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Central Armagh
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
Central Armagh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Central Armagh shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1929
Abolished: 1972
Election Method: First past the post

Central Armagh was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

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Central Armagh was a county constituency comprising the north central part of County Armagh. It was created 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. Central Armagh was created by the division of Armagh into four new constituencies. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament, until the Northern Ireland Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and formally abolished in 1973.

The seat was centred on the towns of Portadown and Tandragee and included parts of the rural districts of Armagh, Lurgan and Tandragee.[1]

Politics

The seat was always won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates. It was twice contested by labour movement candidates, who took around one third of the votes cast.[2]

Members of Parliament

Elected Party Name[2]
1929 Ulster Unionist David Shillington
1941 Ulster Unionist George Dougan
1955 Ulster Unionist Isaac Hawthorne
1969 Ulster Unionist Herbert Whitten

Election results

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At the 1929, 1933 and 1938 Northern Ireland general elections, David Shillington was elected unopposed.[2]

At the 1941 by-election, George Dougan was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 1945: Central Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist George Dougan 9,508 67.6 N/A
Commonwealth Labour T. Martin 4,559 32.4 N/A
Majority 4,949 35.2 N/A
Turnout 74.0 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

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

At the 1955 by-election and the Northern Ireland general election, 1958, Isaac Hawthorne was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 1962: Central Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Isaac Hawthorne 9,390 64.8 N/A
Labour (NI) T. Newell 5,101 35.2 N/A
Majority 4,289 29.6 N/A
Turnout 67.0 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

At Northern Ireland general election, 1965, Isaac Hawthorne was elected unopposed.[2]

At Northern Ireland general election, 1969, Herbert Whitten was elected unopposed.[2]

References

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results: Counties: Armagh

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