Pottinger (District Electoral Area) facts for kids
District Electoral Area
Map showing Pottinger wards within Belfast
|Area||6.17 km2 (2.38 sq mi)|
|Population||31,272 (2008 Estimate)|
|• Density||5,068/km2 (13,130/sq mi)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Pottinger was one of the nine district electoral areas (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 1985 to 2014. Located in the east of the city, the district elected six members to Belfast City Council and contained the wards of Ballymacarrett, Bloomfield, Orangefield, Ravenhill, The Mount, and Woodstock.
The wards of Ravenhill and Woodstock were part of the Belfast South constituencies for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament, while the other four were part of the Belfast East Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies.
The district was bounded to the west by the River Lagan and the Ormeau Road, to the north by the Newtownards Road, to the east by Greenville Park and North Road and the Borough of Castlereagh to the south.
At the 2001 census the district had a Protestant majority, however there was also a large Catholic minority, particularly in areas such as the Short Strand, which is separated from the mainly unionist Cluan Place by one of the many peace lines in the district.
The DEA was created for the 1985 local elections, when it largely replaced the former electoral Area A. Five of the six wards came from Area A with the Bloomfield ward added from Area B. It was abolished for the 2014 local elections, when all of its wards except Orangefield formed part of a new Titanic district electoral area. The Orangefield ward became part of a new Lisnasharragh district electoral area.
Amenities in the Pottinger district electoral area include:
- Ormeau Golf Club
- Ormeau Park
- Kingspan Stadium, home of the Ulster Rugby team
|Catholic||Protestant||Other||No Religion||Area||Density||NI Assembly||UK Parliament||Ref|
|1||Ballymacarrett||4,908||51.4%||41.2%||1.4%||6.2%||0.78 km2||6,292 /km2||Belfast East||Belfast East|
|2||Bloomfield||5,453||16.1%||69.7%||1.7%||12.5%||0.74 km2||7,369 /km2||Belfast East||Belfast East|
|3||Orangefield||5,619||11%||77%||1.4%||10.6%||1.46 km2||3,849 /km2||Belfast East||Belfast East|
|4||Ravenhill||6,041||39.7%||46.9%||2%||11.5%||1.88 km2||3,213 /km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
|5||The Mount||5,591||16.1%||68.3%||1.3%||14.3%||0.75 km2||7,455 /km2||Belfast East||Belfast East|
|6||Woodstock||5,445||19.4%||63.3%||2.8%||14.5%||0.56 km2||9,723 /km2||Belfast South||Belfast South|
|Pottinger||33,057||25.3%||61.2%||1.8%||11.7%||6.17 km2||5,358 /km2|
- See also: Results of elections in 2011; 2005; 2001; 1997; 1993; 1989 and 1985.
|Belfast City Council elections, 2011|
|Democratic Unionist||Gavin Robinson||1,523|
|Sinn Féin||Niall Ó Donnghaile||1,077|
|Democratic Unionist||May Campbell||1,051|
|Progressive Unionist||John Kyle||1,022|
|Democratic Unionist||Adam Newton||936|
|Ulster Unionist||Philip Robinson||786|
|Social Democratic and Labour||Séamas de Faoite||456|
|[[Green Party in Northern Ireland|Template:Green Party in Northern Ireland/meta/shortname]]||David Newman||223|
|Traditional Unionist Voice||John Hiddleston||191|
|style="width: 10px" bgcolor=Template:Socialist Party (Ireland)/meta/color|||[[Socialist Party (Ireland)|Template:Socialist Party (Ireland)/meta/shortname]]||Thomas Black||150|
|[[Workers' Party of Ireland|Template:Workers' Party of Ireland/meta/shortname]]||Kevin McNally||104|
|[[People Before Profit Alliance|Template:People Before Profit Alliance/meta/shortname]]||Donna McCusker||70|
|Sinn Féin gain from Ulster Unionist|
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