2001 North Down Borough Council election
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All 25 seats to North Down Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party UUP Alliance DUP
Seats won 8 5 5
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 1 Increase 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent UK Unionist NI Women's Coalition
Seats won 4 2 1
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 1 Increase 1

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
 
Party PUP NI Conservatives Ind U
Seats won 0 0 0
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 2 Decrease 2

Elections to North Down 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

North Down Borough Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UUP 8 2 0 Increase2 32.0 27.3 8,883 Increase4.9
  Alliance 5 0 1 Decrease1 20.0 17.6 5,718 Decrease4.5
  DUP 5 3 0 Increase3 8.0 14.3 4,631 Increase4.9
  Independent 4 2 0 Increase2 16.0 22.0 7,159 Increase9.0
  UK Unionist 2 0 1 Decrease1 8.0 3.6 3,034 Steady
  NI Women's Coalition 1 1 0 New 4.0 3.6 1,166 New
  PUP 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 3.6 1,167 Decrease0.6
  NI Unionist 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.6 188 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the North Down Borough Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
UUP Alliance DUP UKUP NIWC Others
Abbey 30.0 2 17.1 1 22.4 2 13.1 1 0.0 1 17.4 0 6
Ballyholme and Groomsport 23.6 2 12.4 1 11.3 1 8.2 0 6.4 1 38.1 2 7
Bangor West 27.8 2 19.1 2 10.8 1 14.0 0 0.0 0 28.3 1 7
Holywood 30.0 2 24.6 1 15.0 1 0.0 0 8.3 0 22.1 1 5
Total 27.3 8 17.6 5 14.3 5 9.3 2 3.6 1 27.9 4 25

Districts results

Abbey

1997: 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UKUP, 1 x Conservative, 1 x DUP, 1 x PUP
2001: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UKUP
1997-2001 Change: UUP and DUP gain from Conservative and PUP

Abbey - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
DUP Ivy Cooling* 18.11% 1,263                  
UUP Irene Cree 17.86% 1,246                  
Alliance Stephen Farry* 17.13% 1,195                  
UUP Roberta Dunlop* 12.09% 843 874.24 1,073.32              
UK Unionist Valerie Kinghan* 13.08% 912 936.64 950.92 984.2 1,014.56          
DUP William Montgomery 4.29% 299 462.24 464.76 468.92 477.28 491.83 498.36 527.31 572.13 705.53
PUP Stewart Currie* 5.98% 417 431.3 441.17 470.29 476.89 482.37 489.68 515.63 551.49 648.45
Independent Karl McLean 4.26% 297 330.3 304.29 320.93 325.33 334.81 366.95 430.23 498.27  
NI Conservatives Lisa Fleming 2.74% 191 194.96 198.74 247.1 261.62 275.93 292.49 324.03    
Independent Christopher Carter 2.51% 175 180.06 182.16 211.28 213.92 217.13 234.72      
Independent William Gordon 1.28% 89 91.64 94.16 119.38 122.79 129.61        
NI Unionist Colin Dean 1.28% 48 54.6 63 70.8 75.86          
Electorate: 13,445   Valid: 6,975 (51.88%)   Spoilt: 250   Quota: 997   Turnout: 7,225 (53.74%)  

Ballyholme and Groomsport

1997: 2 x UUP, 2 x Independent Unionist, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Conservative, 1 x UKUP
2001: 2 x UUP, 2 x Independent, 1 x Alliance, 1 x DUP, 1 x Women's Coalition
1997-2001 Change: DUP and Women's Coalition gain from Conservative and UKUP, Independent Unionists (two seats) become Independent

Ballyholme and Groomsport - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Independent Alan Chambers* 20.40% 2,099                    
UUP Leslie Cree* 15.85% 1,631                    
Independent Austen Lennon* 13.25% 1,363                    
DUP Alex Easton 11.32% 1,164 1,262.04 1,281.36 1,287.3              
Alliance Marsden Fitzsimons* 9.13% 939 1,083.48 1,108.89 1,199.99 1,140.67 1,145.65 1,203.14 1,456.14      
UUP Ian Henry* 5.84% 601 720.11 804.53 812.09 843.14 871.67 928.72 955.95 1,381.64    
NI Women's Coalition Patricia Wallace 6.39% 657 724.51 731.65 743.05 763.13 767.83 804.97 894.63 926.33 1,077.33 1,106.52
UK Unionist Henry Gordon 5.55% 571 625.18 637.78 642.34 686.71 902.71 931.35 936.31 989.21 994.21 1,024.45
UUP Arthur Gadd 1.96% 202 313.8 481.59 488.07 523.97 541.32 576.75 595.96      
Alliance Gavin Walker 3.27% 336 373.84 376.99 383.35 397.75 401.6 436.34        
Independent Ernest Steele 2.12% 218 313.89 318.09 329.67 350.62 359.46          
UK Unionist Joseph Teggart 2.68% 276 306.53 308.42 310.52 329.39            
NI Unionist Elizabeth Roche* 1.36% 140 164.94 167.25 170.01              
PUP Brian Lacey 0.87% 90 101.61 104.34 105.96              
Electorate: 17,348   Valid: 10,287 (59.30%)   Spoilt: 194   Quota: 1,286   Turnout: 10,481 (60.42%)  

Bangor West

1997: 2 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x UKUP, 1 x PUP, 1 x Independent
2001: 2 x UUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x UKUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Independent
1997-2001 Change: DUP gain from PUP

Bangor West - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Independent Brian Wilson* 20.54% 1,871            
UUP Marion Smith* 14.39% 1,311            
Alliance Anne Wilson* 12.21% 1,112 1,608.8          
DUP Alan Graham 10.86% 989 1,007.4 1,021.4 1,037 1,043.16 1,150.16  
UUP Royston Davies 8.74% 796 827.6 871.2 902.6 966.44 1,077.85  
UK Unionist William Keery* 7.42% 676 704.8 721.6 740.8 748.5 804.12 1,247.12
Alliance Tony Hill 6.92% 630 676.8 936.4 965.2 974.86 1,003 1,025.14
UUP Evan Ward 4.57% 416 474.8 539.6 574.4 648.18 719.4 766.28
UK Unionist Alan Field 6.58% 599 614.2 625 637.4 642.44 686.98  
PUP James Rea 5.91% 538 546.8 556.4 560.4 563.9    
NI Conservatives Julian Robertson 1.89% 172 183.2 196.4        
Electorate: 15,748   Valid: 9,110 (57.85%)   Spoilt: 214   Quota: 1,139   Turnout: 9,324 (59.21%)  

Holywood

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

Holywood - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Ellie McKay* 21.98% 1,346          
Alliance Susan O'Brien* 17.47% 1,070          
DUP Gordon Dunne* 14.96% 916 954.25 998.5 1,021.5    
Independent Dennis Ogborn* 13.31% 815 863.75 868.5 905.75 977.5 1,110.5
UUP Diana Peacocke 8.02% 491 673.25 696.25 764.25 806.75 904.5
NI Women's Coalition Norma Heaton 8.31% 509 521.75 525.75 539.5 575 751.25
Alliance Laurence Thompson 7.12% 436 448.5 453.25 472.5 513.5  
Independent Robert Irvine 3.79% 232 241 259.25 270.5    
NI Conservatives Lindsay Cumming 3.07% 188 196.5 202.75      
PUP David Rose 1.99% 122 126        
Electorate: 10,063   Valid: 6,125 (60.87%)   Spoilt: 124   Quota: 1,021   Turnout: 6,249 (62.10%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "North Down Council Elections 1997-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.