Local Government Elections 1985 - 1989: Belfast


Summary

1989 Results 1985 Results
Votes by Party:
UUP: 22,846 (21.7%), 14 councillors
DUP: 15,618 (14.8%), 8 councillors
SF: 19,688 (18.7%), 8 councillors
SDLP: 16,937 (16.1%), 8 councillors
Alliance: 11,479 (10.9%), 6 councillors
PUP: 2,533 (2.5%), 1 councillor
ULDP: 908 (0.9%)
Lab '87: 212 (0.2%)
GP: 95 (0.08%)
CPI: 175 (0.2%)
Prot U: 1,408 (1.3%), 1 councillor
WP: 5,571 (5.3%), 1 councillor
U: 5,102 (4.8%), 3 councillors
NF: 27 (0.02%)
Ind U: 1,462 (1.4%), 1 councillor
Ind: 1,166 (1.1%)
Votes by Party:
OUP: 28,165 (24.4%), 14 councillors
DUP: 23,052 (19.9%), 11 councillors
SF: 18,077 (15.6%), 7 councillors
SDLP: 16,479 (14.2%), 6 councillors
Alliance: 13,286 (11.5%), 8 councillors
PUP: 2,588 (2.2%), 1 councillor
ULDP: 536 (0.5%)
Lab TU: 556 (0.5%)
CPI: 245 (0.2%)
Prot U: 2,970 (2.6%), 1 councillor
WP: 4,432 (3.8%), 1 councillor
PD: 131 (0.1%)
EP: 308 (0.3%)
LPNI: 731 (0.6%)
Ind DU: 56 (0.05%)
Ind U: 3,908 (3.4%), 2 councillors
Ind: 127 (0.1%)
Electorate: 213,431; votes cast: 109,036; spoilt votes: 3,809 (3.5%); valid votes: 105,227 (96.5%) Electorate: 217,406; votes cast: 119,112; spoilt votes: 3,465 (2.9%); valid votes: 115,647 (97.1%)

Belfast Court

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
H. Smyth, (PUP) 2,533
M. E. Seawright, (Prot U) 1,408
F. Cobain, (UUP) 1,170
E. Smyth, (DUP) 1,006
J. A. Coggle, (Ind U) 953
H. Ditty, (UUP) 897

W. B. Smith, (Ind) 717
F. E. Ashby, (DUP) 644
A. H. Ferguson, (Ind U) 509
P. J. Cullen, (WP) 367
J. Austin, (SF) 240
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,067 (19.8%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,650 (15.8%), 1 seat
SF: 240 (2.3%)
PUP: 2,533 (24.2%), 1 seat
Prot U: 1,408 (13.5%), 1 seat
WP: 367 (3.5%)
Ind U: 1,462 (14.0%), 1 seat
Ind: 717 (6.9%)

Electorate: 21,173; seats: 6; votes cast: 10,825; spoilt votes: 381 (3.5%);
valid votes: 10,444 (96.5%); quota: 1,493

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
G. Seawright, (Prot U) 2,970
H. Smyth, (PUP) 1,761
F. E. Ashby, (DUP) 1,420
H. Ditty, (OUP) 1,197
J. A. Coggle, (Ind U) 894
F. Cobain, (OUP) 804

W. J. Dukelow, (Alliance) 626
J. B. Sands, (OUP) 624
W. Baxter, (DUP) 572
S. Doyle, (ULDP) 536
H. Fitzsimmons, (SF) 432
R. Morrow, (DUP) 182
P. J. Cullen, (WP) 157
Votes by Party:
OUP: 2,625 (21.6%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,174 (17.9%), 1 seat
SF: 432 (3.5%)
Alliance: 626 (5.1%)
PUP: 1,761 (14.5%), 1 seat
ULDP: 536 (4.4%)
Prot U: 2,970 (24.4%), 1 seat
WP: 157 (1.3%)
Ind U: 894 (7.3%), 1 seat

