2005 Newtownabbey Borough Council election
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All 25 seats to Newtownabbey Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 12 6 2
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 3 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Newtownabbey Ratepayers SDLP Sinn Féin
Seats won 1 1 1
Seat change Steady Decrease 1 Steady

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Party United Unionist Independent
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Steady Decrease 1

Elections to Newtownabbey Borough 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 25 councillors.

Election results

Newtownabbey Borough Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 12 4 0 Increase4 48.0 43.9 13,123 Increase17.1
  UUP 6 0 3 Decrease3 24.0 23.3 6,956 Decrease5.9
  Alliance 2 1 0 Increase1 8.0 8.0 2,384 Steady
  [[Newtownabbey Ratepayers|Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association]] 1 0 0 Steady 4.0 6.4 1,897 Increase3.3
  SDLP 1 0 1 Decrease1 2.0 6.1 1,821 Decrease0.8
  Sinn Féin 1 0 0 Steady 4.0 5.9 1,771 Increase0.9
  [[United Unionist|United Unionist Coalition]] 1 0 0 Steady 4.0 2.5 736 Decrease1.2
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.2 646 Decrease5.9
  PUP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.0 291 Decrease3.1
  NI Conservatives 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 235 Increase0.3

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Newtownabbey Borough Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance SDLP Sinn Féin Others
Antrim Line 34.7 3 17.9 1 9.5 1 17.9 1 16.0 1 4.0 0 7
Ballyclare 56.0 3 33.8 2 6.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 3.5 0 5
Macedon 49.5 3 10.1 1 0.0 0 3.7 0 5.9 0 30.8 2 6
University 40.8 3 29.2 2 12.4 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 17.6 1 7
Total 43.9 12 23.3 6 8.0 2 6.1 1 5.9 1 12.8 3 25

Districts results

Antrim Line

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

Antrim Line - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Nigel Hamilton* 21.02% 1,901            
SDLP Noreen McClelland* 12.23% 1,106 1,106.8 1,146.8        
UUP Janet Crilly* 12.17% 1,101 1,123 1,185        
Alliance Tom Campbell 9.50% 859 863.4 958.8 966.9 1,200.9    
DUP Mandy Girvan 4.70% 425 1,049.4 1,104.6 1,112.7 1,115.7 1,292.7  
DUP Paula Bradley 8.96% 810 894 928.4 933.8 934.2 1,138.8  
Sinn Féin Briege Meehan* 8.62% 780 780 787 787 914 918.4 941.4
Sinn Féin Martin Meehan 7.41% 670 670 670 670 740 741.4 750.4
UUP Ivan Hunter* 5.70% 516 529.6 561 592.5 609.5    
SDLP Tommy McTeague* 5.69% 515 515.8 533.8 534.7      
Newtownabbey Ratepayers Jennifer Irvine 3.29% 298 302.8          
Independent Arthur Templeton* 0.71% 64 66          
Electorate: 15,963   Valid: 9,045 (56.66%)   Spoilt: 190   Quota: 1,131   Turnout: 9,235 (57.85%)  

Ballyclare

2001: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP
2005: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP
2001-2005 Change: DUP gain from UUP

Ballyclare - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Paul Girvan* 50.74% 3,402        
DUP Pamela Hunter* 2.68% 180 1,896.54      
DUP Etta Mann 2.60% 174 371.65 1,104.55 1,127.55  
UUP James Bingham* 13.80% 925 1,031.53 1,042.03 1,089.01 1,193.01
UUP Vera McWilliam* 10.96% 735 850.91 860.51 931.21 1,093.21
UUP Edward Turkington* 8.99% 603 691.44 701.64 746.59 841.59
Alliance Patrick Sweeney 6.73% 451 457.7 458 511.61  
NI Conservatives Alan Greer 3.50% 235 261.13 264.43    
Electorate: 12,101   Valid: 6,705 (55.41%)   Spoilt: 155   Quota: 1,118   Turnout: 6,860 (56.69%)  

Macedon

2001: 2 x DUP, 2 x Independent, 1 x UUP, 1 x Newtownabbey Ratepayers
2005: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Newtownabbey Ratepayers, 1 x Independent
2001-2005 Change: DUP gain from Independent

Macedon - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Billy DeCourcy* 30.50% 1,670            
Newtownabbey Ratepayers Billy Webb* 14.99% 821            
DUP Victor Robinson 13.66% 748 1,367.04          
DUP Dineen Walker* 5.33% 292 407.01 943.01        
Independent Tommy Kirkham* 10.63% 582 645.6 656.1 703.35 729.43 735.53 846.53
UUP John Scott 10.06% 551 574.32 591.82 672.55 715.89 732.34 824.34
Sinn Féin Sean Oliver 5.86% 321 321 321.5 321.77 402.77 407.47 407.47
PUP Catherine Robinson 5.31% 291 338.7 348.2 376.55 384.61 389.41  
SDLP Michael McBrien 3.65% 200 202.12 203.12 205.01      
Electorate: 10,506   Valid: 5,476 (52.12%)   Spoilt: 153   Quota: 783   Turnout: 5,629 (53.58%)  

University

2001: 3 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x United Unionist
2005: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x United Unionist
2001-2005 Change: DUP gain from UUP

University - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP William Ball 23.45% 2,025          
UUP Ken Robinson* 16.57% 1,431          
DUP Robert Hill 7.31% 631 1,418.52        
Alliance Lynn Frazer* 12.44% 1,074 1,076.76 1,091.01      
DUP John Mann 10.02% 865 923.88 941.63 1,260.64    
UUP Barbara Gilliland* 8.70% 751 777.68 904.43 906.33 1,155.33  
United Unionist Fraser Agnew* 8.52% 736 769.12 792.62 794.52 906.34 1,023.19
Newtownabbey Ratepayers John Blair 9.01% 778 789.5 806 806.19 854.4 886.7
UUP Vi Scott* 3.97% 343 348.52 496.02 396.97    
Electorate: 15,829   Valid: 8,634 (54.55%)   Spoilt: 211   Quota: 1,080   Turnout: 8,845 (55.88%)  

References

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