Castlereagh Borough Council Elections 1993-2011

The Alliance Party saw their share of the first preference vote increase by 9% and managed to pick up two additional seats in Central and East. These gains came largely at the expense of the DUP, who lost the overall control of Castlereagh Council that they had gained in 2005. Also of note was the Green Party gaining representation on the council for the first time, winning a seat in Castlereagh East. Castlereagh was Alliance's best result and Sinn Fein's worst result across Northern Ireland.


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Map by Conal Kelly


Electoral Area 2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Central 3 DUP, 2 Alliance, 1 UUP 4 DUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UUP 3 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 PUP 3 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UKUP 3 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 Ind U
East 4 DUP, 2 Alliance, 1 Green 5 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance 4 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 Ind 4 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 Ind U 3 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UPUP, 1 Ind U
South 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance, 1 UUP 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance 2 UUP, 2 Alliance, 1 DUP
West 2 DUP, 1 Alliance, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance 2 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 Alliance


Summary

2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Votes by Party:
DUP: 10,390 (42.6%), 11 councillors
Alliance: 6,142 (25.2%), 6 councillors
UUP: 2,717 (11.2%), 3 councillors
SDLP: 2,681 (11.0%), 2 councillors
SF: 735 (3.0%)
Green: 716 (2.9%), 1 councillor
PUP: 323 (1.3%)
TUV: 245 (1.0%)
BNP: 205 (0.8%)
Cons: 120 (0.5%)
PBP: 93 (0.4%)
Votes by Party:
DUP: 12,136 (46.5%), 13 councillors
UUP: 4,633 (17.8%), 4 councillors
Alliance: 4,219 (16.2%), 4 councillors
SDLP: 3,131 (12.0%), 2 councillors
PUP: 537 (2.1%)
SF: 395 (1.5%)
Ind: 1,026 (3.9%)
Votes by Party:
DUP: 12,084 (39.4%), 10 councillors
UUP: 6,795 (22.1%), 5 councillors
Alliance: 4,622 (15.2%), 4 councillors
SDLP: 3,512 (11.4%), 2 councillors
PUP: 1,272 (4.2%), 1 councillor
SF: 554 (1.8%)
NIWC: 306 (1.0%)
UKUP: 289 (0.9%)
Cons: 134 (0.4%)
Ind: 1,114 (3.6%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
DUP: 9,214 (44.2%), 10 councillors
UUP: 4,088 (19.6%), 5 councillors
Alliance:3,898 (18.7%), 4 councillors
SDLP: 1,707 (8.2%), 2 councillors
PUP: 367 (1.8%)
UDP: 303 (1.5%)
UKUP: 267 (1.3%), 1 councillor
U: 874 (4.2%),1 councillor
Ind: 115 (0.6%)
Votes by Party:
DUP:8,877 (44.1%), 9 councillors
Alliance: 4,412 (21.9%), 5 councillors
UUP: 4,405 (21.9%), 6 councillors
Cons: 1,104 (5.5%)
PUP: 557 (2.8%), 1 councillor
U: 759 (3.8%), 2 councillors
Electorate: 45,738; votes cast: 24,779; spoilt votes: 412 (1.7%); valid votes: 24,367 (98.3%) Electorate: 44,863; votes cast: 26,655; spoilt votes: 578 (2.2%); valid votes: 26,077 (97.8%) Electorate: 48,943; votes cast: 31,491; spoilt votes: 809 (2.6%); valid votes: 30,682 (97.4%) Electorate: 49,588; votes cast: 21,265; spoilt votes: 432 (2.0%); valid votes: 20,833 (98.0%) Electorate: 47,626; votes cast: 20,709; spoilt votes: 565 (2.7%); valid votes: 20,144 (97.3%)

2001 Census: 12,141 "Catholic" (18.26%); 51,161 "Protestant" (76.95%); 289 Other (0.59%); 2,797 None (4.21%)

* A change in legislation in 2001 made it impossible to run as an "Independent Unionist", so a number of "Independent" candidates in 2001 had previously been "Independent Unionists".

See also results from 1985-89 and 1973-81.


