Upper Bann (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°27′25″N 6°22′48″W / 54.457°N 6.380°W / 54.457; -6.380

Upper Bann
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
UpperBannConstituency.svg
Upper Bann shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created1996
Seats6 (1996–2016)
5 (2017–)
MLAs
  •   Doug Beattie (UUP)
  •   Jonathan Buckley (DUP)
  •   Diane Dodds (DUP)
  •   John O'Dowd (SF)
  •   Eóin Tennyson (APNI)
DistrictsArmagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council

Upper Bann (Irish: An Bhanna Uachtarach, Ulster Scots: Ower Bann) 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 Armagh and South Down constituencies with a small section around Aghagallon joining from South Antrim. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Upper Bann UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
1996 Michelle O'Connor
(Sinn Féin)
Bríd Rodgers
(SDLP)
Sam Gardiner
(UUP)
David Trimble
(UUP)
Mervyn Carrick
(DUP)
5 seats
1996–1998
1998 Dara O'Hagan
(Sinn Féin)
George Savage
(UUP)
Denis Watson
(Independent
Unionist
)
2003 John O'Dowd
(Sinn Féin)
Dolores Kelly
(SDLP)
Sam Gardiner
(UUP)
Stephen Moutray
(DUP)
David Simpson
(DUP)
2007 George Savage
(UUP)
July 2010
co-option
Sydney Anderson
(DUP)
2011 Jo-Anne Dobson
(UUP)
2016 Catherine Seeley
(Sinn Féin)
Doug Beattie
(UUP)
Carla Lockhart
(DUP)
2017 Dolores Kelly
(SDLP)
Jonathan Buckley
(DUP)
5 seats
2017–present
January 2020
co-option
Diane Dodds
(DUP)
2022 Eóin Tennyson
(Alliance)

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]

2022[edit]

2022 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 16.47% 9,242 9,318 9,332 10,146        
DUP Jonathan Buckley 15.81% 8,869 8,959 9,190 9,232 11,500      
DUP Diane Dodds 11.67% 6,548 6,593 6,924 6,973 8,274 10,182    
UUP Doug Beattie 9.27% 5,199 5,236 7,711 7,893 8,572 8,764 9,572  
Alliance Eóin Tennyson 11.48% 6,593 6,762 6,869 8,591 8,676 8,685 8,698 8,965
Sinn Féin Liam Mackle 12.94% 7,260 7,351 7,354 8,112 8,123 8,124 8,125 8,589
TUV Darrin Foster 8.44% 4,373 4,445 4,607 4,626 4,626      
SDLP Dolores Kelly 6.50% 3,645 3,843 3,875          
UUP Glenn Barr 6.00% 3,367 3,400            
Aontú Aidan Gribbin 1.02% 571              
Green (NI) Lauren Kendall 0.82% 459              
Heritage Glenn Beattie 0.23% 128              
Electorate: 91,149   Valid: 56,101 (61.55%)   Spoilt: 853   Quota: 9,351   Turnout: 56,954 (62.48%)  

2017[edit]

2017 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Carla Lockhart 17.73% 9,140          
DUP Jonathan Buckley 15.02% 7,745 8,238 8,314 8,764.84    
UUP Doug Beattie 10.61% 5,467 5,755 6,174 6,202.86 10,728.86  
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 15.95% 8,220 8,298 8,560 8,560 8,593.6  
SDLP Dolores Kelly 9.95% 5,127 5,248 6,509 6,511.76 7,189.92 9,053.92
Sinn Féin Nuala Toman 11.85% 6,108 6,169 6,294 6,294.3 6,316.6 6,341.6
UUP Jo-Anne Dobson 9.96% 5,132 5,404 5,910 5,969.58    
Alliance Tara Doyle 5.28% 2,720 3,097        
TUV Roy Ferguson 2.01% 1,035          
Green (NI) Simon Lee 1.08% 555          
Workers' Party Colin Craig 0.42% 218          
NI Conservatives Ian Nichols 0.16% 81          
Electorate: 83,431   Valid: 51,548 (61.79%)   Spoilt: 626   Quota: 8,592   Turnout: 52,174 (62.54%)  

