Omagh District Council Elections, 1993-2011

No change in Omagh in 2011. The result was identical to 2005 with no seats changing hands. The share of the first preference vote was also largely similar, the one exception being the SDLP who saw their portion of the poll drop by six percent.

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Map by Conal Kelly

Electoral Area 2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Omagh Town 2 SF, 1 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 SDLP, 2 Ind 2 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 2 Ind 2 SDLP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 DUP, 2 Ind 2 SDLP, 1 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 Lab, 1 Alliance 2 SDLP, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Ind, 1 SF, 1 Alliance
West Tyrone 4 SF, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP 4 SF, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP 3 SF, 2 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 DUP 2 UUP, 2 SDLP, 2 SF, 1 DUP 2 SDLP, 2 UUP, 2 SF, 1 DUP
Mid Tyrone 4 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP 4 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 DUP 4 SF, 2 SDLP, 1 UUP 3 SF, 2 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 DUP 3 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 DUP, Ind Nat


Summary

2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Votes by Party:
SF: 10,353 (46.9%), 10 councillors
DUP: 3,624 (16.4%), 3 councillors
UUP: 3,162 (14.3%), 3 councillors
SDLP: 2,943 (13.3%), 3 councillors
Ind: 1,671 (7.6%), 2 councillors
Alliance: 324 (1.5%)

Votes by Party:
SF: 10,862 (44.6%), 10 councillors
SDLP: 4,707 (19.3%), 3 councillors
DUP: 4,074 (16.7%), 3 councillors
UUP: 3,168 (13.0%), 3 councillors
Ind: 1,526 (6.3%), 2 councillors

Votes by Party:
SF: 10,771 (40.4%), 8 councillors
SDLP: 5,848 (22.0%), 6 councillors
UUP: 4,158 (15.6%), 3 councillors
DUP: 3,592 (13.5%), 2 councillors
WP: 211 (0.8%)
Inds / Labour*: 2,054 (7.7%), 2 councillors

Votes by Party:
SF: 7,024 (31.4%), 6 councillors
SDLP: 5,183 (23.2%), 6 councillors
UUP: 4,223 (18.9%), 4 councillors
DUP: 3,259 (14.6%), 3 councillors
Alliance: 744 (3.3%), 1 councillor
Labour: 711 (3.2%), 1 councillor
Ind Nat: 554 (2.5%)
WP: 457 (2.0%)
DL: 148 (0.7%)
Inds: 42 (0.2%)
Votes by Party:
SDLP: 5,386 (24.5%), 5 councillors
SF: 5,338 (24.3%), 6 councillors
UUP: 4,408 (20.0%), 4 councillors
DUP: 3,393 (15.4%), 3 councillors
Alliance: 1,092 (5.0%), 1 councillor
Inds: 921 (4.2%), 1 councillor
Ind Nat: 700 (3.2%), 1 councillor
WP: 422 (1.9%)
DL: 340 (1.5%)
Electorate: 35,172; votes cast: 22,547; spoilt votes: 470 (2.1%); valid votes: 22,077 (97.9%) Electorate: 33,279; votes cast: 24,874; spoilt votes: 537 (2.2%); valid votes: 24,337 (97.8%) Electorate: 33,462; votes cast: 27,233; spoilt votes: 599 (2.2%); valid votes: 26,634 (97.8%) Electorate: 32,233; votes cast: 22,920; spoilt votes: 575 (2.5%); valid votes: 22,345 (97.5%) Electorate: 30,978; votes cast: 22,607; spoilt votes: 607 (2.7%); valid votes: 22,000 (97.3%)

2001 Census: 33,122 "Catholic" (69.07%); 14,223 "Protestant" (29.66%); 112 Other (0.23%); 495 None (1.03%)

* New legislation in 2001 required political parties to register; the Labour candidates missed the deadline and had to run as independents.

