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2019 Newry, Mourne and Down District Council election
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All 41 seats to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Leader Michelle O'Neill[n 1] Colum Eastwood
Party Sinn Féin SDLP Independent
Seats before 14 14 3
Seats won 16 11 5
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 3 Increase 2

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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MLA Arlene Foster.jpg
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Leader Robin Swann Arlene Foster Naomi Long
Party UUP DUP Alliance
Seats before 3 4 2
Seats won 4 3 2
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Steady

  Seventh party
 
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Leader Gerard Batten
Party UKIP
Seats before 1
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1

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Newry, Mourne and Down 2019 Council Election Results by DEA (Shaded by the plurality of FPVs)

Council control after election

TBD

The 2019 election to the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, part of the Northern Ireland local elections that were held on 2 May 2019 returned 41 members to the council via Single Transferable Vote.[1]

Election results

Newry, Mourne and Down Borough Council Election Result 2019[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Sinn Féin 16 2 0 Increase 2 39.0 36.5 25,327 Decrease0.6
  SDLP 11 0 3 Decrease 3 26.8 23.0 15,975 Decrease7.4
  Independent 5 2 0 Increase 2 12.2 12.5 8,661 Increase7.5
  UUP 4 1 0 Increase 1 9.8 10.0 6,952 Decrease2.0
  DUP 3 0 1 Decrease 1 7.3 8.5 5,897 Increase0.9
  Alliance 2 0 0 Steady 0 4.9 7.4 5,162 Increase5.0
  Aontú 0 0 0 New 0 1.5 1,055 New
  Green (NI) 0 0 0 Steady 0 0 0.4 310 Increase0.4
  UKIP 0 0 1 Decrease 1 0 0 0 Decrease3.9

[3]

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes.

The overall turnout was 55.25% with a total of 69,339 valid votes cast. A total of 1,090 ballots were rejected.

Districts summary

Results of the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council election, 2019
by district
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Sinn Féin SDLP UUP DUP Alliance Others
Crotlieve 29.8 2 27.0 2 6.2 0 3.2 0 4.2 0 29.5 2 6
Downpatrick 25.2 1 40.6 3 4.7 0 5.1 0 2.0 0 22.3 1 5
Newry 44.8 3 21.3 2 3.4 0 0.0 0 7.3 0 23.2 1 6
Rowallane 8.0 0 15.6 1 19.4 1 29.0 2 18.2 1 9.7 0 5
Slieve Croob 36.5 2 20.5 1 15.9 1 10.6 0 10.6 1 5.9 0 5
Slieve Gullion 62.7 5 21.6 1 10.3 1 2.5 0 2.9 0 0.0 0 7
The Mournes 34.2 3 18.0 1 12.0 1 16.1 1 7.8 0 12.0 1 7
Total 36.5 16 23.0 11 10.0 4 8.5 3 7.4 2 14.4 5 41

District results

[4]

Crotlieve

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

Crotlieve - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Independent Jarlath Tinnelly* 12.30% 1,412 1,415 1,465 1,528 1,651        
Sinn Féin Gerry O'Hare 11.20% 1,286 1,286 1,305 1,462 1,467 1,852      
SDLP Declan McAteer* 10.24% 1,175 1,179 1,236 1,247 1,309 1,371 1,375.56 1,375.56 1,754.56
Independent Mark Gibbons 10.36% 1,189 1,191 1,257 1,269 1,586 1,599 1,600.71 1,607.71 1,703.71
Sinn Féin Mickey Ruane* 7.07% 812 812 822 963 1,039 1,396 1,590.94 1,593.64 1,687.64
SDLP Karen McKevitt 9.72% 1,116 1,117 1,203 1,232 1,259 1,337 1,340.42 1,340.42 1,641.42
UUP Joshua Lowry 6.20% 712 1,056 1,068 1,068 1,079 1,079 1,079 1,079 1,100.9
SDLP Michael Carr 7.00% 808 810 877 880 1,055 1,073 1,075.85 1,075.85  
Sinn Féin Oksana McMahon* 7.04% 809 809 823 922 940        
Independent Jim Boylan 6.86% 788 789 853 856          
Sinn Féin Mary Tinnelly 4.52% 519 519 524            
Alliance Lorcán McGreevy 4.21% 483 484              
DUP Wilma McCullough 3.23% 371                
Electorate: 19,863   Valid: 11,480 (57.80%)   Spoilt: 169   Quota: 1,641   Turnout: 11,649 (58.65%)  

Downpatrick

2014: 3 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x Independent
2019: 3 x SDLP, 1 x Sinn Fein, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: No change

