East Antrim (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°50′42″N 5°48′40″W / 54.845°N 5.811°W / 54.845; -5.811

East Antrim
County Constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
EastAntrimConstituency.svg
East Antrim shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Larne, Carrickfergus, Moyle, Newtownabbey
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Roy Beggs Jr
Stewart Dickson
David Hilditch
Gordon Lyons
Oliver McMullan
Alastair Ross

East Antrim is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Forum in 1996. Since 1998, it has elected members to the current Assembly.

For Assembly elections prior to 1996, the constituency was largely part of the North Antrim and South Antrim constituencies. From 1997 to 2010 it shared boundaries with the East Antrim UK Parliament constituency, this link was broken by the 2010 Westminster General Election but will be restored at the 2011 Assembly elections.

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

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1996 Seán Neeson
(Alliance Party)
May Steele
(UUP)
Thomas Robinson
(UUP)
5 seats
1996-1998
May Beattie
(DUP)
Jack McKee
(DUP)
1998 Roy Beggs Jr
(UUP)
Ken Robinson
(UUP)
Danny O'Connor
(SDLP)
Roger Hutchinson
(UKUP)
David Hilditch
(DUP)
2003 Sammy Wilson
(DUP)
George Dawson
(DUP)
2007
May 2007
co-option
Alastair Ross
(DUP)
2011 Stewart Dickson
(Alliance Party)
Oliver McMullan
(Sinn Féin)
August 2015
co-option
Gordon Lyons
(DUP)
2016

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]

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: East Antrim - 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 David Hilditch 18.2 5,906
DUP Gordon Lyons 10.7 3,472 4,323.76 4,362.49 4,372.70 4,488.33 4,500.96 4,512.17 4,857.17
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 11.9 3,848 3,935.78 4,011.99 4,031.99 4,280.04 4,327.46 4,342.67 4,707.67
Alliance Stewart Dickson 9.6 3,115 3,126.34 3,130.34 3,196.34 3,224.34 3,504.55 3,745.97 3,778.18 3,780.55 5,233.55
DUP Alastair Ross 7.2 2,323 2,498.98 2,536.71 2,545.71 2,580.18 2,592.39 2,607.39 2,883.37 3,071.39 3,107.86 3,173.14 4,096.44
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 8.1 2,633 2,633.42 2,634.42 2,679.42 2,691.42 2,721.42 3,280.42 3,282.42 3,282.42 3,469.63 3,628.99 3,672.27
UKIP Noel Jordan 6.8 2,207 2,249.63 2,423.68 2,450.68 2,452.10 2,502.31 2,521.31 2,929.62 2,953.32 2,986.11 3,053.31 3,567.48
UUP John Stewart 6.1 1,985 2,013.56 2,051.61 2,071.61 2,269.45 2,307.45 2,321.45 2,534.55 2,545.61 2,621.61 2,926.89
Alliance Danny Donnelly 5.0 1,632 1,634.31 1,635.31 1,710.31 1,729.31 1,909.31 2,220.31 2,241.31 2,242.10
TUV Ruth Wilson 5.1 1,643 1,658.75 1,711.96 1,721.96 1,771.59 1,787.59 1,795.59
SDLP Margaret Anne McKillop 3.8 1,229 1,230.05 1,232.05 1,291.05 1,305.26 1,380.26
Green (NI) Dawn Patterson 2.1 693 694.68 704.68 878.68 886.68
UUP Maureen Morrow 2.2 719 724.46 735.67 746.67
Labour Alternative Conor Sheridan 1.7 551 551.42 557.42
PUP Jim McCaw 1.4 455 463.19
Electorate: 64,194   Valid: 32,411   Spoilt: 333 (1.02%)   Quota: 4,631   Turnout: 32,744 (51.0)

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: East Antrim - 6 seats[1][2]
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 Sammy Wilson 24.8% 7,181
DUP David Hilditch 11.3% 3,288 4,219
DUP Alastair Ross 5.5% 1,608 2,566 2,642 2,646 2,938 4,267
Alliance Stewart Dickson 10.0% 2,889 2,977 3,162 3,410 3,480 3,520 3,527 3,534 4,777
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 10.5% 3,042 3,349 3,450 3,469 3,839 4,037 4,080 4,125 4,194
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 8.2% 2,369 2,379 2,417 2,917 2,925 2,931 2,931 2,931 3,250 3,389
UUP Rodney McCune 6.4% 1,851 1,958 2,030 2,038 2,343 2,418 2,447 2,463 2,603 2,890
Alliance Gerardine Mulvenna 5.6% 1,620 1,689 1,869 2,314 2,356 2,389 2,392 2,394
DUP Gordon Lyons 4.6% 1,321 1,601 1,716 1,733 1,973
TUV Ruth Wilson 4.6% 1,346 1,509 1,651 1,654
SDLP Justin McCamphill 4.6% 1,333 1,345 1,433
Green (NI) Daniel Donnelly 2.3% 664 685
BNP Steven Moore 1.0% 511 546
Electorate: 61,617   Valid: 28,993   Spoilt: 437 (1.48%)   Quota: 4,147   Turnout: 29,430 (47.76%)

