The leader of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland has hailed her party’s unexpected success at the ballot box as “tremendous”.
A former MP who resigned after angering relatives of 10 Protestants shot dead in a sectarian massacre has won a council seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.
Jeremy Corbyn has praised a Labour candidate for winning a council seat four years after voting for the Conservative Party.
The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party said she will consider comments made by former health minister Jim Wells about the party’s first openly gay councillor in Northern Ireland.
Michael Gove has issued a renewed plea for MPs to back Theresa May’s deal, claiming the Tories’ local election losses were because the party has “not yet delivered Brexit”.
Counting has resumed for a second day in Northern Ireland following the local government elections.
A DUP candidate who was convicted of drink-driving has won back his council seat with an increased vote.
The Democratic Unionist Party’s first openly gay election candidate has been elected.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that voters in the local elections had sent a clear message to Labour: “Brexit – sort it.”
A number of voters took to social media to boast about spoiling their ballot papers in the local elections, with many referencing a disillusionment with Brexit.
The counting process has begun in the local government elections in Northern Ireland.