Fermanagh – Foster wins

In the interim all the rumours from the jungle drums while the count continues and later on the actual results. The 2005 results are below the fold for information purposes. UPDATE First count results below Foster in front. SF call recount. Recount complete SF vote increases by 1.UNCONFIRMED The DUP’s Arlene Foster has won It was the unionist co-operation message wot done it.

2008 by-election 1st count (SF call recount)
Debbie Coyle (SF) 1815 1816 (28.8% +0.3%)
Rosemary Flanaghan (SDLP) 739 (11.7% -6.5%)
Arlene Foster (DUP) 1925 (30.6% +2.4%)
Basil Johnston (UUP) 1436 (22.8% + 2.3%)
Dr Kumar Kamble (All) 231 (3.6%)
Karen McHugh (Ind) 158 (2.5%)

Combined Unionist Vote 53.4% +4.7%
Combined Nationalist Vote 43.0% -3.7% 2005 local government election Enniskillen DEA

Votes by Party:
SF: 2,486 (28.5%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,454 (28.2%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,785 (20.5%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,584 (18.2%), 2 seats
Soc Party: 406 (4.7%)

It seems a chunk of SDLP voters sat at home.