North Down Borough Council Elections 1993-2011

The DUP were the big winners in North Down in 2011. They saw their share of the vote increase by almost five percent and managed to pick up three additional seats for a total of eleven. All three of their gains came at the expense of the UUP who saw their representation on the new council halved. The Greens lost their Bangor West seat (their previous candidate stood successfully as an Independent) but they were able to compensate with a gain in Abbey.

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Map by Conal Kelly


Electoral Area 2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Abbey 4 DUP, 1 Alliance, 1 Green 3 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Alliance 2 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UKUP 1 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UKUP, 1 DUP, 1 PUP, 1 Con 2 UPUP, 1 DUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UUP, 1 Con
Ballyholme &
Groomsport
3 DUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UUP, 2 Ind 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Alliance, 2 Ind 2 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 DUP, 1 NIWC, 2 Ind 2 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 UKUP, 1 Con, 1 Ind U, 1 Ind 2 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 DUP, 1 Con, 1 Action 93, 1 Ind
Hollywood 2 Alliance, 2 DUP, 1 UUP 2 UUP, 2 Alliance, 1 DUP 2 UUP, 1 Alliance, DUP, 1 Ind 2 Alliance, 1 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 Ind 1 Alliance, 1 UUP, 1 HPC Ind, 1 Con, 1 Ind
Bangor West 2 DUP, 2 Alliance, 2 UUP, 1 Ind 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 2 Alliance, 1 Green 2 UUP, 2 Alliance, 1 UKUP, 1 DUP, 1 Ind 2 UUP, 2 Alliance, 1 UKUP, 1 PUP, 1 Ind 2 Alliance, 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 Con, 1 Ind U


2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Votes by Party:
DUP: 9,031 (36.2%), 11 councillors
Alliance: 4,561 (18.3%), 6 councillors
Ind: 4,224 (16.9%), 3 councillors
UUP: 3,472 (13.9%), 4 councillors
Green: 1,834 (7.4%), 1 councillor
Con: 727 (2.9%)
UKIP: 427 (1.7%)
Cmty Prtshp: 359 (1.4%),
SDLP: 298 (1.2%)
Votes by Party:
DUP: 8,901 (31.4%), 8 councillors
UUP: 6,055 (21.5%), 8 councillors
Alliance: 4,533 (16.0%), 6 councillors
Green: 2,548 (9.1%), 1 councillor
NIWC: 738 (2.6%)
UKUP: 734 (2.6%)
PUP: 651 (2.3%)
SDLP: 525 (1.9%)
Cons: 353 (1.3%)
Ind: 3,114 (11.1%), 2 councillors
Votes by Party:
UUP: 8,883 (27.3%), 8 councillors
DUP: 4,631 (14.3%), 5 councillors
Alliance: 5,718 (17.6%), 5 councillors
PUP: 1,167 (3.6%)
UKUP: 3,034 (9.3%), 2 councillors
Cons: 551 (1.7%)
NIUP: 188 (0.6%)
NIWC: 1,166 (3.6%), 1 councillor
Ind*: 7,159 (22.0%), 4 councillors
Votes by Party:
UUP: 4,216 (22.4%), 6 councillors
DUP: 1,762 (9.4%), 2 councillors
Alliance: 4,152 (22.1%), 6 councillors
PUP: 783 (4.2%), 2 councillors
UKUP: 1,758 (9.3%), 3 councillors
UDP: 131 (0.6%)
U: 1,610 (8.6%), 1 councillor
Cons: 1,372 (7.3%), 2 councillors
Ind*: 3,023 (16.1%), 3 councillors
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,709 (18.7%), 6 councillors
DUP: 3,218 (16.2%), 3 councillors
Alliance: 4,520 (22.7%), 5 councillors
UPUP: 1,173 (5.9%), 2 councillors
U: 286 (1.4%), 1 councillor
Cons: 2,198 (11.1%), 4 councillors
Ind*: 4,766 (24.0%), 4 councillors
Electorate: 54,805; votes cast: 25,404; spoilt votes: 471 (1.9%); valid votes: 24,933 (97.9%) Electorate: 52,858; votes cast: 28,963; spoilt votes: 610 (2.1%); valid votes: 28,353 (97.9%) Electorate: 56,604; votes cast: 33,279; spoilt votes: 782 (2.4%); valid votes: 32,497 (97.6%) Electorate: 56,238; votes cast: 19,167; spoilt votes: 360 (1.9%); valid votes: 18,807 (98.1%) Electorate: 54,256; votes cast: 20391; spoilt votes : 521 (2.5%); valid votes: 19,870 (97.5%)

