Belfast North (Assembly constituency)

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Belfast North
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
BelfastNorthConstituency.svg
North Belfast shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1973
Seats 6 (1998–2016)
5 (2017–)
MLAs
City council Belfast City Council
EP constituency Northern Ireland

Belfast North (Irish: Béal Feirste Thuaidh, Ulster Scots: Bilfawst North) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

It was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election in 1973, which elected the then Northern Ireland Assembly. It usually shares boundaries with the Belfast North UK Parliament constituency. However, the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1973 to 1974, 1983 to 1986 and 2010 to 2011 (because the Assembly boundaries had not caught up with Parliamentary boundary changes) and from 1996 to 1997, when members of the Northern Ireland Forum had been elected from the newly drawn Parliamentary constituencies but the 51st Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected in 1992 under the 1983–95 constituency boundaries, was still in session.

Members were then elected from the constituency to the 1975 Constitutional Convention, the 1982 Assembly, the 1996 Forum and then to the current Assembly from 1998.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Belfast North (UK Parliament constituency).

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1973 Gerry Fitt
(SDLP)
Lloyd Hall-Thompson
(UUP/UPNI)
John Ferguson
(Alliance Party)
William Morgan
(UUP)
Frank Millar
(UUP/Independent Unionist)
John McQuade
(DUP)
1975 Billy Bell
(UUP)
William Annon
(DUP)
1982 Paschal O'Hare
(SDLP)
5 seats
1982-1998
Paul Maguire
(Alliance Party)
John Carson
(UUP)
George Seawright
(DUP)
1996 Gerry Kelly
(Sinn Féin)
Alban Maginness
(SDLP)
David Browne
(UUP)
William Snoddy
(DUP)
Nigel Dodds
(DUP)
1998 Billy Hutchinson
(PUP)
Fred Cobain
(UUP)
Fraser Agnew
(Independent
Unionist
)
2003 Kathy Stanton
(Sinn Féin)
Nelson McCausland
(DUP)
2007 Carál Ní Chuilín
(Sinn Féin)
September 2010
co-option
William Humphrey
(DUP)
2011 Paula Bradley
(DUP)
2016 Nichola Mallon
(SDLP)
2017 5 seats
2017-

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

2017[edit]

2017 Assembly election: Belfast North – 5 Seats[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
DUP Paula Bradley 11.7 4,835 4,843 4,865 5,236 6,002 8,458
DUP William Humphrey 10.6 4,418 4,423 4,429 4,937 5,260 7,276
SDLP Nichola Mallon 13.1 5,431 5,573 6,076 6,125 6,662 6,692 6,806
Sinn Féin Gerry Kelly 15.1 6,275 6,329 6,572 6,582 6,591 6,593 6,595
Sinn Féin Carál Ní Chuilín 14.3 5,929 5,983 6,151 6,155 6,158 6,158 6,164
Alliance Nuala McAllister 8.4 3,487 3,799 4,354 4,515 5,257 5,296 5,608
DUP Nelson McCausland 9.8 4,056 4,069 4,079 4,372 4,709
UUP Robert Foster 5.8 2,418 2,457 2,517 3,141
PUP Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston 4.9 2,053 2,103 2,174
People Before Profit Fiona Ferguson 3.8 1,559 1,849
Green (NI) Malachai O'Hara 1.7 711
Workers' Party Gemma Weir 0.6 248
Independent Adam Millar 0.2 66
Electorate: 68,187   Valid: 41,486   Spoilt: 633 (1.50%)   Quota: 6,915   Turnout: 42,119 (61.77%)

