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
County Constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
UpperBannConstituency.svg
Upper Bann shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Sydney Anderson
Doug Beattie
Jo-Anne Dobson
Carla Lockhart
John O'Dowd
Catherine Seeley

Upper 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)
David Trimble
(UUP)
Sam Gardiner
(UUP)
5 seats
1996-1998
Mervyn Carrick
(DUP)
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)

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: Upper Bann - 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 Carla Lockhart 17.5 7,993
DUP Sydney Anderson 13.6 6,195 7,215
UUP Jo-Anne Dobson 11.3 5,155 5,319 5,598 5,637 5,660 5,863.96 5,901 6,136 6,548
UUP Doug Beattie 6.5 2,969 2,990 3,085 3,108 3,121 3,295.09 3,333 3,658 4,118 4,454 6,569
Sinn Féin Catherine Seeley 13.5 6,164 6,164 6,165 6,178 6,222 6,225.47 6,344 6,358 6,359 6,439 6,448
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 11.4 5,209 5,209 5,210 5,219 5,245 5,245.68 5,363 5,381 5,392 5,468 5,477
SDLP Dolores Kelly 9.5 4,335 4,339 4,342 4,390 4,461 4,472.16 4,559 4,580 4,597 5,237 5,309
UUP Kyle Savage 3.9 1,760 1,877 2,023 2,039 2,048 2,123.26 2,144 2,232 2,634 2,760
Alliance Harry Hamilton 3.1 1,424 1,433 1,439 1,524 1,712 1,736.90 1,876 1,943 1,973
TUV Roy Ferguson 2.6 1,177 1,207 1,275 1,281 1,282 1,376.76 1,387 1,707
UKIP David Jones 2.3 1,072 1,089 1,121 1,130 1,142 1,262.68 1,333
CISTA Martin Kelly 1.5 672 675 678 702 807 828.64
PUP Sophie Long 1.5 704 730 756 760 769
Green (NI) Simon Lee 1.1 495 496 498 555
NI Labour Emma Hutchinson 0.5 250 250 251
NI Conservatives Ian Nickels 0.2 79 80 83
Independent Steven McCarroll 0.1 33 34 37
Electorate: 85,204   Valid: 45,686   Spoilt: 697 (1.50%)   Quota: 6,527   Turnout: 54.44%

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 6 Seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 15.7 6,649
DUP Sydney Anderson 13.8 5,854 5,855 5,878 6,035 6,163
DUP Stephen Moutray 13.3 5,645 5,646 5,687 5,936 6,086
UUP Sam Gardiner 8.7 3,676 3,676 3,702 3,917 4,231 4,245 6,012
UUP Jo-Anne Dobson 7.9 3,348 3,349 3,374 3,555 4,008 4,043 5,827
SDLP Dolores Kelly 11.4 4,846 4,942 4,949 5,105 5,734 5,745 5,787
Sinn Féin Johnny McGibbon 11.5 4,879 5,347 5,347 5,365 5,427 5,429 5,348
UUP Colin McCusker 8.0 3,402 3,403 3,421 3,625 3,865 3,885
Alliance Harry Hamilton 4.7 1,979 1,983 2,014 2,545
TUV David Vance 2.4 1,026 1,026 1,092
Alliance Sheila McQuaid 1.9 786 793 802
UKIP Barbara Trotter 0.6 272 272
Electorate: 77,905   Valid: 42,362   Spoilt: 751 (1.74%)   Quota: 6,052   Turnout: 55.34%

