Local Government Elections 1985 - 1989: Craigavon

Summary

1989 Results 1985 Results

Votes by Party:
UUP: 12,687 (42.4%), 12 councillors
DUP: 4,314 (14
.4%), 4 councillors
SF: 2,521 (8.4%), 1 councillor
SDLP: 6,288 (21.0%), 6 councillors
Alliance: 1,742 (5.8%), 2 councillors
WP: 1,285 (4.3%), 1 councillor
Ind U: 255 (0.8%)
Ind: 872 (2.9%)

Votes by Party:
OUP: 11,084 (36.1%), 11 councillors
DUP: 7,900 (25.7%), 6 councillors
SF: 3,522 (11.5%), 2 councillors
SDLP: 5,286 (17.2%), 5 councillors
Alliance: 1,311 (4.3%)
WP: 1,608 (5.2%), 2 councillors
Electorate:52,453; votes cast: 30,774; spoilt votes: 810 (2.6%); valid votes: 29,964 (97.4%) Electorate: 49,841; votes cast: 31,427; spoilt votes: 716 (2.3%); valid votes: 30,711 (97.7%)

Lurgan

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. Cairns, (UUP) 1,942
J. Savage, (UUP) 1,565
B. Rodgers, (SDLP) 1,040
R. Allen, (DUP) 891
Y. Calvert, (DUP) 814
S. Lutton, (UUP) 771

G. F. Burrell, (Alliance) 557
M. E. Crozier, (UUP) 492
P. M. McKee, (SF) 280
M. A. McKeever, (WP) 88
Votes by Party:
UUP: 4,770 (56.6%), 4 seats
DUP: 1,695 (20.1%), 2 seats
SF: 280 (3.3%)
SDLP: 1,040 (12.3%), 1 seat
Alliance: 557 (6.6%)
WP: 88 (1.1%)

Electorate: 13,861; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,624; spoilt votes: 194 (2.2%);
valid votes: 8,430 (97.8%); quota: 1,054

1985 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. Gardiner, (OUP) 1,690
F. Baird, (DUP) 1,322
G. Savage, (OUP) 1,070
P. A. Black, (OUP) 885
H. News, (SDLP) 808
D. N. Calvert, (DUP) 757

P. J. Little, (SF) 573
I. Williams, (DUP) 500
G. F. Burrell, (Alliance) 422
S. Cairns, (OUP) 405
Votes by Party:
OUP: 4,050 (48.0%), 4 seats
DUP: 2,579 (30.6%), 2 seats
SF: 573 (6.8%)
SDLP: 808 (9.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 422 (5.0%)

Electorate: 13,157; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,579; spoilt votes: 147 (1.7%);
valid votes: 8,432 (98.3%); quota: 1,055

Craigavon Central

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. J. McCammick, (UUP) 1,642
J. G. Daly, (SDLP) 1,003
D. Calvin, (DUP) 915
F. E. Crowe, (UUP) 813

S. T. Campbell, (SF) 610
J. P. Hagan, (Alliance) 605
P. Lindsay, (UUP) 495
E. McClurg, (UUP) 457

E. Patterson, (DUP) 406
P. E. P. Smyth, (WP) 370
B. Bradbury, (Ind U) 255
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,407 (45.0%), 4 seats
DUP: 1,321 (17.5%), 1 seat
SF: 610 (8.1%)
SDLP: 1,003 (13.2%), 1 seat
Alliance: 605 (8.0%), 1 seat
WP: 370 (4.9%)
Ind U: 255 (3.3%)

Electorate: 13,988; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,776; spoilt votes: 205 (2.6%);
valid votes: 7,571 (97.4%); quota: 947

1985 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
M. Simpson, (OUP) 1,359
W. W. Smith, (DUP) 1,150
S. J. McCammick, (OUP) 1,012
B. Rodgers, (SDLP) 883
R. J. Dodds, (DUP) 690
C. A. McLoughlin, (OUP) 641

