SF’s Begley wins West Tyrone by-election

Image caption Sinn Féin’s Órfhlaith Begley is the new MP for West Tyrone Sinn Féin’s Órfhlaith Begley has won the West Tyrone by-election. The poll was triggered by the resignation of Sinn Féin’s Barry McElduff in January. Candidates from Northern Ireland’s five main parties were represented on the ballot paper. The turnout was 55.13% – 35,337 of the 64,101 eligible voted. Ms Begley received 16,346 votes, with the DUP’s Tom Buchanan second with 8,390. The turnout was down from 68% in the last Westminster election. Earlier, police arrested a man…

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