2001 Carrickfergus Borough Council election
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All 17 seats to Carrickfergus Borough Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP Alliance UUP
Seats won 6 5 4
Seat change Increase 3 Steady Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Ind U
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 3

Elections to Carrickfergus 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 17 councillors.

Election results

Carrickfergus Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 6 3 0 Increase3 35.3 31.8 4,905 Increase11.8
  Alliance 5 0 0 Steady 29.4 23.5 3,629 Decrease3.9
  UUP 4 0 0 Steady 23.5 24.2 3,728 Increase2.6
  Independent 2 1 1 Steady 11.8 17.7 2,734 Decrease11.0
  PUP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.8 425 Decrease2.4

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Carrickfergus Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP Alliance UUP Others
Carrick Castle 31.4 2 21.6 1 12.1 1 34.9 1 5
Kilroot 30.0 2 24.1 2 17.7 1 28.2 1 6
Knockagh Monument 34.0 2 24.2 2 38.9 2 2.9 0 6
Total 31.8 6 23.5 5 24.2 4 20.5 2 17

Districts results

Carrick Castle

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

Carrick Castle - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP David Hilditch* 27.80% 996          
Alliance Sean Neeson* 18.48% 662          
Independent William Hamilton* 15.41% 552 581.93 588.23 604.23    
UUP Darin Ferguson 12.14% 435 448.53 456.13 487.83 528.87 589.03
DUP Patricia McKinney 3.63% 130 443.65 446.55 451.36 465.81 530.6
Independent William Cameron 8.46% 303 315.3 316.6 322.6 337.95 388.4
PUP David Beck 7.23% 259 271.3 273.1 277.9 298.05  
Independent Nicholas Wady* 3.74% 134 146.3 153.8 192.4    
Alliance Margaret Hawkins 3.13% 112 113.64 148.04      
Electorate: 6,542   Valid: 3,583 (54.77%)   Spoilt: 92   Quota: 598   Turnout: 3,675 (56.18%)  

Kilroot

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

Kilroot - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP Billy Ashe* 23.04% 1,425      
Independent James Brown* 20.62% 1,275      
UUP Eric Ferguson* 17.67% 1,093      
DUP Terence Clements 6.95% 430 918.28    
Alliance Brenda Crampsey* 13.05% 807 814.8 911.6  
Alliance Robert Cavan* 11.06% 684 699.6 776.16 875.63
Independent Samuel Crowe* 7.60% 470 489.89 706.81 811.5
Electorate: 10,903   Valid: 6,184 (56.72%)   Spoilt: 145   Quota: 884   Turnout: 6,329 (58.05%)  

Knockagh Monument

1997: 2 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent Unionist
2001: 2 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 2 x DUP
1997-2001 Change: DUP gain from Independent Unionist

Knockagh Monument - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 27.87% 1,575          
DUP May Beattie* 25.13% 1,420          
Alliance Stewart Dickson* 20.62% 1,165          
UUP Gwendoline Wilson 11.06% 625 1,203.88        
DUP James McClurg 8.87% 501 598.2 1,168.78      
Alliance Noreen McIlwrath* 3.52% 199 257.86 270.55 493.57 560.78 894.41
PUP Carolyn Howarth 2.94% 166 194.08 212.88 300.9 422.63 439.13
Electorate: 9,812   Valid: 5,651 (57.59%)   Spoilt: 139   Quota: 808   Turnout: 5,790 (59.01%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Carrickfergus Council Elections 1993-2001". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.