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Elections 2014

In April 2015, Ards Borough Council and North Down Borough Council will merge to form a new Council, one of eleven being created across Northern Ireland.


Elections for the new councils were held on Thursday 22 May 2014 (the same day as the European Parliamentary Elections) and 40 councillors were elected to a ‘shadow’ council.


This shadow council will serve until April 2015 before officially becoming the new North Down and Ards District Council. The existing Ards and North Borough Councils will continue to operate until 31 March 2015.


The Councillors elected were:


Ards Peninsula 

Robert Adair, DUP
Kellie Armstrong, Alliance Party 
Joe Boyle, SDLP 
Angus Carson, UUP 
Nigel Edmund, DUP 
Eddie Thompson, DUP 

Bangor Central

Stuart Anderson, Alliance Party

Alistair Cathcart, DUP 

Ian Henry, UUP 
Wesley Irvine, DUP  
Carl McClean, UUP 
Noelle Robinson, Green Party

Bangor East and Donaghadee

Mark Brooks, UUP 
Alan Chambers, Independent 
Bill Keery, DUP
Peter Martin, DUP
Tom Smith, DUP
Gavin Walker, Alliance Party 

Bangor West

Alan Graham, DUP 
Alan Leslie, DUP 
Paul Roberts, Green Party
Marion Smith, UUP 
Scott Wilson, Alliance Party


Stephen Cooper, TUV 
Trevor Cummings, DUP 
James Fletcher, UUP 
Robert Gibson, DUP 
Deborah Girvan, Alliance Party 

Holywood and Clandeboye

Daniel Allen, UUP
John Barry, Green Party
Stephen Dunne, DUP
Jennifer Gilmour, DUP
Andrew Muir, Alliance Party


Naomi Armstrong-Cotter, DUP
Katherine Ferguson, UUP

Colin Kennedy, DUP

Alan McDowell, Alliance Party
Stephen McIlveen, DUP

James Menagh, Independent

Richard Smart, UUP


Full details of the stages of the election count are available to download from the downloads section opposite.