DUP double celebration as Morrow deemed elected on second count

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It’s been a day of jubilation for the DUP in Fermanagh-South Tyrone as both party leader Arlene Foster and her running mate Maurice Morrow were the first two of the six candidates to be elected.

Morrow picked up the extra votes he needed from Foster’s spillover to be returned as an MLA on the second stage of the count at Omagh Leisure Centre.

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Friday 6th May 2016

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First Minister Arlene Foster with party collegue Lord Maurice Morrow celebrating with suppporters after being elected in Fermanagh South Tyrone.

Press Eye Ltd Friday 6th May 2016 Picture by Press Eye First Minister Arlene Foster with party collegue Lord Maurice Morrow celebrating with suppporters after being elected in Fermanagh South Tyrone.

Michelle Gildernew, who took 11.73 of Foster’s transfers, still needs 114.27 votes to make the quota, meanwhile, with her Sinn Fein colleages Phil Flanagan, Sean Lynch and John Feely still quite a bit from the finishing line.

Martin Fox of the Electoral Office confirms Maurice Morrow is deemed elected

Martin Fox of the Electoral Office confirms Maurice Morrow is deemed elected