Dungannon Borough Council Elections 1993 - 2011

Sinn Fein lost some ground in 2011 in Dungannon, seeing a five percent drop in their share of the vote and losing a seat to the DUP in Clogher Valley. The SDLP also lost a seat in Dungannon Town to Independent and former Sinn Fein councillor Barry Monteith.

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Map by Conal Kelly

Electoral Area 2011 Result 2005 Result 2001 Result 1997 Result 1993 Result
Blackwater 2 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SF, 1 SDLP 3 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP 3 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP
Clogher Valley 2 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 SF, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP 2 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 SF, 1 DUP 2 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 SF, 1 DUP
Dungannon Town 2 DUP, 2 SF, 1 Ind, 1 UUP 2 SF, 2 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 SF, 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP 2 UUP, 1 SF, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 DL 2 UUP, 1 SF, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 DL
Torrent 4 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP 4 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP 3 SF, 1 UUP, 1 Ind, 1 SDLP 3 SF, 1 UUP, 1 Ind, 1 SDLP 3 SF, 1 UUP, 1 Ind, 1 SDLP

Summary

2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Votes by Party:
SF: 8,300 (34.5%), 8 councillors
DUP: 5,259 (21.8%), 6 councillors
UUP: 4,523 (18.8%), 4 councillors
SDLP: 3,356 (13.9%), 3 councillors
Ind: 2,039 (8.5%), 1 councillor
TUV: 408 (1.7%)
Alliance: 206 (0.9%)
Votes by Party:
SF: 9,992 (39.6%), 9 councillors
DUP: 6,132 (24.3%), 5 councillors
UUP: 4,436 (17.6%), 4 councillors
SDLP: 3,726 (14.8%), 4 councillors
Ind: 923 (3.7%)
Votes by Party:
UUP: 6,380 (22.8%), 6 councillors
DUP: 4,921 (17.6%), 3 councillors
SF: 10,076 (36.0%), 8 councillors
SDLP: 4,824 (17.2%), 4 councillors
Ind: 1,793 (6.4%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
UUP: 7,445 (30.3%), 8 councillors
DUP: 3,440 (14.0%), 3 councillors
SF: 7,382 (30.0%), 5 councillors
SDLP: 4,468 (18.2%), 4 councillors
Alliance: 269 (1.1%)
DL: 412 (1.7%), 1 councillor
Ind: 1,183 (4.8%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
UUP: 7,680 (31.8%), 8 councillors
DUP: 3,562 (14.8%), 3 councillors
SF: 5,818 (24.1%), 5 councillors
SDLP: 4,934 (20.4%), 4 councillors
DL: 457 (1.9%), 1 councillor
Ind: 1,685 (7.0%), 1 councillor
Electorate: 37,282; votes cast: 24,521; spoilt votes: 430 (1.8%); valid votes: 24,091 (98.2%) Electorate: 34,666; votes cast: 25,551; spoilt votes: 341 (1.3%); valid votes: 25,210 (98.7%) Electorate: 34,985; votes cast: 28,491; spoilt votes: 497 (1.7%); valid votes: 27,994 (98.3%) Electorate: 33,750; votes cast: 25,008; spoilt votes: 409 (1.6%); valid votes: 24,599 (98.4%) Electorate: 32,187; votes cast: 24,574; spoilt votes: 438 (1.8%); valid votes: 24,136 (98.2%)

2001 Census: 29,022 "Catholic" (60.80%); 18,237 "Protestant" (38.20%); 80 Other (0.17%); 396 None (0.91%)

A change in legislation in 2001 made it impossible to run as an "Independent Unionist", so a number of "Independent" candidates in 2001 would have preferred to be described as "Independent Unionists".

