West Tyrone (Assembly constituency)

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West Tyrone
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary constituency

West Tyrone shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1996
Seats 6 (1996–2016)
5 (2017–)
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Districts Derry and Strabane District Council
Boundaries Map

West Tyrone (Irish: Tír Eoghain Thiar, Ulster Scots: Wast Owenslann) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Forum in 1996. Since 1998, it has elected members to the current Assembly.

For Assembly elections prior to 1996, the constituency was largely part of the Mid Ulster constituency with a smaller section coming from Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency. Since 1997, it has shared boundaries with the West Tyrone UK Parliament constituency.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see West Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency).

Members[edit]

Election MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
1996 Barry McElduff
(Sinn Féin)
5 seats
1996–1998
Paddy McGowan
(SDLP)
Joe Byrne
(SDLP)
Derek Hussey
(UUP)
Oliver Gibson
(DUP)
1998 Pat Doherty
(Sinn Féin)
Eugene McMenamin
(SDLP)
2003 Kieran Deeny
(Independent)
Thomas Buchanan
(DUP)
2007 Claire McGill
(Sinn Féin)
Allan Bresland
(DUP)
2011 Michaela Boyle
(Sinn Féin)
Joe Byrne
(SDLP)
Ross Hussey
(UUP)
July 2012
co-option
Declan McAleer
(Sinn Féin)
December 2015
co-option
Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP)
2016
2017 5 seats
2017–present
June 2017
co-option
Catherine Kelly
(Sinn Féin)
May 2019
co-option
Maolíosa McHugh
(Sinn Féin)
November 2020
co-option
Nicola Brogan
(Sinn Féin)
2022

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

2022[edit]

2022 Assembly election: West Tyrone – 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Nicola Brogan 18.75% 8,626          
SDLP Daniel McCrossan 11.92% 5,483 5,555 5,849 6,330 6,508 8,288
DUP Thomas Buchanan 14.44% 6,640 6,642 6,739 6,751 7,634 7,798
Sinn Féin Maoliosa McHugh 14.48% 6,658 7,047 7,189 7,567 7,571 7,731
Sinn Féin Declan McAleer 13.79% 6,343 6,731 6,888 7,111 7,113 7,592
TUV Trevor Clarke 9.06% 4,166 4,166 4,199 4,207 4,704 4,885
Alliance Stephen Donnelly 6.45% 2,967 3,026 3,327 3,476 3,777  
Ulster Unionist Ian Marshall 4.08% 1,876 1,877 1,911 1,918    
Independent Paul Gallagher 3.66% 1,682 1,688 1,895      
Aontú James Hope 1.43% 657 661        
People Before Profit Carol Gallagher 0.77% 354 358        
Green (NI) Susan Glass 0.55% 252 255        
Socialist Party Amy Ferguson 0.37% 171 173        
Independent Barry Brown 0.26% 119 125        
Electorate: 69,702   Valid: 45,994 (65.99%)   Spoilt: 635   Quota: 7,666   Turnout: 46,629 (66.90%)  

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2017[edit]

2017 Assembly election: West Tyrone – 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
DUP Thomas Buchanan 20.45% 9,064        
Sinn Féin Michaela Boyle 17.40% 7,714        
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 17.09% 7,573        
SDLP Daniel McCrossan 14.17% 6,283 6,300 6,333 6,343 7,682
Sinn Féin Declan McAleer 13.61% 6,034 6,035 6,289 6,421 7,035
Ulster Unionist Alicia Clarke 8.24% 3,654 4,689 4,689 4,690 6,275
TUV Charlie Chittick 1.92% 851 1,429 1,429 1,429  
Alliance Stephen Donnelly 2.82% 1,252 1,260 1,264 1,266  
Independent Sorcha McAnespy 1.95% 864 866 871 875  
Green (NI) Ciaran McClean 0.93% 412 416 417 418  
Citizens Independent Social Thought Alliance Barry Brown 0.84% 373 381 384 385  
Independent Corey French 0.22% 98 99 101 102  
Independent Roisin McMackin 0.19% 85 86 86 86  
Independent Susan-Anne White 0.09% 41 45 45 45  
NI Conservatives Roger Lomas 0.06% 27 32 32 32  
Electorate: 64,258   Valid: 44,325 (68.98%)   Spoilt: 582   Quota: 7,388   Turnout: 44,907 (69.89%)  

2016[edit]