Castlereagh Central

Westminster seat: East Belfast
Includes these wards: Cregagh, Downshire, Lisnasharragh, Lower Braniel,
Upper Braniel, Wynchurch

2011 Results

Alliance gain from DUP (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Michael Long, (Alliance) 919
Vivienne Mccoy, (DUP) 720
Michael Copeland, (UUP) 654
Tommy Sandford, (DUP) 634
Carole Howard, (Alliance) 539
Denny Vitty, (DUP) 438

Jason Burke, (PUP) 323
Sharon Skillen, (DUP) 308
Rosaleen Hughes, (SDLP) 287
Alan Carson, (TUV) 245
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,100 (41.4%), 3 seats
Alliance: 1,458 (28.8%), 2 seats
UUP: 654 (12.9%), 1 seat
PUP: 323 (6.4%),
SDLP: 287 (5.7%),
TUV: 245 (4.8%)

Electorate: 9,341; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,171; spoilt votes: 104 (2.0%);
valid votes: 5,067 (98.0%); quota: 724

2005 Results

DUP gain from PUP (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Peter Robinson, (DUP) 1431
Michael Long, (Alliance) 905
Joanne Bunting, (DUP) 895
Michael Copeland, (UUP) 541
John Norris, (DUP) 421

Sean Mullan, (SDLP) 363
Thomas Sandford, (PUP) 356
Andrew Ramsey, (DUP) 272
Alan Carson, (Ind) 209
Alan Martin, (UUP) 152
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,019 (54.4%), 4 seats
Alliance: 905 (16.3%), 1 seat
UUP: 693 (12.5%), 1 seat
SDLP: 363 (6.5%)
PUP: 356 (6.4%)
Ind: 209 (3.8%)

Electorate: 9,735; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,700; spoilt votes: 155 (2.8%);
valid votes: 5,545 (97.2%); quota: 793

2001 Results

PUP gain from UKUP (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Peter Robinson, (DUP) 2,841
Michael Copeland, (UUP) 1,032
Michael Long, (Alliance) 769
Thomas Sandford, (PUP) 505
Sean Bosco Mullan, (SDLP) 427
Joanne Bunting, (DUP) 302
Grant Dillon, (UKUP) 289
Alan Carson, (Ind) 219
John Norris, (DUP) 161
Terence Dick, (Cons) 82
John Dunn, (DUP) 74
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,378 (50.4%), 3 seats
UUP: 1,032 (15.4%), 1 seat
Alliance: 769 (11.5%), 1 seat
PUP: 505 (7.5%), 1 seat
SDLP: 427 (6.4%)
UKUP: 289 (4.3%)
Cons: 82 (1.2%)
Ind: 219 (3.3%)

Electorate: 10,528; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,938; spoilt votes: 237 (3.4%);
valid votes: 6,701 (96.6%); quota: 958
2001 Census: 1,354 "Catholic" (9.87%); 11,744 "Protestant" (85.60%); 59 Other (0.43%); 562 None (4.10%)

1997 Results

Nominal UKUP gain from Ind U (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Peter Robinson, (DUP) 2,783
Alan Carson, (UUP) 854
Patrick Mitchell, (All) 600
Grant Dillon, (UKUP) 267
Dominic Marsella, (SDLP) 224
Ann Smith, (All) 134
John Dunn, (DUP) 87
John Norris, (DUP) 61
Alwyn McClernon, (DUP) 23
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,954 (58.7%), 3 seats
UUP: 854 (17.0%), 1 seat
Alliance: 734 (14.6%), 1 seat
UKUP: 267 (5.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 224 (4.4%)

Electorate: 11,033; seats: 6; valid votes: 5,033; quota: 720

1993 Results


(spreadsheet)
Peter Robinson, (DUP) 2,775
Patrick Mitchell, (Alliance) 782
Alan Carson, (UUP) 655
Grant Dillon, (Ind U) 340

Ann Maureen Smith, (Alliance)185
Leeburn James Stitt, (Cons) 126
Cecil Moore, (DUP) 113
Ellen Turner Gray, (UUP) 103
Mary Anna Fairfield, (DUP) 55
John Samuel Norris, (DUP) 47
John Ferris, (UUP) 28
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,990 (57.4%), 3 seats
Alliance: 967 (18.6%), 1 seat
UUP: 786 (15.1%), 1 seat
Cons: 126 (2.4%)
Ind U: 340 (6.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 11,351; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,411; spoilt votes: 202 (3.7%);
valid votes: 5,209 (96.3%); quota: 745

