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Belfast City Council election, 2014

Belfast City Council election, 2014

22 May 2014

All 60 council seats
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin DUP Alliance
Seats won 19 13 8
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 2 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party SDLP UUP PUP
Seats won 7 7 3
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 4 Increase 1


Elections to Belfast City Council were held on 22 May 2014 – on the same day as other local government elections in Northern Ireland – as part of the process of local government reform provided for in the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.

The councils elected in the 2014 local elections across Northern Ireland will operate in shadow form for one year, with the current 26 councils existing in parallel.[1] The local government reorganisation and electoral administration is founded by the Local Government Bill.[2]

This reform saw the Belfast City Council area expand from 51 to 60 wards. Expansion saw some areas along the western, southern and eastern fringes of Belfast incorporated into the city, with a total of 53,000 additional residents and 21,000 households transferred from bordering council areas.[3] A total of 60 councillors will be elected.[4]

Candidates

All candidates are derived from the Council website.[5][6]

Results by party

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Sinn Féin 19 +3 31,894 29.22%
DUP 13 -2 20,751 19.01%
Alliance 8 +2 12,478 11.43%
SDLP 7 -1 10,892 9.98%
UUP 7 +4 9,804 8.98%
PUP 3 +1 7,096 6.50%
TUV 1 +1 2,883 2.64%
Green (NI) 1 +1 2,524 2.31%
People Before Profit 1 +1 1,691 1.54%
Independent 0 -1 1,152 1.06%
Totals 60 +9 109,156 100%

Results by Electoral Area

Balmoral

Balmoral - 5 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Sinn Féin Máirtín Ó Muilleoir* 17.13% 1,525                  
SDLP Claire Hanna* 17.12% 1,524                  
DUP Christopher Stalford* 10.88% 968 968.36 968.52 981.54 986.54 1,000.54 1,233.58 1,234.58 1,247.47 1,256.50
DUP Sarah Clarke 10.67% 950 950.09 950.23 956.23 957.23 966.23 1,063.23 1,069.25 1,083.16 1,090.20
UUP Jeffrey Dudgeon 12.72% 878 878 878.20 908.20 917.20 955.22 1,129.22 1,141.26 1,170.51 1,191.50
Alliance Paula Bradshaw 9.06% 806 809.66 812.42 830.60 896.05 986.43 989.46 1,435.23 1,748.23  
SDLP Justin Cartwright 6.62% 589 613.93 635.39 648.80 690.62 740.48 746.50 810.83    
PUP Simon Rice 5.99% 533 533.03 533.11 544.11 546.11 553.14        
Alliance Jamie Doyle 4.83% 430 434.71 437.47 454.65 515.39 594.08 601.13      
NI21 Tina McKenzie 2.88% 256 257.38 258.32 325.81 349.12          
Green (NI) Elli Kontorravdis 2.52% 224 226.73 227.47 251.63            
NI21 Barbara Neeson 0.83% 74 74.60 74.80              
Conservative David Timson 0.83% 74 74.18 74.22              
Independent Gerard Collins 0.79% 70 70.57 70.81              
Electorate: 17,107   Valid: 8,901 (52.03%)   Spoilt: 131   Quota: 1,484   Turnout: 9,032 (52.80%)

Black Mountain

Black Mountain - 7 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin Steven Corr* 12.86% 1,793            
Sinn Féin Janice Austin* 12.80% 1,784            
People Before Profit Gerry Carroll 12.13% 1,691 1,789          
Sinn Féin Emma Groves* 11.68% 1,628 1,637 1,757        
Sinn Féin Arder Carson* 10.82% 1,509 1,527 1,628 1,629.68 1,634.18 1,636.12 1,641.44
Sinn Féin Caoimhín Mhic Giolla Mhin* 10.24% 1,428 1,450 1,521 1,522.30 1,526.05 1,527.19 1,529.71
Sinn Féin Ciarán Beattie* 9.61% 1,340 1,369 1,472 1,501.46 1,504.46 1,534.22 1,538.14
SDLP Tim Atwood* 9.02% 1,258 1,452 1,596 1,597.18 1,631.68 1,632.72 1,634.26
Éirígí Pádraic MacCoitir 7.36% 1,026 1,040          
Workers' Party Joanne Lowry 1.14% 159            
SDLP Gerard McDonald 0.95% 133            
Alliance Lauren Gray 0.79% 110            
NI21 Chris Valente 0.60% 83            
Electorate: 25,146   Valid: 13,942 (55.44%)   Spoilt: 369   Quota: 1,743   Turnout: 14,311 (56.91%)

