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District Electoral Area
Map showing Balmoral wards within Belfast
|Area||13.71 km2 (5.29 sq mi)|
|Population||29,681 (2008 Estimate)|
|• Density||2,165/km2 (5,610/sq mi)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Balmoral is the most southern of ten district electoral areas (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The district elects five members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Belvoir; Finaghy; Malone; Musgrave and Upper Malone. Balmoral, along with neighbouring Botanic, forms the greater part of the Belfast South constituencies for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament.
The district is bounded to the west and south west by the M1 Motorway, to east and south east by the River Lagan, to the east and north east by the Malone Road and to the north by Belfast City Hospital, Queen's University Belfast and Royal Victoria Hospital.
The Lisburn Road is the main arterial route through the centre of the district, which also contains a number of public facilities including: the King's Hall conference and exhibition centre, the Musgrave Park Hospital, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park and Windsor Park, the home ground of the Northern Ireland national football team. It is served by the Adelaide, Balmoral and Finaghy railway stations.
The DEA was created for the 1985 local elections, where it contained five wards. Four of the wards came from the abolished Area C, which it effectively replaced, with the final ward, Blackstaff, coming from Area F. From the 1993 local elections to the 2011 elections, the area contained six wards, following the creation of the Musgrave ward. For the 2014 local elections, it lost the wards of Blackstaff and Windsor and gained the Belvoir ward, which had previously been part of the abolished Castlereagh Borough Council.
|Catholic||Protestant||Other||No Religion||Area||Density||NI Assembly||UK Parliament||Ref|
|1||Blackstaff||3,998||15%||71.5%||1.8%||11.7%||1.92 km2||2,082/km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
|2||Finaghy||4,555||49.2%||42.6%||2.6%||5.6%||2.59 km2||1,759/km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
|3||Malone||5,555||61.2%||30.3%||2.3%||6.3%||2.18 km2||2,548/km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
|4||Musgrave||4,927||60.6%||32.9%||1.7%||4.8%||1.78 km2||2,768/km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
|5||Upper Malone||4,841||29.4%||60.1%||2.5%||8.1%||4.32 km2||1,121/km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
|6||Windsor||8,141||41.6%||40.7%||5.8%||11.8%||0.92 km2||8,849/km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
- See also: Results of elections in 2011; 2005; 2001; 1997; 1993; 1989 and 1985.
|Belfast City Council elections, 2011|
|Democratic Unionist||Ruth Patterson||1,553|
|Sinn Féin||Máirtín Ó Muilleoir||1,465|
|Social Democratic and Labour||Claire Hanna||1,443|
|Ulster Unionist||Bob Stoker||922|
|Social Democratic and Labour||Niall Kelly||743|
|Social Democratic and Labour||Bernie Kelly||706|
|Ulster Unionist||Jim Kirkpatrick||578|
|Democratic Unionist||Sharon Simpson||396|
|[[Green Party in Northern Ireland|Template:Green Party in Northern Ireland/meta/shortname]]||Mark Simpson||282|
|[[People Before Profit Alliance|Template:People Before Profit Alliance/meta/shortname]]||Andrew King||107|
|Sinn Féin gain from Democratic Unionist|
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The King's Hall is a multi-purpose venue located in Balmoral.
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