SDLP still in trouble – five areas going under

While the SDLP easily retained its three seat other areas indicated that ship may not be out of troubled waters just yet as five candidates recorded the party’s worst results in decades (looks more like ever):

FST – 7.6% worst result ever for SDLP

West Tyrone – 14% (excluding Deeny’s candidacy in 2005) worst result ever

Mid Ulster – 17.4% equal worst result ever with 2005 General election

South Antrim – 8.7% worst result ever

Upper Bann – 12.7% worst result ever

(I may have missed a figure in the 70/80s that means some are only the worst results in decades)