The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Strabane

Map by Conal Kelly

The Elections

1981 Results 1977 Results 1973 Results
Votes by Party:
DUP: 4,287 (25.1%), 5 Councillors
SDLP: 3,889 (22.8%), 4 Councillors
UUP: 3,545 (20.7%), 3 Councillors
Alliance: 288 (1.7%)
Nat: 247 (1.4%)
Independent: 4,834 (28.3%), 4 Councillors

Votes by Party:
SDLP: 5,139 (30.5%), 5 Councillors
UUP: 4,967 (29.5%), 5 Councillors
DUP: 2,284 (13.6%), 2 Councillors
Alliance: 510 (3.0%)
Republican Clubs: 384 (2.3%)
U: 205 (1.2%)
Nat: 198 (1.2%)
Non Party: 83 (0.5%)
Independent: 3,076 (18.3%), 2 Councillors

Votes by Party:
Unionist: 7,120 (38.9%), 6 Councillors
Alliance: 1,757 (9.6%), 2 Councillors
SDLP: 4,789 (26.2%), 4 Councillors
Rep Cl: 709 (3.9%)
ULC: 1,048 (5.7%), 1 Councillor
Non Party: 361 (2.0%)
Ind Labour: 91 (0.5%)
Independent: 2,153 (11.8%), 2 Councillors
Electorate: 22,513; votes cast: 17,606; spoilt votes: 516( 2.9%); valid votes: 17,090 (97.1%) Electorate: 22,184; votes cast: 17,643; spoilt votes: 797 (4.5%); valid votes: 16,846 (95.5%) Electorate: 22,974; votes cast: 18,549; spoilt votes: 251 (1.4%); valid votes: 18,298 (98.6%)

Strabane A

1981 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
D. McCrory (Ind) 1,320
T. Kerrigan (DUP) 1,221
Mrs M. McCrea (SDLP) 1,029
E. Turner (UUP) 832
E.C.H. Young (UUP) 672
R.M. Anderson (DUP) 580

B. Baird (DUP) 315
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,116 (35.4%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,504 (25.2%), 1 seat
Independent: 1,320 (22.1%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,029 (17.2%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,833; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,162; spoilt votes: 193 (3.1%); valid votes: 5,969 (96.9%); quota: 995

1977 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
G.A. McIntyre (DUP) 1,047
D.J. McCory (Ind) 1,010

E. Turner (UUP) 758
E.C.H. Ypoung (UUP) 714

T.F.R. Stewart (UUP) 597
D. Gallagher (SDLP) 518

B. MacBride (Ind) 460
Mary McCrea (SDLP) 304
J.H. Moore (U) 205
J.I.A. Smyth (Alliance) 147
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,069 (35.9%), 2 seats
Independent: 1,470 (25.5%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,047 (18.2%), 1 seat
SDLP: 822 (14.3%), 1 seat
U: 205 (3.6%)
Alliance: 147 (2.6%)

Electorate: 7,575; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,026; spoilt votes: 266 (4.4%); valid votes: 5,760 (95.6%); quota: 961

1973 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Bobby Moore (Unionist) 1,279
Ernest Young (Unionist) 1,251
Frances Hamilton (Unionist) 1,123
Daniel Gallagher (SDLP) 971
Denis McCrory (Ind) 861
Patrick McCallion (SDLP) 466
Thomas Riddell (Alliance) 117
Lala Nabney (Alliance) 94
Robert King (Ind Lab) 91
Eileen Lynch (Alliance) 93
James Smyth (Alliance) 52
Votes by Party:
Unionist: 3,653 (57.1%), 3 seats
Alliance: 356 (5.6%)
Ind Labour: 91 (1.4%)
SDLP: 1,437 (22.5%), 1 seat
Independent: 861 (13.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,879; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,474; spoilt votes: 76 (1.2%); valid votes: 6,398 (98.8%); quota: 1,067

Strabane B

1981 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
J.P. Gallaghar (SDLP) 1,101
F. McDonnell (Ind) 1,015
Mrs M. Britton (UUP) 984
S. Rogers (DUP) 973
G.A. McIntyre (DUP) 827
H. Henderson (UUP) 607
Mrs M. McAleer (SDLP) 313
Votes by Party:
DUP: 1,800 (30.9%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,591 (27.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,414 (24.3%), 1 seat
Independent: 1,015 (17.4%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,050; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,997; spoilt votes: 177 (3.0%); valid votes: 5,820 (97.0%); quota: 971

