Antrim Borough Council

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Antrim Borough Council
Seats 19 councillors

Antrim Borough Council was the local authority of Antrim in Northern Ireland. It merged with Newtownabbey Borough Council on 1 April 2015 under local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland to become Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.[1]


Antrim Borough Council was sub-divided into three electoral areas: Antrim South-East, Antrim North-West and Antrim Town, from which 19 members were elected. In the last election to the former Council in February 2011, the following political parties were represented: 5 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 5 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 3 Sinn Féin, 3 Alliance Party, 2 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)and 1 Traditional Unionist Voice.[2] Elections were held every four years using the proportional representation system.


A mayor and deputy mayor were elected from among the councillors at the borough council's annual meeting in June. For the civic year 2012/2013 the Mayor of Antrim was Roy Thompson (DUP) and the Deputy Mayor was Roderick Swann (UUP).[3]


The area covered by Antrim Borough Council had a population of 53,428 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[4]


  1. ^ Executive Information Service, Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Northern Ireland). "Local government reform | nidirect". Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  2. ^ "The Council". Antrim Borough Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Antrim Borough Council". Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014.