Northern Ireland local government elections, 1997


Northern Ireland local government elections, 1997
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Elections for local government were held in Northern Ireland on 21 May 1997, shortly after the 1997 general election across the entire United Kingdom.

Contents

Results

Overall

Party[1] Councillors Votes
Total +/-  % share Total
Ulster Unionist 185 -12 28 175,036
SDLP 120 -7 21 130,387
Sinn Féin 74 +23 17 106,934
Democratic Unionist 91 -12 16 99,651
Alliance 41 -3 7 41,952
Independent 23 +3 4 23,695
Progressive Unionist 7 +6 2 12,051
Independent Unionist 15 -6 2 10,376
NI Women's Coalition 1 +1 1 3,380
UK Unionist 4 +4 0.5 2,945
Labour Coalition 3 +2 0.4 2,774
Conservative 3 -3 0.4 2,634
Independent Nationalist 3 -1 0.4 2,450
Workers' Party 0 -1 0.4 2,348
Independent Community 2 +2 0.3 1,905
Newtownabbey Ratepayers +2 2 0.2 1,424
Green (NI) 0 0 0.1 706
Democratic Left 1 0 0.1 560
Community Labour 0 0 0.1 464
Upper Bann Labour 0 0 0.1 353
Ulster Independence 0 0 0.0 71
Natural Law 0 0 0.0 67

By council

Antrim

Ards

Armagh

Ballymena

Banbridge

Belfast

Court[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Progressive Unionist Hugh Smyth 3,070
Democratic Unionist Eric Smyth 1,573
Ulster Democratic Frank McCoubrey 1,200
Ulster Unionist Fred Cobain 1,048
Ulster Unionist Chris McGimpsey 800
Ulster Unionist Glenn Bradley 513
Independent Unionist Joe Coggle 407
Ulster Unionist Dennis Robinson 237
Democratic Unionist Margaret Serris 208
NI Women's Coalition Linda Walker 150
Alliance John Roberts 144
Turnout 9,350
Ulster Democratic gain from Independent Unionist
Pottinger[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Democratic Unionist Sammy Wilson 2,265
Ulster Unionist Reg Empey 2,309
Progressive Unionist David Ervine 2,110
Sinn Féin Dominic Corr 978
Alliance Mervyn Jones 870
Ulster Unionist Margaret Clarke 768
Democratic Unionist Robert Clelland 605
SDLP Marga Foley 309
Progressive Unionist Alexander Gordon 262
Ulster Unionist Andrew Muers 251
Ulster Democratic Robert Girvan 169
NI Women's Coalition Pearl Sagar 149
Democratic Unionist Frank Leslie 142
Workers' Party Joseph Bell 115
Ulster Independence Josephine Challis 21
Natural Law David Collins 19
Independent Labour Sean McGouran 19
Turnout 11,361
Progressive Unionist gain from Democratic Unionist
Victoria[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Alliance David Alderdice 2,419
Ulster Unionist Ian Adamson 2,367
Ulster Unionist Jim Rodgers 1,508
Democratic Unionist Wallace Browne 1,485
Democratic Unionist Robin Newton 1,036
Alliance Danny Dow 1,024
Democratic Unionist John McQuillan 915
Alliance Glyn Roberts 553
Democratic Unionist Margaret McKenzie 523
Independent Unionist Alan Crowe 519
Conservative Lesley Donaldson 256
Ulster Unionist Peter Weir 192
Natural Law Thomas Mullins 25
Turnout 12,822
Independent Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Balmoral[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Ulster Unionist Margaret Crooks 2,329
SDLP Carmel Hanna 1,916
SDLP Catherine Molloy 1,047
Alliance Tom Ekin 971
Alliance Philip McGarry 958
Ulster Unionist Bob Stoker 949
Democratic Unionist Harry Smith 924
Democratic Unionist Joan Parkes 654
Ulster Democratic Heather Calvert 520
Progressive Unionist Gordon McCrea 397
Ulster Unionist Gordon Lucy 304
NI Women's Coalition Nuala Bradley 236
Green (NI) Mary Ringland 92
Conservative Hubert Mullan 71
Turnout 11,368
Social Democratic and Labour gain from Democratic Unionist
Castle[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Democratic Unionist Nigel Dodds 2,081
SDLP Alban Maginness 1,781
Alliance Tom Campbell 1,417
Sinn Féin Danny Lavery 1,362
Ulster Unionist David Browne 1,134
Ulster Unionist Nelson McCausland 1,065
Ulster Unionist John Carson 1,025
Democratic Unionist Jim Crothers Jr 778
SDLP Jonathan Stephenson 720
Ulster Democratic Raymond Gilliland 216
NI Women's Coalition Eileen Calder 149
Democratic Unionist Robert Ferris 85
Green (NI) Alan Warren 73
Workers' Party Paul Treanor 53
Ulster Independence Norman McClelland 8
Natural Law Andrea Gribben 5
Turnout 11,952
Alliance gain from Ulster Unionist
Sinn Féin gain from Social Democratic and Labour
Oldpark[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Mick Conlon 2,317
Sinn Féin Bobby Lavery 2,230
SDLP Martin Morgan 1,941
Sinn Féin Paddy McManus 1,773
Progressive Unionist Billy Hutchinson 1,582
Ulster Unionist Fred Proctor 1,316
Ulster Unionist Fred Rodgers 986
Democratic Unionist David Smylie 659
Ulster Democratic Paddy Baird 427
SDLP Dympna O'Hara 365
Green (NI) Peter Emerson 245
Alliance Mark Long 177
Workers' Party Steven Doran 109
Turnout 14,127
Progressive Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Laganbank[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 1,614
Sinn Féin Sean Hayes 1,388
Ulster Unionist Jim Clarke 1,337
Alliance Steve McBride 1,118
Ulster Unionist Michael McGimpsey 966
SDLP Peter O'Reilly 902
Progressive Unionist Ernie Purves 644
Democratic Unionist Jim Kirkpatrick 473
NI Women's Coalition Anne Campbell 406
Workers' Party Patrick Lynn 160
Green (NI) Andrew Frew 138
Natural Law James Anderson 18
Independent Vincent McKenna 12
Turnout 9,176
Sinn Féin gain from Social Democratic and Labour
Upper Falls[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
SDLP Alex Attwood 2,855
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 2,807
Sinn Féin Michael Browne 2,580
Sinn Féin Martin Livingstone 2,394
Sinn Féin Chrissie McAuley 1,738
SDLP Stephen McGowan 616
SDLP Patricia Lewsley 596
Democratic Unionist David McNerlin 201
Workers' Party James McAllister 110
Alliance Dan McGuinness 85
Turnout 13,982
Sinn Féin gain from Social Democratic and Labour
Lower Falls[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Fra McCann 2,420
Sinn Féin Sean McKnight 2,286
Sinn Féin Tom Hartley 2,022
Sinn Féin Marie Moore 1,810
SDLP Margaret Walsh 1,764
Sinn Féin Janice Austin 1,274
Workers' Party John Lowry 468
SDLP Mary White 227
Alliance Keith Jacques 45
Turnout 12,316
No change

Carrickfergus

Castlereagh

Coleraine

Cookstown

Craigavon

Derry

Down

Dungannon

Fermanagh

Larne

Limavady

Lisburn

Magherafelt

Moyle

Newry and Mourne

Newtownabbey

North Down

Omagh

Strabane

References

  1. ^ Local Government Elections 1997, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Belfast City Council Elections 1993–2005, Northern Ireland Elections

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