2001 Ballymoney Borough Council election
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All 16 seats to Ballymoney Borough Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP SDLP
Seats won 8 5 2
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Sinn Féin Independent
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 2

Elections to Ballymoney Borough Council were held on 7 June 2001 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used three district electoral areas to elect a total of 16 councillors.

Election results

Ballymoney Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 8 0 0 Increase2 50.0 42.3 5,310 Increase9.6
  UUP 5 0 3 Increase1 31.3 23.7 2,978 Decrease2.3
  SDLP 2 0 1 Decrease1 12.5 17.6 2,209 Decrease6.1
  Sinn Féin 1 0 0 Steady 18.8 20.0 2,462 Increase6.2
  Independent 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 4.9 620 Decrease4.9

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Ballymoney Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP SDLP Sinn Féin Others
Ballymoney Town 44.2 3 26.9 2 12.3 0 0.0 0 16.6 0 5
Bann Valley 39.7 3 18.6 1 20.2 1 21.5 1 0.0 0 6
Bushvale 44.0 2 27.8 2 19.4 1 8.8 0 0.0 0 5
Total 42.3 8 23.7 5 17.6 2 11.5 1 4.9 0 16

Districts results

Ballymoney Town

1997: 2 x Independent, 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP
2001: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP
1997-2001 Change: DUP and UUP gain from Independent (two seats)

Ballymoney Town - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Cecil Cousley* 21.11% 788          
UUP Tom McKeown* 10.61% 396 408.6 454.28 631.28    
DUP Mervyn Storey 11.49% 429 485.49 493.12 497.33 661.33  
DUP Ian Stevenson 11.60% 433 500.62 513.09 531.61 639.61  
UUP James Simpson 9.40% 351 356.04 407.3 483.82 536.5 570.5
SDLP Justin McCamphill 12.30% 459 459.84 485.05 497.05 507.05 509.05
Independent Jim Wright 10.07% 376 379.57 420.2 424.83    
UUP William Johnston 6.88% 257 263.51 306.98      
Independent Jeffrey Balmer 3.35% 125 128.78        
Independent Anne Logan 3.19% 119 123.41        
Electorate: 6,187   Valid: 3,733 (60.34%)   Spoilt: 70   Quota: 623   Turnout: 3,803 (61.47%)  

Bann Valley

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

Bann Valley - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Philip McGuigan 21.51% 1,123        
DUP John Finlay 16.46% 859        
SDLP Malachy McCamphill* 12.70% 663 803.8      
UUP Joe Gaston* 13.62% 711 712.2 926.2    
DUP Robert Halliday* 12.93% 675 675.8 687.8 753.8  
DUP Robert Wilson* 10.34% 540 540 556 611 717.68
SDLP Charley O'Kane 7.43% 388 614.4 617.4 629.4 629.68
UUP John Watt* 5.00% 261 261.4      
Electorate: 7,451   Valid: 5,220 (70.06%)   Spoilt: 122   Quota: 746   Turnout: 5,342 (71.70%)  

Bushvale

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

Bushvale - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
DUP Bill Kennedy* 27.66% 997    
DUP Frank Campbell* 16.34% 589 931.35  
UUP John Ramsay 15.12% 545 567.14 664.72
UUP William Logan* 12.68% 457 481.6 614.85
SDLP Harry Connolly* 15.20% 548 550.05 553.74
Sinn Féin Sean McErlain 8.82% 318 318 318
SDLP Francis McCluskey* 4.19% 151 151.41 151.82
Electorate: 5,639   Valid: 3,605 (63.93%)   Spoilt: 76   Quota: 601   Turnout: 3,681 (65.28%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Ballymoney Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 10 July 2021.