1989 Moyle District Council election
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All 15 seats to Moyle District Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SDLP DUP UUP
Seats won 4 3 2
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent Independent Unionist Sinn Féin
Seats won 2 2 1
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Decrease 1

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent Nationalist
Seats won 1
Seat change Steady

Elections to Moyle District Council were held on 17 May 1989 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

Moyle District Council Election Result 1989[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SDLP 4 0 0 Steady 20.0 29.6 1,756 Decrease0.8
  DUP 3 0 0 Steady 20.0 19.3 1,143 Decrease1.7
  Independent 2 1 0 Increase1 13.3 16.3 969 Increase10.5
  Independent Unionist 2 0 0 Steady 13.3 15.5 919 Increase6.6
  UUP 2 0 0 Steady 13.3 8.8 522 Decrease7.4
  Independent Nationalist 1 0 0 Steady 13.3 5.0 297 Increase0.7
  Sinn Féin 1 0 1 Decrease1 6.7 5.6 331 Decrease6.6

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Moyle District Council election, 1989
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP DUP UUP Sinn Féin Others
Ballycastle 25.2 1 20.5 1 11.6 1 0.0 0 42.7 2 5
Giant's Causeway 0.0 0 29.3 2 17.6 1 0.0 0 53.1 2 5
The Glens 55.1 3 10.8 0 0.0 0 14.2 1 19.9 1 5
Total 29.6 4 19.3 3 8.8 2 5.6 1 36.7 5 15

Districts results

Ballycastle

1985: 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent
1989: 2 x Independent, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
1985-1989 Change: Independent gain from Sinn Féin

Ballycastle - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Gardiner Kane* 20.52% 385        
SDLP Michael O'Cleary* 20.20% 379        
Independent Archibald McAuley 11.62% 218 221.2 232.2 251.96 318.96
Independent James McShane* 10.77% 202 202.2 233.2 251.82 300.77
UUP Robert McPherson* 11.62% 218 284.2 285.2 285.2 297.39
Independent Seamus Blaney 11.78% 221 221.4 231.4 242.61 273.6
Independent Christopher McCaughan 8.53% 160 161.2 177.2 191.64  
SDLP Noel McCurdy 4.96% 93 93.6      
Electorate: 3,489   Valid: 1,876 (53.77%)   Spoilt: 50   Quota: 313   Turnout: 1,926 (55.20%)

Giant's Causeway

1985: 2 x Independent Unionist, 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP
1989: 2 x Independent Unionist, 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP
1985-1989 Change: No change

Giant's Causeway - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
Independent Unionist Robert McIlroy 32.02% 554  
DUP James Rodgers* 21.39% 370  
Independent Unionist Price McConaghy* 18.44% 319  
UUP Robert Getty* 17.57% 304  
DUP Glenda Rodgers 7.92% 137 346.71
Independent Unionist Ronnie McIlvar 2.66% 46 100.27
Electorate: 3,226   Valid: 1,730 (53.63%)   Spoilt: 48   Quota: 289   Turnout: 1,778 (55.11%)

The Glens

1985: 3 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1989: 3 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1985-1989 Change: No change

The Glens - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
SDLP Malachy McSparran* 20.08% 468      
Independent Nationalist Randal McDonnell* 12.74% 297 321.14 389.41  
SDLP Joseph Mitchell 12.18% 284 296.92 321.77 420.77
SDLP Patrick McBride* 14.76% 344 349.95 355.14 397.14
Sinn Féin James McCarry 14.20% 331 333.72 358.4 389.29
DUP Elizabeth White 10.77% 251 251.17 253.34 255.36
SDLP Daniel Anderson* 8.07% 188 207.04 244.1  
Independent Michael Brogan 7.21% 168 180.58    
Electorate: 3,606   Valid: 2,331 (64.64%)   Spoilt: 29   Quota: 389   Turnout: 2,360 (65.45%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Government Elections 1985-1989: Moyle". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1989". EONI. Retrieved 13 July 2021.