2014 Derry and Strabane District Council election
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All 40 council seats
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Leader Paul Fleming Gerard Diver Gary Middleton
Party Sinn Féin SDLP DUP
Leader's seat Faughan Waterside Faughan
Last election 16 seats, 35.7% 13 seats, 29.8% 8 seats, 17.3%
Seats won 16 8 8
Seat change Steady Decrease3 Steady
Popular vote 19,384 13,773 8,273
Percentage 36.1% 25.6% 15.4%
Swing Increase0.4% Decrease4.2% Decrease2.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Derek Hussey
Party Independent UUP
Leader's seat Derg
Last election 1 seat, 4.43% 2 seats, 6.85%
Seats won 7 2
Seat change Increase3 Steady
Popular vote 5,677 4,065
Percentage 10.6% 7.6%
Swing Increase6.1% Increase0.7%

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Derry and Strabane 2014 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by plurality of FPVs)

Mayor of Derry before election

Martin Reilly
SDLP

Elected Mayor of Derry

Martin Reilly
SDLP

The first election to the new Derry and Strabane District Council took place on 22 May 2014,[1] as part of the Northern Ireland local elections that year.[2][3]

Results by party

Because these elections were contested with new electoral boundaries, the results are not directly comparable with those of the last election. However, psephologist Nicholas Whyte has calculated notional results by which to judge the parties' relative performance.[8] The changes in seats and first preference vote share are relative to these notional results.

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Sinn Féin 16 Steady 19,384 36.06% Increase 0.35%
SDLP 10 Decrease 3 13,773 25.63% Decrease 4.19%
DUP 8 Steady 8,273 15.39% Decrease 1.95%
Independent 4 Increase 3 5,677 10.56% Increase 6.13%
UUP 2 Steady 4,065 7.56% Increase 0.71%
Alliance 0 Steady 853 1.59% Increase 0.98%
TUV 0 Steady 521 0.97% N/A
PUP 0 Steady 274 0.51% Increase0.16%
People Before Profit 0 Steady 232 0.43% Decrease1.81%
UKIP 0 Steady 185 0.34% N/A
Totals 40 - 53,748 100% -

[4]

Districts summary

Results of the Derry City and Strabane District Council election, 2014
by district
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP DUP UUP Others
Ballyarnett 42.1 3 42.6 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 15.3 0 6
Derg 42.5 3 10.9 0 21.3 1 18.6 1 6.7 0 5
Faughan 19.8 1 23.4 2 31.9 2 8.8 0 16.1 0 5
Foyleside 36.0 2 41.4 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 22.6 1 5
Sperrin 40.9 3 15.5 1 21.3 2 5.8 0 16.5 1 7
The Moor 51.5 3 30.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 18.5 1 5
Waterside 19.4 1 22.2 2 28.2 3 17.1 1 13.1 0 7
Total 36.1 16 25.6 10 15.4 8 7.6 2 15.3 4 40

District results

Ballyarnett

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent

Ballyarnett - 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Sandra Duffy 15.12% 1,163        
SDLP Angela Dobbins* 15.02% 1,155 1,155      
Sinn Féin Tony Hassan* † 14.20% 1,092 1,101 1,101    
SDLP Brian Tierney* 12.52% 963 975 976 983.9 1,423.9
Independent Dermot Quigley 13.49% 1,037 1,069 1,070.45 1,072.65 1,105.65
Sinn Féin Elisha McCallion* † 12.81% 985 992 1,044.15 1,046.45 1,062.45
SDLP Jimmy Carr* 7.87% 605 621 622.35 633.05 690.05
SDLP Colm O'Connor 7.17% 551 586 586.7 617.15  
Alliance Danny McCloskey 1.81% 139        
Electorate: 15,987   Valid: 7,690 (48.10%)   Spoilt: 174   Quota: 1,099   Turnout: 7,864 (49.19%)  

Derg

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP

Derg - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
UUP Derek Hussey* 18.56% 1,411        
DUP Thomas Kerrigan* 12.15% 924 1,007.1 1,020 1,313  
Sinn Féin Maolíosa McHugh* 13.87% 1,055 1,055.1 1,101.1 1,101.1 1,254.4
Sinn Féin Kieran McGuire* 14.10% 1,072 1,072.4 1,148.4 1,148.6 1,237.6
Sinn Féin Ruairí McHugh* 14.49% 1,102 1,102.1 1,136.1 1,138.1 1,229.1
DUP Sharon Smyth 9.11% 693 713 714.1 934.7 971.7
SDLP Jim McIntyre 5.47% 416 417.7 630.6 642.2  
TUV Robert Oliver 6.85% 521 550.8 557    
SDLP Marie Ash 5.39% 410 412.7      
Electorate: 12,526   Valid: 7,604 (60.71%)   Spoilt: 111   Quota: 1,268   Turnout: 7,715 (61.59%)  

