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East Antrim election results 1885-2010

[edit] Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Sammy Wilson 13,993 45.9 -1.0
Conservatives and Unionists Rodney McCune[3] 7,223 23.7 -1.4
Alliance Gerry Lynch [4] 3,377 11.1 -3.6
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 2,064 6.8 +1.4
SDLP Justin McCamphill 2,019 6.6 -0.8
Traditional Unionist Voice Sammy Morrison[5] 1,826 6.0 +6.0
Majority 6,770 22.2
Turnout 30,502 50.7
Democratic Unionist hold Swing 0.2%

[] Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Sammy Wilson 15,766 49.6 +13.6
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs 8,462 26.6 -9.8
Alliance Séan Neeson 4,869 15.3 +2.8
SDLP Danny O'Connor 1,695 5.3 -2.0
Sinn Féin James McKeown 828 2.6 +0.1
Rainbow Dream Ticket David Kerr 147 0.5 +0.5
Majority 7,304 23.0
Turnout 31,767 54.5
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist Swing 11.7%
General Election 2001: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs 13,101 36.4 -2.4
Democratic Unionist Sammy Wilson 12,973 36.0 +16.6
Alliance John Mathews 4,483 12.5 -7.7
SDLP Danny O'Connor 2,641 7.3 +2.7
Independent Robert Mason 1,092 3.0 -0.3
Sinn Féin Janette Graffan 903 2.5 +0.9
Conservative Alan Greer 807 2.2 -4.6
Majority 128 0.4
Turnout 36,000 59.1 +0.9
Ulster Unionist hold Swing

[] Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs 13,318 38.8
Alliance Sean Neeson 6,929 20.2
Democratic Unionist Jack McKee 6,682 19.5
Conservative Terence Dick 2,334 6.8
Progressive Unionist Billy Donaldson 1,757 5.1
SDLP Danny O'Connor 1,576 4.6
Independent Robert Mason 1,145 3.3
Sinn Féin Chrissie McAuley 543 1.6
Natural Law Maura McCann 69 0.2
Majority 6,389 18.6
Turnout 58.3
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1992: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs 16,966 43.2
Democratic Unionist Nigel Dodds 9,544 24.3
Alliance Sean Neeson 9,132 23.3
Conservative Myrtle Boal 3,359 8.6
Natural Law Andrea Palmer 250 0.6
Majority 7,422 18.9
Turnout 62.4
Ulster Unionist hold Swing

[] Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs 23,942 71.6
Alliance Sean Neeson 8,582 25.6
Workers' Party Austin Kelly 936 2.8
Majority 15,360 46.0
Turnout 55.2
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
East Antrim by-election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs 30,386 84.9
Alliance Sean Neeson 5,405 15.1
Majority 24,981
Turnout 59.2
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1983: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Roy Beggs 14,293 37.4 N/A
Democratic Unionist Jim Allister 13,926 36.5 N/A
Alliance Sean Neeson 7,620 20.0 N/A
SDLP Michael O'Cleary 1,047 2.7 N/A
Independent William Cunning 741 1.9 N/A
Workers' Party Austin Kelly 581 1.5 N/A
Majority 367 0.9 N/A
Turnout 65.1 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

[] Elections in the 1910s

East Antrim by-election, 1919
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Unionist George Boyle Hanna 8,714 48.30 +48.30
Irish Unionist William Agnew Moore 7,549 41.84 -52.80
Independent Charles McFerran Legg 1,778 9.86 +9.86
Majority 1,165 6.46 N/A
Turnout 24,798 72.75 N/A
Independent Unionist gain from Irish Unionist Swing N/A
General Election 1918: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist Robert McCalmont 15,206 94.64 N/A
Sinn Féin Daniel Dumigan 861 5.36 N/A
Majority 14,345 89.28 N/A
Turnout 24,798 64.79 N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A
East Antrim by-election, 1913: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist Robert McCalmont Unopposed N/A N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election Dec 1910: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist James McCalmont Unopposed N/A N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A

[] Elections in the 1900s

General Election 1906: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist James McCalmont 4,496 67.70 +10.25
Russellite Unionist Henry Rosere Beddoes 2,145 32.30 +32.30
Majority 2,351 35.40 +20.50
Turnout 8,606 77.17 +7.00
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1900: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist James McCalmont 3,582 57.45 N/A
Independent Unionist James King-Kerr 2,653 42.55 N/A
Majority 929 14.90 N/A
Turnout 8,886 70.17 N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A

[] Elections in the 1890s

General Election 1895: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist James McCalmont Unopposed N/A N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1892: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist James McCalmont Unopposed N/A N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A

[] Elections in the 1880s

General Election 1886: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist James McCalmont Unopposed N/A N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 4 December 1885: East Antrim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James McCalmont 4,180 66.51 N/A
Liberal Marriott Robert Dalway 2,105 33.49 N/A
Majority 2,075 33.02 N/A
Turnout 8,773 71.64 N/A
Conservative gain from new seat Swing N/A

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