2014 Newry, Mourne and Down District Council election
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All 41 seats to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
  First party Second party Third party
 
Martin McGuiness
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Leader Martin McGuinness Alasdair McDonnell Peter Robinson
Party Sinn Féin SDLP DUP
Seats won 14 14 4

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Mike Nesbitt David Ford Nigel Farage
Party UUP Alliance UKIP
Seats won 3 2 1

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 3

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Newry, Mourne and Down 2014 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by plurality of FPVs)

Council control after election

TBD

The first election to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 22 May 2014, returned 41 members to the newly formed council via Single Transferable Vote.[1][2][3] Sinn Féin and the Social Democratic and Labour Party won the most seats, with 14 each, with Sinn Féin taking a plurality of first-preference votes.

Results by party

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Sinn Féin 14 22,611 37.11%
SDLP 14 18,571 30.48%
DUP 4 4,259 6.99%
UUP 3 6,820 11.19%
Independent 3 3,448 5.66%
Alliance 2 1,460 2.40%
UKIP 1 2,371 3.89%
NI21 0 526 0.86%
TUV 0 433 0.71%
Totals 41 60,922 100%

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Districts summary

Results of the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council election, 2014
by district
Ward %
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Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP DUP UUP Alliance UKIP Others
Crotlieve 34.5 2 43.4 3 2.5 0 9.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 10.1 1 6
Downpatrick 28.3 1 50.9 3 2.2 0 5.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 12.9 1 5
Newry 51.7 3 31.6 1 0.0 0 4.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 12.3 1 6
Rowallane 7.9 0 19.0 1 27.3 2 26.2 1 7.3 1 0.0 0 12.3 0 5
Slieve Croob 32.5 2 24.8 1 14.8 1 10.4 0 10.0 1 5.9 0 1.6 0 5
Slieve Gullion 62.2 4 23.3 2 3.4 0 11.1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 7
The Mournes 28.5 2 23.8 2 9.0 1 17.0 1 2.4 0 18.1 1 1.2 0 7
Total 37.1 14 30.4 14 7.6 4 12.0 3 2.4 2 3.9 1 6.6 3 41

District results

Crotlieve

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

Crotlieve - 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SDLP Declan McAteer* 14.19% 1,389 1,403            
SDLP Michael Carr* 10.30% 1,008 1,068 1,401          
Sinn Féin Sinead Ennis* † 13.57% 1,328 1,333 1,344 1,344.4 1,344.9 1,812.9    
Sinn Féin Mickey Ruane* 12.21% 1,195 1,232 1,286 1,286.4 1,286.9 1,519.9    
SDLP Gillian Fitzpatrick* 11.21% 1,097 1,109 1,289 1,290.6 1,290.6 1,337.6 1,431.6  
Independent Jarlath Tinnelly 7.56% 740 856 941 941.8 942.8 1,067.8 1,149.8 1,230.8
UUP William Mitchell 9.53% 933 1,136 1,143 1,143.8 1,143.8 1,149.8 1,150.8 1,155.8
Sinn Féin Mark Gibbons 8.76% 858 867 941 941 941      
SDLP Connaire McGreevy* 7.73% 757 771            
Independent Finbarr Lambe 2.64% 258              
DUP Wilma McCullough 2.31% 226              
Electorate: 18,279   Valid: 9,789 (53.55%)   Spoilt: 148   Quota: 1,399   Turnout: 9,937 (54.36%)  

Downpatrick

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

Downpatrick - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
SDLP Colin McGrath* † 19.63% 1,279      
SDLP Dermot Curran* 16.52% 1,076 1,226    
SDLP Gareth Sharvin* 14.75% 961 1,034 1,170.35  
Independent Cadogan Enright* 12.88% 839 978 997.05 1,052.05
Sinn Féin Naomi Bailie 15.83% 1,031 1,032 1,045.35 1,049.35
Sinn Féin Eamonn McConvey* 12.45% 811 812 829.4 833.4
UUP Graham Furey 5.73% 373      
DUP Yvonne Moore 2.21% 144      
Electorate: 14,000   Valid: 6,514 (46.53%)   Spoilt: 98   Quota: 1,086   Turnout: 6,612 (47.23%)  

