DUP to lose MLA in North Down

The Westminster election reinforces my claim that the DUP are unlikely to return 3 MLAs in North Down

After last years local government election I wrote that on the basis of the election results the DUP would probably lose one of the 3 seats in North Down.

The results showed that the DUP vote had fallen from 44% to 31%, a fall of 13%.

In the Westminster elections the DUP votes fell  further to just over 23% which is just over half the vote achieved in the 2011 Assembly election.

The quota required to elect an MLA is 14.3% .Therefore  in 2011 the DUP had 3.1 quotas and elected 3 MLAs. However on the basis of the Westminster election the party has 1.6 quotas. This would suggest that not only is it unlikely that they could elect 3 members, but even their second MLA will have difficulty reaching the quota.

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