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Final make-up of Derg DEA confirmed

COUNTING in the Derg DEA has just concluded. 

Elected are Derek Hussey, UUP; Keith Kerrigan, DUP; Ruairí McHugh and Kieran McGuire, Sinn Fein; and the SDLP’s Cara Hunter.  

There were two high profile eliminations with veteran DUP councillor Thomas Kerrigan and Sinn Fein’s Maoliosa McHugh both losing their seat. 

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Sion community worker Andy Patton also failed to secure a seat in this his first election.  

Verification of votes in the Sperrin Ward is due to get underway shortly with counting expected to begin first thing in the morning. In that ward 15 candidates are battling it out for nine seats. 

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