Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council

The old Antrim District Council and Newtownabbey Borough Council have simply been amalgamated to create the new local authority.

In the 2014 elections, the UUP pulled to within three seats of the DUP as largest party, with some good luck on the way the votes fell. SF, with almost 1,700 more votes than the SDLP, ended up with one seat fewer, basically because the SDLP proved more transfer-friendly and won the sole Nationalist seat in the Antrim DEA. It was an encouraging election for the TUV who won two seats and had a near miss in the three eastern DEAs.

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Map by Conal Kelly



Summary

Electoral Area 2014 Results
Ballyclare 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 TUV
Three Mile Water
3 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Alliance
Macedon 3 DUP, 1 Alliance, 1 TUV, 1 UUP
Antrim 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 SDLP
Glengormley Urban
2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 SF, 1 Alliance, 1 SDLP
Airport 2 UUP, 1 DUP, 1 SF, 1 SDLP
Dunsilly 2 DUP, 1 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 UUP
2014 results
2011 Notional Results
DUP 14,082 (32.2%) 15 councillors
UUP 9,630 (22.0%) 12 councillors
Alliance 5,532 (12.7%) 4 councillors
SF 5,434 (12.4%) 3 councillors
SDLP 3,746 (8.6%) 4 councillors
TUV 2,479 (5.7%) 2 councillors
NI21 1,357 (3.1%)
PUP 1,285 (2.9%)
Inds 143 (0.3%)

Votes by Party:
DUP: 17,157 (38.6%), 17 councillors
UUP: 8,798 (19.8%), 9 councillors
Alliance: 6,415 (14.4%), 6 councillors
SF: 5,578 (12.5%), 5 councillors
SDLP: 4,273 (9.6%), 3 councillors
PUP: 615 (1.4%)
TUV: 363 (0.8%)
BNP: 104 (0.2%)
Ind: 1,198 (2.7%)

Electorate: 94,225; votes cast: 44,303 (47.0%); spoilt votes: 614 (1.4%); valid votes: 43,689 Electorate: 91,299; votes cast: 45,318; spoilt votes: 817 (1.8%); valid votes: 44,501 (98.2%)

2011 Census: 41,214 "Catholic" (29.74%); 84,658 "Protestant" (61.10%); 1,504 Other (1.09%); 11,191 None (8.08%)

See also results for:
Antrim: 1993-2011, 1985-89, and 1973-81
Newtownabbey: 1993-2011, 1985-89, and 1973-81


Ballyclare (5 seats)

Westminster seat: South Antrim
Includes these wards: Ballyclare East, Ballyclare West, Ballynure, Ballyrobert, and Doagh.

2014 (25 May)

Mandy Girvan (DUP) 930
Jim Bingham (UUP) 819
Vera McWilliam (UUP) 815
David Arthurs (TUV) 750
Tim Girvan (DUP) 584
Pat McCudden (Alliance Party) 553
Jordan Greer (DUP) 493
Gary English (NI21) 312
Scott McDowell (PUP) 214
David McMaster (Independent) 104
Robert Moore (Independent) 39
DUP 2,007 (35.8%) 2 seats
UUP 1,634 (29.1%) 2 seats
TUV 750 (13.4%) 1 seat
Alliance 553 (9.9%)
NI21 312 (5.6%)
PUP 214 (3.8%)
Inds 143 (2.5%)

Electorate 12,408; total poll: 5,684 (45.8%); invalid votes 71 (1.2%); valid votes 5,613; quota 936.

McCudden (Alliance) finished 170 votes behind Arthurs (TUV) for the final seat.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 3 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance; this was therefore a disappointing result for Alliance and the DUP, and a good one for the UUP and TUV.


Three Mile Water (6 seats)

Westminster seat: South Antrim and East Antrim
Includes these wards: Ballyduff, Fairview, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Mossley, and Rostulla.

