Banbridge District Council Elections, 1993-2011

The 2011 contest saw the UUP pick up two seats from the DUP thereby becoming the largest party on the council. Overall, Banbridge was the UUP's best result of the election with 33.8% of the first preference vote. Sinn Fein also gained a seat in Dromore from their rivals in the SDLP.

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Map by Conal Kelly

Electoral Area 2011 Result 2005 Result 2001 Result 1997 Result 1993 Result
Dromore 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 SF 3 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP 3 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP 3 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP
Town 2 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance 2 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance 3 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance 3 UUP, 1 Ind, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP 4 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance
Knockiveagh 3 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 SF 2 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 SF 2 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Ind 3 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP, 1 Ind 3 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP, 1 Ind


Summary

2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Votes by Party:
UUP: 6,167 (33.8%), 7 councillors
DUP: 5,904 (32.4%), 5 councillors
SDLP: 2,409 (13.2%), 2 councillors
SF: 2,071 (11.4%), 2 councillors
Alliance: 892 (4.9%), 1 councillor
TUV: 458 (2.5%)
Ind: 335 (1.8%)
Votes by Party:
DUP: 7,251 (38.3%), 7 councillors
UUP: 6,122 (32.4%), 5 councillors
SDLP: 2,999 (15.9%), 3 councillors
SF: 1,187 (6.3%), 1 councillor
Alliance: 856 (4.5%), 1 councillor
Ind: 498 (2.6%)
Votes by Party:
UUP: 7,702 (37.4%), 7 councillors
DUP: 5,697 (27.7%), 5 councillors
SF: 755 (3.7%)
SDLP: 3,957 (19.2%), 3 councillors
Alliance: 420 (2.0%), 1 councillor
UKUP: 776 (3.8%)
NIUP: 45 (0.3%)
Ind: 1,216 (5.9%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
UUP: 8,408 (52.4%), 9 councillors
DUP: 2,454 (15.3%), 3 councillors
SDLP: 2,870 (17.9%), 3 councillors
Alliance: 822 (5.1%)
Ind: 1,501 (9.3%), 2 councillors
Votes by Party:
UUP: 9,418 (57.6%), 10 councillors
DUP:2,203 (13.5%), 2 councillors
SDLP: 3,705 (22.7%), 3 councillors
Alliance: 289 (1.8%), 1 councillor
Ind: 732 (4.4%), 1 councillor
Electorate: 32,834; votes cast: 18,524;
spoilt votes: 288 (1.6%); valid votes: 18,236 (98.4%)
Electorate: 30,303; votes cast: 19,226;
spoilt votes: 313 (1.6%); valid votes: 18,913 (98.4%)
Electorate: 30,025; votes cast: 20,897;
spoilt votes: 329 (1.6%); valid votes: 20,568 (98.4%)
Electorate: 28,268; votes cast: 16,275;
spoilt votes: 220 (1.3%); valid votes: 16,055 (98.7%)
Electorate: ; votes cast: ; spoilt votes: (%); valid votes: (%)

2001 Census: 13,024 "Catholic" (31.47%); 27,337 "Protestant" (66.04%); 97 Other (0.23%); 934 None (2.26%)

See also results from 1985-89 and 1973-81.
For a draft version of the full counts in Banbridge elections from 1993 to 2001, please click here.



Dromore

Westminster seat: Lagan Valley/South Down
Includes these wards: Ballyward, Dromore North, Dromore South, Gransha, Quilly


2011 Results


UUP and SF gain from DUP and SDLP.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Paul Rankin, (DUP) 967
Hazel Gamble, (DUP) 943
Carol Black, (UUP) 820
Olive Mercer, (UUP) 707

Norah Beare, (DUP) 685
Paul Gribben, (SF) 597

Louis Boyle, (SDLP) 488
David Griffin, (Alliance) 409
Lyle Rea, (TUV) 249
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,595 (44.2%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,527 (26.0%), 2 seats
SF: 597 (10.2%), 1 seat
SDLP: 488 (8.3%)
Alliance: 409 (7.0%)
TUV: 249 (4.2%)

Electorate: 10,290; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,924 spoilt votes: 59 (1.0%);
valid votes: 5,865 (99.0%); quota: 978


2008 By-Election Results

UUP hold


First Count Exclude Drake + Corry Exclude Griffin Exclude Gribben Exclude Harbinson
Carol Black UUP 912 25 937 182 1119 75 1194 377 1571
Paul Stewart DUP 1069 5 1074 53 1127 51 1178 330 1508
Keith Harbinson TUV 739 3 742 59 801 27 828 -828
Paul Gribben SF 350 157 507 60 567 -567


David Griffin Alliance 357 122 479 -479




John Drake SDLP 290 -290






Helen Corry Green 59 -59






Electorate 9,688; votes cast 3,793 (39.2%); spoilt votes 17 (0.4%); valid votes 3,776.

