2001 Newry and Mourne District Council election
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All 30 seats to Newry and Mourne District Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin SDLP UUP
Seats won 13 10 4
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 2 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent DUP Independent Nationalist
Seats won 2 1 0
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Decrease 3

Elections to Newry and Mourne District 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

Newry and Mourne District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 13 5 0 Increase5 43.3 39.2 17,869 Increase12.5
  SDLP 10 1 3 Decrease2 33.3 35.5 16,186 Decrease4.0
  UUP 4 0 1 Decrease1 13.3 12.6 5,745 Decrease6.6
  Independent 2 1 0 Increase1 6.7 6.3 2,844 Increase3.2
  DUP 1 0 0 Steady 3.3 6.4 2,922 Increase3.9

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Newry and Mourne District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP UUP DUP Others
Crotlieve 26.4 2 51.0 4 6.2 0 2.4 0 14.0 1 7
Newry Town 45.5 3 33.7 3 7.6 0 0.0 0 13.2 1 7
Slieve Gullion 68.1 4 31.9 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
The Fews 41.6 3 28.6 1 22.0 2 7.8 0 0.0 0 6
The Mournes 16.8 1 27.1 1 30.7 2 25.4 1 0.0 0 5
Total 39.2 13 35.5 10 12.6 4 6.4 1 6.3 2 30

Districts results

Crotlieve

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

Crotlieve - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP P. J. Bradley* 18.63% 2,103              
Sinn Féin Mick Murphy* 15.44% 1,743              
SDLP Hugh Carr* 10.53% 1,189 1,455.56            
SDLP Josephine O'Hare* 10.41% 1,175 1,397.02 1,421.91          
SDLP Michael Carr 6.32% 714 761.6 772.62 774.96 806.81 833.75 1,188.53 1,364.72
Sinn Féin Michael Ruane 7.15% 807 814.48 865.59 865.78 866.38 1,311.46 1,350.39 1,351.39
Independent Anthony Williamson* 6.65% 751 765.96 777.93 781.93 782.48 842.62 1,022.7 1,161.7
Independent Ciaran Mussen* 7.39% 834 854.74 877.73 884.73 885.43 896.89 947.89 1,056.57
UUP John McConnell 6.17% 697 699.72 700.1 907.78 907.98 907.98 913.03  
SDLP Brendan Murney 5.10% 576 661.34 673.5 674.5 677.15 729.21    
Sinn Féin Eamonn O'Connor 3.79% 428 448.4 635.36 637.36 638.36      
DUP Ruth McConnell 2.43% 274 275.02 275.21          
Electorate: 15,786   Valid: 11,291 (71.53%)   Spoilt: 324   Quota: 1,412   Turnout: 11,615 (73.56%)  

Newry Town

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

Newry Town - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Davy Hyland* 12.73% 1,213          
Independent Jack Patterson* 12.07% 1,150 1,230        
SDLP Patrick McElroy* 9.97% 950 1,108 1,265      
SDLP Frank Feely* 9.86% 940 1,134 1,228      
Sinn Féin Charlie Casey 11.74% 1,119 1,125 1,131 1,131 1,134.65 1,136.03
SDLP John McArdle 8.51% 811 910 973 1,040.15 1,069.35 1,102.47
Sinn Féin Brendan Curran* 10.75% 1,025 1,049 1,054 1,054.85 1,056.31 1,057
Sinn Féin Conor Murphy 10.32% 984 1,005 1,011 1,015.25 1,018.9 1,019.59
UUP William McCaigue* 7.63% 727 735        
SDLP Peter McEvoy 5.28% 503          
Independent Declan O'Callaghan 1.14% 109          
Electorate: 13,657   Valid: 9,531 (69.79%)   Spoilt: 265   Quota: 1,192   Turnout: 9,796 (71.73%)  

Slieve Gullion

1997: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP
2001: 4 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP
1997-2001 Change: No change

Slieve Gullion - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Elena Martin 17.58% 1,436        
Sinn Féin Colman Burns 17.52% 1,431        
Sinn Féin Patrick McDonald* 17.32% 1,415        
Sinn Féin Terry Hearty 15.71% 1,283 1,292 1,347.6 1,397.08  
SDLP John Fee* 14.63% 1,195 1,318 1,321.35 1,326.11 1,347.04
SDLP Pat Toner* 10.28% 840 1,253 1,260.1 1,261.7 1,291.99
SDLP Mary McKeown 6.95% 568        
Electorate: 10,524   Valid: 8,168 (77.61%)   Spoilt: 273   Quota: 1,362   Turnout: 8,441 (80.21%)  

The Fews

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

The Fews - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Jimmy McCreesh* 14.39% 1,279          
Sinn Féin Patrick McGinn 13.98% 1,243 1,279        
SDLP John Feehan 12.05% 1,071 1,271        
UUP Danny Kennedy* 13.85% 1,231 1,233 1,608      
UUP Andy Moffett* 8.18% 727 740 968 1,300.76    
Sinn Féin Brendan Lewis* 13.18% 1,172 1,198 1,198 1,199.88 1,199.88 1,199.88
SDLP Charlie Smyth* 9.89% 879 1,158 1,160 1,160.94 1,190.44 1,190.44
DUP Craig Baxter 7.80% 693 694        
SDLP Angela Savage 6.69% 595          
Electorate: 11,457   Valid: 8,890 (77.59%)   Spoilt: 231   Quota: 1,271   Turnout: 9,121 (79.61%)  

The Mournes

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

The Mournes - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP William Burns* 24.00% 1,845      
Sinn Féin Martin Cunningham 16.80% 1,291      
UUP Isaac Hanna* 15.33% 1,178 1,219 1,520.08  
UUP Henry Reilly* 15.42% 1,185 1,209 1,455.87  
SDLP Michael Cole 15.68% 1,205 1,208 1,213.85 1,245.83
SDLP Marian Fitzpatrick 11.35% 872 874 875.56 893.5
DUP Linda Burns 1.43% 110      
Electorate: 10,440   Valid: 7,686 (73.62%)   Spoilt: 170   Quota: 1,282   Turnout: 7,856 (75.25%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Newry and Mourne Council Elections, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 29 July 2021.