East Londonderry

Details of each count in 1998 election

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Map by Conal Kelly

See also results of all East Londonderry elections 1993-2001 and full counts from 2003 and 2007. Spreadsheet for 1998 here.


Stage 1 Exclude Gilmour, Nicholl, McCann Surplus Campbell Exclude McElhinney
Gregory Campbell DUP 6099
6099 -446 5653
5653
David McClarty UUP 5108 216 5324 23.80 5347.8 4.00 5351.80
Arthur Doherty SDLP 4606 13 4619 0.77 4619.77 154.00 4773.77
John Dallat SDLP 4760 22 4782 1.33 4783.33 75.00 4858.33
Pauline Armitage UUP 3315 117 3432 20.79 3452.79
3452.79
Boyd Douglas Ind U 3811 81 3892 45.22 3937.22 1.00 3938.22
George Robinson DUP 3280 110 3390 319.06 3709.06 0.14 3709.20
Malachy O'Kane SF 2521 4 2525 0.07 2525.07 1076.00 3601.07
Barbara Dempsey APNI 2395 81 2476 1.96 2477.96 3.00 2480.96
Robert McPherson UUP 1531 77 1608 7.42 1615.42
1615.42
John McElhinney SF 1339 8 1347 0.14 1347.14 -1347.14
David Gilmour PUP 582 -582




David Nicholl UDP 171 -171




Maura McCann NLP 46 -46













non-transferable

70 70 25.44 95.44 34.00 129.44

Stage 3: Of Campbell's 6099 votes, 4558 (74.73%) went to Robinson (DUP); 340 to McClarty, 297 to Armitage and 106 to McPherson, thus 743 (12.18%) to the UUP candidates; 646 (10.59%) to Douglas (Ind U); 19 to Dallat and 11 to Doherty, thus 30 (0.49%) to the SDLP candidates; 28 (0.46%) to Dempsey (Alliance); 2 to McElhinney and 1 to O'Kane, thus 3 (0.05%) to the SF candidates; with 91 (1.49%) non-transferable.


Stage 4 Exclude McPherson Exclude Dempsey Surplus McClarty
Gregory Campbell DUP 5653
5653
5653
5653
David McClarty UUP 5351.80 917.00 6268.80
6268.80 -615.80 5653
Arthur Doherty SDLP 4773.77 7.07 4780.84 397.70 5178.54 9.23 5187.77
John Dallat SDLP 4858.33 11.21 4869.54 839.00 5708.54
5708.54
Pauline Armitage UUP 3452.79 412.91 3865.70 837.42 4703.12 523.98 5227.10
Boyd Douglas Ind U 3938.22 109.84 4048.06 104.00 4152.06 49.70 4201.76
George Robinson DUP 3709.20 65.50 3774.7 30.49 3805.19 29.11 3834.30
Malachy O'Kane SF 3601.07 3.00 3604.07 17.00 3621.07 0.71 3621.78
Barbara Dempsey APNI 2480.96 39.07 2520.03 -2520.03


Robert McPherson UUP 1615.42 -1615.42













non-transferable
129.44 49.82 179.26 294.42 473.68 3.07 476.75

Stage 7: Of the 917 votes transferred to McClarty from McPherson, 738 (80.48%) went to Armitage (UUP); 70 (7.63%) to Douglas (Ind U); 41 (4.47%) to Robinson (DUP); 13 to Doherty and none to Dallat, thus 13 (1.42%) to the SDLP; and 1 (0.11%) to O'Kane (SF) with 54 (5.89%) non-transferable.


Stage 7 Exclude O'Kane Surplus Doherty
Gregory Campbell DUP 5653
5653
5653
David McClarty UUP 5653
5653
5653
Arthur Doherty SDLP 5187.77 2567.00 7754.77 -2101.77 5653
John Dallat SDLP 5708.54
5708.54
5708.54
Pauline Armitage UUP 5227.10 2.00 5229.10 150.00 5379.10
Boyd Douglas Ind U 4201.76 15.78 4217.54 42.00 4259.54
George Robinson DUP 3834.30 8.00 3842.30 25.00 3867.3
Malachy O'Kane SF 3621.78 -3621.78











non-transferable
476.75 1029.00 1505.75 1884.77 3390.52

Of the 2567 votes transferred to Doherty from O'Kane, it is mathematically possible that 217, 434, 868, or even 1085 transferred further. Given that most of these votes had SF first preferences, and are now transferring to three Unionist candidates, the lowest figure seems the most likely. In that case 150 votes (5.84%) transferred to Armitage (UUP), 42 (1.64%) to Douglas (Ind U) and 25 (0.97%) to Robinson (DUP) with 2350 (91.55%) non-transferable.

Boyd Douglas, an independent Unionist opposed to the Agreement, performed well enough to take one of the Unionist seats with transfers from other Unionists. Good vote management by the SDLP ensured that they stayed ahead of SF to win the other two. The order of the candidates did not change much during the count and the DUP were the runners-up.


Full 1998 results for each seat: East Belfast | North Belfast | South Belfast | West Belfast | East Antrim | North Antrim | South Antrim | North Down | South Down | Fermanagh and South Tyrone | Foyle | Lagan Valley | East Londonderry | Mid Ulster | Newry and Armagh | Strangford | West Tyrone | Upper Bann

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



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