2019 Derry City and Strabane District Council election

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All 40 seats to Derry City and Strabane District Council
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Michelle O'Neill[n 1] Colum Eastwood Arlene Foster
Party Sinn Féin SDLP DUP
Seats before 16 8 8
Seats won 11 11 7
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 3 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Robin Swann Naomi Long
Party Independent UUP Alliance
Seats before 4 2 0
Seats won 4 2 2
Seat change Steady Steady Increase 2

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Leader Eamonn McCann Peadar Tóibín
Party People Before Profit Aontú
Seats before 0 0
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1

Map of results by District Electoral Area. Each DEA is highlighted in the colour of the plurality winner of FPVs.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2019 election to the Derry City and Strabane District Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 2 May 2019, returned 40 members to the council via Single Transferable Vote.

Results by party

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Sinn Féin 11 Decrease 5 17,062 28.12 Decrease 7.94
SDLP 11 Increase 1 15,458 25.48 Decrease 0.15
DUP 7 Decrease 1 8,923 14.71 Decrease 0.68
Independent 4 Steady 7,652 12.61 Increase 2.05
UUP 2 Steady 4,096 6.75 Decrease 0.81
People Before Profit 2 Increase 2 3,590 5.92 Increase 5.49
Alliance 2 Increase 2 2,852 4.70 Increase 3.11
Aontú 1 Increase 1 1,032 1.70 N/A
Totals 40 60,665 100%

Results by electoral area

Summary

Results of the Derry and Strabane District Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
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Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP DUP UUP PBP Alliance Others
Ballyarnett 30.7 2 39.7 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 8.6 0 3.6 0 17.5 1 6
Derg 37.0 2 12.9 1 23.3 1 15.8 1 0.0 0 1.9 0 9.2 0 6
Faughan 16.5 1 24.5 1 27.9 2 9.9 0 0.0 0 11.0 1 10.3 0 5
Foyleside 29.5 1 41.9 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 11.3 1 4.1 0 11.2 1 5
Sperrin 31.0 2 14.9 1 18.8 2 5.1 0 0.0 0 4.0 0 26.1 2 7
The Moor 36.4 2 22.6 1 1.9 0 0.0 0 13.4 1 1.6 0 24.1 1 5
Waterside 16.2 1 24.3 2 28.8 2 16.0 1 7.6 0 7.2 1 0.0 0 7
Total 28.1 11 25.5 11 14.7 7 6.8 2 5.9 2 4.7 2 14.3 5 40

Ballyarnett

2014: 3 x Sinn Fein, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2019: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Fein, 1 x Aontú
2014-2019 Change: SDLP and Aontú gain one seat each from Sinn Fein and Independent

Ballyarnett - 6 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SDLP Angela Dobbins* 14.54 1,392
SDLP Brian Tierney* 12.90 1,235 1,282 1,299 1,410
Sinn Féin Aileen Mellon* † 8.86 848 851 953 996 1,001.10 1,505.10
Sinn Féin Sandra Duffy* 9.39 899 905 992 1,005 1,006.02 1,368.02
SDLP Rory Farrell 12.22 1,170 1,255 1,270 1,325 1,343.36 1,366.87
Aontú Anne McCloskey 10.78 1,032 1,068 1,086 1,283 1,290.14 1,306.14
People Before Profit Nuala Crilly 8.63 826 919 927 1,046 1,053.65 1,068.65
Sinn Féin Caoimhe McKnight* 6.85 656 664 943 949 951.04
Independent Warren Robinson* 6.67 639 662 672
Sinn Féin Neil McLaughlin 5.62 538 545
Alliance Danny McCloskey 3.55 340
Electorate: 17,425   Valid: 9,575   Spoilt: 199   Quota: 1,368   Turnout: 56.09%

