Ormiston (District Electoral Area)

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Ormiston has been one of the ten district electoral areas (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland since 2014.[1] Located in the east of the city, the district elects seven members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Belmont, Garnerville, Gilnahirk, Sandown, Shandon, Knock and Stormont.[2] Ormiston, along with wards from the neighbouring Titanic and Lisnasharragh DEAs, together with parts of Lisburn and Castlereagh District Council, form the Belfast East constituency for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament.

The district was created for the 2014 local elections, replacing the Victoria District Electoral Area,[3] which had existed since 1985. Nineteen candidates contested the first election in 2014, the most of any DEA in Northern Ireland.[4]

2014 elections

Belfast City Council elections, 2014[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref
UUP Jim Rodgers 1,899
Alliance Mervyn Jones 1,184
DUP Tom Haire 1,072
Alliance Ross McMullan 899
Alliance Laura McNamee 898
Green (NI) Ross Brown 831
DUP John Hussey 821
DUP Denny Vitty 809
DUP Brian Kennedy 750
PUP Ian Shanks 720
TUV John Hiddleston 640
UUP Peter Johnston 622
UKIP Stephen Crosby 618
Alliance Andrew Webb 561
NI21 Ian Dickson 245
NI21 Jayne Olorunda 192
NI Conservatives Ian Reid 162
SDLP Michael McMillan 95
Sinn Féin Laura Keenan 56
Turnout 13,074


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