Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°32′31″N 7°18′32″W / 54.542°N 7.309°W / 54.542; -7.309

Fermanagh and South Tyrone
County constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
FermanaghSouthTyroneConstituency.svg
Fermanagh and South Tyrone shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Fermanagh,
Dungannon and South Tyrone
Current constituency
Created 1973
Assembly Members Tom Elliott
Phil Flanagan
Arlene Foster
Sean Lynch
Bronwyn McGahan
Lord Morrow

Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Irish: Fir Manach agus Tír Eoghain Theas) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973. It usually shares boundaries with the Fermanagh and South Tyrone UK Parliament constituency, however the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1983 to 1986 as the Assembly boundaries had not caught up with Parliamentary boundary changes and from 1996 to 1997 when members of the Northern Ireland Forum had been elected from the newly drawn Parliamentary constituencies but the 51st Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected in 1992 under the 1983–95 constituency boundaries, was still in session.

Members were then elected from the constituency to the 1975 Constitutional Convention, the 1982 Assembly, the 1996 Forum and then to the current Assembly from 1998.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Fermanagh and South Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency).

Members[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly (1998–present)[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1998 Tommy Gallagher
(SDLP)
Sam Foster
(UUP)
Joan Carson
(UUP)
Gerry McHugh
(Sinn Féin)
Michelle Gildernew
(Sinn Féin)
Maurice Morrow
(DUP)
2003 Tom Elliott
(UUP)
Arlene Foster
(UUP/
DUP)
Tom O'Reilly
(Sinn Féin)
2007 Gerry McHugh
(Sinn Féin)
2011 Phil Flanagan
(Sinn Féin)
Sean Lynch
(Sinn Féin)
July 2012
co-option
Bronwyn McGahan
(Sinn Féin)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Other (1973–1996)[edit]

In the 1996 election to the Northern Ireland Peace Forum, 5 Forum members were elected from Fermanagh & South Tyrone. They were as follows:

In 1982 elections were held for an Assembly for Northern Ireland to hold the Secretary of State to account, in the hope that this would be the first step towards restoring devolution. Fermanagh & South Tyrone elected 5 members as follows:

In 1975 elections were held to a Constitutional Convention which sought (unsuccessfully) to generate a consensus on the future of the province. The six members elected from Fermanagh & South Tyrone were:

In 1973 elections were held to the Assembly set up under the Sunningdale Agreement. The six members elected from Fermanagh & South Tyrone were:

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

2011 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 19.0 9,110          
UUP Tom Elliott 14.4 6,896          
DUP Arlene Foster 14.3 6,876          
Sinn Féin Sean Lynch 10.7 5,146 6,247.10 6,278.52 6,469.00 6,475.04 6,476.04
Sinn Féin Phil Flanagan 10.6 5,082 5,781.66 5,799.00 6,109.20 6,127.72 6,136.72
DUP Maurice Morrow 10.1 4,844 4,849.46 4,910.98 5,324.24 7,229.24  
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 9.6 4,606 4,947.64 5,304.08 5,639.22 5,940.74 6,074.74
UUP Kenny Donaldson 4.9 2,366 2,368.60 2,525.86 3,200.64    
TUV Alex Elliott 2.6 1,231 1,231.78 1,249.78      
Independent Pat Cox 2.1 997 1,049.00 1,104.78      
Alliance Hannah Su 1.8 845 871.78        
Electorate: 70,985   Valid: 47,999   Spoilt: 950   Quota: 6,858   Turnout: 48,949 (68.96&)
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP Arlene Foster 7,138 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 7,026 Elected 1
UUP Tom Elliott 6,603 Elected 2
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 5,103 Elected 8
Sinn Féin Sean Lynch 4,704 Not elected 8
DUP Maurice Morrow 4,700 Elected 8
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 4,440 Elected 7
UUP Kenny Donaldson 2,531 Not elected 7
SDLP Vincent Currie 2,043 Not elected 6
Independent Republican Gerry McGeough 813 Not elected 5
Alliance Allan Leonard 521 Not elected 5
(Republican Sinn Féin) Michael McManus 431 Not elected 5
UK Unionist Robert McCartney 388 Not elected 4
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 6,489 Elected 5
UUP Tom Elliott 6,181 Elected 3
DUP Maurice Morrow 5,536 Elected 6
Sinn Féin Tom O'Reilly 5,019 Elected 8
UUP Arlene Foster 4,938 Elected 5
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 4,735 Elected 5
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 4,393 Not elected
DUP Bert Johnston 3,094 Not elected
SDLP Frank Britton 2,772 Not elected
UUP Robert Mulligan 2,110 Not elected
NI Women's Coalition Eithne McNulty 650 Not elected
Alliance Linda Cleland 243 Not elected
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 8,135 Elected 1
UUP Sam Foster 5,589 Elected 4
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 5,459 Elected 7
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 4,703 Elected 8
UUP Joan Carson 4,400 Elected 9
UK Unionist Jim Dixon 4,262 Not elected 9
DUP Maurice Morrow 3,987 Elected 9
Sinn Féin Pat Treanor 3,552 Not elected 6
DUP Bert Johnston 3,095 Not elected 5
SDLP Olive Mullen 2,872 Not elected 8
UUP Bertie Kerr 2,583 Not elected 4
NI Women's Coalition Marie Crawley 1,729 Not elected 2
Alliance Stephen Farry 614 Not elected 1
Natural Law Simeon Gillan 63 Not elected 1

