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Local Government Elections (NI) - Wednesday 18 May 1977



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Local Government Elections (NI)
Wednesday 18 May 1977

Introduction

The following are the (draft) results of the 1977 District Council (local government) elections held in Northern Ireland on Wednesday 18 May 1977. The elections were held to elect 526 councillors to the 26 District Councils of Northern Ireland. Voting in the election was by Proportional Representation (PR) using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.

Summary of Results

Electorate:
Spoiled votes:
Total valid vote: 556,707
Percentage turnout:

Party
First Preference Votes
% Valid Poll
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
70,850
(12.7%)
United Ulster Unionist Party (UUUP)
17,901
(3.2%)
Loyalist (Loy)
13,218
(2.4%)
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
164,900
(29.6%)
Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party (VUPP)
8,135
(1.5%)
Unionist Party of N.Ireland (UPNI)
13,691
(2.4%)
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
80,011
(14.4%)
Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP)
4,732
(0.8%)
Social Democratic & Labour Party (SDLP)
114,776
(20.6%)
Republican Clubs (Rep.C)
14,277
(2.6%)
Nationalist/Unity Party (Nat./Unity)
8,161
(1.5%)
Others
46,055
(8.3%)
Total
556,707
(100%)

Source: Flackes and Elliott (1994)

Details of distribution of seats on the 26 District Councils

Council
DUP
UUUP
Loy.
VUPP
UUP
UPNI
APNI
SDLP
Rep. C
Nat/
Unity
Others
Antrim
3
0
0
0
8
0
2
0
0
0
2
Ards
3
0
0
0
6
0
5
1
0
0
2
Armagh
2
1
0
0
9
0
0
7
0
0
1
Ballymena
11
0
2
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
3
Ballymoney
3
0
1
0
5
0
1
3
0
0
3
Banbridge
3
0
1
0
8
0
0
2
0
0
1
Belfast
7
0
2
0
15
2
13
8
3
0
1
Carrickfergus
3
0
1
0
5
1
5
0
0
0
0
Castlereagh
4
0
0
0
7
0
7
0
0
0
1
Coleraine
2
0
1
0
10
0
2
2
0
0
3
Cookstown
1
3
0
0
4
0
0
5
0
0
2
Craigavon
4
1
0
0
10
0
3
6
1
0
0
Derry
2
0
0
0
6
0
2
13
0
4
0
Down
0
0
0
0
7
0
3
10
0
0
0
Dungannon
2
0
0
0
8
0
0
6
0
0
4
Fermanagh
0
3
0
0
6
0
0
7
0
2
2
Larne
3
0
1
3
1
0
4
1
0
0
2
Limavady
2
0
0
0
6
0
0
6
0
0
1
Lisburn
6
2
0
0
9
1
3
2
0
0
0
Magherafelt
3
1
0
0
4
0
0
5
1
0
1
Moyle
2
0
0
0
5
0
0
3
0
0
6
Newry and Mourne
1
0
0
0
7
0
3
15
0
0
4
Newtownabbey
4
0
1
0
8
1
6
0
0
0
1
North Down
1
1
1
2
7
1
7
0
0
0
0
Omagh
0
0
0
0
8
0
3
6
1
0
2
Strabane
2
0
0
0
5
0
0
5
0
0
3
Total
74
12
11
5
178
6
70
113
6
6
45

Source: Flackes and Elliott (1994)


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