Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association
The Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association was a minor political party operating in
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
It has contest elections for
Newtownabbey Borough Councilfrom 1997 to 2005 and registered as a political party with the Electoral Commission in 2001.
The party had 2 councillors elected in the 1997 local elections, 1 in 2001 and 1 in 2005. In the 2005 elections the party stood candidates in 3 of Newtownabbey's 4 electoral areas and polled 1897 votes, 6.4% of the votes in the borough.
In their statement of accounts for the year to the end of 2005, the party declared that they had a membership of 23 [http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/files/dms/NewtownabbeyRatepayersAssociation_20011-14658_E_N_S_W_.PDF ] .
Their sole elected councillor, Billy Webb, joined the
Alliance Party of Northern Irelandin April 2008. [http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/Campaigner-tojoin-Alliance.4001549.jp]
* [http://newtownabbeyratepayers.co.uk/ Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association]
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