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

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



Belfast North contained the Clifton, Duncairn and Shankill wards of the County Borough of Belfast. In 1929, the constituency was divided into the Belfast Clifton, Belfast Duncairn, Belfast Oldpark and Belfast Shankill constituencies.[1]


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Belfast North was a predominantly Unionist area with considerable pockets of labour strength. It returned four Unionists in 1921, but in 1925, it returned only two official Unionists, plus one independent Unionist and a Labour member.

Members of Parliament

Election Member
Lloyd Campbell
(Ulster Unionist Party)
Samuel McGuffin
(Ulster Unionist Party)
William Grant
(Ulster Unionist Party)
Robert McKeown
(Ulster Unionist Party)
Tommy Henderson
(Independent Unionist)
Sam Kyle
(Northern Ireland Labour Party)
Lloyd Campbell
(Ulster Unionist Party)

Election results

1921 General Election: Belfast North (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ulster Unionist Lloyd Campbell 12,875 1 1
Ulster Unionist Samuel McGuffin 11,596 2 1
Ulster Unionist William Grant 6,148 3 2
Ulster Unionist Robert McKeown 3,562 4 3
Sinn Féin M. Carolan 3,235
Irish Parliamentary F. P. Harkin 1,509
Independent J. B. Wallace 926
Turnout 92.3 N/A
  • Electors: 43,164 Quota: 5,813
1925 General Election: Belfast North (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Unionist Tommy Henderson 10,306 1 1
Ulster Unionist William Grant 6,610 3 2
Labour (NI) Sam Kyle 5,915 2 2
Ulster Unionist Lloyd Campbell 5,421 4 4
Ulster Unionist John William Nixon 4,068
Ulster Unionist H. T. Whitaker 1,276
Turnout 71.1 -21.2


  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries

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