Dublin St Stephen's Green (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dublin St Stephen's Green
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members one
Created from Dublin

St Stephen's Green, a division of Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons 1885–1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election, the city was the undivided two member Dublin City constituency. In 1885, Dublin was divided into four constituencies: the St Stephen's Green, Dublin College Green, Dublin Harbour and Dublin St Patrick's constituencies.

In 1918, the city was allocated seven seats: in addition to the four existing constituencies, the new divisions were Dublin Clontarf, Dublin St James's 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.

Politics[edit]

Dublin St Stephen's Green gave Sinn Féin almost two-thirds of its votes. The minority was fairly evenly divided between the Irish Parliamentary Party and the Unionists.

In common with other Sinn Féiners, elected in 1918, the Deputy did not take his seat at Westminster but instead participated in the revolutionary Dáil Éireann.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key to parties: APN Anti-Parnellite Nationalist (Irish Parliamentary Party), Ind N Independent Nationalist, Ind N-H Independent Nationalist (supporter of Timothy Healy), Lab Irish Labour Party, N Nationalist (Irish Parliamentary Party), PN Parnellite Nationalist (Irish Parliamentary Party), SF Sinn Féin, U Unionist, LU Liberal Unionist, L Liberal Party.

From To Name (Party) Born Died
1885 1888 Edmund Dwyer Gray (N) 1845 27 March 1888
1888 1892 Thomas Alexander Dickson (L) 1833 17 June 1909
1892 1898 William Kenny (LU) 14 January 1846 4 February 1921
1898 1900 James Henry Mussen Campbell (U) 4 April 1851 22 March 1931
1900 1904 James McCann (N) 1840 14 February 1904
1904 1910 Laurence Ambrose Waldron (N) 14 November 1858 27 December 1923
1910 1918 Patrick Joseph Brady (N) 1868 20 May 1943
1918 1922 Thomas Kelly (SF) 13 September 1868 20 April 1942

Elections[edit]

This constituency elected its MP using the first past the post electoral system.

  • 1918 (14 December) general election
  • 19,759 electors; 14,118 voted; turnout 71.45%
  • Thomas Kelly (SF) 8,461 (59.93%)
  • Patrick Joseph Brady (N) 2,902 (20.56%)
  • Henry Hanna (U) 2,755 (19.51%)
  • Majority 5,559 (39.38%)


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