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Lisburn City Council is a district council covering an area partly in County Antrim and partly in County Down in Northern Ireland. The council is the second largest in the Belfast Metropolitan Area. Council headquarters are in the city of Lisburn, upon which was conferred city status in May 2002 as a result of the council's success in the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee competition. It is the second-largest council area in Northern Ireland with over 108,000 residents and an area of 174 sqmi (450.7 km2) of south-west Antrim and north-west Down. It stretches from Glenavy and Dundrod in the north to Dromara and Hillsborough in the south and from Drumbo in the east to Moira and Aghalee in the west.

The council area consists of five electoral areas: Downshire, Dunmurry Cross, Killultagh, Lisburn Town North and Lisburn Town South. It has 30 councillors, last elected in 2005. The current composition is: 12 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 7 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 4 Sinn Féin, 3 Alliance Party, 3 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and 1 Independent Unionist. The current Mayor is Councillor Alderman Paul Porter (DUP), and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Brian Heading (SDLP). An election was due to take place in May 2009, but was postponed due to an ongoing review of local government.

For elections to the Westminster Parliament, the council area is currently split between the Lagan Valley constituency and the West Belfast constituency. In the 2010 Westminster election, the Glenavy area was placed in the South Antrim constituency, and the Dunmurry area was placed in the West Belfast constituency.

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