2001 Cookstown District Council election
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All 16 seats to Cookstown District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin SDLP UUP
Seats won 6 4 3
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DUP Independent Ind U
Seats won 2 1 0
Seat change Steady Increase 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Cookstown 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 16 councillors.

Election results

Cookstown District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 6 1 0 Increase1 37.5 33.2 6,216 Increase5.2
  SDLP 4 0 0 Steady 25.0 23.6 4,416 Decrease1.8
  UUP 3 0 1 Decrease1 18.8 21.1 3,959 Decrease2.6
  DUP 2 0 0 Steady 12.5 18.4 3,446 Steady
  Independent 1 0 0 Increase1 0.0 3.7 689 Increase3.7

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Cookstown District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP UUP DUP Others
Ballinderry 30.0 2 32.5 2 17.2 1 20.3 1 0.0 0 6
Cookstown Central 31.7 2 19.8 1 27.6 1 20.9 1 0.0 0 5
Drum Manor 39.0 2 15.6 1 19.8 1 13.4 0 12.2 1 5
Total 33.2 6 23.6 4 21.1 3 18.4 2 3.7 1 16

Districts results

Ballinderry

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

Ballinderry - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP Patsy McGlone* 23.86% 1,771        
Sinn Féin Patrick McAleer* 21.12% 1,567        
SDLP Mary Baker* 8.64% 641 1,187.92      
Sinn Féin Michael McIvor 8.84% 656 805.6 1,300.85    
UUP Thomas Greer* 12.75% 946 949.08 949.43 963.08 1,220.08
DUP Anne McCrea* 13.06% 969 970.76 972.16 973.21 1,015.79
DUP Samuel McCartney 7.24% 537 537.88 538.93 540.33 566.26
UUP James McCollum 4.50% 334 337.52 337.87 341.02  
Electorate: 8,938   Valid: 7,421 (83.03%)   Spoilt: 155   Quota: 1,061   Turnout: 7,576 (84.76%)  

Cookstown Central

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

Cookstown Central - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin John McNamee* 25.23% 1,427          
UUP Trevor Wilson* 23.39% 1,323          
DUP Ian McCrea 18.81% 1,064          
SDLP Peter Cassidy 14.00% 792 828.4 835.36 838.1 1,118.1  
Sinn Féin Seamus Campbell 6.44% 364 796.6 796.89 797.89 832.63 956.63
UUP Albert Crawford 4.21% 238 238 547.72 672.03 687.67  
SDLP Eddie Espie 5.80% 328 340.95 347.62 351.78    
DUP Hugh Davidson 2.12% 120 120 174.81      
Electorate: 7,503   Valid: 5,656 (75.38%)   Spoilt: 118   Quota: 943   Turnout: 5,774 (76.96%)  

Drum Manor

1997: 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent Unionist
2001: 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
1997-2001 Change: Independent Unionist becomes Independent

Drum Manor - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Desmond Grimes 21.83% 1,233        
UUP Samuel Glasgow* 19.79% 1,118        
Sinn Féin Oliver Molloy 17.15% 969        
SDLP James McGarvey* 15.65% 884 1,170.2      
Independent Samuel Parke* 12.20% 689 692 723.2 827.04 845.04
DUP Maureen Lees 13.38% 756 757.8 765.6 829.6 838.6
Electorate: 6,624   Valid: 5,649 (85.28%)   Spoilt: 87   Quota: 942   Turnout: 5,736 (86.59%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Cookstown District Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 5 August 2021.