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Strangford election results 1983-2010

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Jim Shannon 14,926 45.9 -8.8
Conservatives and Unionists Mike Nesbitt 9,050 27.8 +2.6
Alliance Deborah Girvan 2,828 8.7 +0.5
SDLP Claire Hanna 2,164 6.7 -1.8
Traditional Unionist Voice Terry Williams 1,814 5.6 +5.6
Sinn Féin Michael Coogan 1,161 3.6 -0.1
Green (NI) Barbara Haig 562 1.7 +1.7
Majority 5,876 18.1
Turnout 32.505 53.7 -3.4
Democratic Unionist hold Swing

[] Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Iris Robinson 20,921 56.5 +13.7
Ulster Unionist Gareth McGimpsey 7,872 21.3 -19.0
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 3,332 9.0 +2.3
SDLP Joe Boyle 2,496 6.7 +0.6
Conservative Terry Dick 1,462 3.9 N/A
Sinn Féin Dermot Kennedy 949 2.6 +0.4
Majority 13,049 35.2
Turnout 37,032 53.6 -6.3
Democratic Unionist hold Swing +16.4
General Election 2001: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Unionist Iris Robinson 18,532 42.8 +12.6
Ulster Unionist David McNarry 17,422 40.3 -4.0
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 2,902 6.7 -6.4
SDLP Danny McCarthy 2,646 6.1 -0.6
Sinn Féin Liam Johnston 930 2.2 +0.9
NI Unionist Cedric Wilson 822 1.9 N/A
Majority 1,110 2.5
Turnout 43,254 59.9 +0.4
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist Swing
General Election 1997: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Taylor 18,431 44.3 + 0.7
Democratic Unionist Iris Robinson 12,579 30.2 + 6.5
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 5,467 13.1 - 3.8
SDLP Peter O'Reilly 2,775 6.7 N/A
Conservative Gilbert Chalk 1,743 4.2 - 10.9
Sinn Féin Garret O'Fachtna 503 1.2 N/A
Natural Law Sarah Mullins 121 0.3 - 0.4
Majority 5,852 14.1 - 5.8
Turnout 41,619 59.5 - 5.5
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
Notional 1992 Election Result: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist N/A 20,473 49.0 N/A
Democratic Unionist N/A 8,295 19.9 N/A
Alliance N/A 6,736 16.1 N/A
Conservative N/A 5,945 14.2 N/A
Others N/A 295 0.7 N/A
Majority 12,178 29.2 N/A
General Election 1992: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Taylor 19,517 43.6
Democratic Unionist Sammy Wilson 10,606 23.7
Alliance Kieran McCarthy 7,585 16.9
Conservative Stephen Eyre 6,782 15.1 N/A
Natural Law David Shaw 295 0.7 N/A
Majority 8,911 19.9
Turnout 44,785 65.0
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1987: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Taylor 28,199 75.9
Alliance Addie Morrow 7,553 20.3
Workers' Party Imelda Hynds 1,385 3.7 N/A
Majority 20,646 55.6
Turnout 37,137 57.6
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
Strangford by-election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Taylor 32,627 94.2
"For the Anglo-Irish Agreement" "Peter Barry" 1,993 5.8
Majority 30,634 88.5
Turnout 34,620 55.0
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1983: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Taylor 19,086 48.8 N/A
Democratic Unionist Simpson Gibson 11,716 30.0 N/A
Alliance Addie Morrow 6,171 15.8 N/A
SDLP James Curry 1,713 4.4 N/A
Independent Labour Samuel Heath 430 1.1 N/A
Majority 7,370 18.8 N/A
Turnout 39,116 64.9 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

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