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


Omagh Town

Westminster seat: West Tyrone
Includes these wards: Carnowen, Coolnagard, Dergmoney, Drumragh, Gortrush, Lisanelly, Strule


2005 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Errol Thompson, (DUP) 1064
Ross Hussey, (UUP) 926
Aidan Begley, (SF) 790
Josephine Deehan, (SDLP) 583

James Mccolgan, (SF) 583
Sorcha Mcanespy, (SF) 565
Patrick Mcgowan, (Ind) 536
Johnny Mclaughlin, (Ind) 482

Eric Bullick, (Alliance) 244
Steven Brown, (SDLP) 205
Victoria Geelan, (Alliance) 80
Votes by party:
SF: 1,938 (32.0%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,064 (17.6%), 1 seat
Ind: 1,018 (16.8%), 2 seats
UUP: 926 (15.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 788 (13.0%), 1 seat
Alliance: 324 (5.3%)
  Electorate: 10,851; seats: 7; votes cast: 6,184; spoilt votes: 126 (2.0%);
valid votes: 6,058 (98.0%); quota: 758


2005 Results

SF gain from SDLP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Clive McFarland, (DUP) 1264
Sean Begley, (SF) 1153
Patrick McGowan, (Ind) 885
Josephine Deehan, (SDLP) 862
Ross Hussey, (UUP) 831
Johnny McLaughlin, (Ind) 641
Martin McColgan, (SF) 568

Joe Byrne, (SDLP) 551
Votes by party:
SF: 1,721 (25.5%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,413 (20.9%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,264 (18.7%), 1 seat
UUP: 831 (12.3%), 1 seat
Ind: 1,526 (22.6%), 2 seats
  Electorate: 10,577; seats: 7; votes cast: 6,923; spoilt votes: 177 (2.6%);
valid votes: 6,755 (97.4%); quota: 845

2001 Results

Ind gain from Alliance. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Sean Begley (SF) 1,123
Oliver Gibson (DUP) 1,087
Paddy McGowan (Ind) 1,074
Joe Byrne (SDLP) 1,007
Paddy Gallagher (SF) 763
Johnny McLaughlin (Ind) 759
Josephine Deehan (SDLP) 629
Reuben McKelvey (UUP) 614
John Anderson (UUP) 552
Vincent Campbell (SDLP) 178
Thomas McCordick (DUP) 171
Kevin Taylor (Ind) 19
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,166 (23.2%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,258 (22.8%), 1 seat
SF: 1,886 (23.6%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,814 (15.8%), 2 seats
Ind: 1,852 (14.6%), 2 seats
  Electorate: 11,036; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,198; spoilt votes: 222 (2.7%);
valid votes: 7,976 (97.3%); quota: 998
2001 Census: 10,844 "Catholic" (64.26%); 5,609 "Protestant" (33.24%); 81 Other (0.48%); 340 None (2.01%)

1997 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Francis Mackie, (SF) 1,096
Paddy McGowan, (SDLP) 1,080
Oliver Gibson, (DUP) 747
Johnny McLaughlin, (Lab) 570
Reuben McKelvey, (UUP) 567
Ronald Oldcroft, (UUP) 486
Ann Gormley, (All) 471
Harry Cairns, (DUP) 375
Vincent Campbell, (SDLP) 362
Stephen McKenna, (SDLP) 309
Patrick O'Hagan, (SF) 204
Keith Mosgrove, (DUP) 196
Sandra Jones, (Ulster Independence Movement) 42
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,053 (16.2%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,318 (20.3%), 1 seat
SF: 1,300 (20.0%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,751 (26.9%), 2 seats
Alliance: 471 (7.2%), 1 seat
Lab: 570 (8.8%), 1 seat
Ulster Independence Movement: 42 (0.6%)
  Electorate: 11,051; seats: 7; valid votes: 6,505; quota: 814

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Oliver Gibson, (DUP) 995
Paddy McGowan, (SDLP) 940
Johnny McLaughlin, (Ind) 921
Wilfred Breen, (UUP) 808
Ann Gormley, (Alliance) 503
Francis Mackey, (SF) 807
Joe Byrne, (SDLP) 430

Ivan Burnside, (DUP) 390
Ethne McClelland, (Alliance) 275
Reuben McKelvey, (UUP) 271
Stephen McKenna, (SDLP) 314
Hugh Mullin, (WP) 54
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,079 (16.1%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,385 (20.6%), 1 seat
SF: 807 (12.0%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,684 (25.1%), 2 seats
Alliance: 778 (11.6%), 1 seat
WP: 54 (0.8%)
Ind: 921 (13.8%), 1 seat

