2001 Newtownabbey Borough Council election
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All 25 seats to Newtownabbey Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP DUP SDLP
Seats won 9 8 2
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 6 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent Alliance Sinn Féin
Seats won 2 1 1
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 Increase 1

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
 
Party United Unionist Newtownabbey Ratepayers Others
Seats won 1 1 0
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Decrease 7

Elections to Newtownabbey Borough Council were held on 7 June 2001 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used four district electoral areas to elect a total of 25 councillors.

Election results

Newtownabbey Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 9 0 1 Decrease1 36.0 29.2 10,216 Decrease2.2
  DUP 8 0 6 Increase6 32.0 26.8 9,406 Increase16.1
  Independent 2 2 0 Increase2 8.0 10.5 3,673 Increase9.8
  SDLP 2 1 0 Increase1 8.0 5.7 2,015 Decrease0.8
  Alliance 1 0 2 Decrease1 8.0 8.0 2,384 Decrease2.3
  Sinn Féin 1 0 0 Steady 4.0 5.0 1,747 Increase5.0
  [[United Unionist|United Unionist Assembly Party]] 1 0 0 New 4.0 3.7 1,297 New
  [[Newtownabbey Ratepayers|Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association]] 1 0 0 Steady 4.0 3.1 1,039 Decrease3.1
  PUP 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 4.1 1,458 Decrease1.0
  NI Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 2.6 922 New
  NI Women's Coalition 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.8 299 New
  NI Conservatives 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.5 169 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Newtownabbey Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP DUP SDLP Alliance Sinn Féin Others
Antrim Line 27.2 2 22.2 2 19.2 2 13.4 1 5.2 0 12.8 0 7
Ballyclare 42.8 3 38.3 2 0.0 0 10.1 0 0.0 0 8.8 0 5
Macedon 11.2 1 27.3 2 0.0 0 2.4 0 5.0 0 54.1 3 6
University 33.6 3 22.7 2 0.0 0 13.1 1 0.0 0 30.6 1 7
Total 29.2 9 26.8 8 5.7 2 8.0 1 5.0 1 25.3 4 25

Districts results

Antrim Line

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

Antrim Line - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
UUP Janet Crilly 16.28% 1,704                  
DUP Nigel Hamilton 12.90% 1,350                  
UUP Ivan Hunter* 5.80% 607 869.43 923.58 925.89 978.8 986.73 1,167.63 1,311.63    
DUP Arthur Templeton 6.11% 640 649.66 661.66 667.45 672.91 1,031.59 1,167.9 1,225.43 1,225.43 1,428.43
SDLP Tommy McTeague* 10.78% 1,128 1,131.45 1,132.45 1,132.54 1,165.54 1,165.54 1,168 1,206.46 1,266.69 1,293.94
Sinn Féin Briege Meehan 7.20% 754 754.46 754.46 754.49 756.49 757.49 757.49 760.49 1,264.49 1,265.49
SDLP Noreen McClelland 8.47% 887 889.3 889.3 889.33 967.56 968.56 973.56 1,007.82 1,081.82 1,097.07
Alliance Pam Tilson 5.23% 547 555.05 564.05 564.14 619.09 621.09 630.32 739.73 740.73 914.42
UUP Arthur Kell* 5.12% 536 593.27 612.96 613.38 631.87 636.62 689.23 735.15 736.15  
Sinn Féin Roisin McGurk 6.14% 643 643 643 643 647 647 647 655.23    
Newtownabbey Ratepayers John Blair* 3.72% 389 396.82 451.28 451.55 487.39 490.42 524.86      
NI Unionist Norman Boyd 3.99% 418 426.97 453.89 454.79 464.2 471.52        
DUP Elizabeth Snoddy* 3.22% 337 347.81 362.27 392.09 402.81          
NI Women's Coalition Joan Cosgrove 2.86% 299 309.35 323.04 323.19            
Independent James Beckett 2.18% 228 232.37                
Electorate: 16,969   Valid: 10,467 (61.68%)   Spoilt: 261   Quota: 1,309   Turnout: 10,728 (63.22%)  

