2019 Causeway Coast and Glens 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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Michelle O
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Leader Arlene Foster Michelle O'Neill[n 1] Robin Swann
Party DUP Sinn Féin UUP
Seats won 14 9 7
Seat change Increase 3 Increase 2 Decrease 3

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Colum Eastwood Naomi Long Billy Hutchinson
Party SDLP Alliance PUP
Seats won 6 2 1
Seat change Steady Increase 1 Steady

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
 
Jim Allister
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Leader Jim Allister Peadar Tóibín
Party Independent TUV Aontú
Seats won 1 0 0
Seat change Steady Decrease 3 Steady

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Causeway Coast and Glens 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by plurality of FPVs)

The second election to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council,[1] part of the Northern Ireland local elections[2][3] on 2 May 2019, returned 40 members to the council via Single Transferable Vote. The Democratic Unionist Party won a plurality of first-preference votes and seats.

Election results

Causeway Coast and Glens District Council Election Result 2019[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 14 3 0 Increase 3 35.0 30.4 15,371 Increase3.4
  Sinn Féin 9 2 0 Increase 2 22.5 22.2 11,221 Increase2.3
  UUP 7 0 3 Decrease 3 17.5 15.3 7,725 Decrease1.8
  SDLP 6 0 0 Steady 0 15.0 9.3 4,686 Decrease3.4
  Alliance 2 1 0 Increase 1 5.0 8.0 4,058 Increase4.1
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 0 2.5 4.0 2,039 Decrease1.2
  PUP 1 0 0 Steady 0 2.5 3.1 1,576 Increase1.4
  TUV 0 0 3 Decrease 3 0 4.3 2,177 Decrease6.1
  Aontú 0 0 0 New 0 2.0 992 New
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.7 350 Decrease0.4
  Green (NI) 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.7 331 Increase0.7
  NI Conservatives 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.2 112 Decrease0.1

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 51.19% with a total of 50,638 valid votes cast. A total of 574 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
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Total
Cllrs
DUP Sinn Féin UUP SDLP Alliance PUP Others
Ballymoney 34.0 3 23.5 2 22.1 2 0.0 0 8.4 0 0.0 0 12.0 0 7
Bann 33.9 2 19.3 1 24.2 1 9.4 1 6.7 0 3.5 0 3.0 0 5
Benbradagh 12.7 1 46.1 3 5.8 0 13.1 1 4.7 0 0.0 0 17.5 0 5
Causeway 38.3 3 3.3 0 18.8 2 6.1 1 14.9 1 0.0 0 18.6 0 7
Coleraine 35.6 2 5.8 0 13.0 1 13.8 1 10.3 1 18.6 1 2.9 0 6
Limavady 45.6 3 18.6 1 7.3 0 9.3 1 10.0 0 0.0 0 9.3 0 5
The Glens 12.5 0 41.4 2 11.3 1 16.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 18.8 1 5
Total 30.4 14 22.2 9 15.3 7 9.3 6 8.0 2 3.1 1 11.7 1 40

District results

Ballymoney

2014: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x TUV
2019: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 2 x Sinn Fein
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Fein gain from TUV

Ballymoney - 7 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP Darryl Wilson* 16.23% 1,420            
DUP John Finlay* 15.11% 1,322            
Sinn Féin Leanne Peacock 13.18% 1,153            
UUP Tom McKeown* 5.85% 512 702.67 716.1 735.27 802.23 802.38 1,143.38
DUP Alan McLean* 9.45% 827 859.89 955.26 968.03 1,020.17 1,020.17 1,131.17
DUP Ivor Wallace 9.44% 826 860.04 944.87 952.78 1,024.6 1,024.6 1,094
Sinn Féin Cathal McLaughlin* 10.35% 906 907.61 908.12 913.29 918.75 973.7 975.7
Alliance Peter McCully 8.34% 734 744.81 745.49 762.95 798.04 799.59 827.49
TUV William Blair* 5.68% 497 523.91 539.21 568.59 794.7 794.75  
Independent Ian Stevenson* 2.51% 220 226.9 229.79 239.79      
TUV John Wilson 2.48% 217 228.5 233.6 243.94      
UKIP David Hanna 1.34% 117 121.83 125.57        
Electorate: 17,213   Valid: 8,751 (50.83%)   Spoilt: 134   Quota: 1,094   Turnout: 8,885 (51.61%)  