Newry

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

Newry - 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinn Féin Charlie Casey* 19.20% 1,693            
Sinn Féin Liz Kimmins* 17.75% 1,567            
Sinn Féin Valerie Harte* 14.75% 1,300            
Independent Davy Hyland* 11.85% 1,045 1,202 1,296.35        
SDLP Gary Stokes 10.64% 938 981 997.84 1,070.84 1,086.92 1,092.02 1,222.02
SDLP Kevin McAteer ‡† 7.13% 629 716 764.97 812.03 820.27 832.51 1,153.51
SDLP Peter McEvoy 7.53% 664 689 767.03 804.06 808.54 817.21 914.21
SDLP Jacinta Duffy 6.30% 555 664 721.63 791.63 799.31 809.51  
UUP Joshua Lowry 4.36% 384 387 388.53        
Independent James Malone 0.47% 41 48 55.14        
Electorate: 18,411   Valid: 8,816 (47.88%)   Spoilt: 165   Quota: 1,260   Turnout: 8,981 (48.78%)  

Rowallane

2014: 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance

Rowallane - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SDLP Terry Andrews* 19.02% 1,321          
UUP Robert Burgess* 16.49% 1,145 1,153.45 1,202.45      
DUP Harry Harvey 13.71% 952 958.89 982.54 1,139.1 1,144.1 1,148.1
DUP Billy Walker* 13.58% 943 959.64 980.94 1,070.98 1,072.98 1,081.98
Alliance Patrick Brown 7.34% 510 563.95 710.97 723.36 734.36 992.36
UUP Walter Lyons* 9.68% 672 674.86 699.64 873.81 898.81 913.81
Sinn Féin Eddie Hughes 7.95% 552 595.68 689.88 692.01 692.01  
TUV Philip Hamilton 6.24% 433 437.81 456.46      
NI21 Alistair Straney 3.85% 267 275.19        
Independent Mickey Coogan* 2.15% 149 160.31        
Electorate: 14,526   Valid: 6,944 (49.54%)   Spoilt: 78   Quota: 1,158   Turnout: 7,022 (50.44%)  

Slieve Croob

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

Slieve Croob - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinn Féin Stephen Burns* † 18.87% 1,303            
DUP Garth Craig* 14.78% 1,021 1,028 1,028 1,166      
SDLP Mark Murnin 11.35% 784 794 794 797 929.16 1,261.16  
Sinn Féin Pól Ó Gribín 13.61% 940 948 1,042.44 1,046.44 1,072 1,164  
Alliance Patrick Clarke 9.99% 690 738 749.04 771.04 807.84 971.84 1,068.59
UUP Desmond Patterson* 10.40% 718 727 733.6 932.6 934.6 955.08 967.08
SDLP Audrey Byrne 7.44% 514 521 544.88 551.88 781.76    
SDLP Shane King 6.05% 418 425 438.68 445.8      
UKIP Alan Lewis 5.89% 407 413 413.24        
NI21 Matthew Morrison 1.61% 111            
Electorate: 13,939   Valid: 6,906 (47.80%)   Spoilt: 125   Quota: 1,152   Turnout: 7,031 (50.44%)  

Slieve Gullion

2014: 4 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x UUP

Slieve Gullion - 7 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinn Féin Terry Hearty* 19.14% 2,135            
SDLP Geraldine Donnelly* † 13.59% 1,516            
Sinn Féin Mickey Larkin* 12.65% 1,411            
Sinn Féin Barra Ó Muirí* 10.92% 1,218 1,773.12          
UUP David Taylor* 11.14% 1,243 1,246.24 1,599.24        
Sinn Féin Róisín Mulgrew* 11.46% 1,278 1,312.56 1,312.92 1,632.87      
SDLP Kate Loughran 9.66% 1,078 1,106.44 1,110.44 1,122.05 1,123.65 1,248.65 1,345.61
Sinn Féin Daire Hughes 8.06% 899 1,004.84 1,011.2 1,055.48 1,283.68 1,283.68 1,294.48
DUP Lavelle McIlwrath 3.37% 376 377.8          
Electorate: 19,834   Valid: 11,154 (56.24%)   Spoilt: 216   Quota: 1,395   Turnout: 11,370 (57.33%)  