Electorate: 22,375; seats: 6; votes cast: 12,547; spoilt votes: 372 (3.0%);
valid votes: 12,175 (97.0%); quota: 1,740

Belfast Pottinger

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. Wilson, (DUP) 2,780
M. Clarke, (UUP) 1,480
M. J. Jones, (Alliance) 1,296
D. Dunlop, (U) 1,179
R. N. M. Empey, (UUP) 864

F. Leslie, (DUP) 768
J. O'Donnell, (SF) 629
S. Flanagan, (WP) 541
J. Walker, (DUP) 493
D. A. McNutt, (UUP) 420
J. Norris, (DUP) 263
S. McCullough, (NF) 27
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,764 (25.7%), 2 seats
DUP: 4,304 (40.1%), 2 seats
SF: 629 (5.8%)
Alliance: 1,296 (12.1%), 1 seat
U: 1,179 (11.0%), 1 seat
WP: 541 (5.0%)
NF: 27 (0.3%)

Electorate: 24,265; seats: 6; votes cast: 11,248; spoilt votes: 508 (4.5%);
valid votes: 10,740 (95.5%); quota: 1,535

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. Wilson, (DUP) 2,454
F. Leslie, (DUP) 2,224
M. Clarke, (OUP) 1,999
J. Walker, (DUP) 1,153
R. N. M. Empey, (OUP) 1,117
M. J. Jones, (Alliance) 1,019

J. O'Donnell, (SF) 566
H. Fletcher, (OUP) 431
D. W. Ervine, (PUP) 394
C. Maginnis, (SDLP) 340
F. J. Cullen, (WP) 303
S. J. Dempsey, (Lab TU) 218
J. Stewart, (CPI) 61
Votes by Party:
OUP: 3,547 (28.9%), 2 seats
DUP: 5,831 (47.5%), 3 seats
SF: 566 (4.6%)
SDLP: 340 (2.8%)
Alliance: 1,019 (8.3%), 1 seat
PUP: 394 (3.2%)
Lab TU: 218 (1.8%)
CPI: 61 (0.5%)
WP: 303 (2.4%)

Electorate: 24,757; seats: 6; votes cast: 12,785; spoilt votes: 506 (4.0%);
valid votes: 12,279 (96.0%); quota: 1,755

Belfast Victoria

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. T. Alderdice, (Alliance) 2,933
T. Patton, (UUP) 2,845
S. I. G. Adamson, (UUP) 1,730
W. H. Browne, (DUP) 1,374
R. Newton, (DUP) 1,171
A. F. H. Montgomery, (UUP) 767
J. McD. Dow, (Alliance) 732

I. Lewis, (DUP) 667
G. P. C. Thompson, (Alliance) 533
S. J. Walker, (Ind) 449
H. Jordan, (WP) 333
Votes by Party:
UUP: 5,342 (39.5%), 3 seats
DUP: 3,212 (23.7%), 2 seats
Alliance: 4,198 (31.0%), 2 seats
WP: 333 (2.5%)
Ind: 449 (3.3%)

Electorate: 30,508; seats: 7; votes cast: 13,901; spoilt votes: 367 (2.6%);
valid votes: 13,534 (97.4%); quota: 1,692

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
W. H. Browne, (DUP) 3,447
T. Patton, (OUP) 2,390
O. J. Napier, (Alliance) 2,309
W. C. Corry, (OUP) 1,838
D. Dunlop, (OUP) 1,365
G. P. C. Thompson, (Alliance) 1,278

S. J. Walker, (DUP) 1,131
J. McCrea, (OUP) 1,002
R. G. Newton, (DUP) 564
M. F. Gilheany, (SDLP) 188
Votes by Party:
OUP: 6,595 (42.5%), 3 seats
DUP: 5,142 (33.2%), 2 seats
SDLP: 188 (1.2%)
Alliance: 3,587 (23.1%), 2 seats

Electorate: 30,776; seats: 7; votes cast: 15,939; spoilt votes: 427 (2.7%);
valid votes: 15,512 (97.3%); quota: 1,940