2001 Census: 9,604 "Catholic" (12.58%); 61,431 "Protestant" (80.49%); 411 Other (0.54%); 4,877 None (6.39%)

*Three of the four candidates who had stood under the label "Action '93" in 1993, and both the candidates who ran for the "Holywood Swimming Pool Campaign" in 1993, were also independent candidates in 1997. A change in legislation in 2001 made it impossible for candidates to call themselves "Independent Unionists" so the Independent category swells still further. However on the North Down Council web-site Alan Chambers describes himself as an Independent Unionist and Brian Wilson describes himself as a Community Candidate.

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


Abbey

Westminster seat: North Down
Includes these wards: Bangor Castle, Bloomfield, Conlig, Harbour, Rathgael, Whitehill


2011 Results

DUP & Green gain from UUP.  (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ruby Cooling, (DUP) 859
Michael Bower, (Alliance) 791
Wesley Irvine, (DUP) 697
Stephen Agnew, (Green) 618
Harry Dunlop, (DUP) 536
John Montgomery, (DUP) 485

Mark Gordon, (Cmty Prtshp) 365
Heather Bingham-Steele, (UUP) 303
Aaron Jamison, (UUP) 218
Dean Russell, (Con) 126
William Ferguson, (UKIP) 102
Karen Worrall, (Cmty Prtshp) 76
Stuart Tanner, (UKIP) 73
Ed Simspon, (Ind) 44
Robert Mooney, (Ind) 35
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,577 (48.0%), 4 seats
Alliance: 791 (14.7%), 1 seat
Green: 618 (11.5%), 1 seat
Ind: 559 (10.4%)
UUP: 521 (9.7%)
UKIP: 175 (3.3%)
Con: 126 (2.3%)
  Electorate: 13,358; seats: 6; votes cast: 5,495; spoilt votes: 128 (2.3%);
valid votes: 5,367 (97.7%); quota: 767
At 41.1%, Abbey had the lowest turnout in Northern Ireland.


2005 Results

DUP gain from UKUP.  (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ruby Cooling, (DUP) 1044
Wesley Irvine, (DUP) 842
Harry Dunlop, (UUP) 756
Stephen Farry, (Alliance) 713
William Montgomery, (DUP) 622

Kelly Andrews, (Green) 378
Roberta Dunlop, (UUP) 347
Mark Gordon, (PUP) 334
Irene Cree, (Ind) 308
Valerie Kingham, (UKUP) 292
Dean Russell, (Cons) 174
Christopher Carter, (Ind) 141
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,508 (42.1%), 3 seats
UUP: 1,103 (18.5%), 2 seats
Alliance: 713 (12.0%), 1 seat
Green: 378 (6.4%)
PUP: 334 (5.6%)
UKUP: 292 (4.9%)
Cons: 174 (2.9%)
Ind: 449 (7.5%)
  Electorate: 12,675; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,154; spoilt votes: 203 (3.3%);
valid votes: 5,951 (96.7%); quota: 851


2001 Results

UUP & DUP gain from Cons & PUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ruby Cooling (DUP) 1,263
Irene Cree (UUP) 1,246
Stephen Farry (Alliance) 1,195
Valerie Kinghan (UKUP) 912
Roberta Dunlop (UUP) 843
Stewart Currie (PUP) 417
William Montgomery (DUP) 299
Karl McLean (Ind) 297
Lisa Fleming (Cons) 191
Christopher Carter (Ind) 175
Raymond Gordon (Ind) 89
Colin Dean (NIUP) 48
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,089 (30.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,562 (22.4%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,195 (17.1%), 1 seat
PUP: 417 (6.0%)
UKUP: 912 (13.1%), 1 seat
Cons: 191 (2.7%)
NIUP: 48 (0.7%)
Ind: 561
(8.0%)
  Electorate: 13,455; seats: 6; votes cast: 7,225; spoilt votes: 250 (3.5%);
valid votes: 6,975 (96.5%); quota: 997
2001 Census: 1,829 "Catholic" (10.02%); 14,981 "Protestant" (82.11%); 106 Other (0.58%); 1,329 None (7.28%)