UUP 24.2% (-7.1%); DUP 28.3% (-21.5%); TUV 19.6%; SF 9.3% (+2.1%); Alliance 9.5%; SDLP 7.7% (-4.1%); Green 1.6%

2005 Results

DUP gain from UUP.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Tyrone Howe, (UUP) 1304
Norah Beare, (DUP) 1292
Paul Rankin, (DUP) 870
David Herron, (DUP) 838
Cassie McDermott, (SDLP) 712

William Martin, (UUP) 580
Francis Branniff, (SF) 429
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,000 (49.8%), 3 seats
UUP: 1,184 (31.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 712 (11.8%), 1 seat
SF: 429 (7.1%)

Electorate: 9,542; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,119; spoilt votes: 94 (1.5%);
valid votes: 6,025; quota: 1,005

2001 Results

DUP gain from UUP.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Paul Rankin, (DUP) 1,375

Cassie McDermott, (SDLP) 1,202
David Herron, (DUP) 1,032
Norah Beare, (UUP) 896
William Martin, (UUP) 894
Thompson Howe, (UUP) 685
Joseph Boyd McIlwaine, (NIUP) 45
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,475 (40.4%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,407 (39.3%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,202 (19.6%), 1 seat
NIUP: 45 (0.7%)

Electorate: 9,149; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,232; spoilt votes: 103 (1.6%);
valid votes: 6,129 (98.4%); quota: 1,022
2001 Census: 2,737 "Catholic" (21.86%); 9,420 "Protestant" (75.24%); 25 Other (0.20%); 338 None (2.70%)

24 May 2000 By-Election Results

DUP win

First Preferences McDermott votes
Paul Rankin (DUP) 1603 +27 1630
Gavin Hughes (UUP) 1251 +173 1424
Liam McDermott (SDLP) 521 -521 -

Electorate: 8,972; seat: 1; votes cast: 3,397; spoilt votes: 22 (0.6%);
valid votes: 3,375 (99.4%); quots: 1,688


1997 Results

No change.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
William McCracken, (UUP) 1,358
Tom Gribben, (UUP) 667
William Martin, (UUP) 709
David Herron, (DUP) 770
Cassie McDermott, (SDLP) 729

Robert Hill, (Ind U) 289
Julian Crozier, (Alliance) 202
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,734 (57.8%), 3 seats
DUP: 770 (16.4%), 1 seat
SDLP: 729 (15.4%), 1 seat
Alliance: 202 (4.3%)
Ind U: 289 (6.1%)

Electorate: 8,457; seats: 5; votes cast: 4,787; spoilt votes: 48 (1.0%);
valid votes: 4,739 (99.0%); quota: 787

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Drew Nelson, (UUP) 980
Catherine McDermott, (SDLP) 951
David Herron, (DUP) 873
William John Martin, (UUP) 771
William McCracken, (UUP) 745

Robert Samuel Hill, (UUP) 673
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,169 (63.5%), 3 seats
DUP: 873 (17.5%), 1 seat
SDLP: 951 (19.0%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,917; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,063; spoilt votes: 70 (0.9%);
valid votes: 4,993 (99.1%); quota: 833

2011: **DUP 44%, **UUP 26%, *SF 10%, SDLP 8%, Alliance 7%, TUV 4%
2008: *UUP 24%, DUP 28%, TUV 20%, SF 9%, Alliance 9%, SDLP 8%, Green 2%
2005: ***DUP 50%, *UUP 31%, *SDLP 12%, SF 7%
2001: **UUP 40%, **DUP 39%, *SDLP 20%, NIUP 1%
(2000 By-Election: *DUP 48%, UUP 37%, SDLP 15%)
1997: ***UUP 58%, *DUP 16%, *SDLP 15%, Ind U 6%, Alliance 4%
1993: ***UUP 64%, *SDLP 19%, *DUP 18%


Banbridge Town

Westminster seat: Upper Bann
Includes these wards: Ballydown, Banbridge West, Edenderry, Fort, Seapatrick, The Cut


2011 Results

No change.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Joan Baird, (UUP) 1466
Junior McCrum, (DUP) 1038
Ian Burns, (UUP) 676
Sheila McQuaid, (Alliance) 483
Jim McElroy, (DUP) 473

