Lagan Valley

Details of each count in 1998 election

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Map by Conal Kelly

Image from election.co.uk.

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


Stage 1 Exclude McCarthy, Collins Exclude Bleakes Exclude Annie Campbell
Seamus Close APNI 6788
6788
6788
6788
Billy Bell UUP 5965 19 5984 179 6163 146 6309
Edwin Poots DUP 5239 27 5266 53 5319 14 5333
Ivan Davis UUP 3927 18 3945 97 4042 88 4130
Paddy Roche UKUP 5361 37 5398 95 5493 14 5507
Patricia Lewsley SDLP 4039 27 4066 3 4069 345 4414
Gary McMichael UDP 3725 40 3765 40 3805 150 3955
David Campbell UUP 3158 7 3165 75 3240 46 3286
Cecil Calvert DUP 3111 9 3120 71 3191 8 3199
Paul Butler SF 2000 5 2005 2 2007 55 2062
Ken Hull UUP 1289 6 1295 32 1327 54 1381
Annie Campbell NIWC 955 33 988 25 1013 -1013
William Bleakes Cons 702 11 713 -713


Frances McCarthy WP 208 -208




John Collins NLP 43 -43













non-transferable

12 12 41 53 93 146


Stage 4 Exclude Hull Exclude Butler Exclude Calvert
Seamus Close APNI 6788
6788
6788
6788
Billy Bell UUP 6309 370 6679
6679
6679
Edwin Poots DUP 5333 37 5370 1 5371 2271 7642
Ivan Davis UUP 4130 463 4593 11 4604 189 4793
Paddy Roche UKUP 5507 35 5542 1 5543 336 5879
Patricia Lewsley SDLP 4414 17 4431 1760 6191 1 6192
Gary McMichael UDP 3955 90 4045 30 4075 165 4240
David Campbell UUP 3286 333 3619 1 3620 189 3809
Cecil Calvert DUP 3199 11 3210 6 3216 -3216
Paul Butler SF 2062 2 2064 -2064


Ken Hull UUP 1381 -1381













non-transferable
146 23 169 254 423 65 488


Stage 7 Surplus Poots Exclude David Campbell
Seamus Close APNI 6788
6788
6788
Billy Bell UUP 6679
6679
6679
Edwin Poots DUP 7642 -997 6645
6645
Ivan Davis UUP 4793 76.44 4869.44 2453 7322.44
Paddy Roche UKUP 5879 743.33 6622.33 237 6859.33
Patricia Lewsley SDLP 6192 1.96 6193.96 88.45 6282.41
Gary McMichael UDP 4240 78.89 4318.89 651.51 4970.4
David Campbell UUP 3809 93.59 3902.59 -3902.59









non-transferable
488 2.79 490.79 472.63 963.42

Stage 8: of the 2271 votes transferred to Poots from Calvert, 1517 (66.80%) went to Roche (UKUP); 191 to David Campbell and 156 to Davis, thus 347 (15.28%) to the UUP candidates; 161 (7.08%) to McMichael (UDP); and 4 (0.17%) to Lewsley (SDLP).

A very disappointing result for the UUP, not helped by the public row within the party over the leadership's bar on dissident MP Jeffrey Donaldson from running. The chief beneficiary of this was Paddy Roche of the UKUP, another of that party's unexpected gains. Gary McMichael of the UDP failed to make the breakthrough and finished as runner-up. Another unexpected winner was Patricia Lewsley of the SDLP.


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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