DUP, Sinn Féin dominant in NI elections

Saturday 24 May 2014 22.11
Sinn Féin and DUP to remain the largest parties in local government in Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin and DUP to remain the largest parties in local government in Northern Ireland

The final results in the local elections in Northern Ireland are expected tonight with the majority of the 462 seats now filled.

The DUP and Sinn Féin remain the largest parties in local government.

These elections are for the 11 new and larger local authorities across Northern Ireland, which will replace the existing 26 councils.

As in recent years, the Alliance Party is likely to hold the balance of power between Unionists and Nationalists in Northern Ireland's biggest local authority in Belfast. 

The most recent figures has the DUP winning 128 seats, Sinn Féin 102 seats, Ulster Unionists 87 seats, SDLP 66 seats, Alliance 32 and others 39.