Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Founded1 April 2015
Preceded byArmagh City and District Council
Banbridge District Council
Craigavon Borough Council
Lord Mayor
Mealla Campbell, Social Democratic and Labour Party
Political groups
     DUP (11)
     UUP (10)
     Sinn Féin (10)
     SDLP (6)
     Alliance (3)
     Independent (1)
Last election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Craigavon (01), September 2009.JPG Civic and Conference Centre

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is a local authority that was established on 1 April 2015. It replaced Armagh City and District Council, Banbridge District Council and Craigavon Borough Council. The first elections to the authority were on 22 May 2014 and it acted as a shadow authority, before the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district was created on 1 April 2015.[1]


Lord Mayor[edit]

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Darryn Causby DUP
2016 2017 Garath Keating Sinn Féin
2017 2018 Gareth Wilson DUP
2018 2019 Julie Flaherty UUP
2019 2020 Mealla Campbell SDLP

Deputy Lord Mayor[edit]

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Catherine Seeley Sinn Féin
2016 2017 Paul Greenfield DUP
2017 2018 Sam Nicholson UUP
2018 2019 Paul Duffy Sinn Féin
2019 2020 Margaret Tinsley DUP


For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEA):[2]

Area Seats
Armagh 6
Banbridge 7
Craigavon 5
Cusher 5
Lagan River 5
Lurgan 7
Portadown 6

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Armagh Jackie Donnelly Sinn Féin
Garath Keating Sinn Féin
Darren McNally Sinn Féin
Sam Nicholson UUP
Thomas O'Hanlon SDLP
Mealla Campbell SDLP
Banbridge Glenn Barr UUP
Ian Burns UUP
Paul Greenfield DUP
Jill Macauley UUP
Junior McCrum DUP
Kevin Savage Sinn Féin
Brian Pope Alliance
Craigavon Thomas Larkham SDLP
Declan McAlinden SDLP
Catherine Nelson Sinn Féin
Margaret Tinsley DUP
Kenneth Twyble UUP
Cusher Jim Speers UUP
Paul Berry Independent
Gordon Kennedy UUP
Bróna Haughey Sinn Féin
Gareth Wilson DUP
Lagan River Mark Baxter DUP
Paul Rankin DUP
Kyle Savage UUP
Eóin Tennyson Alliance
Tim McClelland DUP
Lurgan Keith Haughian Sinn Féin
Peter Lavery Alliance
Liam Mackle Sinn Féin
Sorchá McGeown Sinn Féin
Louise Mckinstry UUP
Stephen Moutray DUP
Joe Nelson SDLP
Portadown Darryn Causby DUP
Paul Duffy Sinn Féin
Julie Flahery UUP
Lavelle Mcilwrath DUP
Eamon McNeill SDLP
Sydney Anderson DUP

[3] For further details see 2019 Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council election.


The area covered by new Council has a population of 199,693 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[4] This made it the second largest council, in terms of population, after Belfast City Council.


  1. ^ "Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon: new council profile". 17 December 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014.