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2014 Fermanagh and Omagh District Council election

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2014 Fermanagh and Omagh District Council election
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All 40 council seats
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Martin McGuinness Mike Nesbitt Alasdair McDonnell
Party Sinn Féin UUP SDLP
Seats won 17 9 8
Seat change New council New council New council

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Peter Robinson
Party DUP Independent
Seats won 5 1
Seat change New council New council

The first election to Fermanagh and Omagh District 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]

Sinn Féin emerged as the largest party with seventeen seats, eight ahead of the Ulster Unionist Party and four seats away from overall control. The council would act as a shadow authority until 1 April 2015, where Sinn Féin's Thomas O'Reilly would became Chairman and Paul Robinson of the DUP Vice Chairman.

Results by party

Party Seats First Pref. votes FPv%
Sinn Féin 17 18,930 39.47%
UUP 9 10,158 21.17%
SDLP 8 7,164 14.94%
DUP 5 7,075 14.75%
Independent 1 2,164 4.51%
TUV 0 1,091 2.27%
Alliance 0 819 1.71%
UKIP 0 296 0.62%
Green (NI) 0 269 0.56%
Totals 40 47,966 100%

Results by Electoral Area

Enniskillen

Enniskillen - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
UUP Robert Irvine* 11.55% 778 792 982          
DUP Keith Elliot* 11.55% 778 779 794 796 1,225      
SDLP Patricia Rodgers 9.51% 641 710 717 803 809 814.11 1,019.11  
Sinn Féin Tommy Maguire* 11.76% 792 801 801 868 869 869.73 963.73  
Sinn Féin Debbie Coyle* 9.95% 670 676 676 767 767 767.73 875.73 919.89
UUP Howard Thornton 8.10% 546 555 635 638 666 819.30 855.76 872.66
TUV Donald Crawford 9.44% 636 640 647 648 688 779.98 797.71 802.54
Independent Donal O'Cofaigh 8.24% 555 610 613 655 660 668.76    
DUP Shirley Donaldson 7.47% 503 506 516 520        
Independent Pat Cox 4.65% 313 320 322          
UUP Basil Johnston* 4.54% 306 319            
Alliance Ann Gormley 2.20% 148              
Green (NI) Laurence Speight 1.05% 71              
Electorate: 12,561   Valid: 6,737 (53.63%)   Spoilt: 75   Quota: 963   Turnout: 6,812 (54.23%)

Erne East

Erne East - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
UUP Victor Warrington 16.20% 1,272      
DUP Paul Robinson* 15.87% 1,246      
SDLP Richie McPhillips 12.93% 1,015 1,123    
Sinn Féin Tom O'Reilly* 13.69% 1,075 1,081 1,097 1,115
Sinn Féin Brian McCaffrey* 13.26% 1,041 1,041 1,046 1,049
Sinn Féin Sheamus Greene 12.80% 1,005 1,008 1,026 1,049
Sinn Féin Kate Mulligan 11.49% 902 905 916 931
UKIP Fred Parkinson 3.77% 296      
Electorate: 11,443   Valid: 7,852 (68.62%)   Spoilt: 129   Quota: 1,122   Turnout: 7,981 (69.75%)

Erne North

Erne North - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
UUP Rosemary Barton* † 20.49% 1,289          
UUP Raymond Farrell* ‡‡ 17.62% 1,108          
DUP David Mahon 9.54% 600 690.20 940 941.40 1,326.40  
SDLP John Coyle 9.98% 628 630.40 633.40 972.20 1,011.40 1,102.40
Sinn Féin John Feely 14.20% 893 894 896 931 933.60 933.60
Sinn Féin Peter Jones 10.40% 654 655 659.20 674.20 676.80 677.80
TUV Alex Elliott 7.23% 455 548.40 569.60 572.80    
SDLP Paul Blake 6.58% 414 419.40 420.40      
DUP James Fleming 3.96% 249 294.60        
Electorate: 10,501   Valid: 6,290 (59.89%)   Spoilt: 104   Quota: 1,049   Turnout: 6,394 (60.89%)

Erne West

Erne West - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
UUP Alex Baird* 23.39% 1,619          
Independent Bernice Swift* 17.26% 1,195          
Sinn Féin Barry Doherty* 14.23% 985 987.48 993.09 1,567.09    
Sinn Féin Anthony Feely 13.66% 946 946.93 956.47 1,083.41 1,465.61  
SDLP Brendan Gallagher 13.90% 962 1,014.39 1,024.83 1,090.67 1,120.07 1,199.87
DUP Jeremy Campbell 6.14% 425 831.1 831.37 831.37 832.21 834.73
Sinn Féin Leanne Maguire 11.43% 791 791.43 798.47      
Electorate: 10,279   Valid: 6,923 (67.35%)   Spoilt: 88   Quota: 1,154   Turnout: 7,011 (68.21%)

