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2014 Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council election

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2014 Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council election

22 May 2014 2019 →

All 40 council seats
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Peter Robinson Mike Nesbitt David Ford
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 15 12 4
Seat change New council New council New council

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Alasdair McDonnell Martin McGuinness Jim Allister
Party SDLP Sinn Féin TUV
Seats won 4 3 2
Seat change New council New council New council

The first election to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 22 May 2014, returned 40 members to the newly-formed council via Single Transferable Vote.[1][2][3] The Democratic Unionist Party won a plurality of votes and seats.

Results by party

Party Seats First Pref. votes FPv%
DUP 15 14,082 32.23
UUP 12 9,630 22.04
Alliance 4 5,533 12.66
SDLP 4 3,746 8.57
Sinn Féin 3 5,434 12.44
TUV 2 2,479 5.67
Totals 40 43,688 100%

Results by Electoral Area

Airport

Airport - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Sinn Féin Anne-Marie Logue* 19.59 1,212        
SDLP Thomas Burns* 15.76 975 1,089.95      
DUP Matthew Magill 14.92 923 923.38 963.57 1,365.57  
UUP Paul Michael* 12.90 798 798.19 843.57 899.57 1,088.57
UUP Mervyn Rea* 11.73 726 726.57 745.57 881.57 1,018.37
DUP Roy Thompson* 9.84 609 609.19 618.19    
Alliance Alan Lawther* 8.84 547 562.58 791.34 801.34 806.74
NI21 Heather Fee 4.46 276 282.27      
SDLP Oran Keenan 1.96 121 156.72      
Electorate: 12,801   Valid: 6,187 (48.33%)   Spoilt: 52   Quota: 1,032   Turnout: 6,239 (48.74%)

Antrim

Antrim - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
UUP Adrian Cochrane-Watson* † 13.22 785 801 844 858.21    
DUP Nigel Kells 11.15 662 667 1,026      
Sinn Féin Noel Maguire* 10.64 632 643 644 644 646.98 646.98
DUP John Smyth* 10.62 631 636 724 856.79    
Alliance Neil Kelly* 10.44 620 813 825 830.39 876.39  
SDLP Roisin Lynch 10.24 608 636 637 638.47 648.94 690.94
UUP Drew Ritchie* 9.63 572 595 614 626.25 1,009.25  
TUV Richard Cairns 9.43 560 574 591 598.84    
DUP Brian Graham* 9.09 540 545        
Alliance Sian O'Neill 3.06 182          
NI21 George Young 2.42 144          
Electorate: 14,408   Valid: 5,939 (41.22%)   Spoilt: 101   Quota: 849   Turnout: 6,040 (41.92%)

Ballyclare

Ballyclare - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
DUP Mandy Girvan* 16.57 930 938      
UUP Jim Bingham* 14.59 819 831 886 936  
UUP Vera McWilliam 14.52 815 828 856 895 938
TUV David Arthurs 13.36 750 766 834 853 900
DUP Tim Girvan* 10.40 584 589 621 654 1,057
Alliance Pat McCudden* 9.85 553 581 585 720 730
DUP Jordan Greer 8.78 493 500 515 526  
NI21 Gary English 5.56 312 343 348    
PUP Scott McDowell 3.81 214 220      
Independent David McMaster 1.85 104        
Independent Robert Moore 0.69 39        
Electorate: 12,408   Valid: 5,613 (45.24%)   Spoilt: 71   Quota: 936   Turnout: 5,684 (45.81%)

Dunsilly

Dunsilly - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
UUP Roderick Swann* 18.56 1,111        
DUP Linda Clarke* 14.90 892 935.12 938.56 1,029.56  
DUP Trevor Beatty 14.80 886 935.06 936.72 1,020.72  
Sinn Féin Henry Cushnihan* 12.99 778 778 801 840.77 849.77
Sinn Féin Anthony Brady* 11.73 702 702.11 748.11 796.99 803.99
SDLP Brian Duffin* ‡ 11.31 677 679.53 1,006.53    
Alliance Julian McGrath 8.19 490 504.52 547.29    
SDLP Ryan Wilson 7.52 450 452.64      
Electorate: 11,922   Valid: 5,986 (50.21%)   Spoilt: 71   Quota: 998   Turnout: 6,057 (50.81%)

Glengormley Urban

Glengormley Urban - 7 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
UUP Mark Cosgrove* 16.06 1,193            
DUP Audrey Ball* 12.08 897 919 933        
Sinn Féin Michael Goodman 11.54 857 857.22 869.22 888.22 904.22 905.44 906.44
Alliance John Blair* † 10.72 796 804.14 865.02 1,119.02      
DUP Philip Brett* 10.18 756 783.28 793.16 803.38 811.38 1,266.38  
SDLP Noreen McClelland* 9.92 737 738.32 769.32 820.76 927.76 928.98 930.98
Sinn Féin Gerry O'Reilly* 9.36 695 695 706 718 729 729 729
DUP Sam Flanagan 6.52 484 496.76 511.76 514.76 522.76    
UUP Michael Maguire 5.53 411 592.06 634.16 650.48 678.48 718.28 1,030.28
Alliance Sam Nelson 4.66 346 347.76 382.20        
NI21 Hairy Miggins 3.43 255 258.74          
Electorate: 15,506   Valid: 7,427 (47.90%)   Spoilt: 119   Quota: 929   Turnout: 7,546 (48.67%)

