North Down and Ards

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Party Seats
Democratic Unionist Party Seats 17
Ulster Unionist Party Seats 9
Alliance Party Seats 7
Green Seats 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party Seats 1
Traditional Unionist Voice Seats 1
Independent Seats 2

Council background

Type
District Council
Seats up
40 seats up for election - whole
Boundary change
Yes

Latest updates North Down and Ards District Council

01.09.2018

17:29

NHS staff awarded freedom of borough

It is the first time the award has been bestowed since the council was established formed in 2015.

02.01.2018

14:19

Mother sinks into mud at baby's grave

A woman says she is "heartbroken" by the state of the County Down cemetery where her son is buried.
13:01

Baby's grave turned into a muddy mess

A woman who got stuck in mud at her baby son's grave releases video footage of the flooded plot.

30.06.2017

09:21

All councils miss planning target

None of NI's councils met the statutory 30-week average target for processing major planning applications last year.

12.09.2016

09:23

Concerns on high wind building collapse

Concerns about a building that has partially collapsed during high winds were raised at Ards and North Down Council a month ago.

15.08.2016

17:51

Nile crocodile is aquarium's new star

A Nile crocodile is among the new attractions as Northern Ireland's only aquarium, Exploris, reopens after a £2m refurbishment.
15:07

Northern Ireland's only aquarium reopens

Exploris in Portaferry reopens after two years and a £2m refurbishment.

09.08.2016

16:23

Shooting range plan triggers complaints

Hundreds complain about plans for an outdoor shooting range near homes in Bangor.

07.04.2016

21:06

Millions spent on public realm schemes

Almost £160 million has been spent re-paving Northern Ireland's towns since the economic downturn began, the BBC reveals.
21:03

Millions spent on public realm schemes

Almost £160m has been spent re-paving Northern Ireland's towns since the economic downturn began, it is revealed.
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