2001 Derry City Council election
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All 30 seats to Derry City Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SDLP Sinn Féin DUP
Seats won 14 10 4
Seat change Steady Increase 2 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party UUP Ind U
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Derry City Council were held on 7 June 2001 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used five district electoral areas to elect a total of 30 councillors.

Election results

Derry City Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SDLP 14 1 1 Steady 46.7 43.4 20,872 Decrease0.3
  Sinn Féin 10 2 0 Increase2 33.3 30.3 14,547 Increase2.6
  DUP 4 0 0 Steady 13.3 14.3 6,874 Increase1.7
  UUP 2 0 1 Decrease1 6.7 6.4 3,069 Decrease2.3
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.4 2,094 Increase4.3
  Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 436 Increase0.9
  PUP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 153 Increase0.3

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Derry City Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP Sinn Féin DUP UUP Others
Cityside 45.5 2 51.1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 3.4 0 5
Northland 54.0 4 39.0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 7.0 0 7
Rural 40.9 3 16.5 1 24.3 1 16.6 0 1.7 0 6
Shantallow 56.1 3 38.6 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 5.3 0 5
Waterside 20.7 2 12.7 1 43.3 3 13.9 1 9.4 0 7
Total 43.4 14 30.3 10 14.3 4 6.4 2 5.6 0 30

Districts results

Cityside

1997: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP
2001: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP
1997-2001 Change: No change

Cityside - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SDLP Pat Ramsey* 18.26% 1,210          
SDLP Jim Clifford* 17.75% 1,176          
Sinn Féin Cathal Crumley* 16.49% 1,093 1,122        
Sinn Féin Peter Anderson* 14.92% 989 1,015 1,022.02 1,025.8 1,474.8  
Sinn Féin Barney O'Hagan 10.32% 684 698 701.33 703.61 847.71 1,181.34
SDLP Liam Boyle 9.49% 629 684 765.63 817.35 831.51 867.15
Sinn Féin Donncha MacNiallais 9.33% 618 642 647.67 650.97    
Independent Shauna Deery 3.44% 228          
Electorate: 9,244   Valid: 6,627 (71.69%)   Spoilt: 303   Quota: 1,105   Turnout: 6,930 (74.97%)  

Northland

1997: 5 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin
2001: 4 x SDLP, 3 x Sinn Féin
1997-2001 Change: Sinn Féin gain from SDLP

Northland - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP Kathleen McCloskey* 13.88% 1,528        
SDLP John Kerr* 11.34% 1,248 1,276.9 1,384.9    
Sinn Féin Mary Nelis* 8.90% 980 988.6 1,034.6 1,698.6  
Sinn Féin Maeve McLaughlin 11.27% 1,240 1,247.1 1,291.1 1,430.1  
Sinn Féin William Page 10.27% 1,130 1,132 1,148 1,200 1,506.74
SDLP Helen Quigley 9.88% 1,087 1,125.5 1,267.5 1,278.5 1,283.89
SDLP Sean Carr 10.51% 1,157 1,176.1 1,254.1 1,265.1 1,267.06
SDLP James McClintock 8.38% 922 959.4 1,041.4 1,050.4 1,053.34
Sinn Féin Gerry MacLochlainn 8.52% 938 940 976    
Independent William Temple 3.70% 407 407.4      
Independent Colm Bryce 2.49% 274 275.1      
Independent Daniel Bradley 0.74% 82 83.3      
Independent Catherine Harper 0.13% 14 14.4      
Electorate: 16,402   Valid: 11,007 (67.11%)   Spoilt: 323   Quota: 1,376   Turnout: 11,330 (69.08%)  

