Northern Ireland local elections, 2001

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Northern Ireland local elections, 2001

1997 ←
7 June 2001 → 2005

All council seats
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP SDLP
Seats won 154 131 117
Seat change Decrease 31 Increase 40 Decrease 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Sinn Féin Independent Alliance
Seats won 108 34 28
Seat change Increase 34 Increase 8 Decrease 13
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Elections for local government were held in Northern Ireland on 7 June 2001, contesting 582 seats in all, along with the 2001 general election across the entire United Kingdom.

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Party[1] Councillors Votes
Change Total  % share Total
UUP -31 154 23 181,336
DUP +40 131 21 169,477
Sinn Féin +34 108 21 163,269
SDLP -3 117 19 153,424
Independent +8 34 7 51,997
Alliance -13 28 5 40,443
PUP -3 4 2 12,261
UK Unionist -2 2 1 4,763
NI Women's Coalition 0 1 0.4 3,301
United Unionist +2 2 0.3 2,648
Conservative -3 0 0.3 1,985
NI Unionist 0 0 0.2 1,818
Workers' Party 0 0 0.2 1,421
Independent Community -2 0 0.2 1,247
Newtownabbey Ratepayers -1 1 0.1 1,039
Ulster Third Way 0 0 0.0 28

By council[edit]

Antrim[edit]

Ards[edit]

Armagh[edit]

Ballymena[edit]

Banbridge[edit]

Belfast[edit]

Court[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Eric Smyth 2,605
Independent Frank McCoubrey 1,732
UUP Chris McGimpsey 1,527
PUP Hugh Smyth 1,336
PUP Plum Smith 813
UUP Fred Cobain 722
DUP Elaine McMillen 720
Sinn Féin Mick Conlon 269
Ulster Third Way David Kerr 28
Turnout 10,085
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Independent gain from Ulster Democratic
Pottinger[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Sammy Wilson 3,918
UUP Reg Empey 3,097
PUP David Ervine 1,582
Sinn Féin Joseph O'Donnell 1,264
Alliance Mervyn Jones 693
DUP May Campbell 577
UUP Margaret Clarke 559
SDLP Leo Van Es 459
Independent John Bushell 218
DUP Harry Toan 205
Workers' Party Joseph Bell 129
PUP Robin Stewart 127
UK Unionist David Fairfield 74
Conservative Jason Docherty 66
Turnout 13,426
Sinn Féin gain from Alliance
Victoria[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
UUP Ian Adamson 3,286
Alliance David Alderdice 3,119
DUP Wallace Browne 2,492
UUP Jim Rodgers 2,322
DUP Robin Newton 1,469
DUP Margaret McKenzie 783
Independent Danny Dow 746
Alliance Naomi Long 729
PUP Robert Moorehead 697
UUP Alan Crowe 582
SDLP Ciara Patricia Farren 305
Conservative Peter Gray 239
Independent Sammy Walker 114
Independent Billy Hands 15
Independent Lawrence John 11
Turnout 14,806
Ulster Unionist gain from Independent Unionist
Balmoral[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
SDLP Carmel Hanna 3,077
UUP Margaret Crooks 2,276
UUP Bob Stoker 2,032
Alliance Tom Ekin 1,684
DUP Ruth Patterson 1,377
Sinn Féin Stiofán Long 1,349
SDLP Catherine Molloy 987
PUP Tom Morrow 424
UUP John Hiddleston 411
Turnout 13,873
No change
Castle[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Nigel Dodds 3,949
SDLP Alban Maginness 2,520
Sinn Féin Danny Lavery 1,991
UUP David Browne 1,550
SDLP Pat Convery 1,403
Alliance Tom Campbell 984
DUP Ian Crozier 759
PUP Janet Carson 352
NI Women's Coalition Elizabeth McCullough 253
Independent David Mahood 178
Independent Sandy Blair 109
Workers' Party Marcella Delaney 84
Turnout 14,497
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Social Democratic and Labour gain from Alliance
Oldpark[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Gerard Brophy 2,755
Sinn Féin Margaret McCleneghan 2,467
DUP Nelson McCausland 2,392
SDLP Martin Morgan 1,932
PUP Billy Hutchinson 1,516
Sinn Féin Kathy Stanton 1,298
UUP Fred Proctor 1,116
SDLP Joleen Connolly 1,114
Sinn Féin Eoin O'Broin 957
Independent James Bates 209
Alliance Thomas McCullough 160
Independent Rene Greig 59
Turnout 16,662
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Laganbank[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
UUP Michael McGimpsey 2,019
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 1,748
SDLP Peter O'Reilly 1,612
SDLP Patrick McCarthy 1,511
DUP Richard Scott 882
Alliance Mark Long 825
UUP Jim Clarke 819
NI Women's Coalition Anne Monaghan 703
PUP Dawn Purvis 286
Workers' Party Patrick Lynn 158
Independent Andrew Frew 141
Independent Barbara Muldoon 128
Turnout 11,082
Social Democratic and Labour gain from Alliance
Upper Falls[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Paul Maskey 3,349
SDLP Alex Attwood 3,260
Sinn Féin Gerard O'Neill 2,866
Sinn Féin Michael Browne 2,469
Sinn Féin Chrissie McAuley 1,801
SDLP Brian Heading 1,112
NI Women's Coalition Mary Catney 365
Alliance Kathy Ayers 136
Turnout 15,972
No change
Lower Falls[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Fra McCann 2,399
Sinn Féin Tom Hartley 2,351
Sinn Féin Máire Cush 2,230
SDLP Margaret Walsh 2,016
Sinn Féin Marie Moore 1,917
Sinn Féin Sean McKnight 1,247
Workers' Party John Lowry 488
Turnout 13,229
No change

Carrickfergus[edit]

Castlereagh[edit]

Coleraine[edit]

Cookstown[edit]

Craigavon[edit]

Derry[edit]

Down[edit]

Dungannon[edit]

Fermanagh[edit]

Larne[edit]

Limavady[edit]

Lisburn[edit]

Magherafelt[edit]

Moyle[edit]

Newry and Mourne[edit]

Newtownabbey[edit]

North Down[edit]

Omagh[edit]

Strabane[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local Government Elections 2001, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Belfast City Council Elections 1993–2005, Northern Ireland Elections