Belfast South (Assembly constituency)

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Belfast South
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
BelfastSouthUKParliamentConstituency.png
South 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 South (Irish: Béal Feirste Theas, Ulster Scots: Bilfawst Sooth) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973. It usually shares boundaries with the Belfast South UK Parliament constituency, however the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1983 to 1986 and 2010-2011 as 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.

The constituency is primarily formed from the Belfast City Council districts of Balmoral, Laganbank and as well as a number of wards from Pottinger and Castlereagh Borough Council. For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Belfast South (UK Parliament constituency).

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1973 Basil Glass
(Alliance Party)
Basil McIvor
(UUP)
Reginald Magee
(UUP)
Herbert Kirk
(UUP)
Nelson Elder
(UUP)
Edward Burns
(DUP)
1975 Jim Hendron
(Alliance)
Jeremy Burchill
(UUP)
Martin Smyth
(UUP)
David Trimble
(Vanguard)
1982 David Cook
(Alliance Party)
Edgar Graham
(UUP)
Jim Kirkpatrick
(UUP)
5 seats
1982-1998
Raymond McCrea
(DUP)
1984
by-election
Frank Millar Jr
(UUP)
1996 Steve McBride
(Alliance Party)
Alasdair McDonnell
(SDLP)
Jim Clarke
(UUP)
Bob Stoker
(UUP)
Joan Parkes
(DUP)
1998 Monica McWilliams
(NI Women's Coalition)
Carmel Hanna
(SDLP)
Esmond Birnie
(UUP)
Michael McGimpsey
(UUP)
Mark Robinson
(DUP)
2003 Alex Maskey
(Sinn Féin)
2007 Anna Lo
(Alliance Party)
Jimmy Spratt
(DUP)
January 2010
co-option
Conall McDevitt
(SDLP)
2011
September 2013
co-option
Fearghal McKinney
(SDLP)
October 2014
co-option
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
(Sinn Féin)
June 2015
co-option
Claire Hanna
(SDLP)
September 2015
co-option
Emma Pengelly
(DUP)
2016 Clare Bailey
(Greens)
Paula Bradshaw
(Alliance Party)
Christopher Stalford
(DUP)
2017 5 seats
2017-present

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 South – 5 Seats[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Sinn Féin Máirtín Ó Muilleoir 17.7 7,610
SDLP Claire Hanna 15.2 6,559 6,756.28 6,788.12 6,839.56 6,981.54 8,652.54
Alliance Paula Bradshaw 13.0 5,595 5,632.26 5,672.50 5,740.40 5,866.38 7,690.38
DUP Christopher Stalford 10.5 4,529 4,530.08 4,551.08 4,554.08 4,704.08 4,715.26 4,726.26 4,728.50 8,667.50
Green (NI) Clare Bailey 9.9 4,247 4,292.78 4,341.74 4,523.08 5,073.96 5,450 6,344 6,719.36 6,797.22
UUP Michael Henderson 9.0 3,863 3,866 3,932.12 3,955.12 4,240.20 4,337.80 4,647.80 4,761.40 5,255.94
DUP Emma Little Pengelly 10.3 4,446 4,446.78 4,468.84 4,476.84 4,655.90 4,676.26 4,695.26 4,703.26
Alliance Emmet McDonough-Brown 4.8 2,053 2,080.96 2,095.38 2,118.92 2,185.34
SDLP Naomh Gallagher 4.2 1,794 1,855.86 1,865.92 1,893.42 1,962.22
People Before Profit Pádraigín Mervyn 1.8 760 789.58 828.72 970.86
TUV John Hiddleston 1.6 703 703.36 717.36 724.48
Labour Alternative Seán Burns 1.2 531 539.76 566.42
NI Conservatives George Jabbour 0.5 200 200.48
Workers' Party Lily Kerr 0.4 163 168.22
Electorate: 67,953   Valid: 43,053   Spoilt: 412 (0.95%)   Quota: 7,176   Turnout: 43,465 (63.96%)

