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

Belfast Windsor was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

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Belfast Windsor 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 Windsor 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. The seat was always held by official Unionist candidates, and the rare contests came only from other Unionists.[1]

Members of Parliament

Elections results

Northern Ireland 1921–72

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Northern Ireland 1921–72


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1938 · 1945 · 1949 · 1953
1958 · 1962 · 1965 · 1969
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See also
Government of Ireland Act 1920
Elections in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

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General Election 22 May 1929: Belfast Windsor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Hugh Pollock 8,067 73.7 N/A
Town Tenants' Association William Magill 2,886 26.3 N/A
Majority 5,181 47.4 N/A
Turnout 67.0 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

At the General Election 30 November 1933, Hugh Pollock was elected unopposed. At the Belfast Windsor by-election, 1937, William Dowling was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 9 February 1938: Belfast Windsor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Dowling 8,982 67.0 N/A
Progressive Unionist R. H. Press 4,429 33.0 N/A
Turnout 70.9 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 14 June 1945: Belfast Windsor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Archibald Wilson 8,737 63.7 -3.3
Commonwealth Labour J. Kennedy 4,985 36.3 N/A
Turnout 67.0 -3.9
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

At the 1949 and 1953 Northern Ireland general elections, Archibald Wilson was elected unopposed.[2]

At the Belfast Windsor by-election, 1956 and the 1958, 1962, 1965 and 1969 Northern Ireland general elections, Herbert Kirk was elected unopposed.[2]

References

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

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