27/05/2014

Dodds Re-Elected

The DUP's Diane Dodds has been re-elected as a member of the European Parliament.

Mrs Dodds' re-election to her European seat follows news on Monday that Sinn Féin's Martina Anderson retained her MEP seat after topping the poll.

The quota for this year's MEP elections was 156,532, meaning any candidate who reached that number was elected straight away.

Three MEPs will be elected in total in Northern Ireland.
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Turnout was 635,927 or 51.84% of possible voters. This was still higher than the last European elections in 2009, when 488,891 people - 42.8% of the electorate - went to the polls.

(IT/JP)

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