Election 97
 Foyle


Old constituency Foyle
Current MP John Hume
SDLP 92 26,710
DUP 92 13,705
Sinn Fein 92 9,149
Alliance 92 1,390
Elected party SDLP
Foyle

Robert Waller writes

This seat essentially comprises the city of Derry. It was created in 1983 from a heavily gerrymandered situation that ensured permanent unionist control in the area. Foyle, however, is solidly nationalist, and has been held since 1983 by John Hume, the SDLP leader, a native son of Derry.

The only threat to Hume is Sinn Fein and they have a poor third-place showing behind the DUP. His majority may drop, but he should be back this time.