Sinn Féin’s Oliver McMullan has described his victory in East Antrim as “a ringing endorsement” of his party’s policies.
The man from the Glens of Antrim, who won the seat in 2011, was elected below quota after 12 stages of counting.
Also elected below quota on the 12th count was the DUP’s Alastair Ross.
“We are delighted that we have secured three seats. We always knew it was going to be tight for the last two seats, but we thank the electorate for coming out and endorsing what I think is a positive vision from the Democratic Unionist Party, ” he commented.
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