2011: ***DUP 41%, **Alliance 29%, *UUP 13%, PUP 6%, SDLP 6%, TUV 5%
2005: ****DUP 54%, *Alliance 16%, *UUP 12%, SDLP 6%, PUP 6%, Inds 4%
2001: ***DUP 50%, *UUP 15%, *Alliance 11%, *PUP 8%, SDLP 6%, UKUP 4%, Inds 3%, Cons 1%
1997: ***DUP 59%, *UUP 17%, *Alliance 15%, *UKUP 5%, SDLP 4%
1993: ***DUP 57%, *Alliance 19%, *UUP 15%, *Ind U 7%, Cons 2%

Best vote share in Northern Ireland for the DUP in both 1993 and 1997.
Apologies to Cllr Michael Copeland for getting his name wrong in an earlier version.


Castlereagh East

Westminster seats: East Belfast/Strangford
Includes these wards: Ballyhanwood, Carrowreagh, Dundonald, Enler, Gilnahirk, Graham's Bridge, Tullycarnet


2011 Results

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

First Count:
Gareth Robinson, (DUP) 1804
Judith Cochrane, (Alliance) 1309
Tommy Jeffers, (DUP) 760
Tim Morrow, (Alliance) 650
David Drysdale, (DUP) 649
Martin Gregg, (Green) 574

Aileen Graham, (DUP) 510
Jim White, (DUP) 441

Hazel Legge, (UUP) 417
Ann Cooper, (BNP) 205
Terry Dick, (Con) 120
Votes by Party:
DUP: 4,164 (56.0%), 4 seats
Alliance: 1,959 (26.3%), 2 seats
Green: 574 (7.7%), 1 seat
UUP: 417 (5.6%)
BNP: 205 (2.8%)
Cons: 120 (1.6%)

Electorate: 14,291; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,557; spoilt votes: 118 (1.6%);
valid votes: 7,439 (98.4%); quota: 930


2005 Results

DUP gain from Ind (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Iris Robinson, (DUP) 2090
Judith Cochrane, (Alliance) 957
Tommy Jeffers, (DUP) 857
Gareth Robinson, (DUP) 778
David Drysdale, (UUP) 618

Mervyn Bailie, (UUP) 580
Francis Gallagher, (Ind) 551
Charlie Tosh, (DUP) 426
Jim White, (DUP) 417

Hazel Legge, (UUP) 263
Colin Neill, (PUP) 181
Votes by Party:
DUP: 4,568 (59.2%), 5 seats
UUP: 1,461 (18.9%), 1 seat
Alliance: 957 (12.4%), 1 seat
Ind: 551 (7.1%)
PUP: 181 (2.3%)

Electorate: 13,902; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,897; spoilt votes: 179 (2.3%);
valid votes: 7,718 (97.7%); quota: 965


2001 Results

Ind change (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Iris Robinson, (DUP) 4,093
David Drysdale, (UUP) 1,879
Peter Osborne, (Alliance) 923
Francis Gallagher, (Ind) 650
Richard Johnston, (PUP) 466
Gillian Graham, (Alliance) 400
William Abraham, (Ind) 245
Claire Ennis, (DUP) 204
Kim Morton, (DUP) 120
Sandy Geddis, (DUP) 92
Jim White, (DUP) 87
Votes by Party:
DUP: 4,596 (50.2%), 4 seats
UUP: 1,879 (20.5%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,323 (14.4%), 1 seat
PUP: 466 (5.1%)
Ind: 895 (9.8%), 1 seat

Electorate: 15,245; seats: 7; votes cast: 9,408; spoilt votes: 249 (2.6%);
valid votes: 9,159 (97.4%); quota: 1,145
2001 Census: 637 "Catholic" (3.10%); 18,967 "Protestant" (92.31%); 76 Other (0.37%); 868 None (4.22%)

