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Craigavon Borough Council is a local council in counties Armagh, Down and Antrim, in Northern Ireland. The headquarters of the council is in Craigavon, on the shores of Lough Neagh, a new town built between Lurgan and Portadown. The council area includes the large towns of Lurgan and Portadown, as well as smaller ones including Waringstown and Donaghcloney. The council budget of £15.5 million provides a wide range of services to over 90,000 people living in the area.

The council area consists of four electoral areas - Central, Loughside, Lurgan and Portadown - in which 26 councillors are elected every four years. The council holds an annual meeting in June, at which a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected. Parties elected in 2005 were Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) nine seats, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) six, Sinn Féin six, Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) four, and Independent one. 1 member has since defected to Traditional Unionist Voice. The current Mayor is DUP Councilor Robert Smyth, and his Deputy is Ken Twyble of the UUP. The next election was due to take place in May 2009, but on April 25, 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until the introduction of the eleven new councils in 2011. The proposed reforms were abandoned in 2010, and the next district council elections will take place in 2011

Together with part of the district of Banbridge, it forms the Upper Bann constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

Craigavon Borough Council Video

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This is a video I made for my recently passed niece. All the footage I have left of her short life. She was colourful, fiery, unpredictable and as uncontaina...
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Over 40 years from the beginning of "The Troubles", a group of young people from different backgrounds of Craigavon and Newry produce this symbolic short fil...
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Join in the fun this festive season at our snowtube with Santa Event. Cost - £6 per child and includes: 30 mins snowtubing Visit with Santa Small present Alp...
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The Celebrating Cultural Diversity project was a programme which supported local groups to promote good relations. The DVD reflects the richness of cultural ...
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Check out Oliva Delatorre, from Portadown, the cutest witch we've ever seen dancing to the Samba Band!
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As part of the Portadown 400year Anniversary, Craigavon Borough Council hosted a Teddy Bears Picnic on the 3rd August 2013. With funding from OFMDFM, Portado...
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This film was shot and edited by a group of young people from Craigavon funded by Peace III, European Union Film.
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Craigavon DUP Councillor Robert Smith commenting on the robberies which have occurred in the Killycomain area of Portadown focused on older people and the ne...
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DUP MLA for Upper Bann Stephen Moutray commenting on the bye-election which has been forced in Craigavon Borough Council due to the refusal of the Ulster Uni...
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Decision on waste plant is deferred after council vote - Portadown Today Tweet this news
Portadown Today--The decision was taken at -Craigavon Borough Council- at Monday's mid-monthly meeting and was made to enable the developer, residents and various agencies to ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 23:11:27 GMT+00:00
469 people object to waste plant - Portadown Today Tweet this news
Portadown Today--The proposal is set to come before -Craigavon Borough Council- on Monday and although there have been 469 objections to it, a spokesman for the Planning ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 08:10:03 GMT+00:00
Land campaign nears victory - Portadown Today Tweet this news
Portadown Today--Minister Poots, meanwhile, points out that decision in the future will be left to -Craigavon Borough Council-. Under the Reform of Local Authorities - when ... - Date : Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:12:28 GMT+00:00
Rangers blow the whistle on the council's 'dire' changing room facilities - Portadown Today Tweet this news
Portadown Today--Rangers have been telling -Craigavon Borough Council- repeatedly that their facilities - a portable “glorified shed” at Brownstown Park - is entirely ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:10:33 GMT+00:00
EQUESTRIAN THE Silverwood venue attracted over 120 competitors for the recent ... - Portadown Today Tweet this news
Portadown Today--The event was staged by the Northern Ireland Mounted Games Association in partnership with -Craigavon Borough Council-. Riders from the United States of ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:29:36 GMT+00:00

1973 1977 1981 1985 1989 1993 1997 2001 2005 2011
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 11 10 9 11 12 10 11 8 6 6
Alliance (APNI) 4 3 1 2 2 1 1
Vanguard (VUPP) 4
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 3 4 7 6 4 4 3 6 9 9
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2 6 5 5 6 6 7 7 4 2
Independent Nationalist (IN) 1 2
United Ulster Unionist Party (UUUP) 1 1
Workers' Party (WP) 1 2 2 1 1
Sinn Féin (SF) 2 1 2 2 4 6 8
Independent Unionist (IU) 1 1 1

Year Name Political affiliation Deputy Deputy's affiliation
1973 - 75 Joseph A. Johnston James McCammick
1975 - 76 James McCammick Tom Creith
1976 - 77 Tom Creith Herbert Whitten
1977 - 78 Sydney Cairns Brian T. English
1978 - 79 Herbert Whitten David Calvert
1979 - 80 Alan Locke James McDonald
1980 - 81 Frank Dale Sean Hagan
1981 - 82 Mary Simpson David Calvert
1982 - 83 Sam Gardiner James Gillespie
1983 - 84 James Gillespie Frederick Baird
1984 - 85 Arnold Hatch Patrick J. Crilly
1985 - 87 George Savage James Gillespie
1987 - 88 Sydney Cairns Arnold Hatch
1988 - 89 Sam Gardiner James McCammick
1989 - 91 James McCammick Joy Savage, then
Joe Trueman
1991 - 92 Joe Trueman Fred Crowe
1992 - 93 Fred Crowe Sam Lutton
1993 - 94 Joy Savage Ruth Allen
1994 - 95 Brian Maguinness Sean McKavanagh
1995 - 96 Meta Crozier   Hugh Casey
1996 - Dec 96 Hugh Casey Sam Lutton
Dec 1996 - 97 Sam Lutton Hugh Casey
1998 - 99 Mervyn Carrick Dolores Kelly
1999 - 00 Dolores Kelly Fred Crowe
2000 - 01 Fred Crowe Mark Neale
2001 - 02 Sam Gardiner Jonathan Bell
2002 - 03 Jonathan Bell Sidney Anderson
2003 - 04 Ignatius Fox David Simpson
2004 - 05 David Simpson Ignatius Fox
2005 - 06 George Savage Robert Smith
2006 - 07 Kenneth Twyble Mary McAlinden
2007 - 08 Robert Smith Kenneth Twyble
2008 - 09 Sidney Anderson Arnold Hatch
2009 - 10 Meta Crozier Philip Weir
2010 - 11 Stephen Moutray Kieran Corr
2011 - 12 Alan Carson George Savage

Name Party
Jonathan McGibbon
Sidney Anderson MLA
Stephen Moutray MLA
Robert Smith
Mark O'Dowd
Jo-Anne Dobson MLA
Meta Crozier
Kenneth Twyble
Declan McAlinden
Liam Mackle
George Savage (former MLA)
Carla Lockhart
Arnold Hatch
MairEad O'Dowd
Paul Duffy
Gemma McKenna
Mark Baxter
Thomas O'Connor
Noel McGeown
Woolsey Smith MBE
Joseph Nelson
Gladys McCullough
Ronald Harkness
Conrad Dixon
Alan Carson
Darren Causby

Local authorities of Northern Ireland

Antrim * Ards * Armagh * Ballymena * Ballymoney * Banbridge * Belfast * Carrickfergus * Castlereagh * Coleraine * Cookstown * Craigavon * Derry * Down * Dungannon and South Tyrone * Fermanagh * Larne * Limavady * Lisburn * Magherafelt * Moyle * Newry and Mourne * Newtownabbey * North Down * Omagh * Strabane



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