Strabane District Council Elections 1993-2011

Sinn Fein picked up an additional seat in Glenelly from the SDLP but this was off-set by a loss in Mourne to an Independent (formerly of the SDLP). Sinn Fein continue to be the largest party by far with eight seats but missed gaining overall control of the council. The demise of SDLP continues in Strabane with the party winning just a single seat and seeing their share of the popular vote drop by almost six points. The IRSP narrowly missed winning a seat in Mourne.

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Map by Conal Kelly


Electoral Area 2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Derg 3 SF, 1 DUP, 1 UUP 3 SF, 1 DUP, 1 UUP 2 SF, 1 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP 2 UUP, 1 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP 1 DUP, 1 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 Ind U
Glenelly 3 DUP, 2 SF 2 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 2 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 SF 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 SDLP
Mourne 3 SF, 2 Ind, 1 SDLP 4 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 Ind 4 SF, 2 SDLP 3 SDLP, 2 SF, 1 Ind 3 SDLP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 Ind


Summary

2011 Results 2005 Results 2001 Results 1997 Results 1993 Results
Votes by Party:
SF: 6,834 (39.3%), 8 councillors
DUP: 4,039 (23.2%), 4 councillors
UUP: 2,359 (13.6%), 1 councillor
Ind: 1,891 (10.9%), 2 councillors
SDLP: 1,605 (9.2%), 1 councillor
IRSP: 666 (3.8%)
Votes by Party:
SF: 7,841 (41.8%), 8 councillors
DUP: 4,172 (22.2%), 3 councillors
SDLP: 2,991 (15.9%), 2 councillors
UUP: 2,646 (14.1%), 2 councillors
PUP: 64 (0.3%)
Inds: 1,062 (5.7%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,575 (16.7%), 2 councillors
DUP: 4,065 (18.9%), 3 councillors
SF: 8,627 (40.2%), 7 councillors
SDLP: 4,161 (19.4%), 4 councillors
Inds: 1,034 (4.8%)
Votes by Party:
UUP: 4,547 (23.6%), 3 councillors
DUP: 2,821 (14.7%), 3 councillors
SF: 6,364 (33.1%), 4 councillors
SDLP: 4,406 (22.9%), 5 councillors
Alliance: 182 (0.9%)
Inds: 915 (4.8%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
UUP: 3,349 (19.9%), 4 councillors
DUP: 3,361(19.9%), 3 councillors
SF: 3,561(21.1%), 2 councillors
SDLP: 4,603 (27.3%), 5 councillors
Alliance: 367 (2.2%)
Inds: 925 (5.5%), 1 councillor
DL: 136 (0.8%)
Ind U: 551 (3.3%), 1 councillor
Electorate: 27,798; votes cast: 17,763 ; spoilt votes: 369 (2.1%); valid votes: 17,394 (97.9%) Electorate: 26,623; votes cast: 19,104 ; spoilt votes: 328 (1.7%); valid votes: 18,776 (98.3%) Electorate: 27,312; votes cast: 21,919 ; spoilt votes: 457 (2.1%); valid votes: 21,462 (97.9%) Electorate: 26,266; votes cast:19,587; spoilt votes: 352 (2.0%); valid votes: 19,235 (98.0%) Electorate: 25,210; votes cast: 17393; spoilt votes: 540 (3.1%); valid votes: 16,853 (96.9%)

2001 Census: 25,315 "Catholic" (66.19%); 12,721 "Protestant" (33.26%); 55 Other (0.14%); 157 None (0.41%)

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


Derg

Westminster seat: West Tyrone
Includes these wards: Castlederg, Clare, Finn, Glenderg, Newtownstewart

2011 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Thomas Kerrigan, (DUP) 931
Kieran McGuire, (SF) 912
Ruairi McHugh, (SF) 882
Derek Hussey, (UUP) 813
Maoliosa McHugh, (SF) 588

Ryan Moses, (UUP) 531
Kathleen Craig, (DUP) 526
Gerrard Foley, (Ind) 467
Charlie McNamee, (SDLP) 274
Votes by party:
SF: 2,382 (40.2%), 3 seats
DUP: 1,457 (24.6%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,344 (22.7%), 1 seat
Ind: 467 (7.9%)
SDLP: 274 (4.6%)
  Electorate: 8,788; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,048; spoilt votes: 124 (2.1%);
valid votes: 5,924 (97.9%); quota: 988

2005 Results

SF gain from SDLP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Thomas Kerrigan, (DUP) 1125
Derek Hussey, (UUP) 1106
Charles McHugh, (SF) 1079
Kieran McGuire, (SF) 821
Gerard Foley, (SF) 729

