1973 Antrim District Council election
May 30, 1973 (1973-05-30) 1977 →

All 15 seats to Antrim District Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP Alliance Vanguard
Seats won 9 2 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DUP Independent Independent Nationalist
Seats won 1 1 1

Elections to Antrim District Council were held on 30 May 1973 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used three district electoral areas to elect a total of 15 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 9 7,038 49.4%
Alliance 2 2,291 16.1%
Independent 1 2,079 14.6%
Vanguard 1 866 6.1%
DUP 1 748 5.3%
Independent Nationalist 1 584 4.1%
SDLP 0 343 2.4%
NI Labour 0 287 2.0%
Totals 15 14,236 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Antrim District Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Alliance Vanguard DUP Others
Area A 32.2 2 7.7 0 0.0 0 16.2 1 43.9 2 5
Area B 72.9 4 12.1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 15.0 0 5
Area C 46.1 3 26.3 1 15.9 1 0.0 0 11.7 0 5
Total 49.4 9 16.1 2 6.1 1 5.3 1 23.1 2 15

Districts results

Area A

1973: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent, 1 x Independent Nationalist

Antrim Area A - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Stewart Dunlop 16.19% 748 756 836    
Independent Nationalist John Heffron 12.64% 584 632 634 634.81 939.81
Independent Hugh O'Donnell 13.96% 645 719 724 724 837
UUP Bolton Minford 13.03% 602 662 755 763.91 773.91
UUP James Graham 10.32% 477 492 714 760.17 763.17
Independent R. C. Rainey 8.81% 407 458 474 482.1 497.1
Independent James Totten 8.48% 392 462 462 462.81  
UUP John Blakeley 8.87% 410 423      
Alliance Bill Simpson 5.15% 238        
Alliance Bob McElroy 2.55% 118        
Electorate: 6,461   Valid: 4,621 (71.52%)   Spoilt: 87   Quota: 771   Turnout: 4,708 (72.87%)  

Area B

1973: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance

Antrim Area B - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP Edgar Wallace 19.90% 832            
UUP George Dundas 14.69% 614 629.84 635.32 722.32      
UUP Robert Erwin 15.31% 640 669.92 680.88 705.88      
Alliance John McCourt 6.70% 280 280.8 452.24 498.88 782.88    
UUP Alexander Wilson 10.64% 445 492.84 503.12 524.76 543.76 597.96 606.76
UUP William Jones 12.32% 515 545.72 555.52 564.32 566.48 581.48 597.32
SDLP Francis O'Brien 8.20% 343 343.16 357.16 420.16      
NI Labour William Gregg 6.86% 287 288.76 300.56        
Alliance Patricia MacKean 5.38% 225 230.76          
Electorate: 6,211   Valid: 4,181 (67.32%)   Spoilt: 55   Quota: 697   Turnout: 4,236 (68.20%)  

Area C

1973: 3 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Vanguard

Antrim Area C - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alliance Michael O'Donoghue 17.28% 939                  
UUP Samuel McCombe 14.89% 809 809.18 810.24 874.24 876.24 899.27 908.27      
Vanguard James Clarke 9.85% 535 535.06 536.06 538.06 541.06 566.06 878.06 936.06    
UUP James Craig 10.01% 544 544.06 547.06 572.06 573.09 600.09 609.09 694.18 700.18 947.21
UUP Jack Allen 8.63% 469 469.15 470.27 504.27 507.3 548.3 553.3 600.36 613.11 895.92
Alliance William Gawn 3.28% 178 182.41 298.83 300.83 479.72 513.14 514.14 696.4 699.4 733.43
UUP William Clarke 9.33% 507 507.06 510.09 522.09 525.09 541.09 544.09 599.12 607.37  
Independent Thomas Simpson 7.31% 397 398.29 399.5 412.5 418.65 490.86 497.86      
Vanguard David McCreight 6.09% 331 331 331 336 337 349        
Independent Peter Neish 4.38% 238 238.39 240.48 257.48 256.69          
Alliance Charlie Greer 3.11% 169 172.36 203.49 206.49            
UUP R. W. Rutherford-Browne 3.20% 174 174 176              
Alliance Alan Finlay 2.65% 144 162.06                
Electorate: 9,206   Valid: 5,434 (59.03%)   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 906   Turnout: 5,523 (59.99%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Antrim". Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.