2001 Armagh City and District Council election
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All 22 seats to Armagh City and District Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP SDLP Sinn Féin
Seats won 7 6 5
Seat change Decrease 3 Decrease 1 Increase 2

  Fourth party
 
Party DUP
Seats won 4
Seat change Increase 2

Elections to Armagh City and District Council were held on 7 June 2001 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used four district electoral areas to elect a total of 22 councillors.

Election results

Armagh City and District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 7 0 3 Decrease3 31.8 25.9 7,757 Decrease16.1
  SDLP 6 0 1 Decrease1 27.3 24.4 7,310 Decrease6.4
  Sinn Féin 5 2 0 Increase2 22.7 20.6 6,177 Increase6.0
  DUP 4 2 0 Increase2 18.2 25.6 7,677 Increase13.7
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.8 832 Increase2.8
  NI Women's Coalition 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.7 209 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Armagh City and District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP SDLP Sinn Féin DUP Others
Armagh City 18.8 1 29.1 2 29.1 2 11.6 1 11.4 0 6
Crossmore 13.7 1 39.9 2 32.6 0 13.8 0 0.0 0 5
Cusher 34.5 3 11.7 1 6.9 0 44.7 2 2.2 0 6
The Orchard 34.3 2 20.2 1 17.0 1 28.5 1 0.0 0 5
Total 25.9 7 24.4 6 20.6 5 25.6 4 3.5 0 22

Districts results

Armagh City

1997: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 2 x UUP
2001: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1997-2001 Change: DUP gain from UUP

Armagh City - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sinn Féin Patrick McNamee 16.95% 1,261                  
Sinn Féin Cathy Rafferty 12.11% 901 1,059.24 1,078.24              
SDLP Pat Brannigan* 13.62% 1,013 1,018.6 1,043.76 1,142.76            
UUP Sylvia McRoberts* 11.67% 868 868.48 883.12 890.12 891.84 891.84 1,333.84      
DUP Freda Donnelly 11.58% 861 861 867 868 868 868 943 1,159.48    
SDLP Anna Brolly* 4.97% 370 373.2 395.36 503.12 553.86 559.86 562.86 588.28 644.04 1,030.66
Independent John Nixon 8.69% 646 663.12 708.6 741.4 745.7 749.7 753.7 763.54 779.94 902.92
SDLP Michael Carson 6.13% 456 461.76 482.24 574.52 596.88 600.88 601.88 619.92 639.6  
UUP Gordon Frazer* 7.10% 528 528 546 547 547 547        
SDLP Mealla Bratton 4.37% 325 329.8 353.96              
NI Women's Coalition Margaret Connolly 2.81% 209 211.56                
Electorate: 10,014   Valid: 7,438 (74.28%)   Spoilt: 170   Quota: 1,063   Turnout: 7,608 (75.97%)

Crossmore

1997: 3 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP
2001: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP
1997-2001 Change: Sinn Féin gain from SDLP

Crossmore - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinn Féin Brian Cunningham* 19.77% 1,336            
SDLP Thomas Kavanagh* 14.63% 989 1,032.84 1,366.84        
SDLP James McKernan* 10.40% 703 704.92 751.88 862.64 1,366.64    
Sinn Féin Pat O'Rawe 12.83% 867 1,010.36 1,030.8 1,045.62 1,114.78 1,212.78  
UUP Evelyn Corry* 13.72% 927 927.32 927.32 927.32 934 950 974
DUP Noel Berry 13.76% 930 930.16 930.16 930.16 933.16 933.16 935.16
SDLP James Lennon 8.20% 554 558.8 609.68 722      
SDLP Joe McGleenan 6.69% 452 464.32          
Electorate: 8,488   Valid: 6,758 (79.61%)   Spoilt: 125   Quota: 1,127   Turnout: 6,883 (81.09%)

Cusher

1997: 4 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2001: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
1997-2001 Change: DUP gain from UUP

Cusher - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Paul Berry 41.33% 3,549            
DUP Margaret Black* 2.15% 185 1,579.58          
UUP Eric Speers* 14.00% 1,202 1,399.34          
SDLP Thomas Canavan* 11.66% 1,001 1,003.64 1,006.02 1,039.68 1,040.3 1,048.96 1,493.96
UUP Robert Turner* 8.44% 725 797.6 811.2 856.5 918.5 1,163.93 1,168.59
UUP James Clayton* 7.91% 679 837.4 884.83 939.77 973.25 1,146.23 1,148.23
DUP Mervyn Spratt 1.20% 103 479.86 746.08 768.21 807.89 850.07 850.07
Sinn Féin Noel Sheridan* 6.88% 591 591.66 592 594 594 594.17  
UUP Sharon McClelland* 4.27% 367 429.7 441.94 480.11 514.21    
Independent Derrick Mathews 2.17% 186 212.4 218.52        
Electorate: 11,175   Valid: 8,588 (76.85%)   Spoilt: 140   Quota: 1,227   Turnout: 8,728 (78.10%)

The Orchard

1997: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2001: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP
1997-2001 Change: Sinn Féin gain from UUP

The Orchard - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Brian Hutchinson* 18.99% 1,363        
UUP Jim Speers* 18.45% 1,324        
Sinn Féin Paul Corrigan 17.01% 1,221        
SDLP John Campbell* 11.09% 796 796.48 797.48 798.08 1,407.08
UUP Charles Rollston* 8.99% 645 653.88 1,056.16 1,164.66 1,174.28
DUP William Irwin 9.56% 686 831.92 898.12 914.42 919.52
SDLP Eamon McNeill 9.07% 651 651.24 656.24 657.14  
UUP Olive Whitten* 6.85% 492 497.16      
Electorate: 9,234   Valid: 7,178 (77.73%)   Spoilt: 117   Quota: 1,197   Turnout: 7,295 (79.00%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Armagh District Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 24 July 2021.