Belfast Balmoral

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
M. M. Crooks, (UUP) 2,163
T. J. Kirkpatrick, (UUP) 1,818
D. Field, (SDLP) 1,636
J. H. Parkes, (DUP) 1,602

W. Dickson, (U) 1,177
M. N. Long, (Alliance) 1,105
J. A. Montgomery, (Alliance) 1,061
C. Bingham, (DUP) 599
S. McKeown, (WP) 243
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,981 (34.9%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,201 (19.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,636 (14.3%), 1 seat
Alliance: 2,166 (19.0%), 1 seat
WP: 243 (2.1%)
U: 1,177 (10.4%)

Electorate: 23,343; seats: 5; votes cast: 11,718; spoilt votes: 314 (2.7%);
valid votes: 11,404 (97.3%); quota: 1,901

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
M. Croooks, (OUP) 2,438
T. J. Kirkpatrick, (OUP) 1,820
W. Dickson, (DUP) 1,638

D. Field, (SDLP) 1,332
J. A. Montgomery, (Alliance) 1,326
J. Stewart, (OUP) 1,071
D. S. Cook, (Alliance) 1,042
J. H. Parkes, (DUP) 998
C. K. Gibson, (DUP) 620
S. S. Graham, (LPNI) 186
S. McKeown, (WP) 133
V. Brennan, (Ind) 127
W. S. Stevenson, (Ind DU) 56
Votes by Party:
OUP: 5,329 (41.7%), 2 seats
DUP: 3,256 (25.5%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,332 (10.4%)
Alliance: 2,368 (18.5%), 1 seat
LPNI: 186 (1.5%)
WP: 133 (1.0%)
Ind DU: 56 (0.4%)
Ind: 127 (1.0%)

Electorate: 23,220; seats: 5; votes cast: 13,102; spoilt votes: 315 (2.4%);
valid votes: 12,787 (97.6%); quota: 2,132

Belfast Castle

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
A. Maginness, (SDLP) 2,301
J. Carson, (UUP) 2,192
F. Millar, (U) 1,385
N. A. Dodds, (DUP) 1,779
N. McCausland, (U) 1,163
T. Campbell, (Alliance) 1,053

A. Redpath, (UUP) 767
A. Kerr, (WP) 496
R. Lavery, (SF) 453
S. Lowry, (DUP) 216
T. Galloway, (Lab '87) 103
M. O'Sullivan (GP) 95
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,959 (24.6%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,995 (16.6%), 1 seat
SF: 453 (3.8%)
SDLP: 2,301 (19.2%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,053 (8.8%), 1 seat
Lab '87: 103 (0.9%)
U: 2,548 (21.2%), 2 seats
GP: 95 (0.8%)
WP: 496 (4.1%)

Electorate: 24,488; seats: 6; votes cast: 12,326; spoilt votes: 323 (2.6%);
valid votes: 12,003 (97.4%); quota: 1,715

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. Carson, (OUP) 3,153
A. Maginness, (SDLP) 1,977
F. Millar, (Ind U) 1,623
N. A. Dodds, (DUP) 1,502
A. Redpath, (OUP) 1,107
T. M. Campbell, (Alliance) 799

M. Whittley, (DUP) 706
W. H. S. Gault, (Ind U) 674
J. G. Murphy, (SDLP) 579
R. O. Jamison, (Alliance) 449
K. Johnston, (WP) 444

Votes by Party:
OUP: 4,260 (32.7%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,208 (17.1%), 1 seat
SDLP: 2,556 (19.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,248 (9.6%), 1 seat
WP: 444 (3.4%)
Ind U: 2,297 (17.6%), 1 seat

Electorate: 25,185; seats: 6; votes cast: 13,391; spoilt votes: 378 (2.8%);
valid votes: 13,013 (97.2%); quota: 1,860

