East Londonderry (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°58′26″N 6°56′13″W / 54.974°N 6.937°W / 54.974; -6.937

East Londonderry
County constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
EastLondonderryConstituency.svg
East Londonderry shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Coleraine, Derry, Limavady
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Gregory Campbell
John Dallat
David McClarty
Adrian McQuillan
Cathal Ó hOisín
George Robinson

East Londonderry 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 Londonderry constituency with a small part around Portrush coming from North Antrim constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the East Londonderry UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

In the 2011 election the six MLAs elected for the constituency were:

Changes 2007–2011

  • Francie Brolly resigned his seat for health reasons in 2010 and was succeeded by Billy Leonard.
  • David McClarty sat as a UUP member until the dissolution of the Assembly but, not having been reselected by that party, fought the 2011 election as an independent.

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2007 election were:

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2003 election were:

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were:

Changes 1998–2003

In the 1996 election to the Northern Ireland Forum, 5 Forum members were elected from East Londonderry. They were as follows:

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly Election:East Londonderry[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
DUP Gregory Campbell 18.2 6,319            
Sinn Féin Cathal Ó hOisín 13.5 4,681 4,682.54 4,682.54 4,683.76 4,712.20 4,962.20 4,962.20
DUP George Robinson 11.1 3,855 4,167.62 4,235.08 4,695.62 4,764.02 4,784.88 4,823.10
Independent Unionist David McClarty 8.6 3,003 3,119.16 3,275.50 3,511.62 4,112.86 4,154.08 4,405.08
SDLP John Dallat 8.5 2,967 2,978.44 2,994.54 3,003.20 3,515.08 5,207.08 5,207.08
Sinn Féin Bernadette Archibald 7.6 2,639 2,640.96 2,643.98 2,646.98 2,673.98 2,771.20  
DUP Adrian McQuillan 7.6 2,633 3,298.72 3,368.36 3,609.84 3,701.78 3,718.44 3,781.66
SDLP Thomas Conway 6.4 2,222 2,228.16 2,231.38 2,243.98 2,362.58    
Alliance Barney Fitzpatrick 5.5 1,905 1,932.28 2,005.70 2,040.46      
TUV Boyd Douglas 4.5 1,568 1,647.42 1,703.18        
UUP Lesley Macaulay 4.2 1,472 1,530.30          
UUP David Harding 4.2 1,458 1,531.92 2,580.42 3,131.10 3,399.84 3,427.38 3,460.60
Electorate: 65,226   Valid: 34,722   Spoilt: 581   Quota: 4,961   Turnout: 35,303 (54.12%)

Note: David McClarty appeared on the ballot paper with no description, however had previously made clear that he was fighting the election as an Independent Unionist.[2]

2007[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP Gregory Campbell 6,845 Elected 1
Sinn Féin Francis Brolly 4,476 Elected 6
DUP George Robinson 3,991 Elected 4
UUP David McClarty 2,875 Elected 9
DUP Adrian McQuillan 2,650 Elected 9
SDLP John Dallat 2,538 Elected 8
Sinn Féin Billy Leonard 2,321 Not elected 8
UUP Norman Hillis 2,054 Not elected 9
SDLP Orla Beattie 1,797 Not elected 7
Alliance Bernard Fitzpatrick 1,401 Not elected 5
UUP Edwin Stevenson 1,338 Not elected 4
UK Unionist Leslie Cubitt 649 Not elected 3
Green (NI) Phillippe Moison 521 Not elected 3
Republican Sinn Féin Michael McGonigle 393 Not elected 2
Independent Victor Christie 73 Not elected 2

2003[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP Gregory Campbell 4,789 Elected 3
UUP David McClarty 4,069 Elected 4
Sinn Féin Francis Brolly 4,019 Elected 7
DUP George Robinson 3,466 Elected 10
SDLP John Dallat 3,190 Elected 12
DUP Maurice Bradley 2,836 Not elected
SDLP Michael Coyle 2,394 Not elected
UUP Norman Hillis 2,292 Elected 11
Sinn Féin Cliona O'Kane 2,102 Not elected
United Unionist Coalition Boyd Douglas 1,903 Not elected
UUP Edwin Stevenson 1,408 Not elected
UK Unionist Pauline Armitage 906 Not elected
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 762 Not elected
Socialist Environmental Marion Baur 137 Not elected

1998[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate 1st Pref Result Count
DUP Gregory Campbell 6,099 Elected
UUP David McClarty 5,108 Elected
SDLP John Dallat 4,760 Elected
SDLP Arthur Doherty 4,606 Elected
Independent Unionist Boyd Douglas 3,811 Elected
UUP Pauline Armitage 3,315 Elected 9
DUP George Robinson 3,208 Not elected
Sinn Féin Malachy O'Kane 2,521 Not elected
Alliance Barbara Dempsey 2,395 Not elected
UUP Roger McPherson 1,531 Not elected
Sinn Féin John McIlhenny 1,339 Not elected
PUP Dave Gilmour 582 Not elected
Ulster Democratic David Nelson 171 Not elected
Natural Law Maura McCann 46 Not elected

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[3]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP David Brewster
John White
Pauline Armitage
Antony Alcock
Elizabeth Black
11,386 30.9
DUP Robert Bolton
Robert Stewart
Victor Wilson
8,768 23.8
SDLP Arthur Doherty
John Dallat
Patricia Farren
Gerald McLaughlin
Michael Coyle
7,451 20.3
Sinn Féin Malachy O'Kane
Thomas Donaghey
Kevin Kelly
John McCloskey
Kathleen Kelly
3,413 9.3
Alliance Yvonne Boyle
Bill Mathews
Paddy McGowan
2,107 5.7
UK Unionist Kingsley Nutt
Angela Nutt
1,040 2.8
Ulster Democratic Allister Crawford
Robert Mitchell
728 2.0
PUP William Smith
William Mitchell
652 1.8
NI Women's Coalition Avril Watson
Mary Mulholland
Pauline Nellis
375 1.0
Labour Coalition Fionnuala Harbinson
Alan McKee
Peter Scott
John Quigley
241 0.6
Conservative Hubert Mullan
John McKeown
208 0.6
Green (NI) David Surplus
Adeline Curry
189 0.5
Ulster Independence Bartholomew Hamilton
Hugh Kerr
John Walker
100 0.3
Workers' Party Marian Donnelly
James McLaughlin
75 0.2
Democratic Left Odran Dunphy
Colm Campbell
45 0.1
Natural Law Brian McEnery
Lee Silvera
14 0.0
Independent Chambers Jonathan Chambers
Maureen Holmes
Neill Chambers
5 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eoni.org.uk/east_londonderry_result_sheet.pdf
  2. ^ "McClarty to run as Independent – Belfast Today". Newsletter.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  3. ^ 1996 Candidates – East Londonderry, Northern Ireland Elections