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Lagan Valley
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
Lagan Valley shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1969
Abolished: 1972
Election Method: First past the post
Northern Ireland 1921–72

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Lagan Valley was a single-member county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.


Boundaries and Boundary Changes

Before 1969, the area formed part of the Northern Ireland Parliament constituencies of Mid Down and Iveagh.

Lagan Valley was created by the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 as a division of County Down. It was located to the south of Belfast. The seat included Hillsborough, Drumbo and Carryduff as well as the sprawling rural area of Ballymacbrennan, which are today split between the Lagan Valley and South Belfast constituencies.

The constituency sent one MP to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland at the Northern Ireland general election, 1969. The Parliament was prorogued on 30 March 1972, under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972. It was formally abolished in 1973 when the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 received Royal Assent on 18 July 1973.

The Parliamentary representative of the division was elected using the first-past-the-post system.

Member of Parliament

Year Member Party
1969 Robert Porter Ulster Unionist
1972 Alliance

Porter joined the Alliance Party in June 1972, the Parliament having been suspended in March. As a result he never sat as an Alliance member in the Northern Ireland House of Commons.

Election results

General Election 24 February 1969: Lagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Porter unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist gain from new seat Swing N/A
  • Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973


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