A senior loyalist paramilitary was shot dead at point blank range by
masked gunmen this afternoon on the Shankill Road in Belfast.
Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew has remarkably retained her
Fermanagh-South Tyrone seat by four votes after a third recount.
The Tories are to attempt to form a government after the Westminster
election returned a hung parliament for the first time since 1974
After two recounts at the Enniskillen count centre, Sinn Fein’s Michelle
Gildernew is ahead by just two votes over unionist unity candidate
Sinn Fein could take over the DUP to become the largest party in the
Six Counties on vote share, according to early estimates from the
Westminster election counts this morning.
The result of the election in east Belfast has delivered a major shock
with the defeat of DUP leader and First Minister Peter Robinson by Naomi
Long of the Alliance Party.
The result of the Westminster election is still completely
unpredictable despite a major exit poll released at 10pm tonight.
A slightly higher turnout of the North’s electorate is predicted in
today’s Westminster election following early reports from the polling