1977 Antrim Borough Council election
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All 15 seats to Antrim Borough Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP Alliance
Seats won 8 3 2
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 2 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Vanguard
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 1

Elections to Antrim Borough Council were held on 18 May 1977 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

Antrim Borough Council Election Result 1977[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 8 0 1 Decrease1 53.3 38.6 4,543 Decrease10.8
  DUP 3 2 0 Increase2 20.0 18.4 2,164 Increase13.1
  Alliance 2 0 0 Steady 13.3 16.9 1,981 Increase0.8
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 16.0 1,885 Increase1.4
  Independent Nationalist 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 5.8 679 Increase1.7
  Vanguard 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 2.5 299 Decrease3.6
  [[Dominion Party|British Ulster Dominion Party]] 0 0 0 New 0.0 1.7 205 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Antrim Borough Council election, 1977
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Alliance Others
Area A 30.1 2 20.2 1 5.3 0 44.2 2 5
Area B 60.8 3 17.0 1 22.2 1 0.0 0 5
Area C 32.9 3 17.6 1 24.1 1 25.4 0 5
Total 38.6 8 18.4 3 16.9 2 26.1 2 15

Districts results

Area A

1973: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1977: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1973-1977 Change: No change

Antrim Area A - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP James Graham* 24.03% 1,018              
Independent Nationalist John Heffron* 16.03% 679 680.2 682.5 761.5        
DUP Stewart Dunlop* 11.78% 499 538.6 549.1 556.1 556.1 904.1    
UUP Samuel Getty 3.97% 168 351 468 525.7 526.3 548.8 742.32  
Independent Gerard Berry 12.79% 542 542 542 593.3 677.3 677.6 678.42 697.42
Independent James Marrion 8.61% 365 365.9 367.2 378.2 594.5 594.5 596.96 631.92
DUP James Brown 8.50% 360 374.4 379.9 383.5 383.5      
Independent John McKeever 6.84% 290 290.6 290.9 311.8        
Alliance Patrick Gribben 5.31% 225 229.2 237.8          
UUP Moira Marshall 2.15% 91 150.1            
Electorate: 6,140   Valid: 4,237 (69.01%)   Spoilt: 163   Quota: 707   Turnout: 4,400 (71.66%)

Area B

1973: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
1977: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance
1973-1977 Change: DUP gain from UUP

Antrim Area B - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Alliance John McCourt* 13.88% 394 397 605      
UUP James Cunningham 15.71% 446 455 460 502    
UUP Edgar Wallace* 16.17% 459 467 470 497    
UUP George Dundas* 10.78% 306 308 313 337 357.25 488.25
DUP Allister Lucas 9.37% 266 448 453 459 459 476
UUP William Jones 9.51% 270 275 279 291 294 399
UUP Alexander Wilson* 8.63% 245 247 247 265 269.5  
Alliance George Luke 8.31% 236 237        
DUP John Patterson 7.64% 217          
Electorate: 5,907   Valid: 2,839 (48.06%)   Spoilt: 127   Quota: 474   Turnout: 2,966 (50.21%)

Area C

1973: 3 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Vanguard
1977: 2 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x DUP
1973-1977 Change: DUP gain from Vanguard

Antrim Area C - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Alliance Charles Kinahan 17.63% 825                      
UUP Jack Allen* 17.12% 801                      
DUP Samuel Dunlop 11.54% 540 540.15 540.35 544.35 544.35 545.35 612.37 865.37        
UUP Samuel McCombe* 8.89% 416 416.85 420.91 422.96 423.96 426.98 453.02 468.02 490.1 575.14 612.26 743.88
UUP James Craig* 6.90% 323 323.95 333.11 334.11 334.11 334.18 352.18 364.18 383.5 427.76 464.27 643.54
Independent Eileen Lagan 3.60% 219 220.05 220.09 220.09 272.29 368.56 370.56 370.61 370.61 415.71 567.91 577.57
Vanguard James Clarke* 6.39% 299 299.4 301.06 302.06 302.06 302.06 337.06 346.1 377.84 414.75 439.87  
Alliance Florence McLernon 6.43% 301 335.25 335.39 335.44 337.64 345.24 351.24 352.29 353.21 402.86    
Independent Peter Neish 5.79% 271 272.05 272.43 272.43 277.43 300.58 310.63 313.68 322.88      
DUP William McCormick 6.03% 282 282.2 282.24 282.24 282.24 283.24 299.24          
Dominion Party David Gregg 2.91% 136 136.05 136.11 196.11 197.11 197.11            
Independent Liam McCabe 2.48% 116 116.9 116.94 116.99 135.13              
Independent Martin Hanna 1.75% 82 82.55 82.59 82.59                
Dominion Party Samuel Ferson 1.47% 69 69.15 69.15                  
Electorate: 12,381   Valid: 4,680 (37.80%)   Spoilt: 217   Quota: 781   Turnout: 4,897 (39.55%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Antrim". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1977". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.