Vincent McAleenan, (SF) 435
Marie Hamilton, (SDLP) 367

Dessie Ward, (Ind) 335
Cassie McDermott, (SDLP) 316
John McKinstry, (DUP) 308
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,142 (36.3%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,819 (30.8%), 2 seats
SDLP: 683 (11.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 483 (8.2%), 1 seat
SF: 435 (7.4%),
Ind: 335 (5.7%)

Electorate: 11,532; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,021; spoilt votes: 124 (2.1%);
valid votes: 5,897 (97.9%); quota: 843


2005 Results

DUP gain from UUP.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Joan Baird, (UUP) 1501
Patrick McAleenan, (SDLP) 1236
Jim McElroy, (DUP) 1089
Junior McCrum, (DUP) 947
Frank McQuaid, (Alliance) 556
Ian Burns, (UUP) 549

Derick Bell, (UUP) 331
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,381 (38.3%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,036 (32.8%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,236 (19.9%), 1 seat
Alliance: 556 (9.0%), 1 seat

Electorate: 10,610; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,311; spoilt votes: 102 (1.6%);
valid votes: 6,209 (98.4%); quota: 888

2001 Results

Alliance gain from Ind. 
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Kathleen Joan Baird, (UUP) 1,979

Patrick McAleenan, (SDLP) 1,404
Jim McElroy, (DUP) 774

Kyle Ferguson, (DUP) 697
Ian Burns, (UUP) 485
Derick William Bell, (UUP) 458
Frank Downey, (Ind) 448
Frank McQuaid, (Alliance) 420
David Hudson, (UKUP) 389
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,922 (41.4%), 3 seats
DUP: 1,471 (20.8%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,404 (19.9%), 1 seat
Alliance: 420 (6.0%), 1 seat
UKUP: 389 (5.5%)
Ind: 448 (6.4%)

Electorate: 10,939; seats: 6; votes cast: 7,172; spoilt votes: 118 (1.6%);
valid votes: 7,054 (98.4%); quota: 1,008
2001 Census: 5,115 "Catholic" (33.19%); 9,891 "Protestant" (64.19%); 43 Other (0.28%); 361 None (2.34%)

1997 Results


DUP and Ind gain from UUP and Alliance. 
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Joan Baird, (UUP) 1,438
Jim Walsh, (Ind) 809
William Bell, (UUP) 602
Cyril Vage, (DUP) 581
Mel Byrne, (SDLP) 534

Frank McQuaid, (Alliance) 423
Derick Bell, (UUP) 390
Ian Burns, (UUP) 359
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,789 (54.3%), 3 seats
DUP: 581 (11.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 534 (10.4%), 1 seat
Alliance: 423 (8.2%)
Ind: 809 (15.8%), 1 seat

Electorate: 10,351; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,215; spoilt votes: 79 (1.5%);
valid votes: 5,136 (98.5%); quota: 734

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
James Walsh, (SDLP) 1,186
Kathleen Joan Baird, (UUP) 1,352
Archie McKelvey, (UUP) 722
John Forsythe Dobson, (UUP) 517
Ian Burns, (UUP) 507

Margaret Elizabeth Ellen Davis, (DUP) 353
Frank McQuaid, (Alliance) 289
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,098 (62.9%), 4 seats
SDLP: 1,186 (24.1%), 1 seat
DUP: 353 (7.2%)
Alliance: 289 (5.8%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,533; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,014; spoilt votes: 88 (1.8%);
valid votes: 4,926 (98.2%); quota: 704

2011: **UUP 36%, **DUP 31%, *SDLP 12%, *Alliance 8%, SF 7%, Ind 6%
2005: **UUP 38%, **DUP 33%, *SDLP 20%, *Alliance 9%
2001: ***UUP 41%, *DUP 21%, *SDLP 20%, *Alliance 6%, Ind 6%, UKUP 6%
1997: ***UUP 54%, *Ind 16%, *DUP 11%, *SDLP 10%, Alliance 8%
1993: ****UUP 63%, *SDLP 24%, DUP 7%, *Alliance 6%


Knockiveagh

Westminster seat: South Down/Upper Bann
Includes these wards: Bannside, Gilford, Katesbridge, Lawercetown, Loughbrickland, Rathfriland


2011 Results

UUP gain from DUP. 
(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Seamus Doyle, (SDLP) 1238
Elizabeth Ingram, (UUP) 1135
Brendan Curran, (SF) 1039
David Herron, (DUP) 869
John Hanna, (UUP) 691
Glenn Barr, (UUP) 672

Ian Wilson, (DUP) 621
Stephen Herron, (TUV) 209
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,498 (38.6%), 3 seats
DUP: 1,490 (23.0%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,238 (19.1%), 1 seat
SF: 1,039 (16.0%), 1 seat
TUV: 209 (3.2%)

