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Subject: Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Ards and North Down, Derry and Strabane, Northern Ireland local elections, 2014, Fermanagh and Omagh
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Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Founded 1 April 2015
Preceded by Armagh City and District Council
Banbridge District Council
Craigavon Borough Council
Lord Mayor
Darryn Causby, DUP
Seats 41
Political groups
     DUP (13)
     UUP (12)
     Sinn Féin (8)
     SDLP (6)
     UKIP (1)
     Independents (1)
Last election
22 May 2014
Meeting place
Civic and Conference Centre

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is a local authority that was established on 1 April 2015. It replaced Armagh City and District Council, Banbridge District Council and Craigavon Borough Council. The first elections to the authority were on 22 May 2014 and it acted as a shadow authority, prior to the creation of the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district on 1 April 2015.[1]


  • Mayoralty 1
    • Lord Mayor 1.1
    • Deputy Lord Mayor 1.2
  • Councillors 2
    • 2014 seats summary 2.1
    • Councillors by electoral area 2.2
  • Population 3
  • References 4


Lord Mayor

From To Name Party
2015 Darryn Causby DUP

Deputy Lord Mayor

From To Name Party
2015 Catherine Seeley Sinn Féin


For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEA):[2]

Area Seats
Armagh 6
Banbridge 7
Craigavon 5
Cusher 5
Lagan River 5
Lurgan 7
Portadown 6

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
DUP 13
UUP 12
Sinn Féin 8
Independents 1

Councillors by electoral area

Council members from 2014 election
District electoral area Name Party
Armagh Garath Keating Sinn Féin
Thomas O'Hanlon SDLP
Darren McNally Sinn Féin
Sam Nicholson UUP
Freda Donnelly DUP
Mealla Campbell SDLP
Banbridge Glenn Barr UUP
Ian Burns UUP
Elizabeth Ingram UUP
Paul Greenfield DUP
Junior McCrum DUP
Brendan Curran Sinn Féin
Seamus Doyle SDLP
Craigavon Kenneth Twyble UUP
Robert Woolsey Smith DUP
Declan McAlinden SDLP
Fergal Lennon Sinn Féin
Margaret Tinsley DUP
Cusher Jim Speers UUP
Paul Berry Independent
Gordon Kennedy UUP
Sharon Haughey SDLP
Gareth Wilson DUP
Lagan River Mark Baxter DUP
Paul Rankin DUP
Marc Woods UUP
Carol Black UUP
Hazel Gamble DUP
Lurgan Carla Lockhart DUP
Joe Nelson SDLP
Colin McCusker UUP
Philip Moutray DUP
Máire Cairns Sinn Féin
Keith Haughian Sinn Féin
Catherine Seeley Sinn Féin
Portadown Jonathan Buckley DUP
Gemma McKenna Sinn Féin
Darryn Causby DUP
Captain Doug Beattie MC UUP
Arnold Hatch UUP
David Jones UKIP


The area covered by new Council has a population of 199,693 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[3] This made it the second largest council, in terms of population, after Belfast City Council.


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