BELFAST ELECTION TURN OUT JUST SCRAPES ABOVE 50 PER CENT

polling stationBELFAST City Council has revealed that the turnout in the local government elections across the new boundaries has been around 51 per cent.

Election turnout:

* Oldpark 51.69%;

* Botanic 47.2%;

* Titanic 47.06%;

* Ormiston 53.13%;

* and Collin 51.6%.

Early indications say that Sonia Copeland, wife of UUP MLA Michael Copeland is polling well in east Belfast.

Now the SDLP could face a bloody nose after reports that its former Belfast Lord Mayor Pat McCarthy is struggling to retain his seat at present.

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