Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°32′31″N 7°18′32″W / 54.542°N 7.309°W / 54.542; -7.309

Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
FermanaghSouthTyroneConstituency.svg
Fermanagh and South Tyrone shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1973
Seats 5 (2017–)
6 (1996–2016)
MLAs
Districts Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
EP constituency Northern Ireland

Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Irish: Fear Manach agus Tír Eoghain Theas, Ulster Scots: Fermanay an Sooth Owenslann) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

It was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election in 1973, which elected the then Northern Ireland Assembly. It usually shares boundaries with the Fermanagh and South Tyrone UK Parliament constituency. However, the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1983 to 1986 (because 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.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see Fermanagh and South Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency).

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1973 5 seats
1996-1998
Thomas Daly
(SDLP)
Austin Currie
(SDLP)
Harry West
(UUP)
John Taylor
(UUP)
Ernest Baird
(Vanguard)
1975 John McKay
(UUP)
1982 Owen Carron
(Sinn Féin)
Ken Maginnis
(UUP)
Raymond Ferguson
(UUP)
Ivan Foster
(DUP)
1996 Gerry McHugh
(Sinn Féin)
Tommy Gallagher
(SDLP)
Sam Foster
(UUP)
Maurice Morrow
(DUP)
1998 Michelle Gildernew
(Sinn Féin)
Joan Carson
(UUP)
2003 Tom O'Reilly
(Sinn Féin)
Tom Elliott
(UUP)
Arlene Foster
(UUP/
DUP)
2007 Gerry McHugh
(Sinn Féin)
2011 Seán Lynch
(Sinn Féin)
Phil Flanagan
(Sinn Féin)
July 2012
co-option
Bronwyn McGahan
(Sinn Féin)
June 2015
co-option
Neil Somerville
(UUP)
January 2016
co-option
Alastair Patterson
(UUP)
2016 Michelle Gildernew
(Sinn Féin)
Richie McPhillips
(SDLP)
Rosemary Barton
(UUP)
2017 Jemma Dolan
(Sinn Féin)
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: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
DUP Arlene Foster 16.2 8,479 8,745
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 15.3 7,987 8,228 9,385
Sinn Féin Jemma Dolan 14.9 7,767 8,023 8,928
UUP Rosemary Barton 11.6 6,060 6,863 8,334 8,442
Sinn Féin Seán Lynch 12.0 6,254 6,338 7,174 7,717
DUP Maurice Morrow 13.6 7,102 7,332 7,405 7,411
SDLP Richie McPhillips 9.8 5,134 6,276
Alliance Noreen Campbell 2.8 1,437
TUV Alex Elliott 1.5 780
Labour Alternative Donal Ó Cófaigh 1.2 643
Green (NI) Tanya Jones 1.1 550
NI Conservatives Richard Dunn 0.1 70
Electorate: 73,100   Valid: 52,263   Spoilt: 812 (1.53%)   Quota: 8,711   Turnout: 72.61%

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
DUP Arlene Foster 18.7 8,801
DUP Maurice Morrow 14.1 6,602 8,072.85
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 14.0 6,614 6,625.73 6,628.37 6,838.37
UUP Rosemary Barton 6.4 3,018 3,302.74 3,973.08 4,750.48 4,759.94 7,659.94
Sinn Féin Seán Lynch 10.1 4,782 4,784.07 4,784.95 4,845.56 6,551.02 6,557.81 6,565.81
SDLP Richie McPhillips 8.5 4,014 4,032.63 4,049.35 4,653.84 4,823.53 5,205.63 6,107.23
Sinn Féin John Feely 8.5 4,002 4,003.15 4,004.25 4,088.08 5,581.91 5,585.57 5,590.37
UUP Alastair Patterson 6.4 3,010 3,140.41 3,563.25 4,205.18 4,207.18
Sinn Féin Phil Flanagan 7.3 3,449 3,452.45 3,452.67 3,510.97
TUV Donald Crawford 2.5 1,164 1,223.11 1,381.95
Green (NI) Tanya Jones 1.9 897 908.73 919.73
Alliance Kerri Blyberg 1.1 539 545.21 552.91
NI Labour Damien Harris 0.6 285 287.07 290.37
Electorate: 74,257   Valid: 47,177   Spoilt: 757   Quota: 6,740   Turnout: 47,934 (64.55%)

