Local Government Elections 1985 - 1989: Ards


Summary

1989 Results 1985 Results
Votes by Party:
UUP: 7,926 (41.3%), 8 councillors
DUP: 6,187 (32.2%), 7 councillors
Alliance: 3,610 (18.8%), 4 councillors
Ind: 1,037 (5.4%), 1 councillor
U: 434 (2.3%)
Votes by Party:
DUP: 8,069 (39.3%), 8 councillors
UUP: 6,257 (30.5%), 6 councillors
Alliance: 2,537 (12.4%), 3 councillors
NILP: 1,156 (5.6%), 1 councillor
UPUP: 999 (4.9%), 1 councillor
SDLP: 448 (2.2%)
LPNI: 188 (0.8%)
ULP: 35 (0.2%)
Ind: 851 (4.1%), 1 councillor
Electorate: 46,216; votes cast: 19,734; spoilt votes: 540 (2.7%); valid votes: 19,194 (97.3%) Electorate: 42,901; votes cast: 21,060; spoilt votes: 520 (2.5%); valid votes: 20,540 (97.5%)
"LPNI" = Labour Party of Northern Ireland; "ULP" = Ulster Liberal Party

Ards Peninsula

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
K. McCarthy, (Alliance) 1,119
J. Shannon, (DUP) 1,030
J. Shields, (UUP) 1,018
R. C. Ambrose, (UUP) 1,008

M. Rea, (DUP) 584
J. McMullan, (Ind) 564
C. J. Auld, (Alliance) 512
R. J. Ferguson, (UUP) 459
O. W. Johnston, (DUP) 452
T. Hussey, (UUP) 165
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,650 (38.3%), 3 seats
DUP: 2,066 (30.0%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,631 (23.6%), 2 seats
Ind: 564 (8.1%)

Electorate: 16,006; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,140; spoilt votes: 229 (3.2%);
valid votes: 6,911 (96.8%); quota: 864

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
G. E. K. McIntyre, (UPUP) 999
R. J. Shannon, (DUP) 837
R. C. Ambrose, (UUP) 837
O. W. Johnston, (DUP) 811
T. Byers, (Ind) 808
J. Thompson, (DUP) 637
J. Shields, (UUP) 609
K. McCarthy, (Alliance) 454
J. Scott, (UUP) 416
P. J. Doherty, (SDLP) 359
J. C. Muirhead, (Alliance) 287
S. McKeown, (UUP) 158
S. P. O'Neill, (SDLP) 89
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,285 (31.3%), 2 seats
UUP: 2,020 (27.7%), 2 seats
UPUP: 999 (13.7%), 1 seat
Ind: 808 (11.1%), 1 seat
Alliance: 741 (10.1%), 1 seat
SDLP: 448 (6.1%)


Electorate: 14,998; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,521; spoilt votes: 220 (2.9%);
valid votes: 7,301 (97.1%); quota: 913

Ards Newtownards

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
T. P. Benson, (UUP) 1,307
S. Gibson, (DUP) 1,283
O. Dorrian, (Alliance) 719
W. Magill, (DUP) 548
J. Purdy, (Ind) 473
D. F. Smyth, (UUP) 452
W. J. Hannigan, (U) 434
J. C. Elliott, (DUP) 408
C. Wilson, (DUP) 228
L. G. D. Thompson, (Alliance) 213
T. Hamilton, (UUP) 183
J. E. McKernon, (UUP) 98
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,467 (38.9%), 3 seats
UUP: 2,040 (32.1%), 2 seats
Alliance: 932 (14.7%), 1 seat
Ind: 473 (7.5%), 1 seat
Ind U: 434 (6.8%)

Electorate: 16,907; seats: 7; votes cast: 6,521; spoilt votes: 175 (2.7%);
valid votes: 6,346 (97.3%); quota: 794

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
H. J. S. Gibson, (DUP) 1,596

R. E. Gaw, (NILP) 1,156
J. C. Elliott, (DUP) 1,026
T. P. Benson, (UUP) 990
O. Dorrian, (Alliance) 549
D. F. Smyth, (UUP) 517
J. H. Patterson, (DUP) 280
W. K. Gilmore, (DUP) 242
D. R. Jefferson, (UUP) 237
L. G. D. Thompson, (Alliance) 200
H. A. McMullan, (LPNI) 188
J. E. McKernon, (UUP) 76
M. C. J. McGuigan, (ULP) 35
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,144 (44.3%), 3 seats
UUP: 1,820 (25.7%), 2 seats
NILP: 1,156 (16.3%), 1 seat
Alliance: 749 (10.6%), 1 seat
LPNI: 188 (2.6%)
ULP: 35 (0.5%)

Electorate: 15,487; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,249; spoilt votes: 157 (%);
valid votes: 7,092 (%); quota: 887
"LPNI" = Labour Party of Northern Ireland; "ULP" = Ulster Liberal Party

Ards West

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
R. Gibson, (UUP) 1,375
E. F. Archdale, (UUP) 815
B. McBride, (UUP) 773

T. J. McBriar, (Alliance) 660
J. S. Hamilton, (DUP) 651
D. McKibben, (DUP) 619

A. J. McDowell, (Alliance) 387
W. C. Elliott, (UUP) 273
A. Marks, (DUP) 194
G. Moore, (DUP) 190
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,236 (54.5%), 3 seats
DUP: 1,654 (27.8%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,047 (17.6%), 1 seat

Electorate: 13,303; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,073; spoilt votes: 136 (2.2%);
valid votes: 5,937 (97.8%); quota: 849

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
T. Gourtley, (DUP) 1,493
R. Gibson, (UUP) 1,483

T. J. McBriar, (Alliance) 799
S. H. McCoy, (UUP) 631

J. S. Hamilton, (DUP) 589
R. McBride, (DUP) 558

A. J. McDowell, (Alliance) 248
T. Hussey, (UUP) 172
A. Spence, (UUP) 131
J. Haire, (Ind) 43
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,640 (42.9%), 3 seats
UUP: 2,417 (39.3%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,047 (17.1%), 1 seat
Ind: 43 (0.7%)

Electorate: 12,416; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,290; spoilt votes: 143 (2.3%);
valid votes: 6,147 (97.7%); quota: 879


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