Oldpark (District Electoral Area)

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Oldpark
District Electoral Area
Oldpark Wards.png
Map showing Oldpark wards within Belfast
Population (2008 Estimate)
District Belfast City Council
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Belfast North
NI Assembly Belfast North
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim

Oldpark is one of the nine district electoral areas (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located in the North of the city, the district elects six members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Ardoyne; Ballysillan; Cliftonville; Legoniel; New Lodge and Water Works. Oldpark forms part of the Belfast North constituency for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament.

History[edit]

The DEA was created for the 1985 local elections. Legoniel, Ballysillan and Ardoyne wards had previously been part of Area E, New Lodge and the southern half of the Waterworks ward had been in Area G, while Cliftonville and the northern half of Waterworks ward had been in Area H.

Wards[edit]

Map Ward Population
(2011 Census)
Catholic Protestant Other No Religion Area Density NI Assembly UK Parliament Ref
1 Ardoyne 5,987 92.8% 5.1% 0.3% 1.8% 0.58 km2 10,322 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North [1]
2 Ballysillan 5,626 7.8% 83.3% 1.4% 7.5% 1.11 km2 5,068 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North [2]
3 Cliftonville 5,330 71% 23.6% 0.7% 4.7% 1.18 km2 4,517 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North [3]
4 Legoniel 6,409 48.2% 45.4% 0.8% 5.6% 8.82 km2 727 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North [4]
5 New Lodge 4,950 89.2% 7.5% 0.9% 2.3% 0.72 km2 6,875 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North [5]
6 Water Works 5,829 87.6% 7.1% 0.9% 4.4% 1.27 km2 4,590 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North [6]
Oldpark 34,131 65.6% 29.2% 0.8% 4.4% 13.68 km2 2,495 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North

Councillors[edit]

Election Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
2014 Julie-Anne Corr
(PUP)
Gareth McKee
(DUP)
Nichola Mallon
(SDLP)
Mary Clarke
(Sinn Féin)
JJ Magee
(Sinn Féin)
Gerard McCabe
(Sinn Féin)
2011 Ian Crozier
(DUP)
Daniel Lavery
(Sinn Féin)
Conor Maskey
(Sinn Féin)
2005 Fred Cobain
(UUP)
Nelson McCausland
(DUP)
Alban Maginness
(SDLP)
Margaret McClenaghan
(Sinn Féin)
Carál Ní Chuilín
(Sinn Féin)
2001 Billy Hutchinson
(PUP)
Martin Morgan
(SDLP)
Gerard Brophy
(Sinn Féin)
Eoin O'Broin
(Sinn Féin)
1997 Fred Proctor
(UUP)
Paddy McManus
(Sinn Féin)
Mick Conlon
(Sinn Féin)
Bobby Lavery
(Sinn Féin)
1993 Fred Rodgers
(UUP)
Joe Austin
(Sinn Féin)
1989 William Gault
(UUP)
Brian Feeney
(SDLP)
Gerard McGuigan
(Sinn Féin)
Seamus Lynch
(Workers' Party)
1985 Peter Lunn
(DUP)
Bobby Lavery
(Sinn Féin)

2011 Elections[edit]

See also: Results of elections in 2011; 2005; 2001; 1997; 1993; 1989 and 1985.
Belfast City Council elections, 2011[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Ian Crozier 1,770
Sinn Féin Conor Maskey 1,573
Sinn Féin Gerard McCabe 1,492
Sinn Féin Daniel Lavery 1,370
SDLP Nichola Mallon 1,184
Sinn Féin Mary Clarke 1,180
DUP Gareth McKee 917
UUP Fred Rodgers 540
Irish Republican Socialist Paul Little 379
Alliance James McClure 303
Independent Martin McAuley 146
Turnout 10,584
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward Information for Ardoyne ward 95GG02". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ward Information for Ballysillan ward 95GG06". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ward Information for Cliftonville ward 95GG17". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ward Information for Legoniel ward 95GG32". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ward Information for New Lodge ward 95GG35". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ward Information for Water Works ward 95GG47". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Elections 2011: Oldpark, Belfast City Council