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Assembly Election (NI) - Thursday 28 June 1973



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Assembly Election (NI)
Thursday 28 June 1973

The following are the (draft) results of the 1973 Assembly elections held in Northern Ireland on Thursday 28 June 1973.

Introduction

The elections on 28 June 1973 were held to elect 78 members to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The voting in this election was by means of 'proportional representation'.

Summary of Results

Electorate:
Spoiled votes:
Total valid vote: 722,241
Percentage turnout: 56.1

Party
Seats
First Preference Votes
% Valid Poll
Official Unionists
24
211,362
(29.3%)
Unionists
8
61,183
(8.5%)
Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition (DULC)
8
78,228
(8.5%)
Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition (VULC)
7
75,759
(10.5%)
Belfast West Loyalist Coalition (WBLC)
3
16,869
(2.3%)
Other Loyalist
0
3,734
(0.5%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
19
159,773
(22.1%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
8
66,541
(9.2%)
Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP)
1
18,675
(2.6%)
Republican Clubs (Rep.C)
0
13,064
(1.8%)
Nationalists
0
8,270
(1.2%)
Republican Labour (Rep.Lab)
0
1,750
(0.2%)
Unionist Liberal Party (U.Lib))
0
811
(0.1%)
Communists
0
123
(0.0%)
Independents
0
6,099
(0.9%)
Total
78
722,241
(100%)

Source: Flackes and Elliott (1994)

 

Candidates elected in each of the 12 constituencies:

Belfast East
Electorate: 80,421
Poll: 71.7%
6 Elected Quota 8,113 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Bradford, R. H. (Official Unionist) 13,187
Count 13 Cardwell, J. (Official Unionist) 5,001
Count 16 Paisley, Mrs. E. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 5,518
Count 18 Napier, O. J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 4,941
Count 18 Bleakley, D. W. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 4,425
Count 18 Agnew, N. (Official Unionist) 3,615


Belfast North
Electorate: 75,768
Poll: 68.7%
6 Elected Quota 7,255 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Fitt, G. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 8,264
Count 11 McQuade, J. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 5,148
Count 14 Hall-Thompson, L. (Official Unionist) 5,694
Count 15 Morgan, W. J. (Official Unionist) 5,190
Count 15 Millar, F. (Unionist) 4,187
Count 15 Ferguson, J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 1,958


Belfast South
Electorate: 75,990
Poll: 70.6%
6 Elected Quota 7,532 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Mcivor, W. B. (Official Unionist) 6,930
Count 12 Glass, J. B. C. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 5,148
Count 14 Burns, T. E. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 4,640
Count 15 Elder, N. (Official Unionist) 4,807
Count 15 Kirk, H. V. (Official Unionist) 5,426
Count 16 Magee, R. A. E. (Official Unionist) 3,656


Belfast West
Electorate: 70,791
Poll: 62.5%
6 Elected Quota 5,911 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Laird, J. D. (Unionist [Belfast West Loyalist Coalition]) 11,479
Count 1 Devlin, P. J. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,743
Count 3 Smyth, H. (Independent Unionist [Belfast West Loyalist Coalition]) 3,625
Count 9 Coulter, R. J. (Unionist [Belfast West Loyalist Coalition]) 1,765
Count 12 Cooper, R. G. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 3,160
Count 12 Gillespie, D. E. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 1,940


North Antrim
Electorate: 99,635
Poll: 72.5%
7 Elected Quota 8,907 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Paisley, Rev. I. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 14,533
Count 1 Baxter, J. L. (Official Unionist) 9,009
Count 2 Craig, W. (Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 8,538
Count 12 O'Hagan, J. J. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 6,204
Count 15 McCarthy, D. (Official Unionist) 5,125
Count 15 Wilson, J. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 2,876
Count 15 Craig, J. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 3,871


South Antrim
Electorate: 114,240
Poll: 66.9%
8 Elected Quota 8,338 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Beattie, Rev. W. J. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 10,126
Count 1 Dickson, Mrs. A. L. (Official Unionist) 9,033
Count 9 McCloskey, E. V. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,899
Count 13 Crothers, D. S. F. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 5,975
Count 17 Minford, N. O. (Official Unionist) 5,289
Count 18 Ardill, R. A. (Official Unionist) 5,234
Count 18 Lindsay, K. (Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 3,055
Count 18 Mclachlan, P. (Official Unionist) 3,983


Armagh
Electorate: 89,056
Poll: 71.1%
7 Elected Quota 7,676 First Preference Votes
Count 1 O'Hanlon, P. M. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 8,219
Count 1 Mallon, S. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,995
Count 7 Whitten, H. (Official Unionist) 6,891
Count 8 Carson. T. D. (Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 6,866
Count 10 Stronge, J. M. (Official Unionist) 4,355
Count 12 News, H. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 4,731
Count 12 Hutchinson, D. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 4,552


North Down
Electorate: 89,682
Poll: 69.4%
7 Elected Quota 7,682 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Kilfedder, J. A. (Official Unionist) 20,684
Count 2 Brooke, J. (Official Unionist) 6,160
Count 12 Poots, C. B. (Democratic Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 4,364
Count 13 Dunleath, Lord (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 4,482
Count 13 Campbell, R. W. (Official Unionist) 2,620
Count 13 Brownlow, W. S. (Official Unionist) 2,620
Count 13 McConnell, R. D. (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 3,271


South Down
Electorate:89,324
Poll: 73.2%
7 Elected Quota 8,005 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Faulkner, A. B. D. (Official Unionist) 16,287
Count 7 McGrady, E. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,870
Count 12 Broadhurst, R. J. C. (Official Unionist) 1,515
Count 14 Feely, F. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 6,857
Count 15 O'Donoghue, P. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 4,322
Count 17 Harvey, C. (Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 5,006
Count 17 Heslip, H. J. (Unionist) 3,838


Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Electorate: 68,733
Poll: 84.6%
5 Elected Quota 9,488 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Currie, A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 11,016
Count 4 Baird, E. A. (Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 8,456
Count 7 Taylor, J. D. (Unionist) 8,410
Count 7 Daly, T. A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,511
Count 7 West, H. W. (Unionist) 8,198


Londonderry
Electorate: 89,849
Poll: 75.9%
7 Elected Quota 8,308 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Hume, J. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 12,596
Count 1 Morrell, L. J. (Unionist) 9,685
Count 2 Logue, H. A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 7,230
Count 3 Douglas, W. A. B. (Unionist) 8,245
Count 9 Barr, G. (Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 6,511
Count 11 Canavan, M. W. E. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 3,647
Count 11 Conn, Mrs. S. E. (Unionist) 6,550


Mid-Ulster
Electorate: 79,331
Poll: 82.4%
6 Elected Quota 9,145 First Preference Votes
Count 1 Cooper, I. A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 12,614
Count 1 Pollock, T. D. (Official Unionist) 9,557
Count 10 Duffy, P. A. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 4,437
Count 11 Dunlop, J. (Vanguard Unionist Loyalist Coalition) 7,082
Count 11 Thompson, W. J. (Unionist) 5,352
Count 13 Larkin, A. J. (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 4,045

Source: Flackes and Elliott (1994)


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