2005 Fermanagh District Council election
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All 23 seats to Fermanagh District Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin UUP SDLP
Seats won 9 5 5
Seat change Steady Decrease 2 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party DUP Independent
Seats won 4 0
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 1

Elections to Fermanagh District 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

Fermanagh District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 9 0 0 Steady 39.1 37.4 11,611 Increase3.9
  UUP 5 0 2 Decrease1 21.7 22.0 6,830 Decrease8.8
  SDLP 5 1 0 Increase1 13.0 18.0 5,566 Decrease0.7
  DUP 4 2 0 Increase2 17.4 20.6 6,399 Increase8.5
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 0.4 115 Decrease3.9
  Socialist Party 0 0 0 New 0.0 1.3 406 New
  Green (NI) 0 0 0 New 0.0 0.3 79 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Fermanagh District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin UUP SDLP DUP Others
Enniskillen 28.5 2 20.5 1 18.2 2 28.2 2 4.6 0 7
Erne East 52.5 3 19.8 1 13.2 1 14.5 1 0.0 0 6
Erne North 18.5 1 33.4 2 20.1 1 27.9 1 0.0 0 5
Erne West 46.3 3 16.7 1 21.6 1 12.6 0 2.8 0 5
Total 37.4 9 22.0 5 18.0 5 20.6 4 2.0 0 23

Districts results

Enniskillen

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

Enniskillen - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Arlene Foster 23.57% 2,054            
DUP Joseph Dodds* 4.59% 400 1,132.73          
UUP Robert Irvine* 6.61% 576 660.6 694.48 1,097.48      
Sinn Féin Gerry McHugh* 9.62% 838 838.47 855.47 855.47 855.5 1,308.5  
Sinn Féin Pat Cox* 11.06% 964 964.47 1,011.47 1,012.47 1,012.47 1,195.47  
SDLP Frank Britton* 10.51% 916 918.35 1,046.35 1,058.58 1,060.23 1,094.23  
SDLP Patricia Rodgers 7.66% 668 670.35 742.35 751.52 752.96 772.96 973.96
UUP Raymond Ferguson* 7.83% 682 742.63 770.57 912.35 942.26 943.73 950.73
Sinn Féin Paddy Gilgunn* 7.85% 684 684.94 717.41 718.41 718.41    
UUP Basil Johnston 6.05% 527 586.69 601.16        
Socialist Party Paul Dale 4.66% 406 412.11          
Electorate: 13,101   Valid: 8,715 (66.52%)   Spoilt: 163   Quota: 1,090   Turnout: 8,878 (67.77%)  

Erne East

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

Erne East - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP Paul Robinson 14.52% 1,277      
UUP Harold Andrews* 11.62% 1,022 1,705    
SDLP Fergus McQuillan* 13.16% 1,157 1,169 1,555  
Sinn Féin Ruth Lynch* 13.61% 1,197 1,198 1,198 1,203
Sinn Féin Tom O'Reilly* 13.41% 1,179 1,179 1,179 1,191
Sinn Féin Brian McCaffrey* 12.87% 1,132 1,133 1,137 1,141
Sinn Féin Seán Lynch 12.62% 1,110 1,110 1,110 1,111
UUP Jean McVitty 8.18% 719      
Electorate: 11,003   Valid: 8,793 (79.91%)   Spoilt: 140   Quota: 1,257   Turnout: 8,933 (81.19%)  

Erne North

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

Erne North - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP Tom Elliott* 26.81% 1,686            
Sinn Féin Breege McSorley 18.54% 1,166            
DUP Bert Johnston* 16.48% 1,036 1,149.24          
SDLP John O'Kane* 11.91% 749 756.22 819.53 829.46 1,273.46    
UUP Bertie Kerr* 3.24% 204 544.1 545.43 796.67 819.26 904.26 979.86
DUP Mandy Mahon 11.45% 720 743.94 744.72 825.75 832.94 848.94 872.39
SDLP Julie Dervan 8.22% 517 521.56 564.98 567.49      
UUP Gary Wilson 3.34% 210 354.4 354.79        
Electorate: 8,898   Valid: 6,288 (70.67%)   Spoilt: 111   Quota: 1,049   Turnout: 6,399 (71.92%)  

Erne West

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

Erne West - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
SDLP Gerry Gallagher* 21.62% 1,559      
Sinn Féin Stephen Huggett* 15.55% 1,121 1,240.48    
Sinn Féin Póilín Uí Catháin 15.73% 1,134 1,175.18 1,210.18  
Sinn Féin Bernice Swift 15.06% 1,086 1,153.86 1,207.86  
UUP Alex Baird 9.56% 689 702.92 728.23 1,153.34
DUP Cyril Brownlee 12.65% 912 916.93 922.80 1,022.99
UUP Derrick Nixon 7.14% 515 532.69 561.32  
Independent Kevin Nolan 1.60% 115 158.79    
Green (NI) Laurence Speight 1.10% 79 125.69    
Electorate: 9,424   Valid: 7,210 (76.51%)   Spoilt: 135   Quota: 1,202   Turnout: 7,345 (77.94%)  

References

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