2005 Banbridge District Council election
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All 17 seats to Banbridge District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP SDLP
Seats won 7 5 3
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Sinn Féin Alliance Independent
Seats won 1 1 0
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Decrease 1

Elections to Banbridge District 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 17 councillors.

Election results

Banbridge District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 7 2 0 Increase2 41.2 38.3 7,251 Increase10.6
  UUP 5 0 2 Decrease2 29.4 32.4 6,122 Decrease5.0
  SDLP 3 0 0 Steady 17.6 15.9 2,999 Decrease3.3
  Sinn Féin 1 1 0 Increase1 5.9 6.3 1,187 Increase2.6
  Alliance 1 0 0 Steady 5.9 4.5 856 Increase2.5
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 2.6 498 Decrease3.3

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Banbridge District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP SDLP Sinn Féin Alliance Others
Banbridge Town 32.8 2 38.3 2 19.9 1 0.0 0 9.0 1 0.0 0 6
Dromore 49.8 3 31.3 1 11.8 1 7.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
Knockiveagh 33.2 2 27.8 2 15.7 1 11.3 1 4.5 0 7.5 0 6
Total 38.3 7 32.4 5 15.9 3 6.3 1 4.5 1 2.6 0 17

Districts results

Banbridge Town

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

Banbridge Town - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Joan Baird* 24.17% 1,501          
SDLP Patrick McAleenan* 19.91% 1,236          
DUP Jim McElroy* 17.54% 1,089          
DUP Junior McCrum 15.25% 947          
Alliance Frank McQuaid* 8.95% 556 593.8 920.54      
UUP Ian Burns* 8.84% 549 724.14 729.72 839.44 862.93 876.13
UUP Derick Bell* 5.33% 331 727.06 740.7 824.68 857.08 873.8
Electorate: 10,610   Valid: 6,209 (58.52%)   Spoilt: 102   Quota: 888   Turnout: 6,311 (59.48%)  

Dromore

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

Dromore - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
UUP Tyrone Howe 21.64% 1,304      
DUP Norah Beare* 21.44% 1,292      
SDLP Cassie McDermott* 11.82% 712 725.11 1,054.11  
DUP David Herron* 13.91% 838 858.24 862.24 1,055.84
DUP Paul Rankin* 14.44% 870 897.14 897.6 976.8
UUP William Martin* 9.63% 580 814.6 834.83 843.85
Sinn Féin Francis Branniff 7.12% 429 429.92    
Electorate: 9,542   Valid: 6,025 (63.14%)   Spoilt: 94   Quota: 1,005   Turnout: 6,119 (64.13%)  

Knockiveagh

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

Knockiveagh - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Seamus Doyle* 15.74% 1,051              
DUP Stephen Herron* 15.36% 1,026              
UUP John Ingram* 13.15% 878 882.68 927.58 932.74 1,176.74      
UUP John Hanna* 8.88% 593 594.71 674.15 675.95 784.37 964.85    
DUP Wilfred McFadden* 11.08% 740 740.54 755.54 792.98 826.64 852.56 1,272.56  
Sinn Féin Dessie Ward 11.35% 758 787.25 798.31 798.31 801.67 802.63 804.65 804.65
Independent Malachy McCartan* 7.46% 498 534.99 610.73 610.85 620.54 625.34 636.96 723.96
DUP Ian Wilson 6.72% 449 449.27 460.27 475.63 493.26 501.9    
UUP John McCallister 5.78% 386 387.53 423.71 425.15        
Alliance David Griffin 4.49% 300 315.57            
Electorate: 10,151   Valid: 6,679 (65.80%)   Spoilt: 117   Quota: 955   Turnout: 6,796 (66.95%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Banbridge District Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 21 July 2021.