Down South - UK Parliament Constituency

Here are the most recent election results for the Down South constituency.

Note: Smaller parties may be omitted. The candidate with the largest vote who does not belong to one of the main parties is listed as 'Minor'. Votes listed for 'Other' are calculated by taking the votes from the main parties and 'Minor' away from the total votes cast.

NameDown South
RegionNorthern Ireland
1st in 2019Sinn Fein
2nd in 2019SDLP
Swing To Lose1.80%

Note: 'Swing To Lose' is the swing needed by the 2nd placed party against the 1st placed party to win the seat.

Electoral History

ElectionParty
Election 2019 (New Boundaries)Sinn Fein
Election 2019Sinn Fein
Election 2017Sinn Fein
Election 2015SDLP
Election 2010SDLP
Election 2005 (5th Boundary Review)SDLP
Election 2005SDLP
Election 2001SDLP
Election 1997SDLP
Election 1992SDLP
Election 1987SDLP
Election 1983UUP

Election 2019 (New Boundaries)

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Sinn Fein13,86330.80%-1.63%
SDLP12,24027.20%-1.98%
DUP8,16218.13%+2.82%
Alliance NI6,21213.80%-0.10%
UUP3,4607.69%+1.04%
Minor1,0702.38%N/A
Majority1,6233.61%-
Turnout45,00762.71%-0.14%
Electorate71,772--
Swing from SDLP to Sinn Fein-0.18%-
Sinn Fein hold

Election 2019

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Sinn Fein16,13732.43%-7.51%
SDLP14,51729.17%-5.96%
DUP7,61915.31%-2.11%
Alliance NI6,91613.90%+10.33%
UUP3,3076.65%+2.71%
Minor1,2662.54%N/A
Majority1,6203.26%-
Turnout49,76262.85%-4.39%
Electorate79,175--
Swing from Sinn Fein to SDLP-0.78%-
Sinn Fein hold

Election 2017

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
Sinn Fein20,32839.94%+11.40%
SDLP17,88235.14%-7.20%
DUP8,86717.42%+9.26%
UUP2,0023.93%-5.35%
Alliance NI1,8143.56%-0.23%
Majority2,4464.81%-
Turnout50,89367.24%+10.48%
Electorate75,685--
Swing from SDLP to Sinn Fein-9.30%-
Sinn Fein gain from SDLP

Election 2015

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP18,07742.34%-6.14%
Sinn Fein12,18628.54%-0.19%
UUP3,9649.28%N/A
DUP3,4868.16%-0.39%
UKIP3,0447.13%N/A
Alliance NI1,6223.80%+2.48%
Conservative3180.74%N/A
Majority5,89113.80%-
Turnout42,69756.76%-3.40%
Electorate75,220--
Swing from SDLP to Sinn Fein-2.98%-
SDLP hold

Election 2010

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP20,64848.48%+3.74%
Sinn Fein12,23628.73%+2.96%
DUP3,6458.56%-9.74%
UCU-NF3,0937.26%N/A
TUV1,5063.54%N/A
Green9012.12%N/A
Alliance NI5601.31%N/A
Majority8,41219.75%-
Turnout42,58960.17%-5.23%
Electorate70,784--
Swing from Sinn Fein to SDLP-0.39%-
SDLP hold

Election 2005 (5th Boundary Review)

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP21,55744.75%0.00%
Sinn Fein12,41725.77%0.00%
DUP8,81518.30%0.00%
UUP4,7759.91%0.00%
Minor6131.27%N/A
Majority9,14018.97%-
Turnout48,17765.40%-0.44%
Electorate73,668--
Swing-0.00%-
SDLP hold

Election 2005

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP21,55744.75%-1.60%
Sinn Fein12,41725.77%+6.04%
DUP8,81518.30%+3.31%
UUP4,7759.91%-7.70%
Alliance NI6131.27%-0.04%
Majority9,14018.97%-
Turnout48,17765.84%-4.99%
Electorate73,175--
Swing from SDLP to Sinn Fein-3.82%-
SDLP hold

Election 2001

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP24,13646.35%-6.56%
Sinn Fein10,27819.74%+9.38%
UUP9,17317.62%-15.22%
DUP7,80214.98%N/A
Alliance NI6851.32%-2.14%
Majority13,85826.61%-
Turnout52,07470.83%-0.01%
Electorate73,519--
Swing from SDLP to Sinn Fein-7.97%-
SDLP hold

Election 1997

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP26,18152.91%+1.71%
UUP16,24832.83%-8.06%
Sinn Fein5,12710.36%+7.37%
Alliance NI1,7113.46%+0.95%
Minor2190.44%N/A
Majority9,93320.07%-
Turnout49,48670.84%-9.98%
Electorate69,855--
Swing from UUP to SDLP-4.89%-
SDLP hold

Election 1992

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP31,52351.19%+4.18%
UUP25,18140.89%-4.83%
Sinn Fein1,8432.99%-1.19%
Alliance NI1,5422.50%+0.61%
Conservative1,4882.42%N/A
Majority6,34210.30%-
Turnout61,57780.82%+1.46%
Electorate76,186--
Swing from UUP to SDLP-4.50%-
SDLP hold

Election 1987

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
SDLP26,57947.01%+7.77%
UUP25,84845.72%+5.41%
Sinn Fein2,3634.18%-3.76%
Alliance NI1,0691.89%-1.66%
Minor6751.19%N/A
Majority7311.29%-
Turnout56,53479.36%+2.66%
Electorate71,235--
Swing from UUP to SDLP-1.18%-
SDLP gain from UUP

Election 1983

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PartyVotesPercentageChange
UUP20,69340.31%N/A
SDLP20,14539.25%N/A
Sinn Fein4,0747.94%N/A
DUP3,7437.29%N/A
Alliance NI1,8233.55%N/A
Minor8511.66%N/A
Majority5481.07%-
Turnout51,32976.70%N/A
Electorate66,923--
Swing-N/A-
UUP win
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