1997 Results

PUP & UKUP gain from UPUP.  (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Stephen Farry, (All) 650
Valerie Kinghan, (UKUP) 650
Ann Thompson, (C) 597
Roberta Dunlop, (UUP) 482
Ruby Cooling, (DUP) 471
Stewart Currie, (PUP) 344
Karl McLean, (UUP) 328
Cecil Braniff, (Ind U) 165
Norman McCullough, (UDP) 131
Raymond Gordon, (Ind) 115

Votes by Party:
UUP: 810 (20.6%), 1 seat
DUP: 471 (12.0%), 1 seat
Alliance: 650 (16.6%), 1 seat
PUP: 344 (8.7%), 1 seat
UKUP: 650 (16.5%), 1 seat
UDP: 131 (3.3%)
C: 597 (15.2%), 1 seat
Ind U: 165 (4.2%)
Ind: 115 (2.9%)
  Electorate: 13,537; seats: 6; valid votes: 3,933; quota: 562

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Valerie Jane Kinghan, (UPUP) 719
Stephen Anthony Farry, (Alliance) 611
Cecil Braniff, (UPUP) 454
Ivy Rubena Cooling, (DUP) 410
Irene Ruth Cree, (UUP) 408

Geoffrey Lionel Bairsto, (DUP) 403
Ann Thompson, (Cons) 368
William Raymond Gordon, (Action 1993 Ind) 366
Karl Andrew McLean, (UUP) 199
Votes by Party:
UUP: 607 (15.5%), 1 seat
DUP: 813 (20.6%), 1 seat
Alliance: 611 (15.5%), 1 seat
UPUP: 1,173 (29.8%), 2 seats
Cons: 368 (9.3%), 1 seat
Action 1993 Ind: 366, (9.3%)

Electorate: 12,961; seats: 6; votes cast: 4,071; spoilt votes: 133 (3.3%);
valid votes: 3,938 (96.7%); quota: 563

2011: ****DUP 48%, *Alliance 15%, Green 11%, Ind 10%, UUP 10%, UKIP 3%, Cons 2%
2005: ***DUP 42%, **UUP 18%, *Alliance 12%, Green 6%, PUP 6%, UKUP 5%, Cons 3%, Ind 7%
2001: **UUP 30%, **DUP 22%, *Alliance 17%, *UKUP 13%, Inds 8%, PUP 6%, Cons 3%, NIUP 1%
1997: *UUP 21%, *Alliance 17%, *UKUP 17%, *Cons 15%, *DUP 12%, *PUP 9%, Ind U 4%, UDP 3%, Ind 3%
1993: **UPUP 30%, *DUP 21%, *Alliance 16%, *UUP 15%, *Cons 9%, Action '93 9%
(NB Gordon was an Action '93 candidate in 1993)


Ballyholme and Groomsport

Westminster seat: North Down
Includes these wards: Ballycrochan, Ballyholme, Ballymaconnell, Ballymagee, Broadway, Churchill, Groomsport


2011 Results

DUP gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Alex Easton, (DUP) 1812
Alan Chambers, (Ind) 1481
Peter Weir, (DUP) 762
Christine Bower, (Alliance) 606
Peter Martin, (DUP) 529

Adam Harbinson, (Alliance) 523
Austen Lennon, (Ind) 503

Colin Breen, (UUP) 463
Ian Henry, (UUP) 414

Paul Roberts, (Green) 390
David Symington, (Con) 235
Roberta Dunlop, (Ind) 223
Francis McCully, (UUP) 173
Pat Toms, (UKIP) 101
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,103 (37.8%), 3 seats
Ind: 2,207 (26.9%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,129 (13.7%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,050 (12.8%), 1 seat
Green: 390 (4.7%)
Con: 235 (2.9%)
UKIP: 101 (1.2%)
  Electorate: 17,062; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,322; spoilt votes: 107 (1.3%);
valid votes: 8,215 (98.7%); quota: 1,027


2005 Results

DUP gain from NIWC. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Peter Weir, (DUP) 1571
Alan Chambers, (Ind) 1557
Alexander Easton, (DUP) 1460
Thomas Fitzsimons, (Alliance) 1039

Patricia Wallace, (Women's Coalition) 738
Ian Henry, (UUP) 724
Robert Cree, (UUP) 701

