Newry and Armagh (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°12′40″N 6°29′56″W / 54.211°N 6.499°W / 54.211; -6.499

Newry and Armagh
County constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
NewryArmaghConstituency.svg
Newry and Armagh shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Armagh, Newry and Mourne
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Cathal Boylan
Dominic Bradley
Mickey Brady
William Irwin
Danny Kennedy
Megan Fearon

Newry and Armagh 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 part of the Armagh and South Down constituencies. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Newry and Armagh UK Parliament constituency.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Newry and Armagh (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 Seamus Mallon
(SDLP)
John Fee
(SDLP)
Paul Berry
(DUP)
Danny Kennedy
(UUP)
Conor Murphy
(Sinn Féin)
Patrick McNamee
(Sinn Féin)
2003 Dominic Bradley
(SDLP)
Patricia O'Rawe
(Sinn Féin)
Davy Hyland
(Sinn Féin)
2007 Cathal Boylan
(Sinn Féin)
William Irwin
(DUP)
Mickey Brady
(Sinn Féin)
2011
July 2012
co-option
Megan Fearon
(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 Forum (1996)[edit]

In the 1996 election to the Northern Ireland Peace Forum, five Forum members were elected from Newry & Armagh. They were as follows:

  • Maria Caraher – Sinn Féin
  • Frank Feeley – Social Democratic and Labour Party
  • Seamus Mallon – Social Democratic and Labour Party
  • Patrick McNamee – Sinn Féin
  • Jim Speers – Ulster Unionist Party

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2011[1]
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 9,127 Elected 1
UUP Danny Kennedy 8,718 Elected 1
SDLP Dominic Bradley 7,123 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Cathal Boylan 6,614 Elected 2
DUP William Irwin 6,101 Elected 3
SDLP Thomas O'Hanlon 3,825 Not elected 6
Sinn Féin Mickey Brady 3,254 Elected 6
TUV Barrie Halliday 830 Not elected 4
Alliance David Murphy 734 Not elected 4
UKIP Robert Woods 98 Not elected 4
Independent James Malone 90 Not elected 4
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 7,437 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Cathal Boylan 7,105 Elected 1
UUP Danny Kennedy 6,517 Elected 5
DUP William Irwin 6,418 Elected 5
Sinn Féin Mickey Brady 6,337 Elected 4
SDLP Dominic Bradley 5,318 Elected 7
SDLP Sharon Haughey 4,500 Not elected 7
Independent (Unionist) Paul Berry 2,317 Not elected 4
Independent (Republican) Davy Hyland 2,188 Not elected 3
Independent (Unionist) William Frazer 605 Not elected 1
Green (NI) Brendan Morgan 599 Not elected 1
Alliance Máire Hendron 278 Not elected 1
Assembly Election – 26 November 2003
Party Candidate Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
DUP Paul Berry 8125 -1356 6769
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 7595 7595 -826 6769
UUP Danny Kennedy 7347 7347 7347 7347 7347
Sinn Féin Davy Hyland 5779 0.48 5779.48 567.9 6347.38 19.62 6367 266.9 6633.9
Sinn Féin Patricia O'Rawe 5478 0.16 5478.16 112.5 5590.66 12.66 5603.32 108.68 5712
SDLP Jim Lennon 4116 2.88 4118.88 7.1 4125.98 265 4390.98 721.52 5112.5
SDLP Dominic Bradley 4111 8.8 4119.8 15.2 4135 265.14 4400.14 2383 6783.14
SDLP John Fee 3410 1.28 3411.28 48.1 3459.38 197.58 3656.96 -3656.96
DUP Freda Donnelly 474 1164.64 1638.64 0.3 1638.94 -1638.94
Independent Willie Frazer 632 111.36 743.36 0.7 744.06 -744.06
Alliance Pete Whitcroft 311 2.72 313.72 1 314.72 -314.72
Non Transferable N/A 63.68 63.68 73.2 136.88 1937.72 2074.6 176.86 2251.46
Electorate=68,731, Votes cast 48,233 (70.2%), valid=47,378, spoiled=855 (1.8%), quota=6,769
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
SDLP Seamus Mallon 13,582 Elected
DUP Paul Berry 7,214 Elected
UUP Danny Kennedy 5,495 Elected
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 4,839 Elected
Sinn Féin Patrick McNamee 4,570 Elected
UUP Jim Speers 4,324 Not elected
Sinn Féin Davy Hyland 3,643 Not elected
SDLP John Fee 2,166 Elected
SDLP Frank Feely 2,205 Not elected
Independent Mary Allen 1,227 Not elected
NI Women's Coalition Kate Fearon 1,138 Not elected
Ulster Independence Willie Frazer 933 Not elected
Alliance Peter Whitcroft 777 Not elected
Natural Law David Evans 23 Not elected

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[2]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
SDLP Seamus Mallon
Frank Feeley
Pat Brannigan
Mary McLeown
John Fee
16,775 34.1
Sinn Féin Patrick McNamee
Maria Caraher
Noel Sheridan
Brendan Curran
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
12,585 25.6
UUP Jim Speers
Danny Kennedy
Elaine McClure
Sylvia McRoberts
11,047 22.5
DUP Meredith Patterson
Margaret Black
John McKew
4,774 9.8
Alliance Pete Whitcroft
Anne-Marie Cunningham
1,037 2.1
PUP David Jamison
Raymond Laverty
640 1.4
UK Unionist Robert St-Cyr
Margaret Thomson
474 0.9
NI Women's Coalition Sheila Fairon
Lynd Roper
Kathleen Magee
356 0.7
Labour coalition Eimear Duffy
Marian McKeown
Eamon Duffy
Eoin McGuinness
262 0.5
Ulster Democratic William Garrett
Alan Hewitt
257 0.5
Workers' Party Dennis Carroll
Vivian Hutchinson
Mary Campbell
James McConville
Pat Smith
208 0.4
Green (NI) Vincent MacDowell
Tara Foley
205 0.4
Ulster Independence Willie Frazer
John Gray
173 0.3
Conservative Sarah Humphreys
Jennifer Cumming
131 0.3
Democratic Partnership Ronald Dawson
Donal Kelly
114 0.2
Independent DUP Nigel Cummings
John Whitten
55 0.1
Democratic Left Brendan Montague
Orla McClean
46 0.1
Natural Law Eileen Leahy
Miguel Martin-Ramos
31 0.1
Independent Chambers Stella Irvine
Sharon Ralston
12 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newry & Armagh, UTV
  2. ^ 1996 Candidates – Newry and Armagh, Northern Ireland Elections