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[1]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP Ken Maginnis
Sam Foster
Joan Carson
Bertie Kerr
15,542 32.3
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh
Michelle Gildernew
Robin Martin
Vincent Kelly
Pat Trainor
11,666 24.2
SDLP Tommy Gallagher
Anthony McGonnell
Anne McQuillan
Vincent Currie
Mary Flanagan
10,399 21.6
DUP Maurice Morrow
Joseph Dodds
6,589 13.7
Alliance Stephen Farry
Julie Greaves
831 1.7
UK Unionist Muriel Boston
Robert Peden
468 1.0
Ulster Democratic Raymond Gilliland
Paul Longman
464 1.0
NI Women's Coalition Roisin Keenan
Audrey Johnston
Florence Ellis
461 1.0
PUP Tracy Gould
Paul Ferguson
410 0.9
Labour coalition Ciaran Molloy
Patrick Mulholland
Nigel Cooke
297 0.6
Green (NI) Roy Hadden
Roy Johnston
Peg Alexander
208 0.4
Workers' Party Tommy Owens
Marian Donnelly
199 0.4
Ulster Independence Simon Dilworth
Stuart Boyd
189 0.4
Democratic Left Gerry Cullen
Doris Wray
128 0.3
Independent McMullan Philip McClinchey
Ann McDermott
118 0.2
Conservative William Quin
Eric Milligan
113 0.2
Independent Chambers William Chambers
May Blayney
36 0.1
Natural Law Charles Cunningham
Simeon Gillen
Peter Lavery
23 0.0

1982[edit]

Assembly Election – 20 October 1982
Party Candidate Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Sinn Féin Owen Carron 14025
UUP Ken Maginnis 10117 10117 10117 10117 10117 10117 10117 10117 10117 10117
SDLP Austin Currie 6800 7093 7259 7717 7758 8374 8383 8387 12402
UUP Raymond Ferguson 5877 5885 6216 6268 6966 6976 9403 9921 9921 9921
DUP Ivan Foster 4324 4328 4342 4350 4956 4957 5142 8070 8114 8145
DUP Bert Johnston 2965 2966 2986 2990 3336 3337 3559
SDLP Joseph Maguire 2912 3060 3168 3451 3458 5179 5196 5202
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 2700 6096 6108 6414 6427 6528 6537 6540 6848 7603
UUP Cecil Noble 2597 2602 2684 2706 2964 2970
SDLP Fergus McQuillan 2288 2400 2448 2634 2634
UUUP Ernest Baird 2010 2012 2041 2050
Workers' Party Tommy Owens 1394 1481 1724
Alliance John Haslett 1171 1177
Electorate=73930, valid=59180, spoiled=2171, quota=9864

1975[edit]

1975 Constitutional Convention:Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
UUP Harry West 24.4 12,922                
SDLP Austin Currie 18.8 9,984 9,984              
Vanguard Ernie Baird 15.2 8,067 9,706.28 9,706.28            
SDLP Thomas Daly 13.5 7,145 7,147.79 8,063.98 8,063.98 8,103.66 8,708.95 9,322.95    
SDLP Thomas Murray 7.8 4,143 4,153.85 4,239.54 4,239.86 4,254.62 4,559.72 4,741.67 5,108.19 5,123.19
DUP David Calvert 6.4 3,389 3,636.07 3.636.51 4,052.99 4,212.20 4,213.45 4,485.99 4,496.77  
UUP John McKay 6.0 3,194 5,111.66 5,113.20 5,487.12 5,817.15 5,825.75 6,365.48 6,376.26 9836.48
Republican Clubs Eugene Lyttle 2.8 1,501 1,503.48 1,547.15 1,548.11 1,594.83        
Alliance Bill Barbour 2.8 1,464 1,492.21 1,506.07 1,514.71 2,179.70 2,261.51      
Unionist Party NI George Cathcart 2.3 1,245 1,358.15 1,359.80 1,392.60          
Electorate: 70,344   Valid: 53,054   Spoilt: 2,122 (3.8%)   Quota: 8,843   Turnout: 55,176 (78.4%)

Note : Ernie Baird, David Calvert, John McKay and Harry West were all UUUC endorsed candidates.

1973[edit]

1973 Assembly election:Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SDLP Austin Currie 19.4 11,016            
Vanguard Ernest Baird 14.9 8,456 8,517 8,517.56 10,081.56      
UUP John Taylor 14.8 8,410 8,469 8,469.70 8,712.84 9,131.88 9,338.80 9,779.80
UUP Harry West 14.4 8,198 8,252 8,252.84 8,336.84 8,491.40 8,674.02 9,084.44
SDLP Thomas Daly 13.2 7,511 7,552 8,324.80 8,329.08 8,329.08 8,694.22 9,360.50
SDLP David McQuillan 7.2 4,074 4,080 4,558.80 4,558.80 4,559.28 4,792.98 5,175.92
Republican Clubs James McQuaid 5.1 2,923 2,930 3,046.62 3,049.76 3,050.24 3,109.64 3,561.40
Independent Jack Hassard 3.5 2,008 2,068 2,190.36 2,209.36 2,219.92 3,076.86  
DUP William Mitchell 3.5 1,974 1,992 1,992.98        
Alliance Patrick Reimill 3.4 1,960 2,028 2,050.40 2,067.54 2,070.90    
Independent David Brien 0.7 396            
Electorate: 68,733   Valid: 56,926   Spoilt: 1,222   Quota: 9,488   Turnout: 58,148 (84.6%)

Austin Currie, John Taylor and Harry West were all members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons when it was prorogued in 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Candidates – Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Northern Ireland Elections