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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
 
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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
 
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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

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Derry and Strabane 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by plurality 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.

Election results

Derry City and Strabane District Council Election Result 2019[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 11 0 5 Decrease 5 27.5 28.1 17,062 Decrease8.0
  SDLP 11 2 1 Increase 1 27.5 25.5 15,458 Decrease0.1
  DUP 6 0 1 Decrease 1 15.0 14.7 8,923 Decrease0.7
  Independent 4 1 1 Steady 0 10.0 12.6 7,652 Increase2.0
  UUP 2 0 0 Steady 0 5.0 6.8 4,126 Decrease0.8
  People Before Profit 2 2 0 Increase 2 5.0 5.9 3,590 Increase5.5
  Alliance 2 2 0 Increase 2 5.0 4.7 2,852 Increase3.1
  Aontú 1 1 0 New 2.5 1.7 1,032 New

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 56.21% with a total of 60,695 valid votes cast. A total of 1,103 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Derry and Strabane District Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
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%
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Total
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

District results

First preference vote and seat totals by local electoral area. As this is a STV election, seat totals are determined by popular vote and preferences in each district electoral area.
First preference vote and seat totals by local electoral area. As this is a STV election, seat totals are determined by popular vote and preferences in each district electoral area.

Ballyarnett

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2019: 3 x SDLP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x Aontú
2014-2019 Change: SDLP and Aontú gain from Sinn Féin and Independent

Ballyarnett - 6 seats[1]
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 1,001.1 1,505.1
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 (54.95%)   Spoilt: 199   Quota: 1,368   Turnout: 9,774 (56.09%)  

Derg

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

Derg - 5 seats[1]
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 (61.59%)   Spoilt: 116   Quota: 1,335   Turnout: 8,120 (62.48%)  

Faughan

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

Faughan - 5 seats[1]
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 (52.52%)   Spoilt: 103   Quota: 1,191   Turnout: 7,246 (53.28%)  

Foyleside

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

Foyleside - 5 seats[1]
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 (55.60%)   Spoilt: 162   Quota: 1,227   Turnout: 7,520 (56.83%)  

Sperrin

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

Sperrin - 7 seats[1]
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 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 (60.46%)   Spoilt: 176   Quota: 1,364   Turnout: 11,087 (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 from Sinn Féin

The Moor - 5 seats[1]
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 (59.08%)   Spoilt: 169   Quota: 1,292   Turnout: 7,917 (60.37%)  

Waterside

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

Waterside - 7 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
UUP Darren Guy 15.96% 1,589              
SDLP Sinead McLaughlin 14.90% 1,483              
DUP Hilary 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 (50.91%)   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.
24 November 2021 Ballyarnett Sinn Féin Damien Mullan John McGowan Mullan 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]
26 January 2022 Derg Derek Hussey UUP Independent Suspended from the UUP over criticising the party's Assembly candidate selection process in West Tyrone.[4]
15 July 2021 Faughan Jim McKeever SDLP Independent Suspended from the SDLP after being charged with a number of offenses.[5]
6 June 2022 Faughan Graham Warke DUP Independent Decided to sit on the council as an Indpependent.[6]

– Suspensions

Derek Hussey (UUP) was suspended from the council for fifteen months from 16 July 2019. During his suspension he resigned from council and was replaced by Andy McKane who resigned at the end of the fifteen months for Hussey to return.[7]

Last updated 1 June 2022.

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. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2019 - Results by Stage". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  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.
  4. ^ "UUP suspends councillor after accusing Doug Beattie of 'dictatorial approach' in Assembly election row". Belfast Live. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  5. ^ "SDLP suspends Derry councillor Jim McKeever over sex charges". Derry Daily. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Former DUP mayor of Derry and Strabane quits party". BBC News. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Derek Hussey disqualified from council over drink driving". BBC News. Retrieved 24 November 2021.