2005 Magherafelt District Council election
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All 16 seats to Magherafelt District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin DUP SDLP
Seats won 8 4 2
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party UUP Independent
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 1

Elections to Magherafelt 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

Magherafelt District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 8 1 0 Increase1 50.0 46.7 9,836 Increase2.5
  DUP 4 1 0 Increase1 25.0 23.2 4,883 Increase2.6
  SDLP 2 0 1 Decrease1 12.5 18.5 3,895 Decrease1.4
  UUP 2 0 0 Steady 12.5 6.2 1,308 Decrease4.2
  Independent 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 4.9 1,035 Increase0.5
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 102 Steady

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Magherafelt District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin DUP SDLP UUP Others
Magherafelt Town 35.0 2 35.2 2 20.3 1 9.6 1 0.0 0 6
Moyola 48.6 3 23.8 1 11.6 0 9.4 1 6.6 0 5
Sperrin 56.6 3 10.8 1 22.9 1 0.0 0 9.7 0 5
Total 46.7 8 23.2 4 18.5 2 6.2 2 5.4 0 16

Districts results

Magherafelt Town

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

Magherafelt Town - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP William McCrea* 31.69% 2,286          
Sinn Féin Peter Bateson 17.61% 1,270          
DUP Paul McLean* 3.47% 250 1,395.76        
UUP George Shiels* 9.58% 691 773.88 1,124.12      
Sinn Féin Sean McPeake 11.73% 846 846.56 846.78 927.15 927.15 1,300.15
SDLP Jim Campbell 12.99% 937 941.48 949.84 959.34 1,009.5 1,034.37
SDLP Brendan Scott 7.26% 524 525.12 528.42 532.79 574.97 604.03
Sinn Féin Seamus O'Brien* 5.67% 409 409 409.44 553.84 554.03  
Electorate: 10,439   Valid: 7,213 (69.10%)   Spoilt: 129   Quota: 1,031   Turnout: 7,342 (70.33%)  

Moyola

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

Moyola - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Thomas Catherwood* 23.84% 1,557          
Sinn Féin James O'Neill* 18.40% 1,202          
Sinn Féin Oliver Hughes* 17.44% 1,139          
UUP John Crawford 9.45% 617 889.49 889.49 1,229.49    
Sinn Féin Ian Milne 12.72% 831 831.31 933.19 938.37 938.37 980.21
SDLP Elizabeth Foster 11.64% 760 764.03 767.18 803.06 934.06 936.78
Independent John Junkin* 6.52% 426 603.94 604.84      
Electorate: 8,754   Valid: 6,532 (74.62%)   Spoilt: 87   Quota: 1,089   Turnout: 6,619 (75.61%)  

Sperrin

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

Sperrin - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Patrick Groogan* 19.09% 1,396          
Sinn Féin Kathleen McEldowney 15.52% 1,135 1,139 1,233.2      
Sinn Féin John Kerr* 15.27% 1,117 1,123 1,159.48 1,607.48    
DUP Anne Forde 10.80% 790 795 795.12 795.12 795.12 1,257.12
SDLP Kathleen Lagan* 13.66% 999 1,036 1,043.08 1,044.88 1,136.88 1,203.88
SDLP Hugh Kelly 9.23% 675 697 709.72 727.28 741.28 762.28
Independent Robert Montgomery* 8.33% 609 615 616.2 618.2 623.2  
Sinn Féin Hugh Mullan* 6.71% 491 496 509.2      
Workers' Party Francis Donnelly 1.39% 102          
Electorate: 9,314   Valid: 7,314 (78.53%)   Spoilt: 107   Quota: 1,220   Turnout: 7,421 (79.68%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Magherafelt Council Elections, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 3 August 2021.