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: East Antrim - 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
DUP Sammy Wilson 22.5 6,755
DUP George Dawson 13.9 4,167 4,777.56
DUP David Hilditch 9.1 2,732 4,165.16 4,586.84
Alliance Seán Neeson 10.4 3,114 3,171.60 3,176.64 3,193.54 3,252.88 3,321.40 3,530.18 3,603.00 3,756.00 5,191.00
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 10.2 3,076 3,164.56 3,182.76 3,276.10 3,304.22 3,361.08 3,438.30 3,623.68 3,632.04 3,753.30 4,039.53 5,114.53
UUP Ken Robinson 6.3 1,881 1,955.52 1,962.24 2,022.04 2,036.30 2,102.82 2,135.00 2,344.92 2,350.92 2,447.02 2,720.20 3,411.69 4,195.15
SDLP Danny O'Connor 5.9 1,769 1,774.76 1,775.04 1,778.16 1,806.24 1,821.50 1,881.50 1,892.76 2,773.76 2,887.12 3,152.47 3,267.81 3,297.91
UUP Mark Dunn 5.4 1,617 1,690.44 1,698.56 1,746.66 1,791.14 1,824.18 1,865.26 2,053.48 2,061.48 2,103.34 2,175.55
Alliance Stewart Dickson 5.4 1,624 1,636.96 1,638.36 1,642.52 1,683.52 1,722.60 1,919.46 1,959.74 1,983.74
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 3.9 1,168 1,168.36 1,168.36 1,168.36 1,176.36 1,179.36 1,203.36 1,206.36
UK Unionist Thomas Robinson 2.4 731 770.96 775.16 814.94 842.42 902.12 937.72
Green (NI) Mark Bailey 2.0 612 621 622.96 628.42 725.98 793.00
NI Conservatives Tim Lewis 1.3 395 405.80 409.16 418.78 453.40
Independent John Anderson 1.3 398 408.44 409.56 416.84
Electorate: 56,666   Valid: 30,039   Spoilt: 254 (0.84%)   Quota: 4,292   Turnout: 30,293 (53.46)

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: East Antrim - 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
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 16.7 5,175
DUP Sammy Wilson 14.7 4,544
UUP Ken Robinson 6.7 2,062 2,156.08 2,157.76 2,163.76 2,192.46 2,203.90 2,223.48 2,251.08 2,345.64 2,449.90 2,452.04 2,531.30 2,560.30 2,786.46 4,838.02
Alliance Seán Neeson 7.0 2,180 2,208.28 2,209.26 2,235.40 2,257.82 2,368.28 2,424.70 2,518.12 2,567.68 2,603.84 2,662.98 2,712.72 3,920.30 4,025.34 4,264.62
DUP David Hilditch 9.2 2,856 2,883.44 2,940.32 2,943.34 2,963.92 2,975.06 2,980.32 3,003.46 3,099.60 3,188.86 3,188.86 3,428.78 3,464.56 4,034.30 4,142.12
DUP George Dawson 10.2 3,163 3,197.30 3,218.78 3,223.92 3,238.10 3,244.14 3,273.36 3,292.46 3,381.74 3,472.04 3,472.04 3,652.48 3,670.50 4,061.10 4,128.40
SDLP Danny O'Connor 7.8 2,428 2,432.62 2,432.74 2,440.74 2,441.74 2,481.16 2,494.16 2,536.30 2,545.44 2,555.58 3,203.58 3,214.60 3,252.44 3,298.48 3,331.90
UUP Roy McCune 5.3 1,646 2,094.28 2,095.26 2,103.40 2,133.64 2,150.92 2,190.04 2,223.04 2,314.68 2,424.50 2,429.50 2,491.60 2,553.32 2,719.84
Independent Jack McKee 4.7 1,449 1,466.92 1,470.88 1,470.88 1,473.02 1,475.02 1,506.46 1,602.44 1,627.44 1,744.54 1,747.54 1,973.62 1,984.46
Alliance Stewart Dickson 3.9 1,192 1,215.38 1,215.68 1,242.68 1,266.96 1,329.10 1,362.94 1,397.94 1,410.50 1,430.78 1,439.78 1,460.20
Independent Roger Hutchinson 3.3 1,011 1,019.40 1,020.36 1,022.50 1,030.78 1,035.78 1,060.92 1,101.26 1,149.54 1,179.54 1,181.54
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 2.5 768 768.28 768.28 769.28 770.28 775.28 776.28 778.28 778.28 779.28
UK Unionist Thomas Robinson 1.8 564 573.52 575.42 575.42 591.44 594.58 602.58 631.62 651.62
PUP Carolyn Howarth 1.7 534 539.74 539.74 542.74 550.16 566.30 573.58 590.74
Independent Lindsay Mason 1.2 364 367.78 368.32 385.46 393.60 408.74 514.96
Independent John Anderson 1.1 348 353.18 353.50 363.50 371.52 388.52
NI Women's Coalition Anne Monaghan 1.0 307 309.38 309.50 340.50 347.50
NI Conservatives Alan Greer 0.6 196 201.74 201.88 210.88
Green (NI) Andrew Frew 0.5 165 165.70 165.74
Electorate: 55,473   Valid: 30,952   Spoilt: 391   Quota: 4,422   Turnout: 31,343 (56.5)

