Decision time for voters in East Derry in 2015 General Election

Polling underway in Limavady. INLV2015-041KDR
Polling underway in Limavady. INLV2015-041KDR
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Voting in the 2015 Westminster General Election is underway at all 76 polling stations across East Derry.

Voters across the constituency started casting their votes as soon as polls opened at 7am, from Claudy to Coleraine, Limavady, Greysteel and Dungiven.

Gregory Campbell, DUP.

Gregory Campbell, DUP.

This constituency takes in the whole of the former Coleraine and Limavady District Councils, and two wards of Derry City Council.

In 2001 the DUP’s Gregory Campbell defeated Ulster Unionist William Ross, who had represented East Derry since it was formed in 1983.

The seven candidates fighting the 2015 Westminster Election are Caoimhe Archibald (Sinn Fein), Yvonne Boyle (Alliance), Gregory Campbell (DUP), William McCandless (UUP), Gerry Mullan (SDLP), Neil Paine (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol) and Elizabeth St Clair-Legge (Conservatives).

In the 2010 Parliamentary election there were 63,220 eligible voters. Votes polled numbered 35,086. Valid votes numbered 34,950. Invalid Votes were 136 and the turnout was 55.5 per cent.

Gerry Mullan, SDLP.

Gerry Mullan, SDLP.

DUP candidate Gregory Campbell was elected.

Polls close at 10pm.

Counting for the East Derry constituency will take place overnight at the counting centre in the Templemore Sports Complex in Derry, and the first results are expected in the early hours of Friday morning.

Caoimhe Archibald, Sinn Ffein

Caoimhe Archibald, Sinn Ffein

Alliance party member - Yvonne Boyle

Alliance party member - Yvonne Boyle

William McCandless, UUP

William McCandless, UUP

Neil Paine, Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol

Neil Paine, Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol

Liz St Clair-Legge, Conservative party

Liz St Clair-Legge, Conservative party