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: Belfast South – 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
Sinn Féin Máirtín Ó Muilleoir 14.2 5,207 5,208 5,234 5,245 5,247
Alliance Paula Bradshaw 9.1 3,332 3,352 3,369 3,400 3,418 3,425 3,437 3,570 5,729
SDLP Claire Hanna 12.3 4,516 4,522 4,559 4,574 4,581 4,582 4,591 4,738 4,934 5,056.50 7,641.50
Green (NI) Clare Bailey 9.6 3,521 3,534 3,600 3,670 3,678 3,691 3,707 4,289 4,524 4,729.50 4,932.75 6,056.75
DUP Emma Pengelly 12.3 4,511 4,526 4,526 4,528 4,595 4,644 4,703 5,049 5,073 5,092.25 5,117 5,150
DUP Christopher Stalford 9.7 3,570 3,582 3,582 3,583 3,615 3,717 3,866 4,355 4,368 4,373.25 4,389.25 4,409.25
UUP Rodney McCune 6.7 2,466 2,514 2,515 2,527 2,615 2,677 2,755 3,213 3,272 3,337.50 3,367.50 3,449.50
SDLP Fearghal McKinney 7.7 2,845 2,850 2,869 2,876 2,877 2,878 2,878 2,964 3,057 3,104.75
Alliance Duncan Morrow 7.3 2,691 2,698 2,707 2,730 2,733 2,736 2,744 2,837
UKIP Bob Stoker 2.2 794 801 803 804 832 908 1,025
Labour Alternative Seán Burns 2.4 871 871 909 971 974 985 989
TUV John Hiddleston 1.3 495 498 499 501 558 590 685
Independent Ruth Patterson 1.3 475 478 479 481 502 571
PUP Ian Shanks 1.2 430 432 435 438 444
South Belfast Unionists William Dickson 1.0 351 357 358 359
NI Labour Brigitte Anton 0.7 246 248 258
Workers' Party Lily Kerr 0.7 241 241
NI Conservatives Ben Manton 0.4 161
Electorate: 68,469   Valid: 36,723   Spoilt: 424 (1.14%)   Quota: 5,247   Turnout: 54.25

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly Election: Belfast South - 6 seats[2][3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Alliance Anna Lo 19.8 6,390
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 14.0 4,527 4,916.10
UUP Michael McGimpsey 9.2 2,988 3,208.80 3,241.05 3,322.95 4,622.05
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 12.5 4,038 4,124.70 4,138.45 4,268.15 4,452.05
SDLP Conall McDevitt 9.9 3,191 3.510.50 3,687.25 3,852.10 4,444.80
DUP Jimmy Spratt 12.5 4,045 4,098.70 4,103.45 4,163.85 4,281.45
DUP Ruth Patterson 11.8 3,800 3,887 3,893.75 3,953.05 4,163.40
Green (NI) Clare Bailey 2.8 889 1,226.80 1,263.55 1,655.60
UUP Mark Finlay 4.3 1,394 1,554.50 1,567 1,617.70
People Before Profit Brian Faloon 1.3 414 475.80 480.05
Socialist Party Paddy Meehan 0.7 234 252 255
UKIP Nico Torregrosa 0.7 234 244.50 245
Workers' Party Paddy Lynn 0.5 135 155.40 158.90
Independent Charles Smyth 0.1 29 33.50 33.50
Electorate: 62,484   Valid: 32,308   Spoilt: 444   Quota: 4,616   Turnout: 32,752 (52.42%)

Note: Charles Smyth sought election as a Procapitalism candidate, and appeared as such on the ballot paper.