Kathleen Craig, (DUP) 588
Bernadette McNamee, (SDLP) 526
Roy Reid, (PUP) 64
Votes by party:
SF: 2,629 (43.5%), 3 seats
DUP: 1,713 (28.4%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,106 (18.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 526 (8.7%)
PUP: 64 (1.1%)
  Electorate: 8,282; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,151; spoilt votes: 113 (1.8%);
valid votes: 6,038 (98.2%); quota: 1,007

2001 Results

SF gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Charlie McHugh (SF) 1,331
Derek Hussey (UUP) 1,110
Eamonn McGarvey (SF) 910
Thomas Kerrigan (DUP) 793
Bernadette McNamee (SDLP) 768
Kathleen Allison (DUP) 672
Gerard Foley (SF) 651
Edward Turner (UUP) 565
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,675 (24.7%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,465 (21.5%), 1 seat
SF: 2,892 (42.5%), 2 seats
SDLP: 768 (11.3%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 8,455; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,932; spoilt votes: 132 (1.9%);
valid votes: 6,800 (98.1%); quota: 1134
2001 Census: 6,404 "Catholic" (55.36%); 5,116 "Protestant" (44.23%); 6 Other (0.05%); 42 None (0.36%)

1997 Results

UUP gain from Ind U. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Charlie McHugh, (SF) 1,440
Derek Hussey (UUP) 1,247
Edward Turner (UUP) 838
Thomas Kerrigan, (DUP) 596
Thomas Murtagh, (SDLP) 550
Sean Elliott, (SF) 545
Bernadette McNamee, (SDLP) 513
Sarah Anderson, (DUP) 447
Votes by party:
UUP: 2,085 (33.8%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,043 (16.9%), 1 seat
SF: 1,985 (32.1%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,063 (17.2%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 8,241; seats: 5; valid votes: 6,176; quota: 1,030

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Laurence Dominic McNamee, (SDLP) 1,131
Edward Turner, (UUP) 1,075
Charles Hugh McHugh, (SF) 993
Thomas Andrew Kerrigan, (DUP) 906

Samuel David Allison, (DUP) 577
Derek Robert Hussey, (Ind U) 551
John Elliott, (SF) 386
Denis McCrory, (Ind) 49
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,075 (19.0%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,483 (26.2%), 1 seat
SF: 1,379 (24.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,131 (20.0%), 1 seat
Ind U: 551 (9.7%), 1 seat
Ind: 49 (0.8%)

Electorate: 7,995; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,834; spoilt votes: 166 (2.8%);
valid votes: 5,668 (97.2%); quota: 945

2011: ***SF 40%, *DUP 25%, *UUP 23%, Ind 8%, SDLP 5%
2005: ***SF 43%, *DUP 28%, *UUP 18%, SDLP 9%, PUP 1%
2001: **SF 43%, *UUP 25%, *DUP 22%, *SDLP 11%
1997: **UUP 34%, *SF 32%, *SDLP 17%, *DUP 17%
1993: *DUP 26%, *SF 24%, *SDLP 20%, *UUP 19%, *Ind U 10%, Ind 1%



Glenelly

Westminster seat: West Tyrone
Includes these wards: Artigarvan, Dunnamanagh, Plumbridge, Slievekirk, Victoria Bridge

2011 Results

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

First Count:
Alan Bresland, (DUP) 1560
Dan Kelly, (SF) 1095
John Donnell, (DUP) 620
Michelle McMackin, (SF) 613

Tom McBride, (SDLP) 565
Rhonda Hamilton, (DUP) 402

Flora Magee, (UUP) 333
Joe McCormick, (UUP) 204
Votes by party:
DUP: 2,582 (47.9%), 3 seats
SF: 1,708 (31.7%), 2 seats
SDLP: 565 (10.5%)
UUP: 537 (10.0%)
  Electorate: 8,408; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,495; spoilt votes: 103 (1.9%)
valid votes: 5,392 (98.1%); quota: 899

2005 Results

No change. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Allan Bresland, (DUP) 1539
Claire McGill, (SF) 1186
John Donnell, (DUP) 920
James Emery, (UUP) 885
Tom McBride, (SDLP) 825

Thomas O'Neill, (SF) 438
Votes by party:
DUP: 2,459 (42.4%), 2 seats
SF: 1,624 (28.0%), 1 seat
UUP: 885 (15.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 825 (14.2%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 7,882; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,876; spoilt votes: 83 (1.4%)
valid votes: 5,793 (98.6%); quota: 966

