1977 Lisburn Borough Council election
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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 10 6 3
Seat change Decrease 4 Increase 2 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party SDLP UUUP Unionist Party NI
Seats won 2 1 1
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1 Increase 1

  Seventh party
 
Party Vanguard
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

Elections to Lisburn Borough Council were held on 18 May 1977 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

Lisburn Borough Council Election Result 1977[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 10 0 4 Decrease4 43.4 30.0 7,877 Decrease18.9
  DUP 6 2 0 Increase2 26.1 26.6 6,724 Increase9.8
  Alliance 3 0 0 Steady 13.0 20.4 5,164 Increase2.3
  SDLP 2 1 0 Increase1 8.7 6.2 1,563 Increase0.9
  Unionist Party NI 1 1 0 New 4.3 5.9 1,485 New
  UUUP 1 1 0 New 4.3 5.6 1,464 New
  Vanguard 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 2.0 507 Decrease4.6
  Republican Clubs 0 0 0 New 0.0 1.2 305 New
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 207 Decrease0.6

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Lisburn Borough Council election, 1977
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Alliance SDLP UPNI UUUP Others
Area A 50.4 2 20.1 1 7.0 0 19.9 1 0.0 0 3.1 0 0.0 0 4
Area B 46.3 3 34.4 2 15.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 4.2 0 0.0 0 5
Area C 24.7 2 31.0 1 22.5 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 13.5 1 8.3 0 5
Area D 20.9 2 25.8 1 23.4 1 0.0 0 21.8 1 4.1 0 4.0 0 5
Area E 26.2 1 21.3 1 27.4 1 16.1 1 0.0 0 3.5 0 5.5 0 4
Total 30.0 10 26.6 6 20.4 3 6.2 2 5.9 1 5.6 1 4.0 0 23

Districts results

Area A

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

Lisburn Area A - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
UUP Ronald Campbell 25.72% 889    
DUP Charles Woodburne 20.11% 695    
SDLP John Clenaghan 19.88% 687 691.62 828.62
UUP Jim Dillon 14.27% 493 634.46 733.46
UUP Henry Stewart 9.90% 342 371.92 447.72
Alliance Patrick Dorrian 7.00% 242 245.52  
UUUP Henry Sloan 3.13% 108 118.56  
Electorate: 7,040   Valid: 3,456 (49.09%)   Spoilt: 174   Quota: 692   Turnout: 3,630 (51.56%)  

Area B

1973: 4 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1977: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP
1973-1977 Change: DUP gain from UUP

Lisburn Area B - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Charles Poots* 27.05% 1,174        
DUP Samuel Dorman 7.33% 318 677.19 778.19    
UUP Thomas Lilburn 12.05% 523 537.82 558.94 733.54  
UUP Elsie Kelsey* 12.63% 548 558.53 586.55 710.25 729.25
UUP William Bleakes 13.96% 606 618.09 638.99 681.67 707.67
Alliance Moore Sinnerton 15.12% 656 657.95 660.73 673.51 675.51
UUP James Lilley* 7.70% 334 352.72 372.4    
UUUP John Curry 4.17% 181 211.42      
Electorate: 8,866   Valid: 4,340 (48.95%)   Spoilt: 108   Quota: 724   Turnout: 4,448 (50.17%)  

Area C

1973: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Vanguard
1977: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UUUP
1973-1977 Change: Vanguard joins UUUP

Lisburn Area C - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP William Belshaw* 26.53% 1,388        
Alliance Seamus Close* 18.68% 987        
UUP William Gardiner-Watson 17.09% 894        
UUUP George Morrison* 13.46% 704 783.92 796.4 804.91 934.91
UUP Wilfred McClung 8.61% 397 416.98 499.35 575.02 787.35
DUP Denis McCarroll 4.45% 233 573.77 577.14 580.13 689.82
Vanguard Ronnie Crawford 8.43% 441 499.83 524.2 550.65  
Alliance Thomas Hughes 3.59% 188 190.59      
Electorate: 11,377   Valid: 5,232 (45.99%)   Spoilt: 224   Quota: 873   Turnout: 5,456 (47.96%)  

Area D

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

Lisburn Area D - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Ivan Davis* 25.77% 1,758          
Unionist Party NI Robert Kirkwood* 21.76% 1,485          
Alliance George Boyd 17.85% 1,218          
UUP Samuel Semple* 13.92% 950 1,055.08 1,184.2      
UUP Maureen McKinney 9.32% 476 540.01 613.45 708.46 710.08 1,074.54
UUUP James Davis 4.13% 282 688.26 704.34 780.9 781.86 807.53
Alliance Hazel Ervine 5.58% 381 390.62 474.14 584.19 652.89  
Independent Gerald King 3.03% 207 218.84 240.68      
UUP Andrew Oliver 0.97% 66 85.61 100.49      
Electorate: 13,881   Valid: 6,823 (49.15%)   Spoilt: 199   Quota: 1,138   Turnout: 7,022 (50.59%)  

Area E

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

Lisburn Area E - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Alliance John Cousins* 19.23% 1,047 1,053 1,113          
UUP William McAllister 18.49% 1,007 1,061 1,064 1,402        
SDLP William McDonnell 16.09% 876 876 989 990 990 1,145    
DUP William Beattie 11.57% 630 683 683 705 776 822 833.16 835.16
DUP Robert McNeice* 9.70% 528 558 558 604 699 777 820.71 828.71
Alliance Brian Fitzsimons 8.17% 445 451 473 494 584      
UUP David Saulters 7.68% 418 444 444          
Republican Clubs Gerard Dunlop 5.60% 305 305            
UUUP Jean Bell 3.47% 189              
Electorate: 11,522   Valid: 5,445 (47.26%)   Spoilt: 265   Quota: 1,090   Turnout: 5,710 (49.56%)  

References

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