1997 Lisburn Borough Council election
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All 30 seats to Lisburn Borough Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP Sinn Féin Alliance
Seats won 13 4 3
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 1 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DUP SDLP Ulster Democratic
Seats won 2 2 2
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1 Increase 1

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Party NI Conservatives Others
Seats won 1 3
Seat change Steady Increase 2

Elections to Lisburn Borough Council were held on 21 May 1997 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used five district electoral areas to elect a total of 30 councillors.

Election results

Lisburn Borough Council Election Result 1997[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 13 0 3 Decrease3 43.3 36.6 11,799 Decrease2.5
  Sinn Féin 4 1 0 Increase1 13.3 13.7 4,427 Increase4.4
  Alliance 3 0 0 Increase1 10.0 13.0 4,188 Increase0.7
  DUP 2 0 1 Decrease1 6.7 13.2 4,239 Decrease2.6
  SDLP 2 0 1 Decrease1 6.7 5.8 1,859 Decrease2.1
  Ulster Democratic 2 1 0 Increase1 6.7 5.0 1,615 Increase0.2
  Ind U 1 0 0 Steady 3.3 3.3 1,068 Decrease0.8
  NI Conservatives 1 0 0 Steady 3.3 2.9 935 Decrease1.2
  Protestant Unionist 1 1 0 Increase1 3.3 2.1 671 Increase2.1
  Independent Nationalist 1 1 0 Increase1 3.3 1.6 502 Increase1.6
  NI Women's Coalition 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.6 209 New
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 192 Decrease1.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Lisburn Borough Council election, 1997
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Sinn Féin Alliance DUP SDLP UDP Conservative Others
Downshire 39.0 2 0.0 0 17.0 1 28.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 16.0 1 0.0 0 5
Dunmurry Cross 20.0 1 50.1 4 3.2 0 2.6 0 16.2 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 7.9 1 7
Killultagh 47.1 3 0.0 0 9.1 0 24.1 1 17.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 2.7 0 5
Lisburn Town North 33.8 3 0.0 0 20.3 1 9.8 0 0.0 0 10.5 1 0.0 0 25.6 2 7
Lisburn Town South 54.4 4 0.0 0 19.4 1 9.3 0 0.0 0 15.8 1 0.0 0 1.1 0 6
Total 36.6 13 13.7 4 13.0 3 13.2 2 5.8 2 5.0 2 2.9 1 9.8 3 30

Districts results

Downshire

1993: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Conservative
1997: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Conservative
1997-2001 Change: Alliance gain from UUP

Downshire - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
UUP William Falloon* 25.06% 1,328      
DUP Edwin Poots 19.65% 1,041      
Alliance Elizabeth Campbell 17.02% 902      
NI Conservatives William Bleakes* 15.97% 846 784.9    
UUP Kenneth Hull 6.64% 352 637.6 647.05 945.05
DUP Jonathan Craig 8.32% 441 457.66 567.16 608.16
UUP William Moore 7.34% 389 500.18 519.38  
Electorate: 12,872   Valid: 5,299 (41.17%)   Spoilt: 81   Quota: 884   Turnout: 5,380 (41.80%)  

Dunmurry Cross

1993: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x UUP, 2 x SDLP
1997: 4 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1993-1997 Change: Sinn Féin gain from UUP, Independent Nationalist leaves SDLP

Dunmurry Cross - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sinn Féin Michael Ferguson* 15.45% 1,365                      
Sinn Féin Paul Butler 14.26% 1,260                      
Sinn Féin Sue Ramsey 11.60% 1,025 1,061.86 1,146.94                  
UUP Billy Bell* 10.90% 963 963.57 963.69 966.89 1,095.69 1,173.69            
SDLP William McDonnell* 10.50% 928 933.89 937.73 1,006.16 1,006.16 1,064.35 1,066.35 1,071.35 1,480.35      
Sinn Féin Ita Gray 8.79% 777 982.01 1,038.41 1,044.41 1,045.6 1,045.91 1,046.91 1,046.91 1,060.39 1,098.39 1,139.73  
Independent Nationalist Hugh Lewsley* 5.68% 502 504.85 507.01 542.01 543.01 600.01 607.01 610.01 690.94 959.94 960.24 966.3
UUP Frederick Parkinson 5.36% 474 474 474 475 523 545 888 945 948 949 949 949.12
SDLP Mary Rodgers 5.67% 501 502.52 504.08 517.46 517.46 541.46 542.46 542.46        
UUP Andrew Park 3.73% 330 330 330.12 330.12 381.12 406.12            
Alliance Owen Gawith 3.21% 284 284.76 284.88 298.88 301              
DUP Yvonne Craig 2.67% 236 236.19 236.31 236.31                
Workers' Party Frances McCarthy 1.88% 192 192.76 193                  
Electorate: 18,255   Valid: 8,837 (48.41%)   Spoilt: 194   Quota: 1,105   Turnout: 9,031 (49.47%)  

