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Boundary of East Londonderry in Northern Ireland 1995–2008.
|Districts of Northern Ireland||Coleraine, Limavady|
|Electorate||65,233 (March 2011)|
|Member of Parliament||Gregory Campbell (DUP)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Londonderry, Mid Ulster and North Antrim|
|European Parliament constituency||Northern Ireland|
The seat was created in boundary changes in 1983, as part of an expansion of Northern Ireland's constituencies from 12 to 17, and was predominantly made up from the old Londonderry constituency. From further revisions in 1995 (when it lost parts of the district of Magherafelt to the Mid Ulster constituency), and until the 2008 revision, it covered exactly the same area as the districts of Coleraine and Limavady. The inclusion of all of Coleraine Borough means that part of the East Londonderry constituency is actually in County Antrim.
The constituency has a unionist majority, though in many elections nationalists have polled close to 35% of the vote. The main interest in elections has been the contest between the Ulster Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist Party. The UUP were normally ahead of the DUP until the 2001 general election when the DUP finally overtook them.
The 2001 election was seen at a province wide level as a battle over the Belfast Agreement with the DUP opposed to it and most of the UUP in favour, however ironically this situation was seemingly reversed in East Londonderry, where the sitting Ulster Unionist MP, William Ross, was completely opposed to all involvement with the Agreement and its institutions, whilst the DUP candidate, Gregory Campbell, was a minister in the Executive set up by the Agreement. Many commentators joked that the DUP's gain meant that East Londonderry now had a more pro-Agreement MP than before.
For the history of the equivalent constituency prior to 1983, please see Londonderry.
In the 2016 EU referendum 21,098 people in the constituency voted to Remain in the European Union, 19,455 voted to Leave and 10 votes were rejected.
The Member of Parliament since the 2001 general election is Gregory Campbell of the Democratic Unionist Party. In that election he defeated William Ross of the Ulster Unionist Party who had represented East Londonderry since 1983 and its predecessor seat of Londonderry between 1974 and 1983.
|1983||William Ross||Ulster Unionist|
|2001||Gregory Campbell||Democratic Unionist|
|DUP||Gregory Lloyd Campbell||19,723||48.1||+5.8|
|Sinn Féin||Dermot Nicholl||10,881||26.5||+6.8|
|NI Conservatives||Liz St Clair-Legge||330||0.8||-0.4|
|DUP||Gregory Lloyd Campbell||14,663||42.2||+7.6|
|Sinn Féin||Caoimhe Archibald||6,859||19.8||+0.5|
|NI Conservatives||Liz St Clair-Legge||422||1.2||N/A|
|DUP||Gregory Lloyd Campbell||12,097||34.6||−6.3|
|Sinn Féin||Cathal Ó hOisín||6,742||19.3||+1.9|
|DUP||Gregory Lloyd Campbell||15,225||42.9||+10.8|
|Sinn Féin||Billy Leonard||5,709||16.1||+0.5|
|Independent||Malcolm Harry Samuel||71||0.2||N/A|
|DUP||Gregory Lloyd Campbell||12,813||32.1||+6.5|
|Sinn Féin||Francie Brolly||6,221||15.6||+6.5|
|DUP gain from UUP||Swing||-7.4|
|Sinn Féin||Malachy O'Kane||3,463||9.0||+5.6|
|NI Conservatives||James Holmes||436||1.0||−2.4|
|Natural Law||Clare Gallen||100||0.26||N/A|
|National Democrats||Ian Anderson||81||0.21||N/A|
1997 changes are compared to the notional figures from 1992.
|Sinn Féin||Pauline Davey-Kennedy||5,320||10.1||−1.1|
|NI Conservatives||Allan Elder||1,589||3.0||N/A|
|Sinn Féin||John Davey||5,464||11.2||−2.6|
|Workers' Party||Francie Donnelly||935||1.9||+0.3|
|"For the Anglo-Irish Agreement"||"Peter Barry" (Wesley Robert Williamson)||2,001||6.1||N/A|
|Sinn Féin||John Davey||7,073||13.8||N/A|
|Workers' Party||Francie Donnelly||819||1.6||N/A|
|UUP win (new seat)|
East Londonderry or East Derry can refer to:
The eastern part of County Londonderry
The eastern part of the city of Derry
East Londonderry (Assembly constituency)
East Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)East Londonderry (Assembly constituency)
East Londonderry (also referred to as East Derry; Irish: Doire Thoir, Ulster Scots: East Lunnonderrie) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Forum in 1996. Since 1998, it has elected members to the current Assembly.
For Assembly elections prior to 1996, the constituency was largely part of the Londonderry constituency with a small part around Portrush coming from North Antrim constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the East Londonderry UK Parliament constituency.
For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see East Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency).List of Irish constituencies
The following list identifies every constituency used in Parliamentary etc. elections in Ireland (including Northern Ireland). The list consists of 'index names' for the seat and to identify what is potentially to be covered in a single constituency article.
The index name, which may vary from the official name or the name commonly used for a constituency in some respects, is constructed by putting the name of the geographical area first. If necessary (to distinguish between a borough constituency and a county constituency with the same geographical name) 'Borough', 'Cities', 'City' or 'Town' will be the second word of the Index Name to indicate the borough constituency. A compass point or more distinctive divisional name is to be placed next.
Dublin. The PHC constituency combined the city and county and its index name is 'Dublin'. The IHC and HC (pre-1885) constituencies follow the usual rule and are indexed as 'Dublin' and 'Dublin City'. The Dublin Harbour division of Dublin City is indexed simply as 'Dublin Harbour'. There have been North and South divisions of both the county and city as well as the complication that the Republic of Ireland ceased the division between borough and county constituencies in the 1970s. The modern North Dublin and South Dublin seem descended from the county rather than the city equivalents but the names commonly used do not make this clear. The index names used for the Dublin City divisions are 'Dublin City North' and 'Dublin City South'. The inclusion of county in the official names of the county divisions is not reflected in the index names.
Universities. 'National University of Ireland' and 'Queen's University of Belfast' are special cases.
Current Westminster Constituencies in Northern Ireland (18)
|Democratic Unionist (10)|
|Sinn Féin (7)|
Parliamentary constituencies in County Londonderry
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Revolutionary era 1919–22
|Parliament of Northern Ireland 1921–72|
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