Botanic

Botanic - 5 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Sinn Féin Deirdre Hargey* 14.74% 1,326 1,343 1,346 1,370 1,377 1,378 1,393 1,479 1,483 1,520
DUP Ruth Patterson* 14.10% 1,268 1,268 1,280 1,282 1,284 1,508          
SDLP Declan Boyle 10.80% 971 978 983 992 1,007 1,009 1,034 1,344 1,347 1,405 1,473.40
Alliance Emmet McDonough-Brown 9.37% 843 850 865 881 925 925 1,011 1,061 1,065 1,706  
Green (NI) Clare Bailey 8.58% 772 792 806 860 876 879 973 994 1,010 1,141 1,253.80
UUP Graham Craig 8.52% 766 767 795 798 808 858 897 900 1,333 1,357 1,380.60
Alliance Duncan Morrow 8.55% 769 770 775 787 812 815 878 929 939    
SDLP Patrick McCarthy* 5.89% 530 545 552 559 565 565 576        
TUV Billy Dickson 5.66% 509 509 516 519 521 579 588 593      
PUP Ewan Suttie 3.90% 351 351 353 356 357            
NI21 Eileen Chan-Hu 2.90% 261 264 271 278 398 400          
NI21 Ben Matthews 2.59% 233 235 247 254              
Socialist Party Paddy Meehan 1.82% 164 172 173                
Conservative Ben Manton 1.39% 125 127                  
Workers' Party Paddy Lynn 1.18% 106                    
Electorate: 19,462   Valid: 8,994 (46.21%)   Spoilt: 192   Quota: 1,500   Turnout: 9,186 (47.20%)

Castle

Castle - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin Mary Ellen Campbell* 15.31% 1,619            
DUP Guy Spence* 12.66% 1,339 1,339.12 1,340.12 1,356.12 1,357.12 1,493.12 1,493.89
DUP Lydia Patterson* 12.06% 1,276 1,276.18 1,277.18 1,287.18 1,295.18 1,463.18 1,467.03
SDLP Patrick Convery* 11.32% 1,197 1,206.60 1,229.66 1,335.90 1,756.90    
UUP David Browne* 10.71% 1,133 1,133.12 1,136.12 1,158.12 1,163.12 1,459.12 1,465.28
Sinn Féin Tierna Cunningham* 9.81% 1,038 1,117.14 1,144.38 1,216.40 1,258.48 1,259.48 1,352.65
Alliance Nuala McAllister 9.64% 1,020 1,021.80 1,064.86 1,261.10 1,388.58 1,410.58 1,549.18
PUP William McQuade 6.21% 657 657 659 673 677    
SDLP Cathal Mullaghan 5.24% 554 555.98 596.98 651.28      
NI21 Alison Crawford 3.18% 336 337.08 343.08        
Independent Fra Hughes 2.06% 218 219.02 245.02        
Workers' Party Gemma Weir 1.81% 191 191.48          
Electorate: 20,977   Valid: 10,578 (50.43%)   Spoilt: 175   Quota: 1,512   Turnout: 10,753 (51.26%)

Collin

Collin - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Sinn Féin David Bell* 14.96% 1,669            
Sinn Féin Stephen Magennis* 14.50% 1,618            
Sinn Féin Charlene O'Hara* 13.23% 1,476 1,479.40 1,493.43 1,507.56 1,512.61 1,544.89 1,658.89
Sinn Féin Matt Garrett* 13.01% 1,452 1,504.56 1,504.84 1,540.24 1,545.24 1,579.50 1,708.50
Sinn Féin Bill Groves* 11.72% 1,308 1,310.40 1,311.08 1,315.16 1,315.31 1,336.41 1,427.69
SDLP Brian Heading* 9.56% 1,067 1,069.68 1,069.90 1,216.19 1,246.19 1,624.19  
Éirígí Máire Drumm 6.54% 730 731.76 732.06 740.19 744.19 751.30  
SDLP Laura Whinnery 4.58% 511 511.68 511.89 571.94 601.94    
UUP Gareth Martin 4.27% 476 476.08 476.24 486.24      
NI21 Wendy Burke 3.83% 427 427.56 427.58 514.70 753.74 802.75 806.82
Alliance Gerard Catney 3.80% 424 425.24 425.28        
Electorate: 20,017   Valid: 11,158 (50.68%)   Spoilt: 202   Quota: 1,512   Turnout: 11,360 (51.60%)

