The Full Wiki

More info on West Down (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

West Down (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

Coordinates: 54°20′38″N 6°02′28″W / 54.344°N 6.041°W / 54.344; -6.041

West Down
Parliament of Northern Ireland
County constituency
West Down shown within Northern Ireland
Created: 1929
Abolished: 1972
Election Method: First past the post

West Down was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

Contents

Boundaries

West Down was a county constituency comprising part of western County Down. 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. West Down was created by the division of Down into eight new constituencies. It survived unchanged, returning one Member of Parliament, until the Northern Ireland Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and formally abolished in 1973.

The seat included the town of Banbridge, and also parts of the rural districts of Banbridge and Newry No.1.[1]

Politics

The seat had a substantial unionist majority and was always won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates. It was contested on three occasions by independent unionists, each of whom won over 40% of the votes cast, and once by a communist candidate.[2]

Members of Parliament

Elected Party Name[2]
1929 Ulster Unionist Robert McBride
1933 Ulster Unionist Samuel Fryar
1938 Ulster Unionist John Edgar Bailey
1959 Ulster Unionist David John Little
1965 Ulster Unionist John Dobson

Election results

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

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1929, Robert McBride was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 1933: West Down[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist Samuel Fryar 6,168 55.9 N/A
Independent Unionist J. U. Finnery 4,863 44.1 N/A
Majority 1,305 11.8 N/A
Turnout 70.8 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1938: West Down[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Edgar Bailey 7,178 59.8 +3.9
Ind. Unionist Association R. J. Hale 4,833 40.2 N/A
Majority 2,345 19.6 +7.8
Turnout 73.4 +2.6
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1945: West Down[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Edgar Bailey 8,197 76.5 +16.7
Communist (NI) S. E. Maitland 2,524 23.5 N/A
Majority 5,673 53.0 +33.4
Turnout 66.3 -7.1
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

At the 1949, 1953 and 1958 Northern Ireland general elections, John Edgar Bailey was elected unopposed.[2]

At the 1959 by-election and the Northern Ireland general election, 1962, David John Little was elected unopposed.[2]

At the 1965 by-election and the Northern Ireland general election, 1965, John Dobson was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 1969: West Down[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ulster Unionist John Dobson 7,608 59.3 N/A
Independent Unionist A. W. Buller 5,219 40.7 N/A
Majority 2,389 18.6 N/A
Turnout 77.5 N/A
Ulster Unionist hold Swing N/A

References

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

Advertisements






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