Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

MyVote: Full results from our exclusive online poll - Are you voting for the wrong political party?

Total users that started the app : 13631

Total users that completed the app : 11802

  • Summary of Complete Applications
  • How may Nationalists ended up with a Unionist Party? 2467 out of 3881 (63.57%)
    How may Unionists ended up with a Nationalist Party? 467 out of 3885 (12.02%)
  • Constituency Totals:
    • Antrim and Newtownabbey District 1195
    • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District 824
    • Belfast District 3737
    • Causeway Coast and Glens District 465
    • Derry and Strabane District 614
    • Fermanagh and Omagh District 333
    • Lisburn and Castlereagh District 1154
    • Mid and East Antrim District 504
    • Mid Ulster District 414
    • Newry, Mourne and Down District 693
    • North Down and Ards District 1051
    • None 255
    • I dont know 315

 

  • Which issues do voters think are most, and least important:

     

    Most/Least

    • Local Government Reform 3607 / 1792
    • Economic Development 8834 / 160
    • Rates 4317 / 814
    • Service Delivery 5931 / 491
    • Culture & Sport 4138 / 2242
    • Health & Housing 7686 / 329
    • Political Donations 1192 / 4295
    • Flags 1648 / 7816

 

  • Voting types:
    • Unionist 3885
    • Nationalist 3881
    • Other 3788
  • Party results:
    • Alliance Party 434 (3.68%)
    • Democratic Unionist Party 1344 (11.39%)
    • Green Party 1260 (10.68%)
    • NI Conservatives 628 (5.32%)
    • NI21 161 (1.36%)
    • Progressive Unionist Party 1627 (13.79%)
    • Sinn Féin 1347 (11.41%)
    • Social Democratic and Labour Party 657 (5.57%)
    • Traditional Unionist Voice 1680 (14.23%)
    • UK Independence Party 1237 (10.48%)
    • Ulster Unionist Party 1427 (12.09%)
  • Party first preferences:
    • Alliance Party 2066 (17.51%)
    • Democratic Unionist Party 1257 (10.65%)
    • Green Party 595 (5.04%)
    • NI Conservatives 124 (1.05%)
    • NI21 521 (4.41%)
    • Progressive Unionist Party 173 (1.47%)
    • Sinn Féin 2214 (18.76%)
    • Social Democratic and Labour Party 1380 (11.69%)
    • Traditional Unionist Voice 236 (2%)
    • UK Independence Party 306 (2.59%)
    • Ulster Unionist Party 874 (7.41%)
    • None 1413 (11.97%)
    • Other 395 (3.35%)
  • 4492 users ended up with a party they would never vote for (38.06%)

 

      Local Government Reform

  • I welcome the reduction in local councils from 26 to 11
    • Agree 6215/11802 (52.66%)
    • Disagree 2351/11802 (19.92%)
    • Open-minded 2866/11802 (24.28%)
    • Skip 129/11802 (1.09%)

    Councils in NI presently deliver about one third of the services provided by their counterparts in England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. My new council should increase its service provision to match this.
    • Agree 8477/11802 (71.83%)
    • Disagree 1250/11802 (10.59%)
    • Open-minded 1717/11802 (14.55%)
    • Skip 117/11802 (0.99%)

    Economic Development

    My new council should prioritise planning applications that support economic development.
    • Agree 7583/11802 (64.25%)
    • Disagree 1247/11802 (10.57%)
    • Open-minded 2670/11802 (22.62%)
    • Skip 59/11802 (0.5%)

    My new council should prioritise support for local indigenous business over attracting foreign direct investment to their area.
    • Agree 5061/11802 (42.88%)
    • Disagree 2499/11802 (21.17%)
    • Open-minded 3948/11802 (33.45%)
    • Skip 52/11802 (0.44%)

    Rates

    My new council should be able to increase local rates only if the community decides there is a critical need.
    • Agree 6722/11802 (56.96%)
    • Disagree 2848/11802 (24.13%)
    • Open-minded 1907/11802 (16.16%)
    • Skip 80/11802 (0.68%)

    My new council should be able to increase local rates, as and when it feels it is necessary.
    • Agree 2281/11802 (19.33%)
    • Disagree 7547/11802 (63.95%)
    • Open-minded 1650/11802 (13.98%)
    • Skip 79/11802 (0.67%)

    Service Delivery

    My new council should outsource more services for which it is responsible to the community and voluntary sector.
    • Agree 5012/11802 (42.47%)
    • Disagree 3494/11802 (29.61%)
    • Open-minded 2948/11802 (24.98%)
    • Skip 103/11802 (0.87%)

    My new council should outsource more of the services for which it is responsible to private sector
    • Agree 2972/11802 (25.18%)
    • Disagree 5801/11802 (49.15%)
    • Open-minded 2665/11802 (22.58%)
    • Skip 120/11802 (1.02%)

    Culture & Sport

    My new council should provide more financial support to the performing arts
    • Agree 4949/11802 (41.93%)
    • Disagree 3209/11802 (27.19%)
    • Open-minded 3350/11802 (28.39%)
    • Skip 44/11802 (0.37%)

    My new council should have a committee that is just responsible for supporting community sport
    • Agree 5856/11802 (49.62%)
    • Disagree 2674/11802 (22.66%)
    • Open-minded 2970/11802 (25.17%)
    • Skip 54/11802 (0.46%)

    Health & Housing

    My new council should use the power to borrow money to invest in health and social care facility improvements.
    • Agree 7563/11802 (64.08%)
    • Disagree 2163/11802 (18.33%)
    • Open-minded 1769/11802 (14.99%)
    • Skip 58/11802 (0.49%)

    My new council should use its power to borrow money to invest in social housing schemes
    • Agree 5693/11802 (48.24%)
    • Disagree 3457/11802 (29.29%)
    • Open-minded 2326/11802 (19.71%)
    • Skip 78/11802 (0.66%)

    Political Donations

    All political donations should be publically disclosed.
    • Agree 10024/11802 (84.93%)
    • Disagree 786/11802 (6.66%)
    • Open-minded 709/11802 (6.01%)
    • Skip 32/11802 (0.27%)

    Flags

    The flying of flags on council buildings:
    • No flags should flown on council buildings 3181/11802 (26.95%)
    • The Union Flag should be flown all year round on council buildings 1005/11802 (8.52%)
    • The Union Flag should be flown all year round on council headquarters 317/11802 (2.69%)
    • The Union Flag should be flown on council buildings on designated days 823/11802 (6.97%)
    • The Union Flag should be flown on council headquarters on designated days 915/11802 (7.75%)
    • The Union Flag should be flown all year round at Belfast City Hall, and designated days as a minimum on other council buildings 569/11802 (4.82%)
    • The Union Flag should be flown all year round at Belfast City Hall, and on designated days on other council headquarters 472/11802 (4%)
    • The Irish Tricolour should be flown on council buildings all year round 268/11802 (2.27%)
    • The Irish Tricolour should be flown on council buildings on designated days 139/11802 (1.18%)
    • If the Union Flag and Irish Tricolour are not flown together on council buildings, no flag should be flown 1484/11802 (12.57%)
    • The Union Flag and Irish Tricolour should be flown together on council buildings on designated days 1063/11802 (9.01%)
    • The Union Flag and Irish Tricolour should be flown together on council buildings all year round 435/11802 (3.69%)
    • None of the Above 884/11802 (7.49%)