East Derry, albeit with a greatly reduced majority.

Mr Campbell, who has represented the constituency since 2001, received 11,506 votes, 4,259 down from 2029.

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The DUP grandee beat the Sinn Féin candidate, Kathleen McGurk, who received 11,327 votes.

South Down

Chris Hazzard, Sinn Féin
Sinn Fein candidate Chris Hazzard after winning the South Down constituency (Oliver McVeigh/Oliver McVeigh/PA Wire)

South Down was represented in Westminster by SDLP stalwarts Eddie McGrady and Margaret Ritchie until Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard won the seat in 2017 and successfully defended it in 2019.

Hazzard has held his seat in this year’s election, with 19,698 votes.

Newry and Armagh

Dáire Hughes, Sinn Féin
Dáire Hughes
Dáire Hughes

Sinn Féin held the Newry and Armagh seat at a canter with Dáire Hughes comfortably elected on a majority of 15,493.

It marked a remarkable turnaround in electoral fortunes for the 34-year-old party worker, who lost out in the Newry, Mourne and Down council election just 10 years ago.

In truth, Sinn Féin were never in danger of relinquishing the seat it has held since Conor Murphy wrestled it away from the SDLP in 2005.

Since then, the party has never dropped below 40% in Westminster polls in the constituency.

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Pat Cullen, Sinn Féin
Sinn Fein's Pat Cullen celebrates after winning the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency (Niall Carson/Niall Carson/PA Wire)

After a “neck and neck” race against the UUP’s Diane Armstrong, Pat Cullen has won the Fermanagh and South Tyrone seat for Sinn Féin.

She said, “I am absolutely humbled and privileged to elected as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone - what a privilege.

“I will work night and day for every single person in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.”

She also thanked party leader Michelle O’Neil and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald for their continued support.

West Tyrone

Órfhlaith Begley, Sinn Féin
Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Orfhlaith Begley with Michelle O'Neill and Mary Lou McDonald
Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Orfhlaith Begley with Michelle O'Neill and Mary Lou McDonald

Sinn Féin maintained their tight control over the West Tyrone constituency as incumbent MP Órfhlaith Begley returned to the seat with an absolutely huge majority, more than twice the majority she won in 2019.

Increasing the party’s vote share by more than 10% from just over 40% in 2019, Begley emerged comfortably victorious over her nearest challenger Tom Buchanan of the DUP, who polled 6794 votes.


Colum Eastwood, SDLP
SDLP Leader Colm Eastwood Arrives at Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt, during the count for the 2024 General Election. Picture date: Friday July 5, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story POLITICS Election Ulster. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood (Niall Carson/Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Colum Eastwood has been re-elected MP for Foyle. The SDLP leader won a majority of just over 4,000 and was elected as an MP with 15,647 of the valid poll.

However, it was a far cry from the huge swing of 18% Mr Eastwood secured in 2019.

Foyle has been traditionally a SDLP stronghold, with three party leaders, including Mr Eastwood, Mark Durkan and John Hume representing the constituency.

Speaking after his election at Magherafelt count centre, he said: “I’m very grateful, mostly to the people of Derry, who have once again said that they want their voice to be heard in Westminster.”

East Derry

North Antrim

Jim Allister, TUV
Jim Allister of the TUV is Elected in the North Antrim Constituency at Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt, during the count for the 2024 General Election. Picture date: Friday July 5, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story POLITICS Election Ulster. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire (Niall Carson/Niall Carson/PA Wire)

After winning the seat for North Antrim, Jim Allister described there being a “political earthquake” within the constituency.

He continued, “Today we mark an occasion after 54 years of DUP and Ian Paisley dynasty North Antrim has taken an alternative course.

The DUP has suffered a bruising set of election results in Northern Ireland, with the party suffering a seismic shock when Ian Paisley lost his seat in North Antrim
The DUP has suffered a bruising set of election results in Northern Ireland, with the party suffering a seismic shock when Ian Paisley lost his seat in North Antrim (Niall Carson/PA)

“The unionist people of North Antrim will not be taken for granted...because the DUP just a few weeks ago sought to hoodwink every unionist in this province,” - making reference to the “dud Donaldson deal.”

“These were brazen falsehoods and the people of North Antrim called them out...and this is the reason why I am the member of parliament for North Antrim.”

East Antrim

Sammy Wilson, DUP
The DUP's Sammy Wilson (Niall Carson/Niall Carson/PA Wire)

DUP stalwart Sammy Wilson has been re-elected MP for East Antrim, but with a decreased majority of the vote share.

He won with 11,462 votes, a slim majority of 1,306 down from the 6,706 in 2019.

Speaking at the count in Magherafelt the politician blamed the fractured unionist vote.

South Antrim

Robin Swann, UUP
The UUP's Robin Swann (Niall Carson/Niall Carson/PA Wire)

With 16,311 votes Robin Swann has been elected as South Antrim’s MP.

Upon his election, he commended his fellow candidates who he said “fought a clean and honorable campaign over the last few weeks.”

He thanked the electorate of South Antrim for placing their “faith, confidence and trust in me to be their Member of Parliament,” adding that, “it was clear they were looking change.”