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: South Belfast – 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 Jimmy Spratt 15.7% 4,762
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 14.4% 4,379
Alliance Anna Lo 12.6% 3,829 3,831 3,834 3,853 3,908 3,956 4,046 4,415
UUP Michael McGimpsey 8.7% 2,647 2,656 2,657 2,663 2,686 2,691 2,802 2,837 3,472 4,927
SDLP Carmel Hanna 12.4% 3,748 3,749 3,780 3,786 3,815 3,849 3,856 4,063 4,077 4,262
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 13.2% 3,996 3,996 4,002 4,004 4,022 4,052 4,065 4,153 4,162 4,167
DUP Christopher Stalford 6.7% 2,035 2,387 2,388 2,398 2,410 2,421 2,656 2,684 2,932 3,275
UUP Esmond Birnie 5.9% 1,804 1,807 1,807 1,807 1,827 1,838 1,920 1,958 2,252
UUP Bob Stoker 3.7% 1,122 1,131 1,132 1,135 1,138 1,143 1,254 1,268
Green (NI) Brenda Cooke 2.4% 737 737 737 763 787 876 907
PUP Andrew Park 1.4% 410 412 413 416 425 436
UK Unionist David Hoey 1.0% 298 299 299 302 309 322
Socialist Party Jim Barbour 0.8% 248 248 248 253 277
Workers' Party Patrick Lynn 0.4% 123 123 123 126
NI Conservatives Roger Lomas 0.4% 108 108 108 108
Make Politicians History Rainbow George 0.2% 66 66 66
Independent Charles Smyth 0.1% 22 22 22
Independent Geoffrey Wilson 0.03% 10 10 10
Electorate: 48,923   Valid: 30,344   Spoilt: 189 (0.62%)   Quota: 4,335   Turnout: 62.41%

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: South Belfast – 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
UUP Michael McGimpsey 17.2% 5,389
DUP Mark Robinson 12.7% 3,991 4,024 4,024 4,025 4,040 4,049 4,151 4,155 4,247 4,268 6,661
UUP Esmond Birnie 7.4% 2,311 2,863 2,863 2,866 2,922 2,939 3,038 3,088 3,871 4,312 4,536
SDLP Carmel Hanna 12.5% 3,910 3,923 3,926 3,936 3,953 3,982 3,991 4,056 4,063 4,333 4,338 4,405
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey 12.6% 3,933 3,936 3,938 3,948 3,969 3,988 3,990 3,992 3,992 4,004 4,012 4,013
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 10.3% 3,226 3,283 3,287 3,307 3,317 3,340 3,351 3,381 3,390 3,589 3,600 3,650
NI Women's Coalition Monica McWilliams 6.9% 2,150 2,180 2,185 2,203 2,248 2,388 2,431 2,518 2,542 3,168 3,209 3,523
DUP Ruth Patterson 8.1% 2,538 2,557 2,557 2,557 2,576 2,580 2,680 2,683 2,819 2,839
Alliance Geraldine Rice 3.8% 1,185 1,999 1,202 1,203 1,215 1,270 1,285 1,747 1,763
UUP John Hiddlestone 2.5% 769 969 970 971 991 996 1,090 1,111
Alliance Tom Ekin 2.1% 664 673 674 679 698 726 740
PUP Thomas Morrow 1.6% 495 510 510 512 521 529
Green (NI) John Wright 1.0% 308 309 325 330 368
Socialist Party Jim Barbour 0.5% 167 168 170 181
NI Conservatives Roger Lomas 0.4% 116 119 120 120
Workers' Party Patrick Lynn 0.3% 96 96 97
Rainbow Dream Ticket Lindsay Steven 0.1% 42 42
Electorate: 50,707   Valid: 31,330   Spoilt: 407 (1.28%)   Quota: 4,476   Turnout: 62.59%

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: South Belfast – 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
UUP Michael McGimpsey 12.1% 4,938 5,032 5,183 5,358 5,898
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 12.2% 4,956 5,039 5,042 5,059 5,073 5,963
DUP Mark Robinson 7.1% 2,872 2,940 3,484 3,629 3,779 3,781 4,351 6,524
UUP Esmond Birnie 7.1% 2,875 2,980 3,065 3,499 4,389 4,392 5,267 5,881
NI Women's Coalition Monica McWilliams 9.6% 3,912 4,053 4,067 4,112 4,157 4,675 5,077 5,118 5,238 5,277
SDLP Carmel Hanna 9.5% 3,882 3,923 3,927 3,954 3,968 4,791 4,851 4,866 4,891 4,983
Alliance Steve McBride 10.0% 4,086 4,187 4,203 4,236 4,331 4,374 4,616 4,670 4,826 4,832
DUP Myreve Chambers 6.0% 2,449 2,505 3,011 3,205 3,314 3,318 3,510
PUP Ernie Purvis 5.2% 2,112 2,187 2,230 2,721 2,823 2,855
Sinn Féin Sean Hayes 6.4% 2,605 2,627 2,627 2,653 2,654
UUP Jim Clarke 4.2% 1,720 1,793 1,916 2,057
Ulster Democratic David Adams 4.3% 1,745 1,796 1,855
UK Unionist Grant Dillon 3.7% 1,496 1,579
Independent Unionist William Dixon 1.1% 437
Labour Party NI Boyd Black 0.6% 231
Workers' Party Patrick Lynn 0.4% 176
NI Conservatives Roger Lomas 0.2% 97
Natural Law James Anderson 0.2% 73
Independent Labour Niall Cusack 0.2% 62
Electorate: 61,209   Valid: 40,724   Spoilt: 542 (1.31%)   Quota: 5,819   Turnout: 67.42%