Mark Brooks, (UUP) 669
Austin Lennon, (Ind) 620
Henry Gordon, (Ind) 176
Joseph Teggart, (UKUP) 68
Votes by Party:
DUP: 3,031 (32.5%), 2 seats
UUP: 2,094 (22.5%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,039 (11.1%), 1 seat
NIWC: 738 (7.9%)
UKUP: 68 (0.7%)
Ind: 2,353 (25.2%), 2 seats
  Electorate: 16,218; seats: 7; votes cast: 9,479; spoilt votes: 156 (1.6%);
valid votes: 9,323 (98.4%); quota: 1,166


2001 Results

DUP & NIWC gain from UKUP & Cons. (spreadsheet) 

First Count:
Alan Chambers (Ind) 2,099
Leslie Cree (UUP) 1,631
Austen Lennon (Ind) 1,363
Alexander Easton (DUP) 1,164
Marsden Fitzsimons (Alliance) 939
Patricia Wallace (NIWC) 657
Ian Henry (UUP) 601
Henry Gordon (UKUP) 571
Gavin Walker (Alliance) 336
Joseph Teggart (UKUP) 276
Ernest Steele (Ind) 218
Arthur Gadd (UUP) 202
Elizabeth Roche (NIUP) 140
Brian Lacey (PUP) 90
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,434 (23.6%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,164 (11.3%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,275 (12.4%), 1 seat
PUP: 90 (0.9%)
UKUP: 847 (8.2%)
NIUP: 140 (1.4%)
NIWC: 657 (6.4%), 1 seat
Ind: 3,680 (35.8%), 2 seats
  Electorate: 17,348; seats: 7; votes cast: 10,481; spoilt votes: 194 (1.9%);
valid votes: 10,287 (98.1%); quota: 1286
2001 Census: 2,045 "Catholic" (9.01%); 19,225 "Protestant" (84.70%); 97 Other (0.43%); 1,331 None (5.86%)

1997 Results

UKUP gain from DUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Alan Chambers, (Ind U) 1,218
Marsden Fitzsimmons, (All) 770
Leslie Cree, (UUP) 755
Austin Lennon, (Ind) 739
Bruce Mulligan, (Con) 498
Elizabeth Roche, (UKUP) 440
Gavin Walker, (All) 406
Marie Cree, (DUP) 375
Ian Henry, (UUP) 178
James Kingan, (UUP) 156
Ronald Dorian, (UUP) 106
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,195 (21.2%), 2 seats
DUP: 375 (6.5%)
Alliance: 1,176 (20.8%), 1 seat
UKUP: 440 (7.8%), 1 seat
Con: 498 (8.8%), 1 seat
Ind U: 1,218 (21.7%), 1 seat
Ind: 739 (13.2%) 1 seat
 

Electorate: 17,156; seats: 7; valid votes: 5,641; quota: 706


1993 Results
(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Alan Chambers, (Ind) 1,892
Raymond Thomas Stewart, (DUP) 830
Robin Leslie Cree, (UUP) 679
Thomas Marsden Fitzsimons, (Alliance) 652

Siobhan Elizabeth Laird, (Alliance) 412
Bruce Mulligan, (Cons) 326
Austen Julian Lennon, (Action 1993 Ind) 289
James Anthony John Kingan, (UUP) 229
Ian Henry, (UUP) 211
Bill McLean, (Cons) 136
Joseph Ivan Thompson, (Ind C) 131
William Palmer, (Cons) 118
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,119 (19.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 830 (14.1%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,064 (18.0%), 1 seat
Cons: 580 (9.8%), 1 seat
Action 1993 Ind: 289 (4.9%), 1 seat
Ind Cons: 131 (2.2%)
Ind: 1,892 (32.0%), 1 seat

Electorate: 15,787; seats: 7; votes cast: 6,015; spoilt votes: 110 (1.8%);
valid votes: 5,905 (98.2%); quota: 739

2011: ***DUP 38%, *Alliance 14%, *UUP 13%, Green 5%, Con 3%, UKUP 1%, **Ind 27%
2005: **DUP 32%, **UUP 22%, *Alliance 11%, NIWC 8%, UKUP 1%, **Ind 25%
2001: **Inds 36%, **UUP 24%, *DUP 11%, *Alliance 21%, UKUP 8%, *NIWC 6%, NIUP 1%, PUP 1%
1997: *Ind U 22%, **UUP 21%, *Alliance 21%, *Ind 13%, *Cons 9%, *UKUP 8%, DUP 7%
1993: *Ind U 32%, **UUP 19%, *Alliance 18%, *Cons 10%, *Action '93 5%, Ind Con 2%
(NB Lennon was an Action '93 candidate in 1993)

