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

Belfast Duncairn was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

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Boundaries

Belfast Duncairn was a borough constituency comprising part of northern 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 Duncairn was created by the division of Belfast North 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 North Belfast, the seat had little nationalist presence. It was always won by Unionist candidates, although labour movement and independent unionist candidates often contested it.[1]

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Election results

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At the Northern Ireland general election, 1929, William Grant was elected unopposed.[2]
General Election 1933: Belfast Duncairn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Grant 6,626 60.7 N/A
Independent Unionist R. Hill 4,294 39.3 N/A
Majority 2,332 21.4 N/A
Turnout 70.2 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1938: Belfast Duncairn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Grant 7,151 54.1 - 6.6
Independent Unionist C. M. Lowe 3,956 29.9 N/A
Ind. Unionist Association R. Hill 2,111 16.0 N/A
Majority 3,195 24.2 + 2.8
Turnout 75.8 + 5.6
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1945: Belfast Duncairn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Grant 7,034 54.5 + 0.4
Labour (NI) James Morrow 5,875 45.5 N/A
Majority 1,159 9.0 - 15.2
Turnout 75.2 - 0.6
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1949: Belfast Duncairn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Grant 10,979 83.1 + 28.6
Labour (NI) James Morrow 2,230 16.9 - 28.6
Majority 8,749 66.2 + 57.2
Turnout 77.6 + 2.4
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
Belfast Duncairn by-election, 1949[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist George Boyle Hanna 7,590 73.9 - 9.2
Labour (NI) James Morrow 2,686 26.1 + 9.2
Majority 4,904 47.8 - 18.4
Turnout 54.7 - 12.9
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
At the Northern Ireland general election, 1953, George Boyle Hanna was elected unopposed.[2]
Belfast Duncairn by-election, 1956[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Fitzsimmons 4,779 68.3 N/A
Labour (NI) John William McDowell 2,218 31.7 N/A
Majority 2,561 36.6 N/A
Turnout 34.4 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
At the Northern Ireland general election, 1958, William Fitzsimmons was elected unopposed.[2]
General Election 1962: Belfast Duncairn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Fitzsimmons 6,943 58.5 N/A
Labour (NI) John William McDowell 4,850 40.9 N/A
World Socialist Party R. Montague 66 0.6 N/A
Majority 2,093 17.6 N/A
Turnout 60.6 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1965: Belfast Duncairn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Fitzsimmons 6,200 64.6 + 6.1
Labour (NI) John William McDowell 3,404 35.4 - 5.5
Majority 2,796 29.2 + 11.6
Turnout 49.3 - 11.3
Ulster Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1969: Belfast Duncairn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Fitzsimmons 7,435 63.2 - 1.4
Independent Unionist Norman Porter 4,321 36.8 N/A
Majority 3,114 26.4 - 2.8
Turnout 63.8 + 14.5
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

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 k l Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Boroughs: Belfast

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