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: Belfast North – 6 Seats[2][3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Sinn Féin Gerry Kelly 15.6 5,695
DUP Paula Bradley 12.6 4,591 4,591.72 4,598.72 4,600.72 4,607.72 4,658.72 4,883.72 4,897.72 5,053.72 5,080.80 5,908.88
DUP William Humphrey 11.2 4,105 4,105.16 4,113.16 4,115.16 4,116.24 4,221.24 4,326.24 4,335.24 4,760.32 4,781.40 5,286.40
DUP Nelson McCausland 11.2 4,087 4,087.16 4,092.16 4,104.16 4,115.16 4,205.16 4,279.16 4,290.16 4,555.24 4,561.24 4,979.24
Sinn Féin Carál Ní Chuilín 11.0 4,009 4,358.28 4,360.36 4,391.56 4,436.44 4,436.52 4,438.52 4,545.24 4,547.24 4,904.24 4,911.24
SDLP Nichola Mallon 10.6 3,866 3,933.44 3,940.52 4,029.32 4,134.12 4,138.36 4,160.44 4,268.84 4,279.92 4,748.48 4,847.48
Alliance Nuala McAllister 7.0 2,569 2,580.52 2,590.52 2,633.60 2,709.76 2,709.76 2,733.84 3,067 3,091 3,481.64 3,835.80
UUP Lesley Carroll 5.4 1.972 1,972.32 1,984.32 1,986.32 1,990.32 2,083.32 2,266.32 2,291.32 2,727.32 2,782.32
People Before Profit Fiona Ferguson 3.5 1,286 1,293.68 1,318.68 1,397.48 1,507.28 1,508.36 1,545.44 1,798.76 1,832.76
PUP Billy Hutchinson 3.4 1,238 1,238.32 1,240.32 1,244.32 1,251.32 1,340.32 1,509.32 1,523.32
Green (NI) Malachai O'Hara 2.2 796 798.64 810.64 858.80 960.80 967.80 996.80
UKIP Ken Boyle 2.1 751 751.24 757.24 764.32 771,32 954.32
TUV John Miller 1.8 644 644.56 645.56 646.56 650.56
Workers' Party Gemma Weir 1.3 476 478.80 482.80 520.80
Independent Fra Hughes 0.7 243 246.44 255.52
NI Labour Abdo Thabeth 0.3 127 127.40 128.40
Independent Tom Burns 0.2 87 87.24
Northern Ireland First Geoff Dowey 0.1 32 32
Electorate: 70,872   Valid: 36,574   Spoilt: 619 (1.66%)   Quota: 5,225   Turnout: 52.48

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: Belfast North – 6 Seats[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin Gerry Kelly 19.9% 6,674
DUP Nelson McCausland 15.5% 5,200
SDLP Alban Maginness 12.0% 4,025 4,262 4,357 4,360 4,563 5,004
Sinn Féin Carál Ní Chuilín 9.0% 2,999 3,939 3,976 3,976 4,061 4,868
DUP William Humphrey 11.1% 3,724 3,725 3,734 3,999 4,159 4,166 4,332
DUP Paula Bradley 10.4% 3,488 3,494 3,501 3,592 3,729 3,735 4,065
UUP Fred Cobain 8.2% 2,758 2,761 2,767 2,804 2,991 2,994 3,623
Alliance Billy Webb 6.3% 2,096 2,113 2,168 2,173 2,396 2,458
Sinn Féin J. J. Magee 3.0% 998 1,571 1,611 1,611 1,673
Independent Raymond McCord 3.5% 1,176 1,206 1,269 1,280
Workers' Party John Lavery 1.0% 332 363
Electorate: 68,119   Valid: 33,470   Spoilt: 810 (2.36%)   Quota: 4,782   Turnout: 34,257 (50.29%)

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: Belfast North – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
DUP Nigel Dodds 23.5% 6,973
Sinn Féin Gerry Kelly 18.2% 5,414
Sinn Féin Carál Ní Chuilín 12.4% 3,680 3,680 4,587
SDLP Alban Maginness 7.4% 2,212 2,223 2,341 2,482 2,530 2,531 2,806 3,099 4,830
UUP Fred Cobain 8.4% 2,498 2,767 2,768 2,770 2,778 2,889 3,079 3,415 3,574 3,967
DUP Nelson McCausland 8.3% 2,462 3,412 3,413 3,413 3,414 3,516 3,560 3,764 3,783 3,818
DUP William Humphrey 5.6% 1,673 2,996 2,997 2,997 2,999 3,086 3,124 3,287 3,304 3,327
SDLP Pat Convery 6.3% 1,868 1,873 1,929 2,011 2,029 2,031 2,267 2,485
Independent Raymond McCord 4.4% 1,320 1,388 1,411 1,462 1,488 1,539 1,745
Green (NI) Peter Emerson 2.0% 590 606 615 643 702 721
Alliance Thomas McCullough 1.6% 486 494 497 500 512 525
UK Unionist Robert McCartney 1.2% 360 414 414 414 416
Workers' Party John Lavery 0.5% 139 141 152 158
Make Politicians History Rainbow George 0.1% 40 41 42 44
Electorate: 49,372   Valid: 29,715   Spoilt: 352 (1.17%)   Quota: 4,246   Turnout: 60.90%

