2001 Magherafelt District Council election
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All 16 seats to Magherafelt District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin DUP SDLP
Seats won 7 3 3
Seat change Increase 2 Steady Decrease 2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party UUP Independent
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1

Elections to Magherafelt District 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 16 councillors.

Election results

Magherafelt District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 7 2 0 Increase2 43.8 44.2 9,926 Increase7.7
  DUP 3 0 0 Steady 18.8 20.6 4,628 Decrease3.4
  SDLP 3 0 2 Decrease2 18.8 19.9 4,469 Decrease2.7
  UUP 2 0 1 Decrease1 12.5 10.4 2,340 Decrease3.9
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 0.0 4.4 986 Increase4.4
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 104 Decrease0.5

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Magherafelt District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin DUP SDLP UUP Others
Magherafelt Town 34.7 2 30.6 2 21.0 1 13.7 1 0.0 0 6
Moyola 42.5 2 20.9 1 15.8 1 17.8 1 3.0 0 5
Sperrin 56.0 3 9.6 0 22.6 1 0.0 0 11.8 1 5
Total 44.2 7 20.6 3 19.9 3 10.4 2 4.9 1 16

Districts results

Magherafelt Town

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

Magherafelt Town - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP William McCrea* 28.10% 2,255      
Sinn Féin John Kelly* 21.18% 1,700      
UUP George Shiels* 13.74% 1,103 1,213.5    
DUP Paul McLean* 2.45% 197 1,190.5    
Sinn Féin Seamus O'Brien* 13.52% 1,085 1,085.5 1,538.59  
SDLP Joseph McBride* 12.33% 990 992 1,061.96 1,258.64
SDLP Frances Symington 8.67% 696 697.5 716.97 815.64
Electorate: 10,509   Valid: 8,026 (76.37%)   Spoilt: 127   Quota: 1,147   Turnout: 8,153 (77.58%)  

Moyola

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

Moyola - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Sinn Féin Oliver Hughes 22.71% 1,578      
Sinn Féin James O'Neill 19.79% 1,375      
UUP John Junkin* 17.80% 1,237      
SDLP Patrick McErlean* 10.26% 713 1,013.84 1,184.65  
DUP Thomas Catherwood* 14.72% 1,023 1,023.46 1,023.46 1,159.46
SDLP Elizabeth Foster 5.51% 383 488.34 529.57 549.95
DUP Anne Forde 6.19% 430 430.46 430.46 459.46
Independent Naaman Hutchinson 3.02% 210 215.06 216.92  
Electorate: 8,583   Valid: 6,949 (80.96%)   Spoilt: 155   Quota: 1,159   Turnout: 7,104 (82.77%)  

Sperrin

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

Sperrin - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Patrick Groogan* 22.08% 1,651        
Sinn Féin Hugh Mullan 17.80% 1,331        
Sinn Féin John Kerr 16.13% 1,206 1,554      
SDLP Kathleen Lagan* 15.19% 1,136 1,165 1,234 1,294.5  
Independent Robert Montgomery* 10.38% 776 776.75 778.75 783 900
DUP Rodney Mitchell 9.67% 723 723 723 725 740.25
SDLP Francis McKendry* 7.37% 551 557.5 577.75 588.25  
Workers' Party Francis Donnelly 1.39% 104 110.5 120    
Electorate: 8,941   Valid: 7,478 (83.64%)   Spoilt: 147   Quota: 1,247   Turnout: 7,625 (85.28%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Magherafelt Council Elections, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 3 August 2021.