Castle (District Electoral Area)
District Electoral Area
Map showing Castle wards within Belfast
|Area||19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
|Population||28,290 (2008 Estimate)|
|• Density||1,489/km2 (3,860/sq mi)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Castle is one of the ten district electoral areas in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located in the north of the city, the district elects six members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Bellevue, Cavehill, Chichester Park, Duncairn, Fortwilliam and Innisfayle. Castle, along with Oldpark district and parts of the Court district and Newtownabbey Borough Council, forms the Belfast North constituency for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament. The district is bounded to the east by the Victoria Channel, to the north by Newtownabbey Borough Council and Belfast Lough, to the south by North Street and to the west by the Cavehill Road.
The district takes its name from Belfast Castle which is located on Cavehill in the north of the district, while the southern section of the district is part of the city centre and forms one of the Belfast's main cultural areas, known as the Cathedral Quarter. The east of the area also contains the Port of Belfast. Castle is served by the M2 and M5 motorways and the Yorkgate railway station.
Castle is one of the most mixed areas in the city, with just over half of the district's population being Protestant at the 2001 Census. This has resulted in the construction of a number of peace lines, for example along the Whitewell Road.
Castle was created for the 1985 local elections. All six wards came from the former Area H, with only the Cliftonville ward and northern section of the Waterworks ward omitted from the new district. One of the district's six wards, Castleview, was renamed Innisfayle in 2014.
- Albert Memorial Clock
- Belfast Castle
- Belfast Exposed photographic gallery
- Belfast Harbour
- Belfast Hebrew Congregation
- Belfast Zoo
- Dividers Sculpture
- Giant's Park
- McHugh's Bar
- Merchant Hotel
- The Northern Whig Bar
- NvTv (Northern Visions Television)
- Obel Tower
- St Anne’s Cathedral (Church of Ireland)
- The Big Fish, sculpture
|Catholic||Protestant||Other||No Religion||Area||Density||NI Assembly||UK Parliament||Ref|
|1||Bellevue||4,910||63.7%||29.3%||1.1%||6%||2.96 km2||1,659/km2||Belfast North||Belfast North|||
|2||Castleview||4,722||38.1%||54.2%||1.2%||6.5%||1.41 km2||3,349/km2||Belfast North||Belfast North|||
|3||Cavehill||4,820||57.1%||37.7%||0.9%||4.3%||3.41 km2||1,413/km2||Belfast North||Belfast North|||
|4||Chichester Park||5,452||74.3%||17.2%||1.6%||6.9%||0.95 km2||5,739/km2||Belfast North||Belfast North|||
|5||Duncairn||4,901||23.6%||63.9%||2.2%||10.3||9.24 km2||530/km2||Belfast North||Belfast North|||
|6||Fortwilliam||4,561||41.3%||50.3%||1.2%||7.2%||1.03 km2||4,428/km2||Belfast North||Belfast North|||
|John Finucane||Mal O'Hara
|Guy Spence |
|2011||Tierna Cunningham |
|Ian Crozier |
|Alban Maginness |
|Nelson McCausland |
|Nelson McCausland |
|Frank Millar |
|1985||Alfie Redpath |
|Belfast City Council elections, 2019|
|Sinn Féin||John Finucane||1,650|
|Sinn Féin||Mary Ellen Campbell||1,103|
|Green (NI)||Mal O'Hara||883|
|People Before Profit||Riley Johnston||204|
|Workers' Party||Gemma Weir||159|
|Belfast City Council elections, 2014|
|Sinn Féin||Mary Ellen Campbell||1619|
|Sinn Féin||Tierna Cunningham||1,038|
|Workers' Party||Gemma Weir||191|
|Belfast City Council elections, 2011|
|Sinn Féin||Tierna Cunningham||1,377|
|Sinn Féin||Mary Campbell||1,293|
|Workers' Party||John Lavery||170|
|Sinn Féin gain from Social Democratic and Labour|
- Belfast City Council
- Electoral wards of Belfast
- Local government in Northern Ireland
- Members of Belfast City Council
- "Ward Information for Bellevue ward 95GG08". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Ward Information for Castleview ward 95GG13". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Ward Information for Cavehill ward 95GG14". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Ward Information for Chichester Park ward 95GG16". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Ward Information for Duncairn ward 95GG20". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Ward Information for Fortwilliam ward 95GG24". NISRA. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- Elections 2019: Castle, Belfast City Council
- Elections 2014: Castle, Belfast City Council
- Elections 2011: Castle, Belfast City Council