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Veteran councillors fail to be elected

PACEMAKER BELFAST  22/05/2014 Northern Ireland election counting begins. Counting of votes cast in Northern Ireland's European and local government elections has begun. The verification of election ballots is expected to be completed by mid-afternoon, and the first council seats should be declared later today. The Antrim/Newtownabbey count in the Valley Leisure Centre N'Abbey. Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/05/2014 Northern Ireland election counting begins. Counting of votes cast in Northern Ireland's European and local government elections has begun. The verification of election ballots is expected to be completed by mid-afternoon, and the first council seats should be declared later today. The Antrim/Newtownabbey count in the Valley Leisure Centre N'Abbey. Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Two veteran DUP councillors

Antrim’s Brian Graham, also of the DUP, bowed out as his return of 540 first preference votes was more than 300 short of the quota.

 

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