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: Belfast North – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
DUP Nigel Dodds 29.1% 9,276
Sinn Féin Gerry Kelly 17.5% 5,524
DUP Nelson McCausland 4.8% 1,500 5,101
UUP Fred Cobain 9.4% 2,961 3,339 3,339 3,509 3,515 3,539 3,608 3,696 3,902 4,556
SDLP Alban Maginness 10.1% 3,186 3,199 3,311 3,313 3,324 3,350 3,366 3,437 3,444 3,667 3,675 5,569
Sinn Féin Kathy Stanton 9.5% 2,990 2,990 3,804 3,804 3,813 3,833 3,838 3,842 3,842 3,895 3,896 4,118
PUP Billy Hutchinson 4.3% 1,358 1,687 1,688 1,811 1,819 1,836 1,874 1,888 2,087 2,492 2,526 2,605
SDLP Pat Convery 6.7% 2,108 2,114 2,159 2,161 2,184 2,213 2,228 2,273 2,279 2,480 2,487
Independent Unionist Fraser Agnew 2.5% 802 1,000 1,000 1,157 1,158 1,168 1,218 1,235 1,335
NI Women's Coalition Elizabeth McCullough 1.5% 467 478 482 486 498 573 586 694 702
Independent Frank McCoubrey 1.5% 469 552 552 619 619 621 677 683
Alliance Marjorie Hawkins 1.0% 305 314 315 318 326 370 383
Independent Raymond McCord 0.7% 218 285 287 325 330 341
Green (NI) Peter Emerson 0.8% 261 269 272 278 299
Workers' Party Marcella Delaney 0.3% 90 91 91 92
Rainbow Dream Ticket John Gallagher 0.1% 17 20 20 20
Electorate: 51,353   Valid: 31,532   Spoilt: 465 (1.45%)   Quota: 4,505   Turnout: 62.31%

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: Belfast North – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
DUP Nigel Dodds 18.2% 7,476
SDLP Alban Maginness 15.1% 6,196
Sinn Féin Gerry Kelly 13.6% 5,610 5,610 5,641 5,710 5,710 5,710 5,719 5,725 5,731 8,793
PUP Billy Hutchinson 9.1% 3,751 3,832 3,835 3,942 4,013 4,400 4,639 4,928 5,465 5,478 5,516
UUP Fred Cobain 5.9% 2,415 2,474 2,475 2,509 2,583 2,691 2,863 4,534 5,111 5,111 5,113
Independent Unionist Fraser Agnew 7.2% 2,976 3,071 3,072 3,102 3,289 3,371 3,529 3,847 4,964 4,965 4,971
SDLP Martin Morgan 6.0% 2,465 2,465 2,713 2,897 2,898 2,900 3,316 3,340 3,352 3,440 4,682
Sinn Féin Martina McIlkenny 7.7% 3,165 3,165 3,172 3,198 3,198 3,198 3,209 3,210 3,210
DUP Eric Smyth 3.1% 1,288 2,382 2,382 2,410 2,853 3,053 3,082 3,185
UUP David Browne 5.0% 2,064 2,112 2,112 2,155 2,197 2,283 2,552
Alliance Glyn Roberts 3.1% 1,267 1,273 1,281 1,444 1,456 1,473
Ulster Democratic John White 2.2% 911 943 943 957 974
UK Unionist Stephen Cooper 1.8% 748 877 877 900
Green (NI) Peter Emerson 0.6% 257 260 262
Labour Party NI Sam McAughtry 0.6% 255 257 262
Workers' Party Stephen Doran 0.4% 155 156 158
Natural Law Kevin Blair 0.2% 76 78 79
Independent Dolores Quinn 0.1% 50 50 51
Electorate: 62,541   Valid: 41,125   Spoilt: 941 (2.24%)   Quota: 5,876   Turnout: 67.26%