Holywood

Westminster seat: North Down
Includes these wards: Cultra, Craigavad, Hollywodd Demesne, Hollywood Priory, Loughview


2011 Results

DUP gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Gordon Dunne, (DUP) 1081
Andrew Muir, (Alliance) 991
Ellie Mckay, (UUP) 675

John Barry, (Green) 525
Larry Thompson, (Alliance) 401
Jennifer Gilmour, (DUP) 252

Gillian Mcgimpsey, (UUP) 250
David O'Callaghan, (Con) 185
Votes by Party:
Alliance: 1,392 (31.9%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,333 (30.6%), 2 seats
UUP: 925 (21.2%), 1 seat
Green: 525 (12.0%)
Con: 185 (4.2%)
  Electorate: 9,433; seats: 5; votes cast: 4,436; spoilt votes: 76 (1.7%);
valid votes: 4,360 (98.3%); quota: 727


2005 Results

Alliance gain from Ind. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Gordon Dunne, (DUP) 1282
David Alderdice, (Alliance) 1240
Ellie McKay, (UUP) 999
Diana Peacocke, (UUP) 603

John Barry, (Green) 577
Ian Parsley, (Alliance) 343
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,602 (31.8%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,583 (31.4%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,282 (25.4%), 1 seat
Green: 577 (11.4%)
  Electorate: 9,107; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,127; spoilt votes: 83 (1.6%);
valid votes: 5,044 (98.4%); quota: 841


2001 Results

UUP gain from Alliance. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ellie McKay (UUP) 1,346
Susan O'Brien (Alliance) 1,070
Gordon Dunne (DUP) 916
Dennis Ogborn (Ind) 815
Norma Heaton (NIWC) 509
Diana Peacocke (UUP) 491
Larry Thompson (Alliance) 436
Robert Irvine (Ind) 232
Lindsay Cumming (Cons) 188
David Rose (PUP) 122
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1, 837 (30.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 916 (15.0%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,506 (24.6%), 1 seat
PUP: 122 (2.0%)
Cons: 188 (3.0%)
NIWC: 509 (8.3%)
Ind: 1,047 (17.1%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 10,063; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,249; spoilt votes: 124 (2.0%);
valid votes: 6,125 (98.0%); quota: 1,021
2001 Census: 3,099 "Catholic" (20.99%); 10,461 "Protestant" (70.85%); 133 Other (0.90%); 1,071 None (7.25%)

1997 Results

DUP & Alliance gain from Cons & HPC Ind. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ellie McKay, (UUP) 863
Susan O'Brien, (All) 767
Dennis Ogborn, (Ind) 545
Gordon Dunne, (DUP) 417
Richard Good, (All) 434
Jimmy White, (Ind) 279
Bobby Irvine, (Ind) 240
Jennifer Cumming, (Con) 165
Jeffrey Dudgeon, (UKUP) 159
Votes by Party:
UUP: 863 (22.3%), 1 seat
DUP: 417 (10.8%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,201 (31.0%), 2 seats
UKUP: 159 (4.1%)
Con: 165 (4.3%)
Ind: 1,064 (27.5%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 10,538; seats: 5; valid votes: 3,869; quota: 645

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Dennis William Ogborn, (Ind) 871
Ellie McKay, (UUP) 835
Susan Kathleen O'Brien, (Alliance) 675

Gordon Mervyn Dunne, (DUP) 523
Laurence Kennedy, (Cons) 414
James White, (HPC Ind) 341
John William Coates, (Alliance) 339
Robert Irvine, (HPC Ind) 310
Lindsay Cumming, (Cons) 114
Votes by Party:
UUP: 835 (18.9%), 1 seat
DUP: 523 (11.8%)
Alliance: 1,014 (22.9%), 1 seat
Cons: 528 (11.9%), 1 seat
HPC Ind: 651 (14.8%), 1 seat
Ind: 871 (19.7%), 1 seat

Electorate: 10,411; seats: 5; votes cast: 4,510 ; spoilt votes: 89 (2.0%);
valid votes: 4,421 (98.0%); quota: 737

