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District Electoral Area
Court DEA wards - Belfast City Council.svg
Wards of Court DEA in Belfast City Council
Population 21,886 (2011 Census, 1993 boundaries)
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
  • Belfast North
    Belfast West
NI Assembly
  • Belfast North
    Belfast West
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Northern Ireland

Court is one of the ten district electoral areas (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located in the north and west of the city, the district elects six members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Ballygomartin, Clonard, Falls, Forth River, Shankill, and Woodvale. Court is split between the Belfast North and Belfast West constituencies for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament.


The DEA was created for the 1985 local elections. It initially contained six wards, three of which came from the abolished Area E, with the remainder from Area G. From the 1993 to 2011 local elections, it contained five wards, namely Crumlin, Glencairn, Highfield, Shankill and Woodvale, following the abolition of the Saint Anne's ward. For the 2014 local elections, the Crumlin ward was abolished, the Glencairn ward was replaced by Forth River ward and the Highfield ward was replaced by Ballygomartin ward. These four wards were joined by the Falls and Clonard wards, which had previously been part of the abolished Lower Falls District Electoral Area.


Map Ward Population
(2011 Census)
Catholic Protestant Other No Religion Area Density NI Assembly UK Parliament Ref
1 Crumlin 4,582 11.3% 82.3% 0.6% 5.9% 0.83 km2 5,520/km2 Belfast North Belfast North
2 Glencairn 3,749 17.5% 75.5% 0.9% 6.1% 4.1 km2 914/km2 Belfast West Belfast West
3 Highfield 5,651 9.5% 82.6% 0.9% 7% 2.69 km2 2,101/km2 Belfast West Belfast West
4 Shankill 3,816 7.9% 84.5% 0.7% 6.9% 0.93 km2 4,103/km2 Belfast West Belfast West
5 Woodvale 4,088 6% 87% 0.6% 6.4% 0.57 km2 7,172/km2 Belfast North Belfast North
Court 21,886 10.3% 82.5% 0.7% 6.5% 9.12 km2 2,400/km2 Belfast North (2)
Belfast West (3)
Belfast North (2)
Belfast West (3

2011 Elections

See also: Results of elections in 2011; 2005; 2001; 1997; 1993; 1989 and 1985.
Belfast City Council elections, 2011
Party Candidate 1st Pref
Democratic Unionist William Humphrey 2,643
Democratic Unionist Brian Kingston 1,371
Independent Frank McCoubrey 754
Progressive Unionist Hugh Smyth 640
Ulster Unionist Bobby McConnell 395
Democratic Unionist Naomi Thompson 237
Independent Raymond McCord 199
Sinn Féin Karol McKee 184
Social Democratic and Labour Conor McNeill 99
Alliance Mark Long 78
Turnout 6,600
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