Strangford (Assembly constituency)


Strangford (Assembly constituency)

Northern Ireland Assembly constituency infobox
Name = Strangford
Type = County


Year = 1996
AM = Simon Hamilton
Kieran McCarthy
Michelle McIlveen
David McNarry
Iris Robinson
Jim Shannon
Districts = Ards, Catlereagh, Down

Strangford 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 North Down constituency with smaller sections being added from Belfast East constituency and Belfast South constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Strangford UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members

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

*Simon Hamilton - Democratic Unionist Party
*Kieran McCarthy - Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Michelle McIlveen - Democratic Unionist Party
*David McNarry - Ulster Unionist Party
*Iris Robinson - Democratic Unionist Party
*Jim Shannon - Democratic Unionist Party

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

*George Ennis - Democratic Unionist Party
*Kieran McCarthy - Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*David McNarry - Ulster Unionist Party
*Iris Robinson - Democratic Unionist Party
*Jim Shannon - Democratic Unionist Party
*John Taylor - Ulster Unionist Party

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were:

*Thomas Benson Ulster Unionist Party
*Kieran McCarthy Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Iris Robinson Democratic Unionist Party
*Jim Shannon Democratic Unionist Party
*John Taylor Ulster Unionist Party
*Cedric Wilson UK Unionist Party

Changes 1998-2003

*Cedric Wilson resigned from the UK Unionist Party and, together with other UKUP Assembly Members, formed the Northern Ireland Unionist Party on January 5 1999
*Thomas Benson died on December 24 2000 and was succeeded by Thomas Hamilton, also Ulster Unionist Party.

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

*Thomas Benson Ulster Unionist Party
*Kieran McCarthy Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Iris Robinson Democratic Unionist Party
*Jim Shannon Democratic Unionist Party
*John Taylor Ulster Unionist Party

Elections


=2007=


=1996 Forum=

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

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