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Draft Order laid before Parliament under section 84(4) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Draft Statutory Instruments

2014 No.

Northern Ireland

The District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

Made

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Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2) and (3)

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the *** day of 2014

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

In accordance with section 7(3) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000(1), the Electoral Commission has been consulted prior to this Order being laid before Parliament.

In accordance with section 84(4) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998(2) a draft of this Order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Accordingly, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 84(1) and (3) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

Citation, commencement, extent and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 2014.

(2) This Order comes into force for the purpose of all proceedings preliminary to, or relating to, a local election to be held on 22nd May 2014, on the day after the day on which it is made.

(3) This Order comes into force for all other purposes on 22nd May 2014.

(4) This Order extends to Northern Ireland only.

(5) In this Order, “district” means a local government district set out in the Local Government (Boundaries) (Northern Ireland) Order 2012(3), and “ward” means a ward established by that Order.

District electoral areas

2.—(1) For the purposes of elections to district councils, each district specified in column 1 of the Schedule is to be divided into district electoral areas which—

(a)bear the names specified in column 2 of the Schedule; and

(b)comprise the wards specified in column 3 of the Schedule.

(2) The number of councillors to be elected for each district electoral area is to be the number specified in column 4 of the Schedule.

Revocation

3.  The District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 1993(4) is revoked.

Name

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2

SCHEDULENames and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, district electoral areas constituted by this Order

