2005 Coleraine Borough Council election
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All 22 seats to Coleraine Borough Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP SDLP
Seats won 9 8 3
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Sinn Féin Independent
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Increase 1 Steady

Elections to Coleraine 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 22 councillors.

Election results

Coleraine Borough Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 9 2 0 Increase2 40.9 36.9 8,142 Increase9.4
  UUP 8 0 2 Decrease2 36.4 32.0 7,061 Decrease4.0
  SDLP 3 0 1 Decrease1 13.6 12.3 2,710 Decrease7.4
  Sinn Féin 1 1 0 Increase1 4.5 7.9 1,734 Increase7.9
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 4.5 6.3 1,388 Decrease3.4
  Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.7 1,026 Decrease1.7

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Coleraine Borough Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP SDLP Sinn Féin Alliance Others
Bann 34.0 2 33.6 2 19.6 1 12.8 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 6
Coleraine Central 33.8 2 37.6 3 10.9 1 5.7 0 6.1 0 5.9 0 6
Coleraine East 57.5 3 29.2 2 5.7 0 3.0 0 4.6 0 0.0 0 5
The Skerries 28.1 2 24.4 1 8.9 1 7.5 0 9.7 0 21.4 1 5
Total 36.9 9 32.0 8 12.3 3 7.9 1 4.7 0 6.2 1 22

Districts results

Bann

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

Bann - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP John Dallat* 12.88% 901 1,326      
Sinn Féin Billy Leonard 12.79% 895 925 1,161    
DUP Sam Cole* 11.68% 817 817 817 818 1,175
DUP Adrian McQuillan* 14.10% 986 986 988 990 1,139
UUP William King* 12.77% 893 896 907 912 949
UUP Olive Church* 13.12% 918 920 924 933 947
UUP William Watt* 7.75% 542 544 570 601 609
DUP Mark Fielding 8.19% 573 573 574 574  
SDLP Eamon Mullan 6.72% 470        
Electorate: 10,299   Valid: 6,995 (67.92%)   Spoilt: 121   Quota: 1,000   Turnout: 7,116 (69.09%)  

Coleraine Central

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

Coleraine Central - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP David McClarty* 23.18% 1,478            
DUP James McClure* 16.68% 1,064            
DUP Timothy Deans* 14.36% 916            
SDLP Gerry McLaughlin* 10.88% 694 716.23 719.23 722.27 1,013.27    
UUP Elizabeth Johnston* 7.39% 471 781.05 828.46 884.89 889.28 890.2 1,014.2
UUP David Barbour* 7.04% 449 608.9 649.14 697.21 702.21 704.51 850.08
Alliance Eamon O'Hara 6.05% 386 415.25 422.03 425.26 442.65 538.33 555.68
Independent Russell Watton 5.96% 380 395.21 418.99 455.09 455.67 456.13  
Sinn Féin Kevin Darragh 5.74% 366 367.56 367.56 367.75      
DUP Adrian Parke 2.71% 173 193.28          
Electorate: 11,309   Valid: 6,377 (56.39%)   Spoilt: 101   Quota: 912   Turnout: 6,478 (57.28%)  

Coleraine East

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

Coleraine East - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Maurice Bradley* 34.99% 1,395            
DUP William Creelman* 15.78% 629 1,217.3          
DUP Phyllis Fielding* 6.70% 267 338.55 862.05        
UUP Elizabeth Black* 10.46% 417 437.14 443.14 506.04 507.04 560.02 623.29
UUP Robert McPherson* 10.43% 416 441.44 451.44 494.73 495.73 523.1 573
UUP David Harding 8.28% 330 342.19 350.69 431.72 432.72 464.83 507.26
SDLP John Montgomery 5.69% 227 229.12 229.12 232.82 333.82 396.72  
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 4.64% 185 186.06 188.06 193.24 199.24    
Sinn Féin Maria O'Neill 3.03% 121 121 121.5 121.5      
Electorate: 7,735   Valid: 3,987 (51.54%)   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 65   Turnout: 4,076 (52.70%)  

The Skerries

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

The Skerries - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Independent Christine Alexander* 17.99% 846          
DUP Robert Stewart* 16.44% 773 778 779 786.92    
UUP Norman Hillis* 14.82% 697 733 737 749.72 1,065.72  
SDLP Maura Hickey 8.89% 418 441 698 706.08 718.56 734.56
DUP Sandy Gilkinson 11.68% 549 557 557 561.72 634.2 733.2
Alliance Barney Fitzpatrick 9.68% 455 500 540 560.16 613.88 706.88
UUP Stephen Barr 9.57% 450 477 479 486.76    
Sinn Féin Valerie Leonard 7.49% 352 356        
Independent Barbara Dempsey 3.45% 162          
Electorate: 8,162   Valid: 4,702 (57.61%)   Spoilt: 65   Quota: 784   Turnout: 4,767 (58.40%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Coleraine Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 13 July 2021.