It’s quiet in the Kings Hall … #belw11 and #bels11 and #av state of play

Midnight in Kings Hall. The Belfast South and Belfast West Assembly counts have been suspended until 9am. The state of play in terms of surplus redistribution can be seen in more detail if you clock on the shots of the scoreboards.



Five to one. Northern Ireland’s referendum counts are still continuing …and consequently have delayed the final announcement of the UK-wide totals from Friday until Saturday! Bristol was the second last hub to finish – at 9.30pm. Four hours later, NI is about to declare. The Electoral Commission folks waiting around in the Excel Centre HQ in London will be getting impatient!

Here There will be three Yes campaign representatives and one member of the public to witness the result.

If reports are correct, NI will have more constituencies declaring a majority Yes than the whole of the rest of the UK put together.

Update – see the second post with the video of the announcement – just for completeness – when the declaration was finally made in NI at 2.10am!

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  • RyanAdams

    Could Maskey be in trouble here?

    Last time out in South Belfast, the gap between him and the second DUP candidate at the second count was 1609 (Figure taken after Spratts surplus allocated to Stalford for accuracy, as this time they have sold it for better balancing)

    By the time the count had finished, 892 was the gap between the two. SF and indeed McDevitt need very good transfering and from what the image above reveals McDevitt has got that, but SF have not. SF will be heavily reliant on the elimination of the likes of the green and left votes, but with McDevitt still hunting these too, Its very hard to call 3 nationalist seats.

  • RyanAdams

    On West Belfast, Sheehan looking vunerable to a DUP challenge. Obviously a SF oversight when it came to managing the vote, but that said Kingston needs very good transfering from Manwaring and others to be in with a shout.