1997 Results

DUP gain from UPUP (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Iris Robinson, (DUP) 2,787
Peter Osborne, (All) 677
Sarah Cummings, (UUP) 672
William Abraham, (Ind U) 607
Michael Long, (All) 466
Blakeley McNally, (UDP) 303
Tommy Jeffers, (DUP) 172
Sandy Geddis, (DUP) 160
David Brown, (Ind) 115
Kim Morton, (DUP) 73
Sarah Seddon, (DUP) 16
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,208 (53.0%), 4 seats
Alliance: 1,143 (18.9%), 1 seat
UUP: 672 (11.1%), 1 seat
UDP: 303 (5.1%)
Ind U: 607 (10.0%), 1 seat
Ind: 115 (1.9%)

Electorate: 15,542; seats: 7; valid votes: 6,048; quota: 757

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Iris Robinson, (DUP) 2,690
Peter Osborne, (Alliance) 910
Matthew Ernest Anderson, (DUP) 232
Thomas Jeffers, (UPUP) 557
John Bell, (UUP) 477
William Hector Abraham, (Ind U) 419

David Norman Munster, (Cons) 231
Barbara Ann Finney, (Cons) 210
Wilfred (Will) Scott Kelly, (DUP) 92
Alexander (Sandy) Geddis, (DUP) 86
John Wesley Boyle, (UUP) 57
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,100 (52.0%), 3 seats
Alliance: 910 (15.3%), 1 seat
UPUP: 557 (9.3%), 1 seat
UUP: 534 (8.9%), 1 seat
Cons: 441 (7.4%)
Ind U: 419 (7.1%), 1 seat

Electorate: 15.369; seats: 7; votes cast: 6,086; spoilt votes: 125 (2.1%);
valid votes: 5,961 (97.9%); quota: 746

2011: ****DUP 56%, **Alliance 26%, *Green 8%, UUP 6%, BNP 3%, Cons 2%
2005: *****DUP 59%, *UUP 19%, *Alliance 12%, Ind 7%, PUP 2%
2001: ****DUP 50%, *UUP 21%, *Alliance 14%, *Ind 10%, PUP 5%
1997: ****DUP 53%, *Alliance 19%, *UUP 11%, *Ind U 10%, UDP 5%, Ind 2%
1993: ***DUP 52%, *Alliance 15%, *UPUP 9%, *UUP 9%, Cons 7%, *Ind U 7%


Castlereagh South

Westminster seats: South Belfast/Strangford
Includes these wards: Cairnshill, Carryduff East, Carryduff West, Knockbracken, Moneyreagh


2011 Results

No change (spreadsheet)

First Count:
James Spratt, (DUP) 1535
Geraldine Rice, (Alliance) 1269
Brian Hanvey, (SDLP) 948
John Beattie, (DUP) 823
Michael Henderson, (UUP) 591

Sean Mullan, (SDLP) 510
James Irwin, (SF) 459
Barbara McBurney, (UUP) 185
Rebecca Volley, (Green) 142
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,358 (36.5%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,458 (22.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,269 (19.6%), 1 seat
UUP: 776 (12.0%), 1 seat
SF: 459 (7.1%)
Green: 142 (2.2%)

Electorate: 12,061; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,552; spoilt votes: 90 (1.4%);
valid votes: 6,462 (98.6%); quota: 1,078


2005 Results

DUP gain from UUP (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Jimmy Spratt, (DUP) 1317
Jack Beattie, (DUP) 1219
Geraldine Rice, (Alliance) 1180
Brian Hanvey, (SDLP) 1112
Michael Henderson, (UUP) 977

Leo Van Es, (SDLP) 421
Dermot Kennedy, (SF) 395
Barbara McBurney, (UUP) 288
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,536 (36.7%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,533 (22.2%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,265 (18.3%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,180 (17.1%), 1 seat
SF: 395 (5.7%)

Electorate: 11,421; seats: 5; votes cast: 7,008; spoilt votes: 99 (1.4%);
valid votes: 6,909 (98.6%); quota: 1,152


