Elections to the United Kingdom Parliament held in Northern Ireland
General Election of Thursday 7 June 2001
The 2001 elections were postponed by a month due to the foot and mouth outbreak affecting large parts of the country.
There had been no boundary changes in Northern Ireland since 1997. Details of the boundaries can be found on the website for the Boundary Commission of Northern Ireland.
Changes since 1997
A by election was held on 21 September 2000 in Antrim South where the DUP gained the seat from the UUP. Former MP William McCrea won, after he had lost out in Ulster Mid in 1997 to Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness.
There were no by elections in Northern Ireland between the 2001 and 2005 general elections. On 18 December 2003, Jeffrey Donaldson (Lagan Valley) resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party. He joined the Democratic Unionist Party on 5 January 2004.
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