The results of this election were very good for the DUP and Sinn Fein, who increased their seats from two each to five and four respectively. The UUP had a disappointing result but found some comfort in reversing a by-election loss and claiming the scalp of UKUP leader Robert McCartney, and they were the largest party in both votes and seats. The SDLP found that not only had they failed to gain any seats, but they had slipped behind Sinn Fein for the first time ever.
This map by Conal Kelly shows the winner in each constituency in 2001.
|UUP||216,839||26.8%||6 MPs||(South Belfast, East Antrim, South Antrim, North Down, Lagan Valley, and Upper Bann)|
|DUP||181,999||22.5%||5 MPs||(East Belfast, North Belfast, North Antrim, East Londonderry, and Strangford)|
|SF||175,392||21.7%||4 MPs||(West Belfast, Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Mid Ulster, and West Tyrone)|
|SDLP||169,865||21.0%||3 MPs||(South Down, Foyle, Newry and Armagh)|
|Vote for Yourself Party||418||0.05%|
|Ulster Third Way||116||0.01%|
I ran a predictions contest for this election which attracted 131 entries, including several prominent activists and a member of the Assembly. The results in Strangford, East Londonderry, South Antrim, Fermanagh and South Tyrone, and especially West Tyrone, came as a surprise to a majority of entrants. Nevertheless, four people, Cai Larsen, Seth Speirs, Killian Forde and Tom Nolan, all correctly guessed the winner in each one of the 18 seats. Cai Larsen had the best prediction of the local government elections of the four, and so was declared the overall winner.
See also: The Jenkins Report | 2001 local government election | List of all 2001 candidates
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, 9 June 2001;
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