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

All 19 seats to Castlereagh Borough Council
10 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP Alliance United Loyalist
Seats won 10 5 2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Loyalist Coalition Independent
Seats won 1 1

Elections to Castlereagh 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 19 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 10 14,282 50.6%
Alliance 5 6,248 22.1%
United Loyalist 2 3,809 13.5%
Loyalist Coalition 1 1,062 3.8%
Independent 1 902 3.2%
NI Labour 0 1,564 5.5%
Vanguard 0 344 1.2%
Totals 19 28,213 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Castlereagh Borough Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Alliance Others
Area A 55.4 3 25.8 2 18.8 1 6
Area B 41.2 4 20.8 2 38.0 2 8
Area C 59.6 3 19.9 2 20.5 1 5
Total 50.6 10 22.1 5 27.3 4 19

Districts results

Area A

1973: 3 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x United Loyalist

Castlereagh Area A - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP Frederick Kane 15.10% 1,364              
UUP Bertie Barker 14.59% 1,318              
United Loyalist Marlene Currie 14.44% 1,305              
UUP William Stewart 14.37% 1,298              
Alliance Thomas Hawthorne 9.53% 861 864.05 965.1 966.1 1,058.26 1,068.05 1,431.05  
Alliance Sarah Bell 7.70% 696 698.05 838.1 839.72 976.95 991.55 1,201.4 1,335.56
UUP H. Russell 7.02% 634 652.55 652.65 657.61 684.85 1,131.49 1,145.31 1,148.82
Alliance F. J. Smith 5.04% 455 456.1 512.15 512.69 589.83 596.36    
UUP J. Lennon 4.36% 394 435.5 439.75 456.71 494.48      
NI Labour L. Lannie 4.33% 391 391.9 405.9 406.68        
Alliance W. Clarke 3.53% 319 319.5            
Electorate: 13,994   Valid: 9,035 (64.56%)   Spoilt: 77   Quota: 1,291   Turnout: 9,112 (65.11%)  

Area B

1973: 4 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x United Loyalist, 1 x Loyalist Coalition

Castlereagh Area B - 8 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
UUP Leslie Farrington 19.75% 2,312                      
UUP J. G. McKeown 12.30% 1,440                      
Alliance Catherine Condy 9.00% 1,053 1,068.48 1,071.18 1,163.22 1,187.22 1,173.74 1,181.83 1,244.53 1,534.53      
Alliance Addie Morrow 5.70% 667 686.78 690.02 753.54 761.97 765.4 768.92 1,196.06 1,337.06      
Loyalist Coalition Michael Brooks 9.07% 1,062 1,081.35 1,084.05 1,088.05 1,108.05 1,251.61 1,297.7 1,300.7 1,322.7      
United Loyalist John Scott 5.87% 687 695.17 696.34 699.34 820.06 842.58 893.44 894.96 899.39 907.39 1,548.39  
UUP Ronald McLean 3.25% 381 991.17 1,058.31 1,063.98 1,072.07 1,101.4 1,121.39 1,129.34 1,178.6 1,238.6 1,268.81 1,298.51
UUP Joseph O'Hara 5.90% 691 930.51 972.63 975.49 984.44 998.45 1,022.02 1,038.49 1,056.09 1,110.09 1,143.87 1,190.85
United Loyalist J. A. Humphreys 5.53% 647 672.37 674.26 676.26 685.26 767.82 860.25 861.25 871.68 882.68 963.92 1,130.78
United Loyalist James Scott 4.01% 469 475.45 476.89 478.32 572.93 594.36 805.92 809.35 816.35 823.35    
NI Labour J. Getty 4.61% 540 549.03 550.2 559.76 560.94 565.12 567.21 578.64        
Alliance W. R. Morrow 6.59% 520 525.59 527.3 534.73 537.73 537.82 537.82          
United Loyalist G. L. McVeigh 3.23% 378 386.6 387.68 391.68 439.97 462.06            
Vanguard Thomas Lyons 2.94% 344 353.46 354.63 356.15 357.15              
Unionist Loyalist P. G. Moles 2.76% 323 327.73 328.27 328.27                
Alliance Annie Ground 1.64% 192 200.17 201.16                  
Electorate: 18,373   Valid: 11,706 (63.71%)   Spoilt: 132   Quota: 1,301   Turnout: 11,838 (64.43%)  

Area C

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

Castlereagh Area C - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP J. Black 24.24% 1,811              
UUP Walter McFarland 20.73% 1,549              
Alliance Samuel Finlay 10.44% 780 798.6 804.87 925.25 1,380.25      
UUP F. H. Gray 5.94% 444 874.28 1,077.01 1,089.51 1,098.94 1,111.48 1,633.48  
Independent C. R. Beacon 12.10% 904 940.58 949.13 956.63 995.32 1,031.62 1,157.55 1,400.55
NI Labour R. Bingham 8.47% 633 641.99 649.78 664.4 712.9 794.74 854.31 922.31
UUP C. Moore 8.65% 646 702.73 765.81 768.5 772.62 775.26    
Alliance M. G. McConville 5.94% 444 446.17 446.93 555.93        
Alliance H. McLernon 3.49% 261 266.89 271.07          
Electorate: 11,051   Valid: 7,472 (67.61%)   Spoilt: 99   Quota: 1,246   Turnout: 7,571 (68.51%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Castlereagh". Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.