Strangford (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°27′22″N 5°32′35″W / 54.456°N 5.543°W / 54.456; -5.543

Strangford
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
StrangfordConstituency.svg
Strangford shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1996
Seats 6 (1996–2016)
5 (2017–)
MLAs
Districts Ards and North Down Borough Council
EP constituency Northern Ireland

Strangford (Irish: Loch Cuan, Ulster Scots: Strangfurd) 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 before 1996, the constituency was largely part of the North Down constituency with smaller sections being added from Belfast East constituency and Belfast South constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Strangford UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1996 Kieran McCarthy
(Alliance Party)
Tom Benson
(UUP)
Jim Shannon
(DUP)
John Taylor
(UUP)
Iris Robinson
(DUP)
5 seats
1996-1998
1998 Cedric Wilson
(UKUP)
January 2001
co-option
Tom Hamilton
(UUP)
2003 David McNarry
(UUP/UKIP)
George Ennis
(DUP)
2007 Simon Hamilton
(DUP)
Michelle McIlveen
(DUP)
January 2010
co-option
Jonathan Bell
(DUP)
August 2010
co-option
Simpson Gibson
(DUP)
2011 Mike Nesbitt
(UUP)
October 2012
defection
2016 Kellie Armstrong
(Alliance Party)
Philip Smith
(UUP)
2017 5 seats
2017-present
Peter Weir
(DUP)

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: Strangford - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Alliance Kellie Armstrong 15.0 5,813 5,845 6,372 6,610
DUP Simon Hamilton 16.0 6,221 6,234 6,259 6,262 6,531
DUP Michelle McIlveen 14.8 5,728 5,737 5,746 5,747 5,963 5,963.75 6,013.25 6,330 6,762
UUP Mike Nesbitt 13.7 5,323 5,362 5,419 5,432 5,644 5,653 5,657 6,112 6,540
DUP Peter Weir 9.1 3,543 3,552 3,556 3,556 3,636 3,636 3,639.50 3,877.75 4,191.25 5,101.50 5,392.38
SDLP Joe Boyle 7.9 3,045 3,049 3,120 3,878 3,900 4,020.75 4,021 4,115 4,229.25 5,163.25 5,167.09
UUP Philip Smith 6.3 2,453 2,480 2,507 2,507 2,648 2,648 2,651 2,800 3,079.25
Independent Jimmy Menagh 4.2 1,627 1,634 1,683 1,689 1,842 1,845 1,846.50 2,189.75
Independent Jonathan Bell 3.8 1,479 1,489 1,549 1,578 1,782 1,791.75 1,794
TUV Stephen Cooper 3.4 1,330 1,350 1,370 1,373
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 2.9 1,110 1,110 1,129
Green (NI) Ricky Bamford 2.4 918 930
NI Conservatives Scott Benton 0.5 195
Electorate: 64,393   Valid: 38,785   Spoilt: 454 (1.16%)   Quota: 6,465   Turnout: 60.94% (39,239)

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: Strangford - 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 Mike Nesbitt 14.3 4,673
DUP Michelle McIlveen 14.3 4,663
DUP Jonathan Bell 10.4 3,393 3,411 3,416 3,517 3,540 3,774 5,164
DUP Simon Hamilton 12.1 3,964 3,994 3,996 4,099 4,129 4,468 4,983
Alliance Kellie Armstrong 10.7 3,499 3,563 3,656 3,720 4,313 4,368 4,393 4,412.84 4,643.46 4,662.46
UUP Philip Smith 5.2 1,694 1,805 1,805 1,905 1,963 2,335 2,475 2,904,04 3,676.88 3,957.88
SDLP Joe Boyle 8.3 2,724 2,738 3,152 3,176 3,276 3,293 3,311 3,320.30 3,367.92 3,387.92
Independent Jimmy Menagh 5.6 1,840 1,898 1,905 1,972 2,048 2,249 2,276 2,312.58
DUP Harry Harvey 6.2 2,017 2,031 2,033 2,067 2,072 2,226
TUV Stephen Cooper 4.3 1,407 1,418 1,419 1,590 1,606
Green (NI) Georgia Grainger 2.8 924 946 993 1,043
UKIP Stephen Crosby 2.3 759 796 807
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 2.0 661 662
NI Conservatives Bill McKendry 1.0 314
Independent Rab McCartney 0.3 107
Electorate: 65,695   Valid: 32,639   Spoilt: 375 (1.14%)   Quota: 4,663   Turnout: 50.25

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly Election: Strangford - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
DUP Michelle McIlveen 15.4 4,573
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 14.4 4,284
DUP Jonathan Bell 14.4 4,265
DUP Simon Hamilton 11.6 3,456 3,672.58 3,778.93 3,960.40 5,745.40
UUP Mike Nesbitt 11.0 3,273 3,286.93 3,371.93 3,595.28 3,780.92 4,069.92
UUP David McNarry 9.3 2,773 2,790.01 2,875.29 3,076.43 3,259.88 3,766.88
SDLP Joe Boyle 8.5 2,525 2,527.03 2,579.03 3,245.24 3,281.36 3,308.36
DUP Billy Walker 7.3 2,175 2,231.49 2,282.84 2,449.33
Sinn Féin Mickey Coogan 3.0 902 902.28 913.28
TUV Terry Williams 2.8 841 844.01 963.01
UKIP Cecil Andrews 2.0 601
Electorate: 62,178   Valid: 29,668   Spoilt: 518 (1.72%)   Quota: 4,239   Turnout: 30,186 (48.5%)

