2011 Ballymena Borough Council election
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All 24 seats to Ballymena Borough Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party DUP UUP TUV
Seats won 12 4 2
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 1 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party SDLP Sinn Féin Alliance
Seats won 2 2 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1 Increase 1

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 1
Seat change Steady

Elections to Ballymena Borough Council were held on 5 May 2011 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used four district electoral areas to elect a total of 24 councillors.

Election results

Ballymena Borough Council Election Result 2011[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 12 0 2 Decrease2 50.0 45.7 10,999 Decrease9.5
  UUP 4 0 1 Decrease1 16.7 16.4 3,943 Decrease5.2
  TUV 2 2 0 New 8.3 13.6 3,259 New
  SDLP 2 0 1 Decrease1 8.3 8.6 2,060 Decrease1.8
  Sinn Féin 2 1 0 Increase1 8.3 8.3 2,003 Increase0.7
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 4.2 5.7 1,365 Increase2.3
  Alliance 1 1 0 Increase1 4.2 1.7 416 Increase0.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Ballymena Borough Council election, 2011
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP TUV SDLP Sinn Féin Alliance Others
Ballymena North 35.7 3 14.2 1 10.1 0 9.9 1 5.9 0 6.9 1 17.3 1 7
Ballymena South 51.2 4 14.9 1 14.0 1 12.4 1 5.7 0 0.0 0 1.8 0 7
Bannside 44.4 2 15.3 1 22.1 1 6.5 0 11.7 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
Braid 52.5 3 20.8 1 7.3 0 6.5 0 9.1 1 0.0 0 3.8 0 5
Total 45.7 12 16.4 4 13.6 2 8.6 2 8.3 2 1.7 1 5.7 1 24

Districts results

Ballymena North

2005: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2011: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x Independent
2005-2011 Change: Alliance gain from UUP

Ballymena North - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Independent James Henry* 17.13% 1,026                
DUP John Carson* 15.71% 941                
DUP Maurice Mills* 12.45% 746 787.44              
SDLP Patrick McAvoy* 9.95% 596 617.84 619.31 622.15 910.15        
UUP James McClean 7.28% 436 477.72 485.7 503.9 505.18 509.18 512.96 826.96  
DUP Audrey Wales 7.53% 451 479.56 643.36 664.77 666.05 674.05 700.51 745.78 780.1
Alliance Jayne Dunlop 6.94% 416 463.88 466.61 474.45 492.01 624.01 625.63 674.96 699.05
TUV James Alexander* 6.49% 389 412.52 417.98 575.88 575.88 575.88 577.23 620.8 638.95
UUP Neil Armstrong* 6.94% 416 463.32 468.57 481.25 481.25 482.25 486.3    
Sinn Féin Sean Davey 5.94% 356 357.96 357.96 357.96          
TUV David Lynn 3.64% 218 232.56 237.81            
Electorate: 12,118   Valid: 5,991 (49.44%)   Spoilt: 118   Quota: 749   Turnout: 6,109 (50.41%)  

Ballymena South

2005: 5 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP
2011: 4 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x TUV, 1 x SDLP
2005-2011 Change: TUV gain from DUP

Ballymena South - 7 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Beth Adger* 14.98% 746              
SDLP Declan O'Loan* 12.37% 616 627            
DUP Hubert Nicholl* 10.92% 544 559 575.64 707.64        
DUP Martin Clarke* 10.26% 511 522 583.92 627.92        
DUP Desmond Robinson 9.92% 494 499 506.04 570.92 648.64      
TUV David Tweed* 8.03% 400 408 409.44 412.08 413.42 416.66 417.66 662.66
UUP James Currie* 8.41% 419 426 430 443.8 448.49 463.61 506.61 518.77
UUP Robin Swann 6.47% 322 330 332.4 338.04 338.04 344.52 356.52 391.68
TUV Jeremy Saulters 5.94% 296 298 299.28 304.28 304.28 304.82 310.82  
Sinn Féin Thomas O'Hara 5.74% 286 289 289 289 289 289    
DUP Gayle Nelson 5.08% 253 260 282.56          
Independent Deirdre Nelson* 1.87% 93              
Electorate: 10,675   Valid: 4,980 (46.65%)   Spoilt: 139   Quota: 623   Turnout: 5,119 (47.95%)  

Bannside

2005: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2011: 2 x DUP, 1 x TUV, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2005-2011 Change: TUV gain from DUP

Bannside - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Tommy Nicholl* 17.65% 1,192        
TUV Roy Gillespie* 15.27% 1,031 1,034.05 1,040.05 1,428.05  
UUP William McNeilly* 15.34% 1,036 1,038.65 1,084.7 1,109.85 1,225.85
DUP Billy Henry 15.04% 1,016 1,046.8 1,056.85 1,075.45 1,155.45
Sinn Féin Monica Digney* 11.65% 787 787.05 1,036.1 1,039.1 1,040.1
DUP Philip Moffett 11.67% 788 808.3 814.45 832.9 891.9
TUV Timothy Gaston 6.88% 465 466.45 470.5    
SDLP Eugene Reid 6.50% 439 439.35      
Electorate: 11,284   Valid: 6,754 (59.85%)   Spoilt: 118   Quota: 1,126   Turnout: 6,872 (60.90%)  

Braid

2005: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP
2011: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2005-2011 Change: Sinn Féin gain from SDLP

Braid - 5 seats[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Paul Frew* 23.91% 1,511            
DUP Beth Clyde 14.59% 922 1,240.3          
DUP Samuel Hanna* 13.99% 884 958.7 1,118.84        
Sinn Féin Paul Maguire 9.08% 574 574.3 574.3 632.6 633.6 962.5 963.14
UUP Robin Cherry* 10.95% 692 706.1 711.88 712.88 859.66 883.66 910.06
UUP Lexie Scott 9.84% 622 646 653.99 658.99 805.93 847.4 884.84
SDLP Cahal Kerr 6.47% 409 411.7 412.21 558.51 561.51    
TUV Samuel Gaston* 7.28% 460 467.8 470.01 477.01      
Independent Catherine O'Hara 3.89% 246 246.9 247.07        
Electorate: 10,688   Valid: 6,320 (59.13%)   Spoilt: 90   Quota: 1,054   Turnout: 6,410 (59.97%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Ballymena Council Elections 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ "Ballymena North Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Ballymena South Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Bannside Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Braid Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 7 July 2021.