Macedon

Macedon - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
DUP Billy De Courcy* 14.27 844 885          
Alliance Billy Webb* 13.99 830 946          
TUV David Hollis 8.13 645 661 664 665.94 821.94 852.94  
DUP Thomas Hogg* 9.80 581 609 610 613.88 648.88 918.88  
Sinn Féin Brónach Anglin 9.41 558 599 642 642 643 647 648
DUP Paul Hamill 9.07 538 579 581 603.31 693.31 907.31  
UUP John Scott* ‡‡† 9.07 538 559 565 568.88 701.88 752.79 808.79
PUP Ken Wilkinson 8.48 503 517 519 519      
DUP Victor Robinson 7.79 462 550 555 559.85 632.85    
DUP Dineen Walker* 4.32 256            
SDLP Dominic Mullaghan 3.00 178            
Electorate: 13,198   Valid: 5,931 (44.94%)   Spoilt: 108   Quota: 848   Turnout: 6,039 (45.69%)

Three Mile Water

Three Mile Water - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
UUP Fraser Agnew* 19.30 1,275                
Alliance Tom Campbell* 11.28 745 753.84 756.84 756.84 756.84 855.36 1,231.36    
DUP William Ball* † 11.17 738 801.44 813.74 1,001.74          
UUP Ben Kelso 8.89 587 756 763.04 773.60 773.90 849.50 881.18 970.18  
DUP Stephen Ross 8.43 557 572.08 589.60 638.20 640.30 655.82 661.60 671.60 772.42
DUP Pamela Barr* 7.96 526 543.68 546.94 585.32 638.12 657.64 676.68 697.68 815.98
TUV Trevor Mawhinney 7.93 524 540.38 549.16 555.46 556.36 577.62 584.14 601.14 740.70
Alliance Lynn Frazer 6.42 424 433.36 433.62 433.62 433.62 514.88      
NI21 Gary Grattan 5.59 369 373.94 376.94 378.94 378.94        
PUP Darren Logan 5.19 343 348.20 518.98 521.50 521.50 533.50 536.02 546.02  
DUP Robert Hill* 4.44 293 303.66 305.66            
PUP Jackie Shaw 3.41 225 230.46              
Electorate: 13,982   Valid: 6,606 (47.25%)   Spoilt: 92   Quota: 944   Turnout: 6,698 (47.90%)

* Incumbent

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Co-option date Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
21 Jul 2015 Antrim UUP Adrian Cochrane-Watson Jim Montgomery Cochrane-Watson was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.[4]
22 Jul 2017 Dunsilly DUP Trevor Beatty Jordan Greer Beatty resigned.[5][6]
11 Oct 2017 Threemilewater UUP Ben Kelso Stephen McCarthy Kelso resigned.[7]
1 Feb 2018 Macedon UUP John Scott (DUP) Robert Foster Scott (elected as UUP) resigned.[8][9]
2 Jul 2018 Glengormley Urban Alliance John Blair Julian McGrath Blair was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.[10]
1 Aug 2018 Three Mile Water DUP William Ball Samuel Flanagan Ball retired.[11]
1 Oct 2018 Antrim DUP Nigel Kells Paul Dunlop Kells resigned.[12][13]
20 Dec 2018 Dunsilly SDLP Brian Duffin (Ind.) Ryan Wilson Duffin (elected SDLP) resigned.[14]

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
6 Nov 2015 Ballyclare David Arthurs[15] TUV Independent Resigned.
9 Nov 2015 Ballyclare David Arthurs Independent UUP Affiliated.[16]
29 Aug 2017 Macedon John Scott UUP Independent Resigned.[17]
25 Nov 2017 Macedon John Scott Independent DUP Affiliated.[18]
4 Dec 2017 Macedon - DUP UUP Scott's seat reverted to UUP on his resignation.[8][9]
13 Feb 2018 Dunsilly Brian Duffin SDLP Independent Resigned.[19]
29 Nov 2018 Dunsilly - Independent SDLP Duffin's seat reverted to SDLP on his resignation.[20]
11 Mar 2019 Threemilewater Pamela Barr DUP Independent Resigned.[21]

Last updated 26 March 2019.

Current composition: see Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

References

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  10. ^ Hughes, Brendan. "Alliance selects Julian McGrath for councillor role". The Irish News. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
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  14. ^ "Eastwood welcomes Ryan Wilson to SDLP Council Group | 2018 | News". SDLP. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  15. ^ "TUV man David Arthurs quits with attack on leadership - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
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  17. ^ "Former Mayor resigns from UUP". www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Former Alliance party councillor Vasundhara Kamble joins DUP". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  19. ^ Hughes, Brendan. "SDLP councillor charged with sexual assault resigns from party". The Irish News. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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