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Deehan’s transfers gets McCrossan over the line

McCrossan elected

Daniel McCrossan has been the first candidate to be elected in West Tyrone.

After almost 17 hours of counting over two days, it was the transfers from the SDLP man’s former colleague Josephine Deehan that got him across the line.

Allan Bresland has now been eliminated after stage 8.

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Deehan’s transfers proved crucial in jumping Sinn Fein’s Declan McAleer and Grace McDermott ahead of the DUP man.

Declan McAleer is now on 4,009 votes, with his party colleague Grace McDermott on 3,974, leaving a tense finale for who gets the third Sinn Fein seat.

Bresland’s transfers should secure seats for fellow unionists Tom Buchanan (DUP) and Ross Hussey (UUP) at the next stage.

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RESULT AFTER STAGE 8 IN WEST TYRONE

BOYLE, MICHAELA (SF) 4,953

BRESLAND, ALLAN (DUP) 3,952

BROWN, BARRY (CISTA) – excluded after stage 4

BUCHANAN, TOM (DUP) 4,766

DEEHAN, JOSEPHINE (IND) – excluded after stage 7

DONNELLY, STEPHEN (ALLIANCE) – excluded  after stage 3

FRENCH, COREY (IND) – exlcuded after count 2

HUSSEY, ROSS (UUP) – 4,848

KELLY, PATSY (IND) – excluded after count 6

LOMAS, ROGER (CONSERVATIVES) – excluded after count 1

McALEER, DECLAN (SF) 4,009

McANEA, LAURA (ANIMAL WELFARE PARTY) – excluded after count 2

McANESPEY, SORCHA (IND) – excluded after count 6

McCLEAN, CIARAN (GREEN PARTY) – excluded after count 5

McCROSSAN, DANIEL (SDLP) 5,552 (ELECTED AFTER STAGE 8)

McDERMOTT, GRACE (SF) 3,974

McELDUFF, BARRY (SF)  5,250

WHITE, SUSAN-ANNE (IND) – excluded after stage 2

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