Mid Tyrone

Mid Tyrone - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
UUP Bert Wilson* 17.13% 1,262          
Sinn Féin Seán Clarke* 16.58% 1,222          
Sinn Féin Ann Marie Fitzgerald* 15.13% 1,115          
Sinn Féin Seán Donnelly* 13.42% 989 989 1,067.26      
Sinn Féin Barry McNally 12.12% 893 893 965.66 1,011.92 1,043.56 1,069.56
SDLP Rosemarie Shields* ‡ 7.31% 539 542.91 545.43 548.55 642.98 1,030.06
DUP Charlie Chittick* 8.54% 629 811.75 811.75 811.75 862.91 867.25
SDLP Bernard McGrath 5.43% 400 402.21 411.31 416.47 493.05  
Green (NI) Ciaran McClean 2.69% 198 204.12 206.36 209.06    
Alliance Andrew Bullick 1.66% 122 130.16 131.98 132.46    
Electorate: 11,786   Valid: 7,369 (62.52%)   Spoilt: 130   Quota: 1,053   Turnout: 7,499 (63.63%)

Omagh

Omagh - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SDLP Josephine Deehan* ‡ 15.04% 946            
Sinn Féin Sorcha McAnespy* ‡ 14.82% 932            
DUP Errol Thompson* 10.24% 644 644 644.60 664.60 664.78 1,094.78  
UUP Chris Smyth* 10.83% 681 685 686.40 752.50 752.50 851.50  
SDLP Joanne Donnelly 6.92% 435 453 519.60 701.90 708.92 731.51 835.51
Sinn Féin Marty McColgan* 11.80% 742 758 764 776.80 819.01 819.01 819.01
Sinn Féin Catherine Kelly 8.84% 556 565 571.90 592.10 623.15 625.25 625.25
DUP Adele Crawford 8.66% 545 545 545.70 576 576.36    
Alliance Eric Bullick 5.98% 376 396 403.60        
Independent Gabrielle McAleer 1.34% 84            
Electorate: 12,373   Valid: 5,941 (48.02%)   Spoilt: 153   Quota: 849   Turnout: 6,094 (49.25%)

West Tyrone

West Tyrone - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Sinn Féin Glenn Campbell* 21.38% 1,595          
UUP Allan Rainey* 17.39% 1,297          
Sinn Féin Frankie Donnelly* 13.91% 1,038 1,447.53        
DUP Mark Buchanan 12.28% 916 916 916.62 1,034.16 1,071.16  
SDLP Mary Garrity 10.51% 784 808.09 838.78 840.76 917.34 1,216.34
Sinn Féin Stephen McCann 8.71% 650 715.34 1,036.81 1,037.35 1,051.54 1,068.54
DUP Elaine Thompson* 7.24% 540 540.33 540.33 626.37 661.59 662.59
SDLP Cathal Lynch 5.36% 400 407.92 419.39 421.91 461.65  
Alliance Stephen Donnelly 2.32% 173 180.92 189.60 196.08    
Independent Susan-Anne White 0.90% 67          
Electorate: 11,815   Valid: 7,460 (63.14%)   Spoilt: 140   Quota: 1,066   Turnout: 7,600 (64.33%)

* Incumbent

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date co-opted Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
31 May 2016 Erne East SDLP Richie McPhillips Garbhan McPhillips[4] R McPhillips was elected to the Assembly.
2 Jun 2016 Erne North UUP Rosemary Barton Diana Armstrong[5] Barton was elected to the Assembly.
23 Mar 2018 Enniskillen SDLP Patricia Rogers Paul Blake Rogers resigned.[6]

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
31 Oct 2015 Erne North Raymond Farrell UUP Independent Resigned.[7]
31 Mar 2016 Omagh Sorcha McAnespy Sinn Féin Independent Resigned.[8]
5 Apr 2016 Omagh Josephine Deehan SDLP Independent Resigned.[9]
11 Apr 2016 Omagh Joanne Donnelly SDLP Independent Resigned.[10]
31 May 2016 Erne North Raymond Farrell Independent DUP Affiliated.[11]
7 Jan 2019 Mid Tyrone Rosemarie Shields SDLP Aontú Defected.[12]

Last updated 25 March 2019.

Current composition: see Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

References

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Fermanagh & Omagh Council". UTV. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Fermanagh & Omagh Council Results, 2014". Fermanagh & Omagh. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  4. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  5. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  6. ^ "SDLP appoints Paul Blake as Fermanagh and Omagh councillor". The Irish News. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "UUP's Farrell quits with a parting dig at Mike Nesbitt". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Omagh councillor Sorcha McAnespy quits Sinn Féin over 'misogyny'". The Irish News. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  9. ^ SDLP: Councillors Patsy Kelly and Josephine Deehan resign from party
  10. ^ "Third SDLP councillor quits over West Tyrone candidate row". The Irish News. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Back with DUP: Defector Raymond Farrell who quit Nesbitt's UUP over 'lack of leadership'". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  12. ^ Young, Connla (7 January 2019). "Co Tyrone councillor Rosemarie Shields defects from SDLP to Peadar Tóibín's new party". The Irish News. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
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