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Belfast South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Belfast South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Belfast South in Northern Ireland
Districts of Northern IrelandBelfast, Castlereagh
Electorate60,914 (March 2011)
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentClaire Hanna (SDLP)
Number of members1
Created fromBelfast Cromac, Belfast Ormeau
Number of members1
Type of constituencyborough constituency
Replaced byBelfast Cromac, Belfast Ormeau
Created fromBelfast

Belfast South (Irish: Béal Feirste Theas) is a constituency of the United Kingdom. It is in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Election results

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General election 2019: Belfast South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDLP Claire Hanna 27,079 57.2 +31.3
DUP Emma Little-Pengelly 11,678 24.7 ―5.7
Alliance Paula Bradshaw 6,786 14.3 ―3.9
Ulster Unionist Michael Henderson 1,259 2.7 ―0.8
Aontú Chris McHugh 550 1.2 New
Majority 15,401 32.5 N/A
Turnout 47,352 67.6 +1.5
Registered electors 70,047
SDLP gain from DUP Swing +18.5

This seat saw the largest SDLP vote share and the largest increase in vote share for the party at the 2019 general election. This came as Sinn Féin did not contest the seat. It also saw the only fall in vote share for Alliance.[2]


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  1. "Belfast South Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Archived from the original on 13 November 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 January 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)