2011 Magherafelt District Council election
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All 16 seats to Magherafelt District Council
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin DUP SDLP
Seats won 9 3 2
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Steady

  Fourth party
 
Party UUP
Seats won 2
Seat change Steady

Elections to Magherafelt District Council were held on 5 May 2011 on the same day as the other Northern Irish local government elections. The election used three district electoral areas to elect a total of 16 councillors.

Election results

Magherafelt District Council Election Result 2011[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 9 1 0 Increase1 56.3 48.4 9,732 Increase1.7
  DUP 3 0 1 Decrease1 18.8 16.3 3,268 Decrease6.9
  SDLP 2 0 0 Steady 12.5 15.9 3,196 Decrease2.6
  UUP 2 0 0 Steady 12.5 9.8 1,972 Increase3.6
  TUV 0 0 0 New 0.0 5.3 1,071 New
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.2 850 Decrease0.7

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

Districts summary

Results of the Magherafelt District Council election, 2011
by district[1]
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin DUP SDLP UUP Others
Magherafelt Town 41.4 3 22.3 1 17.7 1 10.2 1 8.4 0 6
Moyola 48.0 3 17.1 1 8.6 0 11.2 1 15.1 0 5
Sperrin 55.6 3 9.7 1 20.6 1 8.3 0 5.8 0 5
Total 48.4 9 16.3 3 15.9 2 9.8 2 9.6 0 16

Districts results

Magherafelt Town

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

Magherafelt Town - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Peter Bateson* 23.66% 1,616          
DUP Paul McLean* 15.72% 1,074          
SDLP Jim Campbell* 12.43% 849 900.6 901.32 1,191.32    
UUP George Shiels* 10.16% 694 694 712.27 718.67 733.67 990.07
Sinn Féin Deborah Ní Shiadhail 11.77% 804 894.4 894.4 925.8 969.8 970.8
Sinn Féin Catherine Elattar 5.99% 409 871 871 890.8 946.8 949.8
TUV Alan Dickson 8.45% 577 577 583.57 584.97 585.97 704.97
DUP Wesley Brown 6.59% 450 451.2 519.24 520.42 526.42  
SDLP Denise Johnston 5.24% 358 382.8 383.07      
Electorate: 11,154   Valid: 6,831 (61.24%)   Spoilt: 137   Quota: 976   Turnout: 6,968 (62.47%)

Moyola

2005: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
2011: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
2005-2011 Change: No change

Moyola - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Ian Milne* 24.28% 1,496        
DUP Thomas Catherwood* 17.09% 1,053        
Sinn Féin Sean McPeake 15.01% 925 975.84 1,120.84    
Sinn Féin Caoimhe Scullion 8.73% 538 908.14 1,055.14    
UUP John Crawford* 11.17% 688 688.31 690.31 691.31 1,085.31
SDLP Ann-Marie McErlean 8.55% 527 539.09 610.05 643.05 664.05
TUV Alan Millar 8.02% 494 494.62 496.62 500.62  
Independent Oliver Hughes* 7.14% 440 462.63      
Electorate: 9,281   Valid: 6,161 (66.38%)   Spoilt: 107   Quota: 1,027   Turnout: 6,268 (67.54%)

Sperrin

2005: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP
2011: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP
2005-2011 Change: No change

Sperrin - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Brian McGuigan 18.50% 1,313        
SDLP Kathleen Lagan* 12.61% 895 944 950 1,000.1 1,434.1
DUP Anne Forde* 9.74% 691 692 692 1,135 1,148.1
Sinn Féin Kathleen McEldowney* 14.25% 1,011 1,076 1,092.7 1,094.7 1,141.4
Sinn Féin John Kerr* 13.29% 943 1,031 1,042.2 1,042.2 1,084.5
Sinn Féin Gabhán McFalone 9.54% 677 728 812.2 812.2 829.6
SDLP Austin Kelly 7.99% 567 613 622.9 639.9  
UUP Alistair Stewart 8.31% 590 590 590.1    
Independent Patrick Groogan* 5.78% 410        
Electorate: 10,089   Valid: 7,097 (70.34%)   Spoilt: 101   Quota: 1,183   Turnout: 7,198 (71.35%)

References

  1. ^ a b "Magherafelt Council Elections, 1993-2011". www.ark.ac.uk.
  2. ^ "Magherafelt Town Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Moyola Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Sperrin Result Sheet" (PDF). EONI. Retrieved 2 August 2021.