1977 Limavady Borough Council election
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All 15 seats to Limavady Borough Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party

Party UUP SDLP DUP
Seats won 6 6 2
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 2 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party

Party Independent United Unionist Alliance
Seats won 1 0 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 8 Decrease 2

Elections to Limavady 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

Limavady Borough Council Election Result 1977[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 6 6 0 New 40.0 38.6 3,987 New
  SDLP 6 2 0 Increase2 40.0 33.2 3,428 Increase3.2
  DUP 2 2 0 New 13.3 13.8 1,423 New
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 4.8 492 Decrease2.2
  Alliance 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 8.5 874 Decrease2.7
  Republican Clubs 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 121 Decrease2.9

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Limavady Borough Council election, 1977
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP SDLP DUP Others
Area A 33.0 2 43.1 3 13.0 1 10.9 0 6
Area B 34.4 2 33.0 2 12.4 0 20.2 1 5
Area C 48.1 2 23.0 1 15.7 1 13.2 0 4
Total 38.6 6 33.2 6 13.8 2 14.4 1 15

Districts results

Area A

1973: 3 x United Unionist, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
1977: 3 x SDLP, 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1973-1977 Change: UUP (two seats), DUP and SDLP gain from United Unionist (three seats) and Alliance

Limavady Area A - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP Michael Nicholas* 19.43% 724        
UUP Robert Grant* 14.81% 552        
SDLP Thomas Mullan 13.55% 505 510 630.58    
SDLP Arthur Doherty 10.14% 378 378 439.36 533.86  
UUP Florence Sloan* 9.63% 359 368 368 368.21 629.21
DUP Ernest Murray 13.04% 486 488 488.52 488.73 542.73
Alliance James Boylan* 9.12% 340 383 385.6 386.65 387.65
UUP Hugh Guthrie 8.59% 320 323 323.26 323.26  
Alliance Stanley Stewart 1.69% 63        
Electorate: 5,044   Valid: 3,727 (73.89%)   Spoilt: 113   Quota: 533   Turnout: 3,840 (76.13%)

Area B

1973: 2 x United Unionist, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
1977: 2 x UUP, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
1973-1977 Change: UUP (two seats) gain from United Unionist

Limavady Area B - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP David Robinson 20.62% 627          
SDLP Raymond Brady* 17.92% 545          
Independent Denis Farren* 16.18% 492 494.47 494.85 535.85    
UUP Max Gault* 11.84% 360 447.02 504.09 504.09 504.09 504.69
SDLP Joseph McLaughlin 9.40% 286 286.19 288.38 304.38 444.57 481.77
DUP John McKay 12.43% 378 392.44 400.53 401.72 401.72 401.82
SDLP James Brolly 5.69% 173 173.19 173.38 211.38    
Republican Clubs James McLaughlin 3.98% 121 121 122.19      
UUP William Scott 1.94% 59 72.49        
Electorate: 5,110   Valid: 3,041 (59.51%)   Spoilt: 134   Quota: 507   Turnout: 3,175 (62.13%)

Area C

1973: 3 x United Unionist, 1 x Alliance
1977: 2 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP
1973-1977 Change: UUP (two seats), SDLP and DUP gain from United Unionist (three seats) and Alliance

Limavady Area C - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SDLP Barry Doherty 22.97% 817          
UUP William Barbour* 19.23% 684 688 690.21 1,025.21    
UUP Ronald Nicholl* 14.48% 515 521 521.68 656.85 918.17  
DUP William Norris 15.72% 559 559 559.34 588.51 618.59 747.59
Alliance William Archibald* 9.28% 330 449 545.22 561.22 580.02 655.02
UUP Stanley Gault* 14.37% 511 519 519.51      
Alliance Brian Brown 3.96% 141          
Electorate: 5,152   Valid: 3,557 (69.04%)   Spoilt: 132   Quota: 712   Turnout: 3,689 (71.60%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Limavady". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1977". EONI. Retrieved 18 July 2021.