Waterside: First time summit for Diver and Kee takes Thompson to the wire

Derry City Council veteran Gerard Diver caused something of an upset by topping the poll (1,080) in the Waterside ahead of the UUP’s Mary Hamilton (1,046) and Sinn Féin’s Christopher Jackson (1,063) - the first ever time a nationalist has done so.

Mr Diver exceeded quota (1,121) and was elected following the distribution of Independent Mickey Carlin’s surplus at stage two.

The SDLP's Gerard Diver congratulates the UUP's Mary Hamilton on being elected last night. DER2114MC122
The SDLP's Gerard Diver congratulates the UUP's Mary Hamilton on being elected last night. DER2114MC122

Although by the end of the count the status quo was maintained with three DUP, two SDLP, one UUP and one Sinn Féin councillor, the UUP’s Julia Kee ran the DUP’s Drew Thompson extremely close for the seventh seat here.

 

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