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

South Armagh was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

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Boundaries

South Armagh was a county constituency comprising the southern part of County Armagh. It was created 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. South Armagh was created by the division of Armagh into four new constituencies. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one Member of Parliament, until the Northern Ireland Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and formally abolished in 1973.

The seat was made up from parts of the rural districts of Armagh and Newry, with the town of Keady.[1]

Politics

The seat had a significant Nationalist majority, but Labour candidates sometimes polled well.[2]

The remainder of contested elections involved candidates of different Nationalist persuasions.

Members of Parliament

Elected Party Name
1929 Nationalist (NI) Joe Connellan
1933 Irish Republican Paddy McLogan
1938 Labour (NI) Paddy Agnew
1945 Nationalist (NI) Malachy Conlon
1950 Anti-Partition Charles McGleenan
1958 Ind. Nationalist Edward George Richardson
1958 Nationalist (NI)
1969 Nationalist (NI) Paddy O'Hanlon
1970 Social Democratic and Labour

Election results

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General Election 1929: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Joe Connellan 4,292 53.7 N/A
Ind. Nationalist P. J. Donnelly 3,694 46.3 N/A
Majority 598 7.4 N/A
Turnout 48.8 N/A
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing N/A
General Election 1933: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Republican Paddy McLogan 4,803 55.6 N/A
National League Gerry Lennon 2,211 25.6 N/A
Nationalist (NI) Bernard O'Neill 1,627 18.8 -34.9
Majority 2,592 30.0 +22.6
Turnout 51.1 +2.3
Irish Republican gain from Nationalist (NI) Swing N/A

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1938, Paddy Agnew was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 1945: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Malachy Conlon 6,720 61.9 N/A
Labour (NI) Paddy Agnew 4,143 38.1 N/A
Majority 2,577 23.8 N/A
Turnout 64.6 N/A
Nationalist (NI) gain from Labour (NI) Swing N/A
General Election 1949: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Malachy Conlon 10,868 76.4 +14.5
Ulster Unionist Isaac Hawthorne 3,365 23.6 N/A
Majority 7,503 52.8 +29.0
Turnout 84.8 +20.2
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing N/A
South Armagh by-election, 1950[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Anti-Partition Charles McGleenan 5,581 68.6 N/A
Irish Labour Seamus MacKearney 2,555 31.4 N/A
Majority 3,026 37.2 -15.6
Turnout 46.5 -38.3
Anti-Partition gain from Nationalist (NI) Swing N/A

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1953, Charles McGleenan was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 1958: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Nationalist Edward George Richardson 3,698 49.5 N/A
Independent Labour Malachy Trainor 2,306 30.8 N/A
Ind. Nationalist James McParland 1,470 19.7 N/A
Majority 1,392 18.7 N/A
Turnout 43.1 N/A
Ind. Nationalist gain from Anti-Partition Swing N/A
General Election 1962: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Edward George Richardson 8,049 64.4 N/A
Ulster Unionist B. J. H. McRoberts 2,981 23.8 N/A
Independent Labour Malachy Trainor 1,470 11.8 -19.0
Majority 5,068 40.6 +21.9
Turnout 73.2 +30.1
Nationalist (NI) gain from Ind. Nationalist Swing N/A
General Election 1965: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist (NI) Edward George Richardson 5,223 88.5 +24.1
Independent Republican Peter McSorley 682 13.5 N/A
Majority 4,541 77.0 +36.4
Turnout 33.5 -39.7
Nationalist (NI) hold Swing N/A
General Election 1969: South Armagh[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Nationalist Paddy O'Hanlon 6,442 51.2 N/A
Nationalist (NI) Edward George Richardson 4,332 34.5 -54.0
Labour (NI) Patrick J. Byrne 1,794 14.3 N/A
Majority 2,110 16.7 -60.3
Turnout 69.3 +35.8
Ind. Nationalist gain from Nationalist (NI) Swing N/A

References

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results: Counties: Armagh

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