Gildernew wins through. Arlene a strong second

A pregnant Michelle Gildernew is now climbing the steps to make her acceptance speech. The figures SF, 18,638 DUP 14,056 UUP 8,869 SDLP 7,230. The overall proportions in FST are 53% Nationalists to 48% Unionist. Radio Ulster: “a single Unionist would have walked it”. Watch this in four years or so’s time!

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