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly Election: Strangford - 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 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
DUP Iris Robinson 16.4 5,917
DUP Jim Shannon 13.3 4,788 5,013.68 5,085.46 5,119.59 5,138.02 5,178.02
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 11.3 4,085 4,095.92 4,110.31 4,206.57 4,255.09 4,418.48 4,540.74 4,689.74 5,206.74
UUP David McNarry 10.3 3,709 3,737.08 3,754.08 3,842.08 4,110.60 4,204.12 4,356.51 4,360.51 4,469.29 6,036.29
DUP Simon Hamilton 10.8 3,889 3,959.85 3,975.85 4,002.37 4,026.32 4,059.36 4,284.79 4,286.79 4,359.83 4,663.73 4,982.73 4,986.73 4,997.73
DUP Michelle McIlveen 9.6 3,468 3,858.91 3,887.69 3,903.95 3,932.99 4,002.37 4,148.06 4,149.06 4,215.23 4,377.39 4,560.39 4,568.39 4,579.39
SDLP Joe Boyle 8.5 3,068 3,068.78 3,071.78 3,082.78 3,096.04 3,122.30 3,132.30 3,937.43 4,088.56 4,294.34 4,512.34 4,547.34 4,548.34
UUP Angus Carson 5.9 2,128 2,138.27 2,157.66 2,207.79 2,487.22 2,571.74 2,723.26 2,733.26 2,818.65
Green (NI) Stephanie Sim 2.4 868 871.64 887.77 942.16 951.16 1,092.55 1,166.81 1,251.81
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 3.0 1,089 1,089.13 1,089.13 1,090.13 1,095.13 1,099.13 1,099.13
UK Unionist George Ennis 2.4 872 876.16 953.68 987.94 998.20 1,039.33
Independent Martin Gregg 1.8 650 657.15 676.28 724.28 733.28
UUP Michael Henderson 1.9 675 682.67 686.67 719.67
NI Conservatives Robert Little 1.4 508 509.95 518.08
Independent Unionist Cedric Wilson 0.8 305 308.77
Electorate: 66,648   Valid: 36,019   Spoilt: 321   Quota: 5,146   Turnout: 36,340 (54.5)

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly Election: Strangford - 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 Count 11
DUP Iris Robinson 22.9 8,548
UUP John Taylor 15.2 5,658
DUP George Ennis 12.4 4,606 6,138.54
DUP Jim Shannon 12.6 4,703 6,105.67
UUP David McNarry 8.1 3,000 3,055.50 3,169.46 3,304.10 3,394.34 3,413.81 3,449.14 3,589.01 3,884.50 5,610.50
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 7.4 2,741 2,763.57 2,791.32 2,835.87 2,847.03 2,968.36 3,146.42 3,211.03 3,612.93 4,232.62 4,451.48
SDLP Joe Boyle 7.8 2,906 2,909.33 2,910.07 2,916.01 2,920.69 2,990.39 3,047.13 3,072.10 3,950.67 4,093.71 4,160.05
UUP Bob Little 5.7 2,123 2,172.21 2,372.01 2,594.76 2,813.28 2,834.38 2,893.98 3,063.46 3,377.83
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 3.0 1,105 1,106.11 1,107.59 1,110.89 1,111.61 1,172.61 1,186.35 1,189.05
NI Unionist Cedric Wilson 1.5 576 618.55 983.74 1,265.89 1,269.67 1,277.54 1,314.82 1,425.63
PUP Colin Neill 1.4 540 558.87 620.29 668.80 672.16 676.01 697.10
Green (NI) Philip Orr 1.1 425 437.58 461.63 482.75 483.77 501.97
Independent Danny McCarthy 0.9 319 320.48 335.65 349.51 351.61
Electorate: 66,308   Valid: 37,250   Spoilt: 588   Quota: 5,322   Turnout: 37,838 (57.1)