Belfast Oldpark

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
B. Feeney, (SDLP) 2,426
F. Proctor, (UUP) 1,850
G. McGuigan, (SF) 1,682
S. Lynch, (WP) 1,639
P. McManus, (SF) 1,548

W. J. McGarry, (SF) 1,115
P. J. Bird, (ULDP) 837
S. Mulholland, (DUP) 805
W. H. S. Gault, (UUP) 780
G. E. Jones, (Alliance) 443
W. Clark, (ULDP) 71
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,630 (19.9%), 2 seats
DUP: 805 (6.1%)
SF: 4,345 (32.9%), 2 seats
SDLP: 2,426 (18.4%), 1 seat
Alliance: 443 (3.4%)
ULDP: 908 (6.9%)
WP: 1,639 (12.4%), 1 seat

Electorate: 25,895; seats: 6; votes cast: 13,744; spoilt votes: 548 (4.0%);
valid votes: 13,196 (96.0%); quota: 1,886

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
F. Proctor, (OUP) 1,800
B. Laverty, (SF) 1,752
G. McGuigan, (SF) 1,570
B. Feeney, (SDLP) 1,516
S. Lynch, (WP) 1,344

P. M. Lunn, (DUP) 958
P. Hunter, (SDLP) 787
P. McManus, (SF) 774
N. McCausland, (Ind U) 717
D. Smylie, (OUP) 709
P. Whittley, (DUP) 684
A. J. Carton, (Alliance) 535
P. J. Devlin, (LPNI) 472
P. J. Bird, (PUP) 433
P. Emerson, (EP) 308
Votes by Party:
OUP: 2,509 (17.5%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,642 (11.4%), 1 seat
SF: 4,096 (28.5%), 2 seats
SDLP: 2,303 (16.1%), 1 seat
Alliance: 535 (3.7%)
PUP: 433 (3.0%)
LPNI: 472 (3.3%)
WP: 1,344 (9.4%), 1 seat
EP: 308 (2.1%)
Ind U: 717 (5.0%)

Electorate: 25,774; seats: 6; votes cast: 14,748; spoilt votes: 389 (2.6%);
valid votes: 14,359 (97.4%); quota: 2,052

Belfast Laganbank

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
D. Gilmore, (UUP) 1,496
A. McDonnell, (SDLP) 1,415
S. McBride, (Alliance) 1,107
R. Paisley, (DUP) 1,036
J. Clarke, (UUP) 854

M. S. Thomas, (Alliance) 755
H. Fletcher, (UUP) 753
J. P. Clinton, (SF) 753
G. McGettrick, (SDLP) 629
K. Smyth, (WP) 479
M. A. Dickson, (U) 198
B. Horan, (DUP) 132
P. A. Hainsworth, (Lab '87) 109
B. Bruton, (CPI) 91
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,103 (31.6%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,168 (12.0%), 1 seat
SF: 753 (7.7%)
SDLP: 2,044 (20.8%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,862 (19.0%), 1 seat
Lab '87: 109 (1.1%)
U: 198 (2.0%)
CPI: 91 (0.9%)
WP: 479 (4.9%)

Electorate: 20,689; seats: 5; votes cast: 10,179; spoilt votes: 372 (3.7%);
valid votes: 9,807 (96.3%); quota: 1,635

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
B. Blair, (OUP) 1,969
W. F. McDowell, (Alliance) 1,425
R. E. K. Paisley, (DUP) 1,325
A. McDonnell, (SDLP) 1,175

R. S. McCrea, (DUP) 1,102
G. J. McGettrick, (SDLP) 833
J. S. D. Gilmore, (OUP) 727
M. Conlon, (SF) 614
R. J. Wilson, (OUP) 604
G. Carr, (WP) 550
D. J. McGuinness, (Alliance) 434
R. G. Millar, (Lab TU) 100
J. King, (NILP) 73
M. J. Morrissey, (CPI) 57
Votes by Party:
OUP: 3,300 (30.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,427 (22.1%), 1 seat
SF: 614 (5.6%)
SDLP: 2,008 (18.3%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,859 (16.9%), 1 seat
NILP: 73 (0.7%)
CPI: 57 (0.5%)
Lab TU: 100 (0.9%)
WP: 550 (5.0%)

