The turnout figure of 62.57 per cent was the highest for an Assembly election in Lagan Valley since 1998.
Here’s the story of the count in numbers:
Eligible electorate: 72,621. Ballot papers counted: 45,440. Valid papers: 45,069. Quota: 7,512.
The full first preference vote was as follows:
Dan Barrios-O’Neill (Green Party NI) - 912
Robbie Butler (UUP) - 6,846
Pat Catney (SDLP) - 3,795
Peter Doran (Sinn Fein) - 1,801
Paul Givan (DUP) - 8,035
Keith Gray (Independent) - 76
Brenda Hale (DUP) - 4,566
Trevor Lunn (Alliance) - 6,105
Samuel Morrison (TUV) - 1,389
Jonny Orr (Independent) - 856
Jennifer Palmer (UUP) - 4,492
Edwin Poots (DUP) - 6,013
Matthew Robinson (NI Conservatives) - 183
Summary of the night’s events: Stage 1: Paul Givan elected, Keith Gray and Matthew Robinson eliminated; Stage 2: Transfer of Givan’s surplus; Stage 3: Jonny Orr eliminated; Stage 4: Dan Barrios-O’Neill eliminated; Stage 5: Peter Doran and Samuel Morrison eliminated; Stage 6: Jenny Palmer eliminated; Stage 7: Robbie Butler and Trevor Lunn elected; Stage 8: Brenda Hale eliminated; Pat Catney elected.