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Belfast Ballynafeigh
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Borough constituency
Belfast Ballynafeigh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Belfast (Northern Ireland Parliament constituencies).svg
Belfast Ballynafeigh shown within Belfast and Belfast shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1929
Abolished: 1973
Election Method: First past the post

Belfast Ballynafeigh was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

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Boundaries

Belfast Ballynafeigh was a borough constituency comprising part of southern Belfast. It was created in 1929 when the House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 introduced first past the post elections throughout Northern Ireland.

Belfast Ballynafeigh was created by the division of Belfast South into four new constituencies. It survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament, until the Northern Ireland Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and formally abolished in 1973.[1]

Politics

In common with other seats in south Belfast, the constituency was strongly unionist. It was consistently won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates, although independent Unionst and labour candidates also stood.[1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1929 Thomas Moles Ulster Unionist Party
1933
1937 Frederick Thompson
1945
1949 Ivan Neill
1950
1953
1958
1962
1965
1969
1973 Constituency abolished

Election results

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General Election 22 May 1929: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Thomas Moles 5,152 59.4 N/A
Independent Unionist W. K. Gibson 3,525 40.6 N/A
Majority 1,627 18.8 N/A
Ulster Unionist gain from new seat Swing N/A
General Election 30 November 1933: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Thomas Moles Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
  • Death of Moles
By-election 02 April 1937: Belfast Ballynafeigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Frederick Thompson unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 9 February 1938: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Frederick Thompson 7,221 70.4 N/A
Independent W. McMillan 3,037 29.6 N/A
Majority 4,184 40.8 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 14 June 1945: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Frederick Thompson 5,775 48.5
Commonwealth Labour William Kennedy 3,715 31.2 N/A
Labour (NI) J. R. Baine 2,424 20.3 N/A
Turnout 21,069 45.78
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 10 February 1949: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Ivan Neill unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 22 October 1953: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Ivan Neill 5,495 67.2 N/A
Independent Unionist V. S. McVea 2,682 32.8 N/A
Majority 2,813 34.4
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 20 March 1958: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Ivan Neill 5,273 61.4
Independent Unionist V. S. McVea 3,320 38.6
Majority 1,953 22.8
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 31 May 1962: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Ivan Neill 5,474 57.8
Labour (NI) F. D. Hazard 2,736 28.9 N/A
Liberal J. B. Rosenfield 1,255 13.3 N/A
Majority 2,738 28.9
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 25 November 1965: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Ivan Neill 5,010 65.6
Labour (NI) J. E. Holmes 2,624 34.4
Majority 2,386 31.2
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 24 February 1969: Belfast Ballynafeigh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Ivan Neill 6,523 70.9
Labour (NI) J. E. Holmes 2,675 29.1
Majority 3,848 41.8
Ulster Unionist hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b The Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921-1972, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Boroughs: Belfast

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