2005 Armagh City and District Council election
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All 22 seats to Armagh City and District Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP SDLP Sinn Féin
Seats won 6 6 5
Seat change Increase 2 Steady Steady

  Fourth party
 
Party UUP
Seats won 5
Seat change Decrease 2

Elections to Armagh City and District 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 22 councillors.

Election results

Armagh City and District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 6 2 2 Increase2 27.3 29.6 7,960 Increase4.0
  SDLP 6 0 0 Steady 27.3 21.2 5,705 Decrease3.2
  Sinn Féin 5 0 0 Steady 22.7 23.1 6,234 Increase2.5
  UUP 5 0 2 Decrease2 22.7 22.7 6,122 Decrease3.2
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.4 915 Increase0.6

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Armagh City and District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP SDLP Sinn Féin UUP Others
Armagh City 16.0 1 27.6 2 32.3 2 14.8 1 9.3 0 6
Crossmore 15.0 1 33.3 2 38.5 2 13.2 0 0.0 0 5
Cusher 47.7 3 9.8 1 8.1 0 30.3 2 4.1 0 6
The Orchard 33.9 1 17.6 1 18.5 1 30.0 2 0.0 0 5
Total 29.6 6 21.2 6 23.1 5 22.7 5 3.4 0 22

Districts results

Armagh City

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

Armagh City - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Freda Donnelly* 15.97% 1,004            
SDLP Pat Brannigan* 14.82% 932            
UUP Sylvia McRoberts* 14.81% 931            
Sinn Féin Cathy Rafferty* 14.28% 898 898.22 932.22        
Sinn Féin Noel Sheridan 10.16% 639 639.22 680.66 1,103.66      
SDLP Mealla Bratton 7.44% 468 511.78 734.72 754.72 814.72 828.72 854.31
Independent John Nixon 9.40% 591 618.08 647.5 688.5 782.5 793.5 794.43
Sinn Féin John Crowley 7.81% 491 491.22 498.22        
SDLP Michael Carson 5.31% 334 366.78          
Electorate: 9,743   Valid: 6,288 (64.54%)   Spoilt: 119   Quota: 899   Turnout: 6,407 (65.76%)  

Crossmore

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

Crossmore - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Cathal Boylan 14.09% 864 898 1,374    
SDLP Thomas O'Hanlon 14.54% 891 982 1,025    
Sinn Féin Pat O'Rawe* 13.87% 850 876 991 1,332.11  
SDLP Gerald Mallon 9.87% 605 964 974 981.7 1,031.75
DUP Noel Donnelly 15.04% 922 923 924 924 925.54
UUP Billy Morton 13.21% 810 818 819 819 821.31
Sinn Féin Willie Monaghan 10.49% 643 661      
SDLP James Lennon 8.89% 545        
Electorate: 8,579   Valid: 6,130 (71.45%)   Spoilt: 115   Quota: 1,022   Turnout: 6,245 (72.79%)  

Cusher

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

Cusher - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Paul Berry* 40.48% 3,263          
UUP Eric Speers* 16.08% 1,296          
DUP Margaret Black* 3.09% 249 1,591.25        
SDLP Sharon Haughey 9.85% 794 801.8 802.85 853.5 855.7 1,300.7
DUP Gareth Wilson 4.12% 332 749.95 1,060.96 1,131.39 1,138.87 1,138.87
UUP Robert Turner* 11.14% 898 829.3 867.1 953.32 1,045.17 1,048.17
UUP James Clayton* 5.58% 450 570.25 625.27 764.32 801.17 807.03
Sinn Féin Siobhán Vallely 8.13% 655 655 655.21 660.86 660.97  
Independent Paul Bowbanks 4.02% 324 393.55 408.88      
Electorate: 11,376   Valid: 8,061 (70.86%)   Spoilt: 125   Quota: 1,152   Turnout: 8,186 (71.96%)  

The Orchard

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

The Orchard - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP William Irwin 28.02% 1,809        
UUP Jim Speers* 18.88% 1,219        
Sinn Féin Paul Corrigan* 18.49% 1,194        
SDLP John Campbell* 17.59% 1,136        
UUP Charles Rollston* 11.12% 718 845.1 973.14 1,072.34 1,123
DUP Robert Steenson 5.90% 381 982.47 995.79 1,013.39 1,018.66
Electorate: 9,140   Valid: 6,457 (70.65%)   Spoilt: 95   Quota: 1,077   Turnout: 6,552 (71.68%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Armagh District Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 24 July 2021.