Electorate: 10,799; seats: 7; votes cast: 6,887; spoilt votes: 179 (2.6%);
valid votes: 6,708 (97.4%); quota: 839

2011: **SF 32%, *DUP 18%, **Inds 17%, *UUP 15%, *SDLP 13%. Alliance 5%
2005: **SF 25%, **Inds 23%, *SDLP 21%, *DUP 19%, *UUP 12%
2001: *SF 24%, **Inds 23%, **SDLP 23%, *DUP 16%, *UUP 15%
1997: **SDLP 27%, *DUP 20%, *SF 20%, *UUP 16%, *Labour 9%, *Alliance 7%, UIM 1%
1993: **SDLP 25%, *DUP 21%, *UUP 16%, *Labour 14%, *SF 12%, *Alliance 12*, WP 1%


West Tyrone

Westminster seat: West Tyrone
Includes these wards: Clanabogan, Dromore, Drumquin, Fintona, Fairy Water, Newtownsaville, Trillick


2011 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Glenn Campbell, (SF) 1375
Thomas Buchanan, (DUP) 1265
Patrick McDonnell, (SDLP) 1245
Cecelia Quinn, (SF) 1025
George Rainey, (UUP) 843
Peter Kelly, (SF) 746
Frankie Donnelly, (SF) 717
Elaine Thompson, (DUP) 499
Jane Clarke, (UUP) 241

Votes by party:
SF: 3,863 (48.6%), 4 seats
DUP: 1,764 (22.2%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,245 (15.6%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,084 (13.6%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 11,926; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,130; spoilt votes: 174 (2.1%);
valid votes: 7,956 (97.9%); quota: 995


2005 Results

SF gain from SDLP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Thomas Buchanan, (DUP) 1810
Barry McElduff, (SF) 1471
Patrick McDonnell, (SDLP) 1060
Ann Quinn, (SF) 983
Frankie Donnelly, (SF) 790
Allan Rainey, (UUP) 735
Peter Kelly, (SF) 718

Liam McQuaid, (SDLP) 534
William Bleakley, (UUP) 518

Votes by party:
SF: 3,962 (46.0%), 4 seats
DUP: 1,810 (21.0%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,594 (18.5%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,253 (14.5%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 11,153; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,792; spoilt votes: 173 (2.0%);
valid votes: 8,619 (98.0%); quota: 1078

2001 Results

SF gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Patrick John McDonnell (SDLP) 1,372
Barry McElduff (SF) 1,276
Allan Rainey (UUP) 1,135
Thomas Buchanan (DUP) 1,093
Peter Kelly (SF) 839
Patrick Watters (SF) 763
Liam McQuaid (SDLP) 679
David Sterritt (UUP) 666
Damien McCrossan (SF) 614
Stephen Harpur (DUP) 257
Tommy Owens (WP) 211
Gerry McMenamin (Ind) 202

Votes by party:
UUP: 1,801 (19.8%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,350 (14.8%), 1 seat
SF: 3,492 (38.3%), 3 seats
SDLP: 2,051 (22.6%), 2 seats
WP: 211 (2.3%)
Ind: 202 (2.2%)
  Electorate: 11,005; seats: 7; votes cast: 9,286; spoilt votes: 179 (1.9%);
valid votes: 9,107 (98.1%); quota: 1139
2001 Census: 9,969 "Catholic" (66.41%); 4,963 "Protestant" (33.06%); 7 Other (0.05%); 73 None (0.49%)

1997 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Crawford McFarland, (UUP) 1,243
Kevin McGrade, (SF) 1,105
Tom Buchanan, (DUP) 820
Liam McQuaid, (SDLP) 803
Cathal Quinn, (SF) 753
Alan Rainey, (UUP) 727
Pat McDonnell, (SDLP) 655
James Connolly, (SDLP) 426
Tommy Owens, (WP) 387
Walter McFarland, (DUP) 294
George Kerr, (All) 216
Amanda McLaughlin, (Lab) 141
Tony Winters, (WP) 70
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,970 (25.8%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,114 (14.6%), 1 seat
SF: 1,858 (24.3%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,884 (24.7%), 2 seats
Alliance: 216 (2.8%)
WP: 457 (6.0%)
Lab: 141 (1.8%)
  Electorate: 10,521; seats: 7; valid votes: 7,640; quota: 956

