Foyle (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°03′07″N 7°14′42″W / 55.052°N 7.245°W / 55.052; -7.245

Foyle
County constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
FoyleConstituency.svg
Foyle shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Derry City Council
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Maeve McLaughlin
Maurice Devenney
Mark H. Durkan
Colum Eastwood
Raymond McCartney
Pat Ramsey

Foyle 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 Londonderry constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Foyle UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

Northern Ireland Forum (1996)[edit]

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

Election Name
(Party)
Name
(Party)
Name
(Party)
Name
(Party)
Name
(Party)
1996 John Hume
(SDLP)
Mark Durkan
(SDLP)
John Tierney
(SDLP)
Martin McGuinness
(Sinn Féin)
Mitchel McLaughlin
(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.

Northern Ireland Assembly (1998–present)[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1998 John Hume
(SDLP)
Mark Durkan
(SDLP)
John Tierney
(SDLP)
William Hay
(DUP)
Mitchel McLaughlin
(Sinn Féin)
Mary Nelis
(Sinn Féin)
December 2000
co-option
Annie Courtney
(SDLP)
2003 Mary Bradley
(SDLP)
Pat Ramsey
(SDLP)
July 2004
co-option
Raymond McCartney
(Sinn Féin)
2007 Martina Anderson
(Sinn Féin)
November 2010
co-option
Pól Callaghan
(SDLP)
2011 Mark H. Durkan
(SDLP)
Colum Eastwood
(SDLP)
June 2012
co-option
Maeve McLaughlin
(Sinn Féin)
October 2014
co-option
Maurice Devenney
(DUP)

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.

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2011[1]
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP William Hay 7,154 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Martina Anderson 6,950 Elected 1
SDLP Mark H. Durkan 4,970 Elected 4
Sinn Féin Raymond McCartney 3,638 Elected 7
SDLP Pat Ramsey 3,138 Elected 7
People Before Profit Eamonn McCann 3,120 Not elected 7
SDLP Colum Eastwood 2,967 Elected 7
SDLP Pól Callaghan 2,624 Not elected 4
Sinn Féin Paul Fleming 2,612 Not elected 6
Independent Paul McFadden 1,280 Not elected 3
Alliance Keith McGrellis 334 Not elected 3
Independent Terry Doherty 60 Not elected 3
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP William Hay 6,960 Elected 1
SDLP Mark Durkan 6,401 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Martina Anderson 5,414 Elected 6
Sinn Féin Raymond McCartney 4,321 Elected 8
SDLP Pat Ramsey 3,242 Elected 10
Sinn Féin Lynn Fleming 2,914 Not elected 7
SDLP Mary Bradley 2,891 Elected 10
SDLP Helen Quigley 2,648 Not elected 10
Socialist Environmental Eamonn McCann 2,045 Not elected 6
Independent Republican Peggy O'Hara 1,789 Not elected 4
UUP Peter Munce 1,755 Not elected 7
Green (NI) Adele Corry 359 Not elected 2
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 224 Not elected 2
Independent (Unionist) Willie Frazer 73 Not elected 2
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
SDLP Mark Durkan 6,806 Elected 1
DUP William Hay 6,101 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 6,036 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Raymond McCartney 3,679 Not elected
Sinn Féin Mary Nelis 3,499 Elected 9
SDLP Mary Bradley 3,345 Elected 8
UUP Mary Hamilton 3,322 Not elected
SDLP Pat Ramsey 2,826 Elected 9
Socialist Environmental Eamonn McCann 2,257 Not elected
SDLP Gerard Diver 1,769 Not elected
Independent Annie Courtney 802 Not elected
Alliance Alan Castle 227 Not elected
Independent Danny McBrearty 137 Not elected
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
SDLP John Hume 12,581 Elected
DUP William Hay 6,112 Elected
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 5,341 Elected
UUP Jack Allen 4,669 Not elected
SDLP Mark Durkan 4,423 Elected
SDLP John Tierney 3,778 Elected
Sinn Féin Mary Nelis 3,464 Elected
SDLP Annie Courtney 2,560 Not elected
Sinn Féin Gearóid Ó hEára 2,531 Not elected
Sinn Féin Lynn Fleming 1,360 Not elected
Alliance Colm Cavanagh 1,058 Not elected
Labour Party NI Ken Adams 345 Not elected
PUP Brian Gurney 287 Not elected
Green (NI) Peter MacKenzie 253 Not elected
Natural Law Donn Brennan 32 Not elected

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[2]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
SDLP John Hume
Mark Durkan
John Tierney
Pat Devine
Mary Bradley
19,997 44.3
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness
Mitchel McLaughlin
Mary Nelis
Moira McCloskey
Gary Fleming
11,618 25.7
DUP Gregory Campbell
William Hay
5,504 11.2
UUP Jack Allen
Richard Dallas
Andrew Davidson
4,553 10.1
Alliance Aaron McCormack
Gerry Lynch
790 1.7
NI Women's Coalition Margaret Logue
Diane Greer
Teresa Kelly
695 1.5
PUP Brian Gurney
Paul Whitlock
580 1.3
Labour coalition Margaret Lawrence
Jim Gannon
Geraldine Quigley
Tony Martin
Patrick Muldowney
544 1.2
Ulster Democratic David Nicholl
Thomas Stone
497 1.1
UK Unionist David Taylor
Richard Jordan
324 0.7
Green (NI) Peter Doran
Michael O'Kane
Chloe Wilson
194 0.4
Conservative Derek Sloan
Elizabeth Sloan
92 0.2
Workers' Party Noel Lynch
Alexander Doherty
81 0.2
Ulster Independence Donal Casey
Ken Kerr
65 0.1
Natural Law Donn Brennan
David Cooke
41 0.1
Democratic Left James Doody
Brian Cullen
40 0.1
Independent Chambers Sydney Waddell
Jason Angus
22 0.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foyle, UTV
  2. ^ 1996 Candidates – Foyle, Northern Ireland Elections