Members of Belfast City Council
This is a list of the 51 members of Belfast City Council, elected at the local elections on 5 May 2011.
Belfast City Council currently comprises 51 electoral wards, nominally one for each elected councillor. However, as the PR-STV voting system requires multi-seat constituencies, the 51 wards are grouped into nine district electoral areas (DEA) which elect between 5 and 7 councillors each:
The entitles the Council to appoint up to twelve of its members to the honorary position of alderman. The role of alderman is appointed at the first annual meeting following the election of the Council and does not carry any extra responsibilities other than the right to be referred to as an alderman rather than councillor. Following the local elections in 1997 and 2005 the Council voted not to appoint any of its members to the positions. All twelve places were filled after the May 2011 election and are listed below.
Results by party
|Democratic Unionist Party||15||=||15||10||7||9||8||11||15||7||2|
|Social Democratic and Labour Party||8||=||8||9||7||9||8||6||6||8||7|
|Alliance Party of Northern Ireland||6||+2||4||3||6||5||6||8||7||13||8|
|Ulster Unionist Party||3||-4||7||11||13||15||14||14||13||15||25|
|Progressive Unionist Party||2||=||2||3||3||1||1||1||1||0||0|
- "Your Councillors". Belfast City Council. http://minutes.belfastcity.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=ALPHA&VW=LIST&PIC=0. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Council, Monday, 2nd June, 1997". Belfast City Council. http://minutes.belfastcity.gov.uk/Data/COUNCIL/19970602/Minutes/$minutes.doc.pdf#search=%22alderman%20election%22. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Council, Thursday, 26th May, 2005". Belfast City Council. http://minutes.belfastcity.gov.uk/Data/COUNCIL/20050526/Minutes/$minutes.doc.pdf#search=%22alderman%20appointment%22. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Aldermen". Belfast City Council. http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/lordmayor/aldermen.asp. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Belfast City Council election results 2011". Belfast City Council. http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/elections/resultsbyparty.asp. Retrieved 2011-05-10.
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