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Thomas Buchanan, (DUP) 1,194
Liam McQuaid, (SDLP) 1,192
Arthur Crawford McFarland, (UUP) 1,143
Gerry McMenamin, (SF) 896
Patrick Bernard Watters, (SF) 701
George Allan Rainey, (UUP) 611
John Duffy, (SDLP) 590

James Connolly, (SDLP) 493
Tommy Owens, (WP) 368
William Robert Wilson, (UUP) 279
Eric Anton Bullick, (Alliance) 176
Votes by Party:
UUP: 2,033 (26.6%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,194 (15.6%), 1 seat
SF: 1,597 (20.9%), 2 seats
SDLP: 2,275 (29.8%), 2 seats
Alliance: 176 (2.3%)
WP: 368 (4.8%)

Electorate: 10,209; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,843; spoilt votes: 200 (2.5%);
valid votes: 7,643 (97.5%); quota: 956

2011: ****SF 49%, *DUP 22%, *SDLP 16%, *UUP 14%
2005: ****SF 46%, *DUP 21%, *SDLP 18%, *UUP 14%
2001: ***SF 38%, **SDLP 25%, *UUP 20%, *DUP 15%, WP 2%, Ind 2%
(2000 by-election: *SF 47%, UUP 21%, SDLP 18%, DUP 15%)
1997: **UUP 26%, **SDLP 25%, **SF 24%, *DUP 15%, WP 6%, Alliance 3%, Labour 2%
1993: **SDLP 30%, **UUP 27%, **SF 21%, *DUP 16%, WP 5%, Alliance 2%

Mid-Tyrone

Westminster seat: West Tyrone
Includes these wards: Beragh, Drumnakilly, Gortin, Killyclogher, Owenkillew, Sixmilecross, Termon


2011 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
John Clarke, (SF) 1211
Robert Wilson, (UUP) 1152
Declan McAleer, (SF) 1134
Anne Fitzgerald, (SF) 925
Seamus Shields, (SDLP) 910
Charles Chittick, (DUP) 796
John Donnelly, (SF) 755

Sharon O'Brien, (SF) 527
Paul Grogan, (Ind) 475
Ciaran McClean, (Ind) 178
Votes by party:
SF: 4,552 (56.5%), 4 seats
UUP: 1,152 (14.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 910 (11.3%), 1 seat
DUP: 796 (9.9%), 1 seat
Ind: 653 (8.1%)
  Electorate: 12,395; seats: 7; votes cast: 8,233; spoilt votes: 170 (2.1%);
valid votes: 8,063 (97.9%); quota: 1,008


2005 Results

DUP gain from SDLP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
John Clarke, (SF) 1480
Michael McAnespie, (SF) 1203
Bert Wilson, (UUP) 1084
Seamus Shields, (SDLP) 1008
Charles Chittick, (DUP) 1000
Sharon O'Brien, (SF) 900
Declan McAleer, (SF) 855

Cathal McCrory, (SF) 741
Gerry O'Doherty, (SDLP) 692
Votes by party:
SF: 5,179 (57.8%), 4 seats
SDLP: 1,700 (19.0%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,084 (12.1%), 1 seat
DUP: 1000 (11.2%) 1 seat
  Electorate: 11,549; seats: 7; votes cast: 9,150; spoilt votes: 187 (2.0%);
valid votes: 8,963 (98.0%); quota: 1,121


2001 Results

SF gain from DUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
John Clarke (SF) 1,446
Damien Curran (SF) 1,244
Robert Wilson (UUP) 1,191
Michael McAnespie (SF) 995
Gerry O'Doherty (SDLP) 994
Seamus Shields (SDLP) 989
Samuel Sidney McFarland (DUP) 984
Barney McAleer (SF) 917
Cathal McCrory (SF) 791
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,191 (12.5%), 1 seat
DUP: 984 (10.3%)
SF: 5,393 (56.5%), 4 seats
SDLP: 1,983 (20.7%), 2 seats
  Electorate: 11,421; seats: 7; votes cast: 9,749; spoilt votes: 198 (2.0%);
valid votes: 9,551 (98.0%); quota: 1194
2001 Census: 12,309 "Catholic" (76.62%); 3,651 "Protestant" (22.73%); 24 Other (0.15%); 80 None (0.50%)

