Election 2017: Michelle O’Neill tops poll in Mid Ulster

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Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill has topped the poll in Mid Ulster.

The party’s leader in Northern Ireland passed the quota on the first count and was deemed elected with 10,258 votes, a massive gain on her total at last year’s Assembly election (6,147).

Meanwhile, the DUP is also celebrating after its sole candidate in the constituency, Keith Buchanan, polled 9,568 first preference votes, also passing the quota.

The turnout here was 72.38%, a huge rise on last year’s figure of 58.8%.