Downpatrick - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
SDLP Gareth Sharvin* 19.01% 1,395            
Independent Cadogan Enright* 14.34% 1,052 1,093.36 1,216.46 1,327.46      
SDLP Dermot Curran* 12.81% 940 969.59 976.59 1,059.02 1,222.24 1,317.24  
Sinn Féin Oonagh Hanlon 14.06% 1,032 1,041.13 1,049.13 1,073.46 1,073.46 1,156.68 1,157.68
SDLP John Trainor* 9.05% 664 744.74 758.18 852.83 906.27 1,060.81 1,094.81
Sinn Féin Jordan Madden 11.35% 833 846.31 853.31 864.53 865.43 899.3 899.3
Aontú Macartán Digney 6.47% 475 478.19 486.19 517.74 524.74    
UUP Alex Burgess 4.70% 345 345.66 479.66 508.66      
Alliance Tiernan Laird 5.11% 375 380.5 434.05        
DUP James Savage 2.03% 149 149          
Green (NI) Jamie Kennedy 1.74% 128 129.32          
Electorate: 14,620   Valid: 7,338 (50.19%)   Spoilt: 86   Quota: 1,232   Turnout: 7,474 (51.12%)  

Newry

2014: 3 x Sinn Fein, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2019: 3 x Sinn Fein, 2 x SDLP, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: No change

Newry - 6 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Independent Gavin Malone 23.19% 2,296          
Sinn Féin Liz Kimmins* † 13.88% 1,374 1,450.56        
SDLP Michael Savage* 12.43% 1,231 1,417.56        
Sinn Féin Charlie Casey* 12.42% 1,230 1,345.28 1,347.16 1,843.16    
Sinn Féin Valerie Harte* 10.56% 1,045 1,131.68 1,132.68 1,363.56 1,776.7  
SDLP Gary Stokes* 8.87% 878 987.12 1,115.08 1,139.68 1,145.14 1,178.81
Alliance Helena Young 7.28% 721 924.72 1,049.44 1,084.36 1,093.46 1,137.14
Sinn Féin Sarah McAllister 7.92% 784 864.08 864.08      
UUP Ricky McGaffin 3.44% 341 353.76        
Electorate: 19,400   Valid: 9,900 (51.03%)   Spoilt: 198   Quota: 1,415   Turnout: 10,098 (52.05%)  

Rowallane

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

Rowallane - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Alliance Patrick Brown* 18.60% 1,416          
SDLP Terry Andrews* 15.57% 1,211 1,322        
DUP Harry Harvey* † 16.27% 1,265 1,270 1,275.28 1,329.28    
UUP Robert Burgess* 10.81% 842 865 892.83 1,075.37 1,082.96 1,142.81
DUP William Walker* ‡ 12.67% 985 989 994.5 1,037.04 1,058.43 1,073.65
UUP Walter Lyons 8.58% 667 682 692.89 746.95 751.78 772.54
Sinn Féin Marianne Cleary 8.00% 622 652 671.47 709.67 709.67  
Independent Martyn Todd 6.13% 477 525 570.54      
Green (NI) Emma Cairns 2.34% 182          
Aontú Liam Mulhern 1.27% 99          
Electorate: 14,896   Valid: 7,776 (52.20%)   Spoilt: 73   Quota: 1,296   Turnout: 7,839 (52.62%)  

Slieve Croob

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

Slieve Croob - 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
UUP Alan Lewis 15.93% 1,303 1,307 2,115      
Sinn Féin Roisin Howell* 12.65% 1,035 1,086 1,088 1,090 1,611  
Sinn Féin Cathy Mason 13.07% 1,069 1,117 1,119 1,120 1,373  
Alliance Gregory Bain 10.55% 863 915 932 1,194 1,217 1,241.84
SDLP Hugh Gallagher 10.76% 880 969 986 1,041 1,086 1,222.16
SDLP Mark Murnin* 9.73% 796 894 907 1,017 1,071 1,154.72
Sinn Féin John Rice* 10.81% 884 907 907 908    
DUP Maynard Hanna 10.61% 868 889        
Aontú Tracy Harkin 5.88% 481          
Electorate: 14,846   Valid: 8,179 (55.09%)   Spoilt: 111   Quota: 1,364   Turnout: 8,290 (55.84%)  

Slieve Gullion

2014: 4 x Sinn Fein, 2 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2019: 5 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x UUP
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Fein gain from SDLP

