Strangford (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°27′22″N 5°32′35″W / 54.456°N 5.543°W / 54.456; -5.543

Strangford
County constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
StrangfordConstituency.svg
Strangford shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Ards, Castlereagh, Down
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Jonathan Bell
Simon Hamilton
Kieran McCarthy
Michelle McIlveen
David McNarry
Mike Nesbitt

Strangford 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 before 1996, the constituency was largely part of the North Down constituency with smaller sections being added from Belfast East constituency and Belfast South constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Strangford UK Parliament constituency.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Strangford (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 Iris Robinson
(DUP)
Jim Shannon
(DUP)
John Taylor
(UUP)
Tom Benson
(UUP)
Cedric Wilson
(UK Unionist)
Kieran McCarthy
(Alliance Party)
January 2001
co-option
Tom Hamilton
(UUP)
2003 David McNarry
(UUP)
George Ennis
(DUP)
2007 Michelle McIlveen
(DUP)
Simon Hamilton
(DUP)
January 2010
co-option
Jonathan Bell
(DUP)
August 2010
co-option
Simpson Gibson
(DUP)
2011 Mike Nesbitt
(UUP)

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, 5 Forum members were elected from Strangford. They were as follows:

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

2011

2011 Assembly Election:Strangford[1][2]
Party Candidate  % 1st pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
DUP Michelle McIlveen 15.4 4,573 -334                  
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 14.4 4,284   4,284   4,284   4,284   4,284   4,284
DUP Jonathan Bell 14.4 4,265   4,265   4,265   4,265   4,265   4,265
DUP Simon Hamilton 11.6 3,456 218.58 3,672.58 106.35 3,778.93 181.47 3,960.40 1,785 5,745.40 -1,506.40  
UUP Mike Nesbitt 11.0 3,273 13.93 3,286.93 85.00 3,371.93 223.35 3,595.28 185.64 3,780.92 289.00 4,069.92
UUP David McNarry 9.3 2,773 17.01 2,790.01 85.28 2,875.29 201.14 3,076.43 183.45 3,259.88 507.00 3,766.88
SDLP Joe Boyle 8.5 2,525 2.03 2,527.03 52.00 2,579.03 666.21 3,245.24 36.12 3,281.36 27.00 3,308.36
DUP Billy Walker 7.3 2,175 56.49 2,231.49 51.35 2,282.84 166.49 2,449.33 -2,449.33      
Sinn Féin Mickey Coogan 3.0 902 0.28 902.28 11.00 913.28            
TUV Terry Williams 2.8 841 3.01 844.01 119.00 963.01            
UKIP Cecil Andrews 2.0 601 1.40 602.40 -602.40              

2007

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007
Party Candidate 1st pref Result Count
DUP Iris Robinson 5,917 Elected 1
DUP Jim Shannon 4,788 Elected 6
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 4,085 Elected 10
DUP Simon Hamilton 3,889 Elected 14
UUP David McNarry 3,709 Elected 8
DUP Michelle McIlveen 3,468 Elected 14
SDLP Joe Boyle 3,068 Not elected 14
UUP Angus Carson 2,128 Not elected 9
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 1,089 Not elected 9
UK Unionist George Ennis 872 Not elected 7
Green (NI) Stephanie Sim 860 Not elected 9
UUP Michael Henderson 675 Not elected 5
Independent Martin Gregg 650 Not elected 11
Conservative Robert Little 508 Not elected 4
Independent (Unionist) Cedric Wilson 305 Not elected 2

2003

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003
Party Candidate 1st pref Result Count
DUP Iris Robinson 8,548 Elected 1
UUP John Taylor 5,658 Elected 1
DUP Jim Shannon 4,703 Elected 2
DUP George Ennis 4,606 Elected 2
UUP David McNarry 3,000 Elected 10
SDLP Joe Boyle 2,906 Not elected
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 2,741 Elected
UUP Bob Little 2,123 Not elected
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 1,105 Not elected
NI Unionist Cedric Wilson 576 Not elected
PUP Colin Neill 540 Not elected
Green (NI) Philip Orr 425 Not elected
Independent Danny McCarthy 319 Not elected


1998

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate 1st pref Result Count
DUP Iris Robinson 9,479 Elected
UUP John Taylor 9,203 Elected
UK Unionist Cedric Wilson 3,078 Elected
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 2,947 Elected
Alliance Peter Osborne 2,269 Not elected
Independent Unionist John Beattie 2,247 Not elected
SDLP Danny McCarthy 1,982 Not elected
SDLP Brian Hanvey 1,883 Not elected
UUP Tom Benson 1,623 Elected
DUP Jim Shannon 1,415 Elected
PUP Ricky Johnston 1,342 Not elected
UUP David McNarry 1,073 Not elected
DUP Tommy Jeffers 1,007 Not elected
Independent Unionist Wilbert McGill 957 Not elected
UUP Tom Hamilton 615 Not elected
Sinn Féin Paddy McGreevy 614 Not elected
Ulster Democratic Blakely McNally 322 Not elected
Conservative Thomas Beattie 263 Not elected
Independent Community Candidate Nancy Orr 201 Not elected
Green (NI) Andrew Frew 200 Not elected
Labour Party NI Jonathan Stewart 181 Not elected
Natural Law Sarah Mullins 27 Not elected

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[3]

Party Candidates Votes Percentage
UUP John Taylor
Tom Benson
William Biggerstaff
Jack Beattie
12,547 31.3
DUP Iris Robinson
Jim Shannon
Sandy Geddis
William Morrison
11,584 28.9
Alliance Kieran McCarthy
Geraldine Rice
Kathleen Coulter
Jim McBriar
Alan McDowell
4,614 11.6
UK Unionist Cedric Wilson
Elizabeth Roche
3,112 7.8
SDLP John Moffat
Joanne Murphy
2,927 7.3
PUP Georgina McCrory
Alfred McCrory
2,017 5.0
Ulster Democratic James McCurrie
Blakely McNally
1,080 2.7
Sinn Féin Garret O'Fachtna
Patrick McGreevy
709 1.8
NI Women's Coalition Donna Davis
Victoria Moore
Gerry Gribben
Miriam Titterton
410 1.0
Conservative Thomas Beattie
Duncan Shipley-Dalton
380 0.9
Green (NI) David Langley
Robert Huey
Sue Miles
213 0.5
Labour coalition Andrew Snoddy
Stephen Baker
202 0.5
Workers' Party Tom Devlin
Colum Feenan
73 0.2
Independent Voice Edward Philips
Trevor Richards
66 0.2
Ulster Independence Joyce Cowden
Francis Hynds
57 0.1
Democratic Left Deidre Dunphy
Imelda Hynds
53 0.1
Independent Chambers Pearl Brown
Heather Magowan
13 0.0
Natural Law Christine Bowen
Lewis Walch
13 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strangford, UTV
  2. ^ http://www.eoni.org.uk/strangford_result_sheet.pdf
  3. ^ 1996 Candidates – Strangford, Northern Ireland Elections