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 6 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
DUP Carla Lockhart 17.50% 7,993                    
DUP Sydney Anderson 13.56% 6,195 7,215.78                  
UUP Jo-Anne Dobson 11.28% 5,155 5,319.52 5,598.76 5,637.21 5,660.83 5,863.96 5,901.84 6,136.86 6,548.86    
UUP Doug Beattie 6.50% 2,969 2,990.42 3,085.58 3,108.38 3,121.77 3,295.09 3,333.66 3,658.56 4,118.79 4,454.57 6,569.79
Sinn Féin Catherine Seeley 13.49% 6,164 6,164.9 6,165.29 6,178.47 6,222.47 6,225.47 6,344.47 6,358.78 6,359.78 6,439.96 6,448.96
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 11.40% 5,209 5,209.9 5,210.42 5,219.55 5,245.55 5,245.68 5,363.68 5,381.68 5,392.86 5,468.22 5,477.35
SDLP Dolores Kelly 9.49% 4,335 4,339.86 4,342.72 4,390.85 4,461.85 4,472.16 4,559.47 4,580.12 4,597.1 5,237.88 5,309.79
UUP Kyle Savage 3.85% 1,760 1,877 2,023.25 2,039.75 2,048.75 2,123.26 2,144.06 2,232.18 2,634.6 2,760.86  
Alliance Harry Hamilton 3.12% 1,424 1,433.18 1,439.94 1,524.38 1,712.1 1,736.9 1,876.03 1,943.07 1,973.76    
TUV Roy Ferguson 2.58% 1,177 1,207.6 1,275.33 1,281.24 1,282.24 1,376.76 1,387.89 1,707.82      
UKIP David Jones 2.35% 1,072 1,089.64 1,121.23 1,130.23 1,142.23 1,262.68 1,333.4        
CISTA Martin Kelly 1.47% 672 675.42 678.02 702.2 807.46 828.64          
PUP Sophie Long 1.54% 704 730.46 756.07 760.25 769.43            
Green (NI) Simon Lee 1.08% 495 496.8 498.23 555.36              
NI Labour Emma Hutchinson 0.55% 250 250.9 251.94                
NI Conservatives Ian Nickels 0.17% 79 80.44 83.04                
Independent Steven McCarroll 0.07% 33 34.44 37.17                
Electorate: 85,204   Valid: 45,686 (53.62%)   Spoilt: 697   Quota: 6,527   Turnout: 46,383 (54.44%)  

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 15.70% 6,649            
DUP Sydney Anderson 13.82% 5,854 5,855.08 5,878.08 6,035.08 6,163.08    
DUP Stephen Moutray 13.33% 5,645 5,645.63 5,686.63 5,935.9 6,085.9    
UUP Sam Gardiner 8.68% 3,676 3,676.27 3,702.27 3,917.27 4,231.27 4,245.27 6,012.36
UUP Jo-Anne Dobson 7.90% 3,348 3,348.72 3,373.72 3,554.81 4,007.99 4,042.99 5,826.99
SDLP Dolores Kelly 11.44% 4,846 4,942.3 4,949.3 5,105.09 5,733.71 5,744.71 5,787.07
Sinn Féin Johnny McGibbon 11.52% 4,879 5,347.27 5,347.36 5,365.34 5,427.23 5,429.23 5,347.5
UUP Colin McCusker 8.03% 3,402 3,402.99 3,420.99 3,625.17 3,865.26 3,885.26  
Alliance Harry Hamilton 4.67% 1,979 1,982.69 2,013.69 2,544.77      
TUV David Vance 2.42% 1,026 1,026.18 1,092.18        
Alliance Sheila McQuaid 1.86% 786 792.93 801.93        
UKIP Barbara Trotter 0.64% 272 272.18          
Electorate: 77,905   Valid: 42,362 (54.38%)   Spoilt: 751   Quota: 6,052   Turnout: 43,113 (55.34%)  

