South Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)

South Londonderry (UK Parliament Constituency)

South Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Londonderry was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons from 1885 until it was abolished in 1922.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes

This county constituency comprised the southern part of County Londonderry.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1922 the area was part of the Londonderry constituency.

Politics

The constituency was a majority unionist area.

All three candidates in 1918 were Catholics. Had the Sinn Féin candidate won, then instead of taking up the Westminster seat he would have participated in the revolutionary First Dáil.

Members of Parliament

Key to parties: U Irish Unionist Party 1886–1921 and Ulster Unionist 1921–1922.



Elections

The elections in this constituency took place using the first past the post electoral system.







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References

  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
  • Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume II 1886–1918, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (The Harvester Press 1978)
  • Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume III 1919–1945, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (The Harvester Press 1979)


External links

  • http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=0
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