Bann

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

Bann - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Sean Bateson 19.29% 1,403        
DUP Adrian McQuillan 14.40% 1,047 1,048.12 1,173.12 1,180.28 1,307.28
UUP Richard Holmes* 13.26% 964 964.8 1055.8 1,121.6 1,248.6
DUP Michelle Knight-McQuillan* 10.74% 781 781.48 862.48 870.48 1,241.48
SDLP Helena Dallat O'Driscoll 9.43% 686 846.16 853.16 1138.44 1,144.6
UUP William King* 10.99% 799 799 848 922 986
DUP Sam Cole* 8.79% 639 639.48 714.48 721.64  
Alliance Charlie McConaghy 6.75% 491 511.64 522.64    
PUP Timmy Reid 3.45% 251 251      
TUV Elizabeth Collins 2.94% 214 214      
Electorate: 12,656   Valid: 7,272 (57.45%)   Spoilt: 78   Quota: 1,213   Turnout: 7,272 (58.07%)  

Benbradagh

2014: 3 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x TUV
2019: 3 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP
2014-2019 Change: DUP gain from TUV

Benbradagh - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Seán McGlinchey* 22.33% 1,574        
SDLP Orla Beattie* 13.08% 922 944.5 1,136.75 1,177.75  
Sinn Féin Kathleen McGurk* 9.60% 677 974.25 986 986 1,224
Sinn Féin Dermot Nicholl* 14.21% 1,002 1,029 1,048.25 1,048.25 1,154.25
DUP Edgar Scott 12.71% 896 896 909 1,088 1,107
TUV Boyd Douglas* 8.24% 581 581.25 594.25 797.25 814.5
Aontú Proinnsias Brolly 9.29 655 692.75 717.75 718.75  
UUP Robert Carmichael 5.82% 410 410 438    
Alliance Christine Turner 4.71% 332 335.5      
Electorate: 12,560   Valid: 7,049 (56.12%)   Spoilt: 72   Quota: 1,175   Turnout: 7,121 (56.69%)  

Causeway

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

Causeway - 7 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DUP Mark Fielding* 15.69% 1,276              
Alliance Chris McCaw* 14.91% 1,212              
DUP Sharon McKillop* 12.42% 1,010 1,036.6            
DUP John McAuley 10.22% 831 1,005.6 1,007.2 1,038.2 1,038.2      
UUP Norman Hillis* 9.32% 758 785 802.28 821.96 833.16 833.16 857.76 1,005.04
UUP Sandra Hunter* 9.52% 774 779.8 797.88 809.44 820.44 820.44 834.72 1,000.08
SDLP Angela Mulholland* ‡ 6.10% 496 498 548.88 551.04 554.52 761.12 919.6 926.12
Independent David Alexander 6.79% 552 556.6 590.2 606.36 618.36 625.52 779.36 826.64
TUV Cyril Quigg 4.00% 325 327.6 329.84 341.04 486.04 487.04 494.52  
Green (NI) Mark Coulson 4.07% 331 333 387.08 397.08 401.24 437.2    
Sinn Féin Emma Thompson 3.28% 267 267 269.88 269.88 269.88      
TUV Stewart Moore 2.05% 167 171 172.76 192.12        
UKIP Rebecca Hanna 1.62% 132 136 138.56          
Electorate: 16,918   Valid: 8,131 (48.06%)   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 1,017   Turnout: 8,220 (48.58%)  

