Newry and Armagh (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°12′40″N 6°29′56″W / 54.211°N 6.499°W / 54.211; -6.499

Newry and Armagh
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
NewryArmaghConstituency.svg
Newry and Armagh shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1996
Seats 6 (1996–2016)
5 (2017–)
MLAs
Districts Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
EP constituency Northern Ireland

Newry and Armagh (Irish: An Iúraigh agus Ard Mhacha, Ulster Scots: Newrie an Airmagh) 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 part of the Armagh and South Down constituencies. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Newry and Armagh UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1996 Maria Caraher
(Sinn Féin)
Patrick McNamee
(Sinn Féin)
Frank Feeley
(SDLP)
Seamus Mallon
(SDLP)
Jim Speers
(UUP)
5 seats
1996-1998
1998 Conor Murphy
(Sinn Féin)
John Fee
(SDLP)
Danny Kennedy
(UUP)
Paul Berry
(DUP)
2003 Davy Hyland
(Sinn Féin)
Pat O'Rawe
(Sinn Féin)
Dominic Bradley
(SDLP)
2007 Cathal Boylan
(Sinn Féin)
Mickey Brady
(Sinn Féin)
William Irwin
(DUP)
2011
July 2012
co-option
Megan Fearon
(Sinn Féin)
June 2015
co-option
Conor Murphy
(Sinn Féin)
2016 Justin McNulty
(SDLP)
2017 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: Newry and Armagh - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
DUP William Irwin 17.8 9,760
Sinn Féin Cathal Boylan 16.7 9,197
SDLP Justin McNulty 16.4 8,983 10,085
Sinn Féin Megan Fearon 16.2 8,881 9,175
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 15.4 8,454 8,681 9,018
UUP Danny Kennedy 13.2 7,256 7,675 7,939
Alliance Jackie Coade 2.6 1,418
style="background-color: #D2B48C" | CISTA Emmet Crossan 1.3 704
Green (NI) Rowan Tunnicliffe 0.5 265
Electorate: 80,140   Valid: 54,918   Spoilt: 707 (1.27%)   Quota: 9,154   Turnout: 69.41%

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: Newry and Armagh - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
DUP William Irwin 16.7 7,980
Sinn Féin Megan Fearon 14.3 6,838
Sinn Féin Cathal Boylan 14.3 6,822
UUP Danny Kennedy 10.3 4,904 5,602.25 5,616.70 5,804,40 5,817.40 5,905.05 9,595.30
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 12.3 5,854 5,855.05 5,883.05 5,922.05 6,125.05 6,421.35 6,435.35 6,442.35
SDLP Justin McNulty 10.0 4,775 4,779.05 4,806.05 4,936.20 5,128.35 5,325.50 5,369.20 5,701.20
SDLP Karen McKevitt 8.2 3,923 3,929.45 3,963.60 4,086.20 4,356.35 4,515.65 4,564.20 5,042.20
UUP Sam Nicholson 3.9 1,841 2,045.75 2,049.20 2,159.85 2,166.85 2,220.45
Independent Paul Berry 3.5 1,663 1,861.60 1,865.60 1,940.45 1,957.05 1,998.95
style="background-color: #D2B48C" | CISTA Emmet Crossan 2.2 1,032 1,036.50 1,112.10 1,228.60 1,308.60
Independent Martin McAllister 2.0 940 941.20 957.20 1,003.50
Alliance Craig Weir 1.0 493 498.75 597.05
UKIP Alan Love 0.7 315 346.05 349.20
Green (NI) Michael Watters 0.7 335 337.40
Electorate: 81,756   Valid: 47,715   Spoilt: 783 (1.61%)   Quota: 6,817   Turnout: 59.32%

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: Newry and Armagh – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 19.2 9,127
UUP Danny Kennedy 18.3 8,718
SDLP Dominic Bradley 15.0 7,123
Sinn Féin Cathal Boylan 13.9 6,614 8,092
DUP William Irwin 12.8 6,101 6,105 7,502
Sinn Féin Mickey Brady 6.8 3,254 4,049 4,059 5,377 5,615 5,625
SDLP Thomas O'Hanlon 8.0 3,825 3,934 4,012 4,064 4,641 5,014
TUV Barrie Halliday 1.7 830 831 1,238 1,240
Alliance David Murphy 1.5 734 748 839 840
UKIP Robert Woods 0.2 98 99 126 126
Independent James Malone 0.2 90 94 99 100
Electorate: 77,544   Valid: 46,514   Spoilt: 1,048 (2.2)   Quota: 6,645   Turnout: 61.34