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[4]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP Bob Stoker
Jim Clarke
Michael McGimpsey
Drew Nelson
Gordon Lucy
8,617 22.8
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell
Peter O'Reilly
Carmel Hanna
Douglas Arthur Hegney
Rosaleen Hughes
7,956 21.0
DUP Joan Parkes
Thomas Scott
John Norris
5,818 15.4
Alliance Steve McBride
Philip McGarry
Margaret Marshall
4,689 12.4
Sinn Féin Sean Hayes
Sean Clinton
Deborah Moore
2,455 6.5
PUP Dawn Purvis
Victor Murphy
2,321 6.1
UK Unionist Patrick Roche
Kate Garrett
1,750 4.6
Ulster Democratic David Adams
Pauline Gilmore
1,666 4.4
NI Women's Coalition Kate Fearon
Annie Campbell
Barbara McCabe
Clare McLaughlin
Fidelma O'Gorman
947 2.5
Labour coalition Peter Hadden
Eleanor Rogers
Niall Cusack
Neil House
Maeve Cross
333 0.9
Green (NI) Mary Carberry
Jane Carney
Owen Clarke
Andy Frew
314 0.8
NI Conservatives Myrtle Boal
Alan McKelvey
279 0.7
Workers' Party Paddy Lynn
Ian Foster
270 0.7
Democratic Partnership Paul Smyth
Alison Wilson
133 0.4
Ulster Independence Gordon Smyth
Samuel Stevenson
108 0.3
Democratic Left Jean Craig
Chris Skillen
96 0.3
Ulster Christian Democratic Austin Scallan
Martine McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
Brian McLaughlin
Margaret Gibson
31 0.1
Natural Law James Anderson
Morris Ahmed
13 0.0
Independent Chambers Bertha Burleigh
Mark Strain
5 0.0

1984 by-election[edit]

1984 by-election: South Belfast – 1 Seat
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
UUP Frank Millar Jr 100.0% Unopposed
Electorate: -   Valid: Unopposed   Spoilt: Unopposed   Quota: Unopposed   Turnout: Unopposed

1982[edit]

1982 Assembly election: South Belfast – 5 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
UUP Martin Smyth 35.6% 13,347
Alliance David Cook 17.4% 6,514
DUP Stuart McCrea 10.9% 4,091 2,940 3,484 3,629
UUP Edgar Graham 7.7% 2,875 5,210 5,370 5,408 5,734 6,253
UUP Jim Kirkpatrick 3.0% 1,126 4,427 4,617 4,673 4,960 5,416
SDLP Ben Caraher 8.9% 3,342 3,344 3,740 3,740 3,741 4,713
Alliance Basil Glass 6.7% 2,493 2,644 3,260 3,274 3,293
DUP Cedric Wilson 5.6% 2,111 2,408 2,496
Workers' Party Gerard Carr 2.5% 933 939
UUUP Philip Moles 0.7% 248 332
Communist Party Barry Bruton 0.7% 168 170
UUUP James Scott 0.2% 82 239
Liberal Michael Warden 0.2% 65 89
Independent William Clulow 0.2% 65 86
Independent Stuart Hall Raleigh 0.1% 19 20
Electorate: 66,683   Valid: 37,469   Spoilt: 1,243 (3.21%)   Quota: 4,424   Turnout: 58.05%