2001 Results

No change.
(spreadsheet)
First Count:
Allan Bresland (DUP) 1,313
Tom McBride (SDLP) 1,133
Claire McGill (SF) 939
John Donnell (DUP) 879
James Emery (UUP) 876
Martin Conway (SF) 603
Robert Craig (UUP) 585
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,461 (23.1%), 1 seat
DUP: 2,192 (34.6%), 2 seats
SF: 1,542 (24.4%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,133 (17.9%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 7,867; seats: 5; votes cast: 6,456; spoilt votes: 128 (2.0%)
valid votes: 6,328 (98.0%); quota: 1055
2001 Census: 4,915 "Catholic" (45.40%); 5,846 "Protestant" (53.99%); 12 Other (0.11%); 54 None (0.50%)

1997 Results

SF gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Thomas McBride, (SDLP) 1,155
Martin Conway, (SF) 1,144
Allan Bresland, (DUP) 1,101
Jim Emery, (UUP) 1,021
John Donnell, (DUP) 677
Wilfred Sinclair, (UUP) 616
John Gallagher, (Ind) 114
Elizabeth McCaffrey, (All) 87
Votes by party:
UUP: 1,637 (27.7%), 1 seat
DUP: 1,778 (30.1%), 2 seats
SF: 1,144 (19.3%), 1 seat
SDLP: 1,155 (19.5%), 1 seat
All: 87 (1.5%)
Ind: 114 (1.9%)
  Electorate: 7,727; seats: 5; valid votes: 5,915; quota: 986

1993 Results
(spreadsheet)

First Count:
John Patrick Gallagher, (SDLP) 968
James Andrew Emery, (UUP) 876
David Allan Bresland, (DUP) 825
John Sayers Donnell, (DUP) 754

Patrick Francis Kelly, (SF) 465
Samuel James Martin, (UUP) 435
John Devine, (Alliance) 367
Derek William Charles Reaney, (DUP) 299
Bernard Thomas McDermott, (SDLP) 237
Robert Hughes Colhoun, (Ind) 39
Votes by Party:
UUP: 1,311 (24.9%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,878 (35.7%), 2 seats
SF: 465 (8.8%)
SDLP: 1,205 (22.9%), 1 seat
Alliance: 367 (7.0%)
Ind: 39 (0.7%)

Electorate: 7,432; seats: 5; votes cast: 5,408; spoilt votes: 143 (2.6%);
valid votes: 5,265 (97.4%); quota: 878

2011: ***DUP 48%, **SF 32%, SDLP 10%, UUP 10%
2005: **DUP 42%, *SF 28%, *UUP 15%, *SDLP 14%
2001: **DUP 35%, *SF 24%, *UUP 23%, *SDLP 18%
1997: **DUP 30%, *UUP 28%, *SDLP 20%, *SF 19%, Ind 2%, Alliance 1%
1993: **DUP 36%, **UUP 25%, *SDLP 23%, SF 8%, Alliance 7%, Ind 1%


Mourne

Westminster seat: West Tyrone
Includes these wards: Ballycolman, East, North, Sion Mills, South, West

2011 Results

Ind gain from SF. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
James O'Kane, (Ind) 859
Brian McMahon, (SF) 855
Jay McCauley, (SF) 686
Karina Carlin, (SF) 679

Paul Gallagher, (IRSP) 666
Eugene McMenamin, (Ind) 565

Stephen Dunnion, (SF) 524
Billy Harpur, (UUP) 478
Patsy Kelly, (SDLP) 395

Eugene Mullen, (SDLP) 371
Votes by party:
SF: 2,744 (45.1%), 3 seats
Ind: 1,424 (23.4%), 2 seats
SDLP: 766 (12.6%), 1 seat
IRSP: 666 (11.0%)
UUP: 478 (7.9%)
  Electorate: 10,602; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,220; spoilt votes: 142 (2.3%);
valid votes: 6,078 (97.7%); quota: 869
Kelly's margin over Gallagher on the final count was 0.63 votes, which must have been the closest result of 2011.

