2014 Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council election

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2014 Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council election
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All 41 council seats
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Peter Robinson MLA DUP.jpg Mike nesbitt.JPG Martin McGuiness
Leader Peter Robinson Mike Nesbitt Martin McGuinness
Party DUP UUP Sinn Féin
Seats won 13 12 8
Seat change New council New council New council

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Alasdair McDonnell MP.JPG Nigel Farage MEP 1, Strasbourg - Diliff.jpg
Leader Alasdair McDonnell Nigel Farage
Party SDLP UKIP Independent Unionist
Seats won 6 1 1
Seat change New council New council New council

The first election to Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council,[1] part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 22 May 2014,[2][3] returned 41 members to the newly-formed council via Single Transferable Vote. The Democratic Unionist Party won a plurality of seats, although the Ulster Unionist Party attracted the most first-preference votes.

Results by party[edit]

Party Seats First Pref. votes FPv%
DUP 13 17,734 23.85%
UUP 12 18,953 25.49%
Sinn Féin 8 14,947 20.10%
SDLP 6 9,910 13.33%
UKIP 1 1,322 1.78%
Independent 1 2,590 3.48%
Totals 41 74,346 100%

Results by Electoral Area[edit]

Armagh[edit]

Armagh - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Sinn Féin Garath Keating* 20.13 2,298          
SDLP Thomas O'Hanlon* 14.94 1,705          
Sinn Féin Darren McNally* 12.23 1,396 1,681.07        
UUP Sam Nicholson 11.64 1,329 1,329.58 1,389.87 2,010.87    
DUP Freda Donnelly* 9.59 1,095 1,096.16 1,172.16 1,435.16 1,790.51  
SDLP Mealla Campbell* 11.83 1,350 1,403.36 1,496.52 1,515.81 1,537.89 1,690.77
Sinn Féin Gerard White* 8.60 982 1,287.08 1,297.66 1,300.66 1,301.35 1,307.23
UUP Joy Rollston* 7.69 878 878.29 951.29      
UKIP Adam Watt 2.10 240 241.74        
Alliance Mohammad Zahid 1.23 140 144.35        
Electorate: 21,049   Valid: 11,413 (54.22%)   Spoilt: 221   Quota: 1,631   Turnout: 11,634 (55.26%)

Banbridge[edit]

Banbridge - 7 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
UUP Glenn Barr* 17.49 1,999            
UUP Ian Burns* 12.01 1,373 1,724.12          
UUP Elizabeth Ingram* 11.53 1,318 1,431.68          
DUP Paul Greenfield 8.45 966 986.44 1,090.04 1,114.12 1,114.12 1,137.24 1,554.24
DUP Junior McCrum* 9.01 1,030 1,059.68 1,157.68 1,180.92 1,180.92 1,217.32 1,492.32
Sinn Féin Brendan Curran* † 7.54 862 862.56 862.56 866.56 1,291.56 1,333.56 1,334.56
SDLP Seamus Doyle* 8.53 975 976.96 982.84 1,023.96 1,079.96 1,259.88 1,275.68
SDLP Marie Hamilton* 5.95 680 682.80 685.04 720.60 771.60 1,003.56 1,028.36
DUP Ian McMaster Wilson 6.38 730 755.48 814.56 843.08 843.08 868.04  
Alliance Sheila McQuaid* 5.07 579 582.92 592.72 740.52 753.52    
Sinn Féin Kevin Savage 4.79 547 547.00 547.00 555.00      
NI21 Emma Hutchinson 3.25 371 374.92 389.48        
Electorate: 23,380   Valid: 11,430 (48.89%)   Spoilt: 162   Quota: 1,429   Turnout: 11,592 (49.58%)

Craigavon[edit]

Craigavon - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
UUP Kenneth Twyble* 16.41 1,389 1,389.00 1,451.00            
DUP Robert Woolsey Smith* 14.76 1,250 1,250.00 1,265.00 1,430.00          
SDLP Declan McAlinden* 9.93 841 858.00 893.00 896.00 896.88 896.88 1,247.52 1,416.52  
Sinn Féin Fergal Lennon 10.75 910 1,023.00 1,044.00 1,049.00 1,049.88 1,049.88 1,111.88 1,236.88  
DUP Margaret Tinsley* 10.62 899 899.00 912.00 964.00 967.52 981.60 983.60 999.71 1,303.71
Sinn Féin Tommy O'Connor* 9.24 782 837.00 844.00 844.00 844.00 844.00 881.00 991.00 995.00
UUP Julie Flaherty 5.26 445 445.00 476.00 633.00 659.40 661.71 667.47 694.58  
Independent Kieran Corr 5.79 490 494.00 542.00 545.00 546.76 546.98 596.98    
SDLP Thomas Larkham 5.19 439 451.00 537.00 539.00 544.28 544.28      
PUP Brian Cummings 4.85 411 411.00 424.00            
Alliance John Cleland 4.69 397 401.00              
Sinn Féin Vincent McAleenan 2.52 213                
Electorate: 17,589   Valid: 8,466 (48.13%)   Spoilt: 174   Quota: 1,412   Turnout: 8,640 (49.12%)

