1973 Belfast City Council election
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30 May 1973 1977 →

All 51 seats to Belfast City Council
26 seats needed for a majority
Turnout62.54%

1973 Belfast City Council election (most voted party by electoral area).svg
Map showing results by electoral area.

Council control before election

Irish Unionist

Council control after election

No overall control

Elections to Belfast City Council were held on 30 May 1973 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used eight district electoral areas to elect a total of 51 councillors.

The elections were the first following the reorganisation of local government in Northern Ireland, brought about by the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 & Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972, which replaced the previous FPTP ward system with a new system of proportional representation using multi-member district electoral areas.

The Ulster Unionist Party maintained its position as the largest party, winning just short of a majority, and William Christie continued as Lord Mayor.

Results by party

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 25 83,658 50.7%
Alliance 8 22,081 13.4%
SDLP 7 18,827 11.4%
NI Labour 2 9,046 5.5%
Republican Clubs 2 6,584 4.0%
United Loyalist 2 6,274 3.8%
Ind U 2 4,997 3.0%
DUP 2 3,860 2.3%
Loyalist Coalition 1 4,823 2.9%
Republican Labour 0 2,594 1.6%
Independent Unionist Loyalist 0 967 0.6%
Independent Ratepayer 0 610 0.4%
Communist Party 0 211 0.1%
Ulster Liberal 0 172 0.1%
Non-Party 0 88 0.1%
Independent 0 180 0.1%
Totals 51 168,667 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Belfast City Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Alliance SDLP NILP RC DUP Others
Area A 55.4 4 10.6 1 5.2 0 6.1 1 0.0 0 8.2 0 14.5 1 7
Area B 62.3 5 19.6 1 0.0 0 5.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 12.7 0 7
Area C 54.7 4 22.8 2 4.5 0 4.7 0 2.4 0 0.0 0 10.9 0 6
Area D 7.0 0 19.3 1 44.5 4 4.0 0 18.2 1 0.0 0 7.0 0 6
Area E 39.9 1 7.4 1 7.3 0 10.2 1 0.0 0 13.5 1 21.7 2 6
Area F 49.2 3 3.8 0 18.7 1 2.5 0 16.1 1 7.5 1 2.2 0 6
Area G 56.6 3 3.3 1 16.5 1 3.9 0 4.8 0 0.0 0 14.9 0 6
Area H 62.0 5 15.9 1 14.8 1 4.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 2.6 0 7
Total 50.7 25 13.4 8 11.4 7 5.5 2 4.0 2 2.3 2 12.7 5 51