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 19.0 9,110
UUP Tom Elliott 14.4 6,896
DUP Arlene Foster 14.3 6,876
DUP Maurice Morrow 10.1 4,844 4,849.46 4,910.98 5,324.24 7,229.24
Sinn Féin Sean Lynch 10.7 5,146 6,247.10 6,278.52 6,469.00 6,475.04 6,476.04
Sinn Féin Phil Flanagan 10.6 5,082 5,781.66 5,799.00 6,109.20 6,127.72 6,136.72
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 9.6 4,606 4,947.64 5,304.08 5,639.22 5,940.74 6,074.74
UUP Kenny Donaldson 4.9 2,366 2,368.60 2,525.86 3,200.64
TUV Alex Elliott 2.6 1,231 1,231.78 1,249.78
Independent Pat Cox 2.1 997 1,049 1,104.78
Alliance Hannah Su 1.8 845 871.78
Electorate: 70,985   Valid: 47,999   Spoilt: 950   Quota: 6,858   Turnout: 48,949 (68.96%)

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
DUP Arlene Foster 15.4 7,138
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 15.1 7,026
UUP Tom Elliott 14.2 6,603 6,680.42
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 9.6 4,440 4,441.54 4,463.64 4,464.28 4,466.32 4,769.34 6,640
DUP Maurice Morrow 10.1 4,700 5,098.23 5,098.58 5,120.18 5,304.03 5,333.26 5,345.57 7,013.57
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 11.0 5,103 5,103 5,277.10 5,277.10 5,278.25 5,665.80 5,747.25 5,776.64
Sinn Féin Sean Lynch 10.1 4,704 4,704.42 4,819.92 4,819.96 4,821.96 5,066.91 5,139.16 5,188.38
UUP Kenny Donaldson 5.4 2,531 2544.09 2544.44 2563.52 2676.46 2823.64 2887.01
SDLP Vincent Currie 4.4 2,043 2043.56 2065.26 2065.34 2069.46 2260.76
Independent Republican Gerry McGeough 1.8 814 814 824.80 824.80 826.80
Alliance Allan Leonard 1.1 521 521.49 522.79 522.83 535.94
Republican Sinn Féin Michael McManus 0.9 431 431.21 432.36 432.40 432.40
UK Unionist Robert McCartney 0.8 388 393.39 393.64 395
Electorate: 65,826   Valid: 46,442   Spoilt: 403   Quota: 6,636   Turnout: 46,845 (71.1%)

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
UUP Tom Elliott 13.4 6,181 6,284 7,372
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 10.3 4,735 4,984 5,003 5,034.95 7,359.95
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 14.1 6,489 6,562 6,565 6,565 6,719
UUP Arlene Foster 10.7 4,938 5,004 5,868 6,564.51 6,599.51
DUP Maurice Morrow 12.0 5,536 5,546 5,670 5,684.20 5,689.91 8,669.91
Sinn Féin Tom O'Reilly 10.9 5,019 5,049 5,051 5,051 5,143 5,152 5,240 5,473.64
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 9.5 4,393 4,432 4,436 4,436 4,594 4,602.71 4,691.71 5,211.50
DUP Bert Johnston 6.7 3,094 3,113 3,133 3,139.39 3,162.81
SDLP Frank Britton 6.0 2,772 2,978 2,994 3,011.75
UUP Robert Mulligan 4.6 2,110 2,149
NI Women's Coalition Eithne McNulty 1.4 650
Alliance Linda Cleland 0.5 243
Electorate: 64,336   Valid: 46,160   Spoilt: 713   Quota: 6,595   Turnout: 46,873 (72.9%)

