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For other constituencies of the same name, see Mid Antrim.
Mid Antrim
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
Mid Antrim shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1929
Abolished: 1973
Election Method: First past the post

Mid Antrim was a constituency of the Northern Ireland House of Commons.

The House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland), 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections for 48 single-member constituencies (including Antrim Mid).

It was a single-member division of County Antrim represented in the Parliament of Northern Ireland. 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 Ballymena, Ballymoney and Larne. The division also included the whole of the urban district of Ballymena.

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Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1929 Robert Crawford Ulster Unionist
1933
1938 John Patrick
1945
1949 Robert Nichol Wilson
1953 Robert Simpson
1958
1962
1965
1969
1973 Constituency abolished

Election Results

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General Election 22 May 1929: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Crawford 7,375 68.21 N/A
Independent J. A. Gaston 3,437 31.79 N/A
Majority 3,938 36.42 N/A
Turnout 17,857 60.55 N/A
Ulster Unionist gain from new seat Swing N/A
General Election 30 November 1933: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Crawford 7,567 59.37 -8.84
Independent Unionist J. Woodburn 5,178 40.63 +40.63
Majority 2,389 18.74 -17.68
Turnout 18,152 70.21 +9.66
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 9 February 1938: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Patrick 9,386 67.53 +8.16
Progressive Unionist A. Beggs 4,514 32.47 +32.47
Majority 4,872 35.05 +16.31
Turnout 19,062 72.92 +2.71
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 14 June 1945: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Nicol Wilson Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 10 February 1949: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Nicol Wilson Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 22 October 1953: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Simpson Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 20 March 1958: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Simpson Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 31 May 1962: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Simpson Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 25 November 1965: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Simpson Unopposed N/A N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 24 February 1969: Antrim Mid
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Robert Simpson 10,249 82.83 N/A
Labour (NI) R. H. Galbraith 2,124 17.17 N/A
Majority 8,125 65.67 N/A
Turnout 21,992 56.26 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
  • Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973

References

  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
  • Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume II 1886-1918, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (The Harvester Press 1978)
  • Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume III 1919-1945, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (The Harvester Press 1979)
  • Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results 1921-1972, compiled and edited by Sydney Elliott (Political Reference Publications 1973)

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