2001 Fermanagh District Council election
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All 23 seats to Fermanagh District Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin UUP SDLP
Seats won 9 7 4
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 2 Steady

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

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent Socialist
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

Elections to Fermanagh District 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

Fermanagh District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 9 4 0 Increase4 39.1 33.5 10,775 Increase10.0
  UUP 7 0 2 Decrease2 30.4 30.8 9,915 Decrease9.6
  SDLP 4 0 0 Steady 17.4 18.7 6,010 Increase1.4
  DUP 2 0 0 Increase2 8.7 12.1 3,885 Increase4.7
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 0.0 4.3 1,420 Increase4.3
  UK Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.6 182 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Fermanagh District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin UUP SDLP DUP Others
Enniskillen 25.2 2 33.4 2 17.8 1 12.6 1 11.0 1 7
Erne East 42.3 3 27.0 2 14.9 1 9.3 0 6.5 0 6
Erne North 17.7 1 38.5 2 21.6 1 22.2 1 0.0 0 5
Erne West 48.2 3 24.8 1 21.6 1 5.4 0 0.0 0 5
Total 33.5 9 30.8 7 18.7 4 12.1 2 4.9 1 23

Districts results

Enniskillen

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

Enniskillen - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP Raymond Ferguson* 15.58% 1,486              
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh* 14.04% 1,339              
Sinn Féin Paddy Gilgunn 11.22% 1,070              
DUP Joseph Dodds* 11.49% 1,096 1,105.2 1,105.31 1,290.31        
SDLP Frank Britton 9.79% 934 935.8 940.86 940.97 950.28 1,513.28    
Independent Davy Kettyles* 9.03% 861 871.2 876.59 882.79 902.99 1,027.01 1,312.31  
UUP Robert Irvine 7.43% 709 958.4 858.73 902.33 1,104.53 1,113.53 1,133.23 1,174.73
UUP Basil Johnston* 6.17% 589 547.2 647.31 671.71 898.91 904.31 917.81 947.51
SDLP Eamon Flanagan* 8.03% 766 769.6 775.98 777.18 780.98      
UUP Barbara Stewart 4.22% 403 458 458.44 478.44        
UK Unionist Alan Madill 1.91% 182 184 184          
DUP Samuel Dunne 1.10% 105 107.8 108.02          
Electorate: 13,226   Valid: 9,540 (72.13%)   Spoilt: 184   Quota: 1,193   Turnout: 9,724 (73.52%)  

Erne East

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

Erne East - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Ruth Lynch* 16.46% 1,428        
UUP Harold Andrews* 15.53% 1,348        
SDLP Fergus McQuillan* 14.90% 1,293        
Sinn Féin Brian McCaffrey* 13.72% 1,191 1,334.39      
Sinn Féin Tom O'Reilly 12.10% 1,050 1,075.61 1,075.61 1,402.61  
UUP Cecil Noble* 11.50% 998 998.13 1,091.89 1,105.67 1,141.67
DUP Paul Robinson 9.35% 811 811.13 822.01 827.51 837.51
Independent Michael McPhillips 6.44% 559 570.05 570.45    
Electorate: 10,700   Valid: 8,678 (81.10%)   Spoilt: 165   Quota: 1,240   Turnout: 8,843 (82.64%)  

Erne North

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

Erne North - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Sinn Féin Joe Cassidy 17.71% 1,181      
DUP Bert Johnston* 16.69% 1,113      
UUP Tom Elliott 15.44% 1,030 1,129    
SDLP John O'Kane 13.06% 871 873 1,322  
UUP Bertie Kerr* 12.80% 854 926 934 990
UUP Caldwell McClaughry* 10.27% 685 771 777 803
SDLP Julie Dervan 8.52% 568 572    
DUP Billy Gilmore 4.15% 277      
DUP William Simpson 1.36% 91      
Electorate: 8,880   Valid: 6,670 (75.11%)   Spoilt: 134   Quota: 1,112   Turnout: 6,804 (76.62%)  

Erne West

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

Erne West - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
SDLP Gerry Gallagher* 21.62% 1,578    
Sinn Féin Pat Cox 17.34% 1,266    
Sinn Féin Stephen Huggett 15.22% 1,111 1,112 1,298.66
Sinn Féin Robin Martin* 15.60% 1,139 1,140 1,253.22
UUP Wilson Elliott* 13.44% 981 1,179 1,217.08
UUP Derrick Nixon* 11.40% 832 979 1,000.42
DUP David Black 5.37% 392    
Electorate: 9,196   Valid: 7,299 (79.37%)   Spoilt: 167   Quota: 1,217   Turnout: 7,466 (81.19%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Fermanagh Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 16 August 2021.