Assembly Election 2016: Kearney ‘delighted’ to be elected in South Antrim

Sinn Fein's Declan Kearney (centre) was elected.
Sinn Fein's Declan Kearney (centre) was elected.

Sinn Fein has retained its seat in South Antrim with the election of Declan Kearney.

The Antrim man, who now lives in Londonderry was elected after the sixth round of the count.

He said: “It is absolutely essential that Sinn Fein continues to have representation in this constituency.”

He added: “I am delighted and very, very grateful to everybody who has supported my campaign, who has voted for myself and Sinn Fein, I am very grateful for the mandate I have been given.”