- Craigavon Borough Council
Craigavon Borough Geography Area
Ranked 19th (of 26) of 26
Admin HQ Craigavon ISO 3166-2 GB-CGV ONS code 95N Demographics Population
- Total (2010)
247 / km²
Community Catholic: 44.7%
Politics Control No overall control MLAs DUP: 2
Sinn Féin: 1
MPs David Simpson (DUP) Meeting place 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. The proposed reforms were abandoned in 2010, and the next district council elections will take place in 2011
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.
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
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
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
- Coney Island, Lough Neagh is owned by the National Trust and managed on their behalf by Craigavon Borough Council.
- Local Councils in Northern Ireland
- ^ Northern Ireland elections are postponed, BBC News, April 25, 2008, accessed April 27, 2008
- ^ "The executive fails to agree a deal on council reform". BBC News. 15 June 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/10314865.stm. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- ^ "Coney Island". Culture Northern Ireland. http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/article.aspx?art_id=895. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
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