2005 Castlereagh Borough Council election
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All 23 seats to Castlereagh Borough Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Leader Ian Paisley David Trimble David Ford
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 13 4 4
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Steady
Percentage 46.5 17.8 16.2
Swing Increase7.1 Decrease4.3 Increase1.0

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Mark Durkan Dawn Purvis
Party SDLP PUP Independent
Seats won 2 0 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 1 Decrease 1
Percentage 12.0 2.1 3.9
Swing Increase0.6 Decrease2.1 Increase0.3

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2005 Castlereagh City Council Election Results, shaded by First Preference Votes.

Elections to Castlereagh 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

Castlereagh Borough Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 13 3 0 Increase3 56.5 46.5 12,136 Increase7.1
  UUP 4 0 1 Decrease1 17.4 17.8 4,633 Decrease4.3
  Alliance 4 0 0 Steady 17.4 16.2 4,219 Increase1.0
  SDLP 2 0 0 Steady 8.7 12.0 3,131 Increase0.6
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 3.9 1,026 Increase0.3
  PUP 0 0 0 Decrease1 0.0 2.1 537 Decrease2.1
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.5 395 Decrease0.3

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Castlereagh Borough Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance SDLP Others
Castlereagh Central 54.4 4 12.5 1 16.3 1 6.5 0 10.3 0 6
Castlereagh East 59.2 5 18.9 1 12.4 1 0.0 0 9.5 0 7
Castlereagh South 36.7 2 18.3 1 17.1 1 22.2 0 5.7 0 5
Castlereagh West 34.1 2 20.6 1 19.9 1 20.9 1 4.5 0 5
Total 46.5 13 17.8 4 16.2 4 12.0 2 7.5 0 23

Districts results

Castlereagh Central

2001: 3 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UUP, 1 x PUP
2005: 4 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UUP
2001-2005 Change: DUP gain from PUP

Castlereagh Central - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Peter Robinson* 25.81% 1,431            
Alliance Michael Long* 16.32% 905            
DUP Joanne Bunting* 16.14% 895            
UUP Michael Copeland* 9.76% 541 582.86 608.21 611.62 727.3 796.3  
DUP John Norris* 7.59% 421 663.42 669.27 699.08 710.82 790.83 800.83
DUP Andrew Ramsey 4.91% 272 523.16 527.97 583.85 588.42 614.39 621.65
PUP Tommy Sandford* 6.42% 356 391.88 399.03 401.34 403.99 436.39 491.01
SDLP Sean Mullan 6.55% 363 363.92 397.72 397.94 407.8 429.9  
Independent Alan Carson 3.77% 209 254.08 269.55 274.72 295.81    
UUP Alan Martin 2.74% 152 165.8 181.01 181.89      
Electorate: 9,735   Valid: 5,545 (56.96%)   Spoilt: 155   Quota: 793   Turnout: 5,700 (58.55%)  

Castlereagh East

2001: 4 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent
2005: 5 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2001-2005 Change: DUP gain from Independent

Castlereagh East - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Iris Robinson* 27.08% 2,090          
Alliance Judith Cochrane 12.40% 957 977.9        
DUP Gareth Robinson* 10.08% 778 1,251        
DUP Tommy Jeffers 11.10% 857 1,033        
UUP David Drysdale* 8.01% 618 648.25 657 844.05 847.41 951.17
DUP Jim White* 5.40% 417 668.35 761.1 786 811.2 891.76
DUP Charlie Tosh 5.52% 426 520.05 671.6 698.5 728.02 861.08
UUP Mervyn Bailie 7.51% 580 597.05 602.3 719.85 722.49 805.28
Independent Francis Gallagher* 7.14% 551 579.05 590.6 665.65 670.69  
UUP Hazel Legge 3.41% 263 287.2 294.2      
PUP Colin Neill 2.35% 181 190.35 195.6      
Electorate: 13,902   Valid: 7,718 (55.52%)   Spoilt: 179   Quota: 965   Turnout: 7,897 (56.80%)  

Castlereagh South

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

Castlereagh South - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP James Spratt 19.06% 1,317      
DUP John Beattie* 17.64% 1,219      
Alliance Geraldine Rice* 17.08% 1,180      
UUP Michael Henderson* 14.14% 977 1,082.75 1,125.71 1,385.71
SDLP Brian Hanvey* 16.09% 1,112 1,114.85 1,116.65 1,138.43
SDLP Leo Van Es 6.09% 421 422.8 423.1 431.31
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 5.72% 395 395.45 395.51 396.66
UUP Barbara McBurney* 4.17% 288 333.3 346.14  
Electorate: 11,421   Valid: 6,909 (60.49%)   Spoilt: 99   Quota: 1,152   Turnout: 7,008 (61.36%)  

Castlereagh West

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

Castlereagh West - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Ann-Marie Beattie 24.00% 1,417          
Alliance Sara Duncan* 19.93% 1,177          
DUP Myreve Chambers 10.09% 596 991.1        
UUP Cecil Hall* 14.14% 835 847.6 917.3 1,039.3    
SDLP Rosaleen Hughes* 13.45% 794 794.6 850.53 862.85 862.85 1,285.85
UUP Bill White 6.42% 379 384.1 410.28 467.14 519.08 525.08
SDLP Gary Vaugh 7.47% 441 441 458 467.19 468.78  
Independent Cyril Kernaghan 4.50% 266 271.4 284.66      
Electorate: 9,805   Valid: 5,905 (60.22%)   Spoilt: 145   Quota: 985   Turnout: 6,050 (61.70%)  

References

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