2005 Cookstown District Council election
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All 16 seats to Cookstown District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin SDLP DUP
Seats won 5 5 3
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party UUP Independent
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Cookstown 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 16 councillors.

Election results

Cookstown District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 5 0 1 Decrease1 31.3 33.5 3,342 Increase0.3
  SDLP 5 1 0 Increase1 31.3 17.3 1,730 Decrease6.3
  DUP 3 1 0 Increase1 18.8 22.5 2,243 Increase4.1
  UUP 3 0 0 Steady 18.8 19.5 1,951 Decrease1.6
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 6.4 641 Increase2.7
  Socialist Party 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.8 84 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Cookstown District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP DUP UUP Others
Ballinderry N/A 2 N/A 2 N/A 1 N/A 1 N/A 0 6
Cookstown Central 27.9 1 21.1 2 26.1 1 23.2 1 1.7 0 5
Drum Manor 38.5 2 13.9 1 19.1 1 16.1 1 12.4 0 5
Total 33.5 5 17.3 5 22.5 3 19.5 3 7.2 0 16

Districts results

Ballinderry

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

Ballinderry - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1
SDLP Mary Baker* N/A N/A
UUP Thomas Greer* N/A N/A
Sinn Féin Patrick McAleer* N/A N/A
DUP Samuel McCartney N/A N/A
SDLP Patsy McGlone* N/A N/A
Sinn Féin Michael McIvor* N/A N/A
Electorate: N/A   Valid: N/A   Spoilt: N/A   Quota: N/A   Turnout: N/A  

Cookstown Central

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

Cookstown Central - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Ian McCrea* 26.06% 1,246        
UUP Trevor Wilson* 23.21% 1,110        
Sinn Féin John McNamee* 20.43% 977        
SDLP Peter Cassidy* 10.75% 514 659.92 796 807.34  
SDLP Tony Quinn 10.31% 493 571.08 659.28 675.12 807.68
Sinn Féin Ciarán McElhone 7.49% 358 359.92 361.18 503.92 522.84
Socialist Party Harry Hutchinson 1.76% 84 302.24 387.32    
Electorate: 7,452   Valid: 4,782 (64.17%)   Spoilt: 72   Quota: 798   Turnout: 4,854 (65.14%)  

Drum Manor

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

Drum Manor - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Sinn Féin Sean Clarke 20.25% 1,055    
DUP Maureen Lees 19.14% 997    
Sinn Féin Oliver Molloy* 18.28% 952    
SDLP James McGarvey* 13.88% 723 895.8  
UUP Samuel Glasgow* 16.15% 841 850 920.46
Independent Samuel Parke* 12.31% 641 642.08 694.08
Electorate: 6,814   Valid: 5,209 (76.45%)   Spoilt: 59   Quota: 869   Turnout: 5,268 (77.31%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Cookstown District Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 4 August 2021.