1989 Newtownabbey Borough Council election
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All 25 seats to Newtownabbey Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Ulster Unionist DUP Alliance
Seats won 11 6 4
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 3 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Ind. Unionist Labour '87 SDLP
Seats won 2 1 1
Seat change Steady Increase 1 Increase 1

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Party Newtownabbey Labour Independent
Seats won 0 0
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Newtownabbey Borough Council were held on 17 May 1989 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used five district electoral areas to elect a total of 25 councillors.

Election results

Newtownabbey Borough Council Election Result 1989[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Ulster Unionist 11 1 0 Increase1 44.0 45.8 9,953 Increase8.2
  DUP 6 0 3 Decrease3 24.0 19.5 4,242 Decrease11.3
  Alliance 4 2 0 Increase2 16.0 14.0 3,059 Increase3.7
  Ind. Unionist 2 0 1 Steady 8.0 9.3 2,013 Increase1.2
  [[Labour '87|Labour Party NI]] 1 1 0 New 4.0 4.6 987 New
  SDLP 1 0 0 Increase1 4.0 3.1 684 Decrease0.7
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.8 395 Increase0.5
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 1.3 281 Decrease1.4
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.5 96 New
  National Front 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.2 41 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Newtownabbey Borough Council election, 1989
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Alliance SDLP Others
Antrim Line 39.8 2 21.6 1 19.0 1 14.3 1 5.3 0 5
Ballyclare 37.5 2 17.5 1 7.2 0 0.0 0 37.8 2 5
Doagh Road 39.8 2 17.2 1 9.5 1 0.0 0 33.5 1 5
Manse Road 63.5 3 15.2 1 15.5 1 0.0 0 5.8 0 5
Shore Road 46.6 2 25.9 2 18.1 1 0.0 0 9.4 0 5
Total 45.8 11 19.5 6 14.0 4 3.1 1 17.6 3 25

Districts results

Antrim Line

1985: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance
1989: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
1985-1989 Change: SDLP gain from DUP

Antrim Line - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Alliance James Rooney* 18.97% 908      
DUP Tommy Kirkham 16.71% 800      
SDLP Tommy McTeague 14.29% 684 731.71 771.39 868.39
Ulster Unionist James Smith 16.19% 775 788.65 796.95 806.95
Ulster Unionist William Green* 15.00% 718 725.02 734.06 745.74
Ulster Unionist Ivan Hunter* 8.65% 414 420.63 423.89 435.79
DUP William McDonnell* 4.91% 235 237.86 242.12 250.03
Workers' Party Brendan Harrison 2.97% 142 156.69 207.36  
Labour '87 Thomas Davidson 2.32% 111 127.77    
Electorate: 10,918   Valid: 4,787 (43.85%)   Spoilt: 106   Quota: 798   Turnout: 4,893 (44.82%)  

Ballyclare

1985: 2 x Independent Unionist, 1 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent
1989: 2 x Independent Unionist, 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1985-1989 Change: UUP gain from Independent

Ballyclare - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Ulster Unionist Stephen Turkington 21.48% 969          
Ind. Unionist Arthur Templeton* 19.13% 863          
Ulster Unionist Thomas Downes 15.98% 721 846.12        
Ind. Unionist Sidney Cameron* 12.52% 565 594.67 656.62 697.15 791.15  
DUP Samuel Cameron 9.55% 431 442.96 461.26 478.48 527.16 600.94
DUP Samuel Gardiner* 7.96% 359 384.3 396.3 414.57 456.23 507.23
Alliance Trevor Strain 7.16% 323 326.22 332.37 334.26 399.81  
Independent Leonard Hardy* 6.23% 281 297.79 308.29 319.63    
Electorate: 11,546   Valid: 4,512 (39.08%)   Spoilt: 106   Quota: 753   Turnout: 4,618 (40.00%)  

Doagh Road

1985: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Newtownabbey Labour
1989: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Labour '87
1985-1989 Change: Alliance gain from DUP, Newtownabbey Labour joins Labour '87

Doagh Road - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ulster Unionist Fraser Agnew* 21.70% 761              
Labour '87 Robert Kidd* 20.30% 712              
DUP Billy Snoddy 17.22% 604              
Ulster Unionist Andrew Beattie* 15.00% 526 660.09            
Alliance John Blair 9.52% 334 337.91 379.91 387.89 389.31 390.03 469.81 512.87
Ind. Unionist David Hollis* 7.01% 246 254.97 271.56 279.4 294.03 300.79 308.03 392
Ulster Unionist Winifred Wright 3.11% 109 131.77 159.07 215.91 225.58 235.42 245.24  
Workers' Party J. J. Magee 2.22% 78 78 104.88 105.16 109.72 109.84    
Sinn Féin Liam Collins 2.74% 96 96 102.3 102.3 103.3 103.3    
National Front David Kerr 1.17% 41 41.46 44.19 44.33        
Electorate: 8,976   Valid: 3,507 (39.07%)   Spoilt: 118   Quota: 585   Turnout: 3,625 (40.39%)  

Manse Road

1985: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP
1989: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance
1985-1989 Change: Alliance gain from DUP

Manse Road - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Ulster Unionist George Herron* 37.56% 1,762    
Ulster Unionist James Robinson* 19.48% 914    
Ulster Unionist Arthur Kell 6.46% 303 1,131.78  
DUP Samuel Neill* 15.20% 713 800.78  
Alliance Gordon Mawhinney 15.46% 725 768.89 904.25
Ind. Unionist Thomas Buchanan 2.11% 99 109.83 305.35
Workers' Party Brendan Heaney 3.73% 175 182.41 196.98
Electorate: 11,302   Valid: 4,691 (41.51%)   Spoilt: 134   Quota: 782   Turnout: 4,825 (42.69%)  

Shore Road

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

Shore Road - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Ulster Unionist Barbara Gilliland 23.70% 1,008      
Ulster Unionist Ken Robinson* 22.87% 973      
DUP Billy Boyd* 22.33% 950      
Alliance William McKimmon 18.08% 769      
DUP Jean Boyd 3.53% 150 351.31 544.86 767.16
Ind. Unionist William Ball 5.64% 240 310.93 363.43 376.17
Labour '87 David Lowrie 3.86% 164 184.5 198.85 199.63
Electorate: 10,478   Valid: 4,254 (40.60%)   Spoilt: 148   Quota: 710   Turnout: 4,402 (42.01%)  

References

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