Kildare–Wicklow (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Kildare–Wicklow
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Kildare–Wicklow within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1923
Seats 5
County/City council County Kildare
County Wicklow

Kildare–Wicklow was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to elect members to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland and first used at the 1921 general election to return the members of the 2nd Dáil. It covered all of County Kildare and County Wicklow.

Kildare–Wicklow was used again for the 1922 general election to the Third Dáil. Under the Electoral Act 1923, it was replaced by the two new single county constitituencies of Kildare and Wicklow.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kildare–Wicklow 1921–1923[1]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[2] Robert Barton
(SF)
Domhnall Ua Buachalla
(SF)
Christopher Byrne
(SF)
Erskine Childers
(SF)
Art O'Connor
(SF)
3rd 1922[3] Robert Barton
(Anti-Treaty)
Richard Wilson
(FP)
Christopher Byrne
(Pro-Treaty)
Hugh Colohan
(Lab)
James Everett
(Lab)
4th 1923 Constituency abolished. See Kildare and Wicklow

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Kildare–Wicklow[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Christopher Byrne 9,170 26.6 1 1
Labour Hugh Colohan 6,522 18.9 2 1
Labour James Everett 5,993 17.4 3 1
Farmers' Party Richard Wilson 3,035 8.8 4 8
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Robert Barton 2,842 8.2 5 9
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Art O'Connor 1,776 5.2
Independent John Bergin 2,013 5.8
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Domhnall Ua Buachalla 1,438 4.2
Independent Patrick Phelan 1,213 3.5
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Robert Erskine Childers 512 1.5
Electorate: 58,584   Valid: 34,514   Quota: 5,753   Turnout: 58.9%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Kildare–Wicklow[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Robert Barton Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Domhnall Ua Buachalla Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Christopher Byrne Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Robert Erskine Childers Unopposed N/A 4
Sinn Féin Art O'Connor Unopposed N/A 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  2. ^ a b "General election 1921: Kildare–Wicklow". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1922: Kildare–Wicklow". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 

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