2011 Down District Council election
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All 23 seats to Down District Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SDLP Sinn Féin DUP
Seats won 9 5 3
Seat change Decrease 1 Steady Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party UUP Alliance Green (NI)
Seats won 3 1 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1 Steady

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 1
Seat change Increase 1

Elections to Down District 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 23 councillors.

Election results

Down District Council Election Result 2011[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SDLP 9 0 1 Decrease1 39.1 34.2 8,666 Decrease3.3
  Sinn Féin 5 0 0 Steady 21.7 22.9 5,806 Decrease0.2
  DUP 3 0 0 Steady 13.0 16.4 4,152 Increase0.1
  UUP 3 0 1 Decrease1 13.0 13.2 3,346 Decrease4.1
  Alliance 1 1 0 Increase1 4.3 4.9 1,252 Increase2.8
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 4.3 4.2 1,073 Increase4.2
  Green (NI) 1 0 0 Steady 4.3 4.1 1,035 Increase0.8

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Down District Council election, 2011
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
SDLP Sinn Féin DUP UUP Alliance Green Others
Ballynahinch 26.5 2 20.4 1 26.0 1 14.3 1 3.6 0 3.0 0 6.2 0 5
Downpatrick 57.4 4 27.4 2 2.4 0 4.8 0 0.0 0 8.0 0 0.0 0 7
Newcastle 33.3 2 36.3 2 7.8 0 9.5 1 8.4 1 4.6 0 0.0 0 6
Rowallane 15.8 1 4.9 0 32.9 2 26.3 1 8.1 0 0.0 0 12.0 1 5
Total 34.2 9 22.9 5 16.4 3 13.2 3 4.9 1 4.1 1 4.3 1 23

Districts results

Ballynahinch

2005: 2 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP
2011: 2 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP
2005-2011 Change: No change

Ballynahinch - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Garth Craig 21.32% 1,260          
Sinn Féin Michael Coogan* 20.41% 1,206          
UUP Walter Lyons 14.26% 843 898.88 899.57 908.02 971.91 1,145.91
SDLP Anne Marie McAleenan* 12.52% 740 742.42 833.27 878.49 944.17 979.17
SDLP Patrick Toman* 14.01% 828 830.42 883.09 913.38 943.13 967.67
Independent Mark Murnin 6.24% 369 372.74 415.75 451.12 507.09 549.01
DUP Yvonne Moore 4.65% 275 478.28 478.97 485.97 504.19  
Alliance Andy Corkhill 3.60% 213 215.2 225.55 269.16    
Green (NI) Mark McCormick 2.98% 176 176.88 195.74      
Electorate: 10,680   Valid: 5,910 (55.34%)   Spoilt: 116   Quota: 986   Turnout: 6,026 (56.42%)  

Downpatrick

2005: 4 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Green
2011: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Green
2005-2011 Change: No change

Downpatrick - 7 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Colin McGrath* 16.64% 1,144              
SDLP Dermot Curran* 14.53% 999              
SDLP Peter Craig* 12.74% 876              
Sinn Féin Éamonn McConvey* 12.10% 832 850.25 850.5 859.95 1,019.95      
Sinn Féin Liam Johnston* 9.81% 674 688.75 690.75 697.05 817.6 955.6    
SDLP John Doris* 8.82% 606 718.75 724 799.15 812.5 814.5 830.5 900.5
Green (NI) Cadogan Enright 7.99% 549 577.25 589.25 601.55 627.15 632.15 647.15 821.1
SDLP Gareth Sharvin 4.66% 320 407.25 418.5 440.4 484.65 492.65 506.65 552.05
UUP Annette Holden 4.80% 330 331.25 463.25 465.35 465.35 465.35 465.35  
Sinn Féin Martin Rice 5.47% 376 379.75 380.75 390.65        
DUP Andrew Steenson 2.44% 168 175            
Electorate: 13,640   Valid: 6,874 (50.40%)   Spoilt: 163   Quota: 860   Turnout: 7,037 (51.59%)  

Newcastle

2005: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP
2011: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2005-2011 Change: Alliance gain from SDLP

Newcastle - 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sinn Féin Willie Clarke* 17.49% 1,171              
SDLP Eamon O'Neill* 15.81% 1,058              
SDLP Carmel O'Boyle* 11.47% 768 787.08 831.63 917.34 1,181.34      
Sinn Féin Stephen Burns 11.89% 796 892.84 898.42 931.95 958.95      
UUP Desmond Patterson 9.50% 636 636.54 637.8 655.98 663.7 676.7 1,124.7  
Alliance Patrick Clarke 8.44% 565 570.58 575.26 665.8 702.72 746.72 773.35 936.55
Sinn Féin Brian Morgan 6.95% 465 531.06 532.95 542.03 615.75 668.75 670.02 672.9
DUP Stanley Priestley 7.80% 522 522.54 523.98 526.16 528.34 528.34    
SDLP Peter Fitzpatrick* 6.02% 403 412.72 442.69 470.59        
Green (NI) John Hardy 4.63% 310 315.76 318.55          
Electorate: 12,216   Valid: 6,694 (54.80%)   Spoilt: 132   Quota: 957   Turnout: 6,826 (55.88%)  

Rowallane

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

Rowallane - 5 seats[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP William Dick* 17.21% 1,007      
SDLP Maria McCarthy 13.82% 809 1,092    
UUP Robert Burgess* 14.30% 837 840 969 982.26
DUP William Walker* 15.72% 920 927 971 976.46
Independent Terry Andrews 12.03% 704 763 884 976.04
UUP Graham Furey 11.96% 700 705 761 764.9
Alliance Patrick Brown 8.10% 474 491    
Sinn Féin Catriona Mackel 4.89% 286      
SDLP Patricia McKay 1.97% 115      
Electorate: 11,090   Valid: 5,852 (52.77%)   Spoilt: 83   Quota: 976   Turnout: 5,935 (53.52%)  

References

  1. ^ a b "Down Council Elections, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ "Ballynahinch Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Downpatrick Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Newcastle Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Rowallane Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 26 July 2021.