Dublin St James's (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dublin St James's
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1918 (1918)1922 (1922)
Number of members One
Created from Dublin St Patrick's and South Dublin

St James's, a division of Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons 1918–1922, using the first past the post electoral system.

Prior to the 1918 general election, the city was divided into four constituencies: the Dublin College Green, Dublin Harbour, Dublin St Patrick's and Dublin St Stephen's Green constituencies. In 1918, the city was allocated seven seats: St James's, the existing four constituencies, Dublin Clontarf and Dublin St Michan's.

From the dissolution of 1922, the area was no longer represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised part of the city of Dublin.

Sinn Féin used the election of 1918 to elect members of the Irish Republic's First Dáil. In Republican theory every MP elected in Ireland was entitled to become a Teachta Dála (known in English as a Deputy) in the Dáil, although only the Sinn Féin members participated.

In 1921 Dublin was divided into three multi-member constituencies, for elections to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland. Sinn Féin used them to elect Deputies to the Second Dáil.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Joseph McGrath Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Election[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: Dublin St James's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Joseph McGrath 6,256 80.08 N/A
Independent Nationalist John Saturnus Kelly 1,556 19.92 N/A
Majority 4,700 60.16 N/A
Turnout 7,812 59.54 N/A
Sinn Féin gain from new seat Swing N/A

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