2001 Moyle District Council election
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All 15 seats to Moyle District Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SDLP Independent DUP
Seats won 4 4 3
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 2 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party UUP Sinn Féin Independent Nationalist
Seats won 3 1 0
Seat change Steady Steady Decrease 2

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

Elections to Moyle 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 15 councillors.

Election results

Moyle District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 4 3 1 Increase2 26.7 32.5 2,360 Increase19.4
  SDLP 4 1 0 Increase1 26.7 23.2 1,681 Increase0.7
  DUP 3 0 0 Steady 20.0 21.0 1,520 Increase1.3
  UUP 3 0 0 Steady 20.0 13.8 1,000 Decrease0.2
  Sinn Féin 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 9.5 690 Increase2.0

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Moyle District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP DUP UUP Sinn Féin Others
Ballycastle 32.3 2 14.2 1 15.5 1 12.2 0 25.8 1 5
Giant's Causeway 3.7 0 47.5 2 30.0 2 0.0 0 18.8 1 5
The Glens 29.8 2 7.0 0 0.0 0 14.4 1 48.8 2 5
Total 23.2 4 21.0 3 13.8 3 9.5 1 32.5 4 15

Districts results

Ballycastle

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

Ballycastle - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
SDLP Madeline Black 17.63% 429            
SDLP Michael Molloy 14.67% 357 365 379.25 441.25      
UUP Helen Harding* 15.57% 379 382 383.3 409.3      
Independent Seamus Blaney* 12.61% 197 204 206.55 238.8 258.8 375.5 376.65
DUP Gardiner Kane* 14.17% 345 345 345.05 355.05 357.05 363.05 365.12
Sinn Féin Charlie Neill 12.16% 296 298 298.8 317.85 320.85 362.95 362.95
Independent Liam McBride 8.30% 202 213 214.2 240.3 246.3    
Independent Christopher McCaughan* 7.76% 189 195 195.95        
Independent Anna Edwards 1.64% 40            
Electorate: 4,112   Valid: 2,434 (59.19%)   Spoilt: 88   Quota: 406   Turnout: 2,522 (61.33%)

Giant's Causeway

1997: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Independent Unionist
2001: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Independent
1997-2001 Change: Independent Unionist becomes Independent

Giant's Causeway - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP David McAllister* 23.95% 495        
UUP William Graham* 19.25% 398        
Independent Price McConaghy* 17.76% 367        
DUP George Hartin* 12.48% 258 323.41 330.03 335.73 337.97
UUP Robert McIlroy* 10.79% 223 240.67 281.98 321.28 335.35
DUP Ian Chestnutt 11.03% 228 291.86 294.86 302.66 306.65
SDLP Moira McGouran 3.68% 76 76.31      
Independent Thomas Palmer 1.06% 22 24.48      
Electorate: 3,123   Valid: 2,067 (66.19%)   Spoilt: 47   Quota: 345   Turnout: 2,114 (67.69%)

The Glens

1997: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Independent Nationalist, 1 x Sinn Féin
2001: 2 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
1997-2001 Change: Independent Nationalists (two seats) become Independents

The Glens - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Independent Oliver McMullan* 24.40% 671          
SDLP Catherine McCambridge 12.65% 348 359.55 365.55 387.21 458.16 468.16
Independent Randal McDonnell* 11.49% 316 371.77 381.77 395.08 452.32 464.32
SDLP Christine Blaney 10.22% 281 327.53 333.86 343.51 390.11 393.11
Sinn Féin Monica Digney 7.85% 216 241.41 241.41 360.61 374.91 374.91
Independent James McCarry* 10.15% 279 300.45 302.45 317.77 337.07 341.07
DUP Evelyne Robinson 7.05% 194 194 231 232 232  
SDLP Archie McIntosh* 6.91% 190 218.71 219.71 226.03    
Sinn Féin Anne McAuley 6.47% 178 199.78 200.78      
Independent James McAuley 2.80% 77 77.66        
Electorate: 4,037   Valid: 2,750 (68.12%)   Spoilt: 52   Quota: 459   Turnout: 2,802 (69.41%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Moyle Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 12 July 2021.