1985 Castlereagh Borough Council election
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All 21 seats to Castlereagh Borough Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 10 8 3
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 3 Decrease 1

  Fourth party
 
Party Ind U
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

Elections to Castlereagh 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 21 councillors.

Election results

Castlereagh Borough Council Election Result 1985[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 10 1 0 Increase1 47.6 48.0 11,039 Increase3.2
  UUP 8 3 0 Increase3 38.1 29.0 6,676 Increase3.8
  Alliance 3 0 1 Decrease1 14.3 18.8 4,319 Decrease2.3
  Ind U 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 1.6 373 Decrease3.4
  SDLP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.0 456 Increase2.0
  NI Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 129 Decrease0.1

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Castlereagh Borough Council election, 1985
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance Others
Castlereagh Central 58.2 4 19.6 2 20.5 1 1.7 0 7
Castlereagh East 46.2 3 31.9 3 18.1 1 3.8 0 7
Castlereagh South 40.1 3 35.5 3 17.7 1 6.7 0 7
Total 48.0 10 29.0 8 18.8 3 4.2 0 21

Districts results

Castlereagh Central

1985: 4 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance

Castlereagh Central - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Peter Robinson* 52.69% 4,118            
DUP Cedric Wilson* 0.92% 72 2,292.72          
UUP Herbert Johnstone* 11.90% 930 1,076.68          
DUP Alan Carson* 3.85% 301 683.28 1,651.23        
DUP Ivan Castles 0.69% 54 211.32 413.82 1,068.22      
Alliance Patricia Archer* 11.43% 893 921.88 958.78 962.62 968.56 983.56  
UUP Ellen Gray* 7.73% 604 673.16 725.36 733.36 802 884.95 926.44
Alliance Derek Middleton 5.40% 422 441 446.85 448.45 455.71 463.97 743.85
Alliance William Moreland 3.69% 288 313.84 323.74 325.02 334.26 352.44  
Ind U Cecil Moore 1.70% 133 189.24 213.54 218.02 225.94    
Electorate: 14,751   Valid: 7,815 (52.98%)   Spoilt: 220   Quota: 977   Turnout: 8,035 (54.47%)  

Castlereagh East

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

Castlereagh East - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Denny Vitty* 34.06% 2,317                
UUP William Ward* 16.96% 1,154                
DUP John Boyle* 2.20% 150 1,105.71              
UUP William Abraham 10.95% 745 778.39 875.11            
DUP Matthew Anderson* 7.19% 489 652.8 674.64 894.96          
Alliance Addie Morrow* 10.27% 699 710.97 728.65 729.45 729.6 730.14 761.03 862.03  
UUP Ronald Jackson 3.97% 270 297.09 421.89 424.45 425.35 444.13 454.95 517.48 702.48
DUP Albert Johnston 2.70% 184 414.58 432.52 448.68 487.23 488.37 501.11 574.3 606.3
Alliance Melissa Jeffers 5.09% 346 351.67 352.97 353.29 353.35 353.47 382.73 474.38  
Alliance Ian Kirkpatrick 2.84% 193 203.08 209.32 209.32 209.35 209.47 220.47    
Ind U Michael Brooks 1.87% 127 140.86 146.84 147.64 148.03 148.69 154.95    
NI Labour James Bate 0.85% 58 59.26 59.52 60 60.03 60.15      
NI Labour William Gunning 0.65% 44 45.89 47.97 47.97 47.97 47.97      
NI Labour William Copley 0.40% 27 27 27.78 27.78 27.84 27.9      
Electorate: 14,584   Valid: 6,803 (46.65%)   Spoilt: 183   Quota: 851   Turnout: 6,986 (47.90%)  

Castlereagh South

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

Castlereagh South - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Ernest Harper* 16.35% 1,369              
DUP William Clulow* 14.96% 1,253              
UUP James Clarke 13.85% 1,160              
UUP John Glass* 12.60% 1,055              
Alliance David Andrews 11.85% 992 996.6 1,000.12 1,001.83 1,009.24 1,076.24    
UUP Frederick Kane* 9.05% 758 769.73 786.53 876.89 902.04 912.72 1,017.04 1,068.04
DUP Myreve Chambers 4.97% 416 653.59 692.79 697.74 727.07 728.76 736.86 1,056.39
SDLP Peggy Hanna 5.45% 456 456 456.48 456.66 457.05 462.23 635.32 639.32
DUP Mark Robinson 3.77% 316 371.2 491.2 494.53 535.63 537.95 545.27  
Alliance Edward McMillan 3.56% 298 298.69 299.81 300.08 300.08 404.33    
Alliance Ernest Crockett 2.25% 188 188.92 189.88 190.96 191.96      
Ind U William Stevenson 1.35% 113 114.38 126.22 126.76        
Electorate: 15,485   Valid: 8,374 (54.08%)   Spoilt: 161   Quota: 1,047   Turnout: 8,535 (55.12%)  

References

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