Upper Bann General Election 2024 candidates as DUP looks to hold seat

Five candidates will be battling it out to win your votes in the UK General Election in the Upper Bann area.

The constituency has a unionist majority, with the area encompassing the post-industrial towns of Portadown, Craigavon, and Lurgan.

In 2019, this was the eighth safest Westminster constituency in Northern Ireland, with just 8,210 votes separating the winner, the DUP's Carla Lockhart and Sinn Féin's John O'Dowd. The seat was created in 1983 and has always returned a unionist MP.

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The seat had always been close between the DUP and UUP, but in recent years, the nationalist vote continued to grow in the constituency until the 2019 Westminster election. The DUP's David Simpson held the seat from 2005 until 2019. This year, the DUP's Carla Lockhart will be looking to retain the seat she has held since 2019.

Here is the full list of Upper Bann candidates in the UK General Election 2024:

Upper Bann election candidates

Kate Evans (UUP)

Carla Lockhart (DUP)

Catherine Nelson (Sinn Féin)

Malachy Quinn (SDLP)

Eóin Tennyson (Alliance)

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