Districts results

Area A

1973: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Vanguard, 1 x NILP

Area A - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
UUP Grace Bannister 25.50% 6,328                              
UUP William Blair 6.04% 1,498 3,050 3,050 3,053.5 3,065.5 3,066.5 3,098.5 3,103.5                
UUP Benjamin Horan 11.15% 2,768 2,958.5 2,959.5 2,959.5 2,982 2,984 3,069.5 3,075.5 3,099 3,176            
UUP Thomas Gildea 6.44% 1,598 2,079 2,079 2,084.5 2,096.5 2,096.5 2,111 2,122 2,146.5 2,170.5 2,786 2,792 3,714      
Alliance Patricia Carson 5.30% 1,315 1,373 1,376 1,440 1,440 1,457 1,459 1,675.5 2,398.5 2,410 2,444.5 2,444.5 2,535.5 2,688.5 3,226.5  
Vanguard William Elliott 5.33% 1,322 1,358.5 1,358.5 1,358.5 1,418.5 1,419.5 1,498 1,500 1,506 1,622 1,698 1,705 1,773.5 1,847.5 1,850.5 3,049
NI Labour Erskine Holmes 5.39% 1,337 1,378.5 1,421.5 1,431.5 1,437 1,662.5 1,669.5 1,730 1,841 1,856 1,881.5 1,884.5 1,953 2,048 2,860.5 2,901.5
DUP Thomas Wright 4.67% 1,158 1,176.5 1,177.5 1,177.5 1,209.5 1,212.5 1,269.5 1,271.5 1,273.5 1,860.5 1,889 1,927 2,025 2,184 2,187 2,391.5
United Loyalist W. Dougherty 4.83% 1,198 1,265 1,265 1,265 1,317 1,317 1,405 1,406 1,414 1,527.5 1,568 1,571 1,619 1,666 1,670  
SDLP Ben Caraher 5.25% 1,302 1,309.5 1,329.5 1,332.5 1,332.5 1,445 1,446 1,483 1,502.5 1,504 1,509.5 1,510.5 1,512.5 1,512.5    
UUP John McKeown 4.11% 1,021 1,218.5 1,218.5 1,221.5 1,226.5 1,226.5 1,238 1,240 1,252 1,274 1,463.5 1,476.5        
UUP Emma Dunbar 2.20% 546 964.5 965.5 967.5 971.5 971.5 996.5 1,001.5 1,020.5 1,056            
DUP W. G. Greene 3.52% 874 905 907 907 937.5 940.5 1,004.5 1,005.5 1,013.5              
Alliance Sam Edgerton 2.83% 702 716 720 756 761 780 784 979.5                
Alliance Bernadette Hopkirk 1.73% 430 435.5 436.5 494.5 497 550 552                  
Ind U J. Keenan 1.74% 432 443 443 446 479 480                    
NI Labour J. Murray 1.70% 421 422.5 440.5 446.5 450.5                      
Ulster Constitution Party Lindsay Mason 1.09% 271 280 280 281                        
Alliance Jacqueline Maguire 0.77% 192 194 196                          
Communist Party H. Moore 0.41% 101 101                            
Electorate: 38,311   Valid: 24,814 (64.77%)   Spoilt: 360   Quota: 3,102   Turnout: 25,174 (65.71%)  

Area B

1973: 5 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x United Loyalist

Area B - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
UUP Joshua Cardwell 25.41% 6,708                      
UUP John Allen 14.81% 3,910                      
United Loyalist H. K. Dickey 12.77% 3,371                      
Alliance Michael Brown 9.65% 2,549 2,646.41 2,685.56 2,707.71 2,708.93 2,860.37 2,899.56 3,386.56        
UUP William Corry 5.64% 1,488 2,786.46 3,156.21 3,158.38 3,174.74 3,193.73 3,212.88 3,266.45 3,331.45      
UUP Thomas Patton 6.94% 1,833 2,274.66 2,305.86 2,310.37 2,332.83 2,342.57 2,354.71 2,372.88 2,490.79 2,491.87 2,498.14 3,223.5
UUP H. Cranston 4.11% 1,085 1,953.53 2,024.63 2,029.29 2,036.75 2,041.6 2,056.47 2,095.94 2,170.59 2,175.99 2,194.23 3,261.63
Alliance David Wonnacott 4.56% 1,205 1,241.21 1,243.31 1,260.37 1,260.71 1,536 1,546.59 1,902.65 2,630.45 2,705.33 2,707.04 2,896.56
UUP Dorothy Dunlop 5.41% 1,428 1,942.59 1,988.64 1,992.3 2,002.48 2,009.67 2,028.6 2,074.11 2,144.78 2,148.56 2,152.55  
NI Labour William Gunning 2.18% 575 607.64 609.74 795.29 797.43 804.64 1,290.46 1,328.86        
Alliance Samuel Coulson 3.33% 878 920.84 930.44 936.63 936.99 1,024.69 1,048.94          
NI Labour H. Conway 1.92% 507 533.52 539.07 626.58 627.76 631.8            
Alliance P. Miller 2.02% 534 555.93 558.93 566.59 567.13              
NI Labour W. Kirkpatrick 1.26% 332 343.73 344.63                  
Electorate: 39,227   Valid: 26,403 (67.31%)   Spoilt: 385   Quota: 3,301   Turnout: 26,788 (68.29%)  

