East Londonderry (Assembly constituency)


East Londonderry (Assembly constituency)

Northern Ireland Assembly constituency infobox
Name = East Londonderry
Type = County


Year = 1996
AM = Francis Brolly
Gregory Campbell
John Dallat
David McClarty
Adrian McQuillan
George Robinson
Districts = Coleraine, Limavady

East Londonderry 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).

Members

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2007 election are:

* Francis Brolly - Sinn Féin
* Gregory Campbell - Democratic Unionist Party
* John Dallat - Social Democratic and Labour Party
* David McClarty - Ulster Unionist Party
* Adrian McQuillan - Democratic Unionist Party
* George Robinson - Democratic Unionist Party

The six MLAs for the constituency elected in the 2003 election were:

* Francis Brolly - Sinn Féin
* Gregory Campbell - Democratic Unionist Party
* John Dallat - Social Democratic and Labour Party
* David McClarty - Ulster Unionist Party
* George Robinson - Democratic Unionist Party
* Norman Hillis - Ulster Unionist Party

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were:

* Pauline Armitage- Ulster Unionist Party
* Gregory Campbell - Democratic Unionist Party
* John Dallat - Social Democratic and Labour Party
* Boyd Douglas - Independent Unionist
* Arthur Doherty - Social Democratic and Labour Party
* David McClarty - Ulster Unionist Party

Changes 1998-2003

* Boyd Douglas joined with other independent Unionists to form the United Unionist Coalition on September 14 1998.
* Arthur Doherty resigned from the Assembly on September 1 2002 and was replaced by Michael Coyle, also SDLP.
* Pauline Armitage resigned the UUP whip on November 9 2001 following her failure to support David Trimble in a vote to re-elect him as First Minister of Northern Ireland. She subsequently sat as an independent unionist and unsuccessfully defended her seat in the 2003 election as a candidate of the UK Unionist Party.

In the 1996 election to the Northern Ireland Peace Forum, 5 Forum members were elected from East Londonderry. They were as follows:

* Robert Bolton - Democratic Unionist Party
* David Brewster- Ulster Unionist Party
* Arthur Doherty - Social Democratic and Labour Party
* Robert Stewart - Democratic Unionist Party
* Robert John White- Ulster Unionist Party

Elections


=2007=


=1996 Forum=

Successful candidates are shown in bold. [ [http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/96el.htm 1996 Candidates - East Londonderry] , Northern Ireland Elections]

References


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