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

All 20 seats to Coleraine Borough Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP Alliance Independent
Seats won 13 3 2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party SDLP Ind U
Seats won 1 1

Elections to Coleraine 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 20 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 13 12,451 57.2%
Alliance 3 2,869 13.2%
Independent 2 2,677 12.3%
SDLP 1 1,483 6.8%
Ind U 1 1,121 5.1%
Republican Clubs 0 659 3.0%
Loyalist 0 325 1.5%
NI Labour 0 200 0.9%
Totals 20 21,785 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Coleraine Borough Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Alliance SDLP Others
Area A 51.8 4 4.7 0 15.9 1 27.6 1 6
Area B 63.4 5 21.3 2 5.3 0 10.0 0 7
Area C 56.1 4 13.1 1 0.0 0 30.8 2 7
Total 57.2 13 13.2 3 6.8 1 22.8 3 20

Districts results

Area A

1973: 4 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent Unionist

Coleraine Area A - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Ind U William Watt 16.24% 1,121                    
UUP Leslie Morrell 15.57% 1,075                    
UUP James Anderson 13.41% 926 941.36 987.52                
UUP J. H. McElfatrick 9.34% 645 678.12 689.16 706 718.48 767.32 768.44 803.52 807.52 1,099.52  
SDLP Patrick Cassidy 7.87% 543 543.12 543.36 545.48 572.2 574.32 596.32 702.56 970.64 972.72 972.72
UUP Robert McMaster 7.88% 544 568.6 577.96 583.8 595.44 629.4 630.4 658.32 660.32 850.48 961.66
SDLP P. McIntyre 8.00% 552 552.24 552.24 552.24 555.32 555.44 566.44 631.68 744.04 745.32 745.32
UUP G. Campbell 5.58% 385 396.64 408.64 420.4 435.68 476.72 477.72 533.84 533.84    
Republican Clubs J. B. McNicholl 3.98% 275 275.24 275.24 275.24 276.36 276.36 467.36 474.56      
Alliance J. B. Austin 4.74% 327 330.24 331.92 332.16 345.68 351.6 351.6        
Republican Clubs Jerry Mullan 3.22% 222 222 222 222 230.12 230.12          
Independent H. McMaster 2.20% 152 164.6 167.96 176.4 182.88            
Independent C. R. Lee 1.22% 84 109.56 110.12 112.24              
Independent S. Boyd 0.77% 53 57.8 58.28                
Electorate: 8,878   Valid: 6,904 (77.77%)   Spoilt: 64   Quota: 987   Turnout: 6,968 (78.49%)  

Area B

1973: 5 x UUP, 2 x Alliance

Coleraine Area B - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
UUP Albert Clarke 15.94% 1,163                  
UUP Alexander Sharpe 11.01% 803 824.84 830.84 910.85 914.75          
Alliance J. Fawcett 8.39% 612 623.34 627.55 651.39 747.44 755.65 889.07 1,048.07    
UUP John Earl 8.72% 636 716.85 720.9 750.58 757.42 795.2 805.62 815.62 817.62 959.62
UUP William Glenn 9.06% 661 685.99 687.99 698.07 708.49 761.27 777.27 779.27 779.27 954.27
UUP Robert Stafford 11.10% 810 821.13 828.13 832.91 839.59 851.06 862.48 865.69 867.69 939.69
Alliance Thomas Wilson 5.59% 408 409.89 414.89 417.1 468.52 468.52 639.73 786.73 910.73 933.73
Loyalist Hagan 4.46% 325 330.46 365.3 372.3 372.51 559.19 563.19 565.4 565.4 615.4
UUP T. D. McVeigh 5.41% 395 401.51 403.51 435.98 443.98 468.61 479.61 480.61 480.61  
SDLP Isobel Boylan 5.32% 388 388.21 388.21 392.21 396.21 396.42 401.42      
Alliance R. J. Smyth 4.10% 299 300.05 301.05 306.05 362.69 369.1        
Independent C. Dunlop 3.62% 264 274.92 345.76 354.81 355.81          
Alliance J. Hamill 3.19% 233 237.2 241.2 247.62            
UUP Katherine McConaghy 2.14% 156 214.38 219.01              
Independent J. A. Taggart 1.88% 137 140.15                
Independent G. Woods 0.01% 5 5.42                
Electorate: 10,508   Valid: 7,295 (69.42%)   Spoilt: 74   Quota: 912   Turnout: 7,369 (70.13%)  

Area C

1973: 4 x UUP, 2 x Independent, 1 x Alliance

Coleraine Area C - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
UUP Robert White 16.73% 1,269                                
UUP James Edwards 16.03% 1,216                                
UUP Matthew Adams 14.66% 1,112                                
Independent James McFeely 9.58% 727 733.75 735.51 738.17 740.17 746.62 769.56 848.7 852.09 927.34 934.26 962.26          
Alliance William Mathews 5.75% 436 450.25 466.75 470.53 470.53 539.35 540.74 543.74 543.99 640.93 645.59 727.45 730.3 748.19 1,017.19    
UUP I. Wilson 4.13% 313 476 597.88 617.76 618.4 624.34 633.48 633.48 641.35 646.82 688.52 706.03 706.6 786.61 796.93 822.13 1,065.13
Independent Randall Crawford 5.10% 387 402.5 407.78 422.06 435.31 436.31 496.72 496.72 628.96 628.96 674.81 694.76 695.9 753.63 754.1 758.3 803.81
Independent J. Doherty 4.27% 324 335.5 339.8 359.92 362.06 365.31 369.92 373.92 384.12 386.12 400.55 428.8 429.94 501.06 514.45 545.65 609.49
UUP J. Hamill 2.66% 202 251 330.2 349.94 356.44 358.91 364.47 364.47 369 370.5 450.21 463.12 463.69 515.54 520.21 526.81  
Alliance W. E. O'Hara 3.11% 236 239.5 242.14 242.28 242.28 253.53 253.53 258.67 260.67 303.67 303.67 327.06 333.9 337.34      
Independent S. J. Walker 3.05% 231 245.5 256.06 267.54 271.82 274.21 279.46 279.46 287.1 289.32 310.23 331.25 331.25        
NI Labour R. E. Adams 2.64% 200 204 210.16 214.5 214.5 217.64 220.78 236.78 243.06 249.06 249.89            
UUP R. H. S. Edmundson 1.85% 140 158.5 169.94 211.38 213.66 214.13 226.55 226.55 238.34 239.62              
Alliance Eileen Farrell 2.73% 207 208 209.1 209.66 209.66 218.66 219.8 233.8 234.8                
Independent J. Anderson 1.70% 129 132.5 133.16 142.4 155.79 158.04 196.62 196.62                
Republican Clubs J. A. Fleming 2.14% 162 162 162 162.14 162.14 162.14 162.28                    
Independent A. Eakin 1.58% 120 122.75 124.73 127.95 148 148.34                      
Alliance Hamilton 1.46% 111 115 117.42 117.98 117.98                        
Independent K. Ferguson 0.84% 64 66.25 66.69 68.09                          
Electorate: 10,886   Valid: 7,586 (69.69%)   Spoilt: 108   Quota: 949   Turnout: 7,694 (70.68%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Coleraine". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 16 July 2021.