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[5]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
DUP Nigel Dodds
Billy Snoddy
David Smylie
William Henry De Courcy
7,778 19.2
Sinn Féin Gerry Kelly
Joe Austin
Christine Beattie
Bobby Lavery
Eoghan McCormain
7,681 19.0
SDLP Alban Maginness
Martin Morgan
Geraldine Leonard
Shelagh McGlade
Peter Coll
7,493 18.5
UUP David Browne
Fred Cobain
Nelson McCausland
Dennis Robinson
6,938 17.2
PUP Billy Hutchinson
Michael Acheson
Robert Gourley
3,777 9.3
Ulster Democratic John White*
Thomas English
Thomasena Livingstone
Patrick Bird
John English
1,874 4.6
Alliance Nicholas Whyte
Tommy Frazer
Lindsay Whitcroft
1,670 4.1
UK Unionist Derek Peters
Amy Corry
1,329 3.3
Labour coalition Mark Langhammer
Marion Morrison
Kevin Lawrence
Martin Stroud
John Simpson
571 1.4
NI Women's Coalition Brenda Callaghan
Lynda Walker
Eileen Calder
Roisin O'Hagan
Freda Brown
486 1.2
Workers' Party Margaret Smith
Paul Treanor
274 0.7
Green (NI) Peter Emerson
Rosemary Warren
265 0.7
Democratic Left Seamus Lynch
John McLaughlin
123 0.4
Independent Voice Andrew Thompson
Sarah Thompson
63 0.2
Ulster Independence Norman McClelland
David Kerr
41 0.1
Independent McMullan Wesley Holmes
Helen Craig
Stanley Simons
25 0.1
Independent Chambers Joe Coggle
Sally Irvine
21 0.1
*John White was elected as one of the 20 top-up candidates for Northern Ireland.

1982 Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

1982 Assembly election: Belfast North – 5 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref 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
UUP John Carson 21.8% 7,798
DUP George Seawright 13.8% 4,929 5,012 5,026 5,026 5,044 5,076 5,151 5,360 5,673 5,675 6,119
Independent Unionist Frank Millar 5.7% 2,047 2,285 2,320 2,320 2,341 2,411 2,539 2,813 3,056 3,060 4,101 4,183 6,323
SDLP Paschal O'Hare 8.9% 3,190 3,191 3,191 3,255 3,291 3,291 3,295 3,296 3,296 4,198 4,202 5,031 5,141 5,079
Alliance Paul Maguire 7.1% 2,527 2,565 2,569 2,582 2,693 2,699 2,877 2,906 2,936 3,205 3,421 4,326 4,477 4,757
Sinn Féin Joe Austin 11.3% 4,029 4,029 4,029 4,088 4,102 4,102 4,108 4,108 4,114 4,189 4,189 4,557 4,564 4,573
DUP William Gaunt 7.3% 2,618 2,731 2,752 2,752 2,764 2,802 2,855 3,023 3,259 3,261 3,647 3,689
Workers' Party Seamus Lynch 7.0% 2,516 2,526 2,531 2,556 2,635 2,642 2,707 2,718 2,758 2,928 2,962
UUP Peter Smith 2.8% 984 1,955 1,966 1,967 1,987 2,324 2,413 2,636 2,745 2,745
SDLP Alban Maginness 3.7% 1,333 1,334 1,335 1,450 1,474 1,474 1,479 1,480 1,483
Ulster Democratic Sammy Doyle 2.5% 890 939 1,023 1,024 1,030 1,042 1,135 1,187
UUUP Nelson McCausland 2.4% 858 923 941 941 948 956 1,014
Independent Billy Boyd 2.1% 745 778 782 783 823 824
UUP Raymond Trimble 1.0% 369 509 518 519 522
Ecology Peter Emerson 1.2% 412 423 425 425
People's Democracy Fergus O'Hare 0.8% 298 298 298
Ulster Democratic Bill Lavery 0.5% 196 215
Electorate: 62,391   Valid: 35,739   Spoilt: 941 (3.16%)   Quota: 5,957   Turnout: 59.15%