Electorate: 11,012; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,579; spoilt votes: 105 (1.6%);
valid votes: 6,474 (98.4%); quota: 925


2005 Results

SF gain from Ind.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Seamus Doyle, (SDLP) 1051
Stephen Herron, (DUP) 1026
John Ingram, (UUP) 878
Dessie Ward, (SF) 758
Wilfred McFadden, (DUP) 740
John Hanna, (UUP) 593

Malachy McCartan, (Ind) 498
Ian Wilson, (DUP) 449
John McCallister, (UUP) 386
David Griffin, (Alliance) 300
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,215 (33.2%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,857 (27.8%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,051 (15.7%), 1 seat
SF: 758 (11.3%), 1 seat
Ind: 498 (7.5%)
Alliance: 300 (4.5%)

Electorate: 10,151; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,796; spoilt votes: 117 (1.7%);
valid votes: 6,679 (98.3%); quota: 955

2001 Results

DUP gain from UUP.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Seamus Doyle, (SDLP) 1,351
John Ingram, (UUP) 1,202
Wilfred McFadden, (DUP) 1,084
Malachy McCartan, (Ind) 768

Brendan Curran, (SF) 755
Stephen Herron, (DUP) 735
John Hanna, (UUP) 617

Violet Cromie, (UUP) 486
Stephen Briggs, (UKUP) 387
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,305 (31.2%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,819 (24.6%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,351 (18.3%), 1 seat
SF: 755 (10.2%)
UKUP: 387 (5.2%)
Ind: 768 (10.4%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,937; seats: 6; votes cast: 7,493; spoilt votes: 108 (1.4%);
valid votes: 7,385 (98.6%); quota: 1,056
2001 Census: 5,172 "Catholic" (38.42%); 8,026 "Protestant" (59.62%); 29 Other (0.22%); 235 None (1.75%)

1997 Results


No change.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
John Ingram, (UUP) 1,129
Wilfred McFadden, (DUP) 1,103
Seamus Doyle, (SDLP) 946
John Hanna, (UUP) 799
Violet Cromie, (UUP) 671
Malachy McCartan, (Ind) 692

Oliver Moore, (SDLP) 661
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,599 (43.3%), 3 seats
SDLP: 1,607 (26.8%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,103 (18.4%), 1 seat
Ind: 692 (11.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,460; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,273; spoilt votes: 272 (4.3%);
valid votes: 6,001 (95.7%); quota: 886

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Seamus Doyle, (SDLP) 1,229
John Ingram, (UUP) 1,083
Wilfred McFadden, (DUP) 977
Violet Wilhelmina Cromie, (UUP) 782
Laurence Francis McCartan, (Ind) 732
John Leslie Hanna, (UUP) 672

Samuel George Walker, (UUP) 614
Liam McDermott, (SDLP) 339
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,151 (49.0%), 3 seats
SDLP: 1,568 (24.4%), 1 seat
DUP: 977 (15.2%), 1 seat
Ind: 732 (11.4%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,323; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,535; spoilt votes: 107 (1.6%);
valid votes: 6,428 (98.4%); quota: 919

2011: ***UUP 39%, *DUP 23%, *SDLP 19%, *SF 16%, TUV 3%
2005: **DUP 33%, **UUP 28%, *SDLP 16%, *SF 11%, Ind 8%, Alliance 5%
2001: **UUP 31%, **DUP 25%, *SDLP 18%, *Ind 10%, SF 10%, UKUP 5%
1997: ***UUP 43%, *SDLP 26%, *DUP 18%, *Ind 11%
1993: ***UUP 49%, *SDLP 24%, *DUP 15%, *Ind 11%


Banbridge District Council Election Results Since 1973

historical chart

Pre-1993 results from Flackes and Elliott's Northern Ireland - a Political Directory

2011: UUP 7, DUP 5, SDLP 2, SF 2, Alliance 1
2005: DUP 7, UUP 5, SDLP 3, SF 1, Alliance 1
2001: UUP 7, DUP 5, SDLP 3, Inds 1, Alliance 1
1997: UUP 9, SDLP 3, DUP 3, Inds 2
1993: UUP 10, SDLP 3, DUP 2, Ind 1, Alliance 1
1989: UUP 9, SDLP 3, DUP 2, Ind 1
1985: UUP 8, SDLP 3, DUP 3, Ind 1
1981: UUP 8, DUP 4, SDLP 2, Ind 1
1977: UUP 8, DUP 3, SDLP 2, Loy 1, Ind 1
1973: UUP 11, SDLP 1, Oth 3

NB: 17 councillors since 1993 election, 15 before that. Boundaries changed in 1985 and again in 1993.


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