Athlone–Longford (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Athlone–Longford
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1937
Abolished 1948
Seats 3
County/City council County Longford
County Roscommon
County Westmeath

Athlone–Longford was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1937 general election under the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935,[1] replacing the old Longford–Westmeath constituency.

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, the constituency was abolished, and the Longford–Westmeath constituency was re-created for the 1948 general election.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consisted of all of County Longford and parts of counties Roscommon and Westmeath. In the 1935 Act, its boundaries were defined as:[1]

"The administrative County of Longford,
The District electoral divisions of:
Athlone West Rural, Ballydangan, Ballynamona, Caltragh, Carnagh, Carrowreagh, Castlesampson, Cloonburren, Cloonown, Crannagh, Creagh, Culliagh, Drumlosh, Dysart, Kilcar, Kiltoom, Lecarrow, Moore, Rockhill, Taghboy, Taghma-connell, Thomastown and Turrock in the administrative County of Roscommon; and
The District Electoral Divisions of:
Ardnagragh, Athlone East Rural, Auburn, Carn, Castledaly, Doonis, Glassan, Killinure, Mount Temple, Moydrum, Muckanagh, Noughaval and Tubbrit and the Urban District of Athlone in the administrative County of Westmeath."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Athlone–Longford 1937–1948[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[4] Seán Mac Eoin
(FG)
Matthew Davis
(FF)
James Victory
(FF)
10th 1938[5] Erskine H. Childers
(FF)
11th 1943[6] Thomas Carter
(FF)
12th 1944[7]
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See Longford–Westmeath

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Athlone–Longford[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 6,235 23.6 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Carter 6,501 24.6 2
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 4,716 17.8 3
Labour Party Martin Timlin 3,266 12.3
Fianna Fáil James Victory 3,110 11.8
Fine Gael Michael O'Meara 2,646 10.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,474   Quota: 6,619   Turnout: ?

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Athlone–Longford[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 6,979 24.4 1
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 4,180 14.6 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Carter 4,041 14.1 3
Fianna Fáil James Victory 4,010 14.0
Labour Party Martin Timlin 3,119 10.9
Fine Gael William Finnerty 3,012 10.5
Labour Party Henry Broderick 2,055 7.2
Independent Thomas Murray 1,216 4.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,612   Quota: 7,154   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Athlone–Longford[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 6,936 23.8 1
Fianna Fáil James Victory 6,107 21.0 2
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 4,885 16.8 3
Fianna Fáil Matthew Davis 4,418 15.2
Fine Gael William Finnerty 4,183 14.4
Labour Party Martin Timlin 2,570 8.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,099   Quota: 7,275   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Athlone–Longford[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Mac Eoin 7,587 25.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil James Victory 4,565 15.5 2
Fianna Fáil Matthew Davis 4,132 14.0 3
Fine Gael William Finnerty 3,556 12.1
Labour Party Henry Broderick 3,018 10.3
Independent Seán Lynch 1,929 6.6
Fianna Fáil Patrick Killion 1,808 6.1
Independent Joseph Burke 1,159 3.9
Independent Hubert Wilson 1,031 3.5
Independent Seán Duffy 662 2.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,447   Quota: 7,362   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule (Revised constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1937: Athlone–Longford". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1938: Athlone–Longford". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1943: Athlone–Longford". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1944: Athlone–Longford". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 

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