Foyle (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°03′07″N 7°14′42″W / 55.052°N 7.245°W / 55.052; -7.245

Foyle
County Constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
FoyleConstituency.svg
Foyle shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Derry City Council
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Colum Eastwood
Martin McGuinness
Mark H. Durkan
Gary Middleton
Raymond McCartney
Eamonn McCann

Foyle 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. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Foyle UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1996 Martin McGuinness
(Sinn Féin)
Mitchel McLaughlin
(Sinn Féin)
John Tierney
(SDLP)
Mark Durkan
(SDLP)
John Hume
(SDLP)
5 seats
1996-1998
1998 Mary Nelis
(Sinn Féin)
William Hay
(DUP)
December 2000
co-option
Annie Courtney
(SDLP)
2003 Pat Ramsey
(SDLP)
Mary Bradley
(SDLP)
July 2004
co-option
Raymond McCartney
(Sinn Féin)
2007 Martina Anderson
(Sinn Féin)
November 2010
co-option
Pól Callaghan
(SDLP)
2011 Mark H. Durkan
(SDLP)
Colum Eastwood
(SDLP)
June 2012
co-option
Maeve McLaughlin
(Sinn Féin)
October 2014
co-option
Maurice Devenney
(DUP)
April 2015
co-option
Gary Middleton
(DUP)
December 2015
co-option
Gerard Diver
(SDLP)
2016 Martin McGuinness
(Sinn Féin)
Eamonn McCann
(PBP)

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: Foyle - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
DUP Gary Middleton 11.9 4,737 4,770 4,772 6,641
Sinn Féin Raymond McCartney 8.1 3,198 3,220 3,270 3,271 3,274 5,676
SDLP Mark H. Durkan 10.6 4,197 4,268 4,395 4,527 4,744 4,801 6,905
SDLP Colum Eastwood 12.6 5,000 5,069 5,111 5,217 5,376 5,401 5,804
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness 12.7 5,037 5,070 5,168 5,175 5,176 5,656 5,712
People Before Profit Eamonn McCann 10.5 4,176 4,354 4,551 4,635 4,720 4,779 4,927 5,394
Independent Dr. Anne McCloskey 8.6 3,410 3,484 3,683 3,754 3,832 3,886 3,974 4,227
SDLP Gerard Diver 6.8 2,700 2,743 2,797 2,974 3,239 3,249
Sinn Féin Maeve McLaughlin 7.7 3,062 3,072 3,114 3,114 3,114
UUP Julia Kee 3.6 1,420 1,477 1,484
Independent Maurice Devenney 3.0 1,173 1,190 1,213
Independent Kathleen Bradley 2.3 902 928
CISTA John Lindsay 0.7 259
Alliance Chris McCaw 0.6 238
Green (NI) Mary Hassan 0.4 157
NI Conservatives Alan Dunlop 0.1 36
Electorate: 71,759   Valid: 39,702   Spoilt: 485 (1.21%)   Quota: 5,672   Turnout: 56.00%

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: Foyle – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
DUP William Hay 18.4 7,154
Sinn Féin Martina Anderson 17.9 6,950
SDLP Mark H. Durkan 12.8 4,970 5,832 5,484 5,794
Sinn Féin Raymond McCartney 9.4 3,638 3,642 3,904 4,044 4,102 4,116 6,245
SDLP Colum Eastwood 7.6 2,967 3,069 3,101 3,403 5,377 5,501 5,563
SDLP Pat Ramsey 8.1 3,138 3,683 3,717 4,089 4,554 4,626 4,876
People Before Profit Eamonn McCann 8.0 3,120 3,209 3,255 3,587 3,698 3,720 3,916
Sinn Féin Paul Fleming 6.7 2,612 2,616 3,434 3,503 3,607 3,615
SDLP Pól Callaghan 6.8 2,624 2,691 2,730 2,891
Independent Paul McFadden 3.3 1,280 1,336 1,353
Alliance Keith McGrellis 0.9 334 621 621
Independent Terry Doherty 0.2 60 79 82
Electorate: 68,663   Valid: 38,847   Spoilt: 839 (2.11)   Quota: 5,550   Turnout: 57.80

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: Foyle - 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
DUP William Hay 17.0 6,960
SDLP Mark Durkan 15.6 6,401
Sinn Féin Martina Anderson 13.2 5,414 5,415.28 5,448.60 5,461.96 5,611.04 5,972.04
Sinn Féin Raymond McCartney 10.5 4,321 4,325.48 4,341.48 4,358.92 4,565.08 4,871.36 4,883.40 7,275.40
SDLP Pat Ramsey 7.9 3,242 3,279.44 3,356.04 3,458.44 3,617.24 4,018.84 4,826.28 5,049.64 5,367.64 5,395.99
SDLP Mary Bradley 7.0 2,891 2,900.92 2,984.08 3,101.68 3,223.08 3,582.88 3,920.92 4,088.64 4,375.64 4,418.57
SDLP Helen Quigley 6.5 2,648 2,660.80 2,752.12 2,963.32 3,154.36 3,520.20 3,949.08 4,072.60 4,277.60 4,314.05
Sinn Féin Lynn Fleming 7.1 2,914 2,914.96 2,938.12 2,951.32 3,036.40 3,231.20 3,240.24
UUP Peter Munce 4.3 1,775 2,691.32 2,853.36 2,861.52 2,862.68 2,920.56
Socialist Environmental Eamonn McCann 5.0 2,045 2,053.32 2,167.80 2,187.40 2,775.04
Independent Republican Peggy O'Hara 4.4 1,789 1,789.48 1,808.48 1,811.68
Green (NI) Adele Corry 0.9 359 365.56
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 0.5 224 231.52
Independent Unionist Willie Frazer 0.2 73 99.72
Electorate: 64,889   Valid: 41,036   Spoilt: 419 (1.01%)   Quota: 5,863   Turnout: 41,455 (63.9)

