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The 2019 Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council election was the second election to Lisburn and Castlereagh city Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 2 May 2019, returned 40 members to the Lisburn and Castlereagh city Council via Single Transferable Vote.

2019 Lisburn and Castlereagh City 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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Naomi Long
Leader Arlene Foster Robin Swann Naomi Long
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats before 20 8 7
Seats won 15 11 9
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 3 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Michelle O
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Leader Colum Eastwood Michelle O'Neill[n 1] Clare Bailey
Party SDLP Sinn Féin Green (NI)
Seats before 3 0 0
Seats won 2 2 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 2 Increase 1

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
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Basil McCrea
Leader Jim Allister Basil McCrea
Party TUV NI21
Seats before 1 1
Seats won 0 0
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1

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Lisburn and Castlereagh 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by plurality of FPVs)

Election results

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Election Result 2019[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 15 0 5 Decrease 5 37.5 36.7 18,455 Decrease3.7
  UUP 11 3 0 Increase 3 27.5 17.6 8,837 Increase1.6
  Alliance 9 2 0 Increase 2 22.5 23.6 11,883 Increase11.6
  SDLP 2 1 2 Decrease 1 5.0 8.7 4,364 Increase0.7
  Sinn Féin 2 2 0 Increase 2 5.0 5.4 2,717 Increase0.7
  Green (NI) 1 1 0 Increase 1 2.5 1.7 878 Increase0.2
  TUV 0 0 1 Decrease 1 0 2.3 1,167 Decrease3.6
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 1.7 878 Increase1.3
  NI Conservatives 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 1.2 592 Increase0.5
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.5 255 Decrease1.3
  Democrats and Veterans 0 0 0 New 0 0.5 242 New
  NI21 0 0 1 Decrease 1 0 0 0 Decrease6.9

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 49.21% with a total of 50,268 valid votes cast. A total of 479 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance SDLP Sinn Féin Others
Castlereagh East 49.8 3 10.4 1 30.8 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 9.1 0 6
Castlereagh South 22.5 1 6.9 1 31.6 2 15.8 1 11.8 1 11.3 1 7
Downshire East 44.7 2 27.1 2 21.3 1 6.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5
Downshire West 37.4 2 25.4 2 25.9 1 4.9 0 0.0 0 6.4 0 5
Killultagh 38.0 2 17.8 1 20.3 1 9.2 0 13.2 1 1.4 0 5
Lisburn North 33.6 2 17.7 2 20.3 1 11.6 1 8.9 0 7.9 0 6
Lisburn South 36.4 3 22.9 2 13.3 1 9.3 0 0.0 0 18.1 0 6
Total 36.7 15 17.6 11 23.6 9 8.7 2 5.4 2 7.9 1 40

District results

Castlereagh East

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

Castlereagh East - 6 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Alliance Martin Gregg 17.36% 1,212        
DUP Sharon Skillen* 16.81% 1,174        
Alliance Tim Morrow* † 13.41% 936 1,128.78      
DUP David Drysdale* 12.16% 849 850.19 951.14 956.92 1,081.92
UUP Hazel Legge* 10.36% 723 728.1 736.65 808.9 1,040.9
DUP John Laverty 11.64% 813 814.19 847.04 851.8 976.8
DUP Tommy Jeffers* 9.14% 638 640.72 666.67 672.79 768.79
TUV Andrew Girvin* 9.12% 637 637.85 644.15 656.39  
Electorate: 14,963   Valid: 6,982 (46.66%)   Spoilt: 65   Quota: 998   Turnout: 7,047 (47.10%)  

Castlereagh South

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

Castlereagh South - 7 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alliance Sorcha Eastwood 17.95% 1,629                  
DUP Nathan Anderson* ‡ 16.55% 1,503                  
Alliance Michelle Guy 13.62% 1,236                  
SDLP John Gallen* 10.74% 975 1,094.68 1,099.96 1,128.12 1,130.12 1,131.68 1,165.68      
Sinn Féin Ryan Carlin 11.78% 1,069 1,107.4 1,109.32 1,115.48 1,115.48 1,117.8 1,129.92 1,263.92    
Green (NI) Simon Lee 7.14% 648 819.52 825.04 858.96 863.84 868.96 946.2 1,168.2    
UUP Michael Henderson* 6.92% 628 657.76 683.44 690.88 759 789.12 869.52 920.92 940.92 971.6
DUP Jason Elliott 3.69% 335 338.84 585.56 586.28 634.32 856.92 873.2 886.16 890.16 892.52
SDLP Rachael McCarthy 5.10% 463 544.6 545.08 552.84 552.84 555.8 598.32      
Independent Geraldine Rice* 2.61% 237 277.32 283.32 289.56 294.12 303.76        
DUP Vasundhara Kamble* 2.29% 208 221.2 260.4 261.84 287.52          
TUV Nicola Girvan 1.61% 146 148.88 161.6 161.92            
Electorate: 17,351   Valid: 9,077 (52.31%)   Spoilt: 53   Quota: 1,135   Turnout: 9,130 (52.62%)  

