Assembly Election 16: McGuinness leads Eastwood narrowly in election race
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness leads the way very narrowly at the Foyle Assembly Count in Derry.
After the first declaration Mr McGuinness leads the way on 5,037 votes with the SDLP leader just 37 votes behind on exactly 5,000.
Deputy Returning Officer Patricia Murphy declared that there had been 40,187 votes cast, 485 of which had been spoiled leaving a total of 39,702 vaild votes.
The quota to achieve election to the Assembly was therefore set at 5,672.
No one achieved the quota at the first count.
The announcement of votes ran as follows.
Mark H Durkan-4,197
People Before Profit Alliance
Therefore the following candidates have been eliminated at the first count in Foyle: Alan Dunlop, Mary Hassan, Chris McCaw and John Lindsay.