1993 Down District Council election
← 1989 May 19, 1993 (1993-05-19) 1997 →

All 23 seats to Down District Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party


Party SDLP UUP DUP
Seats won 13 7 3
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Increase 1

  Fourth party


Party Alliance
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

Elections to Down District 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

Down District Council Election Result 1993[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SDLP 13 1 0 Increase1 56.5 51.2 13,102 Increase2.0
  UUP 7 0 1 Decrease1 30.4 28.5 7,300 Decrease2.6
  DUP 3 1 0 Increase1 13.0 9.9 2,545 Increase1.4
  Alliance 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 3.8 971 Increase1.6
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.2 815 Decrease1.6
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.7 694 Increase2.7
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 151 Decrease1.0

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Down District Council election, 1993
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP UUP DUP Others
Ballynahinch 49.4 2 30.8 2 19.8 1 0.0 0 5
Downpatrick 65.3 6 13.4 1 0.0 0 21.3 0 7
Newcastle 56.4 4 20.9 1 6.7 1 16.0 0 6
Rowallane 29.0 1 54.4 3 16.6 1 0.0 0 5
Total 51.2 13 28.5 7 9.9 3 10.4 0 23

Districts results

Ballynahinch

1989: 2 x SDLP, 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1993: 2 x SDLP, 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1989-1993 Change: No change

Ballynahinch - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
SDLP Patrick Toman* 25.41% 1,480    
SDLP Anne Marie McAleenan 23.97% 1,396    
DUP William Alexander 19.81% 1,154    
UUP James Cochrane* 16.12% 939 1,025  
UUP Walter Lyons* 8.38% 488 648 867
UUP Janet Crothers 6.32% 368 450 583
Electorate: 8,953   Valid: 5,825 (65.06%)   Spoilt: 132   Quota: 971   Turnout: 5,957 (66.54%)

Downpatrick

1989: 5 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
1993: 6 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
1989-1993 Change: SDLP gain from Alliance

Downpatrick - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SDLP Dermot Curran* 14.30% 1,075                    
SDLP John Doris* 13.79% 1,037                    
SDLP John Ritchie* 13.71% 1,031                    
UUP Jack McIlheron 13.37% 1,005                    
SDLP Malachi Curran* 9.63% 724 800.18 829.28 858.26 859.69 874.21 912.37 957.37      
SDLP Francis McCann 7.57% 569 582 625.4 643.4 643.62 657.8 662.06 694.44 729.72 781.35 787.83
SDLP Owen Adams 6.33% 476 489.52 506.72 539.39 540.27 543.56 552.95 585.08 634.5 714.13 724.39
Alliance Michael Healy* 5.89% 443 447.55 449.75 452.09 488.94 516.91 534.34 544.6 592.25 720.56 721.1
Independent Keith Bradford 3.87% 291 293.47 295.87 298.39 312.69 340.4 351.17 383.5 409.54    
Independent Patrick O'Connor 3.14% 236 244.45 244.55 245.18 249.14 258.32 340.86 365.35      
Sinn Féin Patrick McGreevy 4.18% 314 316.6 317.6 318.32 318.54 324.82 328.21        
Independent James Masson 2.22% 167 175.84 176.14 176.23 178.87 180.87          
Workers' Party Desmond O'Hagan 2.01% 151 151.65 152.65 154 155.87            
Electorate: 12,290   Valid: 7,519 (61.18%)   Spoilt: 150   Quota: 940   Turnout: 7,669 (62.40%)

Newcastle

1989: 4 x SDLP, 2 x UUP
1993: 4 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1989-1993 Change: DUP gain from UUP

Newcastle - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
SDLP Michael Boyd* 21.83% 1,405            
SDLP Eamon O'Neill* 17.87% 1,150            
UUP Gerald Douglas* 14.73% 948            
SDLP Peter Fitzpatrick* 10.36% 667 723 724.98 870.98      
SDLP Frances Flynn 6.39% 411 631.68 706.86 753.66 760.66 920.9  
DUP John Finlay 6.68% 430 432.16 432.79 432.79 682.79 684.42 700.95
Alliance Anne Carr 8.20% 528 571.92 580.53 582.13 637.68 676.05 681.93
Sinn Féin Sean Fitzpatrick 7.78% 501 521.52 544.62 547.72 547.72    
UUP William Brown* 6.15% 396 401.04 401.67 401.77      
Electorate: 10,170   Valid: 6,436 (63.28%)   Spoilt: 182   Quota: 920   Turnout: 6,618 (65.07%)

Rowallane

1989: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
1993: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
1989-1993 Change: No change

Rowallane - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
UUP Samuel Osborne* 22.80% 1,322  
SDLP Margaret Ritchie* 20.20% 1,171  
UUP Albert Colmer* 15.21% 882 1,067.36
UUP William Biggerstaff* 16.42% 952 1,058.12
DUP William Dick* 16.57% 961 1,017.56
SDLP Hugh Flynn 8.80% 510 514.76
Electorate: 9,320   Valid: 5,798 (62.21%)   Spoilt: 110   Quota: 967   Turnout: 5,908 (63.39%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Down Council Elections, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 1993". EONI. Retrieved 27 July 2021.