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Electoral Register

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are registered to vote in each Northern Ireland constituency for the forthcoming election to the Assembly; and how many were registered for (a) the last general election and (b) previous Assembly election. (123493)

The following table gives the breakdown by constituency of how many people are or were eligible to vote at the 2003 Assembly election, the 2005 parliamentary election and the 2007 Assembly election. The 2007 Assembly election figure is lower than the total possible electorate (i.e. total number registered to vote) because it does not include those who are registered but who are not eligible to vote at this election (such as those who have not turned 18). The 2005 parliamentary figure includes those whose names were ‘carried forward’ from the previous register.

Eligible electorate

Constituency

NI Assembly election 2003

Westminster parliamentary election 2005

NI Assembly election 2007

Belfast East

51,937

52,899

49,757

Belfast North

51,353

52,535

49,372

Belfast South

50,707

52,218

48,923

Belfast West

50,861

53,536

50,792

East Antrim

55,473

57,966

56,666

East Londonderry

56,203

58,461

56,104

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

64,336

66,415

65,826

Foyle

65,303

68,758

64,889

Lagan Valley

67,910

70,238

70,101

Mid Ulster

60,095

62,088

61,223

Newry and Armagh

68,731

71,771

70,823

North Antrim

70,489

73,938

72,814

North Down

57,422

59,358

57,525

South Antrim

63,640

66,580

65,654

South Down

70,149

73,175

71,704

Strangford

66,308

68,570

66,648

Upper Bann

68,814

71,645

70,716

West Tyrone

57,795

59,842

58,367

Total

1,097,526

1,139,993

1,107,904