Strangford

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Map by Conal Kelly

This constituency, most of which had previously been in North Down, included all of Ards district and odd parts of Castlereagh. Most of the old Strangford constituency survived as the core of the new Strangford after 1995, with some territory lost to East Belfast and South Belfast and an exchange with North Down. The Member of Parliament throughout this period was John Taylor (UUP) who was also a Member of the European Parliament until 1989.

See spreadsheets for 1983, 1987 and 1992.

Election results, 1983-1992

9 April 1992

John Taylor MP (Ulster Unionist Party) 19,517 (43.6%)
Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party) 10,606 (23.7%)
Kieran McCarthy (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 7,585 (16.9%)
Stephen Eyre (Conservative Party) 6,782 (15%)
David Shaw (Natural Law Party) 295 (0.7%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 8,911; Electorate: 68,901; Turnout: 65.0%

11 June 1987

John Taylor MP MEP (Ulster Unionist Party) 28,199 (75.9%)
Addie Morrow (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 7,553 (20.3%)
Imelda Hynds (Workers' Party)1,385 (3.7%)

23 January 1986

@John Taylor MP MEP (Ulster Unionist Party) 32,627 (94.2%)
'Peter Barry' (AIA) 1,993 (5.8%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority 30,634; Electorate 62,896; Turnout 56.1%

9 June 1983

@John Taylor MEP (Ulster Unionist Party) 19,086 (48.8%)
@Simpson Gibson (Democratic Unionist Party) 11,716 (30.0%)
@Addie Morrow (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 6,171 (15.8%)
James Curry (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 1,713 (4.4%)
Raymond Heath (Independent Labour) 430 (1.1%)

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 7,370; Electorate: 60,232; Turnout: (64.9%)

@ = member of the 1982-86 Assembly at the time of the election (Gibson, Taylor and Morrow had all been elected from the old North Down constituency)
MP = outgoing MP
MEP = member of the European Parliament at the time of the election

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 20,646; Electorate: 64,475; Turnout: 57.9%


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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