2005 Derry City Council election
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All 30 seats to Derry City Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SDLP Sinn Féin DUP
Seats won 14 10 5
Seat change Steady Steady Increase 1

  Fourth party
 
Party UUP
Seats won 1
Seat change Decrease 1

Elections to Derry City Council were held on 5 May 2005 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used five district electoral areas to elect a total of 30 councillors.

Election results

Derry City Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SDLP 14 0 0 Steady 46.7 41.0 18,467 Decrease2.4
  Sinn Féin 10 0 0 Steady 33.3 32.8 14,744 Increase2.5
  DUP 5 1 0 Increase1 16.7 16.1 7,265 Increase1.8
  UUP 1 0 1 Decrease1 3.3 4.4 2,000 Decrease2.0
  Socialist Environmental 0 0 0 New 0.0 2.9 1,321 New
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.7 1,202 Decrease1.7

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Derry City Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP Sinn Féin DUP UUP Others
Cityside 35.8 2 53.2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 11.0 0 5
Northland 54.2 4 40.1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 5.7 0 7
Rural 35.8 3 18.3 1 28.0 2 10.2 0 7.7 0 6
Shantallow 54.1 3 42.4 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 3.5 0 5
Waterside 22.1 2 16.3 1 48.7 3 10.8 1 2.1 0 7
Total 41.0 14 32.8 10 16.1 5 4.4 1 5.7 0 30

Districts results

Cityside

2001: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP
2005: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP
2001-2005 Change: No change

Cityside - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
SDLP Pat Ramsey* 16.01% 980 1,016 1,104        
SDLP Jim Clifford* 11.79% 722 742 1,035        
Sinn Féin Peter Anderson* 16.29% 997 1,013 1,034        
Sinn Féin Patricia Logue 13.08% 801 811 822 875 878.76 879.16 884.04
Sinn Féin Kevin Campbell 11.37% 696 705 751 851 859.46 859.98 861.81
Sinn Féin Barney O'Hagan* 12.46% 763 781 790 839 851.22 851.78 854.83
Independent Gary Donnelly 8.05% 493 516 528        
SDLP Liam Boyle 7.97% 488 512          
Socialist Environmental Liam Friel 2.97% 182            
Electorate: 8,655   Valid: 6,122 (70.73%)   Spoilt: 222   Quota: 1,021   Turnout: 6,344 (73.30%)  

Northland

2001: 4 x SDLP, 3 x Sinn Féin
2005: 4 x SDLP, 3 x Sinn Féin
2001-2005 Change: No change

Northland - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
SDLP Mark Durkan* 23.25% 2,369                
SDLP Seana Hume 7.73% 788 1,405.76              
Sinn Féin Gerry MacLochlainn 11.03% 1,124 1,160.96 1,173.92 1,178.12 1,388.12        
Sinn Féin William Page* 9.82% 1,001 1,031.24 1,038.24 1,039.84 1,078.94 1,114.42 1,593.42    
Sinn Féin Maeve McLaughlin* 8.33% 849 873 883.96 885.96 1,053.92 1,114.32 1,303.32    
SDLP Helen Quigley* 10.59% 1,079 1,168.28 1,183.24 1,198.94 1,202.94 1,273.16 1,282.16    
SDLP Sean Carr* 6.25% 637 797.32 807.28 840.28 852.54 937.32 945.74 969.74 986.74
SDLP John Kerr* 6.41% 653 745.16 756.52 816.62 824.02 866.44 874.56 892.56 904.56
Sinn Féin Joanne McDaid 6.18% 630 638.64 643.64 645.24 679.78 735.78      
Socialist Environmental Colm Bryce 3.46% 353 367.4 508.8 510.5 517.98        
Sinn Féin Sharon Duddy 4.77% 486 493.68 497.16 498.16          
Socialist Environmental Oisin Kehoe 2.34% 221 232.04              
Electorate: 15,278   Valid: 10,190 (66.70%)   Spoilt: 280   Quota: 1,274   Turnout: 10,470 (68.53%)  