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 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
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 18.0 7,733
DUP David Simpson 15.9 6,828
SDLP Dolores Kelly 10.9 4,689 4,939.20 4,940.30 5,007.10 5,559.40 5,789.20 5,804.20 6,191.20
UUP Sam Gardiner 12.0 5,135 5,137.20 5,161.40 5,220.90 5,230 5,342.20 5,751.20 6,030 7,265
DUP Stephen Moutray 8.5 3,663 3,663 4,137 4,170.60 4,170.70 4,184.20 4,556 4,620.70 4,692 4,732.32 7,550.32
UUP George Savage 5.1 2,167 2,168 2,193.90 2,218 2,224 2,302.30 2,383.50 2,499.90 3,142.70 4,207.34 4,584.40 5,997.52
Sinn Féin Dessie Ward 7.3 3,118 4,313 4,313.20 4,451.60 4,526.60 4,556 4,559 4,708.70 4,716.70 4,717.66 4,723.56 4,731.84
DUP John McCrum 6.9 2,975 2,975.40 3,086.20 3,104.50 3,113.20 3,127.40 3,300.60 3,375.30 3,437.50 3,469.18
UUP Arnold Hatch 4.2 1,815 1,815.60 1,837.20 1,858.50 1,863.70 1,916.80 2,014.80 2,142.70
Green (NI) Helen Corry 2.7 1,156 1,176.40 1,179.10 1,289.30 1,321.90 1,682.30 1,757.70
Independent Unionist Davy Calvert 3.1 1,332 1,332 1,347.20 1,394.70 1,395.90 1,408.90
Alliance Sheila McQuaid 1.9 798 802 804.10 841.30 946.90
SDLP Patrick McAleenan 1.8 761 787 787.70 805
Republican Sinn Féin Barry Toman 0.9 386 418.60 418.90
NI Conservatives David Fry 0.6 248 248 249
Independent Unionist Suzanne Peeples 0.2 78 80.40 81.80
Electorate: 70,716   Valid: 42,882   Spoilt: 353   Quota: 6,127   Turnout: 43,235 (61.1)

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 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
UUP David Trimble 21.1 9,158
DUP David Simpson 13.6 5,933 6,032.52 6,034.16 6,103.32 6,303.32
DUP Stephen Moutray 10.8 4,697 4,727.08 4,734.08 4,752.72 4,942.60 6,458.60
UUP Sam Gardiner 5.4 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 8.4 3,661 3,711.56 3,786.08 3,787.08 3,973.40 3,976.36 3,978.97 3,981.43 4,059.18 4,330.54 6,978.54
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd 12.7 5,524 5,530.40 5,557.40 5,559.40 5,578.40 5,580.72 5,581.59 5,581.59 5,584.73 5,586.33 5,912.60
Sinn Féin Dara O'Hagan 9.1 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 7.3 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 2.9 1,269 2,692.36 2,697.28 2,726.48 2,991.60 3,241.84 3,374.08 3,419.18
DUP Denis Watson 4.1 1,770 1,832.08 1,834.08 1,852.72 2,113.16
Independent David Jones 1.3 585 611.56 612.56 1,016.12
Alliance Francis McQuaid 1.3 571 633.08 670.32 670.64
Independent Sidney Anderson 1.3 581 607.24 607.88
Workers' Party Tom French 0.6 247 260.12
Electorate: 68,814   Valid: 43,482   Spoilt: 663   Quota: 6,212   Turnout: 44,145 (64.2)

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: Upper Bann – 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
UUP David Trimble - 12,338
SDLP Brid Rodgers - 9,260
Sinn Féin Dara O'Hagan - 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 - 4,177 4,310.14 4,310.80 4,315.22 4,388.32 4,398.84 4,443.06 4,726.52 4,739.80 4,742.02 4,743.67 4,872.05 8,034.05
Independent Unionist Denis Watson 9.6 4,855 5,365.30 5,365.30 5,378.86 5,431.80 5,447.74 5,546.78 6,267.98 6,351.38 6,353.02 6,353.32 6,636.18 7,149.50 7,791.82
UUP George Savage - 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 - 2,687 2,731.52 4,166.58 4,185.20 4,185.20 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 - 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 - 1,097 2,449.40 2,451.16 2,470.94 2,481.04 2,515.46 2,985.26 3,032.60 3,414.38 3,419.66 3,420.86
Sinn Féin Francie Murray - 2,915 2,919.20 3,016.88 3,021.52 3,022.52 3,129.08 3,132.30 3,132.30 3,173.62
Alliance Francis McQuaid 3.1 1,556 1,795.40 1,865.14 1,898.42 1,902.10 2,058.84 2,113.78 2,133.30
UK Unionist David Vance 2.8 1,405 1,510 1,510 1,514.68 1,529.68 1,536.94 1,555.66
UUP Mark Neale - 455 1,250.48 1,252.24 1,261.02 1,272.44 1,294.46
Labour Party NI Alan Evans 0.9 439 469.66 505.96 522.36 522.78
Workers' Party Tom French 0.5 270 296.04 374.14 383.64 384.64
Ulster Independence Kenny McClinton 0.4 207 220.02 220.46 224.30
Independent Brian Silcock 0.2 101 142.58 146.10
Natural Law Jack Lyons 0.1 32 34.94 38.68
Electorate: 70,852   Valid: 50,399   Spoilt: 824   Quota: 7,200   Turnout: 51,223 (72.3)

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[1]

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]

  1. ^ 1996 Candidates - Upper Bann, Northern Ireland Elections