1973 Ballymoney Borough Council election
May 30, 1973 (1973-05-30) 1977 →

All 16 seats to Ballymoney Borough Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP Ind U Independent
Seats won 4 4 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party SDLP DUP Alliance
Seats won 2 1 1

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent Nationalist
Seats won 1

Elections to Ballymoney Borough 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 16 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 4 2,933 33.3%
Ind U 4 1,898 21.5%
Independent 3 1,877 21.3%
SDLP 2 824 9.3%
Independent Nationalist 1 702 8.0%
DUP 1 687 7.8%
Alliance 1 679 7.7%
Totals 16 8,815 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Ballymoney Borough Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP SDLP DUP Alliance Others
Area A 17.1 1 0.0 0 34.2 1 0.0 0 48.7 2 4
Area B 35.9 3 19.3 2 0.0 0 3.9 0 40.9 3 8
Area C 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 20.1 1 78.2 3 4
Total 33.3 4 9.3 2 7.8 1 7.7 1 41.9 8 16

Districts results

Area A

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

Ballymoney Area A - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Ind U Kenneth Bamford 22.59% 453        
UUP R. D. Gilmour 17.06% 342 352.67 418.67    
DUP David Hanna 19.25% 386 389.41 401.41 402.66  
Independent W. Campbell 9.18% 184 210.51 226.26 237.76 374.36
DUP T. Milligan 15.01% 301 303.64 316.64 317.64 347.08
Independent T. L. McElderry 10.32% 207 209.64 230.97 233.47  
Independent M. A. Hunter 6.58% 132 135.08      
Electorate: 3,947   Valid: 2,005 (50.80%)   Spoilt: 29   Quota: 402   Turnout: 2,034 (51.53%)  

Area B

1973: 3 x UUP, 2 x SDLP, 2 x Independent Unionist, 1 x Independent Nationalist

Ballymoney Area B - 8 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Nationalist Edward McClements 16.42% 702              
Ind U Joe Gaston 14.11% 603              
SDLP John Mulholland 10.79% 461 573.96            
Ind U William Logan 10.34% 442 442.32 519.81          
SDLP Harry Connolly 8.49% 363 466.36 466.36 556.52        
UUP Patricia Ellis 9.80% 419 419.32 424.36 424.64 424.64 490.48    
UUP Samuel Montgomery 7.81% 334 335.28 342.63 342.91 345.39 391.81 441.88 458.13
UUP Robert Chestnutt 8.12% 347 347 364.22 364.22 364.84 382.58 415.47 435.23
UUP J. F. Jamison 6.62% 283 283 295.81 295.81 296.43 316.05 356.3 362.41
Alliance T. Stuart 3.93% 168 172.16 173.21 179.09 255.35 255.56    
UUP J. G. Lyons 3.56% 152 152.32 154.84 154.84 155.46      
Electorate: 7,161   Valid: 4,274 (59.68%)   Spoilt: 72   Quota: 475   Turnout: 4,346 (60.69%)  

Area C

1973: 2 x Independent, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent Unionist

Ballymoney Area C - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Independent Robert McComb 29.69% 753        
Independent Mary Holmes 14.16% 359 438.56 482.78 502.2 579.2
Alliance Brendan Smyth 14.83% 376 390.96 395.64 496.36 516.36
Ind U Frederick Holland 15.77% 400 436.72 456.76 466.12 514.76
UUP James Simpson 10.69% 271 301.6 325.08 334.42 377.98
Independent G. S. H. Hughes 5.95% 151 191.8 210.28 222.3  
Alliance J. A. Scott 5.32% 135 144.18 152.88    
Independent J. Pollock 3.59% 91 121.94      
Electorate: 4,073   Valid: 2,536 (62.26%)   Spoilt: 22   Quota: 508   Turnout: 2,558 (62.80%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Ballymoney". Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 11 July 2021.