Party vote share over previous elections
Percentage vote share (%)
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Seats as of 1998
Vote
Share
Total
seats
Swing
Ulster Unionist Party
21.3% 28
Social Democratic & Labour Party
22.0% 24
Democratic Unionist Party
18.0% 20
Sinn Féin
17.6% 18
Alliance Party
6.5% 6
Other
14.7% 12
Election overview
The parties enter the 2016 elections with the DUP's 38 seats and Sinn Féin's 29 seats as the two largest parties.