Lisburn City Council


Lisburn City Council

Coordinates: 54°30′40″N 6°02′35″W / 54.511°N 6.043°W / 54.511; -6.043

Lisburn City Council
Geography
Lisburn in Northern Ireland.svg
Area
- Total
Ranked 16th of 26
447 km²
Admin HQ Lisburn
ISO 3166-2 GB-LSB
ONS code 95S
Demographics
Population
- Total (2010)
- Density
Ranked

/ km²
Community Catholic: 33.4%
Protestant: 62.8%
Politics
Control No overall control
DUP: 14
Sinn Féin: 5
UUP: 5
Alliance Party: 3
SDLP: 3
MLAs Belfast West & Lagan Valley
Sinn Féin: 5
DUP: 4
Alliance Party: 1
SDLP: 1
UUP: 1
MPs Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP)
Paul Maskey (Belfast West)
Meeting place
Website
http://www.lisburncity.gov.uk

Lisburn City Council is a district council covering an area partly in County Antrim and partly in County Down in Northern Ireland. The council is the second largest in the Belfast Metropolitan Area. Council headquarters are in the city of Lisburn, upon which was conferred city status in May 2002 as a result of the council's success in the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee competition. It is the second-largest council area in Northern Ireland with over 108,000 residents and an area of 174 square miles (450 km2) of south-west Antrim and north-west Down. It stretches from Glenavy and Dundrod in the north to Dromara and Hillsborough in the south and from Drumbo in the east to Moira and Aghalee in the west.

The council area consists of five electoral areas: Downshire, Dunmurry Cross, Killultagh, Lisburn Town North and Lisburn Town South. It has 30 councillors, last elected in 2005. The current composition is: 12 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 7 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 4 Sinn Féin, 3 Alliance Party, 3 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and 1 Independent Unionist. The current Mayor is Councillor Alderman Paul Porter (DUP), and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Brian Heading (SDLP). An election was due to take place in May 2009, but was postponed due to an ongoing review of local government.

For elections to the Westminster Parliament, the council area is currently split between the Lagan Valley constituency and the West Belfast constituency. In the 2010 Westminster election, the Glenavy area was placed in the South Antrim constituency, and the Dunmurry area was placed in the West Belfast constituency.[1]

Contents

Constituent cities, towns and villages

  1. Aghalee
  2. Annahilt
  3. Dunmurry
  4. Drumbo
  5. Dromara
  6. Glenavy
  7. Hillsborough
  8. Lisburn
  9. Maghaberry
  10. Moira

2011 Election results

2011 saw the continued advancement of the DUP and Sinn Fein within the council Area. In Downshire, the DUP picked up a seat from the UUP, and in Dunmurray Cross, Sinn Fein gained from the SDLP. However the SDLP loss was compensated by changing demographics in the North Lisburn DEA, where the SDLP took a seat for the first time. There were no changes in the Killutagh or Lisburn Town South DEAs. The election was a notable success for the DUP who succeeded in returning all their candidates with the exception of Ben Mallon a local student standing in Lisburn North.

Party seats change +/-
Democratic Unionist Party 14 +1
Ulster Unionist Party 5 -2
Sinn Féin 5 +1
Social Democratic and Labour Party 3 =
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 3 =
Independent 0 =

Mayors of Lisburn

Review of Public Administration

Under the Review of Public Administration (RPA) the Council is due to merge with Castlereagh Borough Council in 2011 to form a single council for the enlarged area totalling 540 km² and a population of 175,182.[2] The next election was due to take place in May 2009, but on 25 April 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.[3]

See also

  • Local Councils in Northern Ireland

References

External links


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