1977 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. Rogers (DUP) 1,237
Mrs Mary Britton (UUP) 1,117
J.P. Gallagher (SDLP) 1,005

H. Henderson (UUP) 842

F.McConnell (Ind) 705
A.P. McNamee (SDLP) 538
J. McCormick (Ind) 163
James L. Tinney (Non Party) 26
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1.959 (34.8%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1.543 (27.4%), 1 seat
DUP: 1.237 (22.0%), 1 seat
Independent: 868 (15.4%), 1 seat
Non Party: 26 (0.5%)

Electorate: 6,970; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,847; spoilt votes: 214 (3,7%); valid votes: 5,633 (96.3%); quota: 939

1973 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Mary Britton (Unionist) 1,291
Samuel Rogers (ULC) 1,048
Henry Henderson (Unionist) 1,026
Seamus Kearney (SDLP) 937
Tom Gormley MP (Alliance) 514
John Patrick Melaugh (SDLP) 427
Francis McConnell (SDLP) 378
James McCormick (Non Party) 361
Edward Brown (Alliance) 144
John Tracey (Ind) 98
Robert Sproule (Alliance) 88

Votes by Party:
U
nionist: 2,317 (36.7%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,742 (27.6%), 1 seat
United Loyalist Coalition: 1,048 (16.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 746 (11.8%), 1 seat
Non Party: 361 (5.7%)
Independent: 98 (1.6%)


Electorate: 7,343; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,366; spoilt votes: 54 (0.9%); valid votes: 6,312 (99.1%); quota: 1,053

Strabane C

1981 results (spreadsheet - NB includes small correction to published result)

First Count:
J. O'Kane (Ind) 1,459
P. O'Hare (SDLP) 600
W.J. Flanagan (SDLP) 578
R. Fleming OU) 450
J.P. O'Kane (Ind) 418

D. Monteith DUP) 371
W.B. Gallagher (Ind) 296
P. Wallace (Alliance) 288
Miss J. O'Donnell (SDLP) 268
J. McCrory (Nat) 247
B. Dunne (Ind) 115
D. Fleming (Ind) 96
W. Crichton (Ind) 72
J. Tracey (Ind) 43
Votes by Party:
Independent: 2,499 (47.1%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,446 (27.3%), 2 seats
UUP: 450 (8.5%), 1 seat
DUP: 371 (7.0%)
Alliance: 288 (5.4%)
Nationalist: 247 (4.7%)

Electorate: 7,630; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,447; spoilt votes: 146 (2.7%); valid votes: 5,301 (97.3%); quota: 884

1977 results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
A.I. Cooper (SDLP) 1,457
W.J. Carlin (SDLP) 801
J.P. O'Kane (Ind) 592

R.J. Fleming (UUP) 582

J.J. McKelvey (SDLP) 516

S. Browne (UUP) 357
I.C. Barr (Rep Cl) 317
H.D.H. Cooper (Alliance) 312
J.J. McCrory (Nat) 198
T.A. Forbes (Ind) 146
G. McCafferty (Rep Cl) 67
J. McDaid (Non Party) 57
Mrs H. Quigley (Alliance) 51
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 2,774 (50.9%), 3 seats
UUP: 939 (17.2%), 1 seat
Independent: 738 (13.5%), 1 seat
Republican Clubs: 384 (7.0%)
Alliance: 363 (6.7%)
Nationalist: 198 (3.6%)
Non Party: 57 (1.0%)

Electorate: 7,639; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,770; spoilt votes: 317 (5.5%); valid votes: 5,453 (94.5%); quota: 909

1973 results (spreadsheet - NB includes small correction to published result)

First Count:
J. O'Kane (Ind) 1,164
C. Russell (Unionist) 1,150
John McKelvey (SDLP) 632
Ivan Barr (Rep Cl) 612
William Carlin (SDLP) 486
John McGurk (SDLP) 367
Douglas Cooper (Alliance) 341

Bridie McMenamin (SDLP) 220
Margaret Duddy (SDLP) 205
Patrick McDaid (Alliance) 179
Sheila Sinclair (Alliance) 135
Thomas Barr (Rep Cl) 44
Joseph Dillon (Rep Cl) 28
Brendan Douglas (Rep Cl) 25
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 1,910 (34.2%), 2 seats
Independent: 1,164 (20.8%), 1 seat
Unionist: 1,150 (20.6%), 1 seat
Republican Clubs: 709 (12.7%)
Alliance: 655 (11.7%), 1 seat



Electorate: 7,752; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,709; spoilt votes: 121 (2.1%); valid votes: 5,588 (97.9%); quota: 932

 


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