Area C

1973: 4 x UUP, 2 x Alliance

Area C - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Alliance David Cook 10.60% 2,241 2,254 2,327 2,360 2,584 3,027      
UUP John Webster 13.11% 2,770 2,771 2,771 2,946 2,952 2,985 3,023    
Alliance Muriel Pritchard 5.55% 1,172 1,174 1,176 1,198 1,427 1,757 2,279 3,158  
UUP F. J. McGibben 10.63% 2,247 2,247 2,247 2,278 2,296 2,314 2,355 2,364 3,114
UUP John William Kennedy 12.35% 2,611 2,616 2,618 2,648 2,660 2,678 2,743 2,753 3,113
UUP W. D. Gilmore 11.93% 2,522 2,525 2,528 2,616 2,626 2,645 2,726 2,741 3,003
United Loyalist N. McNarry 8.01% 1,693 1,694 1,697 1,794 1,797 1,806 1,857 1,871 1,926
UUP N. Preston 6.64% 1,404 1,404 1,404 1,420 1,424 1,432 1,453 1,464  
SDLP Mary Scott 4.49% 948 949 1,149 1,160 1,177 1,197 1,413    
NI Labour Brian Garrett 3.87% 817 957 1,029 1,077 1,103 1,146      
Alliance William Jeffrey 3.46% 731 737 745 800 948        
Alliance W. McDonough 3.22% 681 683 685 699          
Independent D. Donaghy 2.87% 610 614 639            
Republican Clubs P. Callaghan 2.38% 503 508              
NI Labour W. Copley 0.88% 186                
Electorate: 32,071   Valid: 21,136 (65.90%)   Spoilt: 210   Quota: 3,020   Turnout: 21,346 (66.56%)  

Area D

1973: 4 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Republican Clubs

Area D - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
SDLP J. Gillespie 15.46% 2,306                                      
Republican Clubs Raymond O'Hagan 4.35% 649 649.84 652.84 652.84 652.84 657.84 663.91 791.91 796.91 799.91 985.05 996.26 1,005.47 1,035.47 1,040.75 1,509.82 1,573.78 1,574.78 2,559.38  
SDLP Desmond O'Donnell 8.93% 1,332 1,360.84 1,364.91 1,366.98 1,371.19 1,383.19 1,394.19 1,402.19 1,406.19 1,414.33 1,416.33 1,471.82 1,690.48 1,728.97 1,760.95 1,776.02 2,114.9 2,115.9 2,138.32  
Alliance P. D. Corrie 7.77% 1,159 1,162.92 1,163.92 1,164.92 1,167.99 1,174.99 1,175.99 1,177.99 1,184.06 1,266.06 1,268.06 1,351.13 1,366.41 1,386.48 1,656.7 1,668.9 1,698.18 1,810.18 1,853.18 1,819.18
SDLP J. P. McCarron 5.84% 871 954.09 959.16 963.65 965.72 971.93 979.07 983.07 1,004.21 1,015.95 1,017.42 1,099.96 1,176.73 1,244.36 1,272.78 1,286.13 1,493.21 1,498.21 1,566.26 1,701.26
SDLP P. G. Wilson 7.24% 1,080 1,087.14 1,088.14 1,091.14 1,097.14 1,104.35 1,108.4 1,112.42 1,136.49 1,145.7 1,152.7 1,183.7 1,294.75 1,332.96 1,356.1 1,383.17 1,532.53 1,553.53 1,572.53 1,687.53
Alliance Reginald Donnelly 5.52% 822 825.29 827.29 828.29 832.29 838.29 839.29 847.29 849.36 923.43 924.43 986.57 1,005.64 1,023.92 1,364.48 1,375.55 1,396.76 1,441.76 1,468.83 1,483.83
Republican Clubs John Brady 5.08% 758 758.91 765.91 773.05 774.05 775.05 787.19 866.19 888.86 889.26 945.26 955.47 963.47 1,136.89 1,143.89 1,383.03 1,412.1 1,412.1    
UUP A. W. Shaw 7.01% 1,045 1,045.07 1,045.07 1,046.07 1,046.07 1,049.07 1,050.07 1,050.07 1,050.07 1,052.07 1,052.07 1,057.07 1,058.07 1,059.07 1,065.14 1,066.14 1,066.14      
SDLP A. McKenna 3.55% 530 541.97 548.97 562.11 565.11 568.11 672.18 676.18 680.18 701.39 709.39 730.88 808.37 851.72 878.14 909.21        
Republican Clubs Ethel McAllister 4.59% 684 684.56 686.56 691.7 691.7 691.7 692.7 709.7 727.84 729.84 818.84 826.05 832.05 861.12 866.12          
Alliance A. J. McGrogan 3.82% 569 572.01 573.08 573.08 579.15 585.22 585.22 586.22 588.22 691.29 698.29 754.36 764.36 772.71            
Republican Labour D. Barnes 2.41% 360 362.66 376.66 388.73 389.73 392.73 451.73 454.73 592.8 596.94 607.01 634.08 652.15              
SDLP O'Connor 3.51% 524 529.32 532.32 533.32 534.32 537.32 543.6 544.6 550.6 557.67 565.74 583.81                
NI Labour T. Hannon 2.19% 326 329.64 330.64 334.64 362.64 501.64 508.64 508.64 526.71 538.71 539.71                  
Republican Clubs Bernard McDonagh 2.28% 340 340.21 343.21 346.42 346.42 346.42 346.49 369.49 378.56 381.56                    
Alliance Monica Slavin 2.23% 332 332.98 334.05 336.05 341.12 345.12 350.12 351.12 353.12                      
Republican Labour J. Flanigan 1.62% 241 241.84 248.84 275.84 275.84 277.84 299.84 303.84                        
Republican Clubs J. J. McElroy 1.85% 276 276.07 281.07 283.07 283.07 285.07 291.07                          
Republican Labour J. J. McNamee 1.72% 256 256.7 264.84 269.84 271.91 272.91                            
NI Labour R. Watson 1.13% 169 169.56 170.56 171.56 220.63                              
NI Labour P. Moyna 0.73% 109 109.63 112.63 112.7                                
Republican Labour J. Lavelle 0.60% 90 91.26 97.33                                  
Republican Labour F. McDermott 0.58% 86 86.49                                    
Electorate: 34,437   Valid: 14,914 (43.31%)   Spoilt: 1,001   Quota: 2,131   Turnout: 15,915 (46.21%)  

