Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council

The new authority comprises the whole of the old Armagh City, Craigavon Borough, and Banbridge District Councils. Excluded is part of the old Ballyward ward of Banbridge, which becomes part of Newry, Mourne and Down District, while the Charlemont corner of Dungannon becomes part of this new district.

In the 2014 election, the DUP manged to win the most seats despite being some distance behind the UUP in terms of votes. This was partly a question of differential turnout - the two DEAs with the highest turnouts, Armagh and Cusher, also had two of the three highest UUP leads over the DUP. Also the numbers generally broke the DUP's way, with two seats on 1.5 quotas in Craigavon, and 3 seats from 2.4 quotas between well-balanced candidates in Lagan River. By contrast the UUP had one remarkable result - 2 seats from less than 1.4 quotas in Portadown - but otherwise in four DEAs had between 0.28 and 0.35 quotas in excess of a whole number, which unsurprisingly failed to convert into extra seats. Further analysis may be warranted to see if the DUP has become more transfer-friendly than their senior rivals.

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Map by Conal Kelly



Summary

Electoral Area 2014 Results
Lagan River 3 DUP, 2 UUP
Cusher 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 Ind, 1 SDLP
Portadown 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 SF, 1 UKIP
Banbridge 3 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 SF
Craigavon 2 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP
Lurgan 3 SF, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP
Armagh 2 SF, 2 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 DUP
2014 Results 2011 Notional Results
Votes by Party:
UUP 19,882 (27.2%) 12 councillors
DUP 17,724 (24.2%) 13 councillors
SF 15,160 (20.7%) 8 councillors
SDLP 10,083 (13.8%) 6 councillors
Alliance 2,440 (3.3%)
TUV 1,852 (2.5%)
UKIP 1,322 (1.8%) 1 councillor
PUP 1,274 (1.7%)
NI21 884 (1.2%)
Democracy First 173 (0.2%)
Ind: 2,417 (3.3%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
DUP: 21,294 (27.8%), 13 councillors
UUP: 20,087 (26.2%), 12 councillors
SF: 17,470 (22.8%), 9 councillors
SDLP: 12,639 (15.2%), 6 councillors
Alliance: 1,967 (2.6%)
TUV: 1,594 (2.1%)
UKIP: 122 (0.2%)
Ind: 2,388 (3.1%) 1 councillor (1 Ind Un)
Electorate: 140,307; votes cast: 73,241 (52.3%); spoilt votes: 1,200 (1.6%); valid votes: 72,221

2011 Census: 85,770 "Catholic" (42.95%); 103,315 "Protestant" (51.74%); 1,590 Other (0.80%); 9,018 None (4.52%)

See also results for:

Armagh: 1993-2011, 1985-89, and 1973-81
Banbridge: 1993-2011, 1985-89, and 1973-81
Craigavon: 1993-2011, 1985-89, and 1973-81


Lagan River (5 seats)

Westminster seat: Lagan Valley and South Down
Includes these wards: Donaghcloney, Dromore, Gransha, Quilly, and Waringstown.

2014 (25 May)

Mark Baxter (DUP) 1,341
Paul Rankin (DUP) 1,268
Marc Woods (UUP) 1,023
Carol Black (UUP) 845
Hazel Gamble (DUP) 804
Samuel Morrison (TUV) 766
Olive Mercer (UUP) 764
Harry Hamilton (Alliance) 522
Maureen Litter (SDLP) 316
Neville Hutchinson (NI21) 287
Keara Downey (Sinn Féin) 272
Frazer McCammond (Democracy First) 173
DUP 3,413 (40.7%) 3 seats
UUP 2,632 (31.4%) 2 seats
TUV 766 (9.1%)
Alliance 522 (6.2%)
SDLP 316 (3.8%)
NI21 287 (3.4%)
SF 272 (3.2%)
DF 173 (2.1%)

Electorate: 16,260; total poll: 8,473 (52.1%); invalid votes 92 (1.1%); valid votes 8,381; quota 1,397.

Hamilton (Alliance) was 145.20 votes behind Gamble (DUP) for the last seat, with UUP surpluses of 54 and 88 undistributed, which would have increased the difference.

Irish Observer projected 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 SF, and Faha projected 3 DUP, 2 UUP which was the actual result. The combined Nationalist vote here was rather less than half a quota.