2011: **Alliance 32%, **DUP 31%, *UUP 21%, Green 12%, Con 4%
2005: **UUP 32%, **Alliance 31%, *DUP 25%, Green 11%
2001: **UUP 30%, *Alliance 25%, *Ind 17%, *DUP 15%, NIWC 8%, Cons 3%, PUP 2%
1997: **Alliance 31%, *Inds 28%, *UUP 22%, *DUP 11%, Cons 4%, UKUP 4%
(1993 by-election: "United Unionist [DUP with UUP support] 34%, *Alliance 34%, Ind [Swimming Pool] 22%, Cons 10%, Ind [Action '93] 1%)
1993: *Alliance 23%, *Ind 20%, *UUP 19%, *Holywood Swimming Pool Campaign 15%, *Cons 12%, DUP 12%

Best Alliance vote share in Northern Ireland in 2001.
(NB White and Irvine were Holywood Swimming Pool Campaign candidates in 1993)


Bangor West

Westminster seat: North Down
Includes these wards: Bryansburn, Clandeboye, Crawforsburn, Dufferin, Princetown, Silverstream, Spring Hill

2011 Results

Ind gain from Green. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Brian Wilson, (Ind) 1458
Alan Graham, (DUP) 1087
Alan Leslie, (DUP) 931
Anne Wilson, (Alliance) 808
Marion Smith, (UUP) 688
Tony Hill, (Alliance) 441

Joanne Dunlop, (Green) 301
Lian Logan, (SDLP) 298
James McKerrow, (UUP) 288

Alison Blayney, (Cmty Prtshp) 192
Julian Robertson, (Con) 181
Jamie Bryson, (Cmty Prtshp) 167
Ade Benson, (UKIP) 151
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,018 (28.9%), 2 seats
Ind: 1,458 (20.9%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,249 (17.9%), 2 seats
UUP: 976 (14.0%), 2 seats
Cmty Prtshp: 359 (5.1%)
Green: 301 (4.3%)
SDLP: 298 (4.3%)
Con: 181 (2.6%)
UKIP: 151 (2.2%)

Electorate: 14,952; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,151; spoilt votes: 160 (2.2%);
valid votes: 6,991 (97.8%); quota: 874

2005 Results

DUP & Greens gain from UKUP & Ind. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Brian Wilson, (Green) 1593
Robert Graham, (DUP) 1483
Marion Smith, (UUP) 1024
Anne Wilson, (Alliance) 757
Alan Leslie, (DUP) 597

William Logan, (SDLP) 526
Tony Hill, (Alliance) 441
James McKerrow, (UUP) 432

William Keery, (UKUP) 374
James Rea, (PUP) 317
Alan Field, (Ind) 312
Julian Robertson, (Cons) 179
Votes by Party:
DUP: 2,080 (25.9%), 2 seats
Green: 1,593 (19.8%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,456 (18.1%), 2 seats
Alliance: 1,198 (14.9%), 2 seats
SDLP: 525 (6.5%)
UKUP: 374 (4.7%)
PUP: 317 (3.9%)
Ind: 312 (3.9%)
Cons: 179 (2.2%)

Electorate: 14,858; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,203; spoilt votes: 168 (2.0%);
valid votes: 8,035 (98.0%); quota: 1,005

2001 Results

DUP gain from PUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Brian Wilson (Ind) 1,871
Marion Smith (UUP) 1,311
Anne Wilson (Alliance) 1,112
Alan Graham (DUP) 989
Royston Davies (UUP) 796
William Keery (UKUP) 676
Tony Hill (Alliance) 630
Alan Field (UKUP) 599
James Rea (PUP) 538
Evan Ward (UUP) 416
Julian Robertson (Cons) 172
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,523 (27.8%), 2 seats
DUP: 989 (10.8%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,742 (19.1%), 2 seats
PUP: 538 (5.9%)
UKUP: 1,275 (14.0%), 1 seat
Cons: 172 (1.9%)
Ind: 1871 (20.5%), 1 seat

Electorate: 15,748; seats: 7; votes cast: 9,324; spoilt votes: 214 (2.3%);
valid votes: 9,110 (97.7%); quota: 1,139
2001 Census: 2,631 "Catholic" (12.76%); 16,764 "Protestant" (81.32%); 75 Other (0.36%); 1,146 None (5.56%)

