Sinn Fein veteran Francie Molloy today won the Mid Ulster seat in the Westminster Parliament left vacant by his party colleague Martin McGuinness.
Mr Molloy vowed to represent all the people of the Mid Ulster constituency in the wake of his by-election victory.
"I would like to thank my colleague and comrade Martin McGuinness for the work he has done this past 15 years in moving Mid Ulster forward," he said.
"We will try our best to continue to build the process and work with everyone."
In keeping with Sinn Fein's abstentionist policy, Mr Molloy will not take his seat in the House of Commons.
Mr Molloy secured 17,462 votes against 12,781 polled by unified unionist candidate Nigel Lutton.
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