Place:Lisburn City, County Antrim, Northern Ireland


NameLisburn City
Alt namesLisburn City Council
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Located inCounty Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Lisburn City Council is a city council covering an area partly in County Antrim and partly in County Down in Northern Ireland. It is set to merge with Castlereagh Borough Council in May 2015 under the reform of local government in Northern Ireland to become Lisburn and Castlereagh District Council.

Created in 1964, 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 120,000 people and an area of 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 2011. The current composition is: 14 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 5 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 5 Sinn Féin, 3 Alliance Party and 3 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).

For elections to the Westminster Parliament, the council area is split between the Lagan Valley constituency, Belfast West and South Antrim constituencies.

The first elections for the new council took place in May, 2014.

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