Electorate: 20,934; seats: 5; votes cast: 11,285; spoilt votes: 297 (2.6%);
valid votes: 10,988 (97.4%); quota: 1,832

Belfast Upper Falls

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
A. Attwood, (SDLP) 3,292
A. Maskey, (SF) 2,378
T. M. Holland, (SF) 2,329
M. O'Muilleoir, (SF) 1,435
C. J. Boomer, (SDLP) 1,189

P. Prendiville, (SDLP) 713
J. Craig, (WP) 380
D. McGuinness, (Alliance) 326
R. Morrow, (DUP) 283
K. O'Donnell, (CPI) 84



Votes by Party:
DUP:283 (2.2%)
SF: 6,142 (49.5%), 3 seats
SDLP: 5,194 (41.9%), 2 seats
Alliance: 326 (2.6%)
CPI: 84 (0.7%)
WP: 380 (3.1%)

Electorate: 22,975; seats: 5; votes cast: 12,835; spoilt votes: 426 (3.3%);
valid votes: 12,409 (96.7%); quota: 2,069

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
A. G. Attwood, (SDLP) 2,461
A. Maskey, (SF) 2,329
T. M. Holland, (SF) 2,256
C. J. Boomer, (SDLP) 1,655

M. O'Muilleior, (SF) 1,031
M. L. Glendinning, (Alliance) 931
M. Muldoon, (SDLP) 799
G. A. McCann, (WP) 386
I. Lewis, (DUP) 372
M. Duffy, (Lab TU) 238
J. G. McAnulty, (PD) 131
P. M. Prendiville, (SDLP) 72
K. McCorry, (CPI) 60
Votes by Party:
DUP: 372 (2.9%)
SF: 5,616 (44.1%), 2 seats
SDLP: 4,987 (39.2%), 2 seats
Alliance: 931 (7.3%), 1 seat
Lab TU: 238 (1.9%)
PD: 131 (1.0%)
CPI: 60 (0.5%)
WP: 386 (3.1%)

Electorate: 23,327; seats: 5; votes cast: 13,052; spoilt votes: 331 (2.5%);
valid votes: 12,721 (97.5%); quota: 2,121

Belfast Lower Falls

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. G. Hendron, (SDLP) 2,748
F. T. McCann, (SF) 2,307
E. Fitzsimons, (SF) 1,765

R. G. May, (SF) 1,626
S. McKnight, (SF) 1,428
M. McMahon, (WP) 1,093
M. Muldoon, (SDLP) 588
D. S. F. Crothers, (Alliance) 135
Votes by Party:
SF: 7,126 (61.0%), 3 seats
SDLP: 3,336 (28.5%), 2 seats
Alliance: 135 (1.2%)
WP: 1,093 (9.3%)

Electorate: 20,095; seats: 5; votes cast: 12,260; spoilt votes: 570 (4.7%);
valid votes: 11,690 (95.3%); quota: 1,949

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. G. Hendron, (SDLP) 2,606
S. McKnight, (SF) 1,939
S. Keenan, (SF) 1,752
E. Fitzsimons, (SF) 1,595

F. T. McCann, (SF) 1,467
M. McMahon, (WP) 1,115
W. G. Glendinning, (Alliance) 1,113
S. Mullan, (SDLP) 159
D, Murray, (CPI) 67
Votes by Party:
SF: 6,753 (57.2%), 3 seats
SDLP: 2,765 (23.4%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,113 (9.4%), 1 seat
CPI: 67 (0.6%)
WP: 1,115 (9.4%)

Electorate: 21,058; seats: 5; votes cast: 12,263; spoilt votes: 450 (3.7%);
valid votes: 11,813 (96.3%); quota: 1,969


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