1993 Ballymena Borough Council election
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All 24 seats to Ballymena Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP SDLP
Seats won 10 9 2
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent Unionist Alliance Independent
Seats won 2 1 0
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Decrease 1

Elections to Ballymena 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 24 councillors.

Election results

Ballymena Borough Council Election Result 1993[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 10 3 0 Increase3 41.7 38.7 8,691 Increase7.9
  DUP 9 0 3 Decrease3 37.5 31.7 7,116 Decrease13.1
  SDLP 2 1 0 Increase1 8.3 11.9 2,683 Increase2.7
  Independent Unionist 2 1 0 Increase1 8.3 11.5 2,580 Increase6.6
  Alliance 1 0 0 Steady 4.2 5.4 1,221 Decrease0.7
  Ulster Democratic 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.4 95 New
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 0.3 66 Increase3.9

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Ballymena Borough Council election, 1993
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP SDLP Alliance Others
Ballymena North 32.2 3 17.4 1 13.8 1 19.6 1 17.0 1 7
Ballymena South 24.7 2 28.2 3 17.8 1 0.0 0 29.3 1 7
Bannside 37.5 2 48.5 3 14.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
Braid 65.6 3 34.4 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
Total 38.7 10 31.7 9 11.9 2 5.4 1 12.3 2 24

Districts results

Ballymena North

1993: 3 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent Unionist

Ballymena North - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Unionist Samuel Henry* 15.50% 964              
SDLP Patrick McAvoy* 13.83% 860              
UUP William Wright 13.19% 820              
Alliance Gareth Williams* 11.69% 727 765.6 800.8          
UUP James Alexander* 10.95% 681 727.4 728.4 751.45 771.05 791.05    
DUP Maurice Mills* 7.24% 450 461.8 462 463.35 468.05 671.55 951.55  
UUP Joseph McKernan* 7.93% 493 539.6 545.2 555.7 568.5 574.55 615.05 684.05
Alliance Ethel Kenny 7.94% 494 521 553.2 555 569.9 573.9 582.85 593.85
DUP John Wilson* 5.53% 344 350.2 350.2 351.75 359.15 423.25    
DUP John Carson 4.66% 290 293.2 293.2 293.5 306.5      
Ulster Democratic Samuel Balmer 1.53% 95 100.2 101.1 102.15        
Electorate: 12,034   Valid: 6,218 (51.67%)   Spoilt: 72   Quota: 778   Turnout: 6,290 (52.27%)

Ballymena South

1993: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent Unionist

Ballymena South - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Unionist William Brownlees* 22.64% 1,301              
SDLP Declan O'Loan 17.77% 1,021              
UUP John Scott 14.41% 828              
UUP James Currie* 10.30% 592 946            
DUP Martin Clarke* 9.99% 574 649.5 654.06 684.06 703.56 720.56    
DUP James McCosh* 9.55% 549 580 581.71 602.21 611.96 615.92 677.74 686.08
DUP Frederick Coulter 4.63% 266 304.5 306.21 322.71 337.96 342.46 493.03 522.35
Independent Unionist Agnes McLeister 3.90% 224 263.5 278.89 346.39 381.39 403.74 415.99 499.09
Independent Charles Magill 1.56% 66 80.5 236.11 257.11 265.11 405.78 409.35  
DUP John McKendry 4.07% 234 247 250.42 255.92 264.17 271.49    
Independent Unionist Melvyn McKendry 1.58% 91 107 224.42 242.42 252.92      
Electorate: 12,121   Valid: 5,746 (47.41%)   Spoilt: 141   Quota: 719   Turnout: 5,887 (48.57%)

Bannside

1993: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP

Bannside - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
UUP Robert Coulter* 21.69% 1,239      
UUP Ian Johnston* 15.82% 904 1,136.3    
DUP Roy Gillespie* 11.61% 663 677.49 691.75 999.75
DUP Tommy Nicholl* 13.85% 791 799.28 823.89 985.89
DUP Sandy Spence* 11.59% 662 678.56 749.4 905.35
SDLP Seamus Laverty 14.04% 802 802.46 812.12 814.35
DUP Hubert Nicholl* 11.41% 652 658.67 677.3  
Electorate: 9,229   Valid: 5,713 (61.90%)   Spoilt: 102   Quota: 953   Turnout: 5,815 (63.01%)

Braid

1993: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP

Braid - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP David Clyde* 27.31% 1,304          
UUP Desmond Armstrong* 21.76% 1,039          
UUP Robert Forsythe 16.57% 791 1,196.45        
DUP Samuel Hanna* 13.68% 653 678.2 718.25 838.33    
DUP David McClintock* 9.15% 437 460.85 482 508.86 582.21 618.61
DUP Samuel Wallace 8.06% 385 420.55 439 501.41 609.27 614.47
DUP Samuel Martin 3.48% 166 182.2 196.15 229.33    
Electorate: 8,781   Valid: 4,775 (54.38%)   Spoilt: 143   Quota: 796   Turnout: 4,918 (56.01%)

References

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