2014 (25 May)

Fraser Agnew (UUP) 1,275
Tom Campbell (Alliance) 745
William Ball (DUP) 738
Ben Kelso (UUP) 587
Stephen Ross (DUP) 557
Pamela Barr (DUP) 526
Trevor Mawhinney (TUV) 524
Lynn Frazer (Alliance Party) 424
Gary Grattan (NI21) 369
Darren Logan (PUP) 343
Robert Hill (DUP) 293
Jackie Shaw (PUP) 225
DUP 2,114 (32.0%) 3 seats
UUP 1,862 (28.2%) 2 seats
Alliance 1,169 (17.7%) 1 seat
PUP 568 (8.6%)
TUV 524 (7.9%)
NI21 369 (5.6%)

Electorate 13,982; total poll 6,698 (47.9%); invalid votes 92 (1.4%); valid votes 6,606; quota 944.

Mawhinney (TUV) finished 31.72 votes behind Ross (DUP), with a UUP surplus (from Alliance transfers) of 26 undistributed which might have widened the margin.

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


Macedon (6 seats)

Westminster seat: East Antrim and North Belfast
Includes these wards: Abbey, Carnmoney Hill, O'Neill, Rathcoole, Valley, and Whitehouse.

2014 (25 May)

Billy De Courcy (DUP) 844
Billy Webb (Alliance) 830
David Hollis (TUV) 645
Thomas Hogg (DUP) 581
Brónach Anglin (SF) 558
Paul Hamill (DUP) 538
John Scott (UUP) 538
Ken Wilkinson (PUP) 503
Victor Robinson (DUP) 462
Dineen Walker (DUP) 256
Dominic Mullaghan (SDLP) 178
DUP 2,681 (45.2%) 3 seats
Alliance 830 (14.0%) 1 seat
TUV 645 (10.9%) 1 seat
SF 558 (9.4%)
UUP 538 (9.1%) 1 seat
PUP 503 (8.5%)
SDLP 178 (3.0%)


Electorate 13,198; total poll 6,039 (45.7%); invalid votes 108 (1.8%); valid votes 5,931; quota 848.

Anglin (SF) finished 160.79 votes behind Scott (UUP), with DUP surpluses totalling 64 votes undistributed which would have widened the margin. Although Anglin was fifth on first preferences, she got only 41 transfers from the SDLP's first-round elimination, and then another 43 via the consequent Alliance surplus, so less than half of the SDLP vote overall; and she picked up only six more in the remaining counts. The combined Nationalist vote started with 0.87 of a quota and finished with 0.76.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 4 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 Alliance. The TUV gain here can therefore be considered as coming from the DUP, whose candidates were not well balanced and if better organised might have kept the UUP out.

Antrim (6 seats)

Westminster seat: South Antrim
Includes these wards: Antrim Centre, Fountain Hill, Greystone, Springfarm, Steeple, and Stiles.

2014 (25 May)

Adrian Cochrane-Watson (UUP) 785
Nigel Kells (DUP) 662
Noel Maguire (Sinn Féin) 632
John Smyth (DUP) 631
Neil Kelly (Alliance) 620
Roisin Lynch (SDLP) 608
Drew Ritchie (UUP) 572
Richard Cairns (TUV) 560
Brian Graham (DUP) 540
Sian O'Neill (Alliance) 182
George Young (NI21) 144
DUP 1,833 (30.9%) 2 seats
UUP 1,357 (22.9%) 2 seats
Alliance 802 (13.5%) 1 seat
SF 632 (10.6%)
SDLP 608 (10.2%) 1 seat
TUV 560 (9.4%)
NI21 144 (2.4%)

Electorate 14,408; total poll: 6,040 (41.9%); invalid votes 101 (1.7%); valid votes 5,939; quota 849.

Maguire (SF) was 40.96 votes behind Lynch (SDLP) for the final seat, the SDLP having pulled ahead on transfers from the TUV, both directly and via a UUP surplus. It is unusual (though not unprecedented) for a candidate to lose to four others who polled fewer first preferences.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Alliance, 1 SF; this was a good result for the SDLP.


Glengormley Urban (7 seats)

Westminster seat: South Antrim / North Belfast
Includes these wards: Ballyhenry, Burnthill, Carnmoney, Collinbridge, Glebe, Glengormley, and Hightown.