2016 Assembly election: West Tyrone – 6 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SDLP Daniel McCrossan 11.05% 4,287 4,297 4,343 4,434 4,482 4,600 4,880 5,552      
DUP Thomas Buchanan 11.98% 4,650 4,652 4,673 4,685 4,699 4,709 4,728 4,766 8,370    
Ulster Unionist Ross Hussey 11.44% 4,441 4,454 4,486 4,563 4,596 4,663 4,705 4,848 5,124 7,932  
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 11.77% 4,568 4,568 4,588 4,597 4,671 4,715 4,916 5,250 5,252 5,252 5,263
Sinn Féin Michaela Boyle 11.49% 4,460 4,460 4,495 4,505 4,574 4,599 4,806 4,953 4,955 4,959 4,993
Sinn Féin Declan McAleer 9.19% 3,565 3,566 3,575 3,581 3,619 3,644 3,775 4,009 4,009 4,009 4,017
Sinn Féin Grace McDermott 9.56% 3,711 3,711 3,721 3,727 3,750 3,774 3,865 3,974 3,974 3,974 3,996
DUP Allan Bresland 10.01% 3,884 3,887 3,897 3,902 3,919 3,924 3,941 3,952      
Independent Josephine Deehan 4.58% 1,778 1,779 1,818 1,893 1,944 2,066 2,607        
Independent Sorcha McAnespy 2.13% 828 828 849 871 932 1,003          
Independent Patsy Kelly 1.70% 661 662 703 726 742 763          
Green (NI) Ciaran McClean 1.18% 458 461 513 619 714            
CISTA Barry Brown 1.41% 547 549 582 612              
Alliance Stephen Donnelly 1.27% 494 495 506                
Animal Welfare Laura McAnea 0.58% 224 225                  
Independent Corey French 0.32% 124 125                  
Independent Susan-Anne White 0.22% 85 86                  
NI Conservatives Roger Lomas 0.11% 44                    
Electorate: 65,694   Valid: 38,809 (59.08%)   Spoilt: 516   Quota: 5,545   Turnout: 39,325 (59.86%)  

2011[edit]

2011 Assembly election: West Tyrone – 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 15.29% 6,008        
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 14.32% 5,630        
Sinn Féin Michaela Boyle 12.86% 5,053 5,089.3 5,445.94 7,791.94  
SDLP Joe Byrne 8.53% 3,353 3,372.08 4,555.86 4,918.98 5,320.98
DUP Thomas Buchanan 12.79% 5,027 5,027.42 5,133.66 5,143.8 5,162.8
Ulster Unionist Ross Hussey 10.36% 4,072 4,073.08 4,365.88 4,394.94 4,397.94
DUP Allan Bresland 10.33% 4,059 4,059.18 4,115.18 4,116.78 4,123.78
Sinn Féin Declan McAleer 7.65% 3,008 3,372.9 3,576.4    
Independent Paddy McGowan 2.91% 1,145 1,158.92      
Independent Eugene McMenamin 2.79% 1,096 1,099.18      
Alliance Eric Bullick 2.17% 852 854.04      
Electorate: 62,970   Valid: 39,303 (62.42%)   Spoilt: 1,020   Quota: 5,615   Turnout: 40,323 (64.04%)  

2007[edit]

2007 Assembly election: West Tyrone – 6 seats[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 16.82% 6,971            
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 16.18% 6,709            
Sinn Féin Claire McGill 11.48% 4,757 5,599.85 6,217.39        
DUP Thomas Buchanan 11.16% 4,625 4,625.3 4,625.41 4,690.71 4,697.82 6,207.82  
Independent Kieran Deeny 9.11% 3,776 3,847.7 3,873.66 4,259.05 4,831.92 5,559.89 5,615.88
DUP Allan Bresland 10.24% 4,244 4,244.45 4,244.89 4,286.04 4,308.04 5,543.04 5,543.37
SDLP Josephine Deehan 6.49% 2,689 2,741.8 2,773.37 3,280.48 4,886.49 5,085.23 5,185.55
Ulster Unionist Derek Hussey 8.89% 3,686 3,686.9 3,687.78 3,761.3 3,813.48    
SDLP Eugene McMenamin 5.48% 2,272 2,290.75 2,328.15 2,700.96      
SDLP Seamus Shields 2.55% 1,057 1,098.85 1,105.56        
Republican Sinn Féin Joe O’Neill 1.08% 448 454.75 461.68        
UK Unionist Robert McCartney 0.53% 220 220.9 222.33        
Electorate: 58,367   Valid: 41,454 (71.02%)   Spoilt: 385   Quota: 5,923   Turnout: 41,839 (71.68%)  

2003[edit]

