Effectively made up of Down (Downpatrick) Council and Newry & Mourne. Both Heavily nationalist. Effectively four DEAs are in South Down, two are in Newry-Armagh and one in Strangford.
SF 14. SDLP 14.
DUP 4. UUP 3. UKIP 1.
SDLP will be happy. Outscored SF in South Down. Might even be thinking in terms of a third Assembly seat and putting a marker out that Margaret Ritchies Westminster seat is safe.
Less good news in the Newry-Armagh constituency, where SF still has dominance but a lot of SDLP satisfaction in getting a second seat in Slieve Gullion.