2005 Newry and Mourne District Council election
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All 30 seats to Newry and Mourne District Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party


Party Sinn Féin SDLP UUP
Seats won 13 9 3
Seat change Steady Decrease 1 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party


Party DUP Independent Green (NI)
Seats won 2 2 1
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Increase 1

Elections to Newry and Mourne District 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

Newry and Mourne District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 13 0 0 Steady 43.3 42.1 17,999 Increase2.9
  SDLP 9 0 1 Decrease1 30.0 29.5 12,615 Decrease6.0
  UUP 3 0 1 Decrease1 10.0 10.8 4,612 Decrease1.8
  Independent 2 0 0 Steady 6.7 8.9 3,796 Increase2.6
  DUP 2 1 0 Increase1 6.7 6.7 2,849 Increase0.3
  Green (NI) 1 1 0 Increase1 3.3 2.0 863 Increase2.0

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Newry and Mourne District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP UUP DUP Green Others
Crotlieve 31.2 2 39.4 3 4.8 0 2.8 0 8.1 1 13.7 1 7
Newry Town 46.5 3 30.5 3 6.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 16.6 1 7
Slieve Gullion 76.1 4 23.9 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
The Fews 43.4 3 26.9 1 21.5 1 8.3 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 6
The Mournes 12.2 1 23.2 1 25.2 2 26.4 1 0.0 0 13.0 0 5
Total 42.1 13 29.5 9 10.8 3 6.7 2 2.0 1 8.9 2 30

Districts results

Crotlieve

2001: 4 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent
2005: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Green, 1 x Independent
2001-2005 Change: Green gain from SDLP

Crotlieve - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Michael Carr* 9.79% 1,041 1,045 1,056 1,344        
SDLP Karen McKevitt 10.82% 1,150 1,151 1,157 1,277 1,398      
SDLP Josephine O'Hare* 9.09% 966 968 975 998 1,113 1,168.44 1,305.44 1,437.44
Sinn Féin Michael Ruane* 10.08% 1,071 1,071 1,097 1,110 1,136 1,136 1,137 1,331
Sinn Féin Mick Murphy* 8.02% 852 852 1,151 1,159 1,203 1,204.32 1,206.32 1,265.32
Green (NI) Ciaran Mussen 8.12% 863 866 878 886 925 928.52 1,076.52 1,231.52
Independent Anthony Williamson* 6.65% 707 711 745 751 889 892.08 1,003.08 1,140.96
Sinn Féin Peter Kearney 8.66% 921 921 959 964 981 983.64 987.08 1,012.08
Independent Thomas McCann 7.01% 745 749 754 778 808 809.32 869.32  
UUP Kenneth Donaldson 4.80% 510 767 767 770 774 774.44    
SDLP Brendan Murney 4.98% 529 531 564 608        
SDLP Paul McKibben 4.68% 498 498 499          
Sinn Féin Geraldine McAteer 4.49% 477 477            
DUP Wilma McCullough 2.82% 300              
Electorate: 15,832   Valid: 10,630 (67.14%)   Spoilt: 198   Quota: 1,329   Turnout: 10,828 (68.39%)

Newry Town

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

Newry Town - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Jack Patterson* 13.86% 1,186              
Sinn Féin Charlie Casey* 13.19% 1,128              
SDLP John McArdle* 10.51% 899 931 955 957.85 1,054.05 1,127.05    
Sinn Féin Brendan Curran* 8.45% 723 742 756.5 772.6 786.6 788.8 1,116.8  
SDLP Gary Stokes 6.52% 558 578 595.1 595.85 911.55 993.25 1,029.8 1,036.8
Sinn Féin Marian Mathers 9.71% 831 847 853.7 878.3 897.55 898.55 984.45 984.45
SDLP Frank Feely* 7.66% 655 678 692.1 694.1 753.05 869.05 887.85 926.85
Sinn Féin Ewan Morgan 8.32% 712 732 738.1 741.55 748.75 750.75 875.25 875.25
Sinn Féin Catherine McMahon 6.79% 581 595 602.2 605.4 614 618    
UUP David Taylor 6.43% 550 551 553.5 553.55 554.65      
SDLP Terry Ruddy 5.78% 494 526 543.7 546.1        
Independent Gerry Markey 2.22% 190              
Independent Vincent Markey 0.55% 47              
Electorate: 12,827   Valid: 8,554 (66.69%)   Spoilt: 202   Quota: 1,070   Turnout: 8,756 (68.26%)

Slieve Gullion

2001: 4 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP
2005: 4 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP
2001-2005 Change: No change

Slieve Gullion - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Sinn Féin Colman Burns* 16.98% 1,399    
SDLP Geraldine Donnelly 13.97% 1,151 1,827  
Sinn Féin Patrick McDonald* 13.41% 1,105 1,185 1,323
Sinn Féin Terry Hearty* 15.72% 1,295 1,304 1,318
Sinn Féin Anthony Flynn 15.09% 1,243 1,263 1,312
Sinn Féin Mary Campbell 14.85% 1,223 1,230 1,262
SDLP Peter McEvoy 9.98% 822    
Electorate: 10,836   Valid: 8,238 (76.02%)   Spoilt: 167   Quota: 1,374   Turnout: 8,405 (77.57%)

The Fews

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

The Fews - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Sinn Féin Patrick McGinn* 15.15% 1,246      
Sinn Féin Jimmy McCreesh* 14.47% 1,190      
Sinn Féin Brendan Lewis* 13.80% 1,135 1,184.7    
SDLP John Feehan* 11.63% 957 963.2 1,218.2  
UUP Danny Kennedy* 14.21% 1,169 1,169.75 1,179.75  
DUP Glenn Oliver 8.28% 681 681 681 1,064.05
SDLP Susan Mackin 8.73% 718 720.25 918.95 992.25
UUP Andy Moffett* 7.25% 596 596.6 601.65  
SDLP Noelle McGarvey 6.49% 534 535.7    
Electorate: 11,551   Valid: 8,226 (71.21%)   Spoilt: 168   Quota: 1,176   Turnout: 8,394 (72.67%)

The Mournes

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

The Mournes - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP William Burns* 25.30% 1,793          
UUP Henry Reilly* 17.47% 1,238          
UUP Isaac Hanna* 7.75% 549 636.72 859.5 865.5 1,337.36  
SDLP Michael Cole* 13.41% 950 952.04 955.72 1,095.72 1,105.48 1,129.62
Sinn Féin Martin Connolly 12.24% 867 867.34 867.34 1,029.34 1,030.34 1,032.04
SDLP Marian Fitzpatrick 9.78% 693 693.34 695.68 679.68 886.46 928.62
DUP Linda Burns 1.06% 75 524.14 688.48 688.48    
Independent Martin Cunningham* 7.89% 559 559 559.34      
Independent Arthur Coulter 5.11% 362 427.62        
Electorate: 10,207   Valid: 7,086 (69.42%)   Spoilt: 139   Quota: 1,182   Turnout: 7,225 (70.78%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Newry and Mourne Council Elections, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 29 July 2021.