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Elections: Northern Ireland

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many new electors have been registered in each of the 18 constituencies in Northern Ireland since the completion of the electoral registers on 16 October 2006. [HL2001]

16 October 2006 was the deadline for registering to be included in the published 1 December register. The following table shows an overall increase from the 1 December register to the current register, which will be in use for the forthcoming March election, of 3.8 per cent. This represents an addition of 40,849 names to the electoral register.

Constituency

Register 1.12.06

Revised Register Feb 07

Per cent change Dec 06 - Feb 07

Belfast East

48,570

50,053

+3.1

Belfast North

47,369

49,629

+4.8

Belfast South

47,190

49,177

+4.2

Belfast West

45,923

51,057

+11.2

East Antrim

55,658

57,025

+2.5

East Londonderry

55,056

56,491

+2.6

Fermanagh & South Tyrone

64,039

66,410

+3.7

Foyle

62,521

65,430

+4.7

Lagan Valley

68,430

70,654

+3.3

Mid Ulster

59,358

61,783

+4.1

Newry & Armagh

68,812

71,387

+3.7

North Antrim

70,868

73,332

+3.5

North Down

56,420

57,947

+2.7

South Antrim

63,983

66,046

+3.2

South Down

69,951

72,340

+3.4

Strangford

65,504

67,158

+2.5

Upper Bann

69,588

71,244

+2.4

West Tyrone

55,876

58,802

+5.2

Total

1,075116

1,115965

+3.8