West Tyrone (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°30′07″N 7°31′55″W / 54.502°N 7.532°W / 54.502; -7.532

West Tyrone
County Constituency
for the Northern Ireland Assembly
WestTyroneConstituency.svg
West Tyrone shown within Northern Ireland
Districts Omagh, Strabane
Current constituency
Created 1996
Assembly Members Michaela Boyle
Thomas Buchanan
Daniel McCrossan
Ross Hussey
Declan McAleer
Barry McElduff

West Tyrone 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 Mid Ulster constituency with a smaller section coming from Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the West Tyrone UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
MLA
(Party)
1996 Barry McElduff
(Sinn Féin)
5 seats
1996-1998
Paddy McGowan
(SDLP)
Joe Byrne
(SDLP)
Derek Hussey
(UUP)
Oliver Gibson
(DUP)
1998 Pat Doherty
(Sinn Féin)
Eugene McMenamin
(SDLP)
2003 Kieran Deeny
(Independent)
Thomas Buchanan
(DUP)
2007 Claire McGill
(Sinn Féin)
Allan Bresland
(DUP)
2011 Michaela Boyle
(Sinn Féin)
Joe Byrne
(SDLP)
Ross Hussey
(UUP)
July 2012
co-option
Declan McAleer
(Sinn Féin)
December 2015
co-option
Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP)
2016

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]

2016 Assembly election: West Tyrone - 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
SDLP Daniel McCrossan 11.0 4,287 4,297 4,343 4,434 4,482 4,600 4,880 5,552
DUP Thomas Buchanan 12.0 4,650 4,652 4,673 4,685 4,699 4,709 4,728 4,766 8,370
UUP Ross Hussey 11.4 4,441 4,454 4,486 4,563 4,596 4,663 4,705 4,848 5,124 5,932.08
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 11.8 4,568 4,568 4,588 4,597 4,671 4,715 4,916 5,250 5,252 5,252 5,262.56
Sinn Féin Michaela Boyle 11.5 4,460 4,460 4,495 4,505 4,574 4,599 4,806 4,953 4,955 4,958.52 4,992.84
Sinn Féin Declan McAleer 9.2 3,565 3,566 3,575 3,581 3,619 3,644 3,775 4,009 4,009 4,009 4,016.92
Sinn Féin Grace McDermott 9.6 3,711 3,711 3,721 3,727 3,750 3,774 3,865 3,974 3,974 3,974 3,992
DUP Allan Bresland 10.0 3,884 3,887 3,897 3,902 3,919 3,924 3,941 3,952
Independent Josephine Deehan 4.6 1,778 1,779 1,818 1,893 1,944 2,066 2,607
Independent Sorcha McAnespy 2.1 828 828 849 871 932 1,003
Independent Patsy Kelly 1.7 661 662 703 726 742 763
Green (NI) Ciaran McClean 1.2 458 461 513 619 714
CISTA Barry Brown 1.4 547 549 582 612
Alliance Stephen Donnelly 1.3 494 495 506
Animal Welfare Laura McAnea 0.6 224 225
Independent Corey French 0.3 124 125
Independent Susan-Anne White 0.2 85 86
NI Conservatives Roger Lomas 0.1 44
Electorate: 65,694   Valid: 38,809   Spoilt: 516 (1.31%)   Quota: 5,545   Turnout: 59.86%

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: West Tyrone
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 15.3 6,008
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 14.3 5,630
Sinn Féin Michaela Boyle 12.8 5,053 5,089.30 5,445.94 7,791.94
SDLP Joe Byrne 8.5 3,353 3,372.08 4,555.86 4,918.98 5,320.98
DUP Thomas Buchanan 12.8 5,027 5,027.42 5,133.66 5,143.80 5,162.80
UUP Ross Hussey 10.4 4,072 4,073.08 4,365.88 4,394.94 4,397.94
DUP Allan Bresland 10.3 4,059 4,059.18 4,115.18 4,116.78 4,123.78
Sinn Féin Declan McAleer 7.7 3,008 3,372.90 3,576.40
Independent Paddy McGowan 2.9 1,145 1,158.92
Independent Eugene McMenamin 2.8 1,096 1,099.18
Alliance Eric Bullick 2.2 852 854.04
Electorate: 62,970   Valid: 39,303   Spoilt: 1,020   Quota: 5,615   Turnout: 40,323 (64.0%)

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: West Tyrone
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 16.8 6,971
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 16.2 6,709
Sinn Féin Claire McGill 11.5 4,757 5,599.85 6,217.39
DUP Thomas Buchanan 11.2 4,625 4,625.30 4,625.41 4,690.71 4,697.82 6,207.82
Independent Kieran Deeny 9.1 3,776 3,847.70 3,873.66 4,259.05 4,831.92 5,559.89 5,615.88
DUP Allan Bresland 10.2 4,244 4,244.45 4,244.89 4,286.04 4,308.04 5,543.04 5,543.37
SDLP Josephine Deehan 6.5 2,689 2,741.80 2,773.37 3,280.48 4,886.49 5,085.23 5,185.55
UUP Derek Hussey 8.9 3,686 3,686.90 3,687.78 3,761.30 3,813.48
SDLP Eugene McMenamin 5.5 2,272 2,290.75 2,328.15 2,700.96
SDLP Seamus Shields 2.5 1,057 1,098.85 1,105.56
Republican Sinn Féin Joe O'Neill 1.1 448 454.75 461.68
UK Unionist Robert McCartney 0.5 220 220.90 222.33
Electorate: 58,367   Valid: 41,454   Spoilt: 385   Quota: 5,923   Turnout: 41,839 (71.7%)

