The Limavady Borough Council area consists of three electoral areas: Limavady Town, Benbradagh and Bellarena. The Council was established in 1973 and is made up of 15 members who are elected for a four year term using a single transferable vote system. Together with the neighbouring district of Coleraine, it forms the East Londonderry constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.
At the last election in 2005 members from the following political parties were elected: 6 Sinn Féin, 3 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 3 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), 2 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and 1 United Unionist Coalition (UUC). The posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are rotated annually among the political representatives of the two main traditions within the community as part of the partnership process operated by the Council. The current Mayor is Councillor Brenda Chivers (SF) and the Deputy Mayor is Alderman George Robinson (DUP).
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