Down (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°33′25″N 6°18′40″W / 54.557°N 6.311°W / 54.557; -6.311

For other constituencies of the same name, see Down (disambiguation).
Down
Former County constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Down (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Down shown within Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1929
Election method Single transferable vote

Down was a county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland from 1921 - 1929. It returned eight MPs, using the single transferable vote method of proportional representation.

Boundaries[edit]

Down consisted of the administrative County Down (that is, excluding those parts of the historic county within the County Borough of Belfast). In 1929, the constituency was divided into the Ards, East Down, Iveagh, Mid Down, Mourne, North Down, South Down and West Down constituencies.[1]

Politics[edit]

Down had a Unionist majority, but with strong Nationalist support in the south. In both elections, six Unionists were elected, alongside one Nationalist and one Republican.

Election results[edit]

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1921 General Election: Down (8 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
UUP James Craig 29,829 1 1
Sinn Féin Éamon de Valera 21,677 2 1
UUP John Miller Andrews 12,584 3 1
Nationalist Patrick O'Neill 7,317 8 9
UUP Harry Mulholland 4,665 5 2
UUP Robert McBride 3,297 6 5
UUP Thomas Lavery 2,863 4 2
UUP Thomas McMullan 2,692 7 7
Independent Labour A. Adams 1,188
Sinn Féin P. Lavery 327
Sinn Féin P. M. Moore 149
Turnout 87.2 N/A
1925 General Election: Down (8 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
UUP John Miller Andrews unopposed N/A N/A N/A
UUP James Craig unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Irish Republican Éamon de Valera unopposed N/A N/A N/A
UUP Thomas Lavery unopposed N/A N/A N/A
UUP Robert McBride unopposed N/A N/A N/A
UUP Thomas McMullan unopposed N/A N/A N/A
UUP Harry Mulholland unopposed N/A N/A N/A
Nationalist Patrick O'Neill unopposed N/A N/A N/A

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