2001 Results

No Change (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Michael Henderson, (UUP) 1,725
John Beattie, (DUP) 1,590
Geraldine Rice, (Alliance) 1,019
Christine Copeland, (SDLP) 949
Brian Joseph Hanvey, (SDLP) 940
Andrew Ramsey, (DUP) 509
Barbara McBurney, (UUP) 431
Sean Hayes, (SF) 396
Margaret Marshall, (Alliance) 381
Roger Lomas, (Cons) 52
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,156 (27.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 2,099 (26.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,889 (23.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,400 (17.6%), 1 seat
SF: 396 (4.9%)
Cons: 52 (0.6%)

Electorate: 12,212; seats: 5; votes cast: 8,151; spoilt votes: 159 (1.9%);
valid votes: 7,992 (98.1%); quota: 1,333
2001 Census: 6,047 "Catholic" (35.37%); 10,174 "Protestant" (59.52%); 127 Other (0.74%); 746 None (4.36%)

1997 Results

SDLP gain from Alliance (spreadsheet)

First Count:
John Beattie, (UUP) 1,219
Myreve Chambers, (DUP) 1,146
Arthur Hegney, (SDLP) 864
Geraldine Rice, (All) 628
Margaret Marshall, (All) 556
Michael Henderson, (UUP) 325
Andrew Ramsey, (DUP) 205
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,544 (31.2%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,351 (27.4%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,184 (23.9%), 1 seat
SDLP: 864 (17.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 11,873; seats: 5; valid votes: 4,943; quota: 824

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)

First Count:
John Beattie, (UUP) 1,003
Beatrice Myreve Chambers, (DUP) 976
Geraldine Ann Rice, (Alliance) 835
Margaret Marshall, (Alliance) 537

Charles (Charlie) McNabb Tosh, (DUP) 368
Marie Luney, (UUP) 363
Michael John Henderson, (Cons) 281
Joyce Marion Young, (Cons) 46
Votes by Party:
Alliance: 1,372 (31.1%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,366 (31.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,344 (30.5%), 1 seat
Cons: 327 (7.4%)

Electorate: 10,660; seats: 5; votes cast: 4,527; spoilt votes: 118 (2.6%);
valid votes: 4,409 (97.4%); quota: 735

2011: **DUP 36%, *SDLP 23%, *Alliance 20%, *UUP 12%, SF 7%, Green 2%
2005: **DUP 37%, *SDLP 22%, *UUP 18%, *Alliance 17%, SF 6%
2001: **UUP 27%, *DUP 26%, *SDLP 23%, *Alliance 18%, SF 5%, Cons 1%
1997: **UUP 31%, *DUP 27%, *Alliance 24%, *SDLP 17%
1993: **Alliance 31%, **UUP 31%, *DUP 30%, Cons 7%


Castlereagh West

Westminster seats: East Belfast/South Belfast
Includes these wards: Beechill, Galwally, Hillfoot, Minnowburn, Newtownbreda

2011 Results

No change (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Sara Duncan, (Alliance) 1456
Ann-Marie Beattie, (DUP) 1138
Peter O'Reilly, (SDLP) 936
Myreve Chambers, (DUP) 630
Cecil Hall, (UUP) 601

Laura Keenan, (SF) 276
Bill White, (UUP) 269
Gordon Hewitt, (PBP) 93
Votes by Party:
DUP: 1,768 (32.7%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,456 (27.0%), 1 seat
SDLP: 936 (17.3%), 1 seat
UUP: 870 (16.1%), 1 seat
SF: 276 (5.1%)
PBP: 93 (1.7%)

Electorate: 10,045; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,499; spoilt votes: 100 (1.8%);
valid votes: 5,399 (98.2%); quota: 900

2005 Results

No change (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ann-Marie Beattie, (DUP) 1417
Sara Duncan, (Alliance) 1177
Cecil Hall, (UUP) 835
Rosaleen Hughes, (SDLP) 794
Myreve Chambers, (DUP) 596

Gary Vaugh, (SDLP) 441
Bill White, (UUP) 379
Cyril Kernaghan, (Ind) 266
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,013 (34.1%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,235 (20.9%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,214 (20.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,177 (19.9%), 1 seat
Ind: 266 (4.5%)

Electorate: 9,805; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,050; spoilt votes: 145 (2.5%);
valid votes: 5,905 (97.5%); quota: 985

