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Democratic Unionist Party: Jeffrey Donaldson

List of candidates

The 2005 general election

Jeffrey Donaldson, Democratic Unionist Party 23,289 54.7%
Basil McCrea, Ulster Unionist Party 9,172 21.5%
Seamus Close, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 4,316 10.1%
Paul Butler, Sinn Fein 3,197 7.5%
2,598 6.1%
Candidate Votes Share %

Democratic Unionist Party majority: 14,117

Turnout: 60.2%

The 2001 general election

Jeffrey Donaldson, Ulster Unionist Party 25,966 56.5%
Seamus Close, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 7,624 16.6%
Edwin Poots, Democratic Unionist Party 6,164 13.4%
3,462 7.5%
Paul Butler, Sinn Fein 2,725 5.9%
Candidate Votes Share %

Ulster Unionist Party majority: 18,342

Turnout: 63.2%

The 1997 general election

Jeffrey Donaldson, Ulster Unionist Party 24,560 55.4%
Seamus Close, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 7,635 17.2%
Edwin Poots, Democratic Unionist Party 6,005 13.6%
3,436 7.8%
S Sexton, Conservative 1,212 2.7%
S Ramsey, Sinn Fein 1,110 2.5%
F McCarthy, Workers' Party 203 0.5%
H Finlay, Natural Law Party 149 0.3%
Candidate Votes Share %

Ulster Unionist Party majority: 16,925

Turnout: 62.2%

The 1992 general election

James Molyneaux, Ulster Unionist Party 29,772 60.8%
Seamus Close, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 6,207 12.7%
4,626 9.4%
Timothy Coleridge, Conservative 4,423 9.0%
Pat Rice, Sinn Fein 3,346 6.8%
A Lowry, Workers' Party 582 1.2%
Candidate Votes Share %

Ulster Unionist Party majority: 23,565

Turnout: 67.4%

Winning party in previous elections

1987 OUP
1983 OUP

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