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly Election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 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
SDLP Tommy Gallagher 15.9 8,135
UUP Sam Foster 10.9 5,589 5,686 5,690.20 5,859.90 7,494.90
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh 10.7 5,459 5,481 5,576 5,886 5,899.30 5,914.50 9,096.50
Sinn Féin Michelle Gildernew 9.2 4,703 4,712 4,755.30 4,893.60 4,894.60 4,896.60 5,168.80 6,894.55 8,501.55
DUP Maurice Morrow 7.8 3,987 3,999 4,001.80 4,011.10 4,097.10 6,522.30 6,525.60 6,527.37 6,595.06 6,627.06
UUP Joan Carson 8.6 4,400 4,480 4,482.70 4,619.30 5,253.80 5,495.20 5,497.60 5,498.19 6,141.32 6,582.32
UK Unionist Jim Dixon 8.3 4,262 4,268 4,268.50 4,299.80 4,365.90 4,879 4,883.10 4,884.28 4,957.84 5,000.84
SDLP Olive Mullen 5.6 2,872 2,962 3,485.40 4,302.70 4,338.10 4,352.40 4,482.30 4,548.38
Sinn Féin Pat Treanor 7.0 3,552 3,559 3,585 3,707.70 3,711.30 3,711.30
DUP Bert Johnston 6.1 3,095 3,102 3,103.30 3,119.90 3,309.20
UUP Bertie Kerr 5.1 2,583 2,633 2,636.70 2,720
NI Women's Coalition Marie Crawley 3.4 1,729 1,982 2,071.30
Alliance Stephen Farry 1.2 614
Natural Law Simeon Gillan 0.1 63
Electorate: 65,383   Valid: 46,160   Spoilt: 880   Quota: 6,595   Turnout: 51,923 (79.4%)

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[2]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP Ken Maginnis
Sam Foster
Joan Carson
Bertie Kerr
15,542 32.3
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh
Michelle Gildernew
Robin Martin
Vincent Kelly
Pat Trainor
11,666 24.2
SDLP Tommy Gallagher
Anthony McGonnell
Anne McQuillan
Vincent Currie
Mary Flanagan
10,399 21.6
DUP Maurice Morrow
Joseph Dodds
6,589 13.7
Alliance Stephen Farry
Julie Greaves
831 1.7
UK Unionist Muriel Boston
Robert Peden
468 1.0
Ulster Democratic Raymond Gilliland
Paul Longman
464 1.0
NI Women's Coalition Roisin Keenan
Audrey Johnston
Florence Ellis
461 1.0
PUP Tracy Gould
Paul Ferguson
410 0.9
Labour coalition Ciaran Molloy
Patrick Mulholland
Nigel Cooke
297 0.6
Green (NI) Roy Hadden
Roy Johnston
Peg Alexander
208 0.4
Workers' Party Tommy Owens
Marian Donnelly
199 0.4
Ulster Independence Simon Dilworth
Stuart Boyd
189 0.4
Democratic Left Gerry Cullen
Doris Wray
128 0.3
Independent McMullan Philip McClinchey
Ann McDermott
118 0.2
NI Conservatives William Quin
Eric Milligan
113 0.2
Independent Chambers William Chambers
May Blayney
36 0.1
Natural Law Charles Cunningham
Simeon Gillen
Peter Lavery
23 0.0

1982[edit]

