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District Electoral Area
Map showing Lower Falls wards within Belfast
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|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Lower Falls was one of the nine district electoral areas which existed in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 1985 to 2014. Located in the west of the city, the district elected five members to Belfast City Council and contained the wards of Beechmount; Clonard; Falls; Upper Springfield; and Whiterock. Lower Falls formed part of the Belfast West constituencies for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament. The district, along with the neighbouring Upper Falls district took its name from the Falls Road, one of the main arterial routes in the west of the city.
Lower Falls was created for the 1985 local elections. The Falls and Clonard wards had previously been in Area F, with the remaining wards part of Area D. It was abolished for the 2014 local elections. The Falls and Clonard wards joined the Court District Electoral Area, while the remaining wards became part of a new Black Mountain District Electoral Area.
|Catholic||Protestant||Other||No Religion||Area||Density||NI Assembly||UK Parliament||Ref|
|1||Beechmount||5,485||90.8%||6.1%||0.6%||2.5%||0.84 km2||6,530/km2||Belfast West||Belfast West|
|2||Clonard||4,975||90.5%||6.4%||0.6%||2.6%||0.61 km2||8,156/km2||Belfast West||Belfast West|
|3||Falls||5,184||87.6%||7.5%||2.3%||2.6%||1.2 km2||4,320/km2||Belfast West||Belfast West|
|4||Upper Springfield||5,250||93.5%||4.6%||0.3%||1.6%||2.5 km2||2,100/km2||Belfast West||Belfast West|
|5||Whiterock||5,694||93.1%||4.7%||0.3%||1.8%||0.78 km2||7,300/km2||Belfast West||Belfast West|
|Lower Falls||26,588||91.1%||5.8%||0.3%||1.8%||5.93 km2||4,484 /km2||Belfast West||Belfast West|
- See also: Results of elections in 2011; 2005; 2001; 1997; 1993; 1989 and 1985.
|Belfast City Council elections, 2011|
|Sinn Féin||Janice Austin||1,920|
|Sinn Féin||Steven Corr||1,572|
|Sinn Féin||Tom Hartley||1,561|
|Sinn Féin||Jim McVeigh||1,497|
|Social Democratic and Labour||Colin Keenan||1,000|
|Sinn Féin||Breige Brownlee||813|
|[[Workers' Party of Ireland|Template:Workers' Party of Ireland/meta/shortname]]||John Lowry||398|
|style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Irish Republican Socialist Party/meta/color|||[[Irish Republican Socialist Party|Template:Irish Republican Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]||Jim Gorman||209|
|style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Socialist Party (Ireland)/meta/color|||[[Socialist Party (Ireland)|Template:Socialist Party (Ireland)/meta/shortname]]||Pat Lawlor||148|
|Social Democratic and Labour gain from Sinn Féin|
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