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

All 20 seats to Armagh District Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP SDLP DUP
Seats won 11 5 2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Alliance Independent
Seats won 1 1

Elections to Armagh District Council were held on 30 May 1973 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used four district electoral areas to elect a total of 20 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 11 10,405 45.4%
SDLP 5 5,200 22.7%
DUP 2 2,601 11.3%
Alliance 1 1,785 7.8%
Independent 1 1,130 4.9%
Republican Clubs 0 1,070 4.7%
NI Labour 0 583 2.5%
Unity 0 153 0.7%
Totals 20 22,927 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Armagh District Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP SDLP DUP Alliance Others
Area A 34.3 2 14.6 0 24.8 1 5.3 0 21.0 1 4
Area B 53.6 4 14.4 1 20.5 1 9.1 0 2.4 0 6
Area C 44.1 2 34.8 2 0.0 0 7.0 1 14.1 0 5
Area D 44.4 3 28.0 2 0.0 0 8.7 0 18.9 0 5
Total 45.4 11 22.7 5 11.3 2 7.8 1 12.8 1 20

Districts results

Area A

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

Armagh Area A - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Douglas Hutchinson 24.83% 1,076              
UUP Mary Huey 16.87% 731 847.55 849.97 849.97 930.97      
UUP Samuel Foster 17.44% 756 837.9 837.9 837.9 876.9      
Independent D. Magee 11.14% 483 484.05 517.26 528.26 570.73 590.73 680.94 795.94
SDLP Francis McIlvanna 8.84% 383 383 398 415.21 435.21 437.21 606.21 729.21
Republican Clubs T. C. McGleenan 3.39% 147 147 198 320 323 323 349  
SDLP S. R. D. Coyle 5.81% 252 252 263 267 302.21 303.21    
Alliance R. W. Anderson 5.31% 230 235.46 237.46 238.46        
Republican Clubs P. McCusker 3.32% 144 144.21 157.21          
Republican Clubs M. J. Toal 1.75% 76 76            
NI Labour P. Hunter 0.74% 32 32.84            
Independent P. Fox 0.55% 24 24            
Electorate: 5,667   Valid: 4,334 (76.48%)   Spoilt: 88   Quota: 867   Turnout: 4,422 (78.03%)  

Area B

1973: 4 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP

Armagh Area B - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Thomas Black 20.51% 1,525              
UUP Nathaniel McMahon 16.26% 1,209              
SDLP Seamus Mallon 14.41% 1,071              
UUP William Henning 14.10% 1,048 1,168.45            
UUP Nelson Huddleston 10.17% 756 838.5 890.46 929.76 931.76 961.08 994.87 1,127.87
UUP Andrew Crothers 6.66% 495 646.14 687.06 729.66 729.99 748.44 763.25 942.29
UUP Thomas Hutchinson 6.40% 476 543.32 586.64 607.64 609.76 642.93 678.69 781.7
Alliance Austin Best 4.32% 321 326.61 328.17 328.47 334.8 416.57 638.41  
Alliance John Lamb 3.23% 240 249.24 252.6 252.9 267.9 329.9    
Alliance Harden Glendinning 1.56% 116 119.63 120.35 120.35 141.47      
Independent Robert Newell 1.30% 97 108.55 110.95 112.15 112.15      
NI Labour Eamon McCann 1.08% 80 80.66 81.02 81.02        
Electorate: 9,667   Valid: 7,434 (76.90%)   Spoilt: 115   Quota: 1,063   Turnout: 7,549 (78.09%)  

Area C

1973: 2 x SDLP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance

Armagh Area C - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP J. Reid 28.39% 1,544          
SDLP Patrick Fegan 17.93% 975          
UUP W. Shilliday 15.66% 852 1,474.79        
SDLP M. Cunningham 11.33% 616 616.82 618.46 653.88 895.25 1,026.25
Alliance Eugene Connolly 7.04% 383 385.46 559.3 563.78 584.89 696.09
Independent E. Conroy 8.99% 489 489.41 494.74 501.25 521.36 571.52
NI Labour J. Fullerton 5.11% 278 281.69 334.99 340.87 363.77  
SDLP P. Nugent 5.55% 302 302.41 303.23 318.7    
Electorate: 7,398   Valid: 5,439 (73.52%)   Spoilt: 166   Quota: 907   Turnout: 5,605 (75.76%)  

Area D

1973: 3 x UUP, 2 x SDLP

Armagh Area D - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
UUP Frederick Armstrong 27.69% 1,584                          
SDLP Bernard McManus 11.63% 665 665 668 677 678 684 711 749 822 827 837 1,071    
UUP Robert Mercer 8.27% 473 779.54 779.54 779.54 779.54 779.54 781.54 781.54 781.54 802.85 802.85 805.85 910.12  
SDLP Oliver Tobin 7.06% 404 404.39 404.39 406.39 406.39 407.39 427.39 436.39 534.39 540.39 544.39 675.39 875.39 984.58
UUP Norman Creswell 8.41% 481 772.72 772.72 773.5 773.5 773.5 775.89 780.06 780.06 790.93 794.62 797.62 888.91 888.91
Republican Clubs Patrick Houlahan 4.65% 266 266 275 276 297 368 377 398 403 405 720 747 769 775.71
Alliance J. Fitzgerald 4.81% 275 282.8 282.8 287.8 287.8 288.8 309.8 313.8 323.8 523.75 530.75 553.75    
SDLP T. M. McIntegart 5.26% 301 301 305 311 314 321 350 369 417 423 431      
Republican Clubs A. P. Cassin 4.62% 264 264.39 270.39 271.39 297.39 323.39 327.39 365.39 367.39 369.39        
Alliance M. K. Lamb 3.85% 220 227.02 227.02 227.41 227.41 229.41 251.41 251.41 258.41          
SDLP M. M. McReynolds 4.04% 231 231 231 232 233 234 244 246            
Unity Patrick Agnew 2.67% 153 154.17 164.17 165.17 167.17 171.17 177.17              
NI Labour Paddy Grimes 2.48% 142 142.39 142.39 164.39 164.39 164.39                
Republican Clubs J. Trainor 1.80% 103 103 104 105 120                  
Republican Clubs E. P. Reilly 1.22% 70 70 71 71                    
NI Labour G. J. McCreesh 0.89% 51 52.17 52.17                      
Independent G. R. Mackey 0.65% 37 37                        
Electorate: 8,434   Valid: 5,720 (67.82%)   Spoilt: 122   Quota: 954   Turnout: 5,842 (69.27%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Banbridge". Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 26 July 2021.