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Local Government Elections (NI) Thursday 7 June 2001



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Local Government Elections (NI)
Thursday 7 June 2001

This page contains the results of the 7 June 2001 District Council (local government) Elections.
See also:

Introduction

The elections on Thursday 7 June 2001 were held to elect 582 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: 1,196,669
Total valid vote: 790,068
Spoiled votes:
Percentage turnout: 66.02%

 

Party

First Preference Votes

% Valid Poll

No. of Seats

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)

181,336

(22.95%)

154

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

169,477

(21.45%)

131

Sinn Féin (SF)

163,269

(20.66%)

108

Social Democratic & Labour Party (SDLP)

153,424

(19.42%)

117

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)

40,443

(5.12%)

28

       

Others

82,119

(10.39%)

44

Total

790,068

(100.00%)

582

 

 

Details of distribution of seats on the 26 District Councils

Council

UUP

DUP

SDLP

SF

APNI

Others

No.
Seats

Antrim

7

5

5

2

0

0

19

Ards

8

9

1

0

4

1

23

Armagh

7

4

6

5

0

0

22

Ballymena

7

11

4

0

0

2

24

Ballymoney

5

8

2

1

0

0

16

Banbridge

7

5

3

0

1

1

17

Belfast

11

10

9

14

3

4

51

Carrickfergus

4

6

0

0

5

2

17

Castlereagh

5

10

2

0

4

2

23

Coleraine

10

7

4

0

0

1

22

Cookstown

3

2

4

6

0

1

16

Craigavon

8

6

7

4

0

1

26

Derry

2

4

14

10

0

0

30

Down

6

2

10

4

0

1

23

Dungannon

6

3

4

8

0

1

22

Fermanagh

7

2

4

9

0

1

23

Larne

4

5

2

0

2

2

15

Limavady

3

2

4

4

0

2

15

Lisburn

13

5

3

4

3

2

30

Magherafelt

2

3

3

7

0

1

16

Moyle

3

3

4

1

0

4

15

Newry and Mourne

4

1

10

13

0

2

30

Newtownabbey

9

8

2

1

1

4

25

North Down

8

5

0

0

5

7

25

Omagh

3

2

6

8

0

2

21

Strabane

2

3

4

7

0

0

16

Total

154

131

117

108

28

44

582

 


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