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

All 25 seats to Craigavon Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP Alliance Vanguard
Seats won 10 4 4

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DUP SDLP Independent Nationalist
Seats won 3 2 1

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent Unionist
Seats won 1

Elections to Craigavon Borough 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 25 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 10 11,589 36.9%
Alliance 4 5,014 16.0%
Vanguard 4 5,014 16.0%
DUP 3 3,647 11.6%
SDLP 2 2,092 6.7%
Independent Nationalist 1 821 2.6%
Independent Unionist 1 621 2.0%
Republican Clubs 0 1,879 6.0%
NI Labour 0 363 1.2%
Independent 0 384 1.2%
Totals 23 32,662 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Craigavon Borough Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Alliance Vanguard DUP SDLP Others
Area A 22.2 1 14.7 1 0.0 0 13.8 1 17.7 1 20.9 1 5
Area B 35.5 2 21.7 2 19.8 2 8.1 0 0.0 0 14.9 1 7
Area C 33.2 3 16.2 1 18.9 1 5.5 0 14.3 1 11.9 0 6
Area D 50.4 4 11.0 0 20.0 1 18.6 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 7
Total 36.9 10 16.0 4 16.0 4 11.6 3 6.7 2 12.8 2 25

Districts results

Area A

1973: 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent Nationalist

Craigavon Area A - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SDLP Patrick Crilly 8.91% 521 535 569 569 594 1,023        
UUP W. N. Rodgers 11.63% 680 680 680 760 760 760 1,304      
DUP Frederick Baird 7.05% 412 412 412 710 710 710 767 1,058.2    
Alliance Donnell Deeny 9.99% 584 603 808 808 832 890 904 929.9 967.7 975.89
Independent Nationalist James McDonald 14.04% 821 844 861 861 888 913 915 923.4 936 969.28
Republican Clubs T. Fleville 7.13% 417 478 495 495 864 891 891 891 891 897.24
UUP W. Monroe 10.53% 616 616 616 622 622 622        
SDLP T. Mackle 8.84% 517 528 537 537 548          
Republican Clubs J. Mulholland 6.60% 386 452 464 464            
DUP William Stothers 6.74% 394 394 394              
Alliance B. Casey 4.74% 277 297                
Independent Republican K. Toman 3.81% 223                  
Electorate: 9,065   Valid: 5,848 (64.51%)   Spoilt: 155   Quota: 975   Turnout: 6,003 (66.22%)

Area B

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

Craigavon Area B - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
UUP Herbert Whitten 25.44% 2,273                      
Alliance Sean Hagan 16.32% 1,458                      
Vanguard Samuel McCammick 7.65% 683 710.03 710.26 711.77 742.3 804.87 808.38 808.61 823.12 1,197.12    
Vanguard C. Atkinson 10.14% 906 936.6 936.83 937.83 954.85 988.89 990.12 991.12 1,008.32 1,170.22    
Alliance William Ramsay 4.32% 386 416.09 535.23 541.38 542.4 550.44 735.99 883.13 1,114.79 1,124.79    
UUP Alan Locke 6.32% 565 972.49 972.49 973.49 979.02 994.1 1,001.58 1,001.58 1,071.92 1,110.53 1,116.53 1,120.6
Independent Unionist John Wright 6.96% 621 720.45 723.44 723.67 730.2 762.26 767.61 793.6 850.99 916.54 971.54 1,012.61
UUP J. Toal 3.77% 337 826.6 826.6 826.6 831.15 843.17 845.17 845.17 891.29 923.37 937.37 944.77
DUP James Forsythe 6.06% 541 551.71 551.71 553.28 650.75 688.26 688.26 688.26 698.77      
NI Labour T. Newell 3.45% 308 335.03 355.73 393.62 397.62 401.64 427.33 488.61        
Republican Clubs M. Smith 4.04% 361 361 404.47 405.39 405.39 405.39 415.06          
Alliance O. Henry 1.05% 94 96.55 231.56 243.55 245.55 245.55            
Vanguard J. Robinson 2.00% 179 195.83 195.83 195.83 205.34              
DUP A. Gracey 1.86% 166 177.73 177.73 178.73                
NI Labour J. Clarke 0.62% 55 56.53 63.43                  
Electorate: 12,948   Valid: 8,933 (68.99%)   Spoilt: 123   Quota: 1,117   Turnout: 9,056 (69.94%)

