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Northern Ireland Constituencies

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the size of the electorate in each of the 18 constituencies in Northern Ireland; and what it was in each of these constituencies five years ago.

Photo of Lord Williams of Mostyn Lord Williams of Mostyn President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords

The size of the electorate in each of the 18 constituencies in Northern Ireland as published in the respective Register of Electors for the years 2001 and 1996 are as follows:

2001 Constituency 1996
59,044 Belfast East 62,278
61,646 Belfast North 65,193
59,937 Belfast South 63,948
60,377 Belfast West 62,523
61,597 East Antrim 59,591
60,968 East Londonderry 59,625
67,561 Fermanagh & S Tyrone 65,547
71,835 Foyle 68,574
73,494 Lagan Valley 72,025
62,165 Mid-Ulster 59,814
73,369 Newry & Armagh 71,685
75,385 North Antrim 73,354
63,944 North Down 63,723
72,948 Strangford 70,288
71,316 South Antrim 70,931
74,555 South Down 70,742
73,471 Upper Bann 71,293
61,486 West Tyrone 59,064
1,205,097 Total 1,190,198

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