Downshire East

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

Downshire East - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Alliance Aaron McIntyre* 21.34% 1,318      
DUP Andrew Gowan 18.35% 1,133      
UUP James Baird* 15.38% 950 1,003.75 1,081.75  
UUP Alex Swan 11.76% 726 787.5 930.5 930.5
DUP Uel Mackin* 14.66% 905 911.25 920.75 920.75
DUP Janet Gray* 11.68% 721 731.5 741.5  
SDLP Owen Beckett 6.83% 422 574.5    
Electorate: 12,214   Valid: 6,175 (50.56%)   Spoilt: 47   Quota: 1,030   Turnout: 6,222 (50.94%)  

Downshire West

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

Downshire West - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance Owen Gawith* 25.92% 1,616            
DUP Caleb McCready 16.23% 1,012 1,029.76 1,060.76        
UUP John Palmer* 14.68% 915 988.26 1,038.95 1,039.74 1,081.74    
UUP Jim Dillon* 10.70% 667 722.87 767.97 771.92 842.03 871.03 1,071.06
DUP Allan Ewart* 10.75% 670 678.51 686.62 693.73 706.58 710.58 715.8
DUP Vince Curry 10.38% 647 652.92 657.66 663.98 669.09 670.09 682.53
SDLP Morgan Crone 4.94% 308 458.96 473.62 474.41 664.58 669.58  
Green (NI) Luke Robinson 3.69% 230 416.11 471.79 473.37      
NI Conservatives Neil Johnston 2.71% 169 234.86          
Electorate: 12,385   Valid: 6,234 (50.34%)   Spoilt: 67   Quota: 1,040   Turnout: 6,301 (50.88%)  

Killultagh

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

Killultagh - 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance David Honeyford 20.30% 1,524            
UUP Ross McLernon 9.40% 707 729 775.8 1,313.8      
Sinn Féin Gary McCleave 13.22% 994 996 1,022.8 1,024.8 1,025.22 1,438.22  
DUP Thomas Beckett* 14.18% 1,006 1,018 1,024.6 1,047.4 1,058.88 1,091.66 1,115.66
DUP James Tinsley* 13.03% 979 988 993.8 1,032.8 1,057.3 1,079.28 1,102.28
DUP William Leathem* 10.87% 871 885 891.2 909.4 923.4 925.16 944.16
SDLP Ally Haydock 9.25% 695 717 863.3 884.6 891.46    
UUP Alexander Redpath* 8.41% 632 639 667.2        
Independent Stuart Brown 1.42% 107            
Electorate: 14,361   Valid: 7,515 (52.33%)   Spoilt: 76   Quota: 1,253   Turnout: 7,591 (52.86%)  

Lisburn North

2014: 3 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x NI21
2019: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance, 1 x SDLP
2014-2019 Change: UUP gain from DUP, NI21 joins SDLP

Lisburn North - 6 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance Stephen Martin* 20.25% 1,483            
DUP Jonathan Craig* 16.21% 1,187            
SDLP Johnny McCarthy* 11.63% 852 1,100.62          
DUP Scott Carson* 11.55% 846 856.56 883.2 951.51 951.81 1,060.81  
UUP Nicholas Trimble* 9.82% 719 786.52 808.52 812.04 824.64 950.14 1,077.14
UUP Stuart Hughes 7.89% 578 619.92 659.56 665.72 673.32 789.61 1,058.61
Sinn Féin Joe Duffy 8.93% 654 680.24 685.88 686.43 710.13 716.13 717.13
DUP Lindsay Reynolds 5.80% 425 429.8 449.12 497.19 497.99 559.04  
NI Conservatives Gary Hynds 5.78% 423 443.8 467.72 469.7 475.1    
UKIP Alan Love 2.13% 156 162.08          
Electorate: 15,356   Valid: 7,323 (47.69%)   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 1,047   Turnout: 7,412 (48.27%)  

Lisburn South

2014: 4 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2019: 3 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2014-2019 Change: UUP gain from DUP

Lisburn South - 6 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Jenny Palmer 12.60% 877 924 942 1,022    
DUP Andrew Ewing* 10.60% 738 758 895 997    
Alliance Amanda Grehan* 13.34% 929 947 949 965 1,176  
UUP Tim Mitchell* 10.27% 715 742 758 859 969 1,010
DUP Paul Porter* 10.14% 706 748 857 906 942 944
DUP Alan Givan* 10.56% 735 758 825 890 934 940
SDLP Brendan Corr 9.32% 649 654 655 661 738 822
Independent Jonny Orr 7.67% 534 578 589 615    
TUV Alison Chittick 5.52% 384 466 477      
DUP Rhoda Walker* 5.08% 354 376        
Democrats and Veterans Ricky Taylor 3.48% 242          
UKIP Helen Love 1.42% 99          
Electorate: 15,521   Valid: 6,962 (44.86%)   Spoilt: 82   Quota: 995   Turnout: 7,044 (45.38%)  

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date co-opted Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
31 January 2020 Castlereagh East Alliance Tim Morrow Sharon Lowry Morrow resigned.
26 May 2022 Castlereagh South Alliance Sorcha Eastwood Fiona Cole Eastwood was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
26 May 2022 Killultagh Alliance David Honeyford Sian Mulholland Honeyford was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
28 September 2021 Castlereagh South Nathan Anderson DUP Independent Left the DUP believing it did not take a firm enough position against abortion.[2]

– Suspensions

None

Last update 26 May 2020.

Current composition: see Lisburn and Castlereagh.

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 21 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Councillor quits DUP as party did not make abortion a 'red line' alongside Brexit's NI Protocol". Belfast Live. Retrieved 13 January 2022.