Dublin Pembroke (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dublin Pembroke
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181922
Number of members one
Created from Dublin South

Pembroke, a division of County Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1922.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1918 the area was the central part of the South Dublin constituency, extended a bit west into territory formerly part of North Dublin. From 1922 it was not represented in the United Kingdom Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

In 1918 the parliamentary representation of the administrative county of Dublin was increased from two divisions to four. The 1885-1918 version of South Dublin was extended to the west a little and split into three constituencies (from north to south the divisions of Rathmines, Pembroke and South).

This constituency was in the south-eastern part of County Dublin.

It was a section along the coast, south of the city of Dublin, extending west into the middle of the county. The constituency was bounded by the Rathmines division of County Dublin to the north, North Dublin to the west, East Wicklow and South Dublin to the south and the sea to the east.

The Pembroke division was defined by the Redistribution of Seats (Ireland) Act 1918. It consisted of a number of local government areas as they existed in 1918. They were the urban district of Pembroke, the part of the rural district of Rathdown No. 1 which consisted of the district electoral divisions of Dundrum and Milltown, and the part of the rural district of South Dublin which was not included in the North Dublin and Rathmines Divisions.

The North Dublin constituency included the part of the rural district of South Dublin which consisted of the district electoral divisions of Clomdalkin, Palmerston, and Tallaght. The district electoral division of Terenure was in the Rathmines seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Desmond FitzGerald Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: Dublin County, Pembroke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Desmond Fitzgerald 6114 47.5
Irish Unionist John P. Good 4138 32.1
Irish Nationalist Charles Paul O’Neill 2629 20.4
Majority 1976 15.4
Turnout 17698 72.8
Sinn Féin gain from new seat Swing

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