2019 Mid Ulster District 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 Michelle O'Neill Arlene Foster Robin Swann
Party Sinn Féin DUP Ulster Unionist
Seats won 17 9 6
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1 Decrease 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
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Leader Colum Eastwood
Party SDLP Independent
Seats won 6 2
Seat change Steady Increase 1

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Mid Ulster 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by plurality of FPVs)

The 2019 Mid Ulster District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Mid Ulster District Council in Northern Ireland.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.[2][3]

Election results

Mid Ulster District Council Election Result 2019[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 17 0 1 Decrease 1 42.5 39.8 23,553 Decrease1.2
  DUP 9 1 0 Increase 1 22.5 23.2 13,700 Increase5.6
  SDLP 6 0 0 Steady 0 15.0 14.4 8,512 Increase0.6
  Ulster Unionist 6 0 1 Decrease 1 15.0 13.6 8,021 Decrease3.8
  Independent 2 1 0 Increase 1 5.0 5.8 3,422 Increase0.9
  Aontú 0 0 0 New 0 1.4 846 New
  Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 1.2 729 Increase0.6
  TUV 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.4 230 Decrease3.9
  Workers' Party 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.2 95 Increase0.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 58.97% with a total of 59,108 valid votes cast. A total of 1,072 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Mid Ulster District Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin DUP SDLP UUP Alliance Others
Carntogher 54.4 3 15.5 1 13.5 1 7.0 0 0.0 0 9.7 0 5
Clogher Valley 31.3 2 32.7 2 18.0 1 18.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 6
Cookstown 42.4 3 20.8 1 14.5 1 19.8 2 0.0 0 2.5 0 7
Dungannon 20.7 1 31.8 2 8.6 1 12.6 1 5.2 0 21.2 1 6
Magherafelt 36.0 2 32.0 2 16.0 1 13.2 0 0.0 0 2.8 0 5
Moyola 50.9 3 20.6 1 11.7 0 11.9 1 3.8 0 1.2 0 5
Torrent 44.2 3 9.9 0 17.9 1 11.2 1 0.0 0 16.8 1 6
Total 39.8 17 23.2 9 14.4 6 13.6 6 1.2 0 7.8 2 40

District results

Carntogher

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2019: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2014–2019 Change: No change

Carntogher – 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Brian McGuigan* 17.69% 1,406          
DUP Kyle Black 15.45% 1,228 1,244 1,244.1 1,741.1    
SDLP Martin Kearney* 13.48% 1,071 1,111 1,112.2 1,158.4 1,360.4  
Sinn Féin Sean McPeake* 14.65% 1,164 1,168 1,174.15 1,175.15 1,176.15 1,273.45
Sinn Féin Cora Groogan 12.46% 990 998 1,053.9 1,053.9 1,053.9 1,199.25
Sinn Féin Paul Henry 9.60% 763 770 775.3 776.3 779.3 856.5
Aontú Pádraigin Uí Raifeartaigh 7.95% 632 654 . 655.15 657.15 668.15  
Ulster Unionist Christopher Reid 6.98% 555 580 580      
Independent James Armour 1.74% 138          
Electorate: 12,322   Valid: 7,942 (64.45%)   Spoilt: 82   Quota: 1,325   Turnout: 8,029 (65.16%)  

Clogher Valley

2014: 2 x DUP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP
2019: 2 x DUP, 2 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP
2014–2019 Change: No change

Clogher Valley – 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
DUP Frances Burton* 20.79% 1,891      
SDLP Sharon McAleer* 17.98% 1,635      
Sinn Féin Sean McGuigan* 16.43% 1,494      
Sinn Féin Phelim Gildernew* 14.87% 1,352      
DUP Wills Robinson* 11.91% 1,083 1,512.97    
Ulster Unionist Meta Graham 10.89% 990 1,103.77 1,255.77 1,398.33
Ulster Unionist Robert Mulligan* 7.15% 650 682.86 854.86 919.34
Electorate: 14,781   Valid: 9,095 (61.53%)   Spoilt: 167   Quota: 1,300   Turnout: 9,262 (62.66%)  

Cookstown

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2019: 3 x Sinn Féin, 2 x UUP, 1 x DUP, 1 x SDLP
2014–2019 Change: No change

Cookstown – 7 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Cathal Mulligan* 18.50% 1,710          
Sinn Féin John McNamee* 14.81% 1,369          
SDLP Kerri Hughes 14.49% 1,339          
DUP Wilbert Buchanan* 13.26% 1,225          
Sinn Féin Gavin Bell* 9.09% 840 1,385.7        
Ulster Unionist Trevor Wilson* 11.27% 1,041 1,042.02 1,047.46 1,103.46 1,163.46  
Ulster Unionist Mark Glasgow* 8.58% 793 795.04 804.9 821.9 904.6 1,063.43
DUP Grace Neville 7.51% 694 695.36 696.72 707.72 796.74 819.65
TUV Alan Day 2.49% 230 230.34 237.48 249.48    
Electorate: 16,472   Valid: 9,241 (56.10%)   Spoilt: 153   Quota: 1,156   Turnout: 9,394 (57.03%)  