Derg

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

Derg - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Keith Kerrigan 13.62 1,090 1,092 1,711
UUP Derek Hussey* †† 15.83 1,267 1,279 1,418
Sinn Féin Ruairí McHugh* 13.57 1,086 1,089 1,089 1,089 1,579
SDLP Cara Hunter 12.89 1,032 1,092 1,094 1,194 1,287
Sinn Féin Kieran McGuire* 13.43 1,075 1,081 1,081 1,081 1,232
Independent Andy Patton 9.18 735 784 791 922 981
Sinn Féin Maolíosa McHugh* 9.97 798 806 807 808
DUP Thomas Kerrigan 9.63 771 773
Alliance Anne Murray 1.87 150
Electorate: 12,996   Valid: 8,004   Spoilt: 116   Quota: 1,335   Turnout: 62.48%

Faughan

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Fein
2019: 2 x DUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x Alliance
2014-2019 Change: Alliance gain one seat from SDLP

Faughan - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Graham Warke* 14.70 1,050 1,050 1,051 1,253
DUP Ryan McCready 13.16 940 940 942 1,225
SDLP Jim McKeever* 7.91 565 577 868 905 919.3 926.43 1,410.43
Sinn Féin Paul Fleming* 11.96 854 1,116 1,140 1,140 1,140.65 1,140.88 1,200.88
Alliance Rachael Ferguson 10.96 783 795 859 965 996.85 1,012.49 1,148.43
Independent Paul Thomas Hughes 10.26 733 737 782 807 816.75 821.12 865
SDLP Brenda Stevenson 9.70 693 717 767 784 789.2 794.49
UUP William Jamieson 9.94 710 710 715
SDLP Gus Hastings* 6.87 491 498
Sinn Féin Conor Heaney 4.54 324
Electorate: 13,601   Valid: 7,143   Spoilt: 103   Quota: 1,191   Turnout: 53.28%

Foyleside

2014: 2 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Fein, 1 x Independent
2019: 2 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x People Before Profit, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: People Before Profit gain one seat from Sinn Fein

Foyleside - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP Mary Durkan 16.73 1,231
SDLP Shauna Cusack* 15.34 1,129 1,209 1,243
People Before Profit Shaun Harkin 13.28 977 1,058 1,078 1,259
Sinn Féin Michael Cooper* † 12.07 888 897 1,151 1,206 1,208.34
Independent Sean Carr 11.17 822 854 870 1,014 1,038.96
Sinn Féin Eric McGinley* 8.87 653 661 972 1,016 1,020.29
SDLP Lilian Seenoi-Barr 9.80 721 775 777
Sinn Féin Hayleigh Fleming 8.60 632 644
Alliance John Doherty 4.16 305
Electorate: 13,233   Valid: 7,358   Spoilt: 162   Quota: 1,227   Turnout: 56.83%

Sperrin

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

Sperrin - 7 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Allan Bresland* 10.59 1,156 1,158 1,173 1,415
Sinn Féin Michaela Boyle 10.57 1,153 1,165 1,187 1,188 1,188 1,238 1,320 1,864
Sinn Féin Dan Kelly* 6.93 756 765 777 778 778 862 1,347 1,395
Independent Paul 'Gags' Gallagher* 10.14 1,106 1,123 1,148 1,151 1,151 1,225 1,230 1,278 1,340
Independent Raymond Barr 8.43 920 943 983 993 993 1,099 1,105 1,183 1,287
DUP Maurice Devenney 8.24 899 900 909 1,129 1,177.4 1,230.06 1,230.06 1,230.06 1,231.06
SDLP Jason Barr 7.63 832 862 932 963 963 1,059 1,079 1,130 1,171
SDLP Steven Edwards 7.28 794 822 885 914 914.22 1,029.22 1,064 1,095.22 1,112.22
Sinn Féin Brian McMahon* 6.70 731 731 751 751 751 804 951
Sinn Féin Cathal Ó hOisín 6.78 740 772 790 790 790 802
Independent Patsy Kelly* 5.45 595 624 692 734 734.66
UUP Andy McKane 5.13 530 562 621
Alliance Scott Moore 4.01 437 463
Independent Pauline McHenry 1.17 128
Independent Corey French 0.95 104
Electorate: 18,048   Valid: 10,911   Spoilt: 176   Quota: 1,364   Turnout: 61.43%

The Moor

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2019: 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x People Before Profit, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: People Before Profit gain one seat from Sinn Féin

