The local election was held on 22 May 2014.
60 councillors were elected, which is nine more than our current total of 51.
The increased number of councillors will represent the new Belfast boundary area, which will be larger after taking in parts of Lisburn, Castlereagh and North Down.
The councillors will form a 'shadow council' with the power to make key decisions,
like appointing senior staff, setting rates and approving business and
financial plans for the new council. It will operate in shadow form until 31 March 2015, before officially taking over as the new Belfast council on 1 April 2015.
- To find which electoral ward you are in, visit NI Direct
District electoral areas and electoral wards
|District electoral area (DEA)||Electoral wards |
|Balmoral||Belvoir, Finaghy, Malone, Musgrave and Upper Malone |
|Black Mountain ||Andersonstown, Ballymurphy, Beechmount, Collin Glen, Falls Park, Shaw’s Road and Turf Lodge|
|Botanic ||Blackstaff, Central, Ormeau, Stranmillis and Windsor|
|Castle ||Bellevue, Cavehill, Chichester Park, Duncairn, Fortwilliam and Innisfayle|
|Collin ||Dunmurry, Ladybrook, Lagmore, Poleglass, Stewartstown and Twinbrook|
|Court ||Ballygomartin, Clonard, Falls, Forth River, Shankill and Woodvale|
|Lisnasharragh||Cregagh, Hillfoot, Merok, Orangefield, Ravenhill and Rosetta |
|Oldpark ||Ardoyne, Ballysillan, Cliftonville, Legoniel, New Lodge, and Water Works|
|Ormiston ||Belmont, Garnerville, Gilnahirk, Knock, Sandown, Shandon and Stormont|
|Titanic ||Ballymacarrett, Beersbridge, Bloomfield, Connswater, Sydenham and Woodstock|
Post election timetable
|Receipt by candidates and agents of claims for election expenses||21 calendar days after the result of the election is declared |
|Payment by candidates and agents of claims for election expenses||28 calendar days after the result of the election is declared|
|Receipt of return and declaration of election expenses by election agent||35 calendar days after the result of the election is declared|
|Receipt of candidates' declaration of election expenses ||7 calendar days after receipt of the agent’s declaration (or at the same time election agent delivers return). If the candidate is out of the UK, the declaration shall be delivered 14 calendar days after their return.|
|Receipt of candidates' declaration of election expenses. Publication in two or more newspapers circulating in the District Electoral Area where the election was held, a summary of the returns accompanied by a notice of the time and place at which the return and declarations (including the accompanying documents) can be inspected.||10 calendar days after receipt from the election agent of return as to election expenses|