2019 Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council election

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Council election, 2019
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All 40 council seats
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Arlene Foster MLA.jpg Robin Swann in Stormont (cropped).jpg Cropped image of Naomi Long.JPG
Leader Arlene Foster Robin Swann Naomi Long
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 14 9 7
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease3 Increase3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Michelle O'Neill Jan 2017 (cropped).jpg Colum Eastwood MLA.JPG
Leader Michelle O'Neill Colum Eastwood
Party Sinn Féin SDLP Independent
Seats won 5 4 1
Seat change Increase2 Steady Increase1


Elections to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 2 May 2019, returned 40 members to the council using Single Transferable Vote. The Democratic Unionist Party were the largest party in both first-preference votes and seats.[1][2].

Results by party[edit]

Party Seats ± First
Preference
Votes
FPV% ±%
DUP 14 -1 15,100 31.47% -0.76%
UUP 9 -3 9,726 20.27% -1.77%
Alliance 7 +3 8,970 18.69% +7.03%
Sinn Féin 5 +2 6,269 13.06% +0.62%
SDLP 4 3,742 7.80% -0.77%
Independent 1 +1 2,564 5.34%
TUV 0 -2 804 1.67% -4.00%
UKIP 0 473 0.99%
Green (NI) 0 341 0.71%
Totals 40 100%

The overall turnout was 49.16% with a total of 47,989 valid votes cast. A total of 537 ballots were rejected.

Council composition[edit]

Following the previous election in 2014, the composition of the council was:

15 12 4 4 3 2
DUP UUP APNI SDLP Sinn
Fein
TUV

After the election, the composition of the council was:

14 9 7 5 4 1
DUP UUP APNI Sinn
Fein
SDLP I

I - Independent

Results by electoral area[edit]

Airport[edit]

2014: 2 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP
2019: 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance
2014-2019 Change: Alliance gain one seat from UUP

Airport - 5 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Alliance Vikki McAuley 17.31% 1,221        
DUP Matthew Magill* 16.52% 1,164 1,165 1,589    
UUP Paul Michael* 12.66% 893 903 940 1,190  
Sinn Féin Anne-Marie Logue* 15.53% 1,095 1,097 1,098 1,098 1,567
SDLP Thomas Burns* 15.95% 1,125 1,148 1,152 1,166 1,197
UUP Mervyn Rea* 8.06% 568 571 584 702 704
Sinn Féin Cathy Rooney 7.16% 505 506 506 506  
DUP Ben Mallon 6.82% 481 481      
Electorate: 14,042   Valid: 7,052   Spoilt: 69   Quota: 1,176   Turnout: 7,121 (50.71%)

Antrim[edit]

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2019: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2014-2019 Change: No change

Antrim - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Alliance Neil Kelly* 26.26% 1,689            
SDLP Roisin Lynch* 11.24% 723 1,111          
DUP John Smyth* 11.41% 734 765 769 832 1,047    
DUP Paul Dunlop 9.38% 603 620 622 704 806 921  
UUP Leah Smyth 9.56% 615 721 752 802 838 844 971
UUP Jim Montgomery 6.47% 416 477 503 557 578 581 824
Sinn Féin Gerard Magee 9.06% 583 637 725 727 728 728 740
DUP Karl McMeekin 5.64% 363 379 382 403      
Independent Adrian Cochrane-Watson 5.58% 359 421 449 527 538 541  
TUV Richard William Cairns 5.40% 347 374 379        
Electorate: 15,051   Valid: 6,432   Spoilt: 80   Quota: 919   Turnout: 6,512 (43.27%)

Ballyclare[edit]

2014: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x TUV
2019: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: Independent gain one seat from TUV

Ballyclare - 5 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
UUP Danny Kinahan 18.54% 1,253          
Independent Michael Stewart 17,49% 1,182          
UUP Vera McWilliam* 10.46% 707 790 1,073 1,084 1,109 1,233
DUP Jeannie Archibald 10.93% 739 745 754 756 1,054 1,130
DUP Mandy Girvan* 12.74% 861 865 876 880 1,006 1,091
Alliance Gary English 11.47% 775 783 799 811 819 900
Independent David Arthurs* 6.76% 457 462 473 496 503  
DUP Austin Orr 6.56% 443 445 465 466    
UUP Norrie Ramsey 5.05% 341 352        
Electorate: 13,190   Valid: 6,758   Spoilt: 63   Quota: 1,127   Turnout: 6,821 (51.71%)

