Antrim Borough Council
|Antrim Borough Council|
Antrim Borough Council is the local authority of Antrim in Northern Ireland. It is set to merge with Newtownabbey Borough Council in May 2015 under local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland to become Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Antrim is sub-divided into three electoral areas: Antrim South-East, Antrim North-West and Antrim Town, from which 19 members were elected. As of February 2011, the following political parties are represented: 5 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 5 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 3 Sinn Féin, 3 Alliance Party, 2 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)and 1 Traditional Unionist Voice. An election is held every four years using the proportional representation system.
A mayor and deputy mayor are elected from among the councillors at the borough council's annual meeting in June. For the civic year 2012/2013 the Mayor of Antrim is Roy Thompson (DUP) and the Deputy Mayor was Roderick Swann (UUP).
The area covered by Antrim Borough Council has a population of 53,428 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.
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- "Antrim Borough Council". Retrieved 19 June 2012.
- "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014". NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014.