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Map showing Castle wards within Belfast
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||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.
|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)
- See also: Results of elections in 2011; 2005; 2001; 1997; 1993; 1989 and 1985.
|Belfast City Council elections, 2011|
|Democratic Unionist||William Humphrey||2,643|
|Democratic Unionist||Brian Kingston||1,371|
|Progressive Unionist||Hugh Smyth||640|
|Ulster Unionist||Bobby McConnell||395|
|Democratic Unionist||Naomi Thompson||237|
|Sinn Féin||Karol McKee||184|
|Social Democratic and Labour||Conor McNeill||99|
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