1982 Assembly election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 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
Sinn Féin Owen Carron 23.7% 14,025
UUP Ken Maginnis 17.1% 10,117
UUP Raymond Ferguson 9.9% 5,877 5,885 6,216 6,268 6,966 6,976 9,403 9,921
SDLP Austin Currie 11.5% 6,800 7,093 7,259 7,717 7,758 8,374 9,403 8,383 12,402
DUP Ivan Foster 7.3% 4,324 4,328 4,342 4,350 4,956 4,957 5,142 8,070 8,114 8,145
Sinn Féin Francie Molloy 4.6% 2,700 6,096 6,108 6,414 6,427 6,528 6,537 6,540 6,848 7,603
SDLP Joseph Maguire 4.9% 2,912 3,060 3,168 3,451 3,458 5,179 5,196 5,202
DUP Bert Johnston 5.0% 2,965 2,966 2,986 2,990 3,336 3,337 3,559
UUP Cecil Noble 4.4% 2,597 2,602 2,684 2,706 2,964 2,970
SDLP Fergus McQuillan 3.9% 2,288 2,400 2,448 2,634 2,634
UUUP Ernest Baird 3.4% 2,010 2,012 2,041 2,050
Workers' Party Tommy Owens 2.4% 1,394 1,481 1,724
Alliance John Haslett 2.0% 1,171 1,177
Electorate: 73,930   Valid: 59,180   Spoilt: 2,171 (3.54%)   Quota: 9,864   Turnout: 82.99%

1975[edit]

1975 Constitutional Convention: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
UUP Harry West 24.4 12,922
SDLP Austin Currie 18.8 9,984
Vanguard Ernie Baird 15.2 8,067 9,706.28
SDLP Thomas Daly 13.5 7,145 7,147.79 8,063.98 8,063.98 8,103.66 8,708.95 9,322.95
UUP John McKay 6.0 3,194 5,111.66 5,113.20 5,487.12 5,817.15 5,825.75 6,365.48 6,376.26 9,836.48
SDLP Thomas Murray 7.8 4,143 4,153.85 4,239.54 4,239.86 4,254.62 4,559.72 4,741.67 5,108.19 5,123.19
DUP David Calvert 6.4 3,389 3,636.07 3.636.51 4,052.99 4,212.20 4,213.45 4,485.99 4,496.77
Alliance Bill Barbour 2.8 1,464 1,492.21 1,506.07 1,514.71 2,179.70 2,261.51
Republican Clubs Eugene Lyttle 2.8 1,501 1,503.48 1,547.15 1,548.11 1,594.83
Unionist Party NI George Cathcart 2.3 1,245 1,358.15 1,359.80 1,392.60
Electorate: 70,344   Valid: 53,054   Spoilt: 2,122 (3.8%)   Quota: 8,843   Turnout: 55,176 (78.4%)

Note: Ernie Baird, David Calvert, John McKay and Harry West were all UUUC-endorsed candidates.

1973[edit]

1973 Assembly election: Fermanagh and South Tyrone - 5 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SDLP Austin Currie 19.4 11,016
Vanguard Ernest Baird 14.9 8,456 8,517 8,517.56 10,081.56
UUP John Taylor 14.8 8,410 8,469 8,469.70 8,712.84 9,131.88 9,338.80 9,779.80
SDLP Thomas Daly 13.2 7,511 7,552 8,324.80 8,329.08 8,329.08 8,694.22 9,360.50
UUP Harry West 14.4 8,198 8,252 8,252.84 8,336.84 8,491.40 8,674.02 9,084.44
SDLP David McQuillan 7.2 4,074 4,080 4,558.80 4,558.80 4,559.28 4,792.98 5,175.92
Republican Clubs James McQuaid 5.1 2,923 2,930 3,046.62 3,049.76 3,050.24 3,109.64 3,561.40
Independent Jack Hassard 3.5 2,008 2,068 2,190.36 2,209.36 2,219.92 3,076.86
Alliance Patrick Reimill 3.4 1,960 2,028 2,050.40 2,067.54 2,070.90
DUP William Mitchell 3.5 1,974 1,992 1,992.98
Independent David Brien 0.7 396
Electorate: 68,733   Valid: 56,926   Spoilt: 1,222   Quota: 9,488   Turnout: 58,148 (84.6%)

Note: Austin Currie, John Taylor and Harry West were all members of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland when it was prorogued in 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated". EONI. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  2. ^ 1996 Candidates – Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Northern Ireland Elections