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Larkfield
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
Larkfield (Northern Ireland Parliament constituencies).svg
Larkfield shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1969
Abolished: 1973
Election Method: First past the post

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

Contents

Boundaries and boundary changes

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

Larkfield was created by the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 as a division of County Antrim. It was located to the south-west of Belfast and comprised "part of the Rural District of Lisburn which consists of the district electoral divisions of Andersonstown, Ardmore, Ballygammon, Dunmurry, Finaghy, Ladybrook, and Upper Malone".

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

Election Member Party
1969 Basil McIvor Ulster Unionist
1973 constituency abolished

Election results

Northern Ireland 1921–72

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

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General Election 24 February 1969: Larkfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Basil McIvor 8,501 59.90 N/A
National Democrats T. A. Sherry 2,386 16.81 N/A
Labour (NI) T. Magee 1,714 12.08 N/A
Republican Labour G. L. O'Hare 1,591 11.21 N/A
Majority 6,115 43.09 N/A
Turnout 20,774 68.32 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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