2001 Lisburn Borough Council election
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All 30 seats to Lisburn Borough Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP Sinn Féin
Seats won 13 5 4
Seat change Steady Increase 3 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Alliance SDLP Independent
Seats won 3 3 2
Seat change Steady Increase 1 Increase 1

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
 
Party Ulster Democratic Independent Unionist NI Conservatives
Seats won 0 0 0
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 2 Decrease 1

Elections to Lisburn Borough 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

Lisburn Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 13 2 2 Steady 43.3 35.2 16,449 Decrease1.4
  DUP 5 3 0 Increase3 16.7 20.2 9,444 Increase7.0
  Sinn Féin 4 0 0 Steady 13.3 16.0 7,508 Increase2.3
  Alliance 3 0 0 Steady 10.0 11.0 5,169 Decrease2.0
  SDLP 3 1 0 Increase2 10.0 8.5 3,987 Increase2.7
  Independent 2 2 1 Increase1 6.7 7.5 3,502 Increase4.4
  NI Conservatives 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.4 636 Decrease1.5
  NI Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.2 64 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Lisburn Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP Sinn Féin Alliance SDLP Others
Downshire 43.7 3 31.1 1 1.3 0 14.2 1 0.0 0 9.7 0 5
Dunmurry Cross 13.4 1 7.9 0 53.9 4 0.0 0 23.0 2 1.8 0 7
Killultagh 35.2 2 29.9 2 5.2 0 6.4 0 14.9 1 8.4 0 5
Lisburn Town North 44.0 4 17.1 1 4.2 0 17.7 1 0.0 0 17.0 1 7
Lisburn Town South 47.3 3 19.9 1 3.5 0 21.2 1 0.0 0 8.1 0 6
Total 35.2 13 20.2 5 16.0 4 11.0 3 8.5 3 9.1 2 30

Districts results

Downshire

1997: 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Conservative
2001: 3 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance
1997-2001 Change: UUP gain from Conservative

Downshire - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Edwin Poots* 23.65% 2,006        
UUP James Baird 17.76% 1,507        
Alliance Elizabeth Campbell* 14.16% 1,201 1,208.2 1,350.1 1,483.1  
UUP William Ward 14.06% 1,193 1,273.7 1,315.9 1,460.9  
UUP William Falloon* 11.87% 1,007 1,055.6 1,100 1,308.5 1,382.48
DUP Allan Ewart 7.45% 632 1,025.3 1,044 1,159.2 1,168.44
Independent William Bleakes* 7.18% 609 650.1 691.7    
UUP Joanne Johnston 2.56% 217 255.4      
Sinn Féin Cara McCann 1.31% 111 111.3      
Electorate: 12,983   Valid: 8,483 (65.34%)   Spoilt: 119   Quota: 1,414   Turnout: 8,602 (66.26%)

Dunmurry Cross

1997: 4 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent
2001: 4 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x DUP
1997-2001 Change: SDLP gain from Independent

Dunmurry Cross - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Paul Butler* 17.78% 2,061          
SDLP Patricia Lewsley 17.50% 2,029          
UUP Billy Bell* 13.37% 1,550          
Sinn Féin Michael Ferguson* 13.36% 1,549          
Sinn Féin Sue Ramsey* 10.52% 1,219 1,306.6 1,321.6 1,333.3 1,333.58 1,599.38
Sinn Féin Veronica Willis* 8.57% 993 1,007.1 1,012.5 1,017.1 1,017.17 1,470.27
SDLP William McDonnell* 5.52% 640 682.9 1,191.4 1,334.4 1,346.02 1,459.12
DUP Stephen Moore 7.85% 910 910.6 912.4 930.7 1,008.61 1,008.61
Sinn Féin Paul Flynn 3.64% 422 866.6 885.8 896.6 897.02  
Independent Malachy McAnespie 1.88% 218 225.5 254.3      
Electorate: 18,673   Valid: 11,591 (62.07%)   Spoilt: 440   Quota: 1,449   Turnout: 12,031 (64.43%)

