One to watch: Can Alliance gain a seat at the expense of Sinn Féin?

Profile: This should see a fascinating battle between Alliance and Sinn Féin for the fifth and final seat. Sinn Féin is defending two seats in this constituency. But their second is a target for Alliance which ran them quite close in 2017.

Alliance is expecting to do well with voters, an expectation strengthened by a series of opinion polls in recent months, and this is one of the constituencies where they hope to benefit.

The DUP is running two new candidates to replace a long-standing MLA and deputy party leader Paula Bradley who is standing down to look after her elderly parents. Both candidates are expected to be returned.

The SDLP's Nichola Mallon has built a strong profile as Infrastructure Minister in the previous Assembly and is expected to hold her seat comfortably.

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly is expected to retain his seat. But his running mate Carál Ní Chuilín, a former Stormont minister, could be in a tight race with Nuala McAllister of Alliance for the last.

2017 Assembly Election: Sinn Féin 2; DUP 2; SDLP 1

First preference vote share 2017:
DUP 32.1%
Sinn Féin 29.4%
SDLP 13.1%
Alliance 8.4%
Ulster Unionist Party 5.8%

Seats available: 5

Number of candidates: 14


Phillip Brett, DUP

Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston, UUP

Fiona Ferguson, People Before Profit Alliance

Billy Hutchinson, PUP

Gerry Kelly, Sinn Féin

Lily Kerr, Workers Party

Brian Kingston, DUP

Seán MacNiocaill, Aontú

Nichola Mallon, SDLP

Nuala McAllister, Alliance Party

Ron McDowell, TUV

Carál Ní Chuilín, Sinn Féin

Mal O'Hara, Green Party (NI)

Stafford Ward, Independent