2019 Antrim and Newtownabbey 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 Arlene Foster Robin Swann Naomi Long
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 14 9 7
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 3 Increase 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Michelle O'Neill[n 1] Colum Eastwood
Party Sinn Féin SDLP Independent
Seats won 5 4 1
Seat change Increase 2 Steady Increase 1

  Seventh party
 
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Leader Jim Allister
Party TUV
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 2

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Antrim and Newtownabbey 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by the plurality of FPVs)

Elections to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 2 May 2019, returned 40 members to the council using Single Transferable Vote. The Democratic Unionist Party were the largest party in both first-preference votes and seats.[1][2]

Election results

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Election Result 2019[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 14 0 1 Decrease 1 35.0 31.5 15,100 Decrease0.7
  UUP 9 0 3 Decrease 3 22.5 20.3 9,726 Decrease1.7
  Alliance 7 3 0 Increase 3 17.5 18.7 8,970 Increase6.0
  Sinn Féin 5 2 0 Increase 2 12.5 13.1 6,269 Increase0.7
  SDLP 4 0 0 Steady 0 10.0 7.8 3,742 Decrease0.8
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase 1 2.5 5.3 5,364 Increase5.0
  TUV 0 0 2 Decrease 2 0 1.7 804 Decrease4.0
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 1.0 473 Increase1.0
  Green (NI) 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.7 341 Increase0.7

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 49.07% with a total of 48,526 valid votes cast. A total of 537 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
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%
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%
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%
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%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance Sinn Féin SDLP Others
Airport 23.3 1 20.7 1 17.3 1 22.7 1 16.0 1 0.0 0 5
Antrim 26.4 2 16.0 2 26.3 1 9.1 0 11.2 1 11.0 0 6
Ballyclare 30.2 2 34.0 2 11.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 24.3 1 5
Dunsilly 28.7 1 17.4 1 15.2 1 24.8 1 13.8 1 0.0 0 5
Glengormley Urban 29.3 2 15.5 1 16.9 1 21.5 2 12.5 1 4.3 0 7
Macedon 43.0 3 15.3 1 18.0 1 12.2 1 0.0 0 11.6 0 6
Three Mile Water 40.1 3 22.9 1 25.9 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 11.0 0 6
Total 31.5 14 20.3 9 18.7 7 13.1 5 7.8 4 8.7 1 40

District results

Airport

2014: 2 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP
2019: 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x Alliance
2014-2019 Change: Alliance gain from UUP

Airport - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Alliance Vikki McAuley 17.31% 1,221        
DUP Matthew Magill* 16.51% 1,164 1,165.44 1,589.44    
UUP Paul Michael* 12.66% 893 903.24 940.68 1,190.68  
Sinn Féin Anne-Marie Logue* 15.53% 1,095 1,097.56 1,098.56 1,098.56 1,567.56
SDLP Thomas Burns* 15.95% 1,125 1,148.68 1,152.8 1,166.8 1,197.8
UUP Mervyn Rea* 8.06% 568 571.16 584.16 702.16 704.16
Sinn Féin Cathy Rooney 7.16% 505 506.6 506.6 506.6  
DUP Ben Mallon 6.82% 481 481.76      
Electorate: 14,042   Valid: 7,052 (50.22%)   Spoilt: 69   Quota: 1,176   Turnout: 7,121 (50.71%)  

Antrim

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2019: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2014-2019 Change: No change

Antrim - 6 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance Neil Kelly* 26.26% 1,689            
SDLP Roisin Lynch* 11.24% 723 1,111.11          
DUP John Smyth* 11.41% 734 765.11 769.79 832.32 1,047.32    
DUP Paul Dunlop 9.38% 603 620.34 622.14 704.69 806.77 921.45  
UUP Leah Smyth 9.56% 615 721.08 752.04 802.07 838.17 844.27 971.27
UUP Jim Montgomery 6.47% 416 477.2 503.48 557.05 578.68 581.73 824.65
Sinn Féin Gerard Magee 9.06% 583 637.06 725.98 727.98 728.34 728.34 740.89
Independent Adrian Cochrane-Watson 5.58% 359 421.73 449.09 527.29 538.82 541.26  
DUP Karl McMeekin 5.64% 363 379.83 382.35 403.35      
TUV Richard Cairns 5.40% 347 374.54 379.58        
Electorate: 15,051   Valid: 6,432 (42.73%)   Spoilt: 80   Quota: 919   Turnout: 6,512 (43.27%)  

Ballyclare

2014: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x TUV
2019: 2 x UUP, 2 x DUP, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: Independent gain from TUV

Ballyclare - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Danny Kinahan 18.54% 1,253          
Independent Michael Stewart 17.49% 1,182          
UUP Vera McWilliam* 10.46% 707 790.4 1,073.2 1,084.95 1,109.3 1,233.3
DUP Jeannie Archibald 10.93% 739 745.4 754.1 756.55 1,054.6 1,130.6
DUP Mandy Girvan* 12.74% 861 865 876.1 880.65 1,006.8 1,091.8
Alliance Gary English 11.47% 775 783.9 799.5 811.35 819.55 900.55
Independent David Arthurs* 6.76% 457 462.9 473.7 496.2 503.75  
DUP Austin Orr 6.56% 443 445.9 465.2 466.8    
UUP Norman Ramsey 5.05% 341 352.8        
Electorate: 13,190   Valid: 6,758 (51.24%)   Spoilt: 63   Quota: 1,127   Turnout: 6,821 (51.71%)  

Dunsilly

2014: 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP
2019: 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Alliance
2014-2019 Change: Alliance gain from DUP

