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Armagh
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
Armagh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Armagh shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1921
Abolished: 1929
Election Method: Single transferable vote

Armagh was a county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland from 1921 - 1929. It returned four MPs, using the single transferable vote method of proportional representation.

Contents

Boundaries

Armagh consisted of the entirety of County Armagh. In 1929, the constituency was divided into the Central, Mid, North and South Armagh constituencies.[1]

Politics

Armagh had a slight Unionist majority, but this was fairly evenly balanced with a Nationalist minority. In both general elections, two Unionists were elected, alongside one Nationalist and one Republican.

Members of Parliament

Northern Ireland 1921–72

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72


Government
Governor of Northern Ireland
Privy Council
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
Cabinet

Governments:
Craigavon ministry · Andrews ministry
Brookeborough ministry · O'Neill ministry
Chichester-Clark ministry · Faulkner ministry


Elections:
1921 · 1925 · 1929 · 1933
1938 · 1945 · 1949 · 1953
1958 · 1962 · 1965 · 1969
By-elections


Members:
1921 · 1925 · 1929 · 1933
1938 · 1945 · 1949 · 1953
1958 · 1962 · 1965 · 1969
Senate

Parliament of Northern Ireland
Senate

Speaker of the Senate
Leader and Deputy Leader of the Senate

House of Commons

Speaker
Constituencies

See also
Government of Ireland Act 1920
Elections in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

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From To Party Name Born Died
1921 1925 Ulster Unionist Richard Best 1872 23 February 1939
1921 1922 Sinn Féin Michael Collins 16 October 1890 22 August 1922
1921 1929 Ulster Unionist David Graham Shillington 10 December 1872 22 January 1944
1921 1925 Nationalist (NI) John Dillon Nugent 1869 1 March 1940
1925 1929 Irish Republican Eamon Donnelly 29 December 1944
1925 1929 Nationalist (NI) John Henry Collins 3 March 1880 12 June 1952
1925 1929 Ulster Unionist John Clarke Davison 19 April 1879 19 February 1946

Elections

  • Electorate 53,977; Valid votes 46,532; Quota 9,307
24 May 1921 General Election: Armagh (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ulster Unionist Richard Best 15,988 34.36 1 1
Sinn Féin Michael Collins[2] 12,656 27.20 2 1
Ulster Unionist David Graham Shillington 9,730 20.91 3 1
Irish Nationalist John Dillon Nugent 6,857 14.74 4 2
Sinn Féin Frank Aiken 1,301 2.80
Turnout 86.2 N/A
  • Second count (distribution of Best's surplus)
  • R. Best (U) (-6,681) 9,307 (elected)
  • M. Collins (SF) (..) 12,656 (elected)
  • D.G. Shillington (U) (..) 9,730 (elected)
  • J.D. Nugent (N) (+103) 6,960 (elected)
  • F. Aiken (SF) (+28) 1,329 (runner up)
  • non-transferable (+6,550) 6,550
  • Seat vacant at dissolution (death of Collins)
  • Electorate 54,082; Valid votes 42,595; Quota 8,520
3 April 1925 General Election: Armagh (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ulster Unionist Richard Best 15,969 37.50 1 1
Ulster Unionist David Graham Shillington 10,575 24.83 2 1
Irish Republican Eamon Donnelly 5,778 13.57 3 3
Irish Nationalist John Henry Collins 5,272 12.38 4 3
Irish Nationalist John Dillon Nugent 4,991 11.72
Turnout 78.8 -9.1
Armagh by-election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Clarke Davison 22,390 79.20 N/A
Unbought Tenants W. R. Todd 5,880 20.80 N/A
Majority 16,510 58.40 N/A
Turnout 54,082 52.3 -26.5
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

References

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries
  2. ^ In the Irish elections, 1921 Sinn Féin candidates contested the elections on the basis that, if they won, they would not take seats in the devolved Parliaments of Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland but would become part of a revolutionary assembly in Dublin known as the Second Dáil. Michael Collins used his mandate to attend the 2nd Dáil in Dublin.

See also

  • Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results 1921-1972, compiled and edited by Sydney Elliott (Political Reference Publications 1973)

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