The turnout across the constituency was up more than nine per cent on last year’s election.
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.