Dunsilly - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Henry Cushinan* 16.33% 1,064 1,065 1,520    
SDLP Ryan Wilson 13.85% 902 913 984 1,294  
Alliance Glenn Finlay 15.18% 989 1,030 1,048 1,111  
UUP Roderick Swann* 10.92% 711 1,038 1,040 1,040 1,065
DUP Linda Clarke* 14.82% 965 980 980 980 986
DUP Jordan Greer 13.92% 907 935 935 935 939
Sinn Féin Andrew Maguire 8.47% 552 553      
UUP Gareth Thomas 6.51% 424        
Electorate: 12,519   Valid: 6,514 (52.03%)   Spoilt: 76   Quota: 1,086   Turnout: 6,590 (52.64%)  

Glengormley Urban

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2019: 2 x DUP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Féin gain from UUP

Glengormley Urban - 7 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance Julian McGrath* 16.94% 1,345            
DUP Phillip Brett* † 13.84% 1,099            
SDLP Noreen McClelland* 12.50% 992 1,127          
UUP Mark Cosgrove* 11.22% 891 921.51 928.53 936.81 1,208.81    
DUP Alison Bennington 10.78% 856 861.67 861.67 894.7 929.84 1,052.84  
Sinn Féin Michael Goodman* 11.39% 904 914.8 925.06 925.24 928.51 929.51 932.69
Sinn Féin Rosie Kinnear 10.09% 801 814.23 827.46 827.55 827.82 827.82 829
Green (NI) Paul Veronica 4.30% 341 471.41 558.08 558.53 586.11 629.11 761
DUP Samantha Burns 4.70% 373 374.35 374.35 429.34 440.32 475.32  
UUP Michael Maguire* 4.24% 337 358.33 365.62 366.34      
Electorate: 15,810   Valid: 7,939 (50.22%)   Spoilt: 107   Quota: 993   Turnout: 8,046 (50.89%)  

Macedon

2014: 3 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 X UUP, 1 x TUV
2019: 3 x DUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Féin gain from TUV

Macedon - 6 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance Billy Webb* 18.01% 1,127            
DUP Paul Hamill* † 16.67% 1,043            
DUP Thomas William Hogg* † 15.96% 999            
UUP Robert Foster* 15.28% 956            
DUP Dean McCullough †† 5.13% 321 332.4 439.08 509.88 558.24 687.42 976.42
Sinn Féin Taylor McGrann 12.22% 765 830.7 830.84 831.54 834.84 836.44 836.44
Independent Stafford Ward 5.48% 343 452.8 458.96 463.26 499.72 545.22 560.22
DUP Victor Robinson 5.23% 327 337.5 354.72 368.42 383.52 444.78  
TUV David Hollis* 3.56% 223 238 244.58 248.48 297.56    
UKIP Robert Hill 2.46% 154 168.1 173.56 176.56      
Electorate: 13,593   Valid: 6,258 (46.04%)   Spoilt: 73   Quota: 895   Turnout: 6,331 (46.58%)  

Three Mile Water

2014: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2019: 3 x DUP, 2 x Alliance, 1 x UUP
2014-2019 Change: Alliance gain from UUP

Three Mile Water - 6 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Mark Cooper* 17.48% 1,230            
DUP Stephen Ross* 15.68% 1,103            
UUP Fraser Agnew* 15.63% 1,100            
Alliance Tom Campbell* 15.28% 1,075            
DUP Sam Flanagan* 6.95% 489 679.62 761.43 770.79 771.27 777.13 996.13
Alliance Julie Gilmour 10.64% 749 751.34 752.69 755.49 815.01 927.45 975.45
UUP Stephen McCarthy* 7.31% 514 522.64 528.13 589.41 591.45 651.33 843.33
UKIP Raymond Stewart 4.53% 319 324.76 328.27 331.55 331.73 347.97  
TUV Norman Boyd 3.33% 234 240.84 243.81 251.73 252.03 258.7  
Independent Gary Grattan 3.17% 223 224.8 225.79 227.07 228.57    
Electorate: 14,694   Valid: 7,036 (47.88%)   Spoilt: 69   Quota: 1,006   Turnout: 7,105 (48.35%)  

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date co-opted Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
31 October 2019 Macedon DUP Thomas Hogg Victor Robinson Hogg resigned.
4 May 2020 Macedon DUP Dean McCullough Linda Irwin McCullough was co-opted to Belfast City Council.
2 September 2020 Ballyclare UUP Danny Kinahan Norman Ramsay Kinahan resigned following his appointment as Northern Ireland’s Veterans Commissioner.
24 February 2021 Airport Alliance Vikki McAuley Andrew McAuley Vikki McAuley resigned.
18 October 2021 Macedon DUP Paul Hamill Ben Mallon Hamill died.
7 December 2021 Macedon DUP Linda Irwin Matthew Brady Irwin resigned.
31 May 2022 Glengormley Urban DUP Phillip Brett Paula Bradley Brett was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
3 December 2021 Dunsilly Glenn Finlay Alliance Independent Suspended from Alliance due to 'ongoing investigations'.[4]

– Suspensions

None

Last updated 31 May 2022.

Current composition: see Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Notes

  1. ^ The leader of Sinn Féin is Mary Lou McDonald, who sits as a TD in the Irish Dáil Éireann for Dublin Central. O'Neill is the leader of the party in Northern Ireland.

References

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland council results". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Election Results". Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2019 - Results by Stage". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Alliance Party suspends councillor in Antrim and Newtownabbey due to 'ongoing investigations'". Belfast Live. Retrieved 13 January 2021.