East Antrim

Details of each count in 1998 election

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Map by Conal Kelly

See also results of all East Antrim elections 1993-2010 and full counts from 2003 and 2007. Spreadsheet for 1998 here.


Stage 1 Surplus Beggs Exclude McKissock Exclude Dick
Roy Beggs Jr UUP 5764 -676.00 5088
5088
5088
Sean Neeson APNI 5247
5247
5247
5247
David Hilditch DUP 4876 42.46 4918.46 3.00 4921.46 22.10 4943.56
Ken Robinson UUP 2384 238.59 2622.59 1.11 2623.7 29.32 2653.02
Roger Hutchinson UKUP 2866 36.19 2902.19 1.00 2903.19 44.43 2947.62
Danny O'Connor SDLP 2106 2.20 2108.20 3.00 2111.20 5.00 2116.20
Jack McKee DUP 3013 29.70 3042.70 1.00 3043.70 6.44 3050.14
May Steele UUP 2399 105.05 2504.05 2.11 2506.16 28.22 2534.38
Stewart Dickson APNI 1921 22.77 1943.77 7.00 1950.77 33.42 1984.19
James Brown Ind U 1571 102.08 1673.08 1.00 1674.08 29.32 1703.40
William Greer PUP 1432 23.54 1455.54 3.00 1458.54 18.88 1477.42
Chrissie McAuley SF 746 0.11 746.11
746.11
746.11
Tommy Kirkham UDP 596 9.79 605.79
605.79 5.00 610.79
Robert Lindsay Mason Ind 424 3.74 427.74 4.00 431.74 9.00 440.74
Terence Dick Con 233 9.46 242.46 1.11 243.57 -243.57
James Barr McKissock NLP 32 0.33 32.33 -32.33











non-transferable

49.99 49.99 5 54.99 12.44 67.43
Valid Votes
35610
35610
35610
35610

Stage 2: Of Beggs' 5764 votes, 2169 transferred to Robinson and 955 to Steele, thus 3124 (54.20%) to the other UUP candidates; 928 (16.10%) to Brown (Ind U); 386 to Hilditch and 270 to McKee, thus 656 (11.38%) to the DUP candidates; 329 (5.71%) to Hutchinson (UKUP); 214 (3.71%) to Greer (PUP); 207 (3.59%) to Dickson (Alliance); 89 (1.54%) to Kirkham (UDP); 86 (1.49%) to Dick (Conservative); 34 (0.59%) to Mason (Ind); 20 (0.35%) to O'Connor (SDLP); 3 (0.05%) to McKissock (NLP) and 1 (0.02%) to McAuley (SF) with 73 (1.27%) non-transferable.


Stage 4 Exclude Mason Surplus Neeson Exclude McAuley, Kirkham
Roy Beggs Jr UUP 5088
5088
5088
5088
Sean Neeson APNI 5247
5247 -159 5088
5088
David Hilditch DUP 4943.56 10.11 4953.67 2.10 4955.77 81.14 5036.91
Ken Robinson UUP 2653.02 37.88 2690.90 5.82 2696.72 71.98 2768.70
Roger Hutchinson UKUP 2947.62 27.22 2974.84 0.99 2975.83 36.47 3012.30
Danny O'Connor SDLP 2116.20 74.22 2190.42 20.31 2210.73 668.60 2879.33
Jack McKee DUP 3050.14 28.99 3079.13 0.81 3079.94 74.63 3154.57
May Steele UUP 2534.38 60.55 2594.93 6.24 2601.17 28.19 2629.36
Stewart Dickson APNI 1984.19 85.11 2069.30 105.12 2174.42 58.45 2232.87
James Brown Ind U 1703.40 20.11 1723.51 6.51 1730.02 55.75 1785.77
William Greer PUP 1477.42 26.22 1503.64 3.84 1507.48 195.64 1703.12
Chrissie McAuley SF 746.11 17.00 763.11 1.29 764.40 -764.40
Tommy Kirkham UDP 610.79 13.22 624.01 1.08 625.09 -625.09
Robert Lindsay Mason Ind 440.74 -440.74













non-transferable
67.43 40.11 107.54 4.89 112.43 118.64 231.07
Valid Votes
35610
35610
35610
35610

