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Who Are Your MLAs?

Which constituency do you live in and who are your MLAs?

The people of Northern Ireland elect MLAs to represent them in the Assembly. Each MLA represents a particular geographical area of Northern Ireland called a constituency. In the Assembly elections, 18 constituencies elect five MLAs each, making 90 MLAs in total.

People vote for candidates they think will make good MLAs. Most MLAs belong to one of the political parties. Before an election, each party produces a manifesto that tells voters what it believes in and what it plans to do if it is elected.

You can vote in elections and stand as a candidate when you are 18.

The results of the last election to the Assembly on 5 May 2016 (when 108 MLAs were elected) were:

Party

Votes

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

38

Sinn Fein (SF)

28

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)

16

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)

12

Alliance Party

8

Green Party

2

People before Profit Alliance

2

Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)

1

Independent (not a member of a party)

1

Who did the voters in your constituency choose to represent them – and who would you choose?