1997 Larne Borough Council election
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All 15 seats to Larne Borough Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP Independent
Seats won 6 3 2
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Alliance SDLP Ind U
Seats won 1 1 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1 Steady

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent Nationalist
Seats won 1
Seat change Steady

Elections to Larne Borough Council were held on 21 May 1997 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

Larne Borough Council Election Result 1997[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 6 0 1 Decrease1 40.0 36.4 3,532 Decrease9.2
  DUP 3 0 1 Decrease1 20.0 24.5 2,379 Decrease3.0
  Alliance 1 1 2 Decrease1 6.7 12.2 1,179 Increase3.2
  Independent 2 2 0 Increase2 13.3 11.6 1,123 Increase2.3
  SDLP 1 0 0 Increase1 6.7 4.2 409 Increase4.2
  Independent Nationalist 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 5.2 502 Decrease1.1
  Ind U 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 4.8 462 Increase1.3
  PUP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 116 Increase1.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Larne Borough Council election, 1997
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Alliance SDLP Others
Coast Road 32.4 2 25.4 1 10.3 0 13.3 1 18.6 1 5
Larne Lough 55.4 3 25.3 1 15.8 1 0.0 0 3.5 0 5
Larne Town 20.9 1 22.9 1 10.2 0 0.0 0 46.0 3 5
Total 36.4 6 24.5 3 12.2 1 4.2 2 22.7 4 15

Districts results

Coast Road

1993: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1997: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1993-1997 Change: SDLP gain from Alliance

Coast Road - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
UUP Thomas Robinson* 17.09% 527        
UUP Joan Drummond* 15.34% 473 522      
Independent Nationalist William Cunning* 16.28% 502 506 506.21 573.21  
SDLP Danny O'Connor 13.27% 409 414 414.3 530.3  
DUP Rachel Rea 10.15% 313 388 398.2 423.98 428.98
DUP Winston Fulton* 10.18% 314 365 370.58 394.87 401.87
Alliance Amelia Kelly* 10.28% 317 347 351.38    
DUP George Robinson 5.03% 155        
Independent Norman McCann 2.37% 73        
Electorate: 7,255   Valid: 3,083 (42.49%)   Spoilt: 82   Quota: 514   Turnout: 3,165 (43.63%)  

Larne Lough

1993: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP
1997: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
1993-1997 Change: Alliance gain from DUP

Larne Lough - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
UUP Roy Beggs* 31.32% 1,043        
UUP David Fleck 7.96% 265 480.73 527.83 655.83  
Alliance John Mathews 15.80% 526 536.81 554.22 566.22  
UUP John Hall 8.92% 297 344 362.76 488.79 576.09
DUP Bobby McKee* 11.08% 369 405.19 497.77 521.76 523.56
DUP Samuel McAllister* 9.01% 300 330.55 440.19 480 489.9
UUP Alexander Hunter* 7.21% 240 339.17 358.34    
DUP Sharon Gardiner 5.23% 174 197.03      
PUP George Ferguson 3.48% 116 133.39      
Electorate: 7,838   Valid: 3,330 (42.49%)   Spoilt: 95   Quota: 556   Turnout: 3,425 (43.70%)  

Larne Town

1993: 2 x UUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent Unionist
1997: 2 x Independent, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent Unionist
1993-1997 Change: Independent (two seats) gain from UUP and Alliance

Larne Town - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Independent John Nixon 21.22% 698        
DUP Jack McKee* 20.16% 663        
UUP Rosalie Armstrong* 14.75% 485 500.18 531.72 670.72  
Independent Roy Craig 10.70% 352 413.38 426.04 468.42 525.42
Ind U Lindsay Mason* 14.05% 462 488.4 496.62 508.94 517.94
Alliance Patricia Kay* 10.22% 336 364.38 364.82 375.8 394.8
UUP Mary Steele 6.14% 202 213.88 236.54    
DUP Gregg McKeen 2.77% 91 95.62      
Electorate: 7,785   Valid: 3,289 (42.25%)   Spoilt: 59   Quota: 549   Turnout: 3,348 (43.01%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Larne Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1997". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.