2001 Results

No change (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Mark Robinson, (DUP) 1,858
Cecil Hall, (UUP) 1,728
Rosaleen Hughes, (SDLP) 1,196
Sara Duncan, (Alliance) 1,130
Eileen Cairnduff, (NIWC) 306
Frederick Ferguson, (PUP) 301
Sean Montgomery, (SF) 158
Charles Tosh, (DUP) 92
Vivienne Stevenson, (DUP) 61
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,011 (29.4%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,728 (25.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,196 (17.5%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,130 (16.6%), 1 seat
NIWC: 306 (4.5%)
PUP: 301 (4.4%)
SF: 158 (2.3%)

Electorate: 10,958; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,994; spoilt votes: 164 (2.3%);
valid votes: 6,830 (97.7%); quota: 1,139
2001 Census: 4,103 "Catholic" (27.12%); 10,276 "Protestant" (67.91%); 131 Other (0.87%); 621 None (4.10%)

1997 Results

SDLP gain from UUP (spreadsheet)

First Count:
William Clulow (DUP) 952
Cecil Hall, (UUP) 744
Sara Duncan, (All) 697
Rosaleen Hughes, (SDLP) 619
Simon Robinson, (DUP) 607
Samuel Johnston, (PUP) 367
Marie Luney, (UUP) 274
Ernest Harper, (Ind U) 267
Thomas Scott, (DUP) 142
Malcolm Gilmore (All) 140
Votes by Party:
DUP: 1,701 (35.4%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,018 (21.2%), 1 seat
Alliance: 837 (17.4%), 1 seat
SDLP: 619 (12.9%), 1 seat
PUP: 367 (7.6%)
Ind U: 267 (5.5%)

Electorate: 11,140; seats: 5; valid votes: 4,809; quota: 802

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)

First Count:
John David Taylor, (UUP) 1,549
Ernest Sanderson Harper, (DUP) 989
David Gilmore Andrews, (Alliance) 925
William Clulow, (DUP) 365

Sara Gladys Duncan, (Alliance) 238
Andrew Leonard Fee, (Cons) 210
William Stanley Stevenson, (UUP) 170
William Barry Smyth, (DUP) 89
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,719 (37.9%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,443 (31.8%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,163 (25.6%), 1 seat
Cons: 210 (4.6%)

Electorate: 10,618; seats: 5; votes cast: 4,655; spoilt votes: 120 (2.6%);
valid votes: 4,535 (97.4%); quota: 756

2011: **DUP 33%, *Alliance 27%, *SDLP 17%, *UUP 16%, SF 5%, PBP 2%
2005: **DUP 34%, *SDLP 21%, *UUP 21%, *Alliance 20%, Ind 4%
2001: **DUP 29%, *UUP 25%, *SDLP 18%, *Alliance 17%, NIWC 4%, PUP 4%, SF 2%
1997: **DUP 35%, *UUP 21%, *Alliance 17%, *SDLP 13%, PUP 8%, Ind U 6%
1993: **UUP 38%, **DUP 32%, *Alliance 26%, Cons 5%


Castlereagh Borough Council Election Results Since 1973

historical chart

2011: DUP 11, Alliance 6, UUP 3, SDLP 2, Green 1
2005: DUP 13, UUP 4, Alliance 4, SDLP 2
2001: DUP 10, UUP 5, Alliance 4, SDLP 2, PUP 1, Ind 1
1997: DUP 10, UUP 5, Alliance 4, SDLP 2, UKUP 1, Ind U 1
1993: DUP 9, UUP 6, Alliance 5, PUP 1, Ind U 2
1989: DUP 9, UUP 6, Alliance 4, UPUP 1, Ind U 1
1985: DUP 10, OUP 8, Alliance 3
1981: DUP 9, UUP 5, Alliance 4, Ind 1
1977: Alliance 7, UUP 6, DUP 2, DUP/UUUC 2, Ind 1, Ind U 1
1973: UUP 8, Alliance 5, U Loy 2, Ind U 2, Loy Coal 1, Ind 1

NB: 23 councillors since 1993 election, 21 for 1985 & 1989. 19 for 1973, 1977 & 1981.


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