1997 Moyle District Council election
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All 15 seats to Moyle District Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SDLP DUP UUP
Seats won 3 3 3
Seat change Steady Steady Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent Sinn Féin Independent Republican
Seats won 2 1 1
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Party Independent Nationalist Ind U
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Steady Decrease 1

Elections to Moyle District 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

Moyle District Council Election Result 1997[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SDLP 3 0 0 Steady 20.0 22.5 1,365 Decrease3.3
  DUP 3 0 0 Steady 20.0 19.7 1,196 Increase1.3
  UUP 3 1 0 Increase1 20.0 14.0 848 Increase6.5
  Independent 2 0 0 Steady 13.3 13.1 794 Increase1.0
  Independent Republican 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 11.7 711 Increase3.5
  Ind U 1 0 1 Decrease1 13.3 8.0 484 Decrease5.7
  Sinn Féin 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 7.5 454 Decrease0.8
  Independent Nationalist 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 3.7 223 Decrease1.5

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Moyle District Council election, 1997
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP DUP UUP Sinn Féin Others
Ballycastle 25.3 1 19.4 1 14.8 1 0.0 0 40.5 2 5
Giant's Causeway 0.0 0 36.2 2 33.7 2 0.0 0 30.1 1 5
The Glens 35.5 2 8.8 0 0.0 0 18.2 1 37.5 2 5
Total 22.5 3 19.7 3 14.0 3 7.5 1 36.3 5 15

Districts results

Ballycastle

1993: 2 x Independent, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
1997: 2 x Independent, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
1993-1997 Change: No change

Ballycastle - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Independent Seamus Blaney* 28.88% 551    
SDLP Richard Kerr* 25.31% 483    
DUP Gardiner Kane* 18.66% 356    
Independent Christopher McCaughan* 11.58% 221 418.88  
UUP Helen Harding* 14.83% 283 311.05 439.05
DUP Elizabeth Brennan 0.73% 14 16.04 25.04
Electorate: 3,770   Valid: 1,908 (50.61%)   Spoilt: 36   Quota: 319   Turnout: 1,944 (51.56%)  

Giant's Causeway

1993: 2 x Independent Unionist, 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP
1997: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Independent Unionist
1993-1997 Change: Independent Unionist joins UUP

Giant's Causeway - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Ind U Price McConaghy* 28.83% 484          
UUP William Graham 15.66% 263 308.54        
DUP David McAllister* 16.56% 278 297.32        
DUP George Hartin 14.12% 237 244.82 245.82 303.82    
UUP Robert McIlroy* 10.48% 176 231.66 237.04 246.34 261.04 272.04
UUP Raymond Rodgers 7.50% 126 180.74 190.42 213.56 226.86 237.86
DUP Allan Mulholland 5.54% 93 101.74 105.66      
Independent Thomas Palmer 1.31% 22 31.2        
Electorate: 3,189   Valid: 1,679 (52.65%)   Spoilt: 58   Quota: 280   Turnout: 1,737 (54.47%)  

The Glens

1993: 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent Republican, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1997: 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent Republican, 1 x Independent Nationalist
1993-1997 Change: No change

The Glens - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Independent Republican Oliver McMullan* 28.58% 711        
Sinn Féin James McCarry* 18.25% 454        
SDLP Malachy McSparran* 16.24% 404 488.15      
SDLP Archie McIntosh 10.22% 316 392.05 419.05    
Independent Nationalist Randal McDonnell* 8.96% 223 331 364.3 383.22 464.22
DUP Thomas Brennan 8.76% 218 219.35 220.7 220.81 222.81
SDLP Anna Edwards 6.51% 162 182.25 188.1 205.15  
Electorate: 4,032   Valid: 2,488 (61.71%)   Spoilt: 32   Quota: 415   Turnout: 2,520 (62.50%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Moyle Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 1997". EONI. Retrieved 12 July 2021.