East Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)


East Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = East Londonderry


Type = County
Entity = Northern Ireland
DivisionType = Districts
Division = Coleraine, Limavady
Year = 1983
MP = Gregory Campbell
Party = Democratic Unionist
EP = Northern 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. Since further revisions in 1995 (when it lost parts of the district of Magherafelt to the Mid Ulster constituency) it now covers 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.

Boundary changes

Following alterations to the parliamentary boundaries of all Northern Ireland constituencies, the East Londonderry constituency will be formed by the following local government areas, as confirmed by the Northern Ireland Parliamentary Constituencies Order [ [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2008/draft/ukdsi_9780110813172_en_1 OPSI SI] ] .
*The entire local government districts of Limavady and Coleraine
*Banagher, and Claudy, from the Derry district

History

The constituency is overwhelming unionist, though in many elections nationalists have polled close to 33% 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 Good Friday 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 (UK Parliament constituency).

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.
* "Constituency created" (1983)
* 1983 — 2001: William Ross, Ulster Unionist
* 2001 — "present": Gregory Campbell, Democratic Unionist

Elections

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: East Londonderry
Election box candidate with party link
party = Democratic Unionist Party
candidate = Gregory Campbell
votes = 15,225
percentage = 42.9
change = +10.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = David McClarty
votes = 7,498
percentage = 21.1
change = -6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic and Labour Party
candidate = John Dallat
votes = 6,077
percentage = 17.1
change = -3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
candidate = Billy Leonard
votes = 5,709
percentage = 16.1
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
candidate = Yvonne Boyle
votes = 924
percentage = 2.6
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Malcolm Samuel
votes = 71
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,727
percentage = 21.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,504
percentage = 60.3
change = -5.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Democratic Unionist Party
swing = +8.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: East Londonderry
Election box candidate with party link
party = Democratic Unionist Party
candidate = Gregory Campbell
votes = 12,813
percentage = 32.1
change = +6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Ross
votes = 10,912
percentage = 27.4
change = -8.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic and Labour Party
candidate = John Dallat
votes = 8,298
percentage = 20.8
change = -0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
candidate = Francie Brolly
votes = 6,221
percentage = 15.6
change = +6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
candidate = Yvonne Boyle
votes = 1,625
percentage = 4.1
change = -2.3
Election box majority
votes = 1,901
percentage = 4.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,869
percentage = 66.2
change = +1.4
Election box gain with party link
winner = Democratic Unionist Party
loser = Ulster Unionist Party
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: East Londonderry
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Ross
votes = 13,558
percentage = 36.0
change = -29.26
Election box candidate with party link
party = Democratic Unionist Party
candidate = Gregory Campbell
votes = 9,767
percentage = 26.0
change = +25.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic and Labour Party
candidate = Arthur Doherty
votes = 8,273
percentage = 22.0
change = +1.83
Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
candidate = Malachy O'Kane
votes = 3,463
percentage = 9.0
change = +5.59
Election box candidate with party link
party = Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
candidate = Yvonne Boyle
votes = 2,427
percentage = 6.0
change = -0.94
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservatives in Northern Ireland
candidate = James Holmes
votes = 436
percentage = 1.0
change = -2.41
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Clare Gallen
votes = 100
percentage = 0.26
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Anderson
votes = 81
percentage = 0.21
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,794
percentage = 10.0
change = -25.2
Election box turnout
votes = 38,102
percentage = 64.77
change = -5.03
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing =-23.8

1997 changes are compared to the notional figures from 1992 [http://www.bbc.co.uk/election97/constituencies/382.htm] Election box begin
title=Notional 1992 UK General Election Result : East Londonderry
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
votes = 23,287
candidate = "N/A"
percentage = 64.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic and Labour Party
votes = 7,134
candidate = "N/A"
percentage = 19.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
votes = 2,634
candidate = "N/A"
percentage = 7.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservatives in Northern Ireland
votes = 1,589
candidate = "N/A"
percentage = 4.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
votes = 1,261
candidate = "N/A"
percentage = 3.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 16,153
percentage = 45.0
change = "N/A"

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Ross
votes = 30,370
percentage = 57.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic and Labour Party
candidate = Arthur Doherty
votes = 11,843
percentage = 22.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
candidate = Pauline Davey-Kennedy
votes = 5,320
percentage = 10.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
candidate = Paddy McGowan
votes = 3,613
percentage = 6.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservatives in Northern Ireland
candidate = Alan Elder
votes = 1,589
percentage = 3.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 18,527
percentage = 35.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 52,735
percentage = 69.8
change = +0.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Ross
votes = 29,532
percentage = 60.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic and Labour Party
candidate = Arthur Doherty
votes = 9,375
percentage = 19.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
candidate = John Davey
votes = 5,464
percentage = 11.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
candidate = Paddy McGowan
votes = 3,237
percentage = 6.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers Party (Ireland)
candidate = Francie Donnelly
votes = 935
percentage = 1.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ecology Party
candidate = Malcolm Samuel
votes = 281
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 20,157
percentage = 35.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 48,824
percentage = 68.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Ross
votes = 30,922
percentage = 93.9
change = + 56.0
Election box candidate
party = "For the Anglo-Irish Agreement"
candidate = "Peter Barry"
votes = 2,001
percentage = 6.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 28,921
percentage = 87.8
change = + 73.7
Election box turnout
votes = 32,923
percentage = 46.8
change = - 29.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Ross
votes = 19,469
percentage = 37.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Democratic Unionist Party
candidate = James McClure
votes = 12,207
percentage = 23.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic and Labour Party
candidate = Arthur Doherty
votes = 9,397
percentage = 18.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Sinn Féin
candidate = John Davey
votes = 7,073
percentage = 13.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
candidate = Martha McGrath
votes = 2,401
percentage = 4.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers Party (Ireland)
candidate = Francie Donnelly
votes = 819
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,262
percentage = 14.1
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 51,366
percentage = 76.3
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

References

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland


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