2001 Castlereagh Borough Council election
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All 23 seats to Castlereagh Borough Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Leader Ian Paisley David Trimble Seán Neeson
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 10 5 4
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Percentage 39.4 22.1 15.2
Swing Decrease4.8 Increase2.5 Decrease3.5

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader John Hume Hugh Smyth N/A
Party SDLP PUP Independent
Seats won 2 1 1
Seat change Steady Increase 1 Increase 1
Percentage 11.4 4.2 3.6
Swing Increase3.2 Decrease2.4 Increase3.0

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2001 Castlereagh City Council Election Results, shaded by First Preference Votes.

Elections to Castlereagh 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 23 councillors.

Election results

Castlereagh Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 10 0 0 Steady 43.5 39.4 12,084 Decrease4.8
  UUP 5 0 0 Steady 21.7 22.1 6,795 Increase2.5
  Alliance 4 0 0 Steady 17.4 15.2 4,622 Decrease3.5
  SDLP 2 0 0 Steady 8.7 11.4 3,512 Increase3.2
  PUP 1 1 0 Increase1 4.3 4.2 1,272 Decrease2.4
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 4.3 3.6 1,114 Increase3.0
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.8 554 Increase1.8
  NI Women's Coalition 0 0 0 New 0.0 1.0 306 New
  UK Unionist 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 0.9 289 Decrease0.4
  NI Conservatives 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 134 Increase0.4

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Castlereagh Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance SDLP PUP Others
Castlereagh Central 50.4 3 15.4 1 11.5 1 6.4 0 7.5 1 8.8 0 6
Castlereagh East 50.2 4 20.5 1 14.4 1 0.0 0 5.1 0 9.8 1 7
Castlereagh South 26.3 1 27.0 2 17.6 1 23.6 1 0.0 0 5.5 0 5
Castlereagh West 29.4 2 25.3 1 16.6 1 17.5 1 4.4 0 6.8 0 5
Total 39.4 10 22.1 5 15.2 4 11.4 2 4.2 1 7.7 1 23

Districts results

Castlereagh Central

1997: 4 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UUP, 1 x UKUP
2001: 4 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UUP, 1 x PUP
1997-2001 Change: PUP gain from UKUP

Castlereagh Central - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Peter Robinson* 42.40% 2,841              
UUP Michael Copeland 15.40% 1,032              
DUP John Norris* 2.40% 161 949.8 976.8          
Alliance Michael Long 11.48% 769 798.82 879.68 904.16 1,274.16      
DUP Joanne Bunting 4.51% 302 737.2 772.52 778.36 779.8 780.8 1,151.16  
PUP Tommy Sandford 7.54% 505 564.16 590.56 599.84 612.24 674.24 695.24 719.72
UK Unionist Grant Dillon* 4.31% 289 393.04 488.96 512.96 515.04 547.04 572.44 661.52
DUP John Dunn* 1.10% 74 437.12 467.8 473.08 476.44 480.44    
SDLP Sean Mullan 6.37% 427 431.08 436.44 438.6        
Independent Alan Carson* 3.27% 219 277.48            
NI Conservatives Terence Dick 1.22% 82 95.8            
Electorate: 10,528   Valid: 6,701 (63.65%)   Spoilt: 237   Quota: 958   Turnout: 6,938 (65.90%)  

Castlereagh East

1997: 4 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent Unionist
2001: 4 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent
1997-2001 Change: Independent gain from Independent Unionist

Castlereagh East - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Iris Robinson* 44.69% 4,093            
UUP David Drysdale 20.52% 1,879            
Alliance Peter Osborne* 10.08% 923 1,018.25 1,165.21        
DUP Jim White 0.95% 87 1,044.75 1,098.87 1,140.08 1,169.08    
DUP Kim Morton* 1.31% 120 690.75 727.71 768.85 1,078.22 1,091.66 1,197.58
DUP Claire Ennis 2.23% 204 751.5 803.42 847.76 1,035.54 1,043.22 1,113.07
Independent Francis Gallagher 7.10% 650 755 806.04 871.94 885.01 885.97 1,082.17
Alliance Gillian Graham 4.37% 400 439.75 626.75 695.33 711.28 712.24 840.05
PUP Richard Johnston 5.09% 466 538 626.88 669.32 690.22 691.18  
DUP Sandy Geddis* 1.00% 92 569 601.12 632.7      
Independent William Abraham* 2.67% 245 310.25 388.57        
Electorate: 15,245   Valid: 9,159 (60.08%)   Spoilt: 249   Quota: 1,145   Turnout: 9,408 (61.71%)  

Castlereagh South

1997: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
2001: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
1997-2001 Change: No change

Castlereagh South - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
UUP Michael Henderson* 21.58% 1,725                
DUP John Beattie* 19.89% 1,590                
Alliance Geraldine Rice* 12.75% 1,019 1,038.32 1,046.01 1,049.05 1,068.05 1,371.05      
UUP Barbara McBurney 5.39% 431 766.57 796.56 815.28 815.28 857.27 1,366    
SDLP Brian Hanvey 11.76% 940 942.3 942.3 942.78 1,145.01 1,156.47 1,160.11 1,171.51 1,178.17
SDLP Christine Copeland 11.87% 949 950.38 951.38 951.54 1,090.54 1,108.48 1,114.85 1,139.72 1,163.72
DUP Andrew Ramsey 6.37% 509 522.34 527.03 753.27 753.27 763.6      
Alliance Margaret Marshall 4.77% 381 384.11 399.8 401.4 406.4        
Sinn Féin Sean Hayes 4.95% 396 396.23 396.23 396.23          
NI Conservatives Roger Lomas 0.65% 52 57.52              
Electorate: 12,212   Valid: 7,992 (65.44%)   Spoilt: 159   Quota: 1,333   Turnout: 8,151 (66.75%)  

Castlereagh West

1997: 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
2001: 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
1997-2001 Change: No change

Castlereagh West - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Mark Robinson 27.20% 1,858          
UUP Cecil Hall* 25.30% 1,728          
SDLP Rosaleen Hughes* 17.51% 1,196          
Alliance Sara Duncan* 16.54% 1,130 1,141.31        
DUP Vivienne Stevenson 0.89% 61 603.88 840.76 841.6 1,075.37 1,276.18
NI Women's Coalition Eileen Cairnduff 4.48% 306 311.85 463.47 570.89 577.96 672.08
PUP Frederick Ferguson 4.41% 301 324.01 452.53 459.53 469  
DUP Charles Tosh 1.35% 92 223.82 280.52 280.94    
Sinn Féin Sean Montgomery 2.31% 158 158 162.62      
Electorate: 10,958   Valid: 6,830 (62.33%)   Spoilt: 164   Quota: 1,139   Turnout: 6,994 (63.83%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Castlereagh Council Election Results 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.