2001 Ballymena Borough Council election
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All 24 seats to Ballymena Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP SDLP
Seats won 11 7 4
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 4 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Alliance
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Ballymena Borough 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 24 councillors.

Election results

Ballymena Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 11 3 0 Increase3 45.8 44.9 12,944 Increase8.2
  UUP 7 0 4 Decrease4 29.2 27.5 7,927 Decrease10.8
  SDLP 4 1 0 Increase1 16.7 16.5 4,754 Decrease1.0
  Independent 2 2 0 Increase2 8.3 7.3 2,117 Increase6.9
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.3 382 Increase1.3
  Alliance 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 1.1 317 Decrease0.9
  PUP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 206 Increase0.8
  NI Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.6 186 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Ballymena Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP SDLP Others
Ballymena North 27.7 2 24.8 2 13.8 1 33.7 2 7
Ballymena South 55.8 4 22.1 2 17.3 1 4.8 0 7
Bannside 55.2 3 24.0 1 17.6 1 3.2 0 5
Braid 41.8 2 40.3 2 17.5 1 0.4 0 5
Total 44.9 11 27.5 7 16.5 4 11.1 2 24

Districts results

Ballymena North

1997: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent Unionist
2001: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 2 x Independent, 1 x SDLP
1997-2001 Change: DUP gain from Alliance, Independent leaves UUP and Independent Unionist becomes Independent

Ballymena North - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
DUP James Alexander* 14.34% 1,110                    
SDLP Patrick McAvoy* 13.83% 1,071                    
Independent James Henry 13.69% 1,060                    
UUP Joseph McKernan* 7.92% 613 614.32 616.32 625.12 642.58 806.06 855.29 942.07 992.25    
DUP Maurice Mills* 8.07% 625 663.28 673.4 674.1 680.76 684.04 705.49 711.56 713.86 1,092.86  
Independent William Wright* 7.14% 553 557.32 561.32 561.72 578.28 584.37 651.57 691.17 709.97 753.83 835.94
UUP Neil Armstrong 6.88% 533 538.28 540.4 541.5 551.58 585.49 613.77 682.18 701.58 732.55 760.09
UUP Gillian Scott 6.87% 532 534.04 538.04 539.94 546.6 569.19 598.75 698.32 706.41 719.98 734.26
DUP Simon Hamilton 5.31% 411 489.24 494.6 494.8 499.21 504.63 516.99 525.11 526.41    
Sinn Féin Gerard Magee 4.93% 382 382 382 429 429.72 429.72 433.22 454.9      
Alliance Jayne Dunlop* 4.09% 317 318.08 319.08 348.28 357.28 358.47 427.39        
Independent Audrey Wales 3.40% 263 263.6 265.6 275 288.68 302.13          
UUP William McElfatrick 3.13% 242 242.72 242.72 244.12 250.87            
PUP William Parkhill 0.39% 30 30.6                  
Electorate: 12,285   Valid: 7,742 (63.02%)   Spoilt: 134   Quota: 968   Turnout: 7,876 (64.11%)  

Ballymena South

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

Ballymena South - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Declan O'Loan* 17.29% 1,212              
UUP James Currie* 15.58% 1,092              
DUP Beth Adger 15.14% 1,061              
DUP David Tweed* 14.52% 1,018              
DUP Martin Clarke* 11.31% 793 798.72 805.92 875.45 960.85      
DUP Hubert Nicholl* 10.77% 755 759.84 770.44 859.35 894.91      
UUP Peter Brown* 6.55% 459 543.48 624.48 635.19 640.65 649.61 668.38 757.76
UUP William Moore 4.07% 285 376.52 476.52 479.41 480.53 484.17 511.16 601.89
Independent David Warwick 3.44% 241 364.2 372 375.23 380.97 387.27 409.61  
PUP William McCaughey 0.73% 51 59.36 60.56 61.58 62.98 65.08    
PUP Jean Rainey 0.61% 43 59.28 61.28 61.79 62.91 64.31    
Electorate: 11,772   Valid: 7,010 (59.55%)   Spoilt: 136   Quota: 877   Turnout: 7,146 (60.70%)  

Bannside

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

Bannside - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Roy Gillespie* 19.13% 1,427          
SDLP Seamus Laverty 12.57% 938 938.65 941.65 1,276.65    
UUP William McNeilly 14.21% 1,060 1,068.58 1,111.97 1,112.97 1,806.97  
DUP Tommy Nicholl* 12.90% 962 993.72 1,052.93 1,055.06 1,075.97 1,247.97
DUP Samuel Gaston 11.93% 890 934.46 976.24 976.24 989.45 1,121.45
DUP William Wilkinson 11.29% 842 926.76 971.19 972.19 981.1 1,057.1
UUP Samuel McLean 9.75% 727 733.11 763.5 765.63    
SDLP Joseph Montgomery 5.03% 375 375.39 375.39      
NI Unionist Norman Sloan 2.49% 186 190.16        
PUP Kenneth McCaughey 0.71% 53 54.3        
Electorate: 10,493   Valid: 7,460 (71.10%)   Spoilt: 152   Quota: 1,244   Turnout: 7,612 (72.54%)  

Braid

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

Braid - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Samuel Hanna 18.75% 1,242          
SDLP Margaret Gribben* 17.48% 1,158          
DUP Robin Stirling* 12.36% 819 831.54 833.54 834.35 1,461.35  
UUP David Clyde* 14.51% 961 964.52 972.52 998.71 1,035.71 1,120.71
UUP Lexie Scott* 13.48% 893 899.93 903.15 912.42 964.99 1,018.99
UUP Desmond Armstrong* 12.30% 815 815 817 829.42 856.82 905.82
DUP Robert Osborne 10.67% 707 817.22 826.33 827.23    
PUP Robert Hamilton 0.44% 29 29.33        
Electorate: 9,397   Valid: 6,624 (70.49%)   Spoilt: 88   Quota: 1,105   Turnout: 6,712 (71.43%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Ballymena Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 7 July 2021.