The Mournes

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

The Mournes - 7 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UKIP Henry Reilly* ‡ 18.07% 1,964          
SDLP Laura Devlin* 16.45% 1,789          
Sinn Féin Willie Clarke* 14.55% 1,581          
Sinn Féin Seán Doran* 13.92% 1,513          
UUP Harold McKee*† 12.44% 1,352 1,677.5        
SDLP Brian Quinn* 7.32% 796 804.06 1,131.3 1,134.4 1,291.72 1,416.72
DUP Glyn Hanna 8.95% 973 1,161.17 1,168.73 1,307.61 1,311.52 1,321.52
UUP Jill Macaulay* 4.55% 494 550.42 556.36 727.48 728.86 752.86
Alliance Ciaran McAvoy 2.39% 260 263.41 322.81 324.67 368.83  
NI21 Annette Holden 1.36% 148 153.27 168.39 169.32 183.58  
Electorate: 20,008   Valid: 10,869 (54.32%)   Spoilt: 173   Quota: 1,359   Turnout: 11,042 (55.19%)  

* Incumbent

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date Electoral area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
25 Jan 2016 Slieve Gullion SDLP Geraldine Donnelly Pete Byrne Donnelly retired.[5]
31 May 2016 Downpatrick SDLP Colin McGrath John Trainor McGrath elected to the Assembly.[6]
16 Nov 2016 Slieve Croob Alliance Patrick Clarke Andrew McMurray Clarke ejected from council.[7]
13 Apr 2017 Crotlieve Sinn Féin Sinéad Ennis Oksana McMahon Ennis elected to the Assembly.[8]
30 Apr 2017 The Mournes UUP Harold McKee Jill Macauley McKee elected to the Assembly.
26 Aug 2017 Newry SDLP Kevin McAteer (Ind.) Michael Savage McAteer resigned.[9]
22 Jan 2018 Slieve Croob Sinn Féin Pól O Gríbín John Rice O Gríbín resigned.[10]
14 Feb 2018 Slieve Croob Sinn Féin Stephen Burns Róisín Howell Burns resigned.[11]

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
3 Apr 2015 Newry Kevin McAteer SDLP Independent Resigned.[12]
2 Nov 2015 The Mournes Henry Reilly UKIP Independent Expelled.[13]
26 Aug 2017 Newry Vacancy Independent SDLP McAteer's seat returned to the SDLP.[14]

Last updated 25 March 2019.

Current composition: see Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

References

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  2. ^ "UTV local election results, Newry, Mourne & Down". UTV. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
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  5. ^ "Incoming Slieve Gullion Councillor represents SDLP's 'new blood' : The Examiner Newspaper of Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down". www.crossexaminer.co.uk. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  6. ^ "John Trainor Replaces Colin McGrath As Downpatrick Councillor | Down News". www.downnews.co.uk. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "New Alliance councillor is Castlewellan resident". www.thedownrecorder.co.uk. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  8. ^ "New Sinn Féin Councillor announced for Newry Council". Newry Times. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  9. ^ Manley, John. "One-time SDLP chief executive to sit as councillor for the party in Newry". The Irish News. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  10. ^ "John Rice to replace Pol Ó Gríbin on Newry, Mourne & Down Council". Sinn Féin. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Roisin Howell Steps In For Stephen Burns | Down News". Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  12. ^ O'Hare, Columba (4 April 2015). "McAteer leaves SDLP to go Independent!". Newry.ie. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  13. ^ Manley, John. "One-time SDLP chief executive to sit as councillor for the party in Newry". The Irish News. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  14. ^ Tibus, Website design and website development by. "Newry Democrat - News - 'Absent' councillor is still being paid". www.newrydemocrat.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.