Area E

1973: 1 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x NILP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x United Loyalist, 1 x Independent Unionist

Area E - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP William Christie 39.88% 7,875              
DUP Fred Proctor 10.92% 2,156 3,413.95            
Ind U Hugh Smyth 10.86% 2,145 3,131.7            
NI Labour Billy Boyd 8.90% 1,758 2,439.85 2,485.73 2,518.7 2,554.11 2,808.9 2,879.9  
United Loyalist David Smylie 6.13% 1,210 1,761.2 2,295.1 2,463.53 2,556.84 2,578.66 2,581.61 3,030.61
Alliance James Robinson 7.35% 1,452 2,003.85 2,051.95 2,071.27 2,104.13 2,183.45 2,216.75 2,487.35
SDLP J. P. Goan 5.12% 1,012 1,016.55 1,018.03 1,018.03 1,018.03 1,388.98 1,974.63 1,985.47
DUP K. B. Hoy 2.60% 514 1,110.05 1,247.32 1,309.48 1,352.84 1,376.8 1,380.8  
Republican Labour T. Fleming 4.26% 842 845.25 845.25 845.25 845.9 870.9    
SDLP P. J. Tanney 2.19% 432 433.3 433.67 434.3 434.51      
NI Labour George Chambers 1.34% 264 338.1 346.24 349.6 358.59      
Independent J. Moore 0.45% 88 208.25 223.79 236.81        
Electorate: 31,548   Valid: 19,748 (62.60%)   Spoilt: 267   Quota: 2,822   Turnout: 20,015 (63.44%)  

