Thursday, May 6, 2010
Election recap: NI
In Northern Ireland, the Alliance Party unseats Democratic Unionist First Minister Peter Robinson to win its first seat in the House of Commons in a general election, while Lady Hermon, previously the lone Ulster Unionist MP, wins re-election as a newly-minted independent after refusing to stand with the Ulster Conservatives and Unionists joint slate. The Social Democratic & Labour Party's leader is elected, while the Traditional Unionist Voice fails to make any inroads and the UCU are shut out. Volatile Fermanagh South Tyone faces a recount after the bipartisan Unionist candidate appears to win by a single-figure margin.