West Tyrone (Assembly constituency)


West Tyrone (Assembly constituency)

Northern Ireland Assembly constituency infobox
Name = West Tyrone
Type = County


Year = 1996
AM = Allan Bresland
Thomas Buchanan
Kieran Deeny
Pat Doherty
Barry McElduff
Claire McGill
Districts = Omagh, Strabane

West Tyrone 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 Mid Ulster constituency with a smaller section coming from Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the West Tyrone UK Parliament constituency.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see West Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency).

Members

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

*Allan Bresland - Democratic Unionist Party
*Thomas Buchanan - Democratic Unionist Party
*Kieran Deeny - Independent
*Pat Doherty - Sinn Féin
*Barry McElduff - Sinn Féin
*Claire McGill - Sinn Féin

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

*Thomas Buchanan - Democratic Unionist Party
*Kieran Deeny - Independent
*Pat Doherty - Sinn Féin
*Derek Hussey - Ulster Unionist Party
*Barry McElduff - Sinn Féin
*Eugene McMenamin - Social Democratic and Labour Party

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were:

*Joe Byrne- Social Democratic and Labour Party
*Pat Doherty - Sinn Féin
*Oliver Gibson - Democratic Unionist Party
*Derek Hussey - Ulster Unionist Party
*Barry McElduff - Sinn Féin
*Eugene McMenamin - Social Democratic and Labour Party

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

*Joe Byrne - Social Democratic and Labour Party
*Oliver Gibson - Democratic Unionist Party
*Derek Hussey - Ulster Unionist Party
*Barry McElduff - Sinn Féin
*Paddy McGowan- Social Democratic and Labour Party

Elections


=2007=


=1996 Forum=

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

References


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