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: West Tyrone
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Kieran Deeny 14.8 6,158
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 14.4 6,019
DUP Thomas Buchanan 11.4 4,739 4,743.80 4,977.64 4,977.67 7,222.67
UUP Derek Hussey 8.9 3,733 3,742.66 5,477.33 5,477.47 5,902.94 7,138.19
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 13.5 5,642 5,689.25 5,693.40 5,722.84 5,725.91 5,725.91 5,725.91 6,097.91
SDLP Eugene McMenamin 8.3 3,465 3,479.07 3,517.15 3,518.15 3,533.24 3,545.24 3,692.99 5,975.68
Sinn Féin Brian McMahon 10.7 4,450 4,456.99 4,464.05 4,483.95 4,484.98 4,484.98 4,484.98 4,558.69
SDLP Joe Byrne 6.3 2,645 2,718.20 2,774.92 2,777.87 2,790.99 2,802.24 2,991.24
DUP Derek Reaney 6.1 2,547 2,549.04 2,774.52 2,774.55
UUP Bert Wilson 4.6 1,934 1940.12
PUP Roy Reid 0.6 233 233.57
Alliance Steven Alexander 0.4 164 171.47
Electorate: 57,795   Valid: 41,454   Spoilt: 599   Quota: 5,962   Turnout: 42,328 (73.2%)

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: West Tyrone - 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 Oliver Gibson 17.4 8,015
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 15.3 7,027
SDLP Joe Byrne 14.1 6,495 6,498.78 6,512.10 6,705.10
UUP Derek Hussey 10.1 4,622 5,518.91 5,519.27 5,553.31 5,769.72 5,883.18 5,920.60 8,445.60
SDLP Eugene McMenamin 7.7 3,548 3,549.26 3,553.70 3,645 3,744 4,011.24 5,623.17 5,791.17 6,520.17
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 10.8 4,963 4,963.84 5,276.44 5,386.33 5,415.75 5,664.77 5,989.21 5,993.26 5,997.26
Sinn Féin Seamus Devine 8.0 3,676 3,676 3,747.64 3,806.48 3,836.66 3,937.62 4,072.94 4,078.05 4,088.05
UUP Alastair Patterson 5.7 2,615 3,055.16 3,055.16 3,112.58 3,270.10 3,356.81 3,372.02
SDLP Pat McDonnell 3.9 1,772 1,773.89 1,777.55 1,837.27 2,009.57 2,461.99
Independent Paddy McGowan 2.8 1,269 1,301.34 1,304.82 1,447.09 1,718.23
Alliance Ann Gormley 2.2 1,011 1,020.66 1,022.64 1,104.62
Independent Johnny McLaughlin 1.2 570 583.44 586.38
Independent Johnny McLaughlin 0.4 171 172.89 174.09
Workers' Party Tommy Owens 0.3 157 161.83 162.19
Natural Law Robert Johnstone 0.1 40 50.71 51.01
Electorate: 59,081   Valid: 46,913   Spoilt: 962 (2.01%)   Quota: 6,565   Turnout: 46,913 (79.4%)

1996 Forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[1]

Party Candidates Votes Percentage
SDLP Joe Byrne
Paddy McGowan
Ignatius Murtagh
Seamus Shields
11,622 28.4
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff
Patrick McMahon
Francis Mackey
Patrick Watters
Padraigin Ui Mhurdchadha
11,516 28.1
UUP Derek Hussey
William Oldcroft
Edward Turner
Desmond Anderson
James Emery
7,327 13.9
DUP Oliver Gibson
Thomas Kerrigan
6,727 16.4
Alliance Ann Gormley
Elizabeth McCaffrey
John Devine
1,081 2.6
Labour coalition John McLaughlin
Michael Duffy
Anton McCabe
Manus Maguire
792 1.9
Ulster Democratic Thomas Lowry
Stephen Taylor
397 1.0
UK Unionist Dennis Wickersham
John McNeil
292 0.7
PUP Eileen Ward
George McDermott
238 0.6
NI Women's Coalition Helena Schlindwein
Maria McGilloway
Frances Donaghy
185 0.5
Workers' Party Hugh Mullan
John Doherty
169 0.4
Green (NI) Ben Ryan
Carolyn Bell
Donald Spencer
158 0.4
Democratic Left P. J. McClean
Teresa McVeigh
Mary Veronica McElroy
Martin McCay
130 0.3
NI Conservatives Lindsay Cumming
Julian Robertson
119 0.3
Ulster Independence Sandra Jones
Stanley Hayes
Richard Button
107 0.3
Natural Law John McCallen
Denis Nelson
45 0.1
Independent Chambers Mandy Beattie
Heather Ewart
30 0.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Candidates – West Tyrone, Northern Ireland Elections