Lagan Valley (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°30′22″N 6°02′38″W / 54.506°N 6.044°W / 54.506; -6.044

Lagan Valley
County Constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
LaganValleyConstituency.svg
Lagan Valley shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Lisburn, Banbridge
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Jennifer Palmer (UUP)
Paul Givan (DUP)
Brenda Hale (DUP)
Trevor Lunn (Alliance)
Robbie Butler (UUP)
Edwin Poots (DUP)

Lagan Valley 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 South Antrim and North Down constituencies. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Lagan Valley UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1996 5 seats
1996-1998
David Campbell
(UUP)
Ivan Davis
(UUP)
Jeffrey Donaldson
(UUP)
Edwin Poots
(DUP)
Cecil Calvert
(DUP)
1998 Seamus Close
(Alliance Party)
Billy Bell
(UUP)
Patrick Roche
(UKUP)
Patricia Lewsley
(SDLP)
2003 Norah Beare
(UUP /
DUP)
Jeffrey Donaldson
(UUP /
DUP)
January 2007
co-option
Marietta Farrell
(SDLP)
2007 Trevor Lunn
(Alliance Party)
Basil McCrea
(UUP/NI21)
Jonathan Craig
(DUP)
Paul Butler
(Sinn Féin)
June 2010
co-option
Paul Givan
(DUP)
2011 Brenda Hale
(DUP)
June 2013
Defection
2016 Robbie Butler
(UUP)
Jennifer Palmer
(UUP)

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]

Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2016: Lagan Valley - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
DUP Paul Givan 13.8 5,364 5,383 5,467 5,480 5,484 5,635
Alliance Trevor Lunn 9.5 3,707 3,851 3,900 4,051 4,183 4,994 6,886
UUP Robbie Butler 11.9 4,376 4,450 4,549 4,614 4,618 5,004 5,167 5,291
UUP Jennifer Palmer 10.0 3,871 3,956 4,048 4,214 4,216 4,737 4,971 5,212
DUP Edwin Poots 11.9 4,638 4,662 4,713 4,729 4,729 4,986 5,039 5,064
DUP Brenda Hale 10.9 4,236 4,283 4,316 4,326 4,330 4,518 4,556 4,577
DUP Jonathan Craig 10.5 4,087 4,103 4,159 4,169 4,173 4,309 4,387 4,409
SDLP Pat Catney 7.5 2,899 2,935 2,954 2,993 3,704 4,012
Green (NI) Dan Barrios-O'Neill 2.9 1,118 1,205 1,245 1,547 1,661
TUV Lyle Rea 3.3 1,291 1,303 1,506 1,516 1,518
Sinn Féin Jacqui McGeough 2.7 1,045 1,054 1,061 1,082
Independent Jonny Orr 2.1 817 840 857
UKIP Brian Higginson 2.0 768
NI Conservatives Jack Irwin 0.9 341
NI Labour Peter Dynes 0.4 171
Democracy First Frazer McCammond 0.3 124
Electorate: 73,746   Valid: 38,853   Spoilt: 374 (0.95%)   Quota: 5,551   Turnout: 53.19%

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: Lagan Valley – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
DUP Edwin Poots 20.7% 7,329
UUP Basil McCrea 16.3% 5,771
DUP Jonathan Craig 12.0% 4,263 4,888 4,931 4,950 5,081
Alliance Trevor Lunn 12.4% 4,389 4,471 4,550 4,877 4,947 5,120
DUP Paul Givan 12.3% 4,352 4,822 4,858 4,872 4,978 4,992 5,518
DUP Brenda Hale 8.2% 2,910 3,816 3,856 3,874 4,056 4,067 4,791
SDLP Pat Catney 6.1% 2,165 2,176 2,186 2,287 2,295 3,195 3,406
UUP Mark Hill 4.2% 1,482 1,563 1,985 2,014 2,426 2,434
Sinn Féin Mary Kate Quinn 3.4% 1,203 1,207 1,209 1,237 1,241
TUV Lyle Rea 2.9% 1,031 1,067 1,096 1,110
Green (NI) Conor Quinn 1.7% 592 599 606
Electorate: 67,532   Valid: 35,487   Spoilt: 355 (0.99%)   Quota: 5,070   Turnout: 53.07%

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: Lagan Valley – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
DUP Jeffrey Donaldson 23.4 9,793
Sinn Féin Paul Butler 12.2 5,098 5,101.90 5,113.90 5,116.29 5,174.07 6,387.07
UUP Basil McCrea 9.6 4,031 4,228.73 4,290.63 4,441.38 4,846.54 4,937.32 6,712.32
Alliance Trevor Lunn 9.0 3,765 3,832.08 3,961.47 4,027.81 4,582.07 5,959.75 6,263.75
DUP Jonathan Craig 8.3 3,471 4,894.50 4,921.79 5,081.56 5,182.27 5,200.78 5,783.71 6,147.90
DUP Edwin Poots 8.3 3,457 4,460.08 4,491.76 4,667.40 4,768.22 4,786.73 5,068.48 5,323.65 5,385.65
DUP Paul Givan 8.1 3,377 4,079 4,108.07 4,231.82 4,310.25 4,327.59 4,566.13 4,681.47 4,728.47
UUP Billy Bell 6.2 2,599 2,749.54 2,787.10 2,880.24 3,653.93 3,739.93
SDLP Marietta Farrell 6.8 2,839 2,854.60 2,886.38 2,898.38 3,062.16
UUP Ronnie Crawford 2.7 1,147 1,250.35 1,275.69 1,336.37
Green (NI) Michael Rogan 2.2 922 938.77 989.11 1,023.45
UK Unionist Robert McCartney 2.0 853 948.55 987.84
NI Conservatives Neil Johnston 0.9 387 418.98
Workers' Party John Magee 0.2 83 84.95
Electorate: 70,101   Valid: 41,822   Spoilt: 236   Quota: 5,975   Turnout: 42,058 (60.0)

