East Antrim

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Map by Conal Kelly

This constituency was created in 1983 from the fringes of North and South Antrim. It included all of Larne and Carrickfergus districts, and some of Newtownabbey. Most of the old East Antrim constituency survived as the new East Antrim after 1995, with a small part being detached and added to North Belfast. Roy Beggs (UUP) was the Member of Parliament throughout this period.

See spreadsheets for 1983, 1987 and 1992.

Election results, 1983-1992

9 April 1992

Roy Beggs MP (Ulster Unionist Party) 16,966 (43.2%)
Nigel Dodds (Democratic Unionist Party) 9,544 (24.3%)
Sean Neeson (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 9,132 (23.3%)
Myrtle Boal (Conservative Party) 3,359 (8.6%)
Andrea Palmer (Natural Law Party) 250 (0.6%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 7,422; Electorate: 62,864; Turnout: 39,251 (62.4%)

11 June 1987

Roy Beggs MP (Ulster Unionist Party) 23,942 (71.6%)
Sean Neeson (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 8,582 (25.6%)
Austin Kelly (Workers Party) 936 (2.8%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 15,360; Electorate: 60,600; Turnout: 55.5%

23 January 1986

@Roy Beggs MP (Ulster Unionist Party) 30,386 (84.9%)
@Sean Neeson (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 5,405 (15.1%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority 24,981; Electorate 60,851; Turnout 59.16%

9 June 1983

@Roy Beggs (Ulster Unionist Party) 14,293 (37.4%)
@Jim Allister (Democratic Unionist Party) 13,926 (36.4%)
@Sean Neeson (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 7,620 (19.9%)
Michael O'Cleary (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 1,047 (2.7%)
William Anthony Cunning (Independent) 741 (1.9%)
Austin Kelly (Workers Party) 581 (1.5%)

@ = member of the 1982-86 Assembly at the time of the election (Allister, Beggs, and Neeson were all elected from the old North Antrim constituency in 1982.) MP = outgoing MP

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 367; Electorate: 58,780; Turnout: 65.0%


See also:

Results from 1983 to 1995 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 | Upper Bann

Other sites based at ARK: ORB (Online Research Bank) | CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) | Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey

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Nicholas Whyte, 21 October 2000; modified 16 February 2002.



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