S. T. Campbell, (SF) 554
T. French, (WP) 540
M. E. Patterson, (DUP) 536
J. P. Hagan, (Alliance) 298
J. Woods, (Alliance) 85
Votes by Party:
OUP: 3,012 (38.9%), 3 seats
DUP: 2,376 (30.7%), 2 seats
SF: 554 (7.2%)
SDLP: 883 (11.4%), 1 seat
Alliance: 383 (4.8%)
WP: 540 (7.0%), 1 seat

Electorate: 13,002; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,899; spoilt votes: 151 (1.9%);
valid votes: 7,748 (98.1%); quota: 969

Portadown

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. Gillespie, (UUP) 1,583
M. Briggs, (DUP) 1,089
T. J. I. Fox, (SDLP) 1,071
J. W. Trueman, (UUP) 887
B. Maguinness, (UUP) 730
W. W. Ramsay, (Alliance) 580

J. P. Dignam, (SF) 523
A. G. Watson, (Ind) 511
A. M. Moore, (UUP) 449
M. M. McCooe, (Ind) 361
P. Lutton, (DUP) 209
K. Foy, (WP) 114
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,649 (45.0%), 4 seats
DUP: 1,298 (16.0%), 1 seat
SF: 523 (6.4%)
SDLP: 1,071 (13.2%), 1 seat
Alliance: 580 (7.2%), 1 seat
WP: 114 (1.4%)
Ind: 872 (10.8%)

Electorate: 13,821; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,327; spoilt votes: 220 (2.6%);
valid votes: 8,107 (97.4%); quota: 1,014

1985 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
G. E. McCullough, (DUP) 1,470
J. Gillespie, (OUP) 1,338
G. A. Hatch, (OUP) 1,138
T. J. I. Fox, (SDLP) 786
R. J. M. Briggs, (DUP) 766
B. McCann, (SF) 716
G. A. Locke, (OUP) 624

W. W. Ramsay, (Alliance) 506
M. M. McCooe, (SDLP) 462
W. R. Williamson, (DUP) 327
S. Dunbar, (SF) 326
R. S. Hughes, (OUP) 253
Votes by Party:
OUP: 3,353 (38.5%), 3 seats
DUP: 2,563 (29.4%), 2 seats
SF: 1,042 (12.0%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,248 (14.3%), 1 seat
Alliance: 506 (5.8%)

Electorate: 13,741; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,903; spoilt votes: 191 (2.1%);
valid votes: 8,712 (97.9%); quota: 1,090

Loughside

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. McKavanagh, (SDLP) 1,393

T. W. Bell, (UUP) 861
H. Casey, (SDLP) 754
T. French, (WP) 713
B. P. Curran, (SF) 633
C. McStravick, (SDLP) 603

J. F. O'Dowd, (SF) 475
P. J. Crilly, (SDLP) 424
Votes by Party:
UUP: 861 (14.7%)
SF: 1,108 (18.9%), 1 seat
SDLP: 3,174 (54.2%), 3 seats
WP: 713 (12.2%), 1 seat

Electorate: 10,783; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,047; spoilt votes: 191 (3.2%);
valid votes: 5,856 (96.8%); quota: 977

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
S. McKavangh, (SDLP) 990
P. Breen, (WP) 937
B. P. Curran, (SF) 837
P. J. Bunting, (SDLP) 802
T. W. Bell, (OUP) 669

P. J. Crilly, (SDLP) 555
M. J. McKee, (SF) 516
R. T. Russell, (DUP) 382
K. McStravick, (WP) 131
Votes by Party:
OUP: 669 (11.5%), 1 seat
DUP: 382 (6.6%)
SF: 1,353 (23.2%), 1 seat
SDLP: 2,347 (40.3%), 2 seats
WP: 1,068 (18.4%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,941; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,046; spoilt votes: 227 (3.8%);
valid votes: 5,819 (96.2%); quota: 970


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