2005 Craigavon Borough Council election
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All 26 seats to Craigavon Borough Council
14 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP Sinn Féin
Seats won 9 6 6
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 2 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party SDLP Independent
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Decrease 3 Steady

Elections to Craigavon 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 26 councillors.

Election results

Craigavon Borough Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 9 3 0 Increase3 34.6 30.8 10,631 Increase8.2
  UUP 6 0 2 Decrease2 23.1 22.8 7,882 Decrease5.3
  Sinn Féin 6 2 0 Increase2 23.1 22.4 7,732 Increase1.1
  SDLP 4 0 3 Decrease3 15.4 16.9 5,849 Decrease3.1
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 3.8 4.2 1,459 Decrease0.7
  Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.4 814 Increase0.8
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 155 Increase0.1

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Craigavon Borough Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Sinn Féin SDLP Alliance Others
Craigavon Central 33.4 3 26.7 2 20.4 1 13.2 1 6.4 0 0.0 0 7
Loughside 4.0 0 4.1 0 50.5 3 39.3 2 0.0 0 2.1 0 5
Lurgan 39.4 3 40.2 3 7.5 0 6.5 0 0.0 0 6.4 0 7
Portadown 42.5 3 14.5 1 16.5 1 13.2 1 2.7 0 10.6 1 7
Total 30.8 9 22.8 6 22.4 6 16.9 4 2.4 0 4.7 0 26

Districts results

Craigavon Central

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

Craigavon Central - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Robert Smith* 16.88% 1,587                
UUP Kenneth Twyble* 13.91% 1,308                
Sinn Féin John O'Dowd* 13.07% 1,229                
DUP William Smith* 9.87% 928 1,280.82              
UUP Ronald Harkness 5.58% 525 527.08 580.68 710.82 713.48 714.94 1,147.57 1,411.57  
SDLP Kieran Corr* 8.38% 788 788 788.9 792 792 1,147.1 1,157.2 1,318.2  
DUP Philip Weir 6.61% 622 666.72 674.82 744.46 830.77 831.87 859.2 912.81 998.81
Sinn Féin Francis Murray* 7.37% 693 693 693.1 694.1 694.1 740.1 743.1 772.6 778.6
Alliance Alan Castle 6.36% 598 599.3 606.3 615.36 616.34 646.8 666.86    
UUP Frederick Crowe* 4.48% 421 423.6 452.1 517.92 520.02 522.02      
SDLP Patricia Mallon* 4.79% 450 450.52 451.12 451.22 451.29        
UUP Robert Oliver 2.70% 254 259.72 289.72            
Electorate: 15,519   Valid: 9,403 (60.59%)   Spoilt: 230   Quota: 1,176   Turnout: 9,633 (62.07%)  

Loughside

2001: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin
2005: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP
2001–2005 Change: Sinn Féin gain from SDLP

Loughside - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Sinn Féin Mairéad O'Dowd 29.17% 2,183      
SDLP Dolores Kelly* 21.71% 1,625      
Sinn Féin Leah Small 8.67% 649 1,263.24    
SDLP Mary McAlinden* 8.50% 636 736.76 944.36 1,178.72
Sinn Féin Michael Tallon 12.67% 948 1,092.32 1,108.88 1,153.6
SDLP Anthony Elliott 9.09% 680 719.16 842.52 994
UUP Joy Savage 4.09% 306 309.52 313.84  
DUP Ivan Russell 4.04% 302 302.44 302.92  
Workers' Party Tom French 2.07% 155 185.36 205.52  
Electorate: 12,354   Valid: 7,484 (60.58%)   Spoilt: 228   Quota: 1,248   Turnout: 7,712 (62.43%)  

Lurgan

2001: 4 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2005: 3 x UUP, 3 x DUP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2001–2005 Change: DUP and Sinn Féin gain from UUP and SDLP

Lurgan - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP Samuel Gardiner* 21.59% 2,109            
DUP Stephen Moutray* 21.08% 2,059            
DUP Fergie Dawson 11.27% 1,101 1,149.72 1,359.32        
DUP Mark Russell 3.21% 314 354.74 707.54 764.22 1,245.46    
UUP George Savage* 8.22% 803 1,005.86 1,041.46 1,047.18 1,075.52 1,112.1 1,257.1
Sinn Féin Maurice Magill 7.51% 734 734 734.4 734.4 734.8 1,105.22 1,111.22
UUP Meta Crozier* 4.44% 434 752.36 783.96 786.82 812.88 851.82 1,065.5
UUP Sydney Cairns* 5.96% 582 755.88 769.48 770.52 788.94 825.2 953
Independent David Calvert 6.41% 626 682.28 713.48 719.98 742.84 761.08  
SDLP Francis McAlinden 6.48% 633 643.5 645.1 645.1 645.52    
DUP Anne Harrison 3.82% 373 395.68 536.48 598.36      
Electorate: 15,320   Valid: 9,768 (63.76%)   Spoilt: 171   Quota: 1,222   Turnout: 9,939 (64.88%)  

Portadown

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

Portadown - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
DUP David Simpson* 29.55% 2,325                      
DUP Sydney Anderson* 10.28% 809 1,346.66                    
DUP Alan Carson* 2.68% 211 730.1 1,052.63                  
SDLP Ignatius Fox* 8.94% 703 705.9 706.29 708.29 708.39 711.39 782.39 1,004.39        
UUP Arnold Hatch* 9.36% 736 778.34 782.24 798.4 811.1 862.8 888.12 891.7 1,062.7      
Independent David Jones* 5.33% 419 543.7 554.23 576.55 604.55 614.55 626.81 628.81 700.52 735.94 737.94 995.94
Sinn Féin Brian McKeown* 9.93% 781 781.58 781.58 782.58 782.58 782.58 791.58 839.58 842.58 842.58 846.58 850.58
Sinn Féin Ciaran Tennyson 6.55% 515 515 515 517 517 517 522 590 590 590.77 594.77 595.77
Independent Mervyn Carrick 3.94% 310 358.72 375.88 427.11 444.51 458.52 472.68 474.68 549.95 591.53 593.53  
UUP Mark Neale 2.71% 213 237.94 239.89 245.89 249.79 380.83 404.58 410.58        
SDLP Elaine Sterritt 4.25% 334 334.58 334.58 335.58 335.58 336.58 375.58          
Alliance Sean Hagan 2.75% 216 221.22 222.39 223.39 223.69 225.27            
UUP David Thompson 2.43% 191 207.24 209.19 215.19 219.89              
Independent Jim Dickson 1.32% 104 112.12 113.29                  
Electorate: 13,128   Valid: 7,867 (59.93%)   Spoilt: 181   Quota: 984   Turnout: 8,048 (61.30%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Craigavon Borough Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 18 July 2021.