Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

The old Fermanagh District Council and Omagh District Council have simply been amalgamated to create the aptly named new local authority.

The 2014 elections saw a slight advance for the SDLP, picking up two seats that would have been won in 2011 by SF and an independent, but otherwise little change,

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Map by Conal Kelly



Summary

Electoral Area 2014 Results
Erne North 2 UUP, 1 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP
Enniskillen 2 UUP, 1 SF, 1 DUP, 1 SDLP
West Tyrone
3 SF, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP
Erne West
2 SF, 1 UUP, 1 Ind, 1 SDLP
Erne East
3 SF, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP
Omagh 2 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP, 1 UUP
Mid Tyrone 4 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP
2014 results
2011 Notional Results
Votes by party:
SF 19,486 (40.1%), 17 councillors
UUP 10,159 (20.9%), 9 councillors
SDLP 7,164 (14.7%), 8 councillors
DUP 7,075 (14.6%), 5 councillors
TUV 1,091 (2.2%)
Alliance 819 (1.7%)
UKIP 296 (0.6%)
Green 269 (0.6%)
Inds 2,214 (4.6%), 1 councillor
Votes by Party:
SF: 21,629 (40.9%), 18 councillors
UUP: 10,558 (20.0%), 9 councillors
DUP: 8,956 (16.9%), 5 councillors
SDLP: 6,810 (12.9%), 6 councillors
Alliance: 443 (0.8%)
TUV: 309 (0.6%)
SPNI: 248 (0.5%)
Green: 63 (0.1%)
Ind: 3,897 (7.4%), 2 (Ind Nat) councillors

Electorate: 80,758; votes cast: 49,391 (61.1%); spoilt votes: 891 (1.7%); valid votes: 48,572 Electorate: 80,005; votes cast: 54,032; spoilt votes: 1,119 (2.1%); valid votes: 52,913 (97.9%)

2011 Census: 72,685 "Catholic" (64.23%); 37,430 "Protestant" (33.08%); 597 Other (0.53%); 2,449 None (2.16%)

The notional results given above are my best guess projection of the 2011 results on the new boundaries - a "backcast" rather than a forecast.

See also results for:
Fermanagh: 1993-2011, 1985-89, and 1973-81
Omagh: 1993-2011, 1985-89, and 1973-81.



Erne North (5 seats)

Westminster seat: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Includes these wards: Ballinamallard, Belleek & Boa, Ederney & Kesh, Irvinestown, and Tempo.

2014 

Rosemary Barton (UUP) 1,289
Raymond Farrell (UUP) 1,108
John Feely (SF) 893
Peter Jones (SF) 654
John Coyle (SDLP) 628
David Mahon (DUP) 600
Alex Elliott (TUV) 455
Paul Blake (SDLP) 414
James Fleming (DUP) 249
UUP 2,397 (38.1%) 2 seats
SF 1,547 (24.6%) 1 seat
SDLP 1,042 (16.6%) 1 seat
DUP 849 (13.5%) 1 seat
TUV 455 (7.2%)

Electorate 10,501; total poll 6,394 (60.9%); invalid votes 104 (1.6%); valid votes 6,290; quota: 1,049

Feely (SF) finished 255.80 votes ahead of Jones (also SF), with a UUP surplus of 59 and an SDLP surplus of 53 (from DUP transfers) undistributed.

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

Enniskillen (6 seats)

Westminster seat: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Includes these wards: Castlecoole, Erne, Lisbellaw, Lisnarick, Portora, and Rossorry

2014 

Tommy Maguire (SF) 792
Keith Elliot (DUP) 778
Robert Irvine (UUP) 778
Debbie Coyle (SF) 670
Patricia Rogers (SDLP) 641
Donald Crawford (TUV) 636
Donal O'Cofaigh (Fermanagh Against Fracking) 555
Howard Thornton (UUP) 546
Shirley Donaldson (DUP) 503
Pat Cox (Independent) 313
Basil Johnston (UUP) 306
Ann Gormley (Alliance) 148
Laurence Speight (Green) 71
UUP 1,630 (24.2%) 2 seats
SF 1,462 (21.7%) 2 seats
DUP 1,281 (19.0%) 1 seat
SDLP 641 (9.5%) 1 seat
TUV 636 (9.4%)
Anti-Fracking 555 (8.2%)
Ind 313 (4.6%)
Alliance 148 (2.2%)
Green 71 (1.05%)

Electorate 12,561; total poll 6,812 (54.2%); invalid votes 75 (1.1%); valid votes 6,737 (53.6%); quota: 963.

Thornton (UUP) finished 70.12 votes ahead of Crawford (TUV), having benefited particularly from DUP transfers. The Nationalist parties won three seats here with 2.2 quotas of first preferences; but both independent candidates had transferred much more to Nationalists (Cox by 244 to 10, O'Cofaigh by 407 to 54).

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


West Tyrone (6 seats)

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

2014 

Glenn Campbell (SF) 1,595
Allan Rainey (UUP) 1,297
Frankie Donnelly (SF) 1,038
Mark Buchanan (DUP) 916
Mary Therese Garrity (SDLP) 784
Stephen McCann (SF) 650
Elaine Thompson (DUP) 540
Cathal Lynch (SDLP) 400
Stephen Donnelly (Alliance) 173
Susan Anne White (Independent) 67
SF 3,283 (44.0%) 3 seats
DUP 1,456 (19.5%) 1 seat
UUP 1,297 (17.4%) 1 seat
SDLP 784 (15.9%) 1 seat
Alliance 173 (2,3%)
Ind 67 (0.9%)


Electorate 11,815; total poll 7,600 (64.3%); invalid votes 140 (1.8%); valid votes 7,460 quota: 1,066.