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


Blackwater

Westminster seat: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Includes these wards: Aughnacloy, Benburb, Caledon, Killyman, Moy

2011 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Phelim Gildernew, (SF) 1246
Roger Burton, (DUP) 1016
Sammy Brush, (DUP) 1005
Jim Hamilton, (UUP) 791

Jim Brady, (UUP) 781
Patsy Daly, (SDLP) 640

Brian Murtagh, (SF) 414
John Hobson, (TUV) 248
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,021 (32.9%), 2 seats
SF: 1,660 (27.0%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,572 (25.6%), 1 seat
SDLP: 640 (10.4%), 1 seat
TUV: 248 (4.0%)

Electorate: 8,983; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,258; spoilt votes: 117 (1.9%);
valid votes: 6,141 (98.1%); quota: 1,024

2005 Results

DUP gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Roger Burton, (DUP) 1309
Phelim Gildernew, (SF) 1095
Samuel Brush, (DUP) 995
Jim Hamilton, (UUP) 864
Patrick Daly, (SDLP) 765

Sammy Stewart, (UUP) 470
Josefa Watters, (SF) 411
Denver Thompson, (DUP) 260
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,564 (41.6%), 2 seats
SF: 1,506 (24.4%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,334 (21.6%), 1 seat
SDLP: 765 (12.4%), 1 seat

Electorate: 8,116; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,266; spoilt votes: 97 (1.5%);
valid votes: 6,169 (98.5%); quota: 1,029

2001 Results

SF gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Phelim Gildernew (SF) 1,032

Roger Burton (DUP) 991
James Ewing (DUP) 985
Patrick Daly (SDLP) 948
Derek Irwin (UUP) 801
William Hamilton (UUP) 775
David Brady (UUP) 669
Dominic Molloy (SF) 477
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,245 (33.6%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,976 (29.6%), 1 seat
SF: 1,509 (22.6%), 1 seat
SDLP: 948 (14.2%), 1 seat

Electorate: 8,102; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,785; spoilt votes: 107 (1.6%);
valid votes: 6,678 (98.4%); quota: 1,114
2001 Census: 4,419 "Catholic" (40.47%); 6,378 "Protestant" (58.41%); 23 Other (0.21%); 99 None (0.91%)

1997 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Patsy Daly (SDLP) 950

Michelle Gildernew (SF) 920
Jim Hamilton (UUP) 905
Derek Irwin (UUP) 858
Jim Brady (UUP) 799
James Ewing (DUP) 596
Robert McFarland (DUP) 453
Roger Burton (DUP) 447
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,562 (43.2%), 3 seats
DUP: 1,496 (25.2%), 1 seat
SF: 920 (15.6%)
SDLP: 950 (16.0%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,802; seats: 5; valid votes: 5,928; quota: 989

1993 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
James Ewing (DUP) 1,038

Patsy Daly (SDLP) 1,017
Jim Brady (UUP) 837
Derek Irwin (UUP) 834
Jim Hamilton (UUP) 769
Robert McFarland (DUP) 559
Anthony Fox (SF) 533
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,440 (43.7%), 3 seat
DUP: 1,597 (28.6%), 1 seat
SF: 533 (9.5%)
SDLP: 1,017 (18.2%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,461; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,685; spoilt votes: 98 (1.7%);
valid votes: 5,587 (98.3%); quota: 932

2011: **DUP 33%, *SF 27%, *UUP 26%, *SDLP 10%
2005: **DUP 42%, *SF 24%, *UUP 22%, *SDLP 12%
2001: **UUP 34%, *DUP 30%, *SF 23%, *SDLP 14%
1997: ***UUP 43%, *DUP 25%, *SDLP 16%, SF 16%
1993: ***UUP 44%, *DUP 29%, *SDLP 18%, SF 10%


Clogher Valley

Westminster seat: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Includes these wards: Augher, Ballygawley, Castlecaufield, Clogher, Fivemiletown

2011 Results

DUP gain from SF.
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Anthony McGonnell, (SDLP) 1046
Frances Burton, (DUP) 947
Sean McGuigan, (SF) 909

Colla McMahon, (SF) 874
Robert Mulligan, (UUP) 852
Wills Robinson, (DUP) 696

Winston Duff, (UUP) 390
Votes by Party:
SF: 1,783 (31.2%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,643 (28.8%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,242 (21.7%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,046 (18.3%), 1 seat

Electorate: 8,355; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,821; spoilt votes: 107 (1.8%);
valid votes: 5,714 (98.2%); quota: 953

2005 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Anthony McGonnell, (SDLP) 1134

William McIlwrath, (DUP) 837
Frances Burton, (DUP) 836
Sean McGuigan, (SF) 806
Robert Mulligan, (UUP) 773
Colla McMahon, (SF) 756

