2019 Mid and East Antrim 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 Arlene Foster Robin Swann Naomi Long
Party DUP UUP Alliance
Seats won 15 7 7
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 2 Increase 4

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader Jim Allister Michelle O'Neill Colum Eastwood
Party TUV Sinn Féin SDLP
Seats won 5 2 1
Seat change Steady Decrease 1 Steady

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
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Leader Gerard Batten
Party Independent UKIP
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1

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Mid and East Antrim 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by the plurality of FPVs)

Elections to Mid and East Antrim District Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections on 2 May 2019, returned 40 members to the council using Single Transferable Vote. The Democratic Unionist Party were the largest party in both first-preference votes and seats.[1][2]

Election results

Mid and East Antrim District Council Election Result 2019[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  DUP 15 0 1 Decrease 1 37.5 32.0 14,976 Decrease1.0
  UUP 7 1 3 Decrease 2 17.5 18.2 8,540 Decrease0.6
  Alliance 7 4 0 Increase 4 17.5 15.8 7,407 Increase6.4
  TUV 5 1 1 Steady 0 12.5 15.2 7,126 Increase0.2
  Independent 3 2 1 Increase 1 7.5 8.2 3,862 Increase2.2
  Sinn Féin 2 0 1 Decrease 1 5.0 6.4 2,996 Decrease0.4
  SDLP 1 0 0 Steady 0 2.5 1.8 848 Decrease2.3
  PUP 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.6 304 Decrease2.4
  Democrats and Veterans 0 0 0 New 0 0.6 265 New
  Green (NI) 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.5 256 Increase0.5
  UKIP 0 0 1 Decrease 1 0 0.5 247 Decrease1.1

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 47.58% with a total of 46,827 valid votes cast. A total of 556 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Mid and East Antrim District Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
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Total
Cllrs
DUP UUP Alliance TUV Sinn Féin SDLP Others
Ballymena 27.6 2 7.0 0 8.3 1 15.1 1 7.5 0 12.2 1 22.4 2 7
Bannside 27.0 2 15.3 1 9.3 0 36.4 2 12.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 6
Braid 37.7 3 21.3 1 8.0 1 20.1 2 7.1 0 0.0 0 5.8 0 7
Carrick Castle 35.8 2 22.3 2 21.4 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 20.5 0 5
Coast Road 30.9 2 13.0 1 21.7 1 10.7 0 15.5 1 0.0 0 8.2 0 5
Knockagh 31.8 2 24.7 1 20.6 1 5.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 17.2 1 5
Larne Lough 32.9 2 25.8 1 29.7 2 7.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 4.3 0 5
Total 32.0 15 18.2 7 15.8 7 15.2 5 6.4 2 1.8 1 10.4 3 40

District results

Ballymena

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

Ballymena - 7 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent James Henry* 12.57% 872              
SDLP Eugene Reid 12.23% 848 870            
TUV Matthew Armstrong 11.03% 765 781 1,016          
Alliance Patricia O'Lynn 8.33% 578 611 612 614.96 617.96 941.96    
DUP Audrey Wales* 6.79% 471 496 499 503.44 706.36 707.36 709.3 812.72
Independent Rodney Quigley 6.24% 433 514 530 571.44 586.44 610.44 669.61 802.38
DUP John Carson* 7.60% 527 538 544 558.8 655.28 657.28 657.28 758.47
DUP Reuben Glover* 7.18% 498 511 529 557.12 632.3 634.3 634.3 706.4
UUP Stephen Nicholl* 6.99% 485 500 510 548.48 575.48 578.48 589.15  
Sinn Féin Patrice Hardy 7.51% 521 529 529 529 530      
DUP William Logan 5.80% 402 410 417 431.06        
TUV Philip Gordon 4.13% 286 302            
UKIP Rab Picken 2.06% 143              
Independent Conal Stewart 1.54% 107              
Electorate: 15,896   Valid: 6,956 (43.76%)   Spoilt: 67   Quota: 870   Turnout: 7,023 (44.18%)  

Bannside

2014: 2 x TUV, 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2019: 2 x TUV, 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Sinn Féin
2014-2019 Change: No change

Bannside - 6 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
TUV Stewart McDonald* 18.63% 1,504              
TUV Timothy Gaston* 17.75% 1,433              
UUP William McNeilly* 9.70% 783 855.54 916.48 1,285.48        
DUP Thomas Gordon 9.21% 744 796.52 863.84 895.3 923.14 1,339.14    
DUP Tommy Nicholl* 8.55% 690 812.72 856.72 901.14 940.5 1,242.5    
Sinn Féin Ian Friary 12.03% 971 971.52 972.18 972.18 972.18 972.4 972.4 972.4
Alliance Philip Burnside 9.29% 750 763 773.34 809.52 860.4 883.34 927.34 971.34
DUP Andrew Wright 9.28% 749 773.7 828.92 843.44 854.44      
UUP Jackson Minford 5.56% 449 503.08 537.4          
Electorate: 14,393   Valid: 8,073 (56.09%)   Spoilt: 96   Quota: 1,154   Turnout: 8,169 (56.76%)  