Cusher[edit]

Cusher - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
UUP Jim Speers* 21.17 2,221      
Independent Paul Berry* 18.36 1,927      
UUP Gordon Kennedy* 17.27 1,812      
SDLP Sharon Haughey* 11.44 1,200 1,229.52 1,235.52 1,949.52
DUP Gareth Wilson* 12.25 1,285 1,547.80 1,631.60 1,632.60
DUP Tim McClelland 9.77 1,025 1,195.88 1,273.18 1,281.18
Sinn Féin Mary Doyle* 9.75 1,023 1,023.48 1,024.48  
Electorate: 17,523   Valid: 10,493 (59.88%)   Spoilt: 122   Quota: 1,749   Turnout: 10,615 (60.58%)

Lagan River[edit]

Lagan River - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
DUP Mark Baxter* 16.00 1,341 1,352 1,353 1,369 1,373 1,484      
DUP Paul Rankin* 15.13 1,268 1,308 1,311 1,322 1,335 1,484      
UUP Marc Woods 12.21 1,023 1,032 1,032 1,054 1,059 1,229 1,235.72 1,249.80 1,483.80
UUP Carol Black* ‡ 10.08 845 867 871 904 919 1,023 1,035.60 1,049.68 1,450.68
DUP Hazel Gamble* 9.59 804 819 820 832 836 915 980.52 1,031.72 1,226.04
Alliance Harry Hamilton 6.23 522 546 570 715 1,034 1,053 1,053.84 1,053.84 1,080.84
UUP Olive Mercer* 9.12 764 775 776 795 811 909 909.84 916.24  
TUV Samuel Morrison 9.14 766 777 778 789 792        
SDLP Maureen Litter 3.77 316 321 527 553          
NI21 Neville Hutchinson 3.42 287 302 314            
Sinn Féin Keara Downey 3.25 272 273              
Independent Frazer McCammond 2.06 173                
Electorate: 16,260   Valid: 8,381 (51.54%)   Spoilt: 92   Quota: 1,397   Turnout: 8,473 (52.11%)

Lurgan[edit]

Lurgan - 7 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14
DUP Carla Lockhart* † 17.50 2,013                          
SDLP Joe Nelson* 7.29 839 839.28 842.28 932.28 937.28 937.28 937.28 979.28 1,125.84 1,632.84        
UUP Colin McCusker* 7.85 903 997.64 1,011.92 1,011.92 1,052.32 1,133.40 1,306.68 1,307.96 1,353.80 1,357.80 1,364.68 1,802.68    
DUP Philip Moutray* † 5.07 583 920.68 931.24 931.24 973.88 1,054.84 1,169.36 1,169.92 1,199.60 1,210.16 1,211.02 1,520.02    
Sinn Féin Máire Cairns 8.71 1,002 1,002.28 1,004.28 1,010.28 1,013.28 1,015.28 1,017.56 1,103.56 1,137.56 1,173.56 1,211.40 1,218.24 1,232.24 1,240.24
Sinn Féin Keith Haughian 8.09 930 930.00 931.00 936.00 939.00 939.00 940.00 1,043.00 1,085.00 1,133.00 1,184.60 1,185.44 1,189.44 1,193.44
Sinn Féin Catherine Seeley* † 7.34 844 844.00 844.00 851.00 854.00 854.00 856.00 945.00 971.28 1.009.28 1,076.36 1,080.92 1,089.92 1,102.92
Sinn Féin Noel McGeown* 6.57 756 757.12 758.12 761.12 764.12 764.12 765.12 975.12 1,004.12 1,059.12 1,085.78 1,086.78 1,091.78 1,093.78
UUP Aaron Carson 4.67 539 586.88 598.16 598.16 641.16 747.80 935.76 936.76 972.88 980.16 982.74      
SDLP Pat McDade 5.63 648 649.96 661.96 687.96 694.96 694.96 698.24 733.24 884.52          
Alliance Peter Lavery 5.12 589 592.36 654.76 660.76 677.04 679.32 684.60 700.60            
Sinn Féin Liam Mackle* 5.10 587 587.84 590.84 596.84 598.84 598.84 598.84              
TUV Roy Ferguson 3.22 370 390.72 392.72 393.72 443.68 537.00                
PUP Lexi Davidson 2.79 321 352.64 355.64 356.64 388.60                  
UKIP Jonny Johns 2.30 264 276.88 280.16 281.44                    
SDLP Anna Ochal-Molenda 1.50 173 173.28 175.28                      
NI21 Stuart McClelland 1.23 141 144.08                        
Electorate: 23,950   Valid: 11,502 (48.03%)   Spoilt: 233   Quota: 1,438   Turnout: 11,735 (49.00%)

