2001 Northern Ireland local elections

Elections for local government were held in Northern Ireland on 7 June 2001, contesting 582 seats in all, along with the 2001 general election across the entire United Kingdom.

2001 Northern Ireland local elections

 1997 7 June 2001 2005 

All council seats
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader David Trimble Ian Paisley John Hume
Party UUP DUP SDLP
Seats won 154 131 117
Seat change 31 40 3
Popular vote 181,336 169,477 153,424
Percentage 22.9% 21.4% 19.4%
Swing 5.2% 5.4% 1.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Gerry Adams N/A Seán Neeson
Party Sinn Féin Independent Alliance
Seats won 108 34 28
Seat change 34 8 13
Popular vote 163,269 51,997 40,443
Percentage 20.7% 6.6% 5.1%
Swing 3.5% 2.8% 1.6%