Un-elected Westminster Alliance candidate Yvonne Boyle has thanked the electorate and her election team.
Boyle gained 2640 votes for the Alliance party.
She said: “I am delighted that the Alliance vote is up across the board.
“My increase of 2.5 percent has led to one of the highest overall Alliance votes in this constituency.
“I would like to thanks all those you voted for me and who sent emails and messages via social media. I am also indebted to my agent Willie Miller, Cllr Barney Fitzpatrick, Paddy McGowan and the local Alliance Team for their unfailing support.
“People want progressive, inclusive politics. Alliance will never stop promoting our vision of a shared Northern Ireland and a more tolerant society free of discrimination.”