2005 Moyle District Council election
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All 15 seats to Moyle District Council
8 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin SDLP UUP
Seats won 4 3 3
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent DUP
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1

Elections to Moyle 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 15 councillors.

Election results

Moyle District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 4 3 0 Increase3 26.7 30.4 2,012 Increase20.9
  SDLP 3 0 1 Decrease1 20.0 21.0 1,394 Decrease2.2
  Independent 3 0 1 Decrease1 20.0 14.3 949 Decrease18.2
  UUP 3 0 0 Steady 20.0 12.4 821 Decrease1.4
  DUP 2 0 1 Decrease1 13.3 21.9 1,448 Increase0.9

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Moyle District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP UUP DUP Others
Ballycastle 35.0 2 26.6 1 13.5 1 12.4 0 12.5 1 5
Giant's Causeway 0.0 0 0.0 0 29.4 2 56.2 2 14.4 1 5
The Glens 47.2 2 29.4 2 0.0 0 7.8 0 15.6 1 5
Total 30.4 4 21.0 3 12.4 3 21.9 2 14.3 3 15

Districts results

Ballycastle

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

Ballycastle - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Cara McShane 22.76% 545          
Sinn Féin Cathal Newcombe 12.23% 293 405.86        
SDLP Madeline Black* 15.49% 371 379.1 380.1 381.66 590.66  
Independent Seamus Blaney* 12.61% 302 321.98 322.98 325.46 357.13 460.13
UUP Helen Harding* 13.49% 323 323.81 336.81 337.13 355.46 398.46
DUP Ian Chestnutt 7.14% 171 171.27 274.27 274.27 275.27 279.27
SDLP Michael Molloy* 11.06% 265 267.7 268.7 270.06    
DUP Christina McFaul 5.22% 125 125        
Electorate: 4,142   Valid: 2,395 (57.82%)   Spoilt: 44   Quota: 400   Turnout: 2,439 (58.88%)

Giant's Causeway

2001: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Independent
2005: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Independent
2001-2005 Change: No change

Giant's Causeway - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
DUP David McAllister* 28.39% 481  
DUP George Hartin* 27.74% 470  
UUP William Graham* 19.24% 326  
UUP Robert McIlroy* 10.15% 172 295.54
Independent Price McConaghy* 13.11% 222 281.74
Independent Thomas Palmer 1.36% 23 37.5
Electorate: 3,015   Valid: 1,694 (56.19%)   Spoilt: 49   Quota: 283   Turnout: 1,743 (57.81%)

The Glens

2001: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Independent, 1 x Sinn Féin
2005: 2 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2001-2005 Change: Independent joins Sinn Féin

The Glens - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan* 26.43% 682    
SDLP Orla Black 16.94% 437    
Sinn Féin Marie McKeegan 12.21% 315 441.17  
Independent Randal McDonnell* 15.62% 403 432.23  
SDLP Catherine McCambridge* 12.44% 321 342.46 405.83
Sinn Féin Maria O'Hara 8.57% 221 289.82 290.82
DUP Walter Greer 7.79% 201 201.37  
Electorate: 4,069   Valid: 2,580 (63.41%)   Spoilt: 43   Quota: 431   Turnout: 2,623 (64.46%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Moyle Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 12 July 2021.