Northern Ireland local elections, 2005

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Northern Ireland local elections, 2005

2001 ←
5 May 2005
→ 2011

All council seats
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP Sinn Féin UUP
Seats won 182 126 115
Seat change Increase51 Increase18 Decrease39
Popular vote 208,278 163,205 126,317
Percentage 29.6% 23.2% 18.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party SDLP Alliance Independent
Seats won 101 30 20
Seat change Decrease16 Increase2 Decrease14
Popular vote 121,991 35,149
Percentage 17.4% 5.0%
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Elections for local government were held in Northern Ireland on 5 May 2005 along with the 2005 general election across the entire United Kingdom and local elections in England.

Results[edit]

Party[1] Councillors Votes
Change Total  % share Total
DUP +51 182 29.6 208,278
Sinn Féin +18 126 23.2 163,205
UUP -39 115 18.0 126,317
SDLP -16 101 17.4 121,991
Alliance +2 30 5.0 35,149
Independent -14 20 4 27,677
Green (NI) +3 3 0.8 5,703
PUP -2 2 0.7 4,591
United Unionist 0 2 0.3 2,064
Newtownabbey Ratepayers 0 1 0.3 1,897
Socialist Environmental 0 0 0.2 1,321
Conservative 0 0 0.2 1,164
Workers' Party 0 0 0.1 1,052
Socialist Party 0 0 0.1 828
NI Women's Coalition -1 0 0.1 738
UK Unionist -2 0 0.1 734

Councils[edit]

Antrim[edit]

Ards[edit]

Armagh[edit]

Ballymena[edit]

Banbridge[edit]

Belfast[edit]

Court[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Diane Dodds 4,176
PUP Hugh Smyth 799
Independent Frank McCoubrey 794
DUP William Humphrey 679
UUP Chris McGimpsey 575
Sinn Féin Francis Hamilton 249
DUP Elaine McMillen 221
Turnout 7,726
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Pottinger[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Sammy Wilson 2,385
UUP Reg Empey 1,968
DUP May Campbell 1,302
PUP David Ervine 1,156
Sinn Féin Deborah Devenny 944
Alliance Máire Hendron 795
DUP Margaret McKenzie 717
SDLP Mary Muldoon 670
UUP Sonia Copeland 277
Socialist Party Thomas Black 163
Workers' Party Joseph Bell 105
UUP Henry Wallace 72
Turnout 10,935
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Alliance gain from Sinn Féin
Victoria[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Wallace Browne 2,689
Alliance Naomi Long 2,565
UUP Jim Rodgers 2,441
DUP Robin Newton 2,004
UUP Ian Adamson 1,877
Alliance Mervyn Jones 811
DUP David Rodway 725
UUP Alan Crowe 459
SDLP John Ó Doherty 340
PUP John McQuillan 303
Conservative Peter Gray 243
Turnout 14,806
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Balmoral[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
SDLP Carmel Hanna 2,030
Alliance Tom Ekin 1,508
DUP Jim Kirkpatrick 1,473
Sinn Féin Stiofán Long 1,202
UUP Bob Stoker 1,180
DUP Ruth Patterson 1,130
UUP Esmond Birnie 1,125
SDLP Mary Kennedy 943
SDLP Bernie Kelly 906
Independent Thomas Wilson 213
Turnout 11,902
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Castle[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Nigel Dodds 3,161
SDLP Pat Convery 1,818
UUP David Browne 1,148
SDLP Cathal Mullaghan 1,136
Sinn Féin Tierna Cunningham 1,029
Sinn Féin David Kennedy 1,001
DUP Sarah Patterson 618
DUP Ian Crozier 438
Alliance Marjorie Hawkins 270
Green (NI) Shane Ó Heorpa 183
Workers' Party John Lavery 112
Turnout 11,167
No change
Oldpark[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Nelson McCausland 2,642
Sinn Féin Daniel Lavery 2,093
Sinn Féin Margaret McCleneghan 1,829
SDLP Alban Maginness 1,411
Sinn Féin Carál Ní Chuilín 1,242
UUP Fred Cobain 938
SDLP Andrew Harding 476
Sinn Féin Mary Mackessy 467
PUP Billy Hutchinson 455
Green (NI) Peter Emerson 249
Workers' Party Paul Treanor 60
Turnout 12,191
Ulster Unionist gain from Progressive Unionist
Laganbank[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 1,600
SDLP Patrick McCarthy 1,459
SDLP Peter O'Reilly 1,376
DUP Christopher Stalford 1,362
UUP Michael McGimpsey 1,332
Alliance Alan Leonard 859
Green (NI) Andrew Frew 369
UUP Paula Bradshaw 364
Socialist Party James Barbour 175
Workers' Party Patrick Lynn 107
Turnout 9,208
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Upper Falls[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Paul Maskey 3,084
SDLP Tim Attwood 2,815
Sinn Féin Gerard O'Neill 2,448
Sinn Féin Michael Browne 2,257
Sinn Féin Christine Mhic Giolla Mhín 1,428
Sinn Féin Caoimhin Mac Giolla Mhín 571
SDLP Roisin Mulholland 413
Turnout 13,453
No change
Lower Falls[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Janice Austin 2,071
Sinn Féin Fra McCann 2,045
Sinn Féin Tom Hartley 1,962
Sinn Féin Máire Cush 1,764
SDLP Margaret Walsh 1,265
Sinn Féin Marie Moore 1,245
Workers' Party John Lowry 314
Turnout 11,058
Sinn Féin gain from Social Democratic and Labour

