Craigavon Borough Council


Craigavon Borough Council

Coordinates: 54°27′40″N 6°23′53″W / 54.461°N 6.398°W / 54.461; -6.398

Craigavon Borough
Geography
Craigavon in Northern Ireland.svg
Area
- Total
Ranked 19th (of 26) of 26
378 km²
Admin HQ Craigavon
ISO 3166-2 GB-CGV
ONS code 95N
Demographics
Population
- Total (2010)
- Density
Ranked 5th
93,600
247 / km²
Community Catholic: 44.7%
Protestant: 52.9%
Politics
Control No overall control
MLAs DUP: 2
UUP: 2
Sinn Féin: 1
SDLP: 1
MPs David Simpson (DUP)
Meeting place
Craigavon (01), September 2009.JPG Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre
Website
http://www.craigavon.gov.uk

Craigavon Borough Council is a local council in counties Armagh, Down and Antrim, in Northern Ireland. The headquarters of the council is in Craigavon, on the shores of Lough Neagh, a new town built between Lurgan and Portadown. The council area includes the large towns of Lurgan and Portadown, as well as smaller ones including Waringstown and Donaghcloney. The council budget of £15.5 million provides a wide range of services to over 90,000 people living in the area.

The council area consists of four electoral areas - Central, Loughside, Lurgan and Portadown - in which 26 councillors are elected every four years. The council holds an annual meeting in June, at which a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected. Parties elected in 2005 were Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) nine seats, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) six, Sinn Féin six, Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) four, and Independent one. 1 member has since defected to Traditional Unionist Voice. The current Mayor is DUP Councilor Robert Smyth, and his Deputy is Ken Twyble of the UUP. The next election was due to take place in May 2009, but on April 25, 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until the introduction of the eleven new councils in 2011.[1] The proposed reforms were abandoned in 2010, and the next district council elections will take place in 2011[2]

Together with part of the district of Banbridge, it forms the Upper Bann constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

Contents

Summary of seats won 1973-2005

1973 1977 1981 1985 1989 1993 1997 2001 2005 2011
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 11 10 9 11 12 10 11 8 6 6
Alliance (APNI) 4 3 1 2 2 1 1
Vanguard (VUPP) 4
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 3 4 7 6 4 4 3 6 9 9
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2 6 5 5 6 6 7 7 4 2
Independent Nationalist (IN) 1 2
United Ulster Unionist Party (UUUP) 1 1
Workers' Party (WP) 1 2 2 1 1
Sinn Féin (SF) 2 1 2 2 4 6 8
Independent Unionist (IU) 1 1 1

Note: The Workers' Party were known as The Republican Clubs in 1977 and Workers Party Republican Clubs in 1981.

Source: [1]

