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Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council ( ga, Comhairle Buirge Dhún Geanainn agus Thír Eoghain Theas, Ulster Scots: ''Rathgannon an Sooth Owenslanngh Cooncil'') was a local council in
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Northern Ireland
from 1973 until 2015. It was originally named Dungannon District Council, gaining
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and adding "South Tyrone" to its name on 25 November 1999, after petitioning the
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. In May 2015, under local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland it merged with
Cookstown District Council Cookstown District Council ( ga, Comhairle Cheantar na Coirre Críochaí; Ulster Scots: ''Districk Cooncil o Cookestoun'') was a district council covering an area largely in County Tyrone County Tyrone (; ) is one of the thirty-two traditi ...
and
Magherafelt District Council Magherafelt District Council was a district council in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. It was merged with Cookstown District Council and Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council on 1 April 2015 under local government reorganisation in ...
to become
Mid-Ulster District Council Mid Ulster District Council ( ga, Comhairle Ceantair Lár Uladh; Ulster Scots dialects, Ulster-Scots: ''Mid Ulstèr Airts Cooncil'') is a local authority that was established on 1 April 2015. It replaced Cookstown District Council, Dungannon and ...
.


Subdivisions

The main town in the district was Dungannon, where the council was headquartered. The council area covered the southern part of County Tyrone (along with a small area of County Armagh) and had a population of nearly 58,000. Its smaller towns included: Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ballygawley, Caledon, County Tyrone, Caledon, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Aughnacloy, Benburb, Moy, Northern Ireland, Moy and Coalisland. The council area was divided into four electoral areas: Blackwater, Clogher Valley, Dungannon Town and Torrent. In the 2005 elections, 22 members were elected from the following political parties: 8 Sinn Féin, 5 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 4 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 4 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and 1 Éirígí (EIR). The Council adopted the d'Hondt method, d'Hondt system in 2001 which allows the position of Mayor and Deputy Mayor to be allocated according to party size. The last mayor was Councillor Michelle O'Neill (SF) and the Deputy Mayor was Councillor Norman Badger (UUP). In elections for the Westminster Parliament it was split between the Mid Ulster (UK Parliament constituency), Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh and South Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency), Fermanagh & South Tyrone constituencies.


Review of Public Administration

Under the Review of Public Administration (RPA) the council is due to merge with
Magherafelt District Council Magherafelt District Council was a district council in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. It was merged with Cookstown District Council and Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council on 1 April 2015 under local government reorganisation in ...
and
Cookstown District Council Cookstown District Council ( ga, Comhairle Cheantar na Coirre Críochaí; Ulster Scots: ''Districk Cooncil o Cookestoun'') was a district council covering an area largely in County Tyrone County Tyrone (; ) is one of the thirty-two traditi ...
in 2011 to form a single council for the enlarged area totalling 1714 km² and a population of 120, 096. The next election was due to take place in May 2009, but on 25 April 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until the introduction of the eleven new councils in 2011.


Population

The area covered by Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council has a population of 57,852 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.


See also

*Local government in Northern Ireland


References


External links


Council WebsiteDungannon LifeA Flavour of Tyrone
{{Authority control Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, Politics of County Tyrone Dungannon District councils of Northern Ireland, 1973–2015 Boroughs of Northern Ireland