2003 Assembly election: West Tyrone – 6 seats[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Kieran Deeny 14.76% 6,158              
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 14.42% 6,019              
DUP Thomas Buchanan 11.36% 4,739 4,743.8 4,977.64 4,977.67 7,222.67      
Ulster Unionist Derek Hussey 8.95% 3,733 3,742.66 5,477.33 5,477.47 5,902.94 7,138.19    
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 13.52% 5,642 5,689.25 5,693.4 5,722.84 5,725.91 5,725.91 5,725.91 6,097.91
SDLP Eugene McMenamin 8.30% 3,465 3,479.07 3,517.15 3,518.15 3,533.24 3,545.24 3,692.99 5,975.68
Sinn Féin Brian McMahon 10.66% 4,450 4,456.99 4,464.05 4,483.95 4,484.98 4,484.98 4,484.98 4,558.69
SDLP Joe Byrne 6.34% 2,645 2,718.20 2,774.92 2,777.87 2,790.99 2,802.24 2,991.24  
DUP Derek Reaney 6.10% 2,547 2,549.04 2,774.52 2,774.55        
Ulster Unionist Bert Wilson 4.63% 1,934 1,940.12            
PUP Roy Reid 0.56% 233 233.57            
Alliance Steven Alexander 0.39% 164 171.47            
Electorate: 57,795   Valid: 41,729 (72.20%)   Spoilt: 599   Quota: 5,962   Turnout: 42,328 (73.24%)  

1998[edit]

1998 Assembly election: West Tyrone – 6 seats[7]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP Oliver Gibson 17.44% 8,015                
Sinn Féin Pat Doherty 15.29% 7,027                
SDLP Joe Byrne 14.13% 6,495 6,498.78 6,512.1 6,705.1          
Ulster Unionist Derek Hussey 10.06% 4,622 5,518.91 5,519.27 5,553.31 5,769.72 5,883.18 5,920.6 8,445.6  
SDLP Eugene McMenamin 7.72% 3,548 3,549.26 3,553.7 3,645 3,744 4,011.24 5,623.17 5,791.17 6,520.17
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff 10.80% 4,963 4,963.84 5,276.44 5,386.33 5,415.75 5,664.77 5,989.21 5,993.26 5,997.26
Sinn Féin Seamus Devine 8.00% 3,676 3,676 3,747.64 3,806.48 3,836.66 3,937.62 4,072.94 4,078.05 4,088.05
Ulster Unionist Alastair Patterson 5.69% 2,615 3,055.16 3,055.16 3,112.58 3,270.1 3,356.81 3,372.02    
SDLP Pat McDonnell 3.86% 1,772 1,773.89 1,777.55 1,837.27 2,009.57 2,461.99      
Independent Paddy McGowan 2.76% 1,269 1,301.34 1,304.82 1,447.09 1,718.23        
Alliance Ann Gormley 2.20% 1,011 1,020.66 1,022.64 1,104.62          
Independent Johnny McLaughlin 1.24% 570 583.44 586.38            
Independent Laurence O’Kane 0.37% 171 172.89 174.09            
Workers’ Party Tommy Owens 0.34% 157 161.83 162.19            
Natural Law Robert Johnstone 0.09% 40 50.71 51.01            
Electorate: 59,081   Valid: 45,951 (77.78%)   Spoilt: 962   Quota: 6,565   Turnout: 46,913 (79.40%)  

1996 forum[edit]

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[8]

Party Candidates Votes Percentage
SDLP Joe Byrne
Paddy McGowan
Ignatius Murtagh
Seamus Shields
11,622 28.4
Sinn Féin Barry McElduff
Patrick McMahon
Francis Mackey
Patrick Watters
Padraigin Ui Mhurdchadha
11,516 28.1
Ulster Unionist Derek Hussey
William Oldcroft
Edward Turner
Desmond Anderson
James Emery
7,327 17.9
DUP Oliver Gibson
Thomas Kerrigan
6,727 16.4
Alliance Ann Gormley
Elizabeth McCaffrey
John Devine
1,081 2.6
Labour coalition John McLaughlin
Michael Duffy
Anton McCabe
Manus Maguire
792 1.9
Ulster Democratic Thomas Lowry
Stephen Taylor
397 1.0
UK Unionist Dennis Wickersham
John McNeil
292 0.7
PUP Eileen Ward
George McDermott
238 0.6
NI Women’s Coalition Helena Schlindwein
Maria McGilloway
Frances Donaghy
185 0.5
Workers’ Party Hugh Mullan
John Doherty
169 0.4
Green (NI) Ben Ryan
Carolyn Bell
Donald Spencer
158 0.4
Democratic Left P. J. McClean
Teresa McVeigh
Mary Veronica McElroy
Martin McCay
130 0.3
NI Conservatives Lindsay Cumming
Julian Robertson
119 0.3
Ulster Independence Sandra Jones
Stanley Hayes
Richard Button
107 0.3
Natural Law John McCallen
Denis Nelson
45 0.1
Independent Chambers Mandy Beattie
Heather Ewart
30 0.1

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