Mayor of Craigavon

Year Name Political affiliation Deputy Deputy's affiliation
1973 - 75 Joseph A. Johnston Ulster Unionist James McCammick Vanguard
1975 - 76 James McCammick Vanguard Tom Creith Ulster Unionist
1976 - 77 Tom Creith Ulster Unionist Herbert Whitten Ulster Unionist
1977 - 78 Sydney Cairns Ulster Unionist Brian T. English Alliance
1978 - 79 Herbert Whitten Ulster Unionist David Calvert Democratic Unionist
1979 - 80 Alan Locke Ulster Unionist James McDonald SDLP
1980 - 81 Frank Dale Ulster Unionist Sean Hagan Alliance
1981 - 82 Mary Simpson Ulster Unionist David Calvert Democratic Unionist
1982 - 83 Sam Gardiner Ulster Unionist James Gillespie Ulster Unionist
1983 - 84 James Gillespie Ulster Unionist Frederick Baird Democratic Unionist
1984 - 85 Arnold Hatch Ulster Unionist Patrick J. Crilly SDLP
1985 - 87 George Savage Ulster Unionist James Gillespie Ulster Unionist
1987 - 88 Sydney Cairns Ulster Unionist Arnold Hatch Ulster Unionist
1988 - 89 Sam Gardiner Ulster Unionist James McCammick Ulster Unionist
1989 - 91 James McCammick Ulster Unionist Joy Savage, then
Joe Trueman
Ulster Unionist
1991 - 92 Joe Trueman Ulster Unionist Fred Crowe Ulster Unionist
1992 - 93 Fred Crowe Ulster Unionist Sam Lutton Ulster Unionist
1993 - 94 Joy Savage Ulster Unionist Ruth Allen Democratic Unionist
1994 - 95 Brian Maguinness Ulster Unionist Sean McKavanagh SDLP
1995 - 96 Meta Crozier Ulster Unionist Hugh Casey SDLP
Independent Labour
1996 - Dec 96 Hugh Casey Independent Labour Sam Lutton Ulster Unionist
Dec 1996 - 97 Sam Lutton Ulster Unionist Hugh Casey Independent Labour
1998 - 99 Mervyn Carrick Democratic Unionist Dolores Kelly SDLP
1999 - 00 Dolores Kelly SDLP Fred Crowe Ulster Unionist
2000 - 01 Fred Crowe Ulster Unionist Mark Neale Ulster Unionist
2001 - 02 Sam Gardiner Ulster Unionist Jonathan Bell Democratic Unionist
2002 - 03 Jonathan Bell Democratic Unionist Sidney Anderson Democratic Unionist
2003 - 04 Ignatius Fox SDLP David Simpson Democratic Unionist
2004 - 05 David Simpson Democratic Unionist Ignatius Fox SDLP
2005 - 06 George Savage Ulster Unionist Robert Smith Democratic Unionist
2006 - 07 Kenneth Twyble Ulster Unionist Mary McAlinden SDLP
2007 - 08 Robert Smith Democratic Unionist Kenneth Twyble Ulster Unionist
2008 - 09 Sidney Anderson Democratic Unionist Arnold Hatch Ulster Unionist
2009 - 10 Meta Crozier Ulster Unionist Philip Weir Democratic Unionist
2010 - 11 Stephen Moutray Democratic Unionist Kieran Corr Independent
2011 - 12 Alan Carson Democratic Unionist George Savage Ulster Unionist

Source: Freedom of Information request to Craigavon Borough Council

Current Council

Name Party
Jonathan McGibbon Sinn Féin
Sidney Anderson MLA Democratic Unionist
Stephen Moutray MLA Democratic Unionist
Robert Smith Democratic Unionist
Mark O'Dowd Sinn Féin
Jo-Anne Dobson MLA Ulster Unionist
Meta Crozier Ulster Unionist
Kenneth Twyble Ulster Unionist
Declan McAlinden SDLP
Liam Mackle Sinn Féin
George Savage (former MLA) Ulster Unionist
Carla Lockhart Democratic Unionist
Arnold Hatch Ulster Unionist
MairEad O'Dowd Sinn Féin
Paul Duffy Sinn Féin
Gemma McKenna Sinn Féin
Mark Baxter Democratic Unionist
Thomas O'Connor Sinn Féin
Noel McGeown Sinn Féin
Woolsey Smith MBE Democratic Unionist
Joseph Nelson SDLP
Gladys McCullough Democratic Unionist
Ronald Harkness Ulster Unionist
Conrad Dixon Alliance
Alan Carson Democratic Unionist
Darryn Causby Democratic Unionist

Council services

See also

  • Local Councils in Northern Ireland

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Craigavon (Borough) — Craigavon Borough Buirg Craigavon …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Newtownabbey Borough Council — Newtownabbey Borough Geography Area Total Ranked 22nd of 26 151 km² …   Wikipedia

  • Coleraine Borough Council — Coordinates: 55°07′55″N 6°40′05″W / 55.132°N 6.668°W / 55.132; 6.668 …   Wikipedia

  • North Down Borough Council — Coordinates: 54°37′34″N 5°40′23″W / 54.626°N 5.673°W / 54.626; 5.673 …   Wikipedia

  • Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council — Coordinates: 54°25′30″N 7°05′46″W / 54.425°N 7.096°W / 54.425; 7.096 …   Wikipedia

  • Craigavon — …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Craigavon Area Hospital — Southern Health and Social Care Trust Geography Location …   Wikipedia

  • Éire Óg Craigavon GAA — Foundation= GAA Club based in Craigavon, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Founded in 1969 to promote Irish culture in the then new city of Craigavon.HistoryThe first matches were played in a used Rugby field in Monbrief, Craigavon and there was… …   Wikipedia

  • District de Craigavon — 54° 27′ 40″ N 6° 23′ 53″ W / 54.461, 6.398 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Banbridge District Council — Infobox Northern Ireland district district name = Banbridge District alt name = Comhairle Ceantair Dhroichead na Banna district area rank = 15th district area = 453 district HQ = Banbridge district iso = GB BNB district ons = 95Q protestant pc =… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.