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: East Antrim - 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
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 16.2 5,764
Alliance Seán Neeson 14.7 5,247
DUP David Hilditch 13.7 4,876 4,918.46 4,921.46 4,943.56 4,953.67 4,955.77 5,036.91 5,214.91
UUP Ken Robinson 6.7 2,384 2,622.59 2,623.70 2,653.02 2,690.90 2,696.72 2,768.70 3,120.84 3,566.11 4,272.22 4,289.22 6,275.22
UK Unionist Roger Hutchinson 8.0 2,866 2,902.19 2,903.19 2,947.62 2,974.84 2,975.83 3,012.30 3,133.69 3,430.28 3,565.98 3,604.98 3,855.39 4,220.39
SDLP Danny O'Connor 5.9 2,106 2,108.20 2,111.20 2,116.20 2,190.42 2,210.73 2,879.33 2,948.77 2,977.09 3,652.01 3,652.01 3,896.71 4,190.71
DUP Jack McKee 8.5 3,013 3,042.70 3,043.70 3,050.14 3,079.13 3,079.94 3,154.57 3,289.90 3,551.23 3,627.75 3,681.75 3,905.34 4,142.34
UUP May Steele 6.7 2,399 2,504.05 2,506.16 2,534.38 2,594.93 2,601.17 2629.36 2803.48 3125.82 3,547.92 3,561.92
Alliance Stewart Dickson 5.4 1,921 1,943.77 1,950.77 1,984.19 2,069.30 2,174.42 2,232.87 2,429.58 2,744.26
Independent Unionist James Brown 4.4 1,571 1,673.08 1,674.08 1,703.40 1,723.51 1,730.02 1,785.77 1,987.57
PUP William Greer 4.0 1,432 1,455.54 1,458.54 1,477.42 1,503.64 1,507.48 1,703.12
Sinn Féin Chrissie McAuley 2.1 746 746.11 746.11 746.11 763.11 764.40
Ulster Democratic Tommy Kirkham 1.7 596 605.79 605.79 610.79 624.01 625.09
Independent Lindsay Mason 1.2 424 427.74 431.74 440.74
NI Conservatives Terence Dick 0.7 233 242.46 243.57
Natural Law James McKissock 0.1 32 32.33
Electorate: 59,313   Valid: 35,610   Spoilt: 493 (1.37%)   Quota: 5,088   Turnout: 36,103 (60.87%)

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[3]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP May Steele
Thomas Robinson
James Brown
Eric Ferguson
David Fleck
10,036 30.1
DUP Jack McKee
May Beattie
Noel McAllister
9,557 28.7
Alliance Seán Neeson
Stewart Dickson
Amelia Kelly
Bill McKimmon
Janet Crampsey
3,957 11.9
PUP William Donaldson
William Hamilton
William Green
George Ferguson
William Adamson
2,254 6.8
SDLP Danny O'Connor
Mary White
2,213 6.6
UK Unionist Mark Dingwall
Arthur Cowden
2,041 6.1
Ulster Democratic Tommy Kirkham
Joe English
1,141 3.4
Sinn Féin Mary Davey
Martin Meehan
Una Gillespie
619 1.9
NI Women's Coalition Angela Hegarty
Jaqueline Weir
Carmel Gallagher
323 1.0
NI Conservatives Sam Crowe
Donald Tomb
271 0.8
Green (NI) Sharon Morrow
Jenny McMillan
Paddy Agnew
224 0.7
Labour coalition William McClinton
Joseph Watson
218 0.6
Independent DUP Neville Steel
Allen Boyland
107 0.3
Democratic Partnership Maureen Sykes
Rachel McKeown
102 0.3
Ulster Independence Cecil Kane
Victor King
86 0.3
Independent McMullan William Cunning
James Simmons
81 0.2
Workers' Party Austin Kelly
Brendan Heaney
69 0.2
Democratic Left Kevin Smyth
Eamon Lynch
33 0.1
Natural Law John Collins
Andrea Gribben
14 0.0
Independent Chambers Georgina Strain
Hudson Strain
5 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Belfast Telegraph
  2. ^ http://www.eoni.org.uk/ni_assembly_election_2011_-_east_antrim_result_sheet.pdf
  3. ^ 1996 Candidates – East Antrim, Northern Ireland Elections