Carrickfergus[edit]

Castlereagh[edit]

Coleraine[edit]

Cookstown[edit]

Craigavon[edit]

Derry[edit]

Waterside[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP Gregory Campbell 1,521
SDLP Gerard Diver 1,508
DUP Joe Miller 1,187
Sinn Féin Lynn Fleming 1,084
UUP Mary Hamilton 1,017
DUP Drew Thompson 986
DUP Mildred Garfield 883
SDLP Martin Reilly 567
Sinn Féin Jim Logue 447
Socialist Environmental David McAuley 194
Turnout 9,602
No change
Rural[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
DUP William Hay 1,413
SDLP Thomas Conway 1,368
DUP Maurice Devenney 1,275
Sinn Féin Paul Fleming 1,137
SDLP Liam Boyle 1,015
SDLP James McKeever 675
Sinn Féin Thomas McGlinchey 623
UUP Ernest Hamilton 533
UUP Earl Storey 450
SDLP Thomas Harty 381
Socialist Environmental Eamonn McCann 371
Independent Annie Courtney 369
Turnout 9,817
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
Northland[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
SDLP Mark Durkan 2,369
Sinn Féin Gerry MacLochlainn 1,124
SDLP Helen Quigley 1,079
Sinn Féin Billy Page 1,001
Sinn Féin Maeve McLaughlin 849
SDLP Seana Hume 788
SDLP John Kerr 653
SDLP Sean Carr 637
Sinn Féin Joanne McDaid 630
Sinn Féin Sharon Duddy 486
Socialist Environmental Colm Bryce 353
Socialist Environmental Oisín Kehoe 221
Turnout 10,470
No change
Shantallow[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
SDLP Mary Bradley 2,180
SDLP Colum Eastwood 1,311
Sinn Féin Elisha McLaughlin 1,264
Sinn Féin Gearóid Ó hEára 1,119
SDLP Shaun Gallagher 1,119
Sinn Féin Tony Hassan 925
Sinn Féin Oliver Green 798
SDLP Helena Kearney 627
Independent Tommy Mullan 340
Turnout 9,910
No change
Cityside[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Peter Anderson 997
SDLP Pat Ramsey 980
Sinn Féin Patricia Logue 801
Sinn Féin Barney O'Hagan 763
SDLP Jim Clifford 722
Sinn Féin Kevin Campbell 696
Independent Gary Donnelly 493
SDLP Liam Boyle 488
Socialist Environmental Liam Friel 182
Turnout 6,344
No change

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 2005, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Belfast City Council Elections 1993–2005, Northern Ireland Elections
  3. ^ a b c d e Derry City Council 1993–2005, Northern Ireland Elections