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The 2017 Northern Ireland Assembly election

The situation in Northern Ireland following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

This IfG Insight paper outlines everything you need to know before the people of Northern Ireland go to the polls on 2 March. 

This data-driven analysis reveals the situation in Northern Ireland following the UK's decision to leave the European Union. In six charts, it finds:

  • Northern Ireland enjoys high but declining public spending
  • Attitudes to Brexit divide along sectarian lines
  • Northern Ireland receives more EU funding per head than the rest of the UK
  • Northern Ireland does not want a return to Westminster rule
  • DUP and Sinn Féin dominance is unlikely to change
  • Sectarian identities have weakened but the political system has not caught up

 

Country (international)
European Union
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
Publisher
Institute for Government

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