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Lisnaskea
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
Lisnaskea (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Lisnaskea shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1929
Abolished: 1972
Election Method: First past the post

Lisnaskea was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

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Lisnaskea was a county constituency comprising the eastern part of County Fermanagh. It was created in 1929, when the House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections throughout Northern Ireland. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament, until the Northern Ireland Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and formally abolished in 1973.[1]

Politics

Lisnaskea had a unionist majority, but a substantial nationalist minority. The seat was consistently won by the Ulster Unionist Party candidate,[1] and it was only contested on three occasions: in 1949 by a Nationalist candidate, in 1968 by Liberal and independent candidates and in 1969 by the People's Democracy and an independent Unionist candidate.[2]

Members of Parliament

Elected Party Name[2]
1929 Ulster Unionist Basil Brooke
1968 Ulster Unionist John Brooke

Election results

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At the 1929, 1933, 1938 and 1945 general elections, Sir Basil Brooke was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 10 February 1949: Lisnaskea[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Sir Basil Brooke 5,593 57.3 N/A
Nationalist (NI) John Carron 4,173 42.7 N/A
Majority 1,420 14.6 N/A
Turnout 87.1 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

At the 1953, 1958, 1962 and 1965 general elections, Sir Basil Brooke (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough) was elected unopposed.[2]

Lisnaskea by-election, 1968[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Brooke 4,428 50.3 N/A
Independent F. G. Patterson 3,270 37.2 N/A
Liberal S. Wynne 1,104 12.5 N/A
Majority 1,158 13.1 N/A
Turnout 83.0 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 24 February 1969: Lisnaskea[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Brooke 4,794 52.0 +1.7
Independent Unionist J. D. A. Henderson 2,702 29.3 N/A
People's Democracy M. Carey 1,726 18.7 N/A
Majority 2,092 22.7 +9.6
Turnout 87.8 +4.8
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
  • Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973

References

  1. ^ a b The Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921-1972, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Counties: Fermanagh

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