Portadown[edit]

Portadown - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
DUP Jonathan Buckley* † 14.19 1,738                
Sinn Féin Gemma McKenna* † 10.30 929 939.00 939.00 939.13 941.13 1,592.13      
DUP Darryn Causby* 11.21 954 968.00 1,115.29 1,266.33 1,442.84 1,443.84 2,035.84    
UUP Doug Beattie 13.57 1,089 1,127.00 1,150.53 1,224.92 1,399.70 1,399.70 1,504.75 1,738.75  
UUP Arnold Hatch* 12.21 955 994.00 1,003.23 1,041.62 1,121.66 1,123.66 1,203.29 1,368.29 1,546.29
UKIP David Jones 7.73 818 841.00 847.11 978.37 1,246.67 1,256.80 1,323.01 1,361.01 1,387.01
SDLP Eamon McNeill* 9.53 917 1,002.00 1,002.39 1,004.39 1,005.39 1,138.39 1,145.39 1,149.39 1,149.39
DUP Terry McWilliams* 7.56 753 763.00 786.66 823.18 902.35 906.48      
Sinn Féin Paul Duffy* 8.76 827 838.00 838.52 838.52 841.52        
TUV Paul Coleman 7.56 716 720.00 728.19 818.71          
PUP John Stevenson 7.56 542 550.00 553.38            
Alliance Pete Giffen 7.56 213                
NI21 Kyle Thomas 7.56 85                
Electorate: 20,556   Valid: 10,536 (51.26%)   Spoilt: 196   Quota: 1,506   Turnout: 10,732 (52.21%)

* Incumbent

Changes during the term[edit]

† Co-options[edit]

Co-option date Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
12 August 2016 Banbridge Sinn Féin Brendan Curran Kevin Savage Curran resigned his seat for health reasons.[4]
2 February 2017 Portadown Sinn Féin Gemma McKenna Paul Duffy McKenna resigned her seat for personal reasons.[5]
26 May 2016 Portadown UUP Doug Beattie Julie Flaherty Beattie was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.[6]
8 June 2016 Lurgan DUP Carla Lockhart Terry McWilliams Lockhart was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.[7]
8 June 2016 Lurgan Sinn Féin Catherine Seeley Liam Mackle Seeley was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.[8]
4 Apr 2017 Portadown DUP Jonathan Buckley Louise Templeton Buckley was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.[9][10]
18 June 2018 Lurgan Sinn Féin Máire Cairns Catherine Nelson (Catherine Seeley) Cairns resigned.[11]
17 December 2018 Lurgan DUP Philip Moutray Stephen Moutray Moutray resigned.

‡ Changes of affiliation[edit]

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation
6 Nov 2015 Lagan River Carol Black[12] UUP Independent
11 May 2018 Portadown David Jones [13] UKIP Independent
26 Feb 2018 Craigavon Fergal Lennon[14] Sinn Féin Aontú

Current composition: see Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ "UTV local election results, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon". UTV. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council Results, 2014". Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. Archived from the original on 9 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Sinn Féin's Brendan Curran steps down from council". Lurgan Mail. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Sinn Féin councillor stands down". Portadown Times. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Julie takes place on council". UUP website. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. ^ "McWilliams takes place on council". Lurgan Mail. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Mackle takes place on council". Lurgan Mail. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Louise takes place on council". Portadown Times. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  10. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Nelson co-opted onto ABC council". www.sinnfein.ie. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  12. ^ "UUP councillor resigns over Mike Nesbitt's SDLP second vote pledge". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Northern Ireland's Ukip spokesman quits over Farage snub". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  14. ^ Young, Connla (27 February 2019). "Co Armagh Sinn Féin councillor Fergal Lennon defects to Aontú". The Irish News. Retrieved 24 March 2019.