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: Newry and Armagh – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 15.0 7,437
Sinn Féin Cathal Boylan 14.3 7,105
Sinn Féin Mickey Brady 12.8 6,337 6,455 6,706 7,514
DUP William Irwin 12.9 6,418 6,672 6,672 6,674 8,008
UUP Danny Kennedy 13.1 6,517 6,813 6,813 6,833 7,653
SDLP Dominic Bradley 10.7 5,318 5,530 5,552 5,974 6,026 6,170 6,311
SDLP Sharon Haughey 9.1 4,500 4,709 4,722 5,001 5,068 5,229 5,368
Independent Paul Berry 4.7 2,317 2,512 2,512 2,526
Independent Davy Hyland 4.4 2,188 2,260 2,268
Independent Willie Frazer 1.2 605
Green (NI) Brendan Morgan 1.2 599
Alliance Máire Hendron 0.6 278
Electorate: 70,823   Valid: 49,619   Spoilt: 546 (1.09)   Quota: 7,089   Turnout: 70.83

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly Election: Newry and Armagh - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
DUP Paul Berry 17.1 8,125
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 16.0 7,595
UUP Danny Kennedy 15.5 7,347
SDLP Dominic Bradley 8.7 4,111 4,120 4,135 4,400 6,783
Sinn Féin Davy Hyland 12.2 5,779 5,779 6,347 6,367 6,634
Sinn Féin Pat O'Rawe 11.6 5,478 5,478 5,591 5,603 5,712
SDLP Jim Lennon 8.7 4,116 4,119 4,126 4,391 5,113
SDLP John Fee 7.2 3,410 3,411 3,459 3,657
DUP Freda Donnelly 1.0 474 1,639 1,639
Independent Willie Frazer 1.3 632 743 744
Alliance Pete Whitcroft 0.7 311 314 315
Electorate: 68,731   Valid: 47,378   Spoilt: 855 (1.77%)   Quota: 6,769   Turnout: 70.20%

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: Newry and Armagh – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SDLP Seamus Mallon 25.1 13,582
DUP Paul Berry 13.3 7,214 7,217 7,232 7,900
UUP Danny Kennedy 10.2 5,495 5,523 5,692 5,980 6,090 10,184
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 8.9 4,839 5,017 5,026 5,294 5,294 5,306 5,312 7,741
Sinn Féin Patrick McNamee 8.4 4,570 5,078 5,087 5,321 5,321 5,333 5,345 7,177
SDLP John Fee 5.8 3,166 5,420 5,486 6,429 6,430 6,514 6,949 7,169
SDLP Frank Feely 4.1 2,205 4,238 4,317 4,853 4,854 4,958 5,493 5,875
Sinn Féin Davy Hyland 8.6 4,643 4,880 4,888 5,261 5,262 5,270 5,284
UUP Jim Speers 8.0 4,324 4,353 4,558 4,748 4,799
NI Women's Coalition Kate Fearon 2.1 1,138 1,392 1,636
Independent Mary Allen 2.3 1,227 1,357 1,398
Ulster Independence Willie Frazer 1.7 933 936 948
Alliance Peter Whitcroft 1.4 777 861
Natural Law David Evans 0.1 23
Electorate: 71,553   Valid: 54,136   Spoilt: 1,157 (2.09%)   Quota: 7,735   Turnout: 77.28%

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[2]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
SDLP Seamus Mallon
Frank Feeley
Pat Brannigan
Mary McLeown
John Fee
16,775 34.1
Sinn Féin Patrick McNamee
Maria Caraher
Noel Sheridan
Brendan Curran
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
12,585 25.6
UUP Jim Speers
Danny Kennedy
Elaine McClure
Sylvia McRoberts
11,047 22.5
DUP Meredith Patterson
Margaret Black
John McKew
4,774 9.8
Alliance Pete Whitcroft
Anne-Marie Cunningham
1,037 2.1
PUP David Jamison
Raymond Laverty
640 1.4
UK Unionist Robert St-Cyr
Margaret Thomson
474 0.9
NI Women's Coalition Sheila Fairon
Lynd Roper
Kathleen Magee
356 0.7
Labour coalition Eimear Duffy
Marian McKeown
Eamon Duffy
Eoin McGuinness
262 0.5
Ulster Democratic William Garrett
Alan Hewitt
257 0.5
Workers' Party Dennis Carroll
Vivian Hutchinson
Mary Campbell
James McConville
Pat Smith
208 0.4
Green (NI) Vincent MacDowell
Tara Foley
205 0.4
Ulster Independence Willie Frazer
John Gray
173 0.3
NI Conservatives Sarah Humphreys
Jennifer Cumming
131 0.3
Democratic Partnership Ronald Dawson
Donal Kelly
114 0.2
Independent DUP Nigel Cummings
John Whitten
55 0.1
Democratic Left Brendan Montague
Orla McClean
46 0.1
Natural Law Eileen Leahy
Miguel Martin-Ramos
31 0.1
Independent Chambers Stella Irvine
Sharon Ralston
12 0.0

References[edit]

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