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 formed 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 out how local elections work and how to vote, visit our how to vote page.
- 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|