2001 Banbridge District Council election
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All 17 seats to Banbridge District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party


Party UUP DUP SDLP
Seats won 7 5 3
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 2 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party


Party Alliance Independent Independent Nationalist
Seats won 1 1 0
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1 Decrease 2

Elections to Banbridge District 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 17 councillors.

Election results

Banbridge District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 7 0 2 Decrease2 41.2 37.4 7,702 Decrease15.0
  DUP 5 2 0 Increase2 29.4 27.7 5,697 Increase12.4
  SDLP 3 0 0 Steady 17.6 19.2 3,957 Increase1.3
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 5.9 5.9 1,216 Decrease3.3
  Alliance 1 1 0 Increase1 5.9 2.0 420 Decrease3.1
  UK Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 3.8 776 New
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.7 755 Increase3.7
  NI Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.3 45 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Banbridge District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP SDLP Alliance Others
Banbridge Town 41.4 3 20.8 1 19.9 0 6.0 1 11.9 0 6
Dromore 40.4 2 39.3 2 19.6 1 0.0 0 0.7 0 5
Knockiveagh 31.2 2 24.6 2 18.3 1 0.0 0 25.9 1 6
Total 37.4 7 27.7 5 19.2 3 2.0 1 13.7 1 17

Districts results

Banbridge Town

1997: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent Nationalist
2001: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
1997-2001 Change: Alliance gain from Independent Nationalist

Banbridge Town - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Joan Baird* 28.06% 1,979          
SDLP Patrick McAleenan 19.90% 1,404          
UUP Derick Bell* 6.49% 458 1,063.5        
Alliance Frank McQuaid 5.95% 420 461.5 702.68 724.68 1,054.68  
DUP Jim McElroy 10.97% 774 808.5 810.67 938.17 952.41 953.49
UUP Ian Burns 6.88% 485 674 679.58 800.58 882 926
DUP Kyle Ferguson 9.88% 697 723 723.31 813.62 819.05 819.93
Independent Frank Downey 6.35% 448 467.5 608.55 633.05    
UK Unionist David Hudson 5.51% 389 431.5 431.81      
Electorate: 10,939   Valid: 7,054 (64.48%)   Spoilt: 118   Quota: 1,008   Turnout: 7,172 (65.56%)

Dromore

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

Dromore - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
DUP Paul Rankin 22.43% 1,375    
SDLP Cassie McDermott* 19.61% 1,202    
DUP David Herron* 16.84% 1,032    
UUP William Martin* 14.59% 894 905 1,033.7
UUP Norah Beare 14.62% 896 910 1,020.22
UUP Thompson Howe 11.18% 685 696 806.22
NI Unionist Joseph McIlwaine 0.73% 45    
Electorate: 9,149   Valid: 6,129 (66.99%)   Spoilt: 103   Quota: 1,022   Turnout: 6,232 (68.12%)

Knockiveagh

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

Knockiveagh - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SDLP Seamus Doyle* 18.29% 1,351          
UUP John Ingram* 16.28% 1,202          
DUP Wilfred McFadden* 14.68% 1,084          
UUP John Hanna* 8.35% 617 622 669.47 734.43 1,122.43  
DUP Stephen Herron 9.95% 735 736 744.57 963.64 1,089.19  
Independent Malachy McCartan* 10.40% 768 921 922.16 936.75 951.48 1,014.62
Sinn Féin Brendan Curran 10.22% 755 874 874.37 875.6 879.67 882.75
UUP Violet Cromie* 6.58% 486 492 571.88 648.68    
UK Unionist Stephen Briggs 5.24% 387 388 392.83      
Electorate: 9,937   Valid: 7,385 (74.32%)   Spoilt: 108   Quota: 1,056   Turnout: 7,493 (75.41%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Banbridge District Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 21 July 2021.