East Clare (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Clare
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Clare and Ennis

East Clare was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) 1885–1922.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Clare constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the eastern part of County Clare.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Years Member [1] Party
1885–1892 Joseph Richard Cox Irish Parliamentary Party
1892–1900 Willie Redmond Parnellite Nationalist
1900–1917 Irish Parliamentary Party
1917–1922 Éamon de Valera Sinn Féin

Elections[edit]

General Election 28 November 1885: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Joseph Richard Cox 6224 95.6
Conservative Hon. Lucius William O’Brien 289 4.4
Majority 5935 91.2
Turnout 10128 64.3
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 5 July 1886: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Joseph Richard Cox unopposed
Turnout 10128
Irish Nationalist hold Swing


General Election 12 July 1892: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parnellite Nationalist William Hoey Kearney Redmond 3203 53.7
Irish National Federation Joseph Richard Cox 2759 46.3
Majority 444 7.4
Turnout 11198 53.2
Parnellite Nationalist gain from Irish Nationalist Swing


General Election 19 July 1895: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parnellite Nationalist William Hoey Kearney Redmond 3315 50.4 -3.3
Irish National Federation Patrick Aloysius McHugh 3258 49.6 +3.3
Majority 57 0.8 -6.6
Turnout 10780 61.0 +7.8
Parnellite Nationalist hold Swing


General Election 2 October 1900: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William Hoey Kearney Redmond unopposed
Turnout 12028
Irish Nationalist gain from Parnellite Nationalist Swing


General Election 15 January 1906: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William Hoey Kearney Redmond unopposed
Turnout 8585
Irish Nationalist hold Swing


General Election 18 January 1910: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William Hoey Kearney Redmond unopposed
Turnout 8709
Irish Nationalist hold Swing


General Election 6 December 1910: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William Hoey Kearney Redmond unopposed
Turnout 8709
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
  • Death of Redmond
By-election 10 July 1917: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Eamon de Valera 5010 71.1
Irish Nationalist Patrick Lynch, K.C. 2035 28.9
Majority 2975 42.2
Turnout 9130 77.2
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Clare East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Eamon de Valera unopposed
Turnout 23511
Sinn Féin hold Swing

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)