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 6 seats[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 18.03% 7,733                      
DUP David Simpson 15.92% 6,828                      
SDLP Dolores Kelly 10.93% 4,689 4,939.2 4,940.3 5,007.1 5,559.4 5,789.2 5,804.2 6,191.2        
UUP Sam Gardiner 11.97% 5,135 5,137.2 5,161.4 5,220.9 5,230 5,342.2 5,751.2 6,030 7,265      
DUP Stephen Moutray 8.54% 3,663 3,663 4,137 4,170.6 4,170.7 4,184.2 4,556 4,620.7 4,692 4,732.32 7,550.32  
UUP George Savage 5.05% 2,167 2,168 2,193.9 2,218 2,224 2,302.3 2,383.5 2,499.9 3,142.7 4,207.34 4,584.4 5,997.52
Sinn Féin Dessie Ward 7.27% 3,118 4,313 4,313.2 4,451.6 4,526.6 4,556 4,559 4,708.7 4,716.7 4,717.66 4,723.56 4,731.84
DUP John McCrum 6.94% 2,975 2,975.4 3,086.2 3,104.5 3,113.2 3,127.4 3,300.6 3,375.3 3,437.5 3,469.18    
UUP Arnold Hatch 4.23% 1,815 1,815.6 1,837.2 1,858.5 1,863.7 1,916.8 2,014.8 2,142.7        
Green (NI) Helen Corry 2.70% 1,156 1,176.4 1,179.1 1,289.3 1,321.9 1,682.3 1,757.7          
Ind U Davy Calvert 3.11% 1,332 1,332 1,347.2 1,394.7 1,395.9 1,408.9            
Alliance Sheila McQuaid 1.86% 798 802 804.1 841.3 946.9              
SDLP Patrick McAleenan 1.77% 761 787 787.7 805                
Republican Sinn Féin Barry Toman 0.90% 386 418.6 418.9                  
NI Conservatives David Fry 0.58% 248 248 249                  
Ind U Suzanne Peeples 0.18% 78 80.4 81.8                  
Electorate: 70,716   Valid: 42,882 (60.64%)   Spoilt: 353   Quota: 6,127   Turnout: 43,235 (61.14%)  

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 6 seats[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
UUP David Trimble 21.06% 9,158                    
DUP David Simpson 13.64% 5,933 6,032.52 6,034.16 6,103.32 6,303.32            
DUP Stephen Moutray 10.80% 4,697 4,727.08 4,734.08 4,752.72 4,942.6 6,458.6          
UUP Sam Gardiner 5.43% 2,359 3,419.48 3,435.72 3,480.44 3,730.68 3,888.92 3,990.71 4,032.53 6,872.59    
SDLP Dolores Kelly 8.42% 3,661 3,711.56 3,786.08 3,787.08 3,973.4 3,976.36 3,978.97 3,981.43 4,059.18 4,330.54 6,978.54
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 12.70% 5,524 5,530.4 5,557.4 5,559.4 5,578.4 5,580.72 5,581.59 5,581.59 5,584.73 5,586.33 5,912.6
Sinn Féin Dara O'Hagan 9.13% 3,970 3,983.44 4,004.44 4,004.44 4,026.08 4,027.08 4,027.08 4,027.08 4,029.04 4,030.96 4,301.12
SDLP Kieran Corr 7.26% 3,157 3,195.72 3,251.64 3,260.64 3,411.96 3,415.28 3,417.89 3,419.53 3,462.19 3,668.91  
UUP George Savage 2.92% 1,269 2,692.36 2,697.28 2,726.48 2,991.6 3,241.84 3,374.08 3,419.18      
DUP Denis Watson 4.07% 1,770 1,832.08 1,834.08 1,852.72 2,113.16            
Independent David Jones 1.35% 585 611.56 612.56 1,016.12              
Alliance Francis McQuaid 1.31% 571 633.08 670.32 670.64              
Independent Sydney Anderson 1.34% 581 607.24 607.88                
Workers' Party Tom French 0.57% 247 260.12                  
Electorate: 68,814   Valid: 43,482 (63.19%)   Spoilt: 663   Quota: 6,212   Turnout: 44,145 (64.15%)  