1997 Results

SDLP gain from Ind Nat. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Patsy McMahon, (SF) 1,375
Sean Clarke, (SF) 1,129
Desmond Anderson, (UUP) 1,026
Michael McAnespie, (SF) 980
Joe Byrne, (SDLP) 807
Seamus Shields, (SDLP) 741
Brian McGrath, (Ind Nat) 554
Drew Baxter, (DUP) 543
Barney McAleer, (SF) 382
Jim Patterson, (DUP) 284
John J Anderson, (UUP) 174
Paddy Joe McClean, (Dem Left) 148
Paul Gallagher, (All) 57
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,200 (14.6%), 1 seat
DUP: 827 (10.1%), 1 seat
SF: 3,866 (47.1%), 3 seats
SDLP: 1,548 (18.9%), 2 seats
Alliance: 57 (0.7%)
Dem Left: 148 (6.8%)
Ind Nat: 554 (1.8%)
  Electorate: 10,661; seats: 7; valid votes: 8,200; quota: 1,026

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count
Patrick John McMahon, (SF) 1,216
Desmond Cecil Davis Anderson, (UUP) 1,008
Barney McAleer, (SF) 881
Sean Brendan Clarke, (SF) 837
Drew Baxter, (DUP) 501
Seamus Shields, (SDLP) 614
Brian McGrath, (Ind Nat) 700

Nuala Marie MacSherry, (SDLP) 474
Patrick John McClean, (DL) 340
Patrick Gerald McLaughlin, (SDLP) 339
Jim Patterson, (DUP) 313
William Ronald Oldcroft, (UUP) 288
James Aidan Lagan, (Alliance) 138
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,296 (16.9%), 1 seat
DUP: 814 (10.6%), 1 seat
SF: 2,934 (38.4%), 3 seats
SDLP: 1,427 (18.7%), 1 seat
Alliance: 138 (1.8%)
DL: 340 (4.4%)
Ind Nat: 700 (9.2%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,970; seats: 7; votes cast: 7,877; spoilt votes: 228 (2.9%);
valid votes: 7,649 (97.1%); quota: 957

2011: ****SF 56%, *UUP 14%, *SDLP 11%, *DUP 10%, Ind 8%
2005: ****SF 58%, *SDLP 19%, *UUP 12%, *DUP 11%
2001: ****SF 56%, **SDLP 21%, *UUP 12%, DUP 10%
(1998 by-election: *SF 53%, UUP 15%, SDLP 14%, Ind Nat 9%, DUP 9%)
1997: ***SF 47%, **SDLP 19%, *UUP 15%, *DUP 10%, Ind Nat 7%, DL 2%, Alliance 1%
1993: ***SF 38%, *SDLP 19%, *UUP 17%, *DUP 11%, *Ind Nat 9%, DL 4%, Alliance 2%

Omagh District Council Election Results Since 1973

historical chart

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

2005: SF 10, DUP 3, UUP 3, SDLP 3, Ind 2
2005: SF 10, SDLP 3, DUP 3, UUP 3, Ind 2
2001: SF 8, SDLP 6, UUP 3, DUP 2, Ind 2
1997: SF 6, SDLP 6, UUP 4, DUP 3, Alliance 1, Lab 1
1993: SF 6, SDLP 5, UUP 4, DUP 3, Alliance 1, Ind 1, Ind Nat 1
1989: SDLP 6, SF 6, UUP 5, DUP 3, Ind 1
1985: SF 6, SDLP 5, OUP 4, DUP 4, IIP 1, Ind 1
1981: SDLP 5, IIP 5, UUP 4, DUP 4, Alliance 2
1977: UUP/UUUC 8, SDLP 6, Alliance 3, Ind 2, Rep Club 1
1973: UUP 6, SDLP 4, UU 2, Alliance 3, Ind U 3, Ind Nat 1, Rep 1

NB: 21 councillors since 1985 election, 20 before that.


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