Search

29 Sept 2022

Assembly Election: Sinn Fein and SDLP look set to return outgoing MLAs

Padraig Delargy (SF) and Mark H Durkan (SDLP) in tight battle to top poll in Foyle constituency

Assembly Election: Sinn Fein and SDLP look set to return outgoing  MLAs

The SDLP and Sinn Fein look set to return their outgoing MLAs to Stormont.

Early indications from the count centtre in Magherafelt show Sinn Fein's Padraig Delargy and the SDLP''s Mark H Durkan battling it out to top the poll.

Their running partners, Sinead McLaughlin (SDLP) and Ciara Ferguson are also expected to be re-elected.

Political commentators say it is a close call as to who will take the fifth seat with outgoing DUP MLA Gary Middleton facing a challenge from the SDLP's Brian Tierney and Ulster Unionist Ryan McCready.

The number of people who voted in yesterday's election in Foyle was 61%, down slightly on the number who voted in 2017.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.