Faughan

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin

Faughan - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Gary Middleton*† 17.05% 1,077                
DUP Maurice Devenney*‡ 14.81% 936 1,034 1,052.72 1,090.72          
Sinn Féin Paul Fleming* 14.17% 895 898 898.04 914.04 1,195.04        
SDLP Jim McKeever 7.80% 493 496 496.14 564.14 591.16 651 655 914.18 985.18
SDLP Gus Hastings* 7.79% 492 497 497.02 542.04 561.04 602.4 605.4 796.94 952.94
UUP Ronnie McKeegan 8.78% 555 605 607.16 668.2 669.2 670.08 692.08 704.1 717.1
Independent Paul Hughes 7.93% 501 504 504 541 552 575.76 575.76 586.76  
SDLP Brenda Stevenson* 7.76% 490 491 491.06 522.06 533.06 548.02 550.02    
Sinn Féin Michael McCrossan 5.67% 358 358 358.02 365.02          
Alliance David Hawthorne 5.32% 336 345 345.16            
UKIP Geoff Cruickshank 2.93% 185                
Electorate: 12,933   Valid: 6,318 (48.85%)   Spoilt: 86   Quota: 1,054   Turnout: 6,404 (49.52%)  

Foyleside

2014: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Independent

Foyleside - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP John Boyle* 17.78% 1,132        
Independent Darren O'Reilly 17.13% 1,091        
Sinn Féin Michael Cooper* 12.58% 801 843 847.74 1,154.74  
Sinn Féin Eric McGinley* 12.42% 791 817 818.68 1,124.68  
SDLP Shauna Cusack* 11.62% 740 842 894.14 943.62 975.62
SDLP Rory Farrell 11.67% 743 804 809.4 827.52 841.52
Sinn Féin Barney O'Hagan* 11.01% 701 722 723.14    
People Before Profit Sha Gillespie 3.64% 232        
Alliance Daniel Comer 2.15% 137        
Electorate: 12,724   Valid: 6,368 (50.05%)   Spoilt: 171   Quota: 1,062   Turnout: 6,539 (51.39%)  

Sperrin

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent

Sperrin - 7 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Allan Bresland* 11.70% 1,179 1,179 1,443          
DUP Rhonda Hamilton* 9.57% 965 965 1,233 1,408        
SDLP Patsy Kelly*‡ 8.10% 816 872 893 894.4 923.1 1,279.1    
Sinn Féin Karina Carlin* 11.60% 1,169 1,178 1,178 1,178 1,178 1,213 1,215 1,285
Independent Paul Gallagher 9.70% 978 997 998 998 1,001.5 1,026.9 1,028.6 1,203.5
Sinn Féin Brian McMahon* 9.58% 966 974 974 974 974 999 1,000.2 1,138.2
Sinn Féin Dan Kelly* 10.07% 1,015 1,022 1,022 1,022 1,022.7 1,048.7 1,049.9 1,111.5
Sinn Féin Diarmuid Ward 9.62% 970 976 976 976 976 998.7 1,002.1 1,023.1
Independent Eugene McMenamin* 6.85% 690 699 718 719.4 746.7 819.1 826.5  
SDLP Patrick Leonard 5.55% 559 623 626 628.8 638.6      
UUP William Jamieson 5.83% 588 589            
SDLP Liam Stewart 1.84% 185              
Electorate: 17,214   Valid: 10,080 (58.56%)   Spoilt: 183   Quota: 1,261   Turnout: 10,263 (59.62%)  

The Moor

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent

The Moor - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Independent Gary Donnelly 16.83% 1,154          
Sinn Féin Kevin Campbell* 16.10% 1,104 1,112 1,149      
Sinn Féin Colly Kelly* † 11.30% 775 780 789 1,314    
Sinn Féin Patricia Logue* 14.54% 997 1,006 1,020 1,097 1,261.22  
SDLP Seán Carr* ‡ 12.27% 841 852 1,061 1,079 1,080.02 1,087.5
SDLP Emmet Doyle 9.86% 676 689 943 961 962.36 968.14
Sinn Féin Liam Friel 9.54% 654 664 665      
SDLP Dermott Henderson 7.91% 542 556        
Independent Patrick Mellon 1.65% 113          
Electorate: 12,536   Valid: 6,856 (54.69%)   Spoilt: 174   Quota: 1,143   Turnout: 7,096 (56.60%)  

