East Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 54°56′46″N 6°57′11″W / 54.946°N 6.953°W

East Londonderry
County constituency
for the House of Commons
EastLondonderryConstituency
Boundary of East Londonderry in Northern Ireland 1995–2008.
Districts of Northern IrelandColeraine, Limavady
Electorate65,233 (March 2011)
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentGregory Campbell (DUP)
Number of membersOne
Created fromLondonderry, Mid Ulster and North Antrim[1]
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyNorthern Ireland

East Londonderry is a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom House of Commons.

Boundaries

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.

For the 2010 general election the East Londonderry constituency was formed by the following local government areas, as confirmed by the Northern Ireland Parliamentary Constituencies Order.[2]

  • The entire local government districts of Limavady and Coleraine.
  • Banagher, and Claudy, from the Londonderry district.

History

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.

Members of Parliament

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.

Election Member[3] Party
1983 William Ross Ulster Unionist
2001 Gregory Campbell Democratic Unionist

Elections

Londonderry election results
Londonderry / East Londonderry election results

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2017: East Londonderry[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DUP Gregory Lloyd Campbell 19,723 48.1 +5.8
Sinn Féin Dermot Nicholl 10,881 26.5 +6.8
SDLP Stephanie Quigley 4,423 10.8 -1.5
UUP Richard Holmes 3,135 7.6 -7.7
Alliance Chris McCaw 2,538 6.2 -1.4
NI Conservatives Liz St Clair-Legge 330 0.8 -0.4
Majority 8,842 21.6 -0.9
Turnout 40,580 61.2 +9.3
Registered electors 67,038
DUP hold Swing -0.5
General election 2015: East Londonderry[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DUP Gregory Lloyd Campbell 14,663 42.2 +7.6
Sinn Féin Caoimhe Archibald 6,859 19.8 +0.5
UUP William McCandless[8] 5,333 15.4 −2.4
SDLP Gerry Mullan 4,268 12.3 −3.2
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 2,642 7.6 +2.1
CISTA Neil Paine 527 1.5 N/A
NI Conservatives Liz St Clair-Legge 422 1.2 N/A
Majority 7,804 22.5 +7.2
Turnout 34,714 51.9 −3.4
Registered electors 66,926
DUP hold Swing +3.5
General election 2010: East Londonderry[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DUP Gregory Lloyd Campbell 12,097 34.6 −6.3
Sinn Féin Cathal Ó hOisín 6,742 19.3 +1.9
UCU-NF Lesley Macaulay 6,218 17.8 −1.9
SDLP Thomas Conway 5,399 15.4 −3.9
TUV William Ross 2,572 7.4 N/A
Alliance Barney Fitzpatrick 1,922 5.5 +3.1
Majority 5,355 15.3 -6.5
Turnout 34,950 55.3 −8.4
Registered electors 63,220
DUP hold Swing -5.74

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: East Londonderry[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DUP Gregory Lloyd Campbell 15,225 42.9 +10.8
UUP David McClarty 7,498 21.1 −6.3
SDLP John Dallat 6,077 17.1 −3.7
Sinn Féin Billy Leonard 5,709 16.1 +0.5
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 924 2.6 −1.5
Independent Malcolm Harry Samuel 71 0.2 N/A
Majority 7,727 21.8 +17.1
Turnout 35,504 60.3 −5.9
Registered electors 58,461
DUP hold Swing +8.5
General election 2001: East Londonderry[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DUP Gregory Lloyd Campbell 12,813 32.1 +6.5
UUP William Ross 10,912 27.4 −8.2
SDLP John Dallat 8,298 20.8 −0.9
Sinn Féin Francie Brolly 6,221 15.6 +6.5
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 1,625 4.1 −2.3
Majority 1,901 4.7 N/A
Turnout 39,869 66.2 +1.4
Registered electors 60,215
DUP gain from UUP Swing -7.4

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: East Londonderry[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Ross 13,558 36.0 −29.3
DUP Gregory Campbell 9,767 26.0 N/A
SDLP Arthur Doherty 8,273 22.0 +1.8
Sinn Féin Malachy O'Kane 3,463 9.0 +5.6
Alliance Yvonne Boyle 2,427 6.0 −0.9
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
Majority 3,794 10.0 −25.2
Turnout 38,102 64.8 −5.0
Registered electors 58,938
UUP hold Swing −23.8

1997 changes are compared to the notional figures from 1992.[13]

Notional 1992 UK General Election Result : East Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP N/A 23,287 64.9 N/A
SDLP N/A 7,134 19.9 N/A
Alliance N/A 2,634 7.3 N/A
NI Conservatives N/A 1,589 4.4 N/A
Sinn Féin N/A 1,261 3.5 N/A
Registered electors N/A
Majority 16,153 45.0 N/A
General election 1992: East Londonderry[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Ross 30,370 57.6 −2.9
SDLP Arthur Doherty 11,843 22.4 +3.2
Sinn Féin Pauline Davey-Kennedy 5,320 10.1 −1.1
Alliance Patrick McGowan 3,613 6.8 +0.2
NI Conservatives Allan Elder 1,589 3.0 N/A
Majority 18,527 35.2 +0.0
Turnout 52,735 69.8 +0.7
Registered electors 75,587
UUP hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: East Londonderry[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Ross 29,532 60.5 +22.6
SDLP Arthur Doherty 9,375 19.2 +0.9
Sinn Féin John Davey 5,464 11.2 −2.6
Alliance Patrick McGowan 3,237 6.6 +1.9
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly 935 1.9 +0.3
Green Malcolm Samuel 281 0.6 N/A
Majority 20,157 35.2 +21.1
Turnout 48,824 68.7 -9.6
Registered electors 71,031
UUP hold Swing
1986 East Londonderry by-election[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Ross 30,922 93.9 +56.0
"For the Anglo-Irish Agreement" "Peter Barry" (Wesley Robert Williamson)[17] 2,001 6.1 N/A
Majority 28,921 87.8 +73.7
Turnout 32,923 46.8 −29.5
Registered electors 70,038
UUP hold Swing N/A
General election 1983: East Londonderry[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Ross 19,469 37.9 N/A
DUP James McClure 12,207 23.8 N/A
SDLP Arthur Doherty 9,397 18.3 N/A
Sinn Féin John Davey 7,073 13.8 N/A
Alliance Martha McGrath 2,401 4.7 N/A
Workers' Party Francie Donnelly 819 1.6 N/A
Majority 7,262 14.1 N/A
Turnout 51,366 76.3 N/A
Registered electors 67,306
UUP win (new seat)

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "'Londonderry East', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (Northern Ireland) Order 2008". www.legislation.gov.uk.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)
  4. ^ "Election of a Member of Parliament for the EAST LONDONDERRY Constituency - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll". Electoral Office of Northern Ireland. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. ^ "UK Parliamentary Election Result 2017 - East Londonderry". Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk.
  8. ^ "Cllr William McCandless selected as Ulster Unionist Westminster candidate for East Londonderry". Ulster Unionist Party. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "BBC Election '97". bbc.co.uk. 1997. Archived from the original on 5 December 2004.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. ^ "By-election Result". United Kingdom Election Results.
  17. ^ Nicholas Whyte (13 May 2003). "Westminster by-elections, 23 January 1986". Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
East Londonderry

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

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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.

Special cases:

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.

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