Dunsilly[edit]

2014: 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP
2019: 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
2014-2019 Change: Alliance gain one seat from DUP

Dunsilly - 5 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Sinn Féin Henry Cushinan* 16.33% 1,064 1,065 1,520    
Alliance Glenn Finlay 15.18% 989 1,030 1,048 1,111  
SDLP Ryan Wilson 13.85% 902 913 984 1,294  
UUP Roderick Swann* 10.92% 711 1,038 1,040 1,040 1,065
DUP Linda Clarke* 14.82% 965 980 980 980 986
DUP Jordan Greer 13.92% 907 935 935 935 939
Sinn Féin Andrew Maguire 8.47% 552 553      
UUP Gareth Thomas 6.51% 424        
Electorate: 12,519   Valid: 6,514   Spoilt: 76   Quota: 1,086   Turnout: 6,590 (52.64%)

Glengormley Urban[edit]

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2019: 2 x DUP, 2 x Sinn Fein, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Fein gain one seat from UUP

Glengormley Urban - 7 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Alliance Julian McGrath 16.94% 1,345            
DUP Philip Brett* 13.84% 1,099            
SDLP Noreen McClelland* 12.50% 992 1,127          
UUP Mark Cosgrove* 11.22% 891 921 928 936 1,208    
DUP Alison Bennington 10.78% 856 861 861 894 929 1,052  
Sinn Féin Michael Goodman* 11.39% 904 914 925 925 928 929 932
Sinn Féin Rosie Kinnear 10.09% 801 814 827 827 827 827 829
Green (NI) Paul Veronica 4.30% 341 471 558 558 586 629 761
DUP Samantha Burns 4.70% 373 374 374 429 440 475  
UUP Michael Maguire* 4.24% 337 358 365 366      
Electorate: 15,810   Valid: 7,939   Spoilt: 107   Quota: 993   Turnout: 8,046 (50.89%)

Macedon[edit]

2014: 3 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 X UUP, 1 x TUV
2019: 3 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Fein
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Fein gain one seat from TUV

Macedon - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Alliance Billy Webb* 18.01% 1,127            
DUP Paul Hamill* 16.67% 1,043            
DUP Thomas William Hogg* 15.96% 999            
UUP Robert Foster 15.28% 956            
DUP Dean McCullough 5.13% 321 332 439 509 558 687 976
Sinn Féin Taylor McGrann 12.22% 765 830 830 831 834 836 836
Independent Stafford Ward 5.48% 343 452 458 463 499 545 560
DUP Victor Robinson 5.23% 327 337 354 368 383 444  
TUV David Hollis 3.56% 223 238 244 248 297    
UKIP Robert Hill 2.46% 154 168 173 176      
Electorate: 13,593   Valid: 6,258   Spoilt: 73   Quota: 895   Turnout: 6,331 (46.58%)

Threemilewater[edit]

2014: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2019: 3 x DUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x UUP
2014-2019 Change: Alliance gain one seat from UUP

Threemilewater - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
DUP Mark Cooper 17.48% 1,230            
DUP Stephen Ross 15.68% 1,103            
UUP Fraser Agnew 15.63% 1,100            
Alliance Tom Campbell 15.28% 1,075            
DUP Sam Flanagan 6.95% 489 679 761 770 771 777 996
Alliance Julie Gilmour 10.64% 749 751 752 755 815 927 975
UUP Stephen McCarthy 7.31% 514 522 528 589 591 651 843
UKIP Raymond Stewart 4.53% 319 324 328 331 331 347  
TUV Norman Jonathan Boyd 3.33% 234 240 243 251 252 258  
Independent Gary Grattan 3.17% 223 224 225 227 228    
Electorate: 14,694   Valid: 7,036   Spoilt: 69   Quota: 1,006   Turnout: 7,105 (48.35%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland council results". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/council/elections-voting-(1)/election-results/