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Newtownabbey Borough Council is a Local Council in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Newtownabbey has a population of over 80,000 and is on the north shore of Belfast Lough just immediately north of Belfast. The Borough was founded in 1958 as a result of an Act of Parliament passed in 1957 and comprises large urban residential areas along with traditional farming communities. Its major industries include electronics, software and telecommunications development and agriculture. Council headquarters are at Mossley Mill in Newtownabbey. Towns within the area include Ballyclare and Glengormley. The University of Ulster at Jordanstown is also in the Council area.

The Newtownabbey Borough Council area consists of 4 electoral areas: Antrim Line, Macedon, University and Ballyclare. At the 2011 elections 25 members were elected from the following political parties: 12 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 5 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 5 Alliance Party, 1 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and 2 Sinn Féin. At the Annual General Meeting of the Council on the first Monday in June each year the Mayor is elected and becomes the first citizen of the Borough. The Mayor of Newtownabbey for 2011/2012 is Alderman Billy Wedd (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) and the Deputy Mayor is Alderman Victor Robinson (DUP).

In elections for the Westminster Parliament it is split between the East Antrim constituency, the South Antrim constituency and the North Belfast constituency.

:See Also: Local Councils in Northern Ireland

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Party seats change +/-
Democratic Unionist Party 12 =
Ulster Unionist Party 5 -1
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 5 +3
Sinn Féin 2 +1
Social Democratic and Labour Party 1 =
Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association 0 -1
United Unionist Coalition 0 -1
Independent 0 -1

Party seats change +/-
Democratic Unionist Party 12 +4
Ulster Unionist Party 6 -3
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 2 +1
Sinn Féin 1 =
Social Democratic and Labour Party 1 -1
Newtownabbey Ratepayers Association 1 =
United Unionist Coalition 1 =
Independent 1 -1

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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