2001 Strabane District Council election
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All 16 seats to Strabane District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin SDLP DUP
Seats won 7 4 3
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party UUP Independent
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Strabane 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 16 councillors.

Election results

Strabane District Council Election Result 2001[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 7 3 0 Increase3 43.8 40.2 8,627 Increase7.1
  SDLP 4 0 1 Decrease1 25.0 19.4 4,161 Decrease3.5
  DUP 3 0 0 Steady 18.8 18.9 4,065 Increase4.2
  UUP 2 0 1 Decrease1 12.5 16.7 3,575 Decrease6.9
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 4.8 1,034 Steady

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Strabane District Council election, 2001
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP DUP UUP Others
Derg 42.5 2 11.3 1 21.5 1 24.7 1 0.0 0 5
Glenelly 24.4 1 17.9 1 34.6 2 23.1 1 0.0 0 5
Mourne 50.3 4 27.1 2 4.9 0 5.3 0 12.4 0 6
Total 40.2 7 19.4 4 18.9 3 16.7 2 4.8 0 16

Districts results

Derg

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

Derg - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Charles McHugh* 19.57% 1,331          
UUP Derek Hussey* 16.32% 1,110 1,110.3 1,572.3      
Sinn Féin Eamonn McGarvey 13.38% 910 962.5 962.5 962.5 1,513.5  
DUP Thomas Kerrigan* 11.66% 793 793.3 839.45 1,075.45 1,084.05 1,084.05
SDLP Bernadette McNamee 11.29% 768 785.85 797.85 814.85 903.4 984.4
DUP Kathleen Allison 9.88% 672 672 709.15 866.15 866.15 866.15
Sinn Féin Gerard Foley 9.57% 651 773.1 773.1 773.1    
UUP Edward Turner* 8.31% 565 565.3        
Electorate: 8,455   Valid: 6,800 (80.43%)   Spoilt: 132   Quota: 1,134   Turnout: 6,932 (81.99%)  

Glenelly

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

Glenelly - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Allan Bresland* 20.75% 1,313          
SDLP Tom McBride* 17.90% 1,133          
DUP John Donnell* 13.89% 879 1,088.57        
UUP James Emery* 13.84% 876 887.02 889.54 907.03 1,461.03  
Sinn Féin Claire McGill 14.84% 939 939 979.59 979.59 980.96 1,002.96
Sinn Féin Martin Conway* 9.53% 603 603.76 633.82 633.91 635.42 663.42
UUP Robert Craig 9.24% 585 611.41 615.01 625.96    
Electorate: 7,867   Valid: 6,328 (80.44%)   Spoilt: 128   Quota: 1,055   Turnout: 6,456 (82.06%)  

Mourne

1997: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent Nationalist
2001: 4 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP
1997-2001 Change: Sinn Féin (two seats) gain from SDLP and Independent Nationalist

Mourne - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Eugene McMenamin* 18.45% 1,538              
Sinn Féin Jarlath McNulty* 15.91% 1,326              
Sinn Féin Ivan Barr* 15.14% 1,262              
Sinn Féin Brian McMahon 11.72% 977 993.79 1,023.49 1,049.74 1,049.74 1,069.3 1,193.3  
SDLP Ann Bell* 5.26% 438 565.19 568.79 573.64 575.87 839.76 904.91 1,216.43
Sinn Féin Daniel Breslin 7.54% 628 634.67 714.27 736.32 736.32 757.16 835.92 951.21
UUP Sam Martin 5.27% 439 443.14 443.24 443.29 793.75 802.9 806.13 854.89
Independent James O'Kane* 7.07% 589 637.07 642.87 646.27 671.27 715.04 796.39  
Independent Paul Gallagher 5.34% 445 456.96 463.36 465.76 465.76 490.02    
SDLP Fred Henry 3.41% 284 406.82 409.32 411.17 420.17      
DUP Kathleen Craig 4.90% 408 409.15 409.15 409.2        
Electorate: 10,990   Valid: 8,334 (75.83%)   Spoilt: 197   Quota: 1,191   Turnout: 8,531 (77.63%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Strabane Council Elections, 1997-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2001". EONI. Retrieved 12 August 2021.