Lagan Valley…

Centre of Lisburn box still to be emptied, but the figures are stacking up well for Sinn Fein the fight for the nationalist vote their. About 4,000 for them so far, with Farrell on about 2,000, just behind Lunn. They picked up 3242 first preferences in 2003. Butler may still need a significant amount of 2s from SDLP to take the seat in the second count.

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