Dungannon

2014: 2 x DUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2019: 2 x DUP, 1 x Sinn Féin, 1 x UUP, 1 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2014–2019 Change: No change

Dungannon – 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Clement Cuthbertson* 22.10% 1,833            
Independent Barry Monteith* 17.05% 1,414            
DUP Kim Ashton* 9.73% 807 1,362.1          
Sinn Féin Dominic Molloy* 12.00% 995 996.75 1,016.47 1,016.59 1,053.93 1,207.93  
Ulster Unionist Walter Cuddy* 7.32% 607 650.75 652.11 751.47 816.47 830.29 1,239.29
SDLP Denise Mullen* ‡ 8.56% 710 711.75 730.11 731.19 920.04 1,016.49 1,062.14
Sinn Féin Deirdre Varsani 8.66% 718 718.7 746.41 746.41 762.43 841.12 843.46
Ulster Unionist Kim McNeill 5.23% 434 464.8 465.31 537.07 576.37 581.12  
Independent Niall Bowen 4.16% 345 345.35 496.48 496.96 544.85    
Alliance Mel Boyle 5.20% 431 433.1 439.73 441.05      
Electorate: 15,366   Valid: 8,294 (53.98%)   Spoilt: 335   Quota: 1,185   Turnout: 8,629 (56.16%)  

Magherafelt

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

Magherafelt – 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Sinn Féin Darren Totten* 22.02% 1,665      
SDLP Christine McFlynn* 15.95% 1,206 1,320    
Sinn Féin Sean Clarke* 13.99% 1,058 1,107 1,500.75  
DUP Wesley Brown 16.11% 1,218 1,220 1,221 1,224
DUP Paul McLean* 15.91% 1,203 1,208 1,209.25 1,214.75
Ulster Unionist George Shiels* 13.17% 996 1,001 1,001.75 1,022.25
Aontú Kevin Donnelly 2.83% 214      
Electorate: 13,112   Valid: 7,560 (57.66%)   Spoilt: 86   Quota: 1,261   Turnout: 7,646 (58.31%)  

Moyola

2014: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
2019: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP
2014–2019 Change: No change

Moyola – 5 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Sinn Féin Ian Milne* 21.72% 1,710      
DUP Anne Forde* 20.56% 1,619      
Sinn Féin Catherine Elattar* 17.63% 1,388      
Sinn Féin Donal McPeake* 11.51% 906 1,269.4 1,325.4  
Ulster Unionist Derek McKinney* 11.90% 937 937.23 981.23 1,274.4
SDLP Denise Johnston 11.69% 920 936.79 1,159.01 1,163.76
Alliance Aidan Bradley 3.79% 298 301.91    
Workers' Party Hugh Scullion 1.21% 95 100.29    
Electorate: 12,727   Valid: 7,873 (61.86%)   Spoilt: 111   Quota: 1,313   Turnout: 7,984 (62.73%)  

Torrent

2014: 4 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2019: 3 x Sinn Féin, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent
2014–2019 Change: Independent gain from Sinn Féin

Torrent – 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
SDLP Malachy Quinn* 17.93% 1,631        
Independent Dan Kerr 16.76% 1,525        
Ulster Unionist Robert Colvin* 11.19% 1,018 1,052.41 1,055.91 1,914.91  
Sinn Féin Ronan McGinley* † 12.89% 1,173 1,254.84 1,282.59 1,283.84 1,286.84
Sinn Féin Joe O'Neill* 10.93% 994 1,099.09 1,162.59 1,164.9 1,175.9
Sinn Féin Niamh Doris* 11.01% 1,002 1,066.48 1,175.73 1,157.04 1,170.04
Sinn Féin Mickey Gillespie* 9.41% 856 894.75 931.25 933.25 937.25
DUP Ian McCrea 9.88% 899 903.96 905.21    
Electorate: 15,458   Valid: 9,098 (58.86%)   Spoilt: 138   Quota: 1,300   Turnout: 9,236 (59.75%)  

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
7 February 2020 Torrent Sinn Féin Ronan McGinley Niall McAleer McGinley resigned.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
27 July 2019 Dungannon Denise Mullen SDLP Aontú Resigned from the SDLP over disagreements on same-sex marriage and abortion.[5]

– Suspensions

None

Last updated 7 May 2020.

Current composition: see Mid Ulster District Council

References

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland local elections 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Council elections 2019: full results". The Irish News. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Local Government Elections 2019: Mid Ulster". Mid Ulster Council. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2019 - Results by Stage". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  5. ^ Young, Connla. "Former SDLP councillor Denise Mullen joins Aontú". The Irish News. Retrieved 7 May 2020.