Braid

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

Braid - 7 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
UUP Robin Cherry* 12.26% 1,084 1,107          
DUP Beth Adger* 11.03% 975 982 1,284        
Alliance Muriel Burnside 7.95% 703 896 896 896 896.08 1,296.08  
DUP Julie Frew 10.48% 926 933 1,077 1,103.55 1,103.59 1,106.59  
DUP William McCaughey* 9.33% 825 827 907 1,050.96 1,051.04 1,054.04 1,058.04
TUV Christopher Jamieson 10.20% 902 909 964 966.36 966.36 972.36 983.36
TUV Brian Collins* 9.86% 872 881 894 896.36 896.52 898.52 905.52
UUP Keith Turner 9.05% 800 816 827 827.59 828.03 848.03 898.03
Sinn Féin Colette McAllister 7.14% 631 827 827 827 827.04    
DUP Sam Hanna 6.85% 605 606          
Independent Marian Maguire 4.20% 371            
Independent Roni Browne 1.65% 146            
Electorate: 16,951   Valid: 8,840 (52.15%)   Spoilt: 96   Quota: 1,106   Turnout: 8,936 (52.72%)  

Carrick Castle

2014: 2 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x UKIP, 1 x Independent
2019: 2 x DUP, 2 x UUP, 1 x Alliance
2014-2019 Change: UUP and Alliance gain from Independent and UKIP

Carrick Castle - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alliance Lauren Gray 21.40% 1,210            
DUP Billy Ashe* 18.91% 1,069            
DUP Cheryl Johnston* 16.86% 953            
UUP Robin Stewart* 14.38% 813 879 906.3 928.89 979.89    
UUP John McDermott 7.87% 445 513.4 565.66 620.1 659.53 780.15 811.83
Independent Noel Jordan* 7.62% 431 481.1 490.72 545.03 641.47 778.2 783.15
Democrats and Veterans Si Harvey 4.69% 265 289.3 301.26 353.08 383.37    
Independent Nicholas Wady 4.32% 244 286.3 290.2 311.79      
PUP Jim McCaw 2.11% 119 127.4 135.46        
UKIP John Kennedy 1.84% 104 111.2 123.68        
Electorate: 13,323   Valid: 5,653 (42.43%)   Spoilt: 68   Quota: 943   Turnout: 5,721 (42.94%)  

Coast Road

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

Coast Road - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Alliance Geraldine Mulvenna* 21.67% 1,217        
DUP Andrew Clarke 17.33% 973        
Sinn Féin James McKeown* 15.55% 873 922.14 922.2 1,109.2  
UUP Maureen Morrow* 12.96% 728 795.08 798.74 937.76  
DUP Angela Smyth* 13.60% 764 771.28 794.32 817.46 828.46
TUV Ruth Wilson* 10.70% 601 611.14 612.94 665.95 681.95
Independent Martin Wilson 8.19% 460 597.02 597.29    
Electorate: 12,429   Valid: 5,616 (45.18%)   Spoilt: 70   Quota: 937   Turnout: 5,686 (45.75%)  

Knockagh

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

Knockagh - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Alliance Noel Williams 20.57% 1,173      
DUP Peter Johnston 16.96% 967      
DUP Marc Collins 14.84% 846 854.16 1,016.16  
Independent Bobby Hadden 13.99% 798 887.76 980.76  
UUP Andrew Wilson* 13.71% 782 833.12 903 919.82
UUP Lindsay Millar* 10.94% 624 675.84 825.92 873.48
TUV May Beattie* 5.75% 328 336.88    
PUP David Barnett 3.24% 185 190.28    
Electorate: 12,289   Valid: 5,703 (46.41%)   Spoilt: 59   Quota: 951   Turnout: 5,762 (46.89%)  

Larne Lough

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

Larne Lough - 5 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
DUP Gregg McKeen* 19.48% 1,166          
Alliance Danny Donnelly 17.66% 1,057          
UUP Mark McKinty* † 16.42% 983 995.88 1,025.88      
DUP Paul Reid* 13.46% 806 939.98 950.12 1,133.12    
Alliance Robert Logan* 12.01% 719 720.82 890.82 909.1 912.1 961.75
UUP Andrew Wilson* 9.42% 564 570.3 581.58 782.9 914.9 916.2
TUV James Strange 7.27% 435 441.72 453.86      
Green (NI) Robert Robinson 4.28% 256 256.56        
Electorate: 13,129   Valid: 5,986 (45.59%)   Spoilt: 100   Quota: 998   Turnout: 6,086 (46.36%)  

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date co-opted Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
16 August 2019 Larne Lough UUP Mark McKinty Keith Turner McKinty resigned.
17 October 2020 Braid Alliance Muriel Burnside David Reid Burnside resigned.
26 May 2022 Ballymena Alliance Patricia O'Lynn John Hyland O'Lynn was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
26 May 2022 Larne Lough Alliance Danny Donnelly Maeve Donnelly Donnelly was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
29 October 2020 Carrick Castle John McDermott UUP DUP Defected from the UUP to the DUP.[4]

– Suspensions

None

Last updated 26 May 2022.

Current composition: see Mid and East Antrim District Council

References

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland council results". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Results by DEA | Mid and East Antrim Borough Council".
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2019 - Results by Stage". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  4. ^ Keers, Russell. "East Antrim UUP councillor defects to DUP". Carrickfergus Times. Retrieved 29 October 2020.