Cusher (5 seats)

Westminster seat: Newry and Armagh
Includes these wards: Hamiltonsbawn, Markethill, Richhill, Seagahan, and Tandragee.

2014 (25 May)

Jim Speers (UUP) 2,221
Paul Berry (Ind) 1,927
Gordon Kennedy (UUP) 1,812
Gareth Wilson (DUP) 1,285
Sharon Haughey (SDLP) 1,200
Tim McClelland (DUP) 1,025
Mary Elizabeth Doyle (Sinn Féin) 1,023
UUP 4,033 (38.4%) 2 seats
DUP 2,310 (22.0%) 1 seat
Ind 1,927 (18.4%) 1 seat
SDLP 1,200 (11.4%) 1 seat
SF 1,023 (9.7%)

Electorate: 17,523; total poll: 10,615 (60.58%); invalid votes: 122 (1.1%); valid votes 10,493; quota 1,749.

McClelland (DUP) was 351.42 votes behind Wilson (also DUP) for the last seat, with surpluses of 200 (SDLP) and 63 (UUP) undistributed, which would have made little difference.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Ind (Berry), which was the actual result.

Portadown (6 seats)

Westminster seat: Newry and Armagh and Upper Bann
Includes these wards: Ballyboy, Corcrain, Killycomain, Loughgall, Mahon, and The Birches.

2014 (25 May)

Jonathan Buckley (DUP) 1,738
Doug Beattie (UUP) 1,089
Arnold Hatch (UUP) 955
Darryn Causby (DUP) 954
Gemma McKenna (Sinn Féin) 929
Eamon McNeill (SDLP) 917
Paul Duffy (Sinn Féin) 827
David Jones (UKIP) 818
Terry McWilliams (DUP) 753
Paul Coleman (TUV) 716
John Stevenson (PUP) 542
Pete Giffen (Alliance Party) 213
Kyle Spence (NI21) 85
DUP 3,445 (32.7%) 2 seats
UUP 2,044 (19.4%) 2 seats
SF 1,756 (16.7%) 1 seat
SDLP 917 (8.7%)
UKIP 818 (7.8%) 1 seat
TUV 716 (6.8%)
PUP 542 (5.1%)
Alliance 213 (2.0%)
NI21 85 (0.8%)

Electorate 20,556; total poll 10,732 (52.2%); invalid votes 196 (1.8%); valid votes 10,536; quota 1,506.

McNeill (SDLP) was 237.62 votes behind Jones (UKIP) for the last seat, with surpluses of 86 (SF) and 40 (UUP) undistributed, which would have slightly decreased the winning margin.
 
Irish Observer projected 3 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP., and
Faha projected 4 DUP, 1 SF, 1 UUP. The DUP could have expected to do better here, and UKIP and the UUP had good results.

Banbridge (7 seats)

Westminster seat: South Down and Upper Bann
Includes these wards: Banbridge East, Banbridge North, Banbridge South, Banbridge West, Gilford, Loughbrickland, and Rathfriland.

2014 (25 May)

Glenn Barr (UUP) 1,999
Ian Burns (UUP) 1,373
Elizabeth Ingram (UUP) 1,318
Junior McCrum (DUP) 1,030
Seamus Doyle (SDLP) 975
Paul Greenfield (DUP) 966
Brendan Curran (Sinn Féin) 862
Ian McMaster Wilson (DUP) 730
Marie Hamilton (SDLP) 680
Sheila McQuaid (Alliance) 579
Kevin Jude Savage (Sinn Féin) 547
Emma Hutchinson (NI21) 371
UUP 4,690 (41.0%) 3 seats - best UUP vote share in Northern Ireland
DUP 2,726 (23.8%) 2 seats
SDLP 1,655 (14.5%) 1 seat
SF 1,409 (12.3%) 1 seat
Alliance 579 (5.1%)
NI21 371 (3.2%)


Electorate: 23,380; total poll: 11,592 (49.6%); invalid votes 162 (1.4%); valid votes 11,430; quota 1,429.

Hamilton (SDLP) was 247.32 votes behind Doyle (also SDLP) for the last seat, with a DUP surplus of 125 undistributed which would have made little difference.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 3 UUP, 2 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 SF, which was the actual result.


Craigavon (5 seats)

Westminster seat: Upper Bann
Includes these wards: Bleary, Brownlow, Craigavon Centre, Derrytrasna, and Kernan.