Slieve Gullion - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Sinn Féin Terry Hearty* † 14.98% 1,876      
Sinn Féin Mickey Larkin* 13.14% 1,646      
SDLP Pete Byrne* 13.12% 1,643      
Sinn Féin Oonagh Magennis 12.95% 1,622      
Sinn Féin Barra Ó'Muirí* 10.79% 1,351 1,571.49    
UUP David Taylor* 10.28% 1,287 1,287.34 1,577.34  
Sinn Féin Roisin Mulgrew* † 10.88% 1,362 1,414.19 1,482.04 1,554.44
SDLP Kate Loughran* 8.46% 1,059 1,076.85 1,291.89 1,296.34
Alliance Gazdag Balázs 2.88% 361 365.08    
DUP Linda Henry 2.52% 315 316.19    
Electorate: 20,858   Valid: 12,522 (60.03%)   Spoilt: 295   Quota: 1,566   Turnout: 12,817 (61.45%)  

The Mournes

2014: 2 x Sinn Fein, 2 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x UKIP
2019: 3 x Sinn Fein, 1 x SDLP, 1 x DUP, 1 x UUP, 1 x Independent
2014-2019 Change: Sinn Fein gain from SDLP, Independent leaves UKIP

The Mournes - 7 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUP Glyn Hanna* 16.06% 1,944            
Sinn Féin Sean Doran* † 15.57% 1,885            
SDLP Laura Devlin* 12.99% 1,572            
UUP Harold McKee 12.02% 1,455 1,697          
Independent Henry Reilly* 11.95% 1,447 1,619.92          
Sinn Féin Willie Clarke* 9.53% 1,154 1,154.44 1,283.64 1,283.86 1,426.54 1,426.98 1,445.42
Sinn Féin Leeanne McEvoy 9.06% 1,097 1,098.32 1,269.92 1,269.92 1,372.32 1,372.54 1,379.86
Alliance Andrew McMurray 7.79% 943 945.2 951 1,014.36 1,280.88 1,320.7 1,349.02
SDLP Brian Quinn* 5.01% 607 612.06 675.26 735.32      
Electorate: 21,013   Valid: 12,104 (57.60%)   Spoilt: 158   Quota: 1,514   Turnout: 12,262 (58.35%)  

Changes during the term

† Co-options

Date co-opted Electoral Area Party Outgoing Co-optee Reason
3 October 2019 Slieve Croob Alliance Gregory Bain Andrew McMurray Bain resigned.
17 October 2019 Rowallane DUP Harry Harvey Kathryn Owen Harvey was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
10 February 2020 Newry Sinn Féin Liz Kimmins Roisin Mulgrew Kimmins was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
11 February 2020 Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Roisin Mulgrew Declan Murphy Murphy filled the vacancy arising from Mulgrew's move from Slieve Gullion to Newry.
28 May 2020 Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Terry Hearty Aoife Finnegan Hearty resigned.
23 December 2021 The Mournes Sinn Féin Sean Doran Michael Rice Doran died.

‡ Changes in affiliation

Date Electoral Area Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
6 June 2021 The Mournes Glyn Hanna DUP Independent Resigned from the DUP over disagreements with the new party leadership.[5]
6 June 2021 Rowallane Kathryn Owen DUP Independent Resigned from the DUP over disagreements with the new party leadership.[5]
14 September 2021 The Mournes Glyn Hanna Independent DUP Rejoined the DUP over resolving their disagreements with the new party leadership.[6]
14 September 2021 Rowallane Kathryn Owen Independent DUP Rejoined the DUP over resolving their disagreements with the new party leadership.[6]
29 October 2021 The Mournes Harold McKee UUP Independent Resigned from the UUP over disagreements with the new party leadership on social issues.[7]
13 November 2021 The Mournes Harold McKee Independent TUV Joined the TUV having recently resigned from the UUP.[8]
28 February 2022 Rowallane William Walker DUP Independent Suspended by the DUP after being arrested.[9]

– Suspensions

None

Last updated 13 January 2022.

Current composition: see Newry, Mourne and Down 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. ^ "Election 2019: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council candidates". BBC News. 4 May 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Council Elections 2019 - Results by Stage". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Newry City, Mourne and Down District Council". BBC News. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Local Council Elections - Results 2019". www.newrymournedown.org. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b McCormick, Jayne (7 June 2021). "DUP councillors quit party over Edwin Poots' leadership". BBC News. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  6. ^ a b Walker, Stephen (14 September 2021). "DUP: Councillors Glyn Hanna and Kathryn Owen return to the party". BBC News. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  7. ^ Cochrane, Amy (29 October 2021). "Mournes councillor resigns from UUP due to Beattie's 'liberal leadership'". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Former Ulster Unionist Party councillor Harold McKee joins TUV". BBC News. 13 November 2021. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  9. ^ "DUP councillor William Walker suspended by party after arrest". BBC News. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.