Local Government Elections 1985 - 1989: Newry and Mourne

Summary

1989 Results 1985 Results
Votes by Party:
UUP: 7,032 (18.5%), 6 councillors
DUP: 1,203 (3.2%)
SF: 5,336 (14.0%), 4 councillors
SDLP: 18,805 (49.4%), 17 councillors
Prot: 1,754 (4.6%), 1 councillor
WP: 360 (0.9%)
Ind: 3,547 (9.4%), 2 councillors
Votes by Party:
OUP: 6,931(20.2%), 7 councillors
DUP: 2,772 (7.8%), 2 councillors
SF: 6,347 (18.5%), 5 councillors
SDLP: 14,013 (40.9%), 14 councillors
Alliance: 356 (1.0%)
WP: 498 (1.5%)
IIP: 1,461 (4.2%), 1 councillor
Ind N: 908 (2.7%), 1 councillor
Ind Rep: 187 (0.6%)
Ind Lab: 30 (0.1%)
Ind: 860 (2.5%)
Electorate: 56,278; votes cast: 39,313; spoilt votes: 1,276 (3.2%); valid votes: 38,037 (96.8%) Electorate: 52,718; votes cast: 35,372; spoilt votes: 1,009 (2.9%); valid votes: 34,363 (97.1%)


The Mournes

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
G. Graham, (PROT) 1,754
D. E. Haughian, (SDLP) 1,309
H. Reilly, (UUP) 1,178
A. P. Crawford, (SDLP) 950
W. A. Coulter, (UUP) 634

G. McConnell, (DUP) 589
M. Brennan, (Ind) 339
G. Curran, (SF) 213
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,812 (26.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 589 (8.4%)
SF: 213 (3.1%)
SDLP: 2,259 (32.4%), 2 seats
PROT: 1,754 (25.2%), 1 seat
Ind: 339 (4.9%)

Electorate: 9,812; seats: 5; votes cast: 7,150; spoilt votes: 184 (2.6%);
valid votes: 6,966 (97.4%); quota: 1,162

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
G. Graham, (DUP) 1,422
W. J. Russell, (OUP) 1,391
C. Murnion, (SDLP) 1,058
P. P. Young, (SF) 820
W. A. Coulter, (OUP) 802

A. Cunningham, (SDLP) 643
W. J. Burns, (DUP) 270
Votes by Party:
OUP: 2,193 (34.2%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,692 (26.4%), 1 seat
SF: 820 (12.8%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,701 (26.6%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,530; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,595; spoilt votes: 189 (2.9%);
valid votes: 6,406 (97.1%); quota: 1,068

The Fews

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
T. D. Kennedy, (UUP) 1,406
S. F. McGinn, (SDLP) 1,158
J. H. Savage, (SDLP) 1,103
C. P. Smyth, (SDLP) 1,103
W. A. Moffett, (UUP) 1,056
C. T. Murphy, (SF) 705

G. M. Heslip, (DUP) 614
P. J. Quinn, (SF) 487
B. C. Mulligan, (WP) 96
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,462 (31.9%), 2 seats
DUP: 614 (7.9%)
SF: 1,192 (15.4%), 1 seat
SDLP: 3,364 (43.5%), 3 seats
WP: 96 (1.3%)

Electorate: 10,545; seats: 6; votes cast: 7,951; spoilt votes: 223 (2.8%);
valid votes: 7,728 (97.2%); quota: 1,105

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
B. A. Lewis, (SF) 1,302
J. Savage, (SDLP) 911
W. A. Moffett, (OUP) 767
N. Sands, (SDLP) 763
T. D. Kennedy, (OUP) 750
G. M. Heslip, (DUP) 543

D. McMullan, (OUP) 494
J. O. McElherron, (SDLP) 450
F. E. Henning, (OUP) 393
V. D. Frizell, (Alliance) 356
B. C. Mulligan, (WP) 91
F. J. McCamley, (IIP) 54
Votes by Party:
OUP: 2,404 (35.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 543 (7.9%), 1 seat
SF: 1,302 (18.9%), 1 seat
SDLP: 2,124 (30.9%), 2 seats
Alliance: 356 (5.2%)
WP: 91 (1.3%)
IIP: 54 (0.8%)

Electorate: 9,873; seats: 6; votes cast: 7,015; spoilt votes: 141 (2.0%);
valid votes: 6,874 (98.0%); quota: 983

Newry Town

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
E. Markey, (Ind) 973
F. Feeley, (SDLP) 957
A. Ruddy, (SDLP) 892
W. A. McCaigue, (UUP) 865
S. Gallogly, (SDLP) 818
B. F. Curran, (SF) 741
P. R. McElroy, (SDLP) 614