Rural

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

Rural - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP William Hay* 14.70% 1,413                
SDLP Thomas Conway* 14.24% 1,368 1,368.12 1,443.12            
SDLP Liam Boyle 10.56% 1,015 1,015.06 1,089.1 1,133.74 1,237.67 1,371.6 1,382.6    
Sinn Féin Paul Fleming* 11.83% 1,137 1,137.02 1,157.04 1,159.83 1,172.83 1,232.85 1,232.85 1,772.85  
DUP Maurice Devenney 13.27% 1,275 1,296.16 1,302.2 1,302.2 1,304.24 1,313.26 1,363.22 1,366.24 1,366.24
SDLP Jim McKeever* 7.02% 675 675.12 715.12 717.91 948.79 1,051.76 1,082.8 1,141.83 1,266.15
UUP Ernest Hamilton 5.55% 533 536.5 560.54 560.54 565.56 573.6 940.48 942.48 943.22
Sinn Féin Thomas McGlinchey 6.48% 623 623.02 635.02 638.74 652.67 679.55 679.55    
UUP William Storey 4.68% 450 451.94 467.98 467.98 474.98 488.04      
Socialist Environmental Eamonn McCann 3.86% 371 371.18 415.22 418.94 430.89        
SDLP Thomas Harty 3.96% 381 381.12 401.12 407.63          
Independent Annie Courtney* 3.84% 369 369.24              
Electorate: 14,966   Valid: 9,610 (64.21%)   Spoilt: 207   Quota: 1,373   Turnout: 9,817 (65.60%)  

Shantallow

2001: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin
2005: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin
2001-2005 Change: No change

Shantallow - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SDLP Mary Bradley* 22.51% 2,180          
SDLP Colum Eastwood 13.54% 1,311 1,588.42 1,630.42      
SDLP Shaun Gallagher* 11.56% 1,119 1,273.7 1,357.32 1,924.32    
Sinn Féin Tony Hassan* 9.55% 925 945.02 980.32 992.88 1,009.88 1,614.64
Sinn Féin Elisha McLaughlin 13.05% 1,264 1,278.04 1,311.56 1,330.12 1,344.12 1,457.46
Sinn Féin Gearóid Ó hEára* 11.56% 1,119 1,132.52 1,174.6 1,189.72 1,218.72 1,328.76
Sinn Féin Oliver Green 8.24% 798 809.18 838.22 850.56 872.56  
SDLP Helena Kearney 6.48% 627 666.52 703.08      
Independent Tommy Mullan 3.51% 340 357.94        
Electorate: 15,060   Valid: 9,683 (64.30%)   Spoilt: 227   Quota: 1,614   Turnout: 9,910 (65.80%)  

Waterside

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

Waterside - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Gregory Campbell* 16.19% 1,521          
SDLP Gerard Diver* 16.05% 1,508          
DUP Joe Miller* 12.64% 1,187          
Sinn Féin Lynn Fleming* 11.54% 1,084 1,085.84 1,107.62 1,126.84 1,524.71  
SDLP Martin Reilly 6.04% 567 568.15 833.69 910.17 958.45 1,123.15
DUP Drew Thompson 10.50% 986 1,091.34 1,092 1,107.92 1,109.92 1,109.92
UUP Mary Hamilton* 10.83% 1,017 1,070.13 1,079.37 1,101.6 1,101.82 1,101.82
DUP Mildred Garfield* 9.40% 883 1,061.94 1,066.56 1,086.25 1,087.25 1,087.25
Sinn Féin Jim Logue 4.76% 447 447.23 457.35 472.13    
Socialist Environmental David McAuley 2.74% 194 196.07 204.65      
Electorate: 14,884   Valid: 9,394 (63.11%)   Spoilt: 208   Quota: 1,175   Turnout: 9,602 (64.51%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Derry City Council, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 9 August 2021.