Killultagh

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

Killultagh - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
UUP James Dillon* 21.71% 1,923                
SDLP Peter O'Hagan* 14.88% 1,318 1,323.06 1,333.52 1,351.52 1,751.32        
DUP Cecil Calvert* 15.60% 1,382 1,414.43 1,417.43 1,471.12 1,473.12 1,475.12 1,516.12    
DUP James Tinsley 14.26% 1,263 1,277.03 1,278.03 1,352.72 1,353.72 1,354.72 1,389.41 1,415.41 1,445.87
UUP Samuel Johnston* 6.06% 537 782.87 785.1 827.02 827.25 828.25 978.76 986.76 1,210.82
UUP Kenneth Watson* 7.43% 658 749.77 753.23 811.38 811.84 818.84 905.49 906.49 1,053.48
Alliance Alison Gawith 4.96% 439 449.12 552.58 576.81 584.81 777.81 889.81 890.91  
NI Conservatives Neil Johnston 4.73% 419 442.46 446.69 472.69 472.69 483.69      
Sinn Féin Ita Gray 5.16% 457 457.69 458.69 462.69          
Independent Gordon Ross 3.75% 332 335.91 336.91            
Alliance Owen Gawith 1.48% 131 133.3              
Electorate: 14,118   Valid: 8,859 (62.75%)   Spoilt: 160   Quota: 1,477   Turnout: 9,019 (63.88%)

Lisburn Town North

1997: 3 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UDP, 1 x Independent Unionist, 1 x Protestant Unionist
2001: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent
1997-2001 Change: UUP and DUP gain from UDP and Protestant Unionist, Independent Unionist becomes Independent

Lisburn Town North - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance Trevor Lunn 17.66% 1,903            
UUP David Archer 15.03% 1,619            
UUP William Gardiner-Watson* 11.05% 1,190 1,276.76 1,377.06        
UUP William Lewis* 10.98% 1,183 1,276.6 1,328.11 1,353.11      
DUP Jonathan Craig 9.62% 1,036 1,039.96 1,062.74 1,070.44 1,203.84 1,205.84 1,341.73
UUP Lorraine Martin* 6.95% 749 832.88 872.32 902 973.56 1,036.48 1,246.49
Independent Ronnie Crawford* 6.60% 711 761.4 769.39 820.72 906.58 954.3 1,125.05
DUP William Leathem 7.50% 808 817 843.35 847.52 923.39 926.75 991.34
Independent David Adams* 5.36% 577 624.16 631.47 647.52 700.83 790.03  
Sinn Féin James Armstrong 4.19% 451 557.92 557.92 563.24 564.6    
Independent William Beattie* 3.93% 423 443.16 455.74 470.79      
Independent Adrian Creighton 2.90% 123 176.64 178.51        
Electorate: 17,506   Valid: 10,773 (61.54%)   Spoilt: 167   Quota: 1,347   Turnout: 10,940 (62.49%)

Lisburn Town South

1997: 4 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UDP
2001: 3 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent
1997-2001 Change: DUP gain from UUP, UDP becomes Independent

Lisburn Town South - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP Ivan Davis* 21.57% 1,521              
Alliance Seamus Close* 21.20% 1,495              
DUP Paul Porter 15.04% 1,061              
UUP Thomas Archer* 10.22% 721 865.67 934.14 949.71 1,006.05 1,007.3 1,016.3  
UUP Joseph Lockhart* 8.39% 592 689.68 734.78 741.08 840.08 840.93 848.21 1,021.55
Independent Gary McMichael* 7.22% 509 599.65 709.53 719.43 761.38 763.13 855.27 945.48
UUP Margaret Little 3.59% 253 358.45 414.21 418.88 479.88 480.23 502.91 585.81
DUP Allen Russell 4.91% 346 370.42 382.31 414.13 431.02 478.57 480.57  
Sinn Féin Frances Kerr 3.47% 245 247.22 389.08 389.08 391.9 391.9    
UUP Samuel Mateer 3.49% 246 284.48 319.74 326.34        
NI Unionist Gary Teeney 0.91% 64 72.51 82.35          
Electorate: 12,339   Valid: 7,053 (57.16%)   Spoilt: 199   Quota: 1,008   Turnout: 7,252 (58.77%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Lisburn City Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.