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Antrim Borough Council

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Antrim Borough Council

Antrim Borough Council
Seats 19 councillors

Antrim Borough Council is the local authority of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council


  • Members 1
  • Mayor 2
  • Population 3
  • References 4


Antrim is sub-divided into three electoral areas: Antrim South-East, Antrim North-West and Antrim Town, from which 19 members were elected. As of February 2011, the following political parties are represented: 5 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 5 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 3 Sinn Féin, 3 Alliance Party, 2 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)and 1 Traditional Unionist Voice.[1] An election is held every four years using the proportional representation system.


A mayor and deputy mayor are elected from among the councillors at the borough council's annual meeting in June. For the civic year 2012/2013 the Mayor of Antrim is Roy Thompson (DUP) and the Deputy Mayor was Roderick Swann (UUP).[2]


The area covered by Antrim Borough Council has a population of 53,428 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[3]


  1. ^ "The Council". Antrim Borough Council. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Antrim Borough Council". Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014". NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
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