1997 Results

PUP, UKUP & Ind gain from DUP, Cons & Ind U. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Brian Wilson, (Ind) 1,090
Roy Bradford, (UUP) 699
Eileen Bell, (All) 662
William Keery, (UKUP) 509
Marian Smith, (UUP) 459
Ernest Steele, (PUP) 439
Anne Wilson, (All) 387
John Gordon, (DUP) 308
Ian Sinclair, (Ind U) 227
Alan Graham, (DUP) 191
Roy Davies, (UUP) 190
Julian Robertson, (Cons) 112
Derek Bell, (All) 76
Bob Mooney, (Ind) 15
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,348 (25.1%), 2 seats
DUP: 499 (9.3%)
Alliance: 1,125 (21.0%), 2 seats
PUP: 439 (8.2%), 1 seat
UKUP: 509 (9.5%), 1 seat
Cons: 112 (2.1%)
Ind U: 227 (4.2%)
Ind: 1,105 (20.6%), 1 seat

Electorate: 15,587; seats: 7; valid votes: 5,364; quota: 671

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Brian Wilson, (Alliance) 1,228
William John Baxter, (DUP) 805
Hazel Bradford, (UUP) 754
Helen Marie Bell, (Alliance) 603
Roy Bradford, (UUP) 394
George Green, (Cons) 342
Ian McLarnon Sinclair, (Ind U) 286
James O'Fee, (Cons) 267
Harold Blemings, (DUP) 247
Ann-Marie Foster, (Ind) 148
Ernest James Francis Steele, (P Ind) 145
Arthur Michael Gadd, (Action 1993 Ind) 115
Elizabeth Maguire, (Cons) 113
Robert Gordon Mooney, (Action 1993 Ind) 101
Edward Godfrey Lindsay, (RLGO) 58
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,148 (20.5%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,052 (18.8%), 1 seat
Alliance: 1,831 (32.7%), 2 seats
Cons: 722 (12.9%), 1 seat
Action 1993 Ind: 216 (3.8%)
RLGO: 58 (1.0%)
P Ind: 145 (2.6%)
Ind U: 286 (5.1%), 1 seat
Ind: 148 (2.6%)

Electorate: 15,097; seats: 7; votes cast: 5,795; spoilt votes: 189 (3.3%);
valid votes: 5,606 (96.7%); quota: 701

2011: **DUP 29%, *Ind 21%, **Alliance 18%, **UUP 14%, Cmty Prtshp 5%, Green 4%, SDLP 4%, Con 3%, UKIP 2%
2005: **DUP 26%, *Green 20%, **UUP 18%, **Alliance 15%, SDLP 6%, UKUP 5%, PUP 4%, Ind 4%, Con 2%
2001: **UUP 28%, *Ind 21%, **Alliance 19%, *UKUP 14%, PUP 6%, Con 2%
1997: **UUP 25%, **Alliance 21%, *Inds 21%, *UKUP 9%, DUP 9%, *PUP 8%, Ind U 4%, Con 2%
(1995 second by-election: *Alliance 40%, UUP 24%, Ind U [UKUP] 20%, DUP 16%, Ind 1%)
(1995 first by-election: *UUP 50%, Alliance 42%, Cons 7%, Ind 1%)
1993: **Alliance 33%, **UUP 20%, *DUP 19%, *Cons 13%, Inds 6%, *Ind U 5%, Action '93 4%
(NB Mooney was an Action '93 candidate in 1993)


North Down Borough Council Election Results Since 1973

historical chart

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

2011: DUP 11, Alliance 6, UUP 4, Green 1, Ind 3
2005: DUP 8, UUP 8, Alliance 6, Green 1, Ind 2
2001: UUP 8, Alliance 5, DUP 5, UKUP 2, NIWC 1, Ind 4
1997: UUP 6, Alliance 6, DUP 2, UKUP 3, Cons 2, PUP 2, Ind 3, Ind U 1
1993: UUP 6, Alliance 5, DUP 3, Cons 4, UPUP 2, Ind 4, Ind U 1
1989: Cons 6, UUP 5, Alliance 4, DUP 4, UPUP 2, Ind 2, Ind U 1
1985: OUP 8, Alliance 7, DUP 6, UPUP 2, Ind U 1
1981: Alliance 6, DUP 5, UUP 4, UPUP 3, UPNI 1, Ind U 1
1977: Alliance 7, UUP 7, VUP 2, UPNI 1, DUP 1, UUUP 1, Ind U 1
1973: UUP 9, Alliance 7, Loy 4

NB: 25 councillors since 1993 election, 24 councillors in 89 & 85, 20 before that.


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