Ken Maginnis, (UUP) 479
Bronwyn McGahan, (SF) 368
Votes by Party:
SF: 1,930 (32.2%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,673 (27.9%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,252 (20.9%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,134 (18.9%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,859; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,063; spoilt votes: 74 (1.2%);
valid votes: 5,989 (98.8%); quota: 999

2001 Results

SF gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Seamus Flanagan (SF) 1,159

Anthony McGonnell (SDLP) 1,150
Robert Mulligan (UUP) 951
Johnston McIlwrath (DUP) 816
Sean McGuigan (SF) 799
Donald Beatty (UUP) 681
David Robinson (DUP) 589
Thomas Murphy (SDLP) 342
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,632 (25.1%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,405 (21.7%), 1 seat
SF: 1,958 (30.2%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,492 (23.0%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,827; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,614; spoilt votes: 127 (1.9%);
valid votes: 6,487 (98.1%); quota: 1,082
2001 Census: 5,803 "Catholic" (54.43%); 4,811 "Protestant" (45.12%); 6 Other (0.06%); 42 None (0.39%)

1997 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

Noel Mulligan (UUP) 1,097
Anthony McGonnell (SDLP) 1,083
Seamus Flanagan (SF) 1,028
Johnston McIlwrath (DUP) 989
Robert Mulligan (UUP) 857
Margaret Monaghan (SDLP) 499
Brian Kilpatrick (SF) 339
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,954 (33.2%), 2 seats
DUP: 989 (16.8%), 1 seat
SF: 1,367 (23.2%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,582 (26.8%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,503; seats: 5; valid votes: 5,892; quota: 983

1993 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Noel Mulligan (UUP) 1,107

Raymond McMahon (SF) 1,141
Anthony McGonnell (SDLP) 1,065
Johnston McIlwrath (DUP) 1,060
Robert Mulligan (UUP) 861
Bernadette McGirr (SDLP) 631
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,968 (33.5%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,060 (18.1%), 1 seat
SF: 1,141 (19.5%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,696 (28.9%), 1 seat

Electorate: 7,228; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,964; spoilt votes: 99 (1.7%);
valid votes: 5,865 (98.3%); quota: 978

2011: *SF 31%, **DUP 29%, *UUP 22%, *SDLP 18%
2005: **SF 32%, *DUP 28%, *UUP 21%, *SDLP 19%
2001: **SF 30%, *UUP 25%, *SDLP 23%, *DUP 22%
1997: **UUP 33%, *SDLP 27%, *SF 23%, *DUP 17%
1993: **UUP 34%, *SDLP 29%, *SF 19%, *DUP 18%


Dungannon Town

Westminster seat: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Includes these wards: Ballysaggart, Coolhill, Drumglass, Killymeal, Moygashel, Mullaghmore

2005 Results

Ind gain from SDLP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Barry Monteith, (Ind) 1046
Maurice Morrow, (DUP) 864
Walter Cuddy, (UUP) 721
Larry McLarnon, (SF) 693
Bronwyn McGahan, (SF) 472
Kim Ashton, (DUP) 387

Vincent Currie, (SDLP) 311
Malachy Quinn, (SDLP) 237
Hannah Su, (Alliance) 206
Sammy Stewart, (UUP) 170
Denis Boyd, (TUV) 160
Votes by Party:
DUP: 1,251 (23.8%), 2 seats
SF: 1,165 (22.1%), 2 seats
Ind: 1,046 (19.9%), 1 seat
UUP: 891 (16.9%), 1 seat
SDLP: 548 (10.4%),
Alliance: 206 (3.9%),
TUV: 160 (3.0%)

Electorate: 8,814; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,369; spoilt votes: 102 (1.9%);
valid votes: 5,267 (98.1%); quota: 753

2005 Results

DUP gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Maurice Morrow, (DUP) 1029
Vincent Currie, (SDLP) 871
Walter Cuddy, (UUP) 835
John McLarnon, (SF) 817
Barry Monteith, (SF) 713
Gilbert Greenaway, (DUP) 497

Tony Slevin, (SF) 377
Victor McNickle, (UUP) 283
Votes by Party:
SF: 1,907 (35.2%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,526 (28.1%), 2 seats
UUP: 1,118 (20.6%), 1 seat
SDLP: 871 (16.1%), 1 seat

