2001 Omagh District Council election
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All 21 seats to Omagh District Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin SDLP UUP
Seats won 8 6 3
Seat change Increase 2 Steady Decrease 1

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

  Seventh party
 
Party Labour Coalition
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

Elections to Omagh 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 21 councillors.

Election results

Omagh District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 8 2 0 Increase2 38.1 40.4 10,771 Increase9.0
  SDLP 6 0 0 Steady 28.6 22.0 5,848 Decrease1.2
  UUP 3 0 1 Decrease1 14.3 15.6 4,158 Decrease3.3
  DUP 2 0 1 Decrease1 9.5 13.5 3,592 Decrease1.1
  Independent 2 2 0 Increase2 9.5 7.7 2,054 Increase7.7
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 211 Decrease1.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Omagh District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP UUP DUP Others
Mid Tyrone 56.5 4 20.7 2 12.5 1 10.3 0 0.0 0 7
Omagh Town 23.6 1 15.8 2 23.2 1 22.8 1 14.6 2 7
West Tyrone 38.3 3 22.6 2 19.8 1 14.8 1 4.5 0 7
Total 40.4 8 22.0 6 15.6 3 13.5 2 8.5 2 21

Districts results

Mid Tyrone

1997: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2001: 4 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x DUP
1997-2001 Change: Sinn Féin gain from DUP

Mid Tyrone - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Sean Clarke* 15.14% 1,446        
Sinn Féin Damien Curran 13.02% 1,244        
Sinn Féin Michael McAnespie* 10.42% 995 1,007.78 1,626.78    
Sinn Féin Barney McAleer 9.60% 917 1,128.68 1,214.68    
UUP Bert Wilson 12.47% 1,191 1,191 1,191 1,191 1,191.44
SDLP Seamus Shields* 10.35% 989 993.14 1,029.32 1,128.32 1,158.24
SDLP Gerry O'Doherty 10.41% 994 1,002.46 1,015.36 1,045.36 1,063.4
DUP Samuel McFarland 10.30% 984 984 985 987 987.66
Sinn Féin Cathal McCrory 8.28% 791 795.86      
Electorate: 11,421   Valid: 9,551 (83.63%)   Spoilt: 198   Quota: 1,194   Turnout: 9,749 (85.36%)  

Omagh Town

1997: 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Labour Coalition
2001: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Independent, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
1997-2001 Change: Independents (two seats) leave SDLP and Labour Coalition, SDLP gain from Alliance

Omagh Town - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sinn Féin Sean Begley 14.08% 1,123              
DUP Oliver Gibson* 13.63% 1,087              
Independent Patrick McGowan* 13.47% 1,074              
SDLP Joe Byrne* 12.63% 1,007              
UUP Reuben McKelvey* 7.70% 614 614 688 733.18 1,223.18      
Independent Johnny McLaughlin* 9.52% 759 764.17 813.39 817.44 875.04 1,021.74    
SDLP Josephine Deehan 7.89% 629 632.19 758.84 759.29 767.64 844.14 898.64 921.39
Sinn Féin Paddy Gallagher 9.57% 763 867.61 886.16 886.25 886.34 887.24 906.54 906.89
UUP John Anderson 6.92% 552 552 611 645.65        
SDLP Vincent Campbell* 2.23% 178 181.74            
DUP Thomas McCordick 2.14% 171 171            
Independent Kevin Taylor 0.24% 19 19.22            
Electorate: 11,036   Valid: 7,976 (72.27%)   Spoilt: 222   Quota: 998   Turnout: 8,198 (74.28%)  

West Tyrone

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

West Tyrone - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Patrick McDonnell* 15.07% 1,372              
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 14.01% 1,276              
UUP Allan Rainey* 12.46% 1,135 1,136.19 1,136.41 1,140.41        
DUP Thomas Buchanan* 12.00% 1,093 1,093.34 1,093.34 1,099.34 1,334.34      
Sinn Féin Peter Kelly 9.21% 839 856.85 884.13 894.58 925.47 925.47 1,331.47  
Sinn Féin Patrick Watters 8.38% 763 771.16 780.18 788.23 796.62 796.62 961.65 1,132.75
SDLP Liam McQuaid* 7.46% 679 843.05 851.08 889.77 985.68 986.68 1,057.61 1,074.72
UUP David Sterritt 7.31% 666 666.17 666.17 668.17 689.51 861.51 861.51 862.69
Sinn Féin Damien McCrossan 6.74% 614 622.67 696.37 728.91 750.41 751.41    
Workers' Party Tommy Owens 2.32% 211 222.05 227.44 280.79        
DUP Stephen Harpur 2.82% 257 257.34 257.34 258.34        
Independent Gerry McMenamin 2.22% 202 210.67 219.8          
Electorate: 11,005   Valid: 9,107 (82.75%)   Spoilt: 179   Quota: 1,139   Turnout: 9,286 (84.38%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Omagh Council Elections, 1997-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 14 August 2021.