2014 (25 May)

Mark Cosgrove (UUP) 1,193
Audrey Ball (DUP) 897
Michael Goodman (SF) 857
John Blair (Alliance) 796
Phillip Brett (DUP) 756
Noreen McClelland (SDLP) 737
Gerry O'Reilly (SF) 695
Sam Flanagan (DUP) 484
Michael Maguire (UUP) 411
Sam Nelson (Alliance) 346
Mary Higgins (NI21) 255
DUP 2,137 (28.8%) 2 seats
UUP 1,604 (21.6%) 2 seats
SF 1,552 (20.9%) 1 seat
Alliance 1,142 (15.4%) 1 seat
SDLP 737 (9.9%) 1 seat
NI21 255 (3.4%)

Electorate 15,506; total poll7,546 (48.7%); invalid votes 119 (1.6%); valid votes 7,427; quota 929.

O'Reilly (SF) finished 175.44 votes behind Goodman (also SF); Nationalists were well short of three quotas. Although on first sight it might look as though better balancing could have kept both SF candidates ahead of McClelland (SDLP), in fact she got enough transfers from NI21 and Alliance to be safe. Maguire (UUP) overtook Flanagan (DUP) on surplus transfers from his party colleague Cosgrove, and then overtook O'Reilly on transfers from Flanagan.

Irish Observer projected 3 DUP, 1 SF, 1 APNI, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP; Faha projected 2 DUP, 2 SF, 1 APNI, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP. This is therefore a good result for the UUP who won a second seat.


Airport (5 seats)

Westminster seat: South Antrim
Includes these wards: Aldergrove, Clady, Crumlin, Mallusk, and Templepatrick.

2014 (25 May)

Anne-Marie Logue (Sinn Féin) 1,212
Thomas Burns (SDLP) 975
Matthew Magill (DUP) 923
Paul Michael (UUP) 798
Mervyn Rea (UUP) 726
Roy Thompson (DUP) 609
Alan Lawther (Alliance) 546
Heather Fee (NI21) 277
Oran Keenan (SDLP) 121
DUP 1,532 (24.8%) 1 seat
UUP 1,524 (24.6%) 2 seats
SF 1,212 (19.6%) 1 seat
SDLP 1,096 (17.7%) 1 seat
Alliance 546 (8.8%)
NI21 277 (4.5%)

Electorate 12,801; total poll: 6,239 (48.7%); invalid votes 52 (0.8%); valid votes 6,187; quota 1,032.

Lawther (Alliance) was 211.63 votes behind Rea (UUP) for the last seat, with an SDLP surplus of 58 and a UUP surplus of 57 undistributed which might have slightly widened the final margin. An impressive balancing act here by the UUP, who won a second seat with fewer first preferences in total than the DUP.

Irish Observer projected 2 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance; Faha projected 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Alliance, 1 SF. The DUP and Alliance have cause for disappointment at the result; the UUP and SF cause for cheer.


Dunsilly (5 seats)

Westminster seat: South Antrim
Includes these wards: Cranfield, Parkgate, Randalstown, Shilvodan, and Toome.

2014 (25 May)

Roderick Swann (UUP) 1,111
Linda Clarke (DUP) 892
Trevor Beatty (DUP) 886
Henry Cushinan (Sinn Féin) 778
Anthony Brady (Sinn Féin) 702
Brian Duffin (SDLP) 677

Julian McGrath (Alliance Party) 490
Ryan Wilson (SDLP) 450
DUP 1,778 (29.7%) 2 seats
SF 1,480 (24.7%) 1 seat
SDLP 1,127 (18.8%) 1 seat
UUP 1,111 (18.6%) 1 seat
Alliance 490 (8.2%)

Electorate 11,922; total poll: 6,057 (50.8%); invalid votes 71 (1.2%); valid votes 5,986; quota 998.

Brady (SF) was 45.78 votes behind Cushinan (also SF) for the last seat. There were undistributed supluses of 23 (DUP) and 9 (SDLP) whihc would have made little difference.

Irish Observer projected 2 DUP, 2 SF, 1 SDLP; Faha projected 2 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SF, 1 SDLP, which was the actual result. Unionists had 2.9 quotas here, and Nationalists 2.6, so there was no third Nationalist seat in prospect.



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