Court

Court - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
PUP Billy Hutchinson* 14.55% 1,674                      
DUP Frank McCoubrey* 13.53% 1,557 1,557 1,569 1,569 1,570 1,769            
Sinn Féin Mary McConville 12.17% 1,400 1,400 1,419 1,485 1,533 1,535 1,535 1,535.02 1,536.02 1,536.02 1,539.04 1,732.04
Sinn Féin Jim McVeigh* 11.79% 1,357 1,357 1,362 1,398 1,410 1,411 1,411 1,411.01 1,412.01 1,412.30 1,413.32 1,547.33
DUP Brian Kingston* 9.86% 1,134 1,136 1,154 1,154 1,157 1,207 1,311.58 1,313.63 1,715.63      
TUV Jolene Bunting 7.29% 839 842 852 854 856 865 865.63 866.51 888.87 905.88 1,123.89 1,135.16
UUP Bill Manwaring 5.66% 651 653 674 675 677 685 688.78 689.85 754.69 785.74 1,098.70 1,117.80
PUP Billy Mawhinney 5.28% 607 610 621 621 625 629 631.52 643.17 713.41 734.47    
SDLP Colin Keenan* 4.89% 563 566 635 697 809 809 809 809.04 812.67 813.75 818.31  
DUP Nicola Verner* 4.49% 516 516 519 519 521 609 621.60 622.26        
DUP Naomi Thompson* 3.17% 365 366 366 368 369              
Workers' Party John Lowry 2.57% 296 297 319 334                
Republican Network Tommy Doherty 2.45% 282 282 284                  
Alliance Sheila Gallagher 1.12% 129 130                    
NI21 Stuart Hunter 1.02% 117 117                    
Independent Willie Faulkner 0.16% 18                      
Electorate: 20,881   Valid: 11,505 (55.10%)   Spoilt: 304   Quota: 1,644   Turnout: 11,809 (56.55%)

Lisnasharragh

Lisnasharragh - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Alliance Michael Long* 16.44% 1,726                
DUP Aileen Graham 14.73% 1,546                
UUP Chris McGimpsey* 12.98% 1,362 1,370.19 1,384.20 1,432.10 1,462.40 1,464.37 1,764.37    
DUP Tommy Sandford* 9.34% 980 983.12 994.12 1,013.30 1,024.30 1,041.80 1,226.43 1,230.69 1,354.69
DUP Colin Hussey 8.73% 916 918.34 927.47 944.60 960.60 985.59 1,071.68 1,071.68 1,152.68
SDLP Kate Mullan* 8.36% 878 899.58 901.71 931.88 1,019.80 1,019.89 1,029.89 1,500.89  
Alliance Carole Howard* 8.19% 860 1,016.52 1,032.70 1,157.20 1,412.40 1,413.24 1,427.50 1,547.50  
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 6.07% 637 642.59 642.59 649.85 693.11 693.11 697.14    
PUP Helen Smyth 6.00% 630 631.04 641.04 660.17 684.30 684.72      
Green (NI) Connal Hughes 4.62% 485 497.35 503.48 590.17          
NI21 Leah McDonnell 3.00% 315 323.45 414.71            
NI21 Pete Wray 1.54% 162 163.82              
Electorate: 20,089   Valid: 10,497 (52.25%)   Spoilt: 159   Quota: 1,500   Turnout: 10,656 (53.04%)

Oldpark

Oldpark - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
Sinn Féin Mary Clarke 14.80% 1,559                      
Sinn Féin J.J. Magee* 11.77% 1,240 1,250 1,260 1,263.18 1,263.18 1,275.20 1,279.30 1,831.30        
Sinn Féin Gerry McCabe* 11.46% 1,207 1,214 1,226 1,229.69 1,229.69 1,239.70 1,239.70 1,341 1,627.40      
DUP Gareth McKee* 10.81% 1,139 1,141 1,141 1,141.03 1,213.03 1,234 1,437 1,438.10 1,438.10 2,116.10    
SDLP Nichola Mallon* 8.76% 923 955 970 972.73 972.73 1,110.80 1,119.80 1,176.70 1,204.60 1,211.60 1,219.60 1,247.60
Independent Dee Fennell 8.03% 846 859 980 982.55 984.55 1,004.60 1,008.60 1,035.10 1,042.50 1,046.50 1,050.50 1,086.50
PUP Julie-Anne Corr 7.35% 774 788 788 788.12 899.12 907.15 1,031.20 1,031.20 1,031.20 1,163.20 1,658.20  
DUP Lee Reynolds* 7.25% 764 768 768 768 802 817 888 889 889      
Sinn Féin John Loughran 6.62% 697 711 730 763.39 763.39 782.48 784.48          
UUP Colin Houston 3.47% 366 371 372 372.03 461.03 481.03            
Alliance Peter McReynolds 3.04% 320 347 349 349.30 352.30              
TUV Wayne Gilmour 3.01% 317 320 320 320                
Republican Network Sammy Cusick 2.09% 220 231                    
Workers' Party Christopher Bailie 1.55% 163                      
Electorate: 20,888   Valid: 10,535 (50.44%)   Spoilt: 258   Quota: 1,506   Turnout: 10,793 (51.67%)