Stage 6: Of Neeson's 5247 votes, 3504 (66.78%) transferred to Dickson (Alliance); 677 (12.90%) to O'Connor (SDLP); 208 to Steele and 194 to Robinson, thus 402 (7.66%) to the UUP; 217 (4.14%) to Brown (Ind U); 128 (2.44%) to Greer; 70 to Hilditch and 27 to McKee, thus 97 (1.85%) to the DUP; 43 (0.82%) to McAuley (SF); 36 (0.69%) to Kirkham (UDP); and 33 (0.63%) to Hutchinson (UKUP) with 110 (2.10%) non-transferable.


Stage 7 Exclude Greer Exclude Brown Exclude Dickson
Roy Beggs Jr UUP 5088
5088
5088
5088
Sean Neeson APNI 5088
5088
5088
5088
David Hilditch DUP 5036.91 178.00 5214.91
5214.91
5214.91
Ken Robinson UUP 2768.70 352.14 3120.84 445.27 3566.11 706.11 4272.22
Roger Hutchinson UKUP 3012.30 121.39 3133.69 296.59 3430.28 135.70 3565.98
Danny O'Connor SDLP 2879.33 69.44 2948.77 28.32 2977.09 674.92 3652.01
Jack McKee DUP 3154.57 135.33 3289.90 261.33 3551.23 76.52 3627.75
May Steele UUP 2629.36 174.12 2803.48 322.34 3125.82 422.10 3547.92
Stewart Dickson APNI 2232.87 196.71 2429.58 314.68 2744.26 -2744.26
James Brown Ind U 1785.77 201.80 1987.57 -1987.57


William Greer PUP 1703.12 -1703.12













non-transferable
231.07 274.19 505.26 319.04 824.30 728.91 1553.21
Valid Votes
35610
35610
35610
35610

 


Stage 10 Surplus Hilditch Exclude Steele Surplus Robinson
Roy Beggs Jr UUP 5088
5088
5088
5088
Sean Neeson APNI 5088
5088
5088
5088
David Hilditch DUP 5214.91 -126.91 5088
5088
5088
Ken Robinson UUP 4272.22 17.00 4289.22 1986.00 6275.22 -1187.22 5088
Roger Hutchinson UKUP 3565.98 39.00 3604.98 250.41 3855.39 365.00 4220.39
Danny O'Connor SDLP 3652.01
3652.01 244.70 3896.71 294.00 4190.71
Jack McKee DUP 3627.75 54.00 3681.75 223.59 3905.34 237.00 4142.34
May Steele UUP 3547.92 14.00 3561.92 -3561.92











non-transferable
1553.21 2.91 1556.12 857.22 2413.34 291.22 2704.56
Valid Votes
35610
35610
35610
35610

Stage 11: Of the 178 votes transferred to Hilditch from Greer, 54 (30.34%) went to McKee (DUP); 39 (21.91%) to Hutchinson (UKUP); 17 to Robinson and 14 to Steele, thus 31 (17.42%) to the UUP candidates; and none to O'Connor (SDLP) with 54 (30.34%) non-transferable.

Stage 13: Of the 1986 votes transferred from Steele to Robinson, probably 896 transferred farther (though it is mathematically possible that the number was 1792). This would mean that 365 (18.38%) went to Hutchinson (UKUP); 294 (14.80%) to O'Connor (SDLP); and 237 (11.93%) to McKee (DUP) with 54.89% non-transferable.

This was a major shock. On the first count it was clear that the UKUP had probably done well enough to take a seat, which in itself was surprising. But as transfers continued, the SDLP candidate, who had started eighth, overtook candidates from first the UUP and then the DUP to take the final place, in an area where they had only one local councillor, by 49 votes, the closest margin of the election.


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Nicholas Whyte, 15 October 2000; modified 16 February 2002.



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