- Larne Borough Council
district_name = Larne Borough
alt_name = Comhairle Baile Latharna
area_rank = 21st
district_area = 336
district_iso = GB-LRN
district_ons = 95F
protestant_pc = 71.7%
catholic_pc = 25.2%
web_address = http://www.larne.gov.uk
Larne Borough Council is a Local Council in
County Antrimin Northern Ireland. Its headquarters is in the townof Larneand the population of the area is nearly 31,000. Larne is one of the most modern roll on-roll off ferry ports in the United Kingdomwith a busy passenger traffic with Scotland.
The Larne Borough Council area consists of 3 electoral areas: Larne Town, Larne Lough and Coast Road. At the last election in
200515 members were elected from the following political parties: 5 Democratic Unionist Party(DUP), 4 Ulster Unionist Party(UUP), 2 Independent, 2 Alliance Party and 2 Social Democratic and Labour Party(SDLP). Since the election one Independent has died, and has been replaced by another independent. Also, Jack McKeein January 2007 resigned from the DUP in protest over the St Andrews Agreementand now sits as an independent. This leaves the council as 4 DUP, 4 UUP, 3 Ind, 2 APNI and 2 SDLP. The current Mayor is Councillor Mark Dunn (UUP). The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Greg McKeen (DUP).
Together with the neighbouring district of
Carrickfergusand part of Newtownabbey, it forms the East Antrim constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliamentand Northern Ireland Assembly.
Local Councils in Northern Ireland
2005 Election results
Review of Public Administration
Under the Review of Public Administration (RPA) the Council is due to merge with
Ballymena Borough Counciland Carrickfergus Borough Councilin 2011 to form a single council for the enlarged area totalling 1047 km² and a population of 127,101. [cite web | title=Minister Foster announces decisions on Local Government Reform | work=DoE | url=http://www.doeni.gov.uk/index/local_government/minister_foster_announces_decisions_on_local_government_reform.htm | accessdate=2008-05-31] The next election was due to take place in May 2009, but on April 25, 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Irelandannounced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until the introduction of the eleven new councils in 2011. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7367253.stm "Northern Ireland elections are postponed", BBC News, April 25, 2008, accessed April 27, 2008] ]
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