South Antrim (Assembly constituency)


South Antrim (Assembly constituency)

Northern Ireland Assembly constituency infobox
Name = South Antrim
Type = County


Year = 1973
AM = Thomas Burns
David Burnside
Trevor Clarke
David Ford
William McCrea
Mitchel McLaughlin
Districts = Antrim, Newtownabbey

South Antrim is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973. It usually shares boundaries with the South Antrim UK Parliament constituency, however the boundaries of the two constituencies were slightly different from 1983 to 1986 as the Assembly boundaries had not caught up with Parliamentary boundary changes and from 1996 to 1997 when members of the Northern Ireland Forum had been elected from the newly drawn Parliamentary constituencies but the 51st Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected in 1992 under the 1983-95 constituency boundaries, was still in session.

Members were then elected from the constituency to the 1975 Constitutional Convention, the 1982 Assembly, the 1996 Forum and then to the current Assembly from 1998.

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

Members

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

*Thomas Burns - Social Democratic and Labour Party
*David Burnside - Ulster Unionist Party
*Trevor Clarke - Democratic Unionist Party
*David Ford - Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*William McCrea - Democratic Unionist Party
*Mitchel McLaughlin - Sinn Féin

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

*Thomas Burns - Social Democratic and Labour Party
*David Burnside - Ulster Unionist Party
*Wilson Clyde - Democratic Unionist Party
*David Ford - Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Paul Girvan - Democratic Unionist Party
*Jim Wilson - Ulster Unionist Party

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were:

*Norman Boyd UK Unionist Party
*Wilson Clyde Democratic Unionist Party
*David Ford Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Donovan McClelland Social Democratic and Labour Party
*Duncan Shipley-Dalton Ulster Unionist Party
*Jim Wilson Ulster Unionist Party

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

*Wilson Clyde Democratic Unionist Party
*John Hunter Ulster Unionist Party
*Peter King Ulster Unionist Party
*Trevor Kirkland Democratic Unionist Party
*Donovan McClelland Social Democratic and Labour Party

In 1982 elections were held for an Assembly for Northern Ireland to hold the Secretary of State to account, in the hope that this would be the first step towards restoring devolution. South Antrim elected 10 members (an exceptionally high number which some commentators believe to be impractical) as follows:

*Fraser Agnew Ulster Unionist Party
*William Beattie Democratic Unionist Party
*William Bell Ulster Unionist Party
*Seamus Close Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Ivan Davis Democratic Unionist Party
*Clifford Forsythe Ulster Unionist Party
*Gordon Mawhinney Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*James McDonald Social Democratic and Labour Party
*James Molyneaux Ulster Unionist Party
*Roy Thompson Democratic Unionist Party

In 1975 elections were held to a Constitutional Convention which sought (unsuccessfully) to generate a consensus on the future of the province. The eight members elected from South Antrim were:

*Austin Ardill Ulster Unionist Party
*William Beattie Democratic Unionist Party
*Anne Dickson Unionist Party of Northern Ireland
*Stewart Dunlop Democratic Unionist Party
*Charles Kinahan Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Kennedy Lindsay Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party
*Vincent McCloskey Social Democratic and Labour Party
*George Morrison Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party

In 1973 elections were held to the Assembly set up under the Sunningdale Agreement. The eight members elected from South Antrim were:

*Austin Ardill Ulster Unionist Party anti Sunningdale
*William Beattie Democratic Unionist Party
*Anne Dickson Independent Unionist
*Derrick Crothers Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Kennedy Lindsay Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party
*Vincent McCloskey Social Democratic and Labour Party
*Peter McLachlan Ulster Unionist Party pro Sunningdale
*Nat Minford Ulster Unionist Party pro Sunningdale

Elections


=2007=


=1996 Forum=

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


=1973=

References


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