South Longford (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Longford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Longford
Created from Longford

South Longford was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned one Members of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Before the 1885 general election and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Longford constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

Parliamentary constituencies in Ireland from 1885 - 1918, with South Longford highlighted.

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Longford.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Laurence Connolly Nationalist
1888 James Gubbins Fitzgerald Nationalist
1892 Edward Blake Anti-Parnellite Nationalist1
1907 John Phillips Nationalist
1917 Joseph McGuinness Sinn Féin
1918 Constituency abolished: see Longford

1Nationalist from 1900

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 4 December 1885: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Laurence Connolly 3,046 90.5 N/A
Liberal James Wilson 321 9.5 N/A
Majority 2,725 81.0 N/A
Turnout 3,367 76.1 N/A
Registered electors 4,426
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 7 July 1886: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Laurence Connolly Unopposed
Registered electors 4,426
Irish Parliamentary hold

Connolly resigns, causing a by-election.

By-election 30 June 1888: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Gubbins Fitzgerald Unopposed
Registered electors 4,590
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 13 July 1892: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Edward Blake 2,544 88.0 N/A
Liberal Unionist George Henry Miller 347 12.0 N/A
Majority 2,197 76.0 N/A
Turnout 2,891 62.7 N/A
Registered electors 4,614
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 19 July 1895: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Edward Blake Unopposed
Registered electors 4,604
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 4 October 1900: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Blake Unopposed
Registered electors 4,212
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 17 January 1906: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Blake Unopposed
Registered electors 3,744
Irish Parliamentary hold

Blake resigns, causing a by-election.

By-election 6 September 1907: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Phillips Unopposed
Registered electors 3,747
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 21 January 1910: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Phillips Unopposed
Registered electors 3,691
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 9 December 1910: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Phillips Unopposed
Registered electors 3,691
Irish Parliamentary hold

Phillips dies, causing a by-election.

By-election 9 May 1917: Longford South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Joseph McGuinness 1,498 50.6 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Patrick McKenna 1,461 49.4 N/A
Majority 37 1.2 N/A
Turnout 2,959 76.8 N/A
Registered electors 3,852
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.