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Foyle
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Borough constituency
Foyle shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1929
Abolished: 1972
Election Method: First past the post

Foyle was a single member constituency in the Parliament of Northern Ireland. It was created in 1929 as one of the five single-member constituencies replacing the former five-member Londonderry constituency.

The seat was held continuously by nationalist candidates, although labour movement candidates sometimes polled well.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Northern Ireland 1921–72

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

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At the Northern Ireland general election, 1929, James Joseph McCarroll was elected unopposed.

General Election 1933: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) James Joseph McCarroll 6,557 68.4 N/A
Independent Republican S. McCool 3,031 31.6 N/A
Majority 3,526 36.8 N/A
Turnout 64.9 N/A
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing

At the Foyle by-election, 1937 and the Northern Ireland general election, 1938, Patrick Maxwell was elected unopposed.

General Election 1945: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Patrick Maxwell 6,270 56.0 N/A
Independent Labour P. Fox 4,920 44.0 N/A
Majority 1,350 12.0 N/A
Turnout 69.6 N/A
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1949, Patrick Maxwell was elected unopposed.

General Election 1953: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Eddie McAteer 6,305 58.8 N/A
Ind. Nationalist Patrick Maxwell 4,412 41.2 N/A
Majority 1,893 17.6 N/A
Turnout 61.7 N/A
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing
General Election 1958: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Eddie McAteer 6,953 57.0 -1.8
Independent Labour Stephen McGonagle 5,238 43.0 N/A
Majority 1,893 17.6 N/A
Turnout 61.7 N/A
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing
General Election 1962: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Eddie McAteer 8,720 61.4 +4.4
Independent Labour Stephen McGonagle 5,476 38.6 -4.4
Majority 3,244 22.8 +8.8
Turnout 75.7 +14.0
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing
General Election 1965: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Eddie McAteer 7,825 64.2 +2.8
Independent Labour S. C. Quinn 4,371 35.8 -2.8
Majority 3,454 28.4 +5.6
Turnout 62.2 -13.5
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing
General Election 1969: Foyle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Nationalist John Hume 8,920 55.1 N/A
Nationalist (NI) Eddie McAteer 5,267 32.6 -31.6
Labour (NI) Eamonn McCann 1,993 12.3 N/A
Majority 3,653 22.5 -5.9
Turnout 81.4 +19.8
Ind. Nationalist gain from Nationalist (NI) Swing

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