L. Morgan, (Ind) 535
E. Morgan, (SF) 470
J. F. McArdle, (SDLP) 440
K. Morgan, (WP) 264
J. McKevitt, (Ind) 215
T. McLoughlin, (SDLP) 202
P. A. McKevitt, (Ind) 153
N. J. Sloan, (Ind) 134
P. Ruddy, (Ind) 36
Votes by Party:
UUP: 865 (10.4%), 1 seat
SF: 1,211 (14.6%), 1 seat
SDLP: 3,923 (47.2%), 4 seats
WP: 264 (3.2%)
Ind: 2,046 (24.6%), 1 seat

Electorate: 13,812; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,630; spoilt votes: 321 (3.7%);
valid votes: 8,309 (96.3%); quota: 1,039

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
E. Markey, (IIP) 1,003
W. A. McCaigue, (OUP) 938
S. Galloghy, (SDLP) 918
A. Ruddy, (SDLP) 892
B. F. C. Curran, (SF) 704
P. McElroy, (SDLP) 588
T. McGrath, (SDLP) 558

J. F. McArdle, (SDLP) 383
S. P. Mathers, (SF) 380
D. A. Morgan, (SF) 347
T. Moore, (WP) 266
J. McKevitt, (Ind N) 226
F. Kearns, (IIP) 136
N. J. Sloan, (Ind) 82
Votes by Party:
OUP: 938 (12.6%), 1 seat
SF: 1,431 (19.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 3,339 (45.0%), 4 seats
WP: 266 (3.6%)
IIP: 1,139 (15.3%), 1 seat
Ind N: 226 (3.0%)
Ind: 82 (1.2%)

Electorate: 12,788; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,658; spoilt votes: 237 (3.1%);
valid votes: 7,421 (96.9%); quota: 928

Crotlieve

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
P. J. Bradley, (SDLP) 1,488
V. W. Cromie, (UUP) 1,378
H. Carr, (SDLP) 1,081
B. Mulligan, (SDLP) 998
J. McCart, (SDLP) 993
C. Mussen, (Ind) 954
P. J. Maginn, (SDLP) 766

F. O'Hare, (SDLP) 557
J. Fisher, (UUP) 515
A. M. Willis, (SF) 389
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,893 (20.8%), 1 seat
SF: 389 (4.2%)
SDLP: 5,883 (64.5%), 5 seats
Ind: 954 (10.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 13,264; seats: 7; votes cast: 9,375; spoilt votes: 256 (2.7%);
valid votes: 9,119 (97.3%); quota: 1,140

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
P. J. Bradley, (SDLP) 1,717
J. McCart, (SDLP) 904
V. W. Cromie, (OUP) 849
C. Mussen, (Ind N) 682
B. Mulligan, (SDLP) 635

S. Tinnelly, (Ind) 602
P. F. Harper, (SDLP) 561
W. McCoy, (OUP) 547

W. Sterritt, (DUP) 537
L. Trainor, (SDLP) 393
F. J. Price, (Ind) 176
H. P. Smyth, (WP) 141
J. Ward, (Ind Lab) 30
Votes by Party:
OUP: 1,396 (18.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 537 (6.9%)
SDLP: 4,210 (54.2%), 4 seats
WP: 141 (1.8%)
Ind N: 682 (8.8%), 1 seat
Ind Lab: 30 (0.3%)
Ind: 778 (10.0%)

Electorate: 12,132; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,005; spoilt votes: 231 (2.9%);
valid votes: 7,774 (97.1%); quota: 972

Slieve Gullion

1989 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. F. Fee, (SDLP) 1,207
P. Toner, (SDLP) 1,174
J. McAllister, (SF) 1,035
M. F. O'Neill, (SDLP) 995
J. McCreesh, (SF) 756

P. McDonald, (SF) 540
B. Woods, (Ind) 208
Votes by Party:
SF: 2,331 (39.4%), 2 seats
SDLP: 3,376 (57.1%), 3 seats
Ind: 208 (3.5%)

Electorate: 8,845; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,207; spoilt votes: 292 (4.7%);
valid votes: 5,915 (95.3%); quota: 986

1985 Results (spreadsheet)

First Count:
J. McAllister, (SF) 1,199
P. Toner, (SDLP) 1,074
O. Kelly, (SDLP) 788
N. P. McKevitt, (SDLP) 777
E. Larkin, (SF) 711

P. J. Murphy, (SF) 623
J. Murphy, (IIP) 268
J. Murphy, (SF) 261
S. Murphy, (SF) 261
B. Woods, (Ind Rep) 187
Votes by Party:
SF: 2,794 (47.5%), 2 seats
SDLP: 2,639 (44.8%), 3 seats
IIP: 268 (4.6%)
Ind Rep: 187 (3.1%)

Electorate: 8,395; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,099; spoilt votes: 211 (3.5%);
valid votes: 5,888 (96.5%); quota: 982

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