1985 Carrickfergus Borough Council election
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All 15 seats to Carrickfergus Borough Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP Alliance
Seats won 7 3 3
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 4 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Ind U PUP United Loyalist
Seats won 1 1 0
Seat change Steady Increase 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Carrickfergus Borough Council were held on 15 May 1985 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

Carrickfergus Borough Council Election Result 1985[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 7 4 0 Increase4 46.7 33.7 3,565 Increase11.1
  DUP 3 0 4 Decrease4 20.0 27.0 2,862 Decrease9.6
  Alliance 3 0 0 Steady 20.0 24.9 2,634 Increase3.1
  Ind U 1 1 1 Steady 6.7 9.2 970 Increase4.8
  PUP 1 0 0 Increase1 0.0 3.0 314 Increase0.1
  Ulster Democratic 0 0 0 New 0.0 2.3 246 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Carrickfergus Borough Council election, 1985
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Alliance PUP Others
Carrick Castle 29.3 2 29.6 1 31.7 1 9.4 1 0.0 0 5
Kilroot 43.6 3 25.9 1 22.0 1 0.0 0 8.5 0 5
Knockagh Monument 27.5 2 25.8 1 21.4 1 0.0 0 25.3 1 5
Total 33.7 7 27.0 3 24.9 3 3.0 1 11.4 1 15

Districts results

Carrick Castle

1985: 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x PUP

Carrick Castle - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Alliance Sean Neeson* 29.92% 1,005              
DUP Victor Fleming 14.20% 477 488.7 503.7 582.7        
UUP Samuel McCamley 12.89% 433 485.2 550.25 571.25        
UUP Robert English 12.21% 410 430.7 477.85 500.15 582.25      
PUP Samuel Stewart 9.35% 314 349.55 354.9 378.5 440.15 441.65 458.45 461.89
DUP James Strange* 8.01% 269 283.85 295.3 411.15 422.6 443.3 448.34 456.08
Alliance Owen Mulvenna 1.82% 61 331.9 333.35 334.8        
DUP Gladys Service 7.35% 247 269.95 273.4          
UUP James McBride 4.26% 143 153.35            
Electorate: 6,872   Valid: 3,359 (48.88%)   Spoilt: 81   Quota: 560   Turnout: 3,440 (50.06%)  

Kilroot

1985: 3 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP

Kilroot - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP James Brown* 31.37% 1,146          
DUP William Cross* 19.03% 695          
Alliance Brenda Crampsey 16.84% 615          
UUP Wesley Mitchell 5.56% 203 485.47 487.99 500.35 533.4 614.4
UUP Robert Patton 6.68% 244 361.97 367.13 373.25 401.01 485.66
Ind U Robert Hunter 8.49% 310 369.69 375.09 380.21 447.15 484.79
DUP William Sloan 3.59% 131 157.32 218.16 328.43 337.32  
Alliance Elma McMaster 5.15% 188 214.32 215.64 218.58    
DUP Raymond Templeton 3.31% 121 137.45 143.69      
Electorate: 6,968   Valid: 3,653 (52.43%)   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 609   Turnout: 3,742 (53.70%)  

Knockagh Monument

1985: 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent Unionist

Knockagh Monument - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP Mary Ardill* 20.56% 736            
Ind U Charles Johnston* 18.44% 660            
Alliance Stewart Dickson 14.61% 523 530.22 540.22 548.7 754.7    
UUP Samuel Wilson 6.90% 250 348.8 365.6 388.33 408.57 496.57 568.05
DUP William Haggan* 9.78% 350 358.17 361.37 462.86 467.55 474.55 531.53
DUP Andrew Blair 9.95% 356 367.78 372.88 431.85 436.34 442.34 517.29
Ulster Democratic Robert Gordon 6.87% 246 251.32 258.42 291.81 294.21 297.21  
Alliance Robert Kay 6.76% 242 244.09 250.39 251.78      
DUP Joseph Seaton 6.04% 216 219.23 231.23        
Electorate: 6,888   Valid: 3,579 (51.96%)   Spoilt: 69   Quota: 597   Turnout: 3,648 (52.96%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1985-1989: Carrickfergus". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1985". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.