Eamonn McCann has lost his seat in Foyle with Gary Middleton comfortably ahead

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Eamonn McCann has lost his seat in Foyle after Gary Middleton remained comfortably ahead of the veteran socialist following the distribution of Mark H. Durkan's 976 surplus.

Stage Six

Eamonn McCann has lost his seat in Foyle after Stage Six of the count, with five candidates now returned.

Following the distribution of Mark H. Durkan's 976 surplus votes, Mr. Middleton, who received 134 from the SDLP man, finished on 7036.37.

Mr. McCann received 451 and ended with 6373.16. All seats have now been filled with Elisha McCallion and Raymond McCartney (Sinn Féin), Colum Eastwood and Mark H. Durkan (SDLP) and Gary Middleton (DUP), Foyle's new MLAs.

Stage Five

Mark H. Durkan has exceeded the quota by 976 and been formally declared the fourth candidate elected in Foyle.

The SDLP candidate finished on 8,414, with the DUP's Gary Middleton on 6,902 and Eamonn McCann of People Before Profit's Eamonn McCann on 5,922.

Mr. Durkan's surplus will now be distributed and although Eamonn McCann cannot surpass Mr. Middleton even if he receives all of it, People Before Profit appear to be insisting that a final breakdown is delivered, their reasoning possibly, that a close margin enough margin would justify a recount.

Stage Four

No-one elected after the redistribution of transfers from Green, Shannon Downey (264), CISTA, John Lindsay (225), Tory, Stuart Canning (79) and Independent, Arthur McGuinness (56).

Mark. H. Durkan edged closer to the quota though: on 7,380 after Stage Four.

Gary Middleton on 6008 and Eamonn McCann on 5292.

The exclusion of Julia Kee of the UUP (1,704) and Colm Cavanagh of Alliance (1,295) will likely put Mark. H. Durkan and Gary Middleton out of Eamonn McCann's reach.

Stage Three

Following the election of SDLP leader Colum Eastwood after Stage Three, the lowest polling candidates, Green, Shannon Downey (264), CISTA, John Lindsay (225), Tory, Stuart Canning (79) and Independent, Arthur McGuinness (56), were excluded.

The redistribution of their 624 votes were expected to effectively put Mark. H. Durkan, out of reach of the People Before Profit candidate Eamonn McCann, who was on 5,087 votes after Stage Three.

Mr. Durkan was on 7,276 votes after Stage Three. The quota is 7,437.

DUP candidate Gary Middleton, on 5977 after Stage Three, will ultimately be the main beneficiary of UUP candidate Julia Kee's transfers.

Ms. Kee was on 1669 after Stage Three.