Area C

1973: 3 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Vanguard

Craigavon Area C - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Vanguard Frederick Crowe 18.85% 1,385                      
SDLP Hugh News 10.27% 771 771 788 789 841 841 874 874 1,046.24 1,085.24    
Alliance Brian English 7.74% 581 583.64 584.64 625.64 648.64 630.6 696.6 705.84 728.84 741.84 1,096.84  
UUP J. A. Johnston 11.29% 848 879.44 879.44 883.44 883.44 888.88 892.88 984 984.24 986.24 1,003.96 1,076.96
UUP H. McCourt 9.41% 707 736.52 736.52 737.52 737.52 746.68 746.68 831.28 831.28 832.28 838.52 984.88
UUP Frank Dale 8.55% 642 707.04 707.04 711.04 711.04 718.4 718.4 781.84 783.08 783.08 795.32 977.96
Republican Clubs P. Mallon 5.42% 407 407 410 412 484 484 496 496 520 813 831 831.24
DUP H. W. Glass 3.41% 256 397.84 398.84 398.84 398.84 559.84 560.84 564.56 565.8 565.8 570.8  
Alliance M. Qvam 3.25% 244 244.48 244.48 313.72 313.72 314.96 419.96 421.44 428.44 431.44    
Republican Clubs T. E. Bell 4.10% 308 308 310 312 335 335 346 346 369      
SDLP M. J. Duggan 2.73% 205 205.96 245.96 248.96 256.96 256.96 269.96 269.96        
UUP Jack Mathers 3.20% 240 249.12 249.12 251.12 251.12 256.08 256.08          
Alliance L. McParland 2.80% 210 210 215 243 251 251            
DUP W. H. Percy 1.94% 146 192.8 192.8 192.8 192.8              
Independent Republican P. J. McNally 2.14% 161 161 167 169                
Alliance J. M. Smythe 2.10% 158 158.24 160.24                  
SDLP J. J. Durkin 1.04% 78 78                    
Electorate: 13,624   Valid: 7,510 (55.12%)   Spoilt: 325   Quota: 1,073   Turnout: 7,835 (57.51%)

Area D

1973: 4 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Vanguard

Craigavon Area D - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
UUP James Baird 22.59% 2,100                        
UUP Sydney Cairns 12.76% 1,186                        
UUP Thomas Creith 7.51% 698 1,280.56                      
Vanguard Philip Black 9.04% 840 873 875.08 875.08 884.12 953.72 954.72 1,124.76 1,125.51 1,165.99      
DUP David Calvert 5.84% 543 568.08 569.28 569.28 624.6 634.6 638.6 666.68 667.63 958.35 969.36 1,281.36  
UUP Thomas Megarrell 7.50% 697 868.6 957 958.24 966.24 971.68 988.56 1,007.8 1,015.57 1,026.38 1,068.92 1,164.64  
DUP Thomas Willey 6.71% 624 641.16 642.84 643.84 688.92 694.36 700.56 727 727.84 882.39 840.33 992.15 1,105.83
Alliance M. Damaglou 3.65% 339 345.16 346.6 392.64 392.64 392.64 522 523 523.28 526.73 923.05 935.23 939.64
Vanguard L. Adamson 5.77% 536 547.88 548.92 549.92 538.08 616.4 616.48 695.48 695.76 720.79 724.23    
Alliance H. Gregg 3.23% 300 314.52 315.64 344.52 346.52 348.52 490.64 491.88 492.16 497.61      
DUP D. C. Biggerstaff 4.40% 409 442.88 444.08 444.08 459.6 463.6 465.58 488.2 488.68        
Vanguard I. Major 2.89% 269 274.28 275.08 275.08 283.08 354.2 354.28            
Alliance C. Philips 2.88% 268 274.6 275.68 311.88 312.84 314.84              
Vanguard J. E. McCambley 2.32% 216 219.52 220.4 221.4 228                
DUP R. Dawson 1.68% 156 162.16 164 164                  
Alliance J. A. Lewis 1.24% 115 116.76 117.16                    
Electorate: 13,194   Valid: 9,296 (70.46%)   Spoilt: 184   Quota: 1,163   Turnout: 9,480 (71.85%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Craigavon". Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 20 July 2021.