The Full Wiki

Larne (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency): Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Larne
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
Larne (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Larne shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1929
Abolished: 1973
Election Method: First past the post

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

Contents

Boundaries and boundary changes

This was a division of County Antrim. Before 1929, it was part of the seven-member Antrim constituency. The constituency sent one MP to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland from 1929 until the Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and abolished in 1973.

In terms of the then local government areas the constituency in 1929 comprised parts of the rural districts of Antrim, Ballymena and Larne. The division also included the whole of the urban districts of Larne and Whitehead.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1929 George Boyle Hanna Ulster Unionist
1937 Harold Claude Robinson Ulster Unionist
1945 Walter William Buchanan Topping Ulster Unionist
1960 William Craig Ulster Unionist
1973 constituency abolished

Elections

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

House of Commons

Speaker
Constituencies

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

Other countries · Atlas
Politics portal

The parliamentary representatives of the division were elected using the first past the post system.

General Election 22 May 1929: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist George Boyle Hanna 6,854 64.89 N/A
Local Option J. A. Pringle 3,709 35.11 N/A
Majority 3,145 29.77 N/A
Turnout 17,154 61.58 N/A
Ulster Unionist gain from new seat Swing N/A
General Election 30 November 1933: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist George Boyle Hanna Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
  • Appointment of Hanna as a County Court Judge
By-Election 27 May 1937: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Harold Claude Robinson 6,545 50.94 N/A
Independent Unionist A. Ferris 6,303 49.06 N/A
Majority 242 1.88 N/A
Turnout 18,320 70.13 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 9 February 1938: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Harold Claude Robinson Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
  • Death of Robinson
By-Election 19 April 1945: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Walter Topping 6,299 75.46 N/A
Labour (NI) Vivian Simpson 2,049 24.54 N/A
Majority 4,250 50.91 N/A
Turnout 18,889 44.20 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 14 June 1945: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Walter Topping 8,983 75.30 -0.16
Labour (NI) Vivian Simpson 2,947 24.70 +0.16
Majority 6,036 50.60 -0.31
Turnout 19,424 61.42 +17.22
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 10 February 1949: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Walter Topping Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 22 October 1953: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Walter Topping Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 20 March 1958: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Walter Topping Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
  • Appointment of Topping as Recorder of Belfast
Larne by-election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Craig Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 31 May 1962: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Craig 9,388 74.00 N/A
Labour (NI) W. C. Watton 3,298 26.00 N/A
Majority 6,090 48.01 N/A
Turnout 20,514 61.84 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 25 November 1965: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Craig Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 24 February 1969: Antrim Larne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist William Craig 8,550 51.99 N/A
Independent Unionist Hugh Wilson 7,897 48.01 N/A
Majority 653 3.97 N/A
Turnout 20,728 79.35 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
  • Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973

References

  • Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results 1921-1972, compiled and edited by Sydney Elliott (Political Reference Publications 1973)
Advertisements

External source


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message