Electorate: 8,281; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,502; spoilt votes: 80 (1.5%);
valid votes: 5,422 (98.5%); quota: 775

2001 Results

SF gain from Dem Left. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
John McLarnon (SF) 1,138

Vincent Currie (SDLP) 1,110
Maurice Morrow (DUP) 873
Walter Cuddy (UUP) 853
Barry Monteith (SF) 813
Lord Maginnis (UUP) 740
Gerry Cullen (Ind) 549
Derek Greenaway (DUP) 363
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,593 (24.7%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,236 (19.2%), 1 seat
SF: 1,951 (30.3%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,110 (17.3%), 1 seat
Ind: 549 (8.5%)

Electorate: 8,742; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,530; spoilt votes: 91 (1.4%);
valid votes: 6,439 (98.6%); quota: 920
2001 Census: 6,641 "Catholic" (55.25%); 4,135 "Protestant" (42.72%); 45 Other (0.37%); 199 None (1.66%)

1997 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Vincent Kelly (SF) 1,065

Maurice Morrow (DUP) 955
John Carson (UUP) 940
John Reilly (UUP) 777
Vincent Currie (SDLP) 651
Gerry Cullen (DL) 412
Edward Devlin (SF) 291
Ephrem Bogues (All) 269
Peggy Devlin (SDLP) 170
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,717 (31.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 955 (17.3%), 1 seat
SF: 1,356 (24.5%), 1 seat
SDLP: 821 (14.8%), 1 seat
Alliance: 269 (4.9%)
DL: 412 (7.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 8,715; seats: 6; valid votes: 5,530; quota: 791

1993 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Vincent Kelly (SF) 1,180

Maurice Morrow (DUP) 905
Leslie Holmes (UUP) 801
William Brown (UUP) 669
Vincent Currie (SDLP) 589
Ken Maginnis (UUP) 482
Gerry Cullen (DL) 457
Michael McGloughlin (Ind) 416
Simon Dilworth (Ind U) 174
Peggy Devlin (SDLP) 125
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,952 (33.6%), 2 seats
DUP: 905 (15.6%), 1 seat
SF: 1,180 (20.4%), 1 seat
SDLP: 714 (12.3%), 1 seat
DL: 457 (7.9%), 1 seat
Ind U: 174 (3.0%)
Ind: 416 (7.2%)

Electorate: 8,451; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,873; spoilt votes: 75 (1.3%);
valid votes: 5,798 (98.7%); quota: 791

2011: **DUP 24%, **SF 22%, *Ind 20%, *UUP 17%, SDLP 10%, Alliance 4%, TUV 3%
2005: **SF 35%, **DUP 28%, *UUP 21%, *SDLP 16%
2001: **SF 30%, **UUP 25%, *DUP 19%, *SDLP 17%, Ind 9%
1997: **UUP 31%, *SF 25%, *DUP 17%, *SDLP 15%, *Democratic Left 9%, Alliance 5%
1993: **UUP 34%, *SF 20%, *DUP 16%, *SDLP 12%, *Democratic Left 8%, Ind 7%, Ind U 3%


Torrent

Westminster seat: Mid Ulster
Includes these wards: Altmore, Coalisland North, Coalisland South, Coalisland West & Newmills, Donaghmore, Washing Bay

2011 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Mickey Gillespie, (SF) 1152
Jim Cavanagh, (SDLP) 1122
Joe O'Neill, (SF) 1050
Kenneth Reid, (UUP) 818
Dessie Donnelly, (SF) 815
Padraig Quinn, (SF) 675

Patricia Campbell, (Ind) 510
James Walshe, (Ind) 483
Johnny Chartres, (DUP) 344
Votes by Party:
SF: 3,692 (53.0%), 4 seats
SDLP: 1,122 (16.1%), 1 seat
Ind: 993 (14.2%)
UUP: 818 (11.7%), 1 seat
DUP: 344 (4.9%)

Electorate: 11,130; seats: 6; votes cast 7,073; spoilt votes: 104 (1.5%);
valid votes: 6,969 (98.5%); quota: 996

2005 Results

SF gain from Ind (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Michael Gillespie, (SF) 1392
O'Neill Michelle, (SF) 1270
Francis Molloy, (SF) 1173
Jim Cavanagh, (SDLP) 956