1. Name of district

2. Name of district electoral area

3. Constituent wards

4. Number of councillors

Antrim and NewtownabbeyDunsillyCranfield5
Parkgate
Randalstown
Shilvodan
Toome
AntrimAntrim Centre6
Fountain Hill
Greystone
Springfarm
Steeple
Stiles
AirportAldergrove5
Clady
Crumlin
Mallusk
Templepatrick
BallyclareBallyclare East5
Ballyclare West
Ballynure
Ballyrobert
Doagh
Three Mile WaterBallyduff6
Fairview
Jordanstown
Monkstown
Mossley
Rostulla
MacedonAbbey6
Carnmoney Hill
O’Neill
Rathcoole
Valley
Whitehouse
Glengormley UrbanBallyhenry7
Burnthill
Carnmoney
Collinbridge
Glebe
Glengormley
Hightown
Armagh, Banbridge and CraigavonArmaghBlackwatertown6
Cathedral
Demesne
Keady
Navan
The Mall
CusherHamiltonsbawn5
Markethill
Richhill
Seagahan
Tandragee
PortadownBallybay6
Corcrain
Killycomain
Loughgall
Mahon
The Birches
CraigavonBleary5
Brownlow
Craigavon Centre
Derrytrasna
Kernan
LurganAghagallon7
Knocknashane
Lough Road
Magheralin
Mourneview
Parklake
Shankill
Lagan RiverDonaghcloney5
Dromore
Gransha
Quilly
Waringstown
BanbridgeBanbridge East7
Banbridge North
Banbridge South
Banbridge West
Gilford
Loughbrickland
Rathfriland
BelfastCastleBellevue6
Cavehill
Chichester Park
Duncairn
Fortwilliam
Innisfayle
OldparkArdoyne6
Ballysillan
Cliftonville
Legoniel
New Lodge
Water Works
CourtBallygomartin6
Clonard
Falls
Forth River
Shankill
Woodvale
Black MountainAndersonstown7
Ballymurphy
Beechmount
Collin Glen
Falls Park
Shaw’s Road
Turf Lodge
CollinDunmurry6
Ladybrook
Lagmore
Poleglass
Stewartstown
Twinbrook
BalmoralBelvoir5
Finaghy
Malone
Musgrave
Upper Malone
BotanicBlackstaff5
Central
Ormeau
Stranmillis
Windsor
LisnasharraghCregagh6
Hillfoot
Merok
Orangefield
Ravenhill
Rosetta
OrmistonBelmont7
Garnerville
Gilnahirk
Knock
Sandown
Shandon
Stormont
TitanicBallymacarrett6
Beersbridge
Bloomfield
Connswater
Sydenham
Woodstock
Causeway Coast and GlensThe GlensBallycastle5
Kinbane
Loughguile and Stranocum
Lurigethan
Torr Head and Rathlin
CausewayAtlantic7
Dervock
Dundooan
Giant’s Causeway
Hopefield
Portrush and Dunluce
Portstewart
BallymoneyBallymoney East7
Ballymoney North
Ballymoney South
Clogh Mills
Dunloy
Rasharkin
Route
ColeraineChurchland6
Mountsandel
Quarry
University
Waterside
Windy Hall
BannAghadowey5
Castlerock
Garvagh
Kilrea
Macosquin
BenbradaghAltahullion5
Ballykelly
Dungiven
Feeny
Greysteel
LimavadyCoolessan5
Drumsurn
Greystone
Magilligan
Roeside
Derry and StrabaneBallyarnettCarn Hill6
Culmore
Galliagh
Shantallow
Shantallow East
Skeoge
FoylesideBallymagroarty5
Foyle Springs
Madam’s Bank
Northland
Springtown
The MoorBrandywell5
City Walls
Creggan
Creggan South
Sheriff’s Mountain
WatersideCaw7
Clondermot
Drumahoe
Ebrington
Kilfennan
Lisnagelvin
Victoria
FaughanClaudy5
Eglinton
Enagh
New Buildings
Slievekirk
SperrinArtigarvan7
Ballycolman
Dunnamanagh
Glenelly Valley
Park
Strabane North
Strabane West
DergCastlederg5
Finn
Glenderg
Newtownstewart
Sion Mills
Fermanagh and OmaghErne WestBelcoo and Garrison5
Boho, Cleenish and Letterbreen
Derrygonnelly
Derrylin
Florence Court and Kinawley
Erne NorthBallinamallard5
Belleek and Boa
Ederney and Kesh
Irvinestown
Tempo
EnniskillenCastlecoole6
Erne
Lisbellaw
Lisnarrick
Portora
Rossorry
West TyroneDromore6
Drumquin
Fairy Water
Fintona
Newtownsaville
Trillick
OmaghCamowen6
Coolnagard
Dergmoney
Gortrush
Killyclogher
Strule
Mid TyroneBeragh6
Drumnakilly
Gortin
Owenkillew
Sixmilecross
Termon
Erne EastBrookeborough6
Donagh
Lisnaskea
Maguiresbridge
Newtownbutler
Rosslea
Lisburn and CastlereaghKillultaghBallinderry5
Glenavy
Maghaberry
Stonyford
White Mountain
Lisburn SouthBallymacash6
Ballymacoss
Knockmore
Lagan Valley
Lisnagarvey
Old Warren
Downshire EastBallymacbrennan5
Dromara
Drumbo
Hillhall
Ravernet
Downshire WestBlaris5
Hillsborough
Lagan
Maze
Moira
Lisburn NorthDerryaghy6
Harmony Hill
Hilden
Lambeg
Magheralave
Wallace Park
Castlereagh SouthBeechill7
Cairnshill
Carryduff East
Carryduff West
Galwally
Knockbracken
Newtownbreda
Castlereagh EastBallyhanwood6
Carrowreagh
Dundonald
Enler
Graham’s Bridge
Moneyreagh
Mid and East AntrimKnockaghBurleigh Hill5
Gortalee
Greenisland
Sunnylands
Woodburn
Carrick CastleBoneybefore5
Castle
Kilroot
Love Lane
Victoria
Larne LoughBallycarry and Glynn5
Curran and Inver
Islandmagee
Kilwaughter
Whitehead South
Coast RoadCairncastle5
Carnlough and Glenarm
Craigyhill
Gardenmore
The Maidens
BraidBallee and Harryville7
Broughshane
Glenravel
Glenwhirry
Kells
Kirkinriola
Slemish
BallymenaAcademy7
Ardeevin
Ballykeel
Braidwater
Castle Demesne
Fair Green
Park
BannsideAhoghill6
Cullybackey
Galgorm
Grange
Maine
Portglenone
Mid UlsterCarntogherLower Glenshane5
Maghera
Swatragh
Tamlaght O’Crilly
Valley
MoyolaBallymaguigan5
Bellaghy
Castledawson
Draperstown
Tobermore
MagherafeltCoolshinny5
Glebe
Lissan
The Loup
Town Parks East
CookstownCoagh7
Cookstown East
Cookstown South
Cookstown West
Loughry
Oaklands
Pomeroy
TorrentArdboe6
Coalisland North
Coalisland South
Donaghmore
Stewartstown
Washing Bay
DungannonBallysaggart6
Killyman
Killymeal
Moy
Moygashel
Mullaghmore
Clogher ValleyAugher and Clogher6
Aughnacloy
Ballygawley
Caledon
Castlecaulfield
Fivemiletown
Newry, Mourne and DownSlieve GullionBessbrook7
Camlough
Crossmaglen
Forkhill
Mullaghbane
Newtownhamilton
Whitecross
NewryAbbey6
Ballybot
Damolly
Drumalane
Fathom
St. Patrick’s
CrotlieveBurren6
Derryleckagh
Hilltown
Mayobridge
Rostrevor
Warrenpoint
The MournesAnnalong7
Binnian
Donard
Kilkeel
Lisnacree
Murlough
Tollymore
Slieve CroobBallydugan5
Ballyward
Castlewellan
Drumaness
Dundrum
DownpatrickCathedral5
Knocknashinna
Lecale
Quoile
Strangford
RowallaneBallynahinch5
Crossgar and Killyleagh
Derryboy
Kilmore
Saintfield
North Down and ArdsArds PeninsulaBallywalter6
Carrowdore
Kircubbin
Loughries
Portaferry
Portavogie
ComberBallygowan5
Comber North
Comber South
Comber West
Killinchy
NewtownardsConway Square7
Cronstown
Glen
Gregstown
Movilla
Scrabo
West Winds
Bangor East and DonaghadeeBallycrochan6
Ballymagee
Donaghadee
Groomsport
Silverbirch
Warren
Bangor CentralBallygrainey6
Ballyholme
Bloomfield
Broadway
Castle
Harbour
Bangor WestBryansburn5
Kilcooley
Rathgael
Rathmore
Silverstream
Holywood and ClandeboyeClandeboye5
Cultra
Helen’s Bay
Holywood
Loughview

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 7) provides that Northern Ireland will be divided into 11 local government districts, rather than the existing 26 local government districts. The Local Government (Boundaries) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012/421) sets out the names and areas of each of those 11 new local government districts and establishes new wards for each district.

Consequent on the making of S.R. 2012/421, the Secretary of State appointed a District Electoral Areas Commissioner under article 2(4) of the District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/360). That Commissioner was required to submit a report to the Secretary of State setting out his recommendations for the grouping together of wards into electoral areas for the purpose of local government elections in each local government district. On [date], the Commissioner’s report was laid before Parliament under article 5 of S.I. 1984/360. A copy of the Commissioner’s report can be obtained from the Northern Ireland Office, Constitutional Policy Team, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ.

This Order gives effect, without modification, to the recommendations of the Commissioner. Article 2 and the Schedule set out the name of, the wards comprised in, and the number of councillors to be elected for, each district electoral area. Article 3 revokes the District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/226).

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(1)

2000 c. 41; there are no relevant amendments.

(2)

1998 c. 47; there are no relevant amendments.