Mid Ulster (Assembly constituency)

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Mid Ulster
County constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
MidUlsterConstituency.svg
Mid Ulster shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Cookstown, Magherafelt, Dungannon and South Tyrone
Current constituency
Created 1973
Assembly Members Sandra Overend
Ian McCrea
Patsy McGlone
Martin McGuinness
Ian Milne
Michelle O'Neill

Mid Ulster 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 Mid Ulster 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.

Mid Ulster is only 1 of 2 constituencies in Northern Ireland (the other one being Foyle) which has returned the same number of Assembly members from the same parties at each election - 3 Sinn Féin, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP and 1 DUP.

The most high-profile MLA for the constituency is Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Mid Ulster (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 William McCrea
(DUP)
Martin McGuinness
(Sinn Féin)
Francie Molloy
(Sinn Féin)
John Kelly
(Sinn Féin)
Denis Haughey
(SDLP)
Billy Armstrong
(UUP)
2003 Geraldine Dougan
(Sinn Féin)
Patsy McGlone
(SDLP)
2007 Ian McCrea
(DUP)
Michelle O'Neill
(Sinn Féin)
2011 Sandra Overend
(UUP)
April 2013
co-option
Ian Milne
(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 Mid Ulster. 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. Mid Ulster elected 6 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 Mid Ulster were:

In 1973 elections were held to the Assembly set up under the Sunningdale Agreement. The six members elected from Mid Ulster were:

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2011[1]
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 8,957 Elected 1
DUP Ian McCrea 7,127 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Michelle O'Neill 5,178 Elected 7
SDLP Patsy McGlone 5,065 Elected 5
UUP Sandra Overend 4,409 Elected 6
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 4,263 Elected 7
Sinn Féin Ian Milne 2,635 Not elected 7
TUV Walter Millar 2,075 Not elected 5
SDLP Austin Kelly 1,214 Not elected 5
Independent Hugh McCloy 933 Not elected 4
Alliance Michael McDonald 398 Not elected 3
People Before Profit Harry Hutchinson 243 Not elected 3
Independent Gary McCann 241 Not elected 3
2007 Assembly Election
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Transfer McGuiness Count 3 Transfer McCrea Count 4 Transfer Molloy Count 5 Exclude McLaughlin, Marshall and Hutchinson Count 6 Exclude Millar Count 7 Exclude Forde
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 18.2 8,065 -1,739                      
DUP Ian McCrea 17.2 7,608   7,608 -1,282                  
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 14.9 6,597   6,597   6,597 -271              
Sinn Féin Michelle O'Neill 14.5 6,432   6,432   6,432   6,432   6,432   6,432   6,432
SDLP Patsy McGlone 11.2 4,976 1200.04 6,176.04 7.04 6,183.08 81.40 6,264.40 166.00 6,430.48   6,430.48   6,430.48
UUP Billy Armstrong 10.8 4,781 7.22 4788.22 151.68 4939.90 0.55 4940.45 96.08 5036.53 536.01 5572.54 782.00 6354.54
SDLP Kate Lagan 6.2 2,759 359.10 3118.10 1.76 3119.86 147.07 3266.93 202.21 3469.14 27.86 3497.00 34.00 3531.0
UK Unionist Walter Millar 2.7 1,210 5.70 1215.70 41.28 1256.98 0.66 1257.64 41.38 1299.02 -1299.02      
DUP Anne Forde 2.3 1,021 1.52 1022.52 1003.52 2026.04   2026.04 41.99 2068.03 557.20 2625.23 -2625.23  
(Republican Sinn Féin) Brendan McLoughlin 1.0 437 90.06 527.06 0.16 527.22 16.39 543.61 -543.61          
Alliance Margaret Marshall 0.5 221 7.98 228.98 1.28 230.26 2.86 233.12 -233.12          
Independent Harry Hutchinson 0.4 170 27.36 197.36 7.20 204.56 3.52 208.08 -208.08          
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP William McCrea 8,211 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 8,128 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Geraldine Dougan 5,827 Elected 4
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 5,255 Elected 3
UUP Billy Armstrong 4,323 Elected 7
SDLP Patsy McGlone 4,295 Elected 8
SDLP Denis Haughey 3,843 Not elected
UUP Trevor Wilson 2,071 Not elected
DUP Alan Millar 1,029 Not elected
Sinn Féin Cora Groogan 984 Not elected
Workers' Party Frances Donnelly 230 Not elected
Alliance James Holmes 166 Not elected

