4 Electoral Wards;

Ballynahinch
Downpatrick
Newcastle
Rowallane

State of the Parties;

SDLP - 10
SF - 5
UUP - 3
DUP - 3
Green - 1
Cons - 1 (ex-UUP)

2005 Results;

Downpatrick

First Count:
Éamonn McConvey, (SF) 1259
Peter Craig, (SDLP) 1060
Dermot Curran, (SDLP) 939
John Doris, (SDLP) 865
Liam Johnston, (SF) 722
William Murphy, (UUP) 650
Colin McGrath, (SDLP) 624
Bill Corry, (Green) 565
Caitríona Mackel, (SF) 483
Daniel McEvoy, (SDLP) 400
Desmond O'Hagan, (WP) 97

Votes by Party:

SDLP: 3,888 (50.7%), 4 seats
SF: 2,464 (32.2%), 2 seat
UUP: 650 (8.5%)
Green: 565 (7.4%), 1 seat
WP: 97 (1.3%)

Newcastle

First Count:
Eamonn O Neill, (SDLP) 1379
William Clarke, (SF) 1301
Carmel O'Boyle, (SDLP) 936
Gerald Douglas, (UUP) 808
Stanley Priestly, (DUP) 744
Peter Fitzpatrick, (SDLP) 573
Aíne McEvoy, (SF) 541
Hugh McDowell, (SF) 469
Neil Powell, (Alliance) 252
Peter McCarron, (Green) 148

Votes by Party:

SDLP: 2,888 (40.4%), 3 seats
SF: 2,311 (32.3%), 2 seats
UUP: 808 (11.3%), 1 seat
DUP: 744 (10.4%)
Alliance: 252 (3.5%)
Green: 148 (2.1%)

Rowallane

First Count:
William Dick, (DUP) 1326
Margaret Ritchie, (SDLP) 1105
Robert Burgess, (UUP) 928
William Walker, (DUP) 721
Edward Rea, (UUP) 580
Albert Colmer, (UUP) 537
Lorna Dunn, (Alliance) 333
Mary Robb, (SF) 313
Patricia McKay, (SDLP) 310
Philip Orr, (Green) 187

Votes by Party:

DUP: 2,047 (32.3%), 2 seats
UUP: 2,045 (32.3%), 2 seats
SDLP: 1,415 (22.3%), 1 seat
SF: 313 (4.9%)
Alliance: 333 (5.3%)
Green: 187 (2.9%)

Ballynahinch

First Count:
Jim Wells, (DUP) 1305
Michael Coogan, (SF) 1248
Patrick Toman, (SDLP) 877
Peter Bowles, (UUP) 807
Marie McAleenan, (SDLP) 746
Francis Casement, (SDLP) 462
Walter Lyons, (UUP) 438
Samuel Hanna, (DUP) 375

Votes by Party:

SDLP: 2,085 (33.3%), 2 seats
DUP: 1,680 (26.8%), 1 seat
SF: 1,248 (19.9%), 1 seat
UUP: 1,245 (19.9%), 1 seat