Waterside

2014: 3 x DUP, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP

Waterside - 7 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SDLP Gerard Diver* †† 12.20% 1,080 1,121                  
UUP Mary Hamilton* 11.82% 1,046 1,047 1,058 1,079 1,166            
Sinn Féin Christopher Jackson 12.01% 1,063 1,075 1,075 1,084 1,086 1,086 1,089 1,092.42 1,092.42 1,671.42  
SDLP Martin Reilly* 10.00% 884 899 900 1,014 1,020 1,020.76 1,034.76 1,044.45 1,046.45 1,106.21  
DUP David Ramsey 6.25% 553 553 561 562 588 591.8 662.56 662.56 1,083.32 1,085.32 1,088.32
DUP Hilary McClintock 9.16% 811 812 826 837 861 864.8 915.8 916.37 1,013.89 1,015.89 1,017.89
DUP Drew Thompson* 6.86% 607 607 613 620 642 645.04 728.8 728.8 762.32 763.32 767.32
UUP Julia Kee 5.26% 465 466 472 484 508 547.52 703.28 704.42 727.18 729.18 735.18
Sinn Féin Bridget Meehan 7.41% 656 662 663 673 674 674 677 677.57 679.33    
DUP Niree McMorris 5.96% 528 528 530 531 557 563.08 594.08 594.65      
UKIP Kyle Thompson 3.25% 287 287 450 456 514 517.8          
PUP Nigel Gardiner 3.10% 274 277 285 288              
Alliance Asta Kereviciene 2.73% 241 245 246                
UKIP David Malcolm 2.54% 224 225                  
Independent Michael Carlin 1.28% 113                    
Electorate: 18,549   Valid: 8,832 (47.61%)   Spoilt: 166   Quota: 1,105   Turnout: 8,998 (48.51%)  

* Incumbent

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Co-option date District Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
13 May 2015 Faughan DUP Gary Middleton Graham Warke[5] Middleton was co-opted to the Assembly.[6]
1 Sep 2015 Ballyarnett Independent Dermot Quigley Warren Robinson Quigley resigned.[7]
21 Jan 2016 Waterside SDLP Gerard Diver Tina Gardiner Diver was co-opted to the Assembly.[8]
29 Mar 2017 Ballyarnett Sinn Féin Elisha McCallion Caoimhe McKnight[9] McCallion was elected to the UK Parliament.
1 Mar 2018 Ballyarnett Sinn Féin Tony Hassan Conchúr McCauley[10] Hassan resigned.[11]
18 Sep 2018 The Moor Sinn Féin Colly Kelly Sharon Duddy Colly resigned.[12]
13 Nov 2018 Ballyarnett Sinn Féin Conchúr McCauley Aileen Mellon McCauley resigned.[11]
23 Nov 2018 Waterside SDLP Tina Gardiner Sinead McLaughlin Gardiner resigned.[13]

‡ Changes of affiliation

Date District Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
23 Apr 2015 The Moor Sean Carr SDLP Independent Resigned.[14]
17 Feb 2016 Faughan Maurice Devenney DUP Independent Resigned.[15]
5 Apr 2016 Sperrin Patsy Kelly SDLP Independent Resigned.[16]

Current composition: see Derry and Strabane District Council.

References

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Local election results, Derry and Strabane". UTV. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Derry & Strabane Council Election results". Derry and Strabane. Archived from the original on 1 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2014 - Results by Stage". Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Fountain youth worker co-opted". Londonderry Sentinel. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Gary Middleton pays tribute to DUP colleagues". Londonderry Sentinel. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Derry gets new independent councillor". Derry Now. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  8. ^ "SDLP select Gardiner to replace Gerry Diver". Derry Journal. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Caoimhe 'honoured' to replace Elisha as Derry Councillor". Derry Journal. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  10. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". 4 June 2018. Archived from the original on 4 June 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Councillor Conchúr McCauley to step down from Council". www.derryjournal.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Sharon Duddy selected to replace Colly Kelly". Derry Daily. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Former Chamber boss to take SDLP Council seat". www.derryjournal.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Veteran SDLP councillor quits party". The Irish News. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Maurice Devenney resigns from DUP". BBC News. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  16. ^ "SDLP: Councillors Patsy Kelly and Josephine Deehan resign from party". BBC. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2019.