Derry City and Strabane District Council

Comhairle Chathair Dhoire agus Cheantar an tSratha Báin
Derry Cittie & Stràbane Destrìck Cooncil
Founded1 April 2015
Preceded byDerry City Council
Strabane District Council
Sandra Duffy, Sinn Féin
Deputy Mayor
Derry City and Strabane District Council 2019.svg
Political groups
  Sinn Féin (11)
  SDLP (10)
  DUP (5)
  Independents (7)
  UUP (2)
  Alliance (2)
  People Before Profit (2)
  Aontú (1)
Last election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Derry Guildhall Meeting Place of the Derry City and Strabane District Council 2019 08 29.jpg
Guildhall, Derry

Derry City and Strabane District Council (Irish: Comhairle Chathair Dhoire agus Cheantar an tSratha Báin; Ulster-Scots: Derry Cittie & Stràbane Destrìck Cooncil) is the local authority for Derry and Strabane district in Northern Ireland. It was created as part of the 2014 Northern Ireland local government reform, replacing Derry City Council and Strabane District Council. The first elections to the authority were on 22 May 2014 and it acted as a shadow authority to its two predecessors until the new district formally came into being on 1 April 2015. The name was changed from Derry and Strabane City Council on 24 February 2016.[1]



See also: Mayor of Derry

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Elisha McCallion Sinn Féin
2016 2017 Hilary McClintock DUP
2017 2018 Maolíosa McHugh Sinn Féin
2018 2019 John Boyle SDLP
2019 2020 Michaela Boyle Sinn Féin
2020 2021 Brian Tierney SDLP
2021 2022 Graham Warke DUP
2022 2023 Sandra Duffy Sinn Féin

Deputy Mayor

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Thomas Kerrigan DUP
2016 2017 Jim McKeever SDLP
2017 2018 John Boyle SDLP
2018 2019 Derek Hussey UUP
2019 2020 Cara Hunter SDLP
2020 2021 Graham Warke DUP
2021 2022 Christopher Jackson Sinn Féin
2022 2023 Angela Dobbins SDLP


For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEAs):[2]

Area Seats
Ballyarnett 6
Derg 5
Faughan 5
Foyleside 5
Sperrin 7
The Moor 5
The Waterside 7

Party strengths

Party Elected
Sinn Féin 16 11 11
SDLP 10 11 10
DUP 8 7 5
UUP 2 2 2
People Before Profit 0 2 2
Alliance 0 2 2
Aontú 0 1 1
Independent 4 4 7

Councillors by electoral area

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Ballyarnett Angela Dobbins SDLP
Brian Tierney SDLP
John McGowan †† Sinn Féin
Sandra Duffy Sinn Féin
Rory Farrell SDLP
Emmet Doyle † Aontú
Derg Keith Kerrigan DUP
Derek Hussey ††‡ Independent
Ruairí McHugh Sinn Féin
Steven Edwards † SDLP
Kieran McGuire Sinn Féin
Faughan Graham Warke ‡ Independent
Ryan McCready ‡ UUP
Jim McKeever ‡ Independent
Paul Fleming Sinn Féin
Rachael Ferguson Alliance
Foyleside Lilian Seenoi Barr † SDLP
Shauna Cusack SDLP
Shaun Harkin People Before Profit
Conor Heaney † Sinn Féin
Sean Carr Independent
Sperrin Allan Bresland DUP
Michaela Boyle Sinn Féin
Dan Kelly Sinn Féin
Paul Gallagher Independent
Raymond Barr Independent
Maurice Devenney DUP
Jason Barr SDLP
The Moor Gary Donnelly Independent
Maeve O'Neill † People Before Profit
Emma McGinley † Sinn Féin
John Boyle SDLP
Patricia Logue Sinn Féin
Waterside Darren Ross Guy UUP
Sean Mooney † SDLP
Drew Thompson † DUP
Martin Reilly SDLP
Christopher Jackson Sinn Féin
Philip McKinney Alliance
David Ramsey DUP


Co-opted to fill a vacancy since the election.
Changed party affiliation since the election.
Last updated 11 June 2022.

For further details see 2019 Derry and Strabane District Council election.


The area covered by the new council has a population of 147,720 residents according to the 2011 UK census.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Change of Council Name (Derry and Strabane City Council) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016". Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ "The District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 2014". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Your Councillors". Derry and Strabane District Council. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.