North Down

Details of each count in 1998 election

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Map by Conal Kelly

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


Stage 1 Surplus McCartney Exclude Fee, Lindsay, Baird-Gunning, Carter, Gribben Exclude McAlister
Bob McCartney UKUP 8188 -2857 5331
5331
5331
Alan McFarland UUP 4653 203.00 4856.00 128.40 4984.40 124.05 5108.45
Sir John Gorman UUP 4719 79.45 4798.45 123.60 4922.05 31.60 4953.65
Eileen Bell Alliance 3669 16.80 3685.80 109.45 3795.25 5.35 3800.60
Jane Morrice NIWC 1808 28.00 1836.00 82.45 1918.45 13.80 1932.25
Peter Weir UUP 2775 75.60 2850.60 39.80 2890.40 39.40 2929.80
Alan Graham DUP 1558 271.25 1829.25 50.40 1879.65 868.00 2747.65
Marietta Farrell SDLP 2048 2.80 2050.80 34.00 2084.80 1.35 2086.15
Elizabeth Roche UKUP 173 1625.05 1798.05 48.45 1846.50 146.40 1992.90
Gavin Walker Alliance 1699 10.50 1709.50 43.70 1753.20 4.70 1757.90
Alan Chambers Ulster Ind 1382 73.15 1455.15 76.35 1531.50 22.55 1554.05
Stewart Currie PUP 1376 40.25 1416.25 105.55 1521.80 34.25 1556.05
Brian Wilson Ind 1327 33.60 1360.60 28.75 1389.35 7.05 1396.40
St. Clair McAlister DUP 1013 278.25 1291.25 62.85 1354.10 -1354.10
Leonard Fee Cons 337 28.00 365.00 -365.00


Tom Lindsay UDP 265 29.75 294.75 -294.75


Vanessa Baird-Gunning Labour 212 5.95 217.95 -217.95


Christopher Carter Ulster Ind V 72 5.25 77.25 -77.25


Andrea Gribben NLP 39 2.80 41.80 -41.80











non-transferable

47.55 47.55 63.00 110.55 55.60 166.15

Stage 2: Of McCartney's 8188 votes, 4643 (56.70%) went to Roche (UKUP); 795 to McAlister and 775 to Graham, thus 1570 (19.17%) to the DUP candidates; 580 to McFarland, 227 to Sir John Gorman, and 216 to Weir, thus 1023 (12.49%) to the UUP candidates; 209 (2.55%) to Chambers (Ulster Independent); 115 (1.40%) to Currie (PUP); 96 (1.17%) to Wilson (Ind); 85 (1.04%) to Lindsay (UDP); 80 (0.98%) to Morrice (NIWC); also 80 (0.98%) to Fee (Cons); 48 to Bell and 30 to Walker, thus 78 (0.95%) to the Alliance candidates; 17 (0.21%) to Baird-Gunning (Labour); 15 (0.18%) to Carter (Ulster's Independent Voice); 8 to Farrell (SDLP); and also 8 to Gribben (NLP) with 161 (1.97%) non-transferable.


Stage 4 Exclude Wilson Exclude Currie Exclude Chambers
Bob McCartney UKUP 5331
5331
5331
5331
Alan McFarland UUP 5108.45 165.85 5274.30 192.00 5466.30
5466.30
Sir John Gorman UUP 4953.65 95.45 5049.10 297.00 5346.10
5346.10
Eileen Bell Alliance 3800.60 468.15 4268.75 105.40 4374.15 205.20 4579.35
Jane Morrice NIWC 1932.25 124.05 2056.30 176.05 2232.35 227.85 2460.20
Peter Weir UUP 2929.80 119.90 3049.70 130.20 3179.90 484.40 3664.30
Alan Graham DUP 2747.65 30.45 2778.10 151.35 2929.45 207.40 3136.85
Marietta Farrell SDLP 2086.15 48.00 2134.15 59.70 2193.85 43.00 2236.85
Elizabeth Roche UKUP 1992.90 26.00 2018.90 44.05 2062.95 162.25 2225.20
Gavin Walker Alliance 1757.90 152.35 1910.25 55.70 1965.95 123.40 2089.35
Alan Chambers Ulster Ind 1554.05 90.80 1644.85 105.85 1750.70 -1750.70
Stewart Currie PUP 1556.05 26.75 1582.80 -1582.80


Brian Wilson Ind 1396.40 -1396.40













non-transferable
166.15 48.65 214.80 265.50 480.30 297.20 777.50


Stage 7 Surplus McFarland Exclude Walker Surplus Bell
Bob McCartney UKUP 5331
5331
5331
5331
Alan McFarland UUP 5466.30 -135.30 5331
5331
5331
Sir John Gorman UUP 5346.10
5346.10
5346.10
5346.10
Eileen Bell Alliance 4579.35 8.70 4588.05 1397.00 5985.05 -654.05 5331
Jane Morrice NIWC 2460.20 18.27 2478.47 241.35 2719.82 307.80 3027.62
Peter Weir UUP 3664.30 83.52 3747.82 172.50 3920.32 201.42 4121.74
Alan Graham DUP 3136.85 10.44 3147.29 20.40 3167.69 3.78 3171.47
Marietta Farrell SDLP 2236.85 1.74 2238.59 88.00 2326.59 123.12 2449.71
Elizabeth Roche UKUP 2225.20 5.22 2230.42 25.15 2255.57 9.18 2264.75
Gavin Walker Alliance 2089.35 6.09 2095.44 -2095.44











non-transferable
777.50 1.32 778.82 151.04 929.86 8.75 938.61

Stage 8: of the 192 votes that transferred to McFarland from Currie, 96 (50%) went to Weir (UUP); 21 (10.93%) to Morrice (NIWC); 10 to Bell and 7 to Walker, thus 17 (8.85%) to the Alliance candidates; 12 (6.25%) to Graham (DUP); 6 (3.13%) to Roche (UKUP); and 2 (1.04%) to Farrell (SDLP) with 38 (19.79%) non-transferable.

Stage 10: Of the 1397 votes that transferred to Bell from Walker, 570 (40.80%) transferred further to Morrice (NIWC); 373 (26.70%) to Weir (UUP); 228 (16.32%) to Farrell (SDLP); 17 (1.22%) to Roche (UKUP); and 7 (0.50%) to Graham (DUP) with 202 (14.46%) non-transferable.


Stage 10 Exclude Roche Exclude Farrell
Bob McCartney UKUP 5331
5331
5331
Alan McFarland UUP 5331
5331
5331
Sir John Gorman UUP 5346.10
5346.10
5346.10
Eileen Bell Alliance 5331
5331
5331
Jane Morrice NIWC 3027.62 58.20 3085.82 1811.89 4897.71
Peter Weir UUP 4121.74 471.60 4593.34 157.72 4751.06
Alan Graham DUP 3171.47 1252.20 4423.67 19.78 4443.45
Marietta Farrell SDLP 2449.71 8.39 2458.10 -2458.10

Elizabeth Roche UKUP 2264.75 -2264.75











non-transferable
938.61 474.36 1412.97 468.71 1881.68

The poor performance of the DUP, as well as the success of the Women's Coalition and the UUP's third seat, were all major surprises here in perhaps the most volatile constituency in Northern Ireland. The SDLP's good performance was not enough to prevent them being eliminated; their transfers pulled Jane Morrice of the Women's Coalition ahead of the DUP for the last seat.


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



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