2019 Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough 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 Michelle O'Neill
Party DUP UUP Sinn Féin
Seats won 11 10 10
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 2 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Colum Eastwood Naomi Long
Party SDLP Alliance Independent
Seats won 6 3 1
Seat change Steady Increase 3 Steady

  Seventh party
 
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Leader Gerard Batten
Party UKIP
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by the plurality of FPVs)

Elections to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon 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.

Election results

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Election Result 2019[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 11 0 3 Decrease 3 26.8 27.9 21,840 Increase3.3
  Sinn Féin 10 2 0 Increase 2 24.4 22.0 17,154 Increase1.0
  UUP 10 0 1 Decrease 1 24.4 21.6 16,881 Decrease4.5
  SDLP 6 2 2 Steady 0 14.6 13.5 10,513 Decrease0.5
  Alliance 3 3 0 Increase 3 7.3 7.8 6,111 Increase4.4
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 0 2.4 3.5 2,761 Decrease0.1
  TUV 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 2.0 1,554 Decrease0.6
  Aontú 0 0 0 New 0 1.3 1,052 New
  UKIP 0 0 1 Decrease 1 0 0.4 278 Decrease1.4

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 52.81% with a total of 78,144 valid votes cast. A total of 1,165 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
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%
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%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP Sinn Féin UUP SDLP Alliance Others
Armagh 12.9 0 40.3 3 13.3 1 21.5 2 5.3 0 6.7 0 6
Banbridge 23.0 2 14.1 1 36.1 3 10.8 0 11.7 1 4.2 0 7
Craigavon 26.1 1 21.3 1 19.7 1 23.3 2 7.2 0 2.4 0 5
Cusher 30.2 1 13.3 1 25.0 2 7.9 0 4.0 0 19.6 1 5
Lagan River 45.0 3 2.6 0 28.0 1 4.2 0 10.8 1 9.5 0 5
Lurgan 23.1 1 36.9 3 12.7 1 16.4 1 11.0 1 0.0 0 7
Portadown 41.3 3 18.4 1 18.0 1 8.6 1 5.1 0 8.6 0 6
Total 27.9 11 22.0 10 21.6 10 13.5 6 7.8 3 7.2 1 41

District results

Armagh

2014: 2 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x DUP
2019: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Féin gain from DUP

Armagh - 6 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Garath Keating* 16.01% 2,037        
Sinn Féin Jackie Donnelly 13.18% 1,677 1,680 1,761.3 1,818.1  
SDLP Mealla Campbell* † 9.79% 1,246 1,250 1,267.8 1,550.6 1,819.6
SDLP Thomas O'Hanlon* 11.72% 1,491 1,493 1,502.2 1,615.6 1,811.5
UUP Sam Nicholson* 13.34% 1,697 1,699 1,699 1,764 1,775
Sinn Féin Darren McNally* 11.11% 1,413 1,415 1,493.8 1,522.3 1,680.3
DUP Freda Donnelly* 12.87% 1,638 1,638 1,638.3 1,649.3 1,670.6
Aontú Martin Kelly 6.46% 822 830 840.1 903.5  
Alliance Jackie Coade 5.30% 674 677 681.9    
Independent Pol Oh-Again 0.22% 28        
Electorate: 21,982   Valid: 12,723 (57.88%)   Spoilt: 191   Quota: 1,818   Turnout: 12,914 (58.75%)  

Banbridge

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

Banbridge - 7 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP Glenn Barr* 14.53% 1,764              
DUP Paul Greenfield* 12.88% 1,563              
UUP Ian Burns* 10.45% 1,273 1,421.68 1,554.68          
Sinn Féin Kevin Savage* 8.55% 1,038 1,038.14 1,040.14 1,533.14        
UUP Jill MacAuley 11.12% 1,350 1,418.88 1,504.28 1,506.28 1,509.24 1,533.11    
DUP Junior McCrum* † 10.15% 1,232 1,250.06 1,478.32 1,481.32 1,508.4 1,519.56    
Alliance Brian Pope 11.74% 1,425 1,429.34 1,442.62 1,476.76 1,476.94 1,477.25 1,480.04 1,485.93
SDLP Seamus Doyle* 10.78% 1,309 1,310.96 1,317.96 1,454.76 1,455.16 1,455.78 1,465.95 1,468.43
Sinn Féin Vincent McAleenan 5.57% 676 676.28 676.42          
TUV William Martin 4.19% 508 511.12            
Electorate: 24,418   Valid: 12,138 (49.71%)   Spoilt: 136   Quota: 1,518   Turnout: 12,274 (50.27%)  

