Derry and Strabane District Council

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Derry City and Strabane District Council

Comhairle Chathair Dhoire agus Cheantar an tSratha Báin
Derry Cittie & Stràbane Destrìck Cooncil
Coat of arms or logo
Founded1 April 2015
Preceded byDerry City Council
Strabane District Council
John Boyle, SDLP
Derry and Strabane District Council Composition.png
Political groups
     Sinn Féin (16)
     SDLP (8)
     DUP (7)
     UUP (2)
     Independents (7)
Last election
22 May 2014
Meeting place

Derry City and Strabane District Council (Irish: Comhairle Chathair Dhoire agus Cheantar an tSratha Báin; Ulster-Scots: Derry Cittie & Stràbane Destrìck Cooncil) is the local authority for Derry and Strabane district in Northern Ireland. It was created as part of the 2014 Northern Ireland local government reform, replacing Derry City Council and Strabane District Council. The first elections to the authority were on 22 May 2014 and it acted as a shadow authority to its two predecessors until the new district formally came into being on 1 April 2015. The name was changed from Derry and Strabane City Council on 24 February 2016.[1]



From To Name Party
2015 2016 Elisha McCallion Sinn Féin
2016 2017 Hilary McClintock DUP
2017 2018 Maolíosa McHugh Sinn Féin
2018 2019 John Boyle SDLP

Deputy Mayor[edit]

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Thomas Kerrigan DUP
2016 2017 Jim McKeever SDLP
2017 2018 John Boyle SDLP
2018 2019 Derek Hussey UUP


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

Area Seats
Ballyarnett 6
Derg 5
Faughan 5
Foyleside 5
Sperrin 7
The Moor 5
The Waterside 7

Party strengths[edit]

Party Elected
Sinn Féin 16 16
SDLP 10 8
DUP 8 7
UUP 2 2
Independents 4 7

Last update 12 March 2018.[3]

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Ballyarnet Sandra Duffy Sinn Féin
Angela Dobbins SDLP
Conchúr McCauley † Sinn Féin
Brian Tierney SDLP
Warren Robinson † Independent
Caiomhe McKnight † Sinn Féin
Derg Derek Hussey UUP
Thomas Kerrigan DUP
Maolíosa McHugh Sinn Féin
Kieran McGuire Sinn Féin
Ruairí McHugh Sinn Féin
Faughan Graham Warke † DUP
Maurice Devenney Independent
Paul Fleming Sinn Féin
Jim McKeever SDLP
Gus Hastings SDLP
Foyleside John Boyle SDLP
Darren O'Reilly Independent
Mickey Cooper Sinn Féin
Eric McGinley Sinn Féin
Shauna Cusack SDLP
Sperrin Allan Bresland DUP
Rhonda Hamilton DUP
Patsy Kelly ‡ Independent
Karina Carlin Sinn Féin
Paul Gallagher Independent
Brian McMahon Sinn Féin
Dan Kelly Sinn Féin
The Moor Gary Donnelly Independent
Kevin Campbell Sinn Féin
Colly Kelly Sinn Féin
Patricia Logue Sinn Féin
Seán Carr ‡ Independent
The Waterside Tina Gardiner † SDLP
Mary Hamilton UUP
Christopher Jackson Sinn Féin
Martin Reilly SDLP
David Ramsey DUP
Hilary McClintock DUP
Drew Thompson DUP

: Co-opted to fill a vacancy since the election.: New party affiliation since the election. Last update 12 March 2018.[4]

For further details see Derry and Strabane District Council election, 2014.


The area covered by the new council has a population of 147,720 residents according to the 2011 UK census.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Change of Council Name (Derry and Strabane City Council) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ "The District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 2014". Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  3. ^ "Open Council Data UK - Northern Ireland councils". Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  4. ^ "Your Councillors". Derry and Strabane District Council. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  5. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014.

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