1973 Fermanagh District Council election
May 30, 1973 (1973-05-30) 1977 →

All 20 seats to Fermanagh District Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP SDLP Unity
Seats won 8 4 4

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Ind U Independent Nationalist
Seats won 2 2

Elections to Fermanagh District Council were held on 30 May 1973 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used five district electoral areas to elect a total of 20 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 8 8,412 28.2%
Unity 4 7,212 24.3%
SDLP 4 3,540 11.9%
Ind U 2 3,504 11.7%
Independent Nationalist 2 1,924 6.4%
Alliance 0 2,285 7.7%
DUP 0 1,495 5.0%
Independent 0 1,482 5.0%
Totals 20 29,854 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Fermanagh District Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Unity SDLP Others
Area A 0.0 0 33.5 2 0.0 0 66.5 2 4
Area B 56.4 2 33.2 1 0.0 0 10.4 0 4
Area C 33.7 2 35.4 1 0.0 0 30.9 1 4
Area D 38.9 2 6.9 0 31.3 2 22.9 0 4
Area E 13.3 1 11.6 0 28.3 2 46.8 1 5
Total 28.2 8 24.3 4 11.9 4 35.6 4 20

Districts results

Area A

1973: 2 x Unity, 1 x Independent Unionist, 1 x Independent Nationalist

Fermanagh Area A - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Ind U Jack Leahy 20.07% 1,242    
Unity John McCusker 19.59% 1,212 1,242  
Independent Nationalist Thomas Murray 15.94% 986 1,049 1,068
Unity John McMahon 13.88% 859 897 913
Independent Hugh Reilly 12.90% 798 871 880
Ind U Samuel Hutchinson 12.38% 766 836  
Alliance Maurice Watts 5.24% 324    
Electorate: 7,332   Valid: 6,187 (84.38%)   Spoilt: 86   Quota: 1,238   Turnout: 6,273 (85.56%)  

Area B

1973: 3 x UUP, 1 x Unity

Fermanagh Area B - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Unity James Breen 27.49% 1,584      
UUP Cecil Noble 25.13% 1,448      
UUP Norman Brown 18.48% 1,065 1,068.51 1,167.51  
UUP James Nethercott 12.83% 739 741.43 910.23 1,251.23
Unity Margaret Traynor 5.73% 330 727.71 727.91 838.67
DUP Irene Hughes 5.38% 310 311.35 327.75  
Alliance James Henderson 4.96% 286 302.2 306.8  
Electorate: 6,666   Valid: 5,762 (86.44%)   Spoilt: 88   Quota: 1,153   Turnout: 5,850 (87.76%)  

Area C

1973: 2 x UUP, 1 x Unity, 1 x Independent Nationalist

Fermanagh Area C - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Wilson Elliott 26.20% 1,581          
Independent Nationalist Patrick Flanagan 15.54% 938 939.38 939.38 1,297.38    
Unity Francis Stewart 13.19% 796 796.69 802.15 848.38 917.88 1,201.86
UUP Richard Thornton 7.46% 450 732.9 962.74 962.97 962.97 1,050.56
Unity Patrick McCaffrey 13.70% 827 827.92 828.92 840.92 851.17 1,037.84
Alliance Brian Finn 10.97% 662 673.96 690.87 781.1 789.85  
Unity Patrick O'Flanagan 8.47% 511 511.69 512.69      
DUP Kenneth Scott 4.47% 270 330.72        
Electorate: 6,855   Valid: 6,035 (88.04%)   Spoilt: 84   Quota: 1,208   Turnout: 6,119 (89.26%)  

Area D

1973: 2 x SDLP, 2 x UUP

Fermanagh Area D - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
UUP Francis Gage 18.87% 1,143 1,160 1,168 1,194 1,282            
SDLP John Maguire 13.21% 800 801 802 857 857 857 1,082 1,363      
UUP Ben Loane 11.51% 697 706 712 724 836 884 885 885 1,411    
SDLP Thomas Daly 11.13% 674 674 674 690 690 690 756 976 976 978 1,125.32
Independent David Brien 11.29% 684 697 700 778 850 856 871 882 919 1,095 1,097.32
UUP Warren Loane 8.50% 515 516 520 534 572 583 583 584      
SDLP John Monaghan 7.00% 424 430 430 438 438 438 536        
Unity James Gallagher 6.90% 418 418 418 426 427 428          
DUP Crowe 4.94% 299 299 383 383              
Alliance Anthony Ruddy 1.80% 109 137 137                
Alliance Robert Stewart 1.68% 102 113 113                
DUP Samuel Robinson 1.75% 106 106                  
Alliance Jack Askwith 1.44% 87                    
Electorate: 6,993   Valid: 6,058 (86.63%)   Spoilt: 60   Quota: 1,212   Turnout: 6,118 (87.49%)  

Area E

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

Fermanagh Area E - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ind U George Cathcart 25.74% 1,496                  
UUP Thomas Scott 13.32% 774 1,007.42 1,007.42 1,008.96 1,009.18 1,012.06 1,012.06 1,429.06    
SDLP James Lunny 12.04% 700 700 715 723 738 778.44 1,007.32 1,020.98 1,024.98 1,263.98
SDLP Mary Corrigan 9.64% 560 561.54 568.54 572.54 578.54 590.54 706.54 712.76 713.76 939.76
Alliance Marjorie Moore 4.70% 273 290.6 307.6 405.98 407.98 599.26 611.26 659.74 721.74 745.4
Unity John McManus 6.62% 385 385.22 426.22 427.44 638.44 645.66 678.66 688.66 689.66  
DUP Robert Donaldson 8.77% 510 560.82 561.82 576.02 578.02 582.78 586.78      
SDLP James Donnelly 6.57% 382 382.88 388.88 392.88 397.88 408.88        
Alliance James Falconer 3.66% 213 219.82 231.82 281.46 281.46          
Unity Anthony Maguire 3.65% 212 212 245.22 247.22            
Alliance Herfort Ritchie 2.89% 168 181.86 187.86              
Unity Joseph Owens 1.34% 78 78                
Alliance Edward Love 1.05% 61 61.44                
Electorate: 7,232   Valid: 5,812 (80.37%)   Spoilt: 75   Quota: 1,163   Turnout: 5,887 (81.40%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Fermanagh". Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 18 August 2021.