1975 Constitutional Convention[edit]

1975 Constitutional Convention: Belfast South - 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
UUP Martin Smyth 31.5% 15,061
Alliance Basil Glass 16.7% 7,961
UUP Jeremy Burchill 8.8% 4,230 7,751
Alliance Jim Hendron 5.2% 2,499 2,536 3,473 3,483 4,282 4,288 4,465 7,329
Vanguard David Trimble 5.1% 2,429 4,398 4,403 4,638 4,742 5,147 5,217 5,226 7,241
DUP Thomas Burns 5.3% 2,529 3,406 3,413 3,733 3,837 4,965 5,042 5,054 6,117 6,134 6,514
Unionist Party NI Reginald Magee 7.4% 3,552 3,819 3,862 3,909 4,076 4,132 5,718 5,779 5,948 6,424 6,448
Vanguard Raymond Jordan 3.9% 1,874 2,733 2,736 2,907 2,996 3,282 3,351 3,365
SDLP Ben Caraher 6.4% 3,065 3,069 3,126 3,127 3,269 3,271 3,281
Unionist Party NI John Houston 3.5% 1,697 1,783 1,800 1,827 2,020 2,051
DUP Robert McNeice 2.8% 1,316 1,837 1,839 1,903 1,928
NI Labour Erskine Holmes 3.3% 1,599 1,682 1,716 1,726
Electorate: 73,324   Valid: 47,812   Spoilt: 789 (1.62%)   Quota: 6,831   Turnout: 66.28%

1973[edit]

1973 Assembly election: South Belfast – 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 Count 16
UUP Basil McIvor 13.1% 6,930 6,940 6,958 6,959 6,981 7,003 7,120 7,152 7,191 7,385 8,185
Alliance Basil Glass 9.8% 5,148 5,244 5,367 5,404 5,848 5,852 5,876 7,305 7,309 7,393 7,441 9,025
DUP Thomas Burns 8.8% 4,640 4.640 4.641 4,641 4,644 4,779 4,872 4,874 6,343 6,893 6,986 7,103 7,133 10,436
UUP Nelson Elder 9.1% 4,807 4,810 4,815 4,815 4,821 4,840 4,909 4,917 4,965 6,110 6,610 6,835 6,978 7,287 8,044
UUP Herbert Kirk 10.3% 5,426 5,429 5,435 5,439 5,447 5,465 5,610 5,620 5,653 6,009 6,605 6,838 7,038 7,297 7,663
UUP Reginald Magee 6.9% 3,656 3,661 3,666 3,666 3,676 3,696 3,835 3,854 3,895 4,042 5,051 5,235 5,417 5,603 6,039 6,690
SDLP Ben Caraher 6.3% 3,320 3,326 3,414 3,779 3,799 3,800 3,802 3,980 3,982 3,999 4,000 4,575 5,018 5,029 5,037 5,038
Vanguard Martin Gowdy 4.6% 2,434 2,434 2,436 2,438 2,442 3,208 3,273 3,277 3,865 4,082 4,170 4,272 4,283
NI Labour Erskine Holmes 5.1% 2,684 2,699 2,833 2,950 2,996 3,003 3,038 3,155 3,168 3,241 3,292
UUP Robert Stewart 5.4% 2,850 2,853 2,859 2,861 2,868 2,886 3,010 3,017 3,074 3,218
Independent Unionist Grace Bannister 4.8% 2,538 2,540 2,553 2,554 2,568 2,584 2,900 2,918 2,992
DUP Thomas Wright 4.0% 2,134 2,134 2,135 2,138 2,139 2,295 2,369 2,373
Alliance William McCollum 2.5% 1,294 1,446 1,525 1,545 1,834 1,835 1,848
Independent Unionist Thomas Rea 2.3% 1,201 1,204 1,210 1,211 1,214 1,230
Vanguard Stanley Morgan 2.3% 1,205 1,205 1,205 1,205 1,206
Alliance Jean Graham 1.4% 743 810 869 885
Republican Clubs Sean Flynn 1.5% 783 784 794
Liberal Sheelagh Murnaghan 1.0% 548 560
Alliance John Somerville 0.7% 380
Electorate: 75,990   Valid: 52,721   Spoilt: 928 (1.73%)   Quota: 7,532   Turnout: 70.60%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated". EONI. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  2. ^ South Belfast, UTV
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  4. ^ 1996 Candidates – South Belfast, Northern Ireland Elections

Coordinates: 54°33′53″N 5°56′16″W / 54.56472°N 5.93778°W / 54.56472; -5.93778