Area F

1973: 3 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Republican Clubs

Area F - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
UUP Harry Fletcher 21.82% 3,441                              
UUP James Stewart 21.06% 3,320                              
UUP Thomas Murphy 6.34% 1,000 2,049.24 2,971.48                          
SDLP Paddy Devlin 14.22% 2,242 2,242 2,242.64 2,242.96 2,259.96                      
Republican Clubs Jim Sullivan 4.66% 735 735.34 735.66 735.98 740.98 752.98 753.98 753.98 756.98 758.98 772.98 1,072.98 1,072.98 1,461.98 1,691.64 2,419.62
DUP William Spence 7.55% 1,190 1,286.9 1,389.3 1,768.5 1,771.46 1,776.1 1,779.1 1,796.54 1,796.54 1,797.86 1,808.06 1,859.24 1,860.56 1,861.56 1,935.46 1,939.46
SDLP Owen Allen 3.01% 475 475.34 475.98 476.3 482.62 493.62 524.62 533.42 536.36 704.56 720.05 804.39 877.39 896.71 1,228.12 1,282.44
Republican Clubs Sean O'Hare 4.44% 700 700.68 701.64 701.64 705.64 720.64 744.64 747.64 748.13 751.62 751.62 769.94 850.92 1,089.92 1,111.24  
Alliance Mary Smyth 2.35% 370 376.12 382.2 413.88 416.22 431.9 423.24 448.44 448.44 475.44 693.79 859.69 872.69 876.69    
Republican Clubs A. Dornan 3.55% 560 560 560.32 560.32 562.32 546.32 595.32 595.32 595.32 595.64 597.64 606.64 681.64      
Republican Clubs Sean Flynn 3.41% 538 538.34 538.66 538.98 539.98 543.98 556.98 558.98 559.96 573.96 576.96 581.96        
NI Labour T. Magee 1.47% 232 538.34 538.66 538.98 539.98 543.98 556.98 558.98 559.96 573.96 576.96          
Alliance P. Woods 1.46% 230 231.02 234.22 249.58 260.58 258.9 258.9 270.82 272.29 285.29            
SDLP Desmond Gillespie 1.46% 230 231.02 231.02 231.98 234.98 237.98 257.98 265.3 265.79              
NI Labour W. Ritchie 1.05% 165 170.44 180.36 213.32 213.66 229.98 232.98                  
Republican Labour W. J. Clarke 0.82% 129 129.34 129.34 129.66 179.66 186.66                    
Communist Party Betty Sinclair 0.70% 110 110.68 111.96 113.88 115.22                      
Republican Labour Margaret McKenna 0.46% 72 72 72.64 73.28                        
Republican Labour J. Marron 0.18% 29 31.72 33.64 33.96                        
Electorate: 27,067   Valid: 15,768 (58.26%)   Spoilt: 622   Quota: 2,253   Turnout: 16,390 (60.55%)  

Area G

1973: 3 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent Unionist

Area G - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
UUP Margaret Laird 20.90% 3,632                            
UUP Herbert Ditty 20.46% 3,556                            
SDLP Gerry Fitt 16.55% 2,876                            
UUP Hugh Kidd 15.25% 2,651                            
Ind U Samuel Millar 13.18% 2,291 3,210.98                          
Alliance Mary McKeown 3.29% 572 680.68 1,104.32 1,194 1,259.66 1,314.91 1,315.05 1,320.88 1,331.8 1,334.48 1,366.76 1,386.81 1,408.92 1,618.44 1,757.85
NI Labour T. Pakenham 1.05% 182 240.14 552.26 670.06 677.06 723.3 724.44 727.42 757.33 738.57 860.69 867.43 882.73 1,242.63 1,366.79
Republican Clubs John McAlea 2.16% 376 376.76 384.24 385 433.86 434.37 435.93 440.35 446.91 515.49 517.33 585.17 971.62 1,029.61  
Republican Clubs J. Boyle 2.12% 368 398.02 533.34 568.3 627.66 653.16 653.86 661.66 671.64 673.79 779.83 803.97 847.81    
Republican Clubs F. P. McGlade 1.67% 291 292.9 296.3 296.3 340.54 341.56 343.26 346.68 348.82 451.24 457.64 547.92      
Republican Labour Jim O'Kane 1.11% 193 193.38 194.06 194.44 277.6 277.94 295.68 305.6 315 333.75 339.57        
NI Labour Jack Sharkey 0.76% 132 143.78 228.78 260.7 282.96 301.83 304.33 312.6 328.29 330.69          
Republican Clubs D. O'Hare 1.00% 174 174.38 177.78 177.78 198.22 198.9 200.16 205 206.7            
Independent J. P. Rigby 0.01% 13 16.42 81.7 108.3 112.08 122.62 122.76 154.57              
Independent Moya Saunders 0.03% 52 56.56 77.64 90.56 100.42 105.17 106.31                
Republican Labour H. Scullion 0.01% 19 19.38 20.06 20.44 31.64 31.64                  
Electorate: 29,530   Valid: 17,378 (58.85%)   Spoilt: 517   Quota: 2,483   Turnout: 17,895 (60.60%)  