Craigavon

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

Craigavon - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sinn Féin Catherine Nelson 13.77% 1,332 1,388 1,430 2,072        
SDLP Thomas Larkham 12.86% 1,244 1,272 1,524 1,591 1,817      
UUP Kenneth Twyble* 10.72% 1,037 1,037 1,135 1,136 1,139 1,141 1,803  
SDLP Declan McAlinden* 10.48% 1,014 1,083 1,191 1,218 1,324 1,470 1,544 1,544
DUP Margaret Tinsley* 14.64% 1,416 1,416 1,427 1,427 1,428 1,428 1,506 1,508
DUP Robert Smith* 11.42% 1,105 1,108 1,118 1,119 1,121 1,121 1,235  
UUP Kate Evans 9.00% 871 873 995 996 998 1,002    
Sinn Féin Michael Tallon 7.51% 727 749 761          
Alliance Sean Hagan 7.22% 699 725            
Aontú Fergal Lennon* 2.38% 230              
Electorate: 18,798   Valid: 9,675 (51.47%)   Spoilt: 176   Quota: 1,613   Turnout: 9,851 (52.40%)  

Cusher

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

Cusher - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Gareth Wilson* 19.62% 2,248            
Independent Paul Berry* 17.54% 2,009            
Sinn Féin Bróna Haughey 13.26% 1,519 1,519.15 1,552.3 2,094.3      
UUP Jim Speers* 14.25% 1,633 1,697.05 1,827.3 1,931.3      
UUP Gordon Kennedy* 10.73% 1,229 1,254.95 1,393.5 1,465.5 1,520.5 1,567.6 1,585.96
DUP Quincey Dougan 10.60% 1,215 1,445.1 1,514.95 1,527.4 1,538.4 1,581.4 1,584.12
SDLP Seamus Livingstone 7.86% 901 902.45 1,106.05        
Alliance Gareth Hay 4.03% 462 463.05          
Independent Paul Bowbanks 2.10% 241 253.15          
Electorate: 18,496   Valid: 11,457 (61.94%)   Spoilt: 112   Quota: 1,910   Turnout: 11,569 (62.55%)  

Lagan River

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

Lagan River - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Mark Baxter* 21.12% 1,876                
UUP Kyle Savage 18.17% 1,614                
DUP Paul Rankin* †† 16.25% 1,444 1,519.39              
Alliance Eóin Tennyson 10.81% 960 963.36 968 991.29 991.4 1,027.4 1,064.98 1,495.98  
DUP Tim McClelland 7.63% 678 945.96 960.36 988.12 1,020.79 1,020.79 1,049.72 1,052.74 1,352.02
UUP Olive Mercer 9.80% 871 981.37 987.29 1,010.09 1,083.83 1,014.25 1,102.37 1,141.06 1,311.62
TUV Samuel Morrison 5.62% 499 511.39 517.55 542.58 543.13 543.13 581.51 588.51  
SDLP John O'Hare 4.15% 369 369.42 370.3 372.38 372.38 548.38 559.46    
Independent Sammy Ogle 2.44% 217 220.36 222.92 234 234.33 238.33      
Sinn Féin Tony Gorrell 2.56% 227 227.84 227.84 228.84 228.84        
UKIP Jordan Stewart 1.45% 129 133.2 134.88            
Electorate: 17,249   Valid: 8,884 (51.50%)   Spoilt: 75   Quota: 1,481   Turnout: 8,959 (51.94%)  