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly Election: Strangford - 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 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14 Count 15 Count 16 Count 17 Count 18
DUP Iris Robinson 22.1 9,479
UUP John Taylor 21.4 9,203
UUP Tom Benson 3.8 1,623 1,638.75 2,222.19 2,222.19 2,231.52 2,240.52 2,257.20 2,297.84 2,319.76 2,545.66 3,010 3,072.33 3,252.96 3,257.99 4,599.04 4,719.41 6,327.41
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 6.9 2,947 2,953.65 3,043.41 3,043.41 3,076.41 3,131.76 3,159.76 3,184.09 3,259.79 3,307.09 3,353.93 3,366.71 3,546.30 3,661.29 3,796.85 6,095.15 6,202.15
DUP Jim Shannon 3.3 1,415 3,682.30 3,742.03 3,743.03 3,750.08 3,755.08 3,777.87 3,795.62 3,827.21 3,971.23 3,995.87 5,141.05 5,267.10 5,271.45 5,403.97 5,435.41 5,862.79 5,932.54
UK Unionist Cedric Wilson 7.2 3,078 3,350.65 3,502.78 3,506.44 3,513.12 3,521.47 3,540.49 3,573.14 3,593.55 3,699.24 3,740.23 3,871.12 3,978.89 3,981.59 4,141.92 4,178.61 4,720.04 4,804.04
SDLP Danny McCarthy 4.6 1,982 1,985.85 2,001.36 2,001.36 2,004.36 2,014.36 2,020.69 2,027.37 2,364.06 2,376.71 2,385.03 2,393.41 2,430.42 4,282.09 4,315.01 4,439.28 4,609.97 4,644.97
Independent Unionist John Beattie 5.2 2,247 2,280.95 2,682.89 2,685.22 2,686.55 2,698.89 2,706.59 2,753.97 2,783.64 2,880.32 3,081.28 3,171.91 3,422.55 3,438.20 3,965.40 4,087.26
Alliance Peter Osborne 5.3 2,269 2,276 2,391.50 2,394.50 2,434.82 2,465.82 2,480.82 2,495.80 2,513.81 2,556.11 2,604.20 2,615.69 2,783.24 2,850.88 2,982.86
UUP David McNarry 2.5 1,073 1,103.80 1,947.61 1,948.94 1,962.30 1,969.30 1,978.28 1,994.93 2,042.56 2,138.23 2,431.45 2,477.30 2,771.54 2,782.21
SDLP Brian Hanvey 4.4 1,883 1,884.40 1,891.66 1,892.66 1,898.99 1,914.34 1,916.34 1,920.34 2,092 2,097.35 2,107.99 2,108.34 2,124.69
PUP Ricky Johnston 3.1 1,342 1,362.30 1,428.63 1,429.63 1,446.64 1,458.64 1,468.63 1,477.33 1,593.42 1,662.44 1,715.34 1,778.87
DUP Tommy Jeffers 2.3 1,007 1,544.95 1,564.75 1,564.75 1,568.50 1,570.85 1,580.26 1,593.62 1,624.06 1,677.28 1,713.68
UUP Tom Hamilton 1.4 615 628.30 1,094.26 1,095.59 1,101.24 1,109.24 1,119.91 1,146.92 1,184.78 1,316.63
Independent Unionist Wilbert McGill 2.2 951 975.15 1,060.95 1,060.95 1,068.63 1,075.98 1,125.33 1,147 1,167.36
Sinn Féin Paddy McGreevy 1.4 614 614 614.33 614.33 615.66 618.66 619.99 619.99
Ulster Democratic Blakely McNally 0.8 322 348.25 391.81 391.81 393.14 394.14 400.19 410.52
NI Conservatives Thomas Beattie 0.6 263 270.70 292.15 292.15 298.15 302.15 312.48
Independent Nancy Orr 0.5 201 210.10 223.63 223.63 235.96 255.31
Green (NI) Andrew Frew 0.5 200 203.15 204.14 217.14 233.14
Labour Party NI Jonathan Stewart 0.4 181 186.95 195.86 196.86
Natural Law Sarah Mullins 0.1 27 27 28.65
Electorate: 70,868   Valid: 42,922   Spoilt: 729   Quota: 6,132   Turnout: 43,651 (61.6)

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[2]

Party Candidates Votes Percentage
UUP John Taylor
Tom Benson
William Biggerstaff
Jack Beattie
12,547 31.3
DUP Iris Robinson
Jim Shannon
Sandy Geddis
William Morrison
11,584 28.9
Alliance Kieran McCarthy
Geraldine Rice
Kathleen Coulter
Jim McBriar
Alan McDowell
4,614 11.6
UK Unionist Cedric Wilson
Elizabeth Roche
3,112 7.8
SDLP John Moffat
Joanne Murphy
2,927 7.3
PUP Georgina McCrory
Alfred McCrory
2,017 5.0
Ulster Democratic James McCurrie
Blakely McNally
1,080 2.7
Sinn Féin Garret O'Fachtna
Patrick McGreevy
709 1.8
NI Women's Coalition Donna Davis
Victoria Moore
Gerry Gribben
Miriam Titterton
410 1.0
NI Conservatives Thomas Beattie
Duncan Shipley-Dalton
380 0.9
Green (NI) David Langley
Robert Huey
Sue Miles
213 0.5
Labour coalition Andrew Snoddy
Stephen Baker
202 0.5
Workers' Party Tom Devlin
Colum Feenan
73 0.2
Independent Voice Edward Philips
Trevor Richards
66 0.2
Ulster Independence Joyce Cowden
Francis Hynds
57 0.1
Democratic Left Deidre Dunphy
Imelda Hynds
53 0.1
Independent Chambers Pearl Brown
Heather Magowan
13 0.0
Natural Law Christine Bowen
Lewis Walch
13 0.0

References[edit]

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