Durkan soon to be formally declared fourth elected in Foyle

Mark. H. Durkan has taken the fourth seat in Foyle with DUP's Gary Middleton and People Before Profit's Eamonn McCann the last men standing.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 8:21 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:10 am
Foyle.

Stage Five

Mark H. Durkan has met the quota and will soon be formally declared the fourth candidate elected in Foyle.

The rest of Stage Five is still being completed.

Stage Four

No-one elected after the redistribution of transfers from Green, Shannon Downey (264), CISTA, John Lindsay (225), Tory, Stuart Canning (79) and Independent, Arthur McGuinness (56).

Mark. H. Durkan edged closer to the quota though: on 7,380 after Stage Four.

Gary Middleton on 6008 and Eamonn McCann on 5292.

The exclusion of Julia Kee of the UUP (1,704) and Colm Cavanagh of Alliance (1,295) will likely put Mark. H. Durkan and Gary Middleton out of Eamonn McCann's reach.

Stage Three

Following the election of SDLP leader Colum Eastwood after Stage Three, the lowest polling candidates, Green, Shannon Downey (264), CISTA, John Lindsay (225), Tory, Stuart Canning (79) and Independent, Arthur McGuinness (56), were excluded.

The redistribution of their 624 votes alongside Mr. Eastwood's modest surplus of 158, were expected to effectively put Mark. H. Durkan, out of reach of the People Before Profit candidate Eamonn McCann, who was on 5,087 votes after Stage Three.

Mr. Durkan was on 7,276 votes after Stage Three. The quota is 7,437.

DUP candidate Gary Middleton, on 5977 after Stage Three, will ultimately be the main beneficiary of UUP candidate Julia Kee's transfers.

Ms. Kee was on 1669 after Stage Three.