2014 (25 May)

Kenneth Twyble (UUP) 1,389
Robert Smith (DUP) 1,250
Fergal Lennon (Sinn Féin) 910
Margaret Tinsley (DUP) 899
Declan McAlinden (SDLP) 841
Tommy O'Connor (Sinn Féin) 782
Kieran Corr (Independent) 490
Julie Flaherty (UUP) 445
Thomas Larkham (SDLP) 439
Brian Cummings (PUP) 411
John Cleland (Alliance Party) 397
Vincent McAleenan (Sinn Féin) 213
DUP 2,149 (25.4%) 2 seats
SF 1,905 (22.5%) 1 seat
UUP 1,834 (21.7%) 1 seat
SDLP 1,280 (15.1%) 1 seat
Ind 490 (5.8%)
PUP 411 (4.9%)
Alliance 397 (4.7%)

Electorate 17,589; total poll 8,640 (49.1%); invalid votes 174 (2.0%); valid votes 8,466; quota 1,412.

O'Connor (SF) was 243.88 votes behind Lennon (also SF) for the last seat, with an SDLP surplus of 4.52 votes undistributed, which would have made little difference.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 2 SF, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP. In fact there were three clear Unionist quotas, with Nationalists (including Corr) collectively more than 700 votes behind.


Lurgan (7 seats)

Westminster seat: Upper Bann
Includes these wards: Aghagallon, Knocknashane, Lough Road, Magheralin, Mourneview, Parklake, and Shankill.

2014 (25 May)

Carla Lockhart (DUP) 2,013
Maire Cairns (Sinn Féin) 1,002
Keith Haughian (Sinn Féin) 930
Colin McCusker (UUP) 903
Catherine Seeley (Sinn Féin) 844
Joe Nelson (SDLP) 839
Noel McGeown (Sinn Féin) 756
Pat McDade (SDLP) 648
Peter Lavery (Alliance) 589
Liam Mackle (Sinn Féin) 587
Philip Moutray (DUP) 583
Aaron Carson (UUP) 539
Roy Ferguson (TUV) 370
Lexi Davidson (PUP) 321
Jonny Johns (UKIP) 264
Anna Ochal-Molenda (SDLP) 173
Stuart McClelland (NI21) 141
SF 4,119 (35.8%) 3 seats
DUP 2,596 (22.6%) 2 seats
SDLP 1,660 (14.4%) 1 seat
UUP 1,442 (12.5%) 1 seat
Alliance 589 (5.1%)
TUV 370 (3.2%)
PUP 321 (2.8%)
UKIP 264 (2.3%)
NI21 141 (1.2%)

Electorate: 23,950; total poll: 11,735 (49.0%); invalid votes 233 (2.0%); valid votes 11,502; quota 1,438.

McGeown (SF) was 9.14 votes behind Seeley (also SF) for the last seat, with the difference between then coming from a Unionist surplus - McGeown had polled fewer first preferences than Seeley, but was ahead of her for most of the count.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 3 SF, 2 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP. which was the actual result.


Armagh (6 seats)

Westminster seat: Newry and Armagh
Includes these wards: Blackwaterstown, Cathedral, Demesne, Keady, Navan, and The Mall.

2014 (25 May)

Garath Keating (Sinn Féin) 2,298
Thomas O'Hanlon (SDLP) 1,705
Darren McNally (Sinn Féin) 1,396
Mealla Campbell (SDLP) 1,350
Sam Nicholson (UUP) 1,329
Freda Donnelly (DUP) 1,095
Gerard White (Sinn Féin) 982
Joy Rollston (UUP) 878
Adam Watt (UKIP) 240
Mohammad Zahid (Alliance Party) 140
SF 4,676 (41.0%) 2 seats
SDLP 3,055 (26.8%) 2 seats
UUP 2,207 (19.3%) 1 seat
DUP 1,085 (9.6%) 1 seat
UKIP 240 (2.1%)
Alliance 140 (1.2%)

Electorate: 21,049; total poll: 11,634 (55.3%); invalid votes 221 (1.9%); valid votes 11,413; quota 1,631.

Campbell (SDLP) was 383.54 ahead of White (SF) for the last seat, with another SDLP surplus of 74 undistributed, which would have widened the final margin.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 2 SF, 2 SDLP, 1 UUP, 1 DUP, which was the actual result.


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