Upper Falls (District Electoral Area)

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Upper Falls
District Electoral Area
Upper Falls Wards.png
Map showing Upper Falls wards within Belfast
Population (2008 Estimate)
District Belfast City Council
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Belfast West
NI Assembly Belfast West
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim

Upper Falls was one of the nine district electoral areas (DEA) which existed in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 1985 to 2014. Located in the west of the city, the district elected five members to Belfast City Council and contained the wards of Andersonstown; Falls Park; Glen Road; Glencolin; and Ladybrook. Upper Falls formed part of the Belfast West constituencies for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament. The district, along with the neighbouring Lower Falls district, took its name from the Falls Road, one of the main arterial routes in the west of the city.

History[edit]

The district was created for the 1985 local elections. All five wards were part of Area D before 1985. Area D had also contained three wards which became part of the Lower Falls electoral area. Boundary changes for the 2014 local elections created an extra ward in the area and abolished the Upper Falls DEA. Four of the six wards became part of a new Black Mountain District Electoral Area, while the remaining two formed part of a new Collin District Electoral Area, together with parts of the former Lisburn City Council.

Wards[edit]

Map Ward Population
(2011 Census)
Catholic Protestant Other No Religion Area Density NI Assembly UK Parliament Ref
1 Andersonstown 4,907 94.5% 3.6% 0.3% 1.6% 1.08 km2 4,544/km2 Belfast West Belfast West [1]
2 Falls Park 5,343 94.4% 3.3% 0.7% 1.6% 2.35 km2 2,274/km2 Belfast West Belfast West [2]
3 Glen Road 5,573 95.1% 3.3% 0.5% 1.1% 1.57 km2 3,550/km2 Belfast West Belfast West [3]
4 Glencolin 6,498 93.2% 5.1% 0.2% 1.5% 9.54 km2 681/km2 Belfast West Belfast West [4]
5 Ladybrook 6,519 85.3% 10.9% 0.6% 3.1% 1.29 km2 5,053/km2 Belfast West Belfast West [5]
Upper Falls 28,840 92.2% 5.5% 0.5% 1.8% 15.83 km2 1,822/km2 Belfast West Belfast West

Councillors[edit]

Election Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
Councillor
(Party)
2011 Gerard O'Neill
(Sinn Féin)
Tim Attwood
(SDLP)
Caoimhin Mac Giolla Mhín
(Sinn Féin)
Emma Groves
(Sinn Féin)
Matt Garrett
(Sinn Féin)
2005 Christine Mhic Giolla Mhín
(Sinn Féin)
Michael Browne
(Sinn Féin)
Paul Maskey
(Sinn Féin)
2001 Alex Attwood
(SDLP)
Chrissie McAuley
(Sinn Féin)
1997 Martin Livingstone
(Sinn Féin)
Alex Maskey
(Sinn Féin)
1993 Mairtin O Muilleoir
(Sinn Féin)
Patricia Lewsley
(SDLP)
Una Gillespie
(Sinn Féin)
1989 Cormac Boomer
(SDLP)
Teresa Holland
(Sinn Féin)
1985 Pip Glendinning
(Alliance)

2011 Elections[edit]

See also: Results of elections in 2011; 2005; 2001; 1997; 1993; 1989 and 1985.
Belfast City Council elections, 2011[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Sinn Féin Matt Garrett 2,250
Sinn Féin Gerard O'Neill 2,184
Sinn Féin Emma Groves 2,133
SDLP Tim Attwood 2,015
Sinn Féin Caoimhin Mac Giolla Mhín 1,910
Éirígí Pádraic Mac Coitir 1,415
SDLP Helen Walsh 250
DUP Eileen Kingston 179
Alliance Dan McGuinness 162
Turnout 12,498
No change

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward Information for Andersonstown ward 95GG01". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ward Information for Falls Park ward 95GG22". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ward Information for Glen Road ward 95GG25". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ward Information for Glencolin ward 95GG27". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ward Information for Ladybrook ward 95GG31". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Elections 2011: Upper Falls, Belfast City Council