Mid Ulster District Council

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Mid Ulster District Council

Comhairle Ceantair Lár Uladh
Mid Ulstèr Airts Cooncil
Coat of arms or logo
Founded1 April 2015
Preceded byCookstown District Council
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council
Magherafelt District Council
Councillor Martin Kearney, Social Democratic and Labour Party
Deputy Chair
Councillor Clement Cuthbertson, Democratic Unionist Party
Mid Ulster District Council 2019.svg
Political groups
     Sinn Féin (17)
     DUP (9)
     UUP (6)
     SDLP (5)
     Independents (2)
     Aontú (1)[1]
Last election
2 May 2019

Mid Ulster District Council (Irish: Comhairle Ceantair Lár Uladh; Ulster-Scots: Mid Ulstèr Airts Cooncil[2]) is a local authority that was established on 1 April 2015. It replaced Cookstown District Council, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council and Magherafelt District Council. The first elections to the authority took place on 22 May 2014 and it acted as a shadow authority, prior to the creation of the Mid Ulster district on 1 April 2015.



From To Name Party
2015 2016 Linda Dillon Sinn Féin
2016 2017 Trevor Wilson UUP
2017 2018 Kim Ashton DUP
2018 2019 Seán McPeake Sinn Féin
2019 2020 Martin Kearney SDLP

Vice Chair[edit]

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Kim Ashton DUP
2016 2017 Sharon McAleer SDLP
2017 2018 Mark Glasgow UUP
2018 2019 Frances Burton DUP
2019 2020 Clement Cuthbertson DUP



For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEA):[3]

Area Seats
Carntogher 5
Clogher Valley 6
Cookstown 7
Dungannon 6
Magherafelt 5
Moyola 5
Torrent 6

Seat summary[edit]

Party Elected 2014 Current
Sinn Féin 18 18
DUP 8 8
UUP 7 7
SDLP 6 5
Independents 1 2

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Carntogher James Shiels DUP
Martin Kearney SDLP
Seán McPeake Sinn Féin
Kate McEldowney Sinn Féin
Brian McGuigan Sinn Féin
Clogher Valley Frances Burton DUP
Phelim Gildernew Sinn Féin
Seán McGuigan Sinn Féin
Sharon McAleer SDLP
Robert Mulligan UUP
Wills Robinson DUP
Cookstown Cathal Mallaghan Sinn Féin
Trevor Wilson UUP
John Fitzgerald McNamee Sinn Féin
Gavin Bell Sinn Féin
Tony Quinn ‡ Independent
Wilbert Buchanan DUP
Mark Glasgow UUP
Dungannon Barry Monteith Independent
Walter Cuddy UUP
Dominic Molloy Sinn Féin
Kim Ashton DUP
Clement Cuthbertson DUP
Denise Mullen SDLP
Magherafelt Paul McLean DUP
George Shiels UUP
Seán Clarke Sinn Féin
Christine McFlynn SDLP
Darren Totten Sinn Féin
Moyola Ian Milne †† Sinn Féin
Anne Forde DUP
Catherine Elattar Sinn Féin
Derek McKinney UUP
Donal McPeake † Sinn Féin
Torrent Linda Dillon Sinn Féin
Joe O'Neill Sinn Féin
Malachy Quinn SDLP
Ronan McGinley Sinn Féin
Robert Colvin UUP
Mickey Gillespie Sinn Féin

Co-opted to fill a vacancy since the election.
New party affiliation since the election.
Last updated 25 March 2019.

For further details see 2014 Mid Ulster District Council election.


The area covered by the new Council has a population of 138,590 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[5]


  1. ^ "Councillor Denise Mullen leaves SDLP over party's stance on abortion". 27 July 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Equality Impect Assessment o tha Draft Ullans Leid Policy (in Ulster-Scots)" (PDF). Mid Ulster Council. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.deac-ni.org/index/current-review-of-district-electoral-areas/final_ni_overview__300dpi_a1_.pdf[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections". opencouncildata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)