2005 Ards Borough Council election
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All 23 seats to Ards Borough Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 12 7 3
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party SDLP Independent
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 1

Elections to Ards Borough Council were held on 5 May 2005 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used four district electoral areas to elect a total of 23 councillors.

Election results

Ards Borough Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 12 3 0 Increase3 52.2 52.4 13,897 Increase15.4
  UUP 7 0 1 Decrease1 30.4 24.5 6,493 Decrease7.2
  Alliance 3 0 1 Decrease1 13.0 14.1 3,733 Decrease2.6
  SDLP 1 0 0 Steady 4.3 3.4 913 Decrease0.5
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 3.8 1,006 Decrease6.0
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 292 Increase1.1
  Green (NI) 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 182 Increase0.7

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Ards Borough Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance SDLP Others
Ards East 56.1 4 28.6 2 11.2 0 0.0 0 4.1 0 6
Ards West 53.0 3 31.8 2 15.3 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 6
Newtownards 50.8 2 24.3 2 14.4 1 0.0 0 10.5 0 6
Peninsula 48.8 2 11.4 1 16.0 1 14.8 1 9.0 0 5
Total 52.4 12 24.5 7 14.1 3 3.4 1 5.6 0 23

Districts results

Ards East

2001: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance
2005: 4 x DUP, 2 x UUP
2001-2005 Change: DUP gain (two seats) from UUP and Alliance

Ards East - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Jonathan Bell 19.92% 1,515          
DUP Terence Williams* 13.07% 994 1,097.6        
DUP John Elliott* 10.70% 814 1,060.68 1,081.52 1,099.52    
UUP Ronald Ferguson* 13.05% 993 1,006.72 1,056.56 1,247.56    
DUP Hamilton Gregory* 12.40% 943 977.16 1,000.44 1,038.52 1,054.36 1,063.96
UUP Jeffrey Magill* 8.20% 624 628.2 650.2 942.88 1,062.67 1,063.63
Alliance Linda Cleland* 11.17% 850 858.68 959.96 1,012.08 1,036.83 1,038.75
UUP Tom Smith 7.36% 560 566.72 633.28      
Green (NI) John McCullough 2.39% 182 183.4        
Independent Thomas Sheridan 1.74% 132 134.8        
Electorate: 15,367   Valid: 7,607 (49.50%)   Spoilt: 181   Quota: 1,087   Turnout: 7,788 (50.68%)  

Ards West

2001: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2005: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2001-2005 Change: No change

Ards West - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP Margaret Craig* 17.51% 1,227      
Alliance Thomas McBriar* 15.27% 1,070      
UUP Robert Gibson* 14.04% 984 1,003.26    
UUP James Fletcher 11.36% 796 804.1 1,154.1  
DUP William Montgomery* 13.69% 959 994.28 1,021.28  
DUP Mervyn Oswald 12.56% 880 893.14 915.04 981.04
DUP David Gilmore* 9.21% 645 784.14 798.04 851.04
UUP Philip Smith* 6.37% 446 449.78    
Electorate: 12,766   Valid: 7,007 (54.89%)   Spoilt: 140   Quota: 1,002   Turnout: 7,147 (55.98%)  

Newtownards

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

Newtownards - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP George Ennis* 22.66% 1,296      
Alliance Alan McDowell* 14.39% 823      
DUP Simon Hamilton 8.57% 490 840.76    
DUP Michelle McIlveen 10.89% 623 652.23 1,005.23  
UUP Thomas Hamilton* 12.87% 736 766.34 820.7  
UUP David Smyth* 11.38% 651 660.62 688.91 774.91
Independent Wilbert Magill* 10.56% 604 617.69 668.09 716.09
DUP Hamilton Lawther* 8.67% 496 536.33    
Electorate: 11,945   Valid: 5,719 (47.88%)   Spoilt: 130   Quota: 818   Turnout: 5,849 (48.97%)  

Peninsula

2001: 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2005: 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2001-2005 Change: No change

Peninsula - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP Jim Shannon* 31.44% 1,944      
Alliance Kieran McCarthy* 16.01% 990 1,074.13    
SDLP Joe Boyle 14.77% 913 918.17 1,303.17  
DUP Robert Drysdale* 10.72% 663 1,024.43 1,034.43  
UUP Angus Carson* 11.37% 703 801.7 854.93 937.93
DUP Colin Kennedy 6.60% 408 745.93 761.69 774.69
Sinn Féin Anthony Lacken 4.72% 292 293.88    
Independent Daniel McCarthy* 4.37% 270 281.28    
Electorate: 11,725   Valid: 6,183 (52.73%)   Spoilt: 130   Quota: 1,031   Turnout: 6,313 (53.84%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Ards Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 8 July 2021.