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

Down was a county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland from 1921 - 1929. It returned eight MPs, using the single transferable vote method of proportional representation.

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Boundaries

Down consisted of the administrative County Down (that is, excluding those parts of the historic county within the County Borough of Belfast). In 1929, the constituency was divided into the Ards, East Down, Iveagh, Mid Down, Mourne, North Down, South Down and West Down constituencies.[1]

Politics

Down had a Unionist majority, but with strong Nationalist support in the south. In both elections, six Unionists were elected, alongside one Nationalist and one Republican.

Election results

Northern Ireland 1921–72

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72


Government
Governor of Northern Ireland
Privy Council
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
Cabinet

Governments:
Craigavon ministry · Andrews ministry
Brookeborough ministry · O'Neill ministry
Chichester-Clark ministry · Faulkner ministry


Elections:
1921 · 1925 · 1929 · 1933
1938 · 1945 · 1949 · 1953
1958 · 1962 · 1965 · 1969
By-elections


Members:
1921 · 1925 · 1929 · 1933
1938 · 1945 · 1949 · 1953
1958 · 1962 · 1965 · 1969
Senate

Parliament of Northern Ireland
Senate

Speaker of the Senate
Leader and Deputy Leader of the Senate

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Speaker
Constituencies

See also
Government of Ireland Act 1920
Elections in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

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1921 General Election: Down (8 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ulster Unionist James Craig 29,829 1 1
Sinn Féin Éamon de Valera 21,677 2 1
Ulster Unionist John Miller Andrews 12,584 3 1
Nationalist (NI) Patrick O'Neill 7,317 8 9
Ulster Unionist Harry Mulholland 4,665 5 2
Ulster Unionist Robert McBride 3,297 6 5
Ulster Unionist Thomas Lavery 2,863 4 2
Ulster Unionist Thomas McMullan 2,692 7 7
Independent Labour A. Adams 1,188
Sinn Féin P. Lavery 327
Sinn Féin P. M. Moore 149
Turnout 87.2 N/A
1925 General Election: Down (8 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ulster Unionist John Miller Andrews unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist James Craig unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Irish Republican Éamon de Valera unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist Thomas Lavery unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist Robert McBride unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist Thomas McMullan unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist Harry Mulholland unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Nationalist (NI) Patrick O'Neill unopposed N/A N/A N/A

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