1998[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Transfer McCrea Count 3 Exclude Boyle, Donnelly, Hutchinson, Daly Count 4 Transfer McGuiness Count 5 Exclude Junkin Count 6 Exclude McLean
DUP William McCrea 10,339 -3,224                  
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 8,703 8,703   8,703 -1,588          
SDLP Denis Haughey 6,410 3.72 6,413.72 238.31 6,652.03 84.78 6,736.81 31.93 6,768.74 282.24 7,050.98
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 6,008 1.55 6,009.55 31.00 6,040.55 1,033.56 7,074.11 1.62 7,075.73 7.45 7,083.18
Sinn Féin John Kelly 5,594 1.86 5,595.86 62.00 5,657.86 241.56 5,899.42 2.00 5,901.42 12.23 5,913.65
SDLP Patsy McGlone 4,666 10.85 4,676.85 105.00 4,781.85 174.78 4,956.63 13.00 4,969.63 106.16 5,075.79
UUP Billy Armstrong 4,498 196.54 4,694.54 220.96 4,915.50 0.72 4,916.22 1,964.84 6,881.06 586.00 7,467.06
UUP John Junkin 2,440 240.87 2,680.87 77.79 2,758.66 0.18 2,758.84 -2,758.84      
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 1.0 497 2.48 499.48 -499.48              
DUP Paul McLean 307 2,701.34 3,008.34 26.20 3,034.54 7.02 3,041.56 686.28 3,727.84 -3,727.84  
Workers' Party Frances Donnelly 0.42 207 0.62 207.62 -207.62              
Socialist Party Harry Hutchinson 0.18 91 14.57 105.57 -105.57              
Natural Law Mary Daly 0.08 38   38 -38              

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[2]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy
Patsy Groogan
Sean Begley
Margaret McKenna
Owen Carron
13,001 29.6
SDLP Patsy McGlone
Denis Haughey
Kathleen Lagan
Pat McErlean
Joe McBride
12,492 28.5
UUP John Junkin
Norman Badger
Trevor Wilson
7,935 18.1
DUP William McCrea
William Larmour
Paul McLean
7,243 16.5
Alliance Aidan Lagan
Keith Jacques
549 1.2
UK Unionist Daniel Huston
Hugh Moore
435 1.0
PUP John Coyle
Kenneth Rutherford
380 0.9
Ulster Democratic John Haveron
James English
375 0.9
Labour coalition Harry Hutchinson
Anne Gribbon
John McLaughlin
Paddy McGrath
Joanne Kane
271 0.6
Ulster Independence Walter Millar
Dierdre Speer-White
263 0.6
NI Women's Coalition Cherry Dickson
Ann McCrystal
Sheila Murphy
Mary Hogg
Mary Doyle
259 0.6
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly
Gerard Brennan
210 0.5
Green (NI) David Lyttle
Lucille O'Shea
132 0.3
Conservative Elspeth Irvine
Eileen Elizabeth McKee
119 0.3
Democratic Partnership Charles McKee
Patrick Pearse Kelly
93 0.2
Democratic Left Patricia Cullen
Frank McElroy
41 0.1
Natural Law Stewart Luck
Richard Mulholland
24 0.1
Independent Chambers Angela Moore
Linda Chambers
20 0.1

1982[edit]

Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP William McCrea 10,445 Elected
SDLP Denis Haughey 8,413 Elected
Sinn Féin Danny Morrison 6,927 Elected
Sinn Féin Francis McElwee 5,763 Not elected
UUP William Thompson 5,546 Elected
SDLP Mary McSorley 4,169 Elected
UUP Samuel Glasgow 4,143 Not elected
DUP Alan Kane 3,981 Elected
UUUP Robert Overend 3,056 Not elected
Alliance Aidan Lagan 2,872 Not elected
SDLP Liam McQuaid 2,862 Not elected
UUUP John Dunlop 1,732 Not elected
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly 1,311 Not elected
Workers' Party Francie McElroy 746 Not elected

1975[edit]

Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
UUP William Thompson 9,342 Elected
SDLP Ivan Cooper 9,073 Elected
DUP Richard Reid 8,250 Elected
Vanguard Robert Overend 5,573 Elected
UUP Francis Thompson 4,292 Elected
SDLP Paddy Duffy 4,130 Elected
SDLP Aidan Larkin 3,868 Not elected
Unionist Party NI Duncan Pollock 2,264 Not elected
Alliance Aidan Lagan 1,842 Not elected
Alliance Douglas Cooper 1,526 Not elected
Republican Clubs Francie Donnelly 1,387 Not elected
Republican Clubs Francie McElroy 1,270 Not elected
Republican Clubs Ivan Barr 947 Not elected

1973[edit]

Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
SDLP Ivan Cooper 12,614 Elected
UUP Duncan Pollock 9,557 Elected
Vanguard John Dunlop 7,082 Elected
UUP William Thompson 5,352 Elected
DUP Eddie Sayers 4,454 Not elected
SDLP Paddy Duffy 4,437 Elected
SDLP Aidan Larkin 4,045 Elected
UUP Verdun Wright 3,034 Not elected
Republican Clubs Desmond Gourley 2,899 Not elected
Nationalist Patrick Francis McGill 2,558 Not elected
SDLP Stephen McKenna 2,444 Not elected
Alliance Tom Gormley 2,055 Not elected
Republican Clubs Ivan Barr 1,755 Not elected
Alliance Robin Glendinning 1,389 Not elected
Alliance George Logue 339 Not elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mid Ulster, UTV
  2. ^ 1996 Candidates - Mid Ulster, Northern Ireland Elections

Coordinates: 54°44′08″N 6°42′56″W / 54.73556°N 6.71556°W / 54.73556; -6.71556