2005 Omagh District Council election
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All 21 seats to Omagh District Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin SDLP DUP
Seats won 10 3 3
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 3 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party UUP Independent
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Steady Steady

Elections to Omagh 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 21 councillors.

Election results

Omagh District Council Election Result 2005[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 10 2 0 Increase2 47.6 44.6 10,862 Increase4.2
  SDLP 3 0 3 Decrease3 14.3 19.3 4,707 Decrease2.7
  DUP 3 1 0 Increase1 14.3 16.7 4,074 Increase3.2
  UUP 3 0 0 Steady 14.3 13.0 3,168 Decrease2.6
  Independent 2 0 0 Steady 9.5 6.3 1,526 Decrease1.4

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Omagh District Council election, 2005
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP DUP UUP Others
Mid Tyrone 57.8 4 19.0 1 11.2 1 12.1 1 0.0 0 7
Omagh Town 25.5 2 20.9 1 18.7 1 12.3 1 22.6 2 7
West Tyrone 46.0 4 18.5 1 21.0 1 14.5 1 0.0 0 7
Total 44.6 10 19.3 3 16.7 3 13.0 3 6.4 2 21

Districts results

Mid Tyrone

2001: 4 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2005: 4 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x DUP
2001-2005 Change: DUP gain from SDLP

Mid Tyrone - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Sean Clarke* 16.51% 1,480        
Sinn Féin Michael McAnespie* 13.42% 1,203        
Sinn Féin Declan McAleer 9.54% 855 1,130.75      
SDLP Seamus Shields* 11.25% 1,008 1,017.5 1,023.38 1,578.38  
UUP Bert Wilson* 12.09% 1,084 1,084 1,084 1,094.57 1,155.57
Sinn Féin Sharon O'Brien 10.04% 900 925.75 938.49 964.23 1,039.23
DUP Charles Chittick 11.16% 1,000 1,000.25 1,000.39 1,000.64 1,008.64
Sinn Féin Cathal McCrory 8.27% 741 763.5 820.48 856.18 935.18
SDLP Gerry O'Doherty* 7.72% 692 710.75 712.99    
Electorate: 11,549   Valid: 8,963 (77.61%)   Spoilt: 187   Quota: 1,121   Turnout: 9,150 (79.23%)  

Omagh Town

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

Omagh Town - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP Clive McFarland 18.71% 1,264      
Sinn Féin Sean Begley* 17.07% 1,153      
Independent Patrick McGowan* 13.10% 885      
SDLP Josephine Deehan* 12.76% 862      
UUP Ross Hussey 12.30% 831 1,213.68    
Independent Johnny McLaughlin* 9.49% 641 671.96 858.08  
Sinn Féin Martin McColgan 8.41% 568 568.72 569.08 832.11
SDLP Joe Byrne* 8.16% 551 553.16 596.72 641.67
Electorate: 10,577   Valid: 6,755 (63.86%)   Spoilt: 177   Quota: 845   Turnout: 6,932 (65.54%)  

West Tyrone

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

West Tyrone - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Thomas Buchanan* 21.00% 1,810            
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff* 17.07% 1,471            
UUP Allan Rainey* 8.53% 735 1,141.08          
SDLP Patrick McDonnell* 12.30% 1,060 1,063.29 1,109.19        
Sinn Féin Cecilia Quinn 11.41% 983 983.47 1,027.75 1,146.75      
Sinn Féin Frankie Donnelly 9.17% 790 790 990.61 1,060.93 1,072.93 1,072.93 1,084.18
Sinn Féin Peter Kelly* 8.33% 718 718 791.44 862.92 912.92 913.08 932.58
UUP William Bleakley 6.01% 518 824.91 824.91 856.18 856.18 918.74 918.74
SDLP Liam McQuaid* 6.20% 534 536.35 557.41        
Electorate: 11,153   Valid: 8,619 (77.28%)   Spoilt: 173   Quota: 1,078   Turnout: 8,792 (78.83%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Omagh Council Elections, 1997-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ a b c "Local Government Results 2005". EONI. Retrieved 9 August 2021.