Jim Canning, (Ind) 923
Desmond Donnelly, (SF) 815

Norman Badger, (UUP) 732
Robert McFarland, (DUP) 369
Votes by Party:
SF: 4,650 (60.9%), 4 seats
SDLP: 956 (12.5%), 1 seat
Ind: 923 (12.1%)
UUP: 732 (9.6%), 1 seat
DUP: 369 (4.8%)

Electorate: 10,410; seats: 6; votes cast 7,720; spoilt votes: 90 (1.2%);
valid votes: 7,630 (98.8%); quota: 1,091

2001 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Francie Molloy (SF) 1,393

Michael Gillespie (SF) 1,336
Jim Cavanagh (SDLP) 1,274
Jim Canning (Ind) 1,244
Brendan Doris (SF) 985
Desmond Donnelly (SF) 944
Norman Badger (UUP) 910
Robert McFarland (DUP) 304
Votes by Party:
UUP: 910 (10.9%), 1 seat
DUP: 304 (3.6%)
SF: 4,658 (55.5%), 3 seats
SDLP: 1,274 (15.2%), 1 seat
Ind: 1,244 (14.8%), 1 seat
2001 Census: 12,159 "Catholic" (86.03%); 1,913 "Protestant" (13.53%); 6 Other (0.04%); 56 None (0.40%)

Electorate: 10,314; seats: 6; votes cast 8,562; spoilt votes: 172 (2.0%);
valid votes: 8,390 (98.0%); quota: 1,199

1997 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Francie Molloy (SF) 1,407

Norman Badger (UUP) 1,212
Jim Canning (Ind) 1,183
Michael Gillespie (SF) 1,017
Jim Cavanagh (SDLP) 832
Brendan Doris (SF) 822
Jim O'Donnell (SF) 493
Joe Gervin (SDLP) 283
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,212 (16.7%), 1 seat
SF: 3,793 (51.6%), 3 seats
SDLP: 1,115 (15.4%), 1 seat
Ind: 1,183 (16.3%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,730; seats: 6; valid votes: 7,249; quota: 1,036

1993 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Francie Molloy (SF) 1,482

Norman Badger (UUP) 1,320
Jim Canning (Ind) 1,095
Jim Cavanagh (SDLP) 825
Denise Sutton (SF) 771
Brendan Doris (SF) 711
Joe Gervin (SDLP) 362
Angela Donnelly (SDLP) 320
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,320 (19.2%), 1 seat
SF: 2,964 (43.0%), 3 seats
SDLP: 1,507 (21.9%), 1 seat
Ind: 1,095 (15.9%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,047; seats: 6; votes cast: 7,052; spoilt votes: 166 (2.4%);
valid votes: 6,886 (97.6%); quota: 1,036

2011: ****SF 53%, *SDLP 16%, Ind 14%, *UUP 12%, DUP 5%
2005: ****SF 61%, *SDLP 12%, Ind 12%, *UUP 10%, DUP 5%
2001: ***SF 56%, *SDLP 15%, *Ind 15%, *UUP 11%, DUP 4%
1997: ***SF 52%, *UUP 17%, *Ind 16%, *SDLP 15%
1993: ***SF 43%, *SDLP 22%, *UUP 19%, *Ind 16%


Dungannon Borough Council Election Results Since 1973

historical chart

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

2011: SF 8, DUP 6, UUP 4, SDLP 3, Ind 1
2005: SF 9, DUP 5, UUP 4, SDLP 4
2001: SF 8, UUP 6, SDLP 4, DUP 3, Ind 1
1997: UUP 8, SF 5, SDLP 4, DUP 3, Ind 1, DL 1
1993: UUP 8, SF 5, SDLP 4, DUP 3, Ind 1, DL 1
1989: UUP 8, SDLP 5, SF 3, DUP 3, WP 1, Oth 2
1985: UUP 8, SDLP 5, SF 4, DUP 3, Ind Nat 2
1981: UUP 8, SDLP 3, DUP 3, IIP 1, Oth 5
1977: UUP 8, SDLP 6, DUP 2, Oth 4
1973: UUP 11, SDLP 5, Nat/Unity 4

NB: 22 councillors since 1985 election; 20 councillors before that.


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