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: Foyle - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SDLP Mark Durkan 16.7 6,806
DUP William Hay 15.0 6,101
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 14.8 6,036
SDLP Mary Bradley 8.2 3,345 3,599.24 3,600.44 3,603.32 3,830.75 4,758.76 5,256.63 5,930.63
SDLP Pat Ramsey 6.9 2,826 3,166.62 3,169.02 3,173.88 3,334.15 4,178.08 4,679.06 5,697.56 5,764.20
Sinn Féin Mary Nelis 8.6 3,499 3,534.70 3,534.94 3,642.61 3,726.27 3,784.01 4,338.24 4,350.99 4,351.27
Sinn Féin Raymond McCartney 9.0 3,679 3,701.12 3,701.24 3,754.25 3,818.43 3,882.87 4,324.40 4,341.40 4,342.80
UUP Mary Hamilton 8.1 3,322 3,332.50 3,536.82 3,536.94 3,720.32 3,750.22 3,805.01
Socialist Environmental Eamonn McCann 5.5 2,257 2,288.64 2,289.68 2,294.51 2,488.09 2,586.03
SDLP Gerard Diver 4.3 1,769 1,978.30 1,979.94 1,982.43 2,152.55
Independent Annie Courtney 2.0 802 835.18 843.26 845.57
Alliance Alan Castle 0.6 227 231.62 233.14 233.26
Independent Danny McBrearty 0.3 137 140.64 141.16 141.55
Electorate: 65,303   Valid: 40,806   Spoilt: 630   Quota: 5,830   Turnout: 41,436 (63.5)

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: Foyle
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SDLP John Hume 25.4 12,581
Sinn Féin Mitchel McLaughlin 10.8 5,341 5,867.50 5,977 6,007.90 7,042.90
SDLP Mark Durkan 8.9 4,423 6,403 6,523.40 6,812.90 6,873.65 6,979.90
SDLP John Tierney 7.6 3,778 5,295.40 5,349.65 5,457.20 5,494.60 5,600.60 7,812.60
Sinn Féin Mary Nelis 7.0 3,464 3,592.25 3,643.20 3,659.35 3,838.30 6,210.20 6,593.85 7,171.85
DUP William Hay 12.3 6,112 6,128.20 6,240.45 6,293.80 6,295.80 6,296.80 6,315.25 6,322.25
UUP Jack Allen 9.4 4,669 4,714.90 4,920.05 5,353.70 5,354.60 5,355.60 5,501.25 5,698.25
SDLP Annie Courtney 5.1 2,560 3,442.00 3,517.55 3,760.95 3,813.30 3,843.05
Sinn Féin Gearóid Ó Heára 5.1 2,531 2,608.40 2,638.10 2,654.90 2,733.55
Sinn Féin Lynn Fleming 2.7 1,360 1,460.80 1,518.55 1,530.80
Alliance Colm Cavanagh 2.1 1,058 1,200.65 1,347.35
Labour Party NI Ken Adams 0.7 345 403.95
PUP Brian Gurney 0.6 287 305
Green (NI) Peter MacKenzie 0.5 253 294.85
Natural Law Donn Brennan 0.1 32 36.50
Electorate: 68,888   Valid: 48,794   Spoilt: 810   Quota: 6,971   Turnout: 49,604 (72.0)

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[1]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
SDLP John Hume
Mark Durkan
John Tierney
Pat Devine
Mary Bradley
19,997 44.3
Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness
Mitchel McLaughlin
Mary Nelis
Moira McCloskey
Gary Fleming
11,618 25.7
DUP Gregory Campbell
William Hay
5,504 11.2
UUP Jack Allen
Richard Dallas
Andrew Davidson
4,553 10.1
Alliance Aaron McCormack
Gerry Lynch
790 1.7
NI Women's Coalition Margaret Logue
Diane Greer
Teresa Kelly
695 1.5
PUP Brian Gurney
Paul Whitlock
580 1.3
Labour coalition Margaret Lawrence
Jim Gannon
Geraldine Quigley
Tony Martin
Patrick Muldowney
544 1.2
Ulster Democratic David Nicholl
Thomas Stone
497 1.1
UK Unionist David Taylor
Richard Jordan
324 0.7
Green (NI) Peter Doran
Michael O'Kane
Chloe Wilson
194 0.4
NI Conservatives Derek Sloan
Elizabeth Sloan
92 0.2
Workers' Party Noel Lynch
Alexander Doherty
81 0.2
Ulster Independence Donal Casey
Ken Kerr
65 0.1
Natural Law Donn Brennan
David Cooke
41 0.1
Democratic Left James Doody
Brian Cullen
40 0.1
Independent Chambers Sydney Waddell
Jason Angus
22 0.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Candidates – Foyle, Northern Ireland Elections