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

All 15 seats to Limavady Borough Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party United Unionist SDLP Alliance
Seats won 8 4 2

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 1

Elections to Limavady 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 15 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
United Unionist 8 5,535 47.6%
SDLP 4 3,485 30.0%
Alliance 2 1,305 11.2%
Independent 1 810 7.0%
Republican Clubs 0 483 4.1%
Totals 15 11,618 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Limavady Borough Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP Alliance Others
Area A 37.5 2 14.3 1 48.2 3 6
Area B 32.8 2 1.7 0 65.5 3 5
Area C 18.1 0 17.8 1 64.1 3 4
Total 30.0 4 11.2 2 58.8 9 15

Districts results

Area A

1973: 3 x United Unionist, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance

Limavady Area A - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
United Unionist Florence Sloan 16.40% 690                
United Unionist Robert Grant 15.11% 636                
SDLP Michael Nicholas 14.64% 616                
United Unionist James Gilfillan 13.95% 587 667.76              
Alliance James Boylan 7.03% 296 296.12 297.2 302.8 305.04 305.16 341.46 341.5 558.72
SDLP Eddie McGowan 7.89% 332 332 332 332 332 335.76 359.24 519.5 539.68
SDLP Arthur Doherty 10.41% 438 438 438 438.4 438.4 439.66 475.06 506.72 526.34
Alliance J. Barr 5.82% 245 245.48 252.32 270.32 281.08 281.54 315.98 322.1  
SDLP Donal Morgan 4.54% 191 191 191 191 192 197.08 203.28    
Independent Rosalind Deighan 1.35% 57 57.12 57.12 58.32 59.32 60.04      
Republican Clubs P. J. Loughrey 1.38% 58 58 58 58.4 59.4 59.98      
Alliance Bill Cunningham 1.12% 47 47.6 48.08 52.08 54.96 55.08      
Alliance Desmond Wallace 0.36% 15 15.6 16.68 20.28          
Electorate: 5,298   Valid: 4,208 (79.43%)   Spoilt: 40   Quota: 602   Turnout: 4,248 (80.18%)  

Area B

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

Limavady Area B - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
United Unionist William Ross 21.73% 836              
United Unionist Max Gault 20.17% 776              
SDLP Raymond Brady 8.37% 322 322 323 334 439 457 664  
SDLP Perry O'Connor 10.24% 394 394 398 407 469 500 600 618.8
Independent Denis Farren 6.58% 253 352 376 420 429 518 543 543.5
Republican Clubs A. D. Hegarty 11.05% 425 425 425 427 438 494 534 534.8
SDLP James Mulhern 8.47% 326 326 326 328 355 391    
Independent James McLaughlin 5.98% 230 243 245 263 268      
SDLP Vincent McMacken 5.67% 218 219 219 222        
Alliance Neil Strouts 1.74% 67 111 138          
Electorate: 5,059   Valid: 3,847 (76.04%)   Spoilt: 57   Quota: 642   Turnout: 3,904 (77.17%)  

Area C

1973: 3 x United Unionist, 1 x Alliance

Limavady Area C - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
United Unionist William Barbour 23.97% 854            
United Unionist Ronald Nicholl 18.78% 669 707.08 707.24 707.24 781.24    
United Unionist Stanley Gault 13.67% 487 575.48 576.48 576.48 628.52 671.52 701.32
Alliance William Archibald 7.72% 275 277.24 282.24 325.24 385.04 394.04 695.52
SDLP Jim Tierney 16.62% 592 592.16 637.16 653.16 668.16 668.16 690.16
Alliance Brian Brown 7.66% 273 274.44 275.44 301.44 361.76 371.76  
Independent Alastair Smyth 4.21% 150 152.08 154.08 157.24      
Independent C. G. H. Charlton 3.37% 120 123.36 123.36 123.36      
Alliance Syd Houghton 2.44% 87 87.16 88.16        
SDLP Shaun Burke 1.57% 56 56.16          
Electorate: 4,322   Valid: 3,563 (82.44%)   Spoilt: 41   Quota: 713   Turnout: 3,604 (83.39%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Limavady". Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 18 July 2021.