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

All 23 seats to Lisburn Borough Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP Alliance
Seats won 14 4 3

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Vanguard SDLP
Seats won 1 1

Elections to Lisburn Borough 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 23 councillors.

Election results

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
UUP 14 15,979 48.9%
DUP 4 5,482 16.8%
Alliance 3 5,916 18.1%
Vanguard 1 2,166 6.6%
SDLP 1 1,721 5.3%
NI Labour 0 749 2.3%
Independent 0 445 1.4%
Ind U 0 204 0.6%
Totals 23 32,662 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Lisburn Borough Council election, 1973
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Alliance Vanguard SDLP Others
Area A 52.7 3 16.5 0 8.5 0 0.0 0 17.8 1 4.5 0 4
Area B 57.1 4 19.5 1 13.4 0 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
Area C 38.3 2 20.4 1 12.9 1 13.2 1 6.2 0 9.0 0 5
Area D 50.9 3 10.7 1 24.8 1 7.2 0 5.0 0 1.4 0 5
Area E 48.5 2 18.7 1 26.2 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 6.6 0 4
Total 48.9 14 16.8 4 18.1 3 6.6 1 5.3 1 4.3 0 23

Districts results

Area A

1973: 3 x UUP, 1 x SDLP

Lisburn Area A - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP John Maze 18.43% 857 876 919 1,003        
SDLP Patrick Ritchie 17.83% 829 857 861 970        
UUP George McCartney 16.07% 747 759 768 808 940      
UUP Thomas Wilson 11.51% 535 536 560 588 776 832 868 876.8
DUP Charles Woodburne 16.54% 769 769 817 827 855 863 865 865.4
UUP William Moore 6.73% 313 316 354 381        
Alliance James Megarry 4.54% 211 330 337          
Ind U Henry Stewart 4.39% 204 205            
Alliance Patrick Dorrian 3.96% 184              
Electorate: 7,210   Valid: 4,649 (64.48%)   Spoilt: 58   Quota: 930   Turnout: 4,707 (65.28%)  

Area B

1973: 4 x UUP, 1 x DUP

Lisburn Area B - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP David Titterington 19.70% 1,102              
DUP Charles Poots 19.46% 1,089              
UUP Elsie Kelsey 17.23% 964              
UUP James Lilley 9.85% 551 607.55 621.83 640.64 648.56 659.42 678.93 864.41
UUP Ivan McKeever 10.35% 579 660 674.98 682.48 684.96 697.93 714.56 857.02
Alliance Oliver Hunter 8.10% 453 457.95 459.49 460.18 542.66 715.93 721.21 733.28
Vanguard Robert Rush 5.42% 303 311.1 388.8 389.34 389.34 390.48 648.28  
Vanguard David Williamson 4.61% 258 263.85 302.49 302.85 306.18 308.13    
Alliance Nancy McIntyre 2.81% 157 159.55 160.11 160.62 204.4      
Alliance Moore Sinnerton 2.48% 139 141.25 142.37 142.52        
Electorate: 9,328   Valid: 5,595 (59.98%)   Spoilt: 87   Quota: 933   Turnout: 5,682 (60.91%)  

Area C

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

Lisburn Area C - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
DUP William Belshaw 16.53% 1,222 1,230 1,231 1,234            
UUP Norman Bicker 12.57% 929 953 955 955 966 975 1,062 1,107 1,298  
UUP James McKeown 12.20% 902 954 956 960 984 988 1,026 1,171 1,283  
Alliance Seamus Close 8.17% 604 607 661 727 727 943 946 950 1,027 1,486
Vanguard George Morrison 9.57% 707 712 712 713 921 926 1,072 1,081 1,136 1,140
UUP William Gardiner-Watson 7.28% 538 563 567 575 580 593 618 701 776 780
SDLP Peter O'Hagan 6.18% 457 457 461 551 551 561 561 561 572  
Independent Robert Allen 6.02% 445 447 454 470 475 501 534 551    
UUP William Matthews 4.07% 301 334 334 336 337 348 361      
DUP David Shanks 3.91% 289 294 294 295 310 310        
Alliance W. Ferris 2.50% 185 185 269 295 297          
Vanguard Thomas Herron 3.67% 271 273 273 273            
NI Labour A. Whitby 2.90% 214 215 224              
Alliance W. G. Hammond 2.25% 166 167                
UUP Harold McClure 2.18% 161                  
Electorate: 13,617   Valid: 7,391 (54.28%)   Spoilt: 127   Quota: 1,232   Turnout: 7,518 (55.21%)  

Area D

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

Lisburn Area D - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
UUP Samuel Semple 26.52% 2,294                  
UUP Robert Kirkwood 13.02% 1,126 1,508.58                
Alliance G. W. C. McCartney 14.36% 1,242 1,282.33 1,285.75 1,325.75 1,325.75 1,333.41 1,353.27 1,506.27    
DUP Ivan Davis 10.66% 922 955.3 957.52 958.89 993.29 995.09 1,008.06 1,015.49 1,025.49 1,479.49
UUP William Henry 9.19% 795 974.08 1,000.24 1,005.67 1,009.58 1,083.64 1,324.76 1,337.65 1,341.02 1,432.33
Alliance George Boyd 6.97% 603 613.73 614.51 632.88 632.88 635.62 641.82 783.9 1,131.27 1,138.7
Vanguard James Davis 5.61% 485 501.28 502.3 502.3 605.32 609.11 613.46 613.89 614.89  
SDLP P. J. Rowen 5.03% 435 436.11 436.11 463.11 463.11 463.11 463.11 469.48    
Alliance Hazel Ervine 3.47% 300 305.55 305.85 319.85 320.22 322.34 328      
UUP Myrtle McMaster 1.04% 90 220.98 233.82 236.19 240.25 303.93        
UUP James Hutchinson 1.17% 101 138.37 152.65 156.77 159.51          
Vanguard Marjorie Lockhart 1.64% 142 150.88 151.3 152.3            
NI Labour R. N. Hill 1.34% 116 117.48 117.66              
Electorate: 10,564   Valid: 8,651 (81.89%)   Spoilt: 72   Quota: 1,442   Turnout: 8,723 (82.57%)  

Area E

1973: 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP

Lisburn Area E - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP John Gilchrist 23.20% 1,479            
Alliance John Cousins 18.38% 1,172 1,177.99 1,185.63 1,447.63      
UUP Walter Groves 13.68% 872 981.72 1,072 1,093.26 1,096.1 1,126.49 1,613.49
DUP Robert McNeice 11.29% 720 727.02 754.54 760.8 761.51 1,193.07 1,266.46
Alliance J. W. Patterson 7.84% 500 504.55 514.59 610.85 774.86 783.86 827.56
UUP Samuel Neill 7.36% 469 516.06 639.22 649.61 651.74 670.26  
DUP Henry Winton 7.39% 471 472.95 491.47 491.47 491.47    
NI Labour W. J. B. McIldoon 6.57% 419 420.04 426.17        
UUP Elizabeth Wright 4.30% 274 288.95          
Electorate: 10,414   Valid: 6,376 (61.23%)   Spoilt: 103   Quota: 1,276   Turnout: 6,479 (62.21%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Lisburn". Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 1973". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.