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 6 seats[7]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
UUP David Trimble 24.48% 12,338                          
SDLP Bríd Rodgers 18.37% 9,260                          
Sinn Féin Dara O'Hagan 8.53% 4,301 4,306.46 4,578.16 4,584.26 4,584.26 4,709.44 4,713.88 4,713.88 4,772.86 7,412.86        
DUP Mervyn Carrick 8.29% 4,177 4,310.14 4,310.8 4,315.22 4,388.32 4,398.84 4,443.06 4,726.52 4,739.8 4,742.02 4,743.67 4,872.05 8,034.05  
Ind U Denis Watson 9.63% 4,855 5,365.3 5,365.3 5,378.86 5,431.8 5,447.74 5,546.78 6,267.98 6,351.38 6,353.02 6,353.32 6,636.18 7,149.5 7,791.82
UUP George Savage 1.33% 669 2,380.92 2,383.12 2,403.46 2,410.72 2,431.78 2,972.08 3,051.46 3,447.98 3,456.56 3,457.31 6,022.53 6,353.53 6,527.13
SDLP Mel Byrne 5.33% 2,687 2,731.52 4,166.58 4,185.2 4,185.2 4,447.06 4,457.06 4,460.06 5,218.84 5,484.38 5,688.83 5,786.27 5,872.81 5,877.77
DUP Ruth Allen 7.21% 3,635 3,736.64 3,738.62 3,745.04 3,785.56 3,803.58 3,829.46 4,202.76 4,237.64 4,240.72 4,242.22 4,375.61    
UUP Sam Gardiner 2.18% 1,097 2,449.4 2,451.16 2,470.94 2,481.04 2,515.46 2,985.26 3,032.6 3,414.38 3,419.66 3,420.86      
Sinn Féin Francie Murray 5.78% 2,915 2,919.2 3,016.88 3,021.52 3,022.52 3,129.08 3,132.3 3,132.3 3,173.62          
Alliance Francis McQuaid 3.09% 1,556 1,795.4 1,865.14 1,898.42 1,902.1 2,058.84 2,113.78 2,133.3            
UK Unionist David Vance 2.79% 1,405 1,510 1,510 1,514.68 1,529.68 1,536.94 1,555.66              
UUP Mark Neale 0.90% 455 1,250.48 1,252.24 1,261.02 1,272.44 1,294.46                
Labour Party NI Alan Evans 0.87% 439 469.66 505.96 522.36 522.78                  
Workers' Party Tom French 0.54% 270 296.04 374.14 383.64 384.64                  
Ulster Independence Kenny McClinton 0.41% 207 220.02 220.46 224.3                    
Independent Brian Silcock 0.20% 101 142.58 146.1                      
Natural Law Jack Lyons 0.06% 32 34.94 38.68                      
Electorate: 70,852   Valid: 50,399 (71.13%)   Spoilt: 824   Quota: 7,200   Turnout: 51,223 (72.30%)  

1996 forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[8]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP David Trimble
Sam Gardiner
George Savage
John Dobson
Mark Neale
16,592 36.3
SDLP Bríd Rodgers
Kieran McGeown
Patricia Mallon
Sean McKavanagh
Dolores Kelly
9,846 21.5
DUP Mervyn Carrick
Frederick Baird
Ruth Allen
7,134 15.6
Sinn Féin Michelle O'Connor
Rory Harbinson
Jean Fegan
Christopher Burke
5,620 12.3
Alliance William Ramsey
Frank McQuaid
Sean Hagan
2,152 5.7
PUP William Lawrie
Edward Kinner
1,404 3.1
UK Unionist Morrison Woods
Dorothy Boyd
886 1.9
Labour coalition Hugh Casey
Alan Evans
William White
Mary Sheen
512 1.0
Ulster Democratic David McCrea
John Hammond
402 0.9
NI Women's Coalition Kate Cochrane
Chris Moffat
Lesley Doyle
390 0.9
Workers' Party Tom French
Peter Smith
311 0.7
Ulster Independence Edward Kidd
Gary Nelson
180 0.4
Green (NI) Gavin McDowell
Jameshid Fenderesky
Martha Brett
178 0.4
Democratic Partnership Adrian McKinney
Pearl Snowden
71 0.2
Democratic Left Ciaran McClean
Martin Cullen
36 0.1
Natural Law John Darby
Rosalind Mulholland
14 0.0
Independent Chambers Keith Chambers
William Larmour Jr
4 0.0

References[edit]

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