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Local Government Elections (NI)
Thursday 5 May 2005

## DRAFT RESULTS - AWAITING CONFIRMATION FROM ELECTORAL OFFICE ##

This page contains the results of the District Council (local government) Elections held on 5 May 2005 .

See also:

  • Party manifestos and web pages
  • Names of those elected in the 2005 Local Government Election
  • List of candidates standing in the 2005 Local Government Election
  • Electoral Office Northern Ireland (EONI). (2005) Local Government Election 5 May 2005 - Candidates Elected, [PDF; 103KB]. Belfast: EONI.
  • Electoral Office Northern Ireland (EONI). (2005) Local Government Election 5 May 2005 - Number of Candidates Nominated, [PDF; 58KB]. Belfast: EONI.
  • Electoral Office Northern Ireland (EONI). (2005) Local Government Election 5 May 2005 - Eligible Electorate by District Electoral Area, [PDF; 41KB]. Belfast: EONI.
  • Electoral Office Northern Ireland (EONI). (2005) Local Government Election 5 May 2005 - Eligible Electorate by District Council, [PDF; 27KB]. Belfast: EONI.

  • Detailed results of the 2005 Westminster Election also held on Thursday 5 May 2005
  • List of candidates standing in the 2005 Westminster Election

Introduction

The Local Government elections on Thursday 5 May 2005 were held to choose 582 councillors for the 26 District Councils in Northern Ireland. Voting in the election was by Proportional Representation (PR) using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. A total of 918 candidates took part in the contest. As the election took place on the same day as the Westminster General Election it was not surprising that the general trend in results reflected the general election.

The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland intend to publish a booklet with the Northern Ireland Local Government Election 2005 Results detailing the full results on a stage-by-stage basis. Due to differences in the results published by local newspapers in the days following the election the tables below should be considered as DRAFT results. The tables will be checked at a later date.

Note: In the Electoral Area of Ballinderry in Cookstown District Council six candidates stood for six seats so the candidates were deemed elected without a contest.

Summary of Northern Ireland Results

Eligible Electorate: 1,142,433
Number of Votes Cast (Turnout / Poll):
Percentage Turnout / Poll:  %
Number of Invalid / Spoilt Votes:
Number of Valid Votes Cast: 703,189
Percentage Valid Votes Cast: 61.55%

Party

First Preference Votes

% Valid Poll

No. of Seats

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
208,278
29.62%

182

Sinn Féin (SF)

163,650
23.27%

126

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)

126,353
17.97%

115

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)

121,991
17.35%

101

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI)
35,149
5.00%

30

Green Party
5,703
0.81%
3
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP)
4,591
0.65%

2

United Unionist Coalition (UUC)

2,064
0.29%

2

Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association

1,897
0.27%

1

Socialist Environmental Alliance (SEA)

1,321
0.19%

0

Conservative Party
1,164
0.17%

0

Workers' Party (WP)

1,052
0.15%

0

Socialist Party

828
0.12%

0

Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC)

738
0.10%

0

United Kingdom Unionist Party (UKUP)

734
0.10%

0

Independent Candidates

27,676
3.94%

20

Total

703,189
100.00%

582

Details of distribution of seats on the 26 District Councils

Council

DUP

SF

UUP

SDLP

APNI

Others

No.
Seats

Antrim

6
3
5
3
2
0
19

Ards

12
0
7
1
3
0
23

Armagh

6
5
5
6
0
0
22

Ballymena

14
1
5
3
0
1
24

Ballymoney

8
3
2
2
0
1
16

Banbridge

7
1
5
3
1
0
17

Belfast

15
14
7
8
4
3
51

Carrickfergus

8
0
4
0
3
2
17

Castlereagh

13
0
4
2
4
0
23

Coleraine

9
1
8
3
0
1
22

Cookstown

3
5
3
5
0
0
16

Craigavon

9
6
6
4
0
1
26

Derry

5
10
1
14
0
0
30

Down

3
5
4
10
0
1
23

Dungannon

5
9
4
4
0
0
22

Fermanagh

4
9
5
5
0
0
23

Larne

5
0
4
2
2
2
15

Limavady

3
6
2
3
0
1
15

Lisburn

13
4
7
3
3
0
30

Magherafelt

4
8
2
2
0
0
16

Moyle

2
4
3
3
0
3
15

Newry and Mourne

2
13
3
9
0
3
30

Newtownabbey

12
1
6
1
2
3
25

North Down

8
0
8
0
6
3
25

Omagh

3
10
3
3
0
2
21

Strabane

3
8
2
2
0
1
16

Total

182

126

115

101

30

28

582

 


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