2005 Results

Ind gain from SDLP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Eugene McMenamin, (SDLP) 1236
Brian McMahon, (SF) 1067
Jarlath McNulty, (SF) 1047
Ivan Barr, (SF) 908
James O'Kane, (Ind) 737

Alistair Patterson, (UUP) 655
Daniel Breslin, (SF) 566
Paul Gallagher, (Ind) 325
Ann Bell, (SDLP) 237
Arthur McGarrigle, (SDLP) 167
Votes by party:
SF: 3,588 (50.3%), 4 seats
SDLP: 1,640 (23.6%), 1 seat
UUP: 655 (9.4%)
Ind: 1,062 (15.3%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 10,459; seats: 6; votes cast: 7,077; spoilt votes: 132 (1.9%);
valid votes: 6,945 (98.1%); quota: 993

2001 Results

SF gains from SDLP & Ind. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Eugene McMenamin (SDLP) 1,538
Jarlath McNulty (SF) 1,326
Ivan Barr (SF) 1,262
Brian McMahon (SF) 977
Daniel Breslin (SF) 628
James Joseph O'Kane (Ind) 589
Gags Gallagher (Ind) 445
Sam Martin (UUP) 439
Ann Bell (SDLP) 438
Kathleen Craig (DUP) 408
Fred Henry (SDLP) 284
Votes by party:
UUP: 439 (5.3%)
DUP: 408 (4.9%)
SF: 4,193 (50.3%), 4 seats
SDLP: 2,260 (27.1%), 2 seats
Ind: 1,034 (12.4%)
  Electorate: 10,990; seats: 6; votes cast: 8,531; spoilt votes: 197 (2.3%);
valid votes: 8,334 (97.7%); quota: 1,191
2001 Census: 13,996 "Catholic" (88.29%); 1,759 "Protestant" (11.10%); 39 Other (0.25%); 59 None (0.37%)

1997 Results

SF gain from UUP. (spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ivan Barr (SF) 1,959
Jarlath McNulty, (SF) 1,276
Eugene Mullen, (SDLP) 1,124
John Cummings, (UUP) 825
James J. O'Kane, (Ind) 801
Eugene McMenamin, (SDLP) 756
Ann Bell, (SDLP) 308
Marie Wallace, (All) 95
Votes by party:
UUP: 825 (11.6%)
SF: 3,235 (45.3%), 2 seats
SDLP: 2,188 (30.6%), 3 seats
All: 95 (1.3%)
Ind: 801 (11.2%), 1 seat
  Electorate: 10,298; seats: 6; valid votes: 7,144; quota: 1,021

1993 Results

(spreadsheet)

First Count:
Ivan Charles Barr, (SF) 1,229
John Cummings, (UUP) 963
Mary Elizabeth McElroy, (SDLP) 925
James Joseph O'Kane, (Ind) 837
Thomas Eugene Mullen, (SDLP) 753
Paul Damien O'Hare, (SDLP) 589

Elayne Bridget McNicholl, (SF) 488
Francis Martin McCay, (DL) 136
Votes by Party:
UUP: 963 (16.3%), 1 seat
SF: 1,717 (29.0%), 1 seat
SDLP: 2,267 (38.3%), 3 seats
DL: 136 (2.3%)
Ind: 837 (14.1%), 1 seat

Electorate: 9,783; seats: 6; votes cast: 6,151; spoilt votes: 231 (3.8%);
valid votes: 5,920 (96.2%); quota: 846

2011: ***SF 45%, *SDLP 13%, IRSP 11%, UUP 8%, **Ind 23%
2005: ****SF 52%, *SDLP 24%, UUP 9%, *Ind 15%
2001: ****SF 50%, **SDLP 27%, Inds 12%, UUP 5%, DUP 5%
1997: **SF 45%, ***SDLP 31%, UUP 12%, *Ind 11%, Alliance 1%
1993: ***SDLP 38%, *SF 29%, *UUP 16%, *Ind 14%, DL 2%


Strabane District Council Election Results Since 1973

historical chart

2011: SF 8, DUP 4, UUP 1, SDLP 1, Ind 2
2005: SF 8, DUP 3, SDLP 2, UUP 2, Ind 1
2001: SF 7, SDLP 4, DUP 3, UUP 2
1997: SDLP 5, SF 4, UUP 3, DUP 3, Ind 1
1993: SDLP 5, UUP 4, DUP 3, SF 2, Ind 1, Ind U 1
1989: UUP 3, DUP 3, SDLP 3, SF 2, Alliance 1, Ind 2, Ind U 1
1985: DUP 4, SF 3, SDLP 3, UUP 3, Ind Nat 2
1981: DUP 4, SDLP 4, UUP 3, Ind 4
1977: SDLP 5, UUP 5, DUP 2, Ind 3
1973: UUP 6, SDLP 4, Alliance 2, ULC 1, Ind 2

NB: 16 councillors since 1993 election, 15 before that.


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