1975 Constitutional Convention[edit]

1975 Constitutional Convention: Belfast North - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
SDLP Gerry Fitt 14.8% 6,454
UUP Billy Bell 14.4% 6,268
Independent Unionist Frank Millar 13.0% 5,687 5,687 5,687 5,692 5,683 5,944 6,634
UUP William Morgan 12.7% 5,558 5,558 5,558 5,570 5,667 5,758 6,223 6,427
Unionist Party NI Lloyd Hall-Thompson 8.2% 3,577 3,578 3,578 3,602 3,619 3,666 3,742 3,761 4,223 5,870
DUP William Annon 9.5% 4,132 4,132 4,132 4,138 4,219 4,271 4,972 5,127 5,603 5,800
SDLP Thomas Donnelly 8.2% 3,596 3,772 3,772 3,794 3,794 4,108 4,111 4,112 4,213 5,124
Alliance John Ferguson 5.1% 2,207 2,214 2,214 2,604 2,611 2,685 2,706 2,710 3,624
NI Labour Billy Boyd 4.0% 1,749 1,750 1,750 1,776 1,787 2,360 2,424 2,441
Vanguard Bill Lavery 4.3% 1,884 1,884 1,884 1,889 1,988 2,057
NI Labour John Stewart 2.1% 898 899 899 925 948
Republican Clubs Seamus Lynch 1.3% 556 560 560 561 565
Independent Unionist Noel Trimble 1.2% 525 525 525 526
Alliance James Robinson 1.2% 518 519 519
Electorate: 70,673   Valid: 43,609   Spoilt: 1.130 (2.53%)   Quota: 6,230   Turnout: 63.30%

1973 Assembly Election[edit]

1973 Assembly election: Belfast North - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref 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 Count 15
SDLP Gerry Fitt 16.3% 8,264
DUP John McQuade 10.1% 5,148 5,148 5,285 5,313 5,316 5,318 5,595 5,612 7,092 7,186 8,845
UUP Lloyd Hall-Thompson 11.2% 5,694 5,696 5,706 5,726 5,744 5,745 5,763 5,789 5,824 5,965 6,100 6,180 6,199 9,387
UUP William Morgan 10.2% 5,190 5,190 5,197 5,229 5,243 5,244 5,265 5,288 5,352 5,465 5,550 5,680 5,688 6,193 7,273
UUP Frank Millar 8.2% 4,187 4,187 4,238 4,253 4,261 4,262 4,330 4,337 4,568 4,621 4,963 5,711 5,723 6,070 6,522
Alliance John Ferguson 3.9% 1,958 1,983 1,986 2,024 2,261 2,270 2,272 3,134 3,142 4,172 4,218 4,230 6,048 6,111 6,146
UUP Cecil Walker 8.6% 4,354 4,354 4,371 4,415 4,424 4,424 4,432 4,451 4,450 4,698 4,805 4,974 4,994 5,504 6,058
UUP Wilson Gamble 8.2% 4,161 4,162 4,166 4,168 4,177 4,178 4,192 4,206 4,226 4,278 4,557 4,667 4,682
SDLP Thomas Donnelly 3.7% 1,861 2,673 2,674 2,677 2,688 3,104 3,105 3,155 3,156 3,637 3,667 3,667
Vanguard William Baillie 3.7% 1,859 1,860 2,017 2,023 2,024 2,026 2,510 2,513 2,809 2,836
NI Labour Vivian Simpson 3.4% 1,742 1,803 1,803 2,111 2,151 2,255 2,258 2,358 2,382
DUP Fred Proctor 4.2% 2,112 2,112 2,176 2,197 2,201 2,206 2,266 2,279
Alliance Jack Smith 1.5% 742 761 764 793 1,138 1,152 1,152
Vanguard Billy Hull 1.7% 852 852 953 961 961 962
Republican Clubs Seamus Lynch 1.7% 854 898 898 899 900
Alliance Keith Jones 1.3% 675 688 689 704
NI Labour John Stewart 1.1% 571 573 574
Independent Unionist Tommy Lyttle 1.1% 560 560
Electorate: 75,768   Valid: 50,784   Spoilt: 1,286 (2.47%)   Quota: 7,255   Turnout: 68.72%

References[edit]

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