A pretty clear-cut result here, with the top five candidates getting elected in that order, and a fairly massive 405.95 votes between McCann (SF) and Thompson (DUP) on the final count. With undistributed transfers of 230 from the UUP, 150 from the SDLP and 2.54 from Sinn Fein, the effective margin was a little closer but not much.

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


Erne West (5 seats)

Westminster seat: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Includes these wards: Belcoo and Garrison, Boho Cleenish & Letterbreen, Derrygonnelly, Derrylin, and Florence Court & Kinawley.

2014

Alex Baird (UUP) 1,619
Bernice Swift (Independent) 1,195
Barry Doherty (SF) 985
Brendan Gallagher (SDLP) 962
Anthony Feely (SF) 946
Leanne Maguire (SF) 791
Jerermy Campbell (DUP) 425
SF 2,722 (39.3%) 2 seats
UUP 1,619 (23.4%) 1 seat
Ind 1,195 (17.3%) 1 seat
SDLP 962 (13.9%) 1 seat
DUP 425 (6.1%)

Electorate 10,279; total poll 7,011 (68.2%); invalid votes 88 (1.3%); valid vote 6,923; quota: 1,154.

Gallagher (SDLP) finished 365 votes ahead of Campbell (DUP).

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


Erne East (6 seats)

Westminster seat: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Includes these wards: Brookeborough, Donagh, Lisnaskea, Maguiresbridge, Newtownbutler, and Rosslea.

2014

Victor Warrington (UUP) 1,272
Paul Robinson (DUP) 1,246
Tom O'Reilly (SF) 1,075
Brian McCaffrey (SF) 1,041
Richie McPhillips (SDLP) 1,015
Sheamus Greene (SF) 1,005
Kate Mulligan (SF) 902
Fred Parkinson (UKIP) 296
SF 4,023 (51.3%) 3 seats
UUP 1,272 (16.2%) 1 seat
DUP 1,246 (15.9%) 1 seat
SDLP 1,015 (12.9%) 1 seat
UKIP 296 (3.8%)

Electorate 11,443; total poll 7,981 (69.7%); invalid votes 129 (1.6%); valid votes 7,852; quota: 1,122.

McCaffrey and Greene (both SF) finished on the same total vote, 1049, a margin of 128 over their party colleague Mulligan. The SDLP had an undistributed surplus of 1 vote (from UKIP transfers).

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 4 SF, 1 UUP, 1 DUP. This can probably be counted as an SDLP gain from SF.


Omagh (6 seats)

Westminster seat: West Tyrone
Includes these wards: Camowen, Coolnagard, Dergmoney, Gortrush, Killyclogher, and Strule.

2014 

Josephine Deehan (SDLP) 946
Sorcha McAnespy (SF) 932
Marty McColgan (SF) 742
Chris Smyth (UUP) 681
Errol Thompson (DUP) 644
Catherine Kelly (SF) 556
Adele Crawford (DUP) 545
Joanne Donnelly (SDLP) 435
Eric Bullick (Alliance) 376
Gabrielle McAleer (Independent) 84
SF 2,230 (37.5%) 2 seats
SDLP 1,381 (23.2%) 2 seats
DUP 1,189 (20.0%) 1 seat
UUP 681 (11.5%) 1 seat
Alliance 376 (6.3%)
Ind 84 (1.4%)

Electorate 12,373; total poll 6,094 (49.3%); invalid votes 153 (2.5%); valid votes 5,941; quota: 849.

McColgan (SF) was 193.76 votes ahead of Kelly (also SF) on the final count, with an undistributed UUP surplus of 2.5. The final count was the distribution of 430 votes of a DUP to DUP surplus, of which 104 went to the SDLP and none to the two remaining SF candidates. Theoretically a good SF balancing exercise could have got them a third seat at the expense of the SDLP, but it would have been very difficult.

Irish Observer projected 2 SF, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Ind, and Faha 3 SF, 1 SDLP, 1 DUP, 1 UUP, This must therefore be counted as an SDLP gain, whether from a 2011 independent or from SF.

Mid Tyrone (6 seats)

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

2014 

Bert Wilson (UUP) 1,262
Seán Clarke (SF) 1,222
Ann Marie Fitzgerald (SF) 1,115
Seán Donnelly (SF) 989
Barry McNally (SF) 893
Charlie Chittick (DUP) 629
Rosemarie Shields (SDLP) 539
Bernard McGrath (SDLP) 400
Ciaran McClean (Green) 198
Andrew Bullick (Alliance) 122
SF 4,219 (57.3%) 4 seats
UUP 1,262 (17.1%) 1 seat
SDLP 939 (12.7%) 1 seat
DUP 629 (8.5%)
Green 198 (2.7%)
Alliance 122 (1.7%)

Electorate 11,786; total poll 7,499 (63.6%); invalid votes 130 (1.7%); valid votes 7,369 quota: 1,053.

Shields (SDLP) finished 162 votes ahead of Chittick (DUP) with 79 SF surplus votes undistributed, which would have widened the margin. Basically SF started with four candidates and just over four quotas, and Nationalists generally on 4.9 quotas to 1.8 for Unionists,. so the DUP seat was never really there.

Irish Observer and Faha both projected 4 SF, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP, which was the actual result.


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