Rural

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

Rural - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
DUP William Hay* 15.37% 1,511                  
SDLP Annie Courtney* 14.69% 1,444                  
SDLP Thomas Conway 12.96% 1,274 1,304 1,304 1,550            
UUP Andrew Davidson* 10.93% 1,074 1,131 1,138.07 1,141.07 1,143.11 1,552.11        
Sinn Féin Paul Fleming 9.59% 943 955 955 985 994.52 995.52 1,574.6      
SDLP Jim McKeever* 8.10% 796 822 822.07 981.07 1,100.75 1,106.75 1,156.43 1,266.33 1,234.33 1,268.68
DUP Bill Irwin 8.94% 879 883 968.61 970.61 970.61 1,086.89 1,086.89 1,087.19 1,224.19 1,224.37
Sinn Féin James Kelly 6.89% 677 682 682 698 710.24 711.24        
UUP Ernest Hamilton* 5.64% 554 560 569.66 572.66 572.66          
SDLP Brenda Stevenson 5.20% 511 519 519              
Alliance Brian Kelly 1.69% 166                  
Electorate: 14,567   Valid: 9,829 (67.47%)   Spoilt: 222   Quota: 1,405   Turnout: 10,051 (69.00%)  

Shantallow

1997: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin
2001: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin
1997-2001 Change: No change

Shantallow - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP Mary Bradley* 22.53% 2,304        
SDLP Shaun Gallagher* 12.58% 1,287 1,686.33 1,790.33    
Sinn Féin Tony Hassan* 12.09% 1,237 1,262.65 1,336 2,242  
Sinn Féin Gearóid Ó hEára* 12.10% 1,238 1,256.09 1,581.52 1,723.52  
SDLP William O'Connell* 11.10% 1,135 1,225.45 1,324.58 1,342.63 1,402.63
SDLP Ciaran O'Doherty 9.94% 1,017 1,048.86 1,249.29 1,264.83 1,285.83
Sinn Féin Oliver Green 10.60% 1,084 1,096.42 1,131.23    
Independent Charles McDaid 5.30% 542 549.56      
Sinn Féin Jean McGinty 3.75% 384 390.48      
Electorate: 15,381   Valid: 10,228 (66.50%)   Spoilt: 316   Quota: 1,705   Turnout: 10,544 (68.55%)  

Waterside

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

Waterside - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
DUP Gregory Campbell* 18.22% 1,887                    
SDLP Gerard Diver 12.85% 1,330                    
DUP Joe Miller* 11.76% 1,218 1,382.16                  
Sinn Féin Lynn Fleming* 9.41% 974 974 974 983 983 985.32 1,003.96 1,307.96      
UUP Mary Hamilton 9.48% 982 1,028.08 1,034.96 1,036.96 1,089.68 1,124.96 1,165.2 1,165.2 1,515.72    
DUP Mildred Garfield* 6.86% 710 985.84 1,011.44 1,013.44 1,015.08 1,060.24 1,070.48 1,070.48 1,083.92 1,129.51 1,263.11
SDLP Anne Marie McDaid 7.89% 817 817 817.16 828.16 828.48 830.48 915.64 945.64 948.64 970.95 1,108.71
DUP Drew Thompson 6.46% 669 697.16 741 743.32 747.12 770.88 772.52 772.84 784.88 844.05 1,019.67
Independent James Guy* 4.67% 484 514.4 516.96 522.96 527.28 541.16 631.48 634.48 685.88 778.03  
UUP James McCorkell 3.49% 361 373.16 375.88 377.88 410.8 430.12 454.12 454.12      
Sinn Féin Francis O'Deorain 3.26% 338 338.64 338.64 342.64 342.64 342.64 342.64        
Alliance Colm Cavanagh 2.61% 270 278 278.32 289.32 289.96 301.6          
PUP Catherine Cooke 1.48% 153 170.6 171.08 176.08 177.08            
UUP Gordon Hill 0.95% 98 104.4 105.36 106.36              
Independent William Webster 0.61% 63 63.32 63.32                
Electorate: 15,882   Valid: 10,354 (65.19%)   Spoilt: 226   Quota: 1,295   Turnout: 10,580 (66.62%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Derry City Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 9 August 2021.