2001 Craigavon Borough Council election
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All 26 seats to Craigavon Borough Council
14 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP SDLP DUP
Seats won 8 7 6
Seat change Decrease 3 Steady Increase 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Sinn Féin Independent Independent Nationalist
Seats won 4 1 0
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1 Decrease 2

  Seventh party
 
Party Alliance
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

Elections to Craigavon 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 26 councillors.

Election results

Craigavon Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 8 0 3 Decrease3 30.8 28.1 11,127 Decrease11.6
  SDLP 7 1 1 Steady 26.9 20.0 7,947 Increase1.0
  DUP 6 3 0 Increase3 23.1 22.6 8,972 Increase8.0
  Sinn Féin 4 2 0 Increase2 15.4 21.3 8,456 Increase9.1
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 3.8 4.9 1,958 Increase4.9
  Alliance 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 1.6 645 Decrease2.9
  UK Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 1.0 408 New
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 132 Steady

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Craigavon Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP SDLP DUP Sinn Féin Alliance Others
Craigavon Central 29.5 2 16.4 2 24.3 2 16.9 1 3.6 0 9.3 0 7
Loughside 4.9 0 47.1 3 2.9 0 45.1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
Lurgan 47.1 4 7.7 1 33.3 2 6.8 0 0.0 0 5.1 0 7
Portadown 26.9 2 12.8 1 27.2 2 20.2 1 2.8 0 10.1 1 7
Total 28.1 8 20.0 7 22.6 6 21.3 4 1.6 0 6.4 1 26

Districts results

Craigavon Central

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

Craigavon Central - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
UUP Kenneth Twyble* 15.93% 1,694                    
Sinn Féin Francis Murray* 11.27% 1,198 1,198 1,220 1,220 1,224 1,728          
SDLP Patricia Mallon* 9.37% 996 997.89 1,057.89 1,062.31 1,162.36 1,211.78 1,390.78        
UUP Frederick Crowe* 7.54% 802 887.26 904.26 1,030.97 1,132.48 1,133.48 1,133.48 1,133.97 1,438.97    
DUP William Smith 9.97% 1,060 1,075.12 1,078.12 1,082.17 1,087.8 1,087.8 1,087.8 1,087.8 1,130.14 1,149.04 1,332.04
DUP Robert Smith 7.62% 810 813.36 816.57 820.2 822.83 822.83 822.83 822.83 860 883.8 1,289.72
SDLP Kieran Corr 7.01% 745 745.63 782.63 784.63 843.47 871.68 942.68 1,000.99 1,042.38 1,054.28 1,062.24
DUP Denis Watson 6.70% 712 738.25 741.25 752.51 758.93 758.93 758.93 759.42 839.82 876.22 1,045.41
Independent David Calvert 7.16% 761 766.46 770.46 774.51 783.93 783.93 784.93 784.93 819.48 836.98  
UUP Samuel McCammick* 3.72% 396 527.25 532.46 665.88 753.18 753.18 753.18 754.16      
Sinn Féin Peter Toland 5.66% 602 602.21 618.42 618.42 622.63            
Alliance Sean Hagan* 3.56% 379 394.12 429.96 446.32              
UUP Audrey Lindsay 2.35% 250 313.84 315.84                
Workers' Party Tom French 1.24% 132 132.84                  
Independent Alan Evans 0.90% 96 97.05                  
Electorate: 15,747   Valid: 10,633 (67.52%)   Spoilt: 254   Quota: 1,330   Turnout: 10,887 (69.14%)  

Loughside

1997: 4 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2001: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin
1997-2001 Change: Sinn Féin gain from SDLP

Loughside - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SDLP Dolores Kelly* 22.84% 2,022          
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd* 22.27% 1,971          
SDLP Sean McCavanagh* 11.92% 1,055 1,214.04 1,232.54 1,235.82 1,392.52 1,449.92
Sinn Féin Maurice Magill 12.78% 1,131 1,175.24 1,376.49 1,378.49 1,394.23 1,404.51
SDLP Mary McAlinden* 8.30% 735 996.8 1,010.55 1,013.55 1,212.21 1,401.45
Sinn Féin Mairéad O'Dowd 9.98% 883 904.56 1,144.56 1,145.56 1,167.71 1,168.71
UUP William Lindsay 4.89% 433 437.48 437.48 641.48 642.48  
SDLP Kieran McGeown* 4.07% 360 411.24 417.99 417.99    
DUP Alexander Dougan 2.95% 261 261.28 261.28      
Electorate: 12,545   Valid: 8,851 (70.55%)   Spoilt: 255   Quota: 1,476   Turnout: 9,106 (72.59%)  

Lurgan

1997: 5 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2001: 4 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
1997-2001 Change: DUP gain from UUP

Lurgan - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Jonathan Bell* 18.48% 1,942          
UUP Samuel Gardiner* 16.44% 1,728          
DUP Stephen Moutray 14.80% 1,555          
UUP George Savage* 11.77% 1,237 1,315.07        
UUP Meta Crozier* 9.18% 965 1,089.32 1,332.44      
UUP Sydney Cairns* 7.13% 749 854.08 952.24 1,032.04 1,332.64  
SDLP Mary McNally* 7.62% 801 806.92 813.64 816.11 842.63 1,342.63
UK Unionist David Vance 3.88% 408 683.65 697.81 811.05 886.49 887.86
Sinn Féin Matthew Rooney 6.84% 719 719.37 719.61 719.8 719.8  
UUP William Tate 2.63% 276 290.8 325.6 356    
Independent William Grafton 1.24% 130 147.76 150.4 160.66    
Electorate: 14,911   Valid: 10,510 (70.48%)   Spoilt: 236   Quota: 1,314   Turnout: 10,746 (72.07%)  

Portadown

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

Portadown - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP David Simpson 24.37% 2,352              
Sinn Féin Brian McKeown* 13.97% 1,348              
SDLP Ignatius Fox* 12.78% 1,233              
UUP Arnold Hatch 9.04% 872 900.42 900.42 943.38 1,033.85 1,049.14 1,049.71 1,353.71
UUP Sydney Anderson 9.15% 883 954.54 954.64 984.72 1,041.13 1,066.71 1,067.52 1,326.52
Independent David Jones 10.06% 971 1,112.12 1,112.12 1,130.59 1,145.57 1,182.5 1,182.92 1,211.92
DUP Alan Carson 2.21% 213 638.32 638.52 639.01 647.93 1,032.01 1,032.1 1,095.09
Sinn Féin Noel Mercer 6.26% 604 604 732.9 759.3 760.3 760.79 783.98 789.04
UUP Mark Neale* 4.79% 462 486.5 486.6 520.6 758.46 782.22 783.03  
DUP John Tate 0.69% 67 478.6 478.6 484.07 498.97      
UUP David Thompson 3.94% 380 403.52 403.62 440.62        
Alliance William Ramsay 2.75% 266 272.86 274.56          
Electorate: 13,514   Valid: 9,651 (71.41%)   Spoilt: 243   Quota: 1,207   Turnout: 9,894 (73.21%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Craigavon Borough Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 18 July 2021.