Killultagh

1993: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
1997: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
1993-1997 Change: No change

Killultagh - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
UUP Jim Dillon* 26.23% 1,432      
SDLP Peter O'Hagan* 17.05% 931      
DUP Cecil Calvert* 16.56% 904 949.72    
UUP David Greene* 10.09% 551 919.64    
UUP Kenneth Watson* 10.82% 591 668.4 686.12 973.12
Alliance Trevor Lunn 8.96% 489 496.92 605.64 621.64
DUP James Tinsley 7.55% 412 422.44 426.44  
NI Women's Coalition Sybil Moses 2.75% 150 151.44    
Electorate: 12,966   Valid: 5,460 (42.11%)   Spoilt: 84   Quota: 911   Turnout: 5,544 (42.76%)  

Lisburn Town North

1993: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent Unionist
1997: 3 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UDP, 1 x Independent Unionist, 1 x Protestant Unionist
1993-1997 Change: UDP gain from UUP, Protestant Unionist leaves DUP

Lisburn Town North - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
UUP William Lewis* 17.39% 1,237                
Alliance Frazer McCammond* 13.37% 951                
Ind U Ronnie Crawford* 11.39% 810 838 844.56 850.52 852.08 1,027.08      
UUP William Gardiner-Watson* 9.17% 652 751.12 764.52 798.12 799.14 809.5 857.34 870.8 932.8
Ulster Democratic David Adams 10.52% 748 758.92 760.92 765.2 765.56 774.46 798.38 827.34 892.34
Protestant Unionist William Beattie* 9.43% 671 692.28 697.56 702.12 702.3 724.04 735.08 760.92 788.74
UUP Lorraine Martin* 5.74% 408 476.32 483.32 596.52 597 613.74 637.66 663.98 760.34
DUP Eleanor Calvert 5.64% 401 408.56 412.84 415.52 415.7 433.7 440.14 645.82 656.72
Alliance William Whitley 6.96% 495 503.4 531.68 535.52 587.06 602.46 622.79 627.66  
DUP James Tinsley 4.13% 294 304.64 307.64 313.48 313.66 318.78 321.54    
Ind U Anne Blake 3.63% 258 267.24 275.52 279.08 279.44        
UUP Noel Malcolm 1.39% 99 172.36 181.2            
NI Conservatives Leonard Jarvis 1.25% 89 92.92              
Electorate: 17,508   Valid: 7,113 (40.63%)   Spoilt: 111   Quota: 890   Turnout: 7,224 (41.26%)  

Lisburn Town South

1993: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UDP
1997: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UDP
1993-1997 Change: No change

Lisburn Town South - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
UUP Ivan Davis* 26.73% 1,469        
Alliance Seamus Close* 19.41% 1,067        
Ulster Democratic Gary McMichael* 13.65% 750 844.56      
UUP Thomas Archer 10.52% 578 749.84 781.8 791.37  
UUP George Morrison* 7.04% 387 565.56 612.14 634.25 757.3
UUP Joseph Lockhart* 8.26% 454 588.88 621.18 626.79 744.02
DUP Stuart Deignan 9.28% 510 549.36 552.42 554.73 599.8
NI Women's Coalition Bronya Bonar 1.07% 59 63.32 204.08 206.06  
Ulster Democratic Philip Dean 2.13% 117 139.56 151.12 164.32  
UUP Margaret Little 1.91% 105 141 152.22 155.52  
Electorate: 13,176   Valid: 5,496 (41.71%)   Spoilt: 105   Quota: 786   Turnout: 5,601 (42.51%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Lisburn Borough Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 1997". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.