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: Lagan Valley – 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
UUP Jeffrey Donaldson 34.2 14,104
DUP Edwin Poots 12.5 5,175 6,714.32
UUP Billy Bell 6.7 2,782 4,739.50 4,856.80 4,962.72 5,839.48 6,933.48
Alliance Seamus Close 10.7 4,408 4,667.84 4,847.18 4,880.78 4,955.14 5,825.40 6,295.40
SDLP Patricia Lewsley 7.6 3,133 3,153.88 3,232.62 3,236.46 3,251.10 3,342.74 3,381.74 3,535.74 6256.74
UUP Norah Beare 3.7 1,508 3,321.66 3,437.70 3,534.66 4,375.56 4,767.36 5,195.36 5,300.36 5,328.80 5,657.44
DUP Andrew Hunter 8.0 3,300 4,085.32 4,187.16 4,666.52 4,804.94 4,929.70 4,977.70 5,000.70 5,013.76 5,044.57
Sinn Féin Paul Butler 7.9 3,242 3,251.28 3,261.86 3,263.14 3,266.20 3,276.26 3,277.26 3,278.26
Independent Ivan Davis 5.4 2,223 2,539.10 2,637.48 2,662.44 2,735
UUP Jim Kirkpatrick 1.6 675 1,957.96 2,023.36 2,094.08
NI Conservatives Joanne Johnston 1.0 395 462.86
PUP Andrew Park 0.5 212 256.66
Workers' Party Frances McCarthy 0.2 97 103.38
Electorate: 70,101   Valid: 41,822   Spoilt: 236   Quota: 5,975   Turnout: 42,058 (60.0)

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: Lagan Valley – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Alliance Seamus Close 14.6 6,788
UUP Billy Bell 12.8 5,965 5,984 6,163 6,309 6,679
DUP Edwin Poots 11.3 5,239 5,266 5,319 5,333 5,370 5,371 7,642
UUP Ivan Davis 8.4 3,927 3,945 4,042 4,130 4,593 4,604 4,793 4,869.44 7,322.44
UK Unionist Patrick Roche 11.5 5,361 5,398 5,493 5,507 5,542 5,543 5,879 6,622.33 6,859.33
SDLP Patricia Lewsley 8.7 4,039 4,066 4,069 4,414 4,431 6,191 6,192 6,193.96 6,282.41
Ulster Democratic Gary McMichael 8.0 3,725 3,765 3,805 3,955 4,045 4,075 4,240 4,318.89 4,970.40
UUP David Campbell 6.8 3,158 3,165 3,240 3,286 3,619 3,620 3,809 3,902.59
DUP Cecil Calvert 6.7 3,111 3,120 3,191 3,199 3,210 3,216
Sinn Féin Paul Butler 4.3 2,000 2,005 2,007 2,062 2,064
UUP Ken Hull 2.8 1,289 1,295 1,327 1,381
NI Women's Coalition Annie Campbell 2.1 955 988 1,013
NI Conservatives William Bleakes 1.5 702 713
Workers' Party Frances McCarthy 0.5 208
Natural Law John Collins 0.1 43
Electorate: 71,661   Valid: 46,510   Spoilt: 564 (1.20%)   Quota: 6,645   Turnout: 47,074 (65.7)

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[1]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP Jeffrey Donaldson
David Campbell
Ivan Davis
William Dillon
Billy Bell
16,367 37.7
DUP Cecil Calvert
Edwin Poots
9,592 22.1
Alliance Seamus Close
Frazer McCammond
Mary Clark-Glass
Bill Whitley
Betty Campbell
4,508 10.4
SDLP Peter O'Hagan
Hugh Lewsley
4,001 9.2
Ulster Democratic Gary McMichael
Philip Dean
3,087 7.1
UK Unionist Ronnie Crawford
Graeme Jardin
2,172 5.0
Sinn Féin Patrick Rice
Michael Ferguson
Sue Ramsey
1,132 2.6
PUP David Kirk
Wilfred Cummings
1,072 2.5
NI Women's Coalition Jane Wilde
Fidelma Carolan
Sandra Craig
Bronya Bonar
Margaret Darcy
520 1.2
NI Conservatives William Baird
Mary Love
386 0.8
Green (NI) Malachy McAnespie
George Thompson
Penny Kemp
175 0.4
Ulster Independence Carolyne Chance
Allan Thompson
James Kelley
164 0.4
Labour coalition Ciaran Mulholland
William McAvoy
143 0.3
Workers' Party Frances McCarthy
John Magee
72 0.2
Democratic Left Liam Napier
Oliver Frawley
43 0.1
Natural Law Duncan Paterson
Susanna Thompson
18 0.0
Independent Chambers Eric Brown
Gary Strain
3 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Candidates – Lagan Valley, Northern Ireland Elections