By-election background

While we wait for the by-election result from Dromore, where the TUV have put forward a candidate to challenge the DUP, the BBC’s Mark Devenport has picked out the last local election figures from 2005 via Nic Whyte’s invaluable Ark.

Thanks to Nic Whyte’s site, here is the last Dromore result from 2005.

First Count:
Tyrone Howe, (UUP) 1304
Norah Beare, (DUP) 1292
Paul Rankin, (DUP) 870
David Herron, (DUP) 838
Cassie McDermott, (SDLP) 712
William Martin, (UUP) 580
Francis Branniff, (SF) 429

Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,000 (49.8%), 3 seats
UUP: 1,184 1,884 (31.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 712 (11.8%), 1 seat
SF: 429 (7.1%)

Electorate: 9,542; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,119; spoilt votes: 94 (1.5%);
valid votes: 6,025 (98.5%); quota: 1,005

And from earlier in the campaign, the candidates this time