Lurgan

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

Lurgan - 7 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Keith Haughlan* 16.39% 1,974          
UUP Louise McKinstry 12.65% 1,524          
Sinn Féin Liam Mackle 9.88% 1,190 1,362.32 1,595.32      
SDLP Joe Nelson* † 8.68% 1,046 1,060.64 1,104.52 1,860.52    
Alliance Peter Lavery 10.97% 1,321 1,347.16 1,371.12 1,462.28 1,701.05  
DUP Stephen Moutray* 12.48% 1,504 1,504.24 1,504.24 1,504.24 1,504.87 1,505.5
Sinn Féin Sorcha McGeown 6.83% 823 1,010.44 1,195.4 1,255.84 1,388.61 1,457.44
DUP Terry McWilliams* 10.64% 1,282 1,282.64 1,283.64 1,284.64 1,285.5 1,286.13
SDLP Ciarán Toman 7.71% 928 948.08 957.72      
Sinn Féin Noel McGeown 3.77% 454 496.88        
Electorate: 25,336   Valid: 12,044 (47.54%)   Spoilt: 251   Quota: 1,506   Turnout: 12,295 (48.53%)  

Portadown

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UKIP
2019: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP
2014-2019 Change: DUP and SDLP gain from UUP and UKIP

Portadown - 6 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Darryn Causby* ‡‡ 18.51% 2,077                
DUP Sydney Anderson 15.11% 1,696                
Sinn Féin Paul Duffy* 14.92% 1,675                
UUP Julie Flaherty* 13.47% 1,512 1,591.2 1,607.2            
DUP Lavelle McIlwrath 7.72% 866 1,157.72 1,210.62 1,238.87 1,238.99 1,330.67 1,331.67 1,343.91 1,618.91
SDLP Eamonn McNeill 8.62% 967 967.44 967.79 967.84 976.36 983.36 1,250.25 1,583.4 1,590.4
UUP Arnold Hatch* 4.51% 506 518.1 522.9 544.93 545.21 633.08 636.32 758.94 976.94
TUV Darrin Foster 4.87% 547 575.38 580.73 615.96 616.24 697.6 698.64 713.25  
Alliance Emma Hutchinson 5.08% 570 573.3 573.85 580.9 582.58 596.02 630.71    
Sinn Féin Callum O'Dufaigh 3.49% 392 392.44 392.54 392.54 446.02 448.06      
Independent David Jones* 2.37% 266 289.98 291.53 340.39 340.43        
UKIP David Jameson 1.33% 149 163.08 164.88            
Electorate: 21,698   Valid: 11,223 (51.72%)   Spoilt: 224   Quota: 1,604   Turnout: 11,447 (52.76%)  

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date co-opted Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
1 January 2021 Armagh SDLP Mealla Campbell Grainne O'Neill Campbell resigned.
1 January 2021 Lurgan SDLP Joe Nelson Ciaran Toman Nelson resigned.
20 August 2021 Banbridge DUP Junior McCrum Ian Wilson McCrum died.
21 February 2022 Lagan River DUP Paul Rankin Keith Parke Rankin was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
23 February 2022 Armagh Sinn Féin Garath Keating Fergal Donnelly Keating resigned.
26 May 2022 Lagan River Alliance Eóin Tennyson Jessica Johnston Tennyson was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
31 May 2022 Lagan River DUP Keith Parke Paul Rankin Rankin returned to council having briefly been co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly before the Assembly election.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
18 June 2021 Portadown Darryn Causby DUP Independent Resigned from the DUP over disagreements with the new party leadership.[2]
23 November 2021 Portadown Darryn Causby Independent DUP Rejoined the DUP after resolving disagreements with the new party leadership.[3]

– Suspensions

None

Last updated 31 May 2022.

Current composition: see Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2019 - Results by Stage". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  2. ^ Leebody, Christopher. "Portadown DUP councillor quits following Poots resignation, says party is 'disintegrating' and 'irreparably damaged'". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  3. ^ Leebody, Christopher. "Portadown councillor Darryn Causby who quit DUP in summer rejoins party". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2021.