June 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election

The 8th Model Northern Ireland Assembly Election was held on 5 June 2020. It was the twelfth election since the Assembly was re-established in 1998. This election resulted in a significant shakeup in the composition of the assembly, with two of the three parties in the Executive Office being replaced. Labour rose to become the largest party, ensuring that the Other grouping would remain largest and claiming the position of First Minister. The Ulster Unionists remained the sole major Unionist party, though suffered a drop in vote share. The position of nationalist EO representative was notably highly contested, as the SDLP and the IPP received 12 seats each. By virtue of gaining more first preference votes, the SDLP was subsequently entitled to the position.

June 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election
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All 90 seats to the Northern Ireland Assembly
46 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at HBOs "Game Of Thrones" Season 3 (Crop).jpg J_Ceasar SoSaturnistic
Leader Borednerdygamer J_Ceasar SoSaturnistic
Party Labour Party NI Ulster Unionist Social Democratic and Labour
Leader since 26 October 2019 18 May 2020 16 February 2020
Leader's seat Strangford Belfast West West Tyrone
Last election 18.1% 31.2% New party
Seats won 25 22 12
Popular vote 217,763 191,858 105,713
Percentage 27.0% 27.9% 13.1%
Swing Increase8.9% Decrease3.3% Increase13.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Superpacman04 CountBrandenburg ka4bi
Leader Superpacman04 CountBrandenburg ka4bi
Party Irish Parliamentary Alliance Green Party NI
Leader since 11 February 2020 15 January 2020 19 February 2020
Leader's seat Fermanagh and West Tyrone Belfast East North Down
Last election 17.0% 21.9% New party
Seats won 12 9 6
Popular vote 104,699 80,188 58,315
Percentage 13.0% 10.0% 7.2%
Swing Decrease4.0% Decrease11.9% Increase7.2%

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Plurality winner in council district electoral areas

First Minister and
deputy First Ministers
before election

J_Ceasar (UUP),
CountBrandenburg (APNI) &
Superpacman04 (IPP)

First Minister and
deputy First Minister

Borednerdygamer (LPNI),
J_Ceasar (UUP) &
SoSaturnistic (SDLP)

Background

shit happened

Campaign

people campaigned

Results

Party Leader Seats Votes[1][2] NI Executive
Seats
Won Change
from
Nov. 2019
Change
from
notional
First
Preference
votes
First
Pref. %
Change
from
Nov. 2019
Seats Change
from
Nov. 2019
Labour Party NI BoredNerdyGamer 25  23  9 217,763 27.04%  9.04% 4  2
Ulster Unionist J_Ceasar 22  18  11 191,858 23.82%  7.31% 3  
Social Democratic and Labour SoSaturnistic 12  12  12 105,713 13.13%  13.13% 2  2
Irish Parliamentary superpacman04 12  10  4 104,699 13.00%  8.75%[a] 1  1
Alliance CountBrandenburg 9  6  16 80,188 9.96%  11.94% 1  1
Green Party NI ka4bi 6  6  6 58,315 7.24%  7.24% 0  
Páirtí na nOibrithe Nijkite 2  2  2 20,358 2.53%  2.53% 0  
Saor ó Chaipitleachas Collective leadership 1  1  1 14,159 1.76%  1.76% 0  
People's Unity Duginist 1  1  1 12,376 1.54%  1.54% 0  
Total 90  79 805,429 11  2

References

  1. Combined Irish Parliamentary Party and Reformists of Northern Ireland vote