Election 97
 East Londonderry


Old constituency East Londonderry
Current MP William Ross
UUP 92 30,370
SDLP 92 11,843
Sinn Fein 92 5,320
Alliance 92 3,613
Conservative 92 1,589
Elected party Ulster Unionists
East Londonderry

Robert Waller writes

Oddly, none of the city of Derry is actually in this constituency - it is to be found in the neighbouring seat of Foyle. Londonderry East is dominated by agriculture, and is predominantly unionist, with pockets of nationalism - 32 per cent of the votes went to nationalist candidates in 1992. But Ulster Unionist William Ross was the easy winner in 1992, and will be again this time.