Ormiston

Ormiston - 7 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
UUP Jim Rodgers* 14.53% 1,899                        
Alliance Mervyn Jones* 9.06% 1,184 1,188.48 1,222.48 1,231.76 1,298.76 1,356.46 1,367.46 1,378.60 1,412.60 1,418.60 1,898.74    
DUP Tom Haire* 8.20% 1,072 1,083.62 1,083.62 1,088.76 1,101.90 1,101.90 1,173.60 1,297.28 1,467.26 1,568.80 1,581.80 1,583.99 1,585.35
Alliance Ross McMullan 6.88% 899 902.50 949.50 950.78 987.78 1,063.48 1,066.48 1,077.90 1,090.90 1,102.04      
Alliance Laura McNamee* 6.87% 898 902.20 923.20 929.34 980.34 1,405.60 1,407.60 1,414.60 1,425.60 1,438.70 1,781.74    
Green (NI) Ross Brown 6.36% 831 836.18 853.18 872.32 970.02 996.30 1,015.30 1,038.58 1,108.14 1,158.70 1,270.26 1,408.96 1,506.88
DUP John Hussey* 6.28% 821 830.94 830.94 837.36 849.36 849.36 917.34 1,346.96 1,424.50 1,544 1,555.04 1,560.15 1,568.31
DUP Denny Vitty* 6.19% 809 834.90 836.90 847.46 860.46 864.46 907.88 1,020.56 1,078.84 1,304.48 1,318.04 1,328.99 1,334.43
DUP Brian Kennedy* 5.74% 750 763.72 765.72 773.56 780.70 783.98 811.68            
PUP Ian Shanks 5.51% 720 728.96 729.96 737.24 745.38 746.52 824.66 835.36 938.20        
TUV John Hiddleston 4.90% 640 647 648 654 657.14 658.14              
UUP Peter Johnston 4.76% 622 768.58 769.72 812.54 877.22 887.06 1,035.16 1,081.22 1,231.18 1,478.50 1,501.18 1,607.80 1,639.76
UKIP Stephen Crosby 4.73% 618 623.04 624.04 639.04 660.18 664.18 820.44 834          
Alliance Andrew Webb* 4.29% 561 565.76 572.76 581.90 611.90                
NI21 Ian Dickson 1.87% 245 246.82 248.82 255.82                  
NI21 Jayne Olorunda 1.47% 192 193.40 195.40 203.54                  
Conservative Ian Reid 1.24% 162 167.74 168.74                    
SDLP Michael McMillan 0.73% 95 95                      
Sinn Féin Laura Keenan 0.43% 56 56.14                      
Electorate: 20,881   Valid: 13,074 (62.61%)   Spoilt: 118   Quota: 1,635   Turnout: 13,192 (63.18%)

Titanic

Titanic - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
UUP Sonia Copeland 16.68% 1,651                  
Sinn Féin Niall Ó Donnghaile* 11.68% 1,156 1,156 1,183 1,198 1,207 1,211.14 1,218.14 1,218.14 1,222.14 1,228.70
PUP Dr. John Kyle* 11.62% 1,150 1,237.92 1,239.92 1,239.92 1,259.18 1,273.60 1,308.14 1,325.40 1,454.40  
DUP Gavin Robinson* 11.60% 1,148 1,179.78 1,179.78 1,181.78 1,187.92 1,191.92 1,205.34 1,322 1,418.04  
DUP Adam Newton* 10.27% 1,017 1,043.74 1,044.74 1,046.88 1,056.02 1,061.02 1,082.72 1,351.10 1,428.10  
Alliance David Armitage 7.88% 780 783.92 785.92 803.92 816.20 872.34 969.04 972.04 990.04 1,031.44
Alliance Máire Hendron* 7.26% 719 721.66 726.66 761.66 772.80 821.94 890.08 892.08 903.08 929.62
TUV Harry Toan 5.84% 578 606.56 607.56 607.56 610.98 615.98 624.52 634.52 793.78  
UKIP Jonny Lavery 5.49% 544 564.72 566.72 569.86 577 587.14 603.56 610.98    
DUP Sam White 4.20% 416 423.70 423.84 423.84 426.84 431.84 433.12      
NI21 Jimmy Davidson 2.55% 252 257.88 257.88 261.88 271.16 311.30        
Green (NI) Gregor Claus 2.14% 212 213.26 215.26 221.26 242.40          
Socialist Party Tommy Black 1.09% 108 111.50 113.50 120.50            
SDLP Peter Devlin 1.00% 99 99.42 106.42              
Workers' Party Kevin McNally 0.71% 70 70.14                
Electorate: 21,425   Valid: 9,900 (46.21%)   Spoilt: 182   Quota: 1,415   Turnout: 10,082 (47.06%)

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ Text of Bill Northern Ireland Assembly
  3. ^ Belfast City Council
  4. ^ Belfast City Council
  5. ^ Election 2014
  6. ^ Results
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