2001 Limavady Borough Council election
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All 15 seats to Limavady Borough Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SDLP Sinn Féin UUP
Seats won 4 4 3
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 3 Decrease 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party DUP United Unionist Independent
Seats won 2 1 1
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1 Increase 1

Elections to Limavady Borough 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 15 councillors.

Election results

Limavady Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SDLP 4 0 3 Decrease3 26.7 28.8 4,379 Decrease11.5
  Sinn Féin 4 3 0 Increase3 26.7 24.9 3,784 Increase15.4
  UUP 3 0 3 Decrease3 20.0 15.4 2,344 Decrease23.1
  DUP 2 1 0 Increase1 13.3 17.8 2,716 Increase6.7
  [[United Unionist|United Unionist Assembly Party]] 1 1 0 New 6.7 8.9 1,351 New
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 6.7 4.2 642 Increase4.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Limavady Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP Sinn Féin UUP DUP Others
Bellarena 41.2 2 15.3 1 24.7 1 18.8 1 0.0 0 5
Benbradagh 21.0 1 50.3 3 0.0 0 5.1 0 23.6 1 5
Limavady Town 22.7 1 8.9 0 21.1 2 30.3 1 17.0 1 5
Total 28.8 4 24.9 4 15.4 3 17.8 2 13.1 2 15

Districts results

Bellarena

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

Bellarena - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP Leslie Cubitt 18.81% 1,027      
SDLP Michael Carten* 15.48% 845 846.44 1,200.44  
SDLP Gerry Mullan 13.21% 721 721 918  
Sinn Féin Martin McGuigan 15.26% 833 833 917  
UUP Edwin Stevenson 12.95% 707 759.44 760.44 765.44
UUP William Smyth 11.74% 641 703.88 709 724
SDLP John McKinney* 12.55% 685 685.24    
Electorate: 7,656   Valid: 5,459 (71.30%)   Spoilt: 68   Quota: 910   Turnout: 5,527 (72.19%)

Benbradagh

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

Benbradagh - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Anne Brolly 20.96% 1,056          
Sinn Féin Francis Brolly 18.21% 917          
United Unionist Boyd Douglas* 14.85% 748 748.42 918.42      
SDLP Michael Coyle* 11.10% 559 584.41 587.41 587.41 600.46 978.46
Sinn Féin Marion Donaghy 11.10% 559 732.67 732.67 732.67 793.42 841.2
United Unionist Mark Gibson 8.78% 442 442 508 585.28 585.28 588.28
SDLP Gerard Lynch* 9.87% 497 509.39 512.39 512.85 515.73  
DUP John Murray 5.14% 259 259        
Electorate: 6,750   Valid: 5,037 (74.62%)   Spoilt: 112   Quota: 840   Turnout: 5,149 (76.28%)

Limavady Town

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

Limavady Town - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP George Robinson* 30.30% 1,430        
UUP John Dolan* 8.11% 383 592.76 703.62 819.74  
UUP John Rankin 7.88% 372 502.64 681.8 816.88  
Independent Brian Brown 13.60% 642 704.1 713.86 768.18 793.18
SDLP Desmond Lowry* 11.48% 542 544.76 544.76 545.22 784.68
SDLP John Kerr 11.23% 530 532.76 532.76 533.76 627.76
Sinn Féin Malachy O'Kane* 8.88% 419 419.92 419.92 419.92  
United Unionist Alister Smyth 3.41% 161 316.02 322.32    
UUP Raymond Kennedy 5.11% 241 309.08      
Electorate: 6,877   Valid: 4,720 (68.63%)   Spoilt: 59   Quota: 787   Turnout: 4,779 (69.49%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Limavady Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 17 July 2021.