1993 Ards Borough Council election
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All 23 seats to Ards Borough Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP Alliance
Seats won 9 6 6
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Ind U
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Increase 1 Steady

Elections to Ards Borough Council were held on 19 May 1993 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used four district electoral areas to elect a total of 23 councillors.

Election results

Ards Borough Council Election Result 1993[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 9 1 0 Increase1 39.1 34.7 6,683 Decrease6.6
  DUP 6 0 1 Decrease1 26.1 28.3 5,438 Decrease3
  Alliance 6 2 0 Increase2 26.1 23.4 4,501 Increase4.6
  Ind U 1 1 1 Steady 0.0 5.9 1,138 Increase1.2
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 4.3 3.4 656 Increase0.5
  NI Conservatives 0 0 0 New 0.0 4.3 819 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Ards Borough Council election, 1993
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Alliance Others
Ards East 45.7 3 31.7 2 15.0 1 7.6 0 6
Ards West 44.7 3 24.4 1 25.0 2 5.9 0 6
Newtownards 27.4 2 28.2 2 16.5 1 27.9 1 6
Peninsula 20.4 1 28.9 1 36.9 2 13.8 1 5
Total 34.7 9 28.3 6 23.4 6 13.6 2 23

Districts results

Ards East

1993: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance

Ards East - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
UUP Thomas Benson* 19.85% 956    
DUP Jeffrey Magill 17.99% 866    
UUP John Shields* 15.39% 741    
Alliance Laurence Thompson 14.97% 721    
UUP Ronald Ferguson 10.49% 505 730.3  
DUP St Clair McAlister 5.82% 661 686.2 851.8
NI Conservatives Gavin Walker 7.58% 365 382.1 389.46
Electorate: 13,490   Valid: 4,815 (35.69%)   Spoilt: 120   Quota: 688   Turnout: 4,935 (36.58%)  

Ards West

1993: 3 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x DUP

Ards West - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
UUP Robert Gibson* 26.41% 1,318      
DUP Simpson Gibson* 14.75% 736      
UUP Margaret Craig 12.92% 645 906.6    
Alliance Thomas McBriar* 12.70% 634 671.44 684.15 750.15
Alliance Kathleen Coulter 12.34% 616 628.48 637.91 712.68
UUP Stanley McCoy 5.39% 269 472.52 604.13 674.94
DUP Richard Finlay 9.64% 481 542.44 571.55 611.56
NI Conservatives Robert Darnley 5.85% 292 307.84 315.22  
Electorate: 12,414   Valid: 4,991 (40.20%)   Spoilt: 118   Quota: 714   Turnout: 5,109 (41.16%)  

Newtownards

1993: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent Unionist

Newtownards - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
UUP David Smyth* 17.55% 817      
Alliance Alan McDowell 16.49% 768      
Ind U Nancy Orr 13.70% 638 645.56 695.56  
UUP Thomas Hamilton 9.84% 458 551.24 631.1 677.79
DUP Wilbert Magill* 11.90% 554 567.32 657.3 663.51
DUP George Ennis 11.71% 545 549.32 634.22 638.59
UUP Bobby McBride* 10.74% 500 513.68 546.02 588.34
DUP John Purdy 4.60% 214 217.24    
NI Conservatives Andrew Thompson 3.48% 162 171    
Electorate: 12,647   Valid: 4,656 (36.82%)   Spoilt: 141   Quota: 666   Turnout: 4,797 (37.93%)  

Peninsula

1993: 2 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent

Peninsula - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Alliance Kieran McCarthy* 32.39% 1,546      
DUP Jim Shannon* 18.77% 896      
Independent James McMullan 13.74% 656 818.76    
UUP Robert Ambrose* 14.94% 713 758.24 943.24  
Alliance William Sheldon 4.53% 216 723 743.28 770.28
DUP Thomas Cully 10.16% 485 498 539.08 599.08
UUP Samuel Brown 5.47% 261 275.56    
Electorate: 10,416   Valid: 4,773 (45.82%)   Spoilt: 158   Quota: 796   Turnout: 4,931 (47.34%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Ards Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 1993". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.