The Moor - 5 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Independent Gary Donnelly* 17.73 1,374
People Before Profit Eamonn McCann 13.36 1,035 1,053.76 1,106.04 1,271.66 1,301.66
Sinn Féin Tina Burke 9.53 738 741.15 746.15 765.29 1,111.5 1,581.5
SDLP John Boyle 13.96 1,082 1,084.8 1,148.8 1,224.83 1,234.04 1,289.32
Sinn Féin Patricia Logue* 10.04 778 780.59 782.59 812.5 969.76 1,140.16
SDLP Cathy Breslin 8.63 669 679.71 712.78 787.47 798.61 840.31
Sinn Féin Kevin Campbell* 9.19 712 715.78 719.78 735.34 784.48
Sinn Féin Sharon Duddy* 7.67 594 595.47 601.47 614.45
Independent Emmet Doyle 6.40 496 530.16 553.44
DUP Niree McMorris 1.91 148 148
Alliance Colm Cavanagh 1.57 122 122.77
Electorate: 13,114   Valid: 7,748   Spoilt: 169   Quota: 1,292   Turnout: 60.37%

Waterside

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

Waterside - 7 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP Darren Ross Guy 15.96 1,589
SDLP Sinead McLaughlin 14.90 1,483
DUP Hillary McClintock* 12.56 1,250
SDLP Martin Reilly* 9.43 939 966.37 1,158.69 1,158.69 1,395.69
Sinn Féin Christopher Jackson* 8.29 825 826.15 865.43 865.43 918.07 935 1,685.07
Alliance Philip McKinney 7.18 715 772.5 783.7 783.7 1,046.17 1,126.17 1,166.76 1,275.76
DUP David Ramsey* 8.43 839 957.68 958.64 958.64 969.87 971.87 974.1 975.1
DUP Drew Thompson* 7.83 780 889.02 889.18 889.18 903.71 904.71 906.71 910.71
Sinn Féin Sharon McLaughlin 7.87 784 784.23 792.87 792.87 843.38 871.38
People Before Profit Maeve O'Neill 7.55 752 770.86 782.7 782.7
Electorate: 19,558   Valid: 9,956   Spoilt: 178   Quota: 1,245   Turnout: 10,134 (51.82%)

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
13 August 2019 Derg UUP Derek Hussey Andrew McKane Hussey suspended.
28 February 2020 Waterside SDLP Sinead McLaughlin Sean Mooney McLaughlin was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
1 June 2020 Derg SDLP Cara Hunter Steven Edwards Hunter was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
1 November 2020 Derg UUP Andrew McKane Derek Hussey McKane resigned.
11 November 2020 Ballyarnett Aontú Anne McCloskey Emmet Doyle McCloskey resigned.
22 March 2021 The Moor People Before Profit Eamonn McCann Maeve O'Neill McCann resigned.
8 April 2021 Foyleside Sinn Féin Michael Cooper Conor Heaney Cooper resigned.
9 June 2021 Foyleside SDLP Mary Durkan Lilian Seenoi Barr Durkan resigned.
19 July 2021 Ballyarnett Sinn Féin Aileen Mellon Damien Mullan Mellon resigned.
3 August 2021 The Moor Sinn Féin Tina Burke Emma McGinley Burke resigned.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
13 June 2021 Faughan Ryan McCready DUP Independent Resigned from the DUP over disagreements with the new party leadership.[2]
5 July 2021 Faughan Ryan McCready Independent UUP Joined the UUP having recently left the DUP.[3]

– Suspensions

None

Last updated 29 August 2021.

Current composition: see Derry City and Strabane District 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. ^ Derry City and Strabane District Council [@dcsdcouncil] (4 May 2019). "Latest update from the Foyle Arena: Stage 1 completed in the Waterside ward, Darren Guy, Hilary McClintock, Sinead McLaughlin elected #LE2019 #DerryStrabane @eoni_official" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "DUP rocked again as rising star quits over policies… Ryan McCready hits out at Arlene Foster's treatment and slams 'regressive' Poots' leadership". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  3. ^ "UUP recruits Army veteran and ex-DUP man Ryan McCready". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2021.