Lagan Valley

Sorcha Eastwood, Alliance
Alliance candidate Sorcha Eastwood celebrates with Eoin Tenneyson MLA (right) and David Honeyford MLA for Lagan Valley (Oliver McVeigh/Oliver McVeigh/PA Wire)

Newly appointed Lagan Valley MP Sorcha Eastwood said: “I’m a Lagan Valley girl born and bred, this has been in our hearts for a very long time.”

“I am absolutely delighted that Lagan Valley has chosen to elect an Alliance MP... it’s a huge achievement not just for me personally but for our community.” She pays tribute to her husband Dale - “I love him to bits” - and her family.

Eastwood is the first women to be elected in Lagan Valley.

Receiving 18,618 votes she added: “Let this be the start of a new dawn in Lagan Valley.”

Belfast North

John Finucane, Sinn Féin
John Finucane, Sinn Fein (Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye/Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye )

Finucane has held his seat in North Belfast.

He said, “Having made history as the first Republican elected as MP for North Belfast, I made a commitment that I would work for each and every person in a constituency that I love. I’m proud to say that I’ve lived up to that. Without fear or favour, my office works for each person in North Belfast.”

“People are sick of the underfunding of our service inflicted by a cruel Conservative government that we are finally seeing the back of.”

Belfast East

Gavin Robinson, DUP
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th July 2024  

Gavin Robinson, DUP pictured at the UK general election count in the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast where counting takes place for Belfast East, Belfast West. Belfast North, Belfast South & Mid Down, North Down and Strangford.

Of the 650 MPS that will be elected, 18 will represent constituencies in Northern Ireland. 

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Gavin Robinson of the DUP (Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye/Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye )

The sun was starting to rise in Belfast when the DUP leader Gavin Robinson finally appeared at the count centre to victory cheers and hugs from his supporters.

Speaking to the media in more measured tones, he said he expected “a good result” for East Belfast, but it had been a bittersweet night for his party after losing seats in Lagan Valley and North Antrim which he blamed on divided unionism.

Anticipation for the so-called ‘Titanic showdown’ between Mr Robinson and Alliance leader Naomi Long was high, especially with the TUV and other parties fielding candidates which made the DUP victory far from certain.

In the end, Mr Robinson took 19,894 votes to Mrs Long’s 17,218.

Belfast South/Mid Down

Claire Hanna, SDLP
Claire Hanna of the SDLP (Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye/Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye )

Claire Hanna has been re-elected to represent South Belfast and Mid Down at Westminster, holding out against a challenge from Alliance’s Kate Nicholl.

She said she was “happy and relieved” to have won back her seat.

The SDLP incumbent topped the poll comfortably, receiving 21,345 votes and a majority of over 12,000.

Ms Hanna won the seat from the DUP in 2019 with 57.2% of the vote and a majority of over 15,000.

Belfast West

Paul Maskey, Sinn Féin
Sinn Fein's Paul Maskey, gives a speech after he retains his seat in the Belfast West constituency at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast (Liam McBurney/Liam McBurney/PA Wire)

Maskey, who has been an abstentionist MP since 2011 has retained his seat with an increased majority now over 15,000.

People Before Profit’s Gerry Carroll came in second, holding off the SDLP’s Paul Doherty by fewer than 700 votes, with the DUP’s Frank McCoubrey 14 votes further back.

North Down

Alex Easton, Independent
Alex Easton topped the poll (Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye/Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye )

It had been viewed as a three-horse race during the campaign and in the end was a showdown between Alex Easton and the Alliance Party’s Stephen Farry. Easton has been elected.

”It means the absolute world to me,” he said. “If unionism unites we can take seats back...and that’s something unionism needs to take away right across the board.”


Jim Shannon, DUP
The DUP's Jim Shannon has been returned for Strangford.
The DUP's Jim Shannon has been returned for Strangford.

A DUP victory in Strangford for Jim Shannon was never in doubt despite boundary changes bringing in more nationalist areas, but expected gains for the Alliance were directed towards the TUV.

Mr Shannon appeared quietly confident when he arrived at the Titanic Exhibition Centre shortly before 2am, with a three-hour wait before he made an emotional victory speech.

Finishing with 15,559 votes, the Alliance Party’s Michelle Guy maintained her party’s share with 10,428 while the UUP’s Richard Smart and TUV’s Ron McDowell finished with 3,941 and 3,143 votes respectively.

Upper Bann

Carla Lockhart, DUP
DUP's Carla Lockhart (Philip Magowan/Phil Magowan / Press Eye)

Carla Lockhart held her seat in Upper Bann.

She paid an emotional tribute to her late father who was her “biggest fan.”

She said, “He wasn’t just my dad he was my biggest fan. His presence, prayers and general chit chat were really missed on the trail.

“To everyone of the 21,642 voters who voted for me thank you, I sincerely say thank you.”

Mid Ulster

Cathal Mallaghan, Sinn Féin
Sinn Fein MP for Mid Ulster Cathal Mallaghan celebrates his election with his daughters Aoife and Saorla at Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt (Niall Carson/Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Mid Ulster has a new MP but it’s more of the same in the constituency as former local councillor and mayor Cathal Mallaghan swept to victory with a majority of just under 15,000.

Sinn Féin’s Mallaghan picked up a total of 24,085 votes and an increased vote share of 53% when the counting finished in Meadowbank in Magherafelt in the early hours of Friday.

Mallaghan paid tribute to his predecessor during his victory speech, and was joined by party leader and deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill.