Lagan Valley (Assembly constituency)


Lagan Valley (Assembly constituency)

Northern Ireland Assembly constituency infobox
Name = Lagan Valley
Type = County


Year = 1996
AM = Paul Butler
Jonathan Craig
Jeffrey Donaldson
Trevor Lunn
Basil McCrea
Edwin Poots
Districts = Lisburn, Banbridge

Lagan Valley 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 South Antrim and North Down constituencies. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the Lagan Valley UK Parliament constituency.

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

Members

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

*Paul Butler — Sinn Féin
*Jonathan Craig — Democratic Unionist Party
*Jeffrey Donaldson — Democratic Unionist Party
*Trevor Lunn — Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Basil McCrea — Ulster Unionist Party
*Edwin Poots — Democratic Unionist Party

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

*Norah Beare — Ulster Unionist Party
*Billy Bell — Ulster Unionist Party
*Seamus Close — Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Jeffrey Donaldson — Ulster Unionist Party
*Patricia Lewsley — Social Democratic and Labour Party
*Edwin Poots — Democratic Unionist Party

Changes 2003 - 2007

*Jeffrey Donaldson and Norah Beare resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party on December 18 2003 and joined the Democratic Unionist Party on January 5 2004.
* Marietta Farrell replaced Patricia Lewsley after Lewsley's resignation to take up a commissioner post

In the 1998 election the six MLAs elected were:

*Billy Bell — Ulster Unionist Party
*Ivan Davis — Ulster Unionist Party
*Seamus Close — Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
*Patricia Lewsley — Social Democratic and Labour Party
*Edwin Poots — Democratic Unionist Party
*Patrick Roche — UK Unionist Party

Changes 1998-2003

*Patrick Roche resigned from the UK Unionist Party and, together with other UKUP Assembly Members, formed the Northern Ireland Unionist Party on January 5, 1999.
*Ivan Davis failed to be selected by the UUP to fight the 2003 election and so stood as an independent unionist.

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

*Cecil Calvert — Democratic Unionist Party
*David Campbell — Ulster Unionist Party
*Ivan Davis — Ulster Unionist Party
*Jeffrey Donaldson — Ulster Unionist Party
*Edwin Poots — Democratic Unionist Party

Elections


=2007=


=1996 Forum=

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

References


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