Carla Lockhart tops poll in Upper Bann

Carla Lockhart  is wrapped in a Union flag outside Banbridge Leisure Centre after being elected in Upper Bann
Carla Lockhart is wrapped in a Union flag outside Banbridge Leisure Centre after being elected in Upper Bann
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DUP candidate Carla Lockhart has topped the poll in the Upper Bann constituency of the NI Assembly elections.

After some votes were recounted due to issues of verification Carla sailed through with 993 votes.

Election count

Election count

Party colleague Sydney Anderson just missed the quota with 6195 votes.

Sinn Fein high flyer Catherine Seeley looks set for a seat after also just missing the quota with 6164 votes while her party colleague John O’Dowd, a former Education Minister at the Stormont government trailed with 5209.

Running behind is former SDLP deputy leader Dolores Kelly who got 4335 votes though Mrs Kelly is not giving up hope and feels she will get through on transfers.

Ulster Unionist Jo-Anne Dobson looks set to return to the Assembly having polled 5155 votes.