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Map showing Oldpark wards within Belfast
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Country Northern Ireland
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Oldpark is one of the nine district electoral areas (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located in the North of the city, the district elects six members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Ardoyne; Ballysillan; Cliftonville; Legoniel; New Lodge and Water Works. Oldpark forms part of the Belfast North constituency for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament.


The DEA was created for the 1985 local elections. Legoniel, Ballysillan and Ardoyne wards had previously been part of Area E, New Lodge and the southern half of the Waterworks ward had been in Area G, while Cliftonville and the northern half of Waterworks ward had been in Area H.


Map Ward Population
(2011 Census)
Catholic Protestant Other No Religion Area Density NI Assembly UK Parliament Ref
1 Ardoyne 5,987 92.8% 5.1% 0.3% 1.8% 0.58 km2 10,322 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North
2 Ballysillan 5,626 7.8% 83.3% 1.4% 7.5% 1.11 km2 5,068 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North
3 Cliftonville 5,330 71% 23.6% 0.7% 4.7% 1.18 km2 4,517 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North
4 Legoniel 6,409 48.2% 45.4% 0.8% 5.6% 8.82 km2 727 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North
5 New Lodge 4,950 89.2% 7.5% 0.9% 2.3% 0.72 km2 6,875 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North
6 Water Works 5,829 87.6% 7.1% 0.9% 4.4% 1.27 km2 4,590 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North
Oldpark 34,131 65.6% 29.2% 0.8% 4.4% 13.68 km2 2,495 /km2 Belfast North Belfast North

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 Ian Crozier 1,770
Sinn Féin Conor Maskey 1,573
Sinn Féin Gerard McCabe 1,492
Sinn Féin Daniel Lavery 1,370
Social Democratic and Labour Nichola Mallon 1,184
Sinn Féin Mary Clarke 1,180
Democratic Unionist Gareth McKee 917
Ulster Unionist Fred Rodgers 540
style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Irish Republican Socialist Party/meta/color| [[Irish Republican Socialist Party|Template:Irish Republican Socialist Party/meta/shortname]] Paul Little 379
Alliance James McClure 303
Independent Martin McAuley 146
Turnout 10,584
Democratic Unionist gain from Ulster Unionist
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