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Magherafelt District Council is a district council in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Council headquarters are in Magherafelt. The Council area stretches from Lough Neagh and the River Bann in the east and into the Sperrin Mountains in the west and is divided by the Moyola River. It covers an area of 214 sqmi (554.3 km2) and has a current population of over 39,500. Local towns in the area include Bellaghy, birthplace of poet Seamus Heaney in 1939.

The Council is composed of 16 elected representatives. Local elections are held every four years on a proportional representation system. At the last election in May 2011, those elected were from the following political parties: 9 Sinn Féin, 3 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 2 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and 2 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). The chairman and vice-chairman are elected on an annual basis at the annual general meeting in May or June. The current (2011/12) chairman is Councillor Ian Milne(SF), who represents Moyola electoral area, and the vice-chairman is Councillor George Shiels(UUP), who represents Magherafelt Town electoral area.

In elections for the Westminster Parliament it is part of the Mid Ulster constituency.

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Promo video for the Craic Theatre Pantomime 2015 "Foundered" featuring the people of Coalisland and surrounding area.
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Hundreds of friends and comrades of assassinated Sinn Féin Councillor Ãglach John Davey joined with John's family in Lavey South Derry to commemorate the 25th anniversary of John's ...
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Road becomes a river.
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An original gospel song by Richard Finlay, performed at a Concert for Maghera Day Centre. 19th September 2014.
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The County Derry Centenaries Group as part of a planned schedule of events to mark upcoming centenaries hosted a debate 'Is the cause of Ireland the cause of Labour?' in the Bridewell Centre...
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Take a look at our promotional video of 2013's Christmas Market in Magherafelt. Can you spot yourself or anyone you know? See what it has to for you and your family and friends. With everything...
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4Dee Magherafelt work outing in Magherafelt July 2014 For more information on bubble Ball in Northern ireland, please contact us by email at or facebook https://www.fac...
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This is our chance to make our voices heard! It is extremely important that workers and the communities unite and fight these Stormont/Tory cuts! Join in the fight back on Friday 13th March,...
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As part of the SYNC - NEELB - Creative Learning Centre recording project in July 2014 young people from Magherafelt completed their OCN Music Ensemble & Songwriting qualifications and recorded.
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Party seats change +/-
Sinn Féin 9 +1
Democratic Unionist Party 3 -1
Social Democratic and Labour Party 2 =
Ulster Unionist Party 2 =

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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