East Antrim (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°50′42″N 5°48′40″W / 54.845°N 5.811°W / 54.845; -5.811

East Antrim
County constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
EastAntrimConstituency.svg
East Antrim shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Larne, Carrickfergus, Moyle, Newtownabbey
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Roy Beggs Jr
Stewart Dickson
David Hilditch
Oliver McMullan
Alastair Ross
Sammy Wilson

East Antrim is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Forum in 1996. Since 1998, it has elected members to the current Assembly.

For Assembly elections prior to 1996, the constituency was largely part of the North Antrim and South Antrim constituencies. From 1997 to 2010 it shared boundaries with the East Antrim UK Parliament constituency, this link was broken by the 2010 Westminster General Election but will be restored at the 2011 Assembly elections.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see East Antrim (UK Parliament constituency).

Members[edit]

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2011 election are:

Sammy Wilson can be considered the most high profile MLA, as is a former Finance Minister.

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2007 election are:

George Dawson died in May 2007 and was replaced by Alastair Ross.

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2003 election were:

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were:

Changes 1998–2003

In the 1996 election to the Northern Ireland Peace Forum, 5 Forum members were elected from East Antrim. They were as follows:

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

2011 Assembly election: East Antrim – 6 Seats[1][2]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
DUP Sammy Wilson 24.8% 7,181
DUP David Hilditch 11.3% 3,288 4,219
DUP Alastair Ross 5.5% 1,608 2,566 2,642 2,646 2,938 4,267
Alliance Stewart Dickson 10.0% 2,889 2,977 3,162 3,410 3,480 3,520 3,527 3,534 4,777
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 10.4% 3,012 3,349 3,450 3,469 3,839 4,037 4,080 4,125 4,194
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 8.2% 2,369 2,379 2,417 2,917 2,925 2,931 2,931 2,931 3,250 3,389
UUP Rodney McCune 6.4% 1,851 1,958 2,030 2,038 2,343 2,418 2,447 2,463 2,603 2,890
Alliance Gerardine Mulvenna 5.6% 1,620 1,689 1,869 2,314 2,356 2,389 2,392 2,394
DUP Gordon Lyons 4.6% 1,321 1,601 1,716 1,733 1,973
TUV Ruth Wilson 4.6% 1,346 1,509 1,651 1,654
SDLP Justin McCamphill 4.6% 1,333 1,345 1,433
Green (NI) Daniel Donnelly 2.3% 664 685
BNP Steven Moore 1.0% 511 546
Electorate: 61,617   Valid: tba   Spoilt: tba (0.00%)   Quota: 4,147   Turnout: 29,430 (47.76%)
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP Sammy Wilson 6,755 Elected 1
DUP George Dawson 4,167 Elected 2
Alliance Seán Neeson 3,114 Elected 10
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 3,076 Elected 12
DUP David Hilditch 2,732 Elected 3
UUP Ken Robinson 1,881 Elected 13
SDLP Danny O'Connor 1,769 Not elected 13
Alliance Stewart Dickson 1,624 Not elected 9
UUP Mark Dunn 1,617 Not elected 10
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 1,168 Not elected 9
UK Unionist Thomas Robinson 731 Not elected 7
Green (NI) Mark Bailey 612 Not elected 6
Independent John Anderson 398 Not elected 4
Conservative Tim Lewis 395 Not elected 5
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 5,175 Elected 1
DUP Sammy Wilson 4,544 Elected 1
DUP George Dawson 3,163 Elected 15
DUP David Hilditch 2,856 Elected 15
SDLP Danny O'Connor 2,428 Not elected
Alliance Seán Neeson 2,180 Elected 15
UUP Ken Robinson 2,062 Elected 15
UUP Roy McCune 1,646 Not elected
Independent Jack McKee 1,449 Not elected
Alliance Stewart Dickson 1,192 Not elected
Independent Roger Hutchinson 1,011 Not elected
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 768 Not elected
UK Unionist Thomas Robinson 564 Not elected
PUP Carolyn Howarth 534 Not elected
Independent Robert Mason 364 Not elected
Independent John Anderson 348 Not elected
NI Women's Coalition Anne Monaghan 307 Not elected
Conservative Alan Greer 196 Not elected
Green (NI) Andrew Frew 165 Not elected
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 5,764 Elected
Alliance Seán Neeson 5,247 Elected
DUP David Hilditch 4,876 Elected
DUP Jack McKee 3,013 Not elected
UK Unionist Roger Hutchinson 2,866 Elected
UUP May Steele 2,399 Not elected
UUP Ken Robinson 2,384 Elected
SDLP Danny O'Connor 2,106 Elected
Alliance Stewart Dickson 1,921 Not elected
Independent Unionist James Brown 1,571 Not elected
PUP William Greer 1,432 Not elected
Sinn Féin Chrissie McAuley 746 Not elected
Ulster Democratic Tommy Kirkham 596 Not elected
Independent Robert Mason 424 Not elected
Conservative Terence Dick 233 Not elected
Natural Law James McKissock 32 Not elected

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[3]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP May Steele
Thomas Robinson
James Brown
Eric Ferguson
David Fleck
10,036 30.1
DUP Jack McKee
May Beattie
Noel McAllister
9,557 28.7
Alliance Seán Neeson
Stewart Dickson
Amelia Kelly
Bill McKimmon
Janet Crampsey
3,957 11.9
PUP William Donaldson
William Hamilton
William Green
George Ferguson
William Adamson
2,254 6.8
SDLP Danny O'Connor
Mary White
2,213 6.6
UK Unionist Mark Dingwall
Arthur Cowden
2,041 6.1
Ulster Democratic Tommy Kirkham
Joe English
1,141 3.4
Sinn Féin Mary Davey
Martin Meehan
Una Gillespie
619 1.9
NI Women's Coalition Angela Hegarty
Jaqueline Weir
Carmel Gallagher
323 1.0
Conservative Sam Crowe
Donald Tomb
271 0.8
Green (NI) Sharon Morrow
Jenny McMillan
Paddy Agnew
224 0.7
Labour Coalition William McClinton
Joseph Watson
218 0.6
Independent DUP Neville Steel
Allen Boyland
107 0.3
Democratic Partnership Maureen Sykes
Rachel McKeown
102 0.3
Ulster Independence Cecil Kane
Victor King
86 0.3
Independent McMullan William Cunning
James Simmons
81 0.2
Workers' Party Austin Kelly
Brendan Heaney
69 0.2
Democratic Left Kevin Smyth
Eamon Lynch
33 0.1
Natural Law John Collins
Andrea Gribben
14 0.0
Independent Chambers Georgina Strain
Hudson Strain
5 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Belfast Telegraph
  2. ^ http://www.eoni.org.uk/ni_assembly_election_2011_-_east_antrim_result_sheet.pdf
  3. ^ 1996 Candidates – East Antrim, Northern Ireland Elections