2005 Antrim Borough Council election
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All 19 seats to Antrim Borough Council
10 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP SDLP
Seats won 6 5 3
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 2 Decrease 2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Sinn Féin Alliance
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 2

Elections to Antrim Borough Council were held on 5 May 2005 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used three district electoral areas to elect a total of 19 councillors.

Election results

Antrim Borough Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 6 1 0 Increase1 31.6 30.7 5,434 Increase8.2
  UUP 5 0 2 Decrease2 26.3 23.8 4,203 Decrease9.2
  SDLP 3 0 2 Decrease2 15.8 20.5 3,633 Decrease0.5
  Sinn Féin 3 1 0 Increase1 15.8 14.8 2,620 Increase2.3
  Alliance 2 2 0 Increase2 10.5 6.9 1,214 Increase1.4
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.6 468 Decrease0.5
  PUP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 110 Decrease0.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Antrim Borough Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP SDLP Sinn Féin Alliance Others
Antrim North West 24.9 1 14.1 1 27.4 1 28.7 2 0.0 0 4.9 0 5
Antrim South East 34.6 2 27.4 2 20.0 1 9.0 1 8.3 1 0.7 0 7
Antrim Town 31.2 3 28.4 2 14.6 1 9.0 0 11.7 1 5.1 0 7
Total 30.7 6 23.8 5 20.5 3 14.8 3 6.9 2 3.3 0 19

Districts results

Antrim North West

2001: 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
2005: 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
2001-2005 Change: Sinn Féin gain from SDLP

Antrim North West - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
SDLP Robert Loughran* 19.37% 1,008      
Sinn Féin Henry Cushinan 16.81% 875      
UUP Stephen Nicholl* 14.10% 734 821 876  
Sinn Féin Anthony Brady 11.93% 621 621 800 925.25
DUP Trevor Clarke 13.37% 696 791 795 801.25
DUP Wilson Clyde* 11.49% 598 639 645 653.25
SDLP Donovan McClelland* 8.03% 418 430    
Independent Brian Johnston 4.76% 248      
Electorate: 8,345   Valid: 5,205 (62.37%)   Spoilt: 110   Quota: 868   Turnout: 5,315 (63.69%)

Antrim South East

2001: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2005: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Alliance
2001-2005 Change: Alliance gain from UUP

Antrim South East - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Thomas Burns* 19.96% 1,435              
DUP Samuel Dunlop* 14.83% 1,066              
UUP Danny Kinahan 12.57% 904              
UUP Mervyn Rea* 11.03% 793 833.4 833.4 841.2 842.2 1,048.2    
DUP Mel Lucas 8.39% 603 608.6 608.6 630.2 630.2 642.75 671.85 948.4
Sinn Féin Anne-Marie Logue 6.29% 452 656.8 674.4 674.85 893.45 893.45 894.42 895.97
Alliance Alan Lawther 8.32% 598 789.2 805.4 806.6 822.8 835.3 877.98 890.7
DUP Roy Thompson* 7.13% 513 516.2 517.2 529.5 529.5 549.8 584.72 741.04
DUP William Harkness* 4.30% 309 320.2 320.2 433.6 433.6 450.85 491.59  
UUP Roderick Swann 3.77% 271 275.4 275.4 277.35 277.35      
Sinn Féin Bernard McCrory 2.74% 197 248.2 256.4 256.4        
Independent Patricia Murray 0.68% 49 62.2            
Electorate: 12,005   Valid: 7,190 (59.89%)   Spoilt: 104   Quota: 899   Turnout: 7,294 (60.76%)

Antrim Town

2001: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 2 x SDLP
2005: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
2001-2005 Change: DUP and Alliance gain from UUP and SDLP

Antrim Town - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP John Smyth* 13.33% 705            
UUP Adrian Cochrane-Watson* 12.65% 669            
SDLP Oran Keenan* 8.08% 427 427.06 434.12 684.12      
Alliance David Ford 11.65% 616 616.66 626.72 680.72      
UUP Andrew Ritchie 8.00% 423 425.52 485.12 489.12 490.47 791.47  
DUP Brian Graham* 8.80% 465 484.86 537.28 538.28 538.58 579.36 658.41
DUP Pam Lewis 9.06% 479 493.94 539.3 543.3 544.05 574.89 626.04
Sinn Féin Gerard Magee 8.98% 475 475 490 518 534.65 539.1 539.1
UUP Paul Michael* 7.02% 371 372.8 439.1 441.1 444.1    
SDLP Brian Duffin 6.53% 345 345.06 356.06        
Independent Darran Smyth 2.57% 136 136.9          
PUP Ken Wilkinson 2.08% 110 110.66          
UUP James Sands 0.72% 38 38.48          
Independent Aine Gribbon 0.53% 28 28          
Electorate: 10,792   Valid: 5,287 (48.99%)   Spoilt: 123   Quota: 661   Turnout: 5,410 (50.13%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Antrim Borough Council, 1993-2001". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.