1997 General Election

South Antrim

UUP hold / Clifford Forsythe
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 UUPForsythe, Clifford23,10857.5%-13.4%
 SDLPMcClelland, Donovan6,49716.2%+3.4%
 AllianceFord, David4,66811.6%-0.8%
 PUPSmyth, Hugh3,4908.7%N/A
 Sinn FéinCushinan, Henry2,2295.5%+2.6%
 Natural LawBriggs, Barbara2030.5%N/A
Majority16,61141.3%-16.8%
Turnout40,19556.6%-5.5%
Swing-8.4%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 DUPMcCrea, William11,60138%N/A
 UUPBurnside, David10,77935.3%-22.2%
 SDLPMcClelland, Donovan3,49611.4%-4.8%
 Sinn FéinMeehan, Martin2,6118.5%+3%
 AllianceFord, David2,0316.6%-5%
 Natural LawCollins, David490.2%-0.3%
Majority8222.7%N/A
Turnout30,567INF%0%
Swing+4.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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