Half way through council elections…

Highlights: The DUP is heading the party race so far with Sinn Fein a close second. The Greens have two councillors elected for the first time as Greens. Paul Berry elected with a reduced majority. Ken Maginness is out of Dungannon District Council for the first time in 20 years. Billy Hutchinson is out of the Belfast City Council. And Sinn Fein’s Deborah Devenny (SF’s parliamentary candidate) missed out on taking the Pottinger ward.

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