Area H

1973: 5 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP

Area H - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
UUP John Carson 22.24% 5,518                              
UUP Frank Millar 16.09% 3,993                              
SDLP Thomas Donnelly 10.75% 2,667 2,668.32 2,669.01 2,671.01 2,701.24 2,701.24 2,934.24 2,956.91 2,989.91 3,013.91 3,162.91          
Alliance John Ferguson 9.15% 2,271 2,325.12 2,336.12 2,347.92 2,370.15 2,384.26 2,389.26 2,424.69 2,474.68 2,805.17 3,160.17          
UUP Myles Humphreys 7.80% 1,935 2,443.64 2,583.48 2,609.11 2,613.78 2,637.6 2,637.83 2,656.64 2,668.86 2,686.42 2,706.16 2,706.74 2,998.55 3,215.55    
UUP Mary Creighton 2.94% 730 1,792.16 1,974.32 1,987.98 1,995.32 2,026.6 2,026.6 2,051.29 2,064.96 2,078.18 2,157.54 2,158.12 2,489.68 2,892.62 3,127.62  
UUP W. Shannon 5.09% 1,263 1,471.56 1,585.41 1,592.28 1,598.11 1,616.52 1,616.52 1,622.98 1,631.53 1,640.64 1,648.08 1,648.08 1,908.68 2,187.26 2,291.6 2,359.61
UUP H. E. Smith 5.02% 1,245 1,379.64 1,444.04 1,455.27 1,464.82 1,478.61 1,478.61 1,485.95 1,500.73 1,526.05 1,540.72 1,542.16 1,715.71 1,965.18 2,162.03 2,207.17
Alliance Maureen McManus 3.93% 974 980.16 981.31 983.31 1,003.31 1,010.75 1,013.75 1,027.19 1,075.19 1,406.39 1,566.17 1,621.85 1,638.53 1,657.53    
Ulster Constitution Party David Riddelsdell 3.90% 967 1,045.76 1,199.4 1,204.72 1,209.95 1,252.8 1,254.8 1,258.47 1,262.14 1,263.81 1,280.59 1,281.17 1,359.64      
UUP W. Lavery 2.78% 689 967.96 1,132.64 1,141.22 1,146.22 1,157.4 1,157.63 1,168.22 1,185.46 1,195.79 1,218 1,219.16        
NI Labour S. Barbour 1.74% 432 442.56 446.01 448.01 456.01 456.01 474.01 602.58 905.73 923.17            
Alliance Hannah Lantin 2.82% 700 710.56 713.55 729.99 741.99 745.99 746.99 762.66 791.77              
NI Labour Mary Simpson 1.64% 407 416.68 420.82 420.82 441.28 441.95 452.95 544.5                
NI Labour B. Boyd 1.32% 327 341.96 350.93 351.93 367.81 372.81 379.81                  
Republican Labour B. Loughran 1.12% 277 277 277.46 280.46 288.46 288.46                    
Ind U J. N. McCauley 0.52% 129 148.36 160.32 181.47 184.47                      
Ulster Liberal R. A. Smith 0.69% 172 175.96 178.72 180.72                        
Independent S. Daly 0.47% 115 126.88 134.7                          
Electorate: 37,491   Valid: 24,811 (66.18%)   Spoilt: 333   Quota: 3,102   Turnout: 25,144 (67.07%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Belfast". Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.