Coleraine

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

Coleraine - 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
PUP Russell Watton* 18.58% 1,325        
DUP Philip Anderson 12.63% 901 987.48 1,013.85 1,031.85  
SDLP Stephanie Quigley* ‡ 13.78% 983 989.67 1,009.13 1,031.13  
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 10.27% 732 734.99 765.91 780.83 1,057.83
DUP George Duddy* 12.14% 866 942.36 972.35 992.11 992.43
UUP William McCandless* ‡ 8.88% 633 699.8 716.33 958.05 963.05
DUP Trevor Clarke* 10.78% 769 817.07 835.60 857.35 861.35
Sinn Féin Ciarán Archibald 5.85% 417 417.23 419.23 420.23  
UUP John Wisener 4.09% 292 315.92 354.14    
NI Conservatives David Harding* 1.57% 112        
UKIP Amanda Ranaghan 1.42% 101        
Electorate: 15,879   Valid: 7,131 (44.90%)   Spoilt: 77   Quota: 1,019   Turnout: 7,208 (45.39%)  

Limavady

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

Limavady - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Alan Robinson* † 26.91% 1,498          
Sinn Féin Brenda Chivers* 18.58% 1,034          
DUP James McCorkell* ‡ 11.75% 654 1,018.8        
DUP Aaron Callan* 6.92% 385 533.58 534.13 603.21 615.19 922.91
SDLP Ashleen Schenning 9.33% 519 523.94 578.5 585.5 810.91 831.38
Alliance Kevin Hayward 10.01% 557 564.22 571.92 584.68 649.3 734.2
UUP Raymond Kennedy 7.28% 405 424.76 425.09 510.04 513.04  
Aontú Francie Brolly 6.06% 337 339.28 378 380.22    
TUV Colin Cartwright 3.16% 176 190.82 191.15      
Electorate: 11,197   Valid: 5,565 (50.51%)   Spoilt: 51   Quota: 928   Turnout: 5,616 (50.15%)  

The Glens

2014: 2 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent
2019: 2 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: No change

The Glens - 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Independent Ambrose Laverty 18.81% 1,267          
Sinn Féin Cara McShane* 16.36% 1,102 1,433        
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 16.29% 1,097 1,298        
SDLP Margret Anne McKillop* 16.03% 1,080 1,122 1,311      
UUP Joan Baird* 11.25% 758 762 763 793 815 933.3
DUP Bill Kennedy 12.51% 843 845 850 859 864 887.1
Sinn Féin Kieran James Mulholland* 8.74% 589          
Electorate: 12,507   Valid: 6,736 (53.85%)   Spoilt: 76   Quota: 1,123   Turnout: 6,812 (54.46%)  

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date co-opted Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
4 October 2019 The Glens Independent Ambrose Laverty Padraig McShane Laverty resigned.
15 June 2022 Limavady DUP Alan Robinson Steven Callaghan Robinson was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
21 Apr 2020 Coleraine William McCandless UUP Independent Decided to sit on the council as an independent.[5]
8 July 2020 Coleraine Stephanie Quigley SDLP Independent Resigned from the SDLP over its stance on abortion.[6]
23 July 2020 Causeway Angela Mulholland SDLP Independent Decided to sit on the council as an independent.[7]
29 June 2021 Limavady James McCorkell DUP Independent Resigned from the DUP over disagreements with the new party leadership.[8]

– Suspensions

None

Last updated 27 June 2021.

Current composition: see Causeway Coast and Glens 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. ^ "Election 2019: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council candidates". BBC News. 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland local elections 2019".
  3. ^ "Causeway Coast and Glens elections". Ballymoney Council. Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2019 - Results by Stage". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Former UUP Councillor goes independent". Ballymoney Bubble. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  6. ^ Young, Connla. "Stephanie Quigley resigns from SDLP over abortion". Irish News. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  7. ^ Higgins, Paul. "SDLP hit by new resignation as Councillor Angela Mulholland Quits". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Fifth independent for Causeway Council as DUP councillor quits the party". Derry Now. Retrieved 29 June 2021.