Ballyclare

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

Ballyclare - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Paul Girvan* 34.22% 2,583            
DUP Pamela Hunter 4.08% 308 1,449.4          
UUP Vera McWilliam* 16.31% 1,231 1,265.32          
UUP James Bingham* 15.79% 1,192 1,232.56 1,296.91        
UUP Edward Turkington* 7.17% 541 560.76 604.57 673.67 701.03 783.91 1,108.91
Alliance Pat McCudden* 10.08% 761 774.52 783.1 813.61 814.51 880.12 927.12
UUP Peter Walker 3.54% 267 272.72 284.94 307.49 311.27 339.53  
PUP Norman Lavery 3.30% 249 270.84 291.12 305.8 307.87 327.17  
Independent Sharon Parkes 3.27% 247 254.8 272.22 285.6 287.22    
NI Conservatives Alan Greer 2.24% 169 188.76 204.75        
Electorate: 12,666   Valid: 7,548 (59.59%)   Spoilt: 186   Quota: 1,259   Turnout: 7,734 (61.06%)  

Macedon

1997: 2 x Newtownabbey Labour, 1 x UUP, 1 x UDP, 1 x Newtownabbey Ratepayers, 1 x Independent Unionist
2001: 2 x DUP, 2 x Independent, 1 x UUP, 1 x Newtownabbey Ratepayers
1997-2001 Change: DUP (two seats) gain from Newtownabbey Labour and Independent Unionist, Newtownabbey Labour and UDP become Independent

Macedon - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Billy DeCourcy 19.29% 1,355                
Independent Mark Langhammer* 18.88% 1,326                
DUP Andrew Hunter 8.02% 563 883.84 912.7 939.22 946.26 1,015.26      
UUP Dineen Walker 11.16% 784 787.12 830.54 857.18 894.74 943.12 950.64 1,060.64  
Newtownabbey Ratepayers Billy Webb* 9.25% 650 652.86 706.68 742.28 803.18 831.48 961.24 1,000.22 1,019.22
Independent Tommy Kirkham* 8.70% 611 618.02 649.74 667.78 674.56 699.2 710.24 804.48 820.48
Independent Robert Kidd* 8.70% 378 382.42 451.06 471.44 491.56 550.46 640.88 756.8 774.8
PUP Dougie Jamison 5.67% 398 402.16 429.98 440.98 454.28 499.18 501.18    
Sinn Féin Kevin Vernon 4.98% 350 350 365.34 368.9 376.16 377.68      
Independent Andrew Beattie* 3.93% 276 280.16 294.98 299.54 317.58        
Alliance Michael Campbell 2.46% 173 173.52 191.46 206.98          
Independent Victor Robinson 2.28% 160 161.04 175.86            
Electorate: 12,115   Valid: 7,024 (57.98%)   Spoilt: 255   Quota: 1,004   Turnout: 7,279 (60.08%)  

University

1997: 3 x UUP, 2 x Independent Unionist, 1 x Alliance, 1 x PUP
2001: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x United Unionist
1997-2001 Change: DUP (two seats) gain from PUP and Independent Unionist, Independent Unionist joins United Unionist

University - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Roger Hutchinson 17.92% 1,791              
UUP Ken Robinson* 15.36% 1,535              
UUP Barbara Gilliland* 13.52% 1,351              
Alliance Lynn Frazer* 13.14% 1,313              
United Unionist Fraser Agnew* 8.28% 828 836.7 856.46 861.15 866.07 952.41 1,183.38 1,329.38
DUP John Mann 4.79% 479 976.4 989.89 993.81 994.89 1,051.57 1,100.67 1,253.67
UUP Vi Scott 4.68% 468 473.1 671.65 741.16 760.18 882.12 966.52 1,080.02
PUP William Greer* 8.11% 811 817.6 827.48 830.42 833.72 873.9 922.98 974.03
NI Unionist Billy Boyd 5.04% 504 509.7 517.49 519.73 521.71 540.75 578.13  
United Unionist John Scott 4.69% 469 471.1 488.2 491.91 495.33 527.11    
Independent Alister Bell 4.47% 447 449.1 460.12 462.57 483.75      
Electorate: 16,875   Valid: 9,996 (59.24%)   Spoilt: 236   Quota: 1,250   Turnout: 10,232 (60.63%)  

References

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