Dublin St James's (UK Parliament constituency)

Dublin St James's (UK Parliament Constituency)

Dublin St James's (UK Parliament constituency)

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St James's, a division of Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons 1918–1922.

Prior to the 1918 general election, the city was divided into four constituencies: the Dublin College Green, Dublin Harbour, Dublin St Patrick's and Dublin St Stephen's Green constituencies. In 1918, the city was allocated seven seats: St James's, the existing four constituencies, Dublin Clontarf and Dublin St Michan's.

From the dissolution of 1922, the area was no longer represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries

This constituency comprised part of the city of Dublin.

This constituency was a division of the city, which was entitled to send a member to the United Kingdom House of Commons. Sinn Féin used the election of 1918 to elect members of the Irish Republic's First Dáil. In Republican theory every MP elected in Ireland was entitled to become a Teachta Dála (known in English as a Deputy) in the Dáil, although only the Sinn Féin members participated.

In 1921 Dublin was divided into three multi-member constituencies, for elections to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland. Sinn Féin used them to elect Deputies to the Second Dáil.

Members of Parliament

Key to parties: Ind N Independent Nationalist, SF Sinn Féin.



Election

This constituency elected its MP using the first past the post electoral system.

  • 1918 (14 December) general election
  • 13,121 electors; 7,812 voted; turnout 59.54%
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