Leitrim–Sligo (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1948–2007 constituency, see Sligo–Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency).
Leitrim–Sligo
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1937
Seats 7
County/City council County Leitrim
County Sligo

Leitrim–Sligo was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1937. The constituency elected 7 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1923 general election,[1] when the Electoral Act 1923 defined the constituencies to be used in Dáil elections, the first time that the Dáil had not used constituencies defined under British law. Leitrim–Sligo replaced the old Leitrim–Roscommon North and Sligo–Mayo East constituencies, which had been created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920.

Under the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935, the Leitrim–Sligo constituency was abolished, and replaced for the 1937 general election by two separate 3 seat constituencies: Sligo and Leitrim.

Boundaries[edit]

Some Dáil Éireann constituencies cross county boundaries, in order to ensure a reasonably consistent ratio of electors to TDs. However, the 1923 Act defined the boundaries of the Leitrim–Sligo constituency simply as:[1]

"The administrative counties of Leitrim and Sligo."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Leitrim–Sligo 1923–1937[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[3] Frank Carty
(Rep)
Thomas Carter
(CnaG)
James Dolan
(CnaG)
Seán Farrell
(Rep)
John Hennigan
(CnaG)
Alexander McCabe
(CnaG)
Martin McGowan
(Rep)
1925 by-election[4] Samuel Holt
(Rep)
Martin Roddy
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[5] Frank Carty
(FF)
Samuel Holt
(FF)
Michael Carter
(FP)
John Jinks
(NL)
6th 1927 (Sep)[6] Patrick Reynolds
(CnaG)
Bernard Maguire
(FF)
1929 by-election[7] Seán Mac Eoin
(CnaG)
7th 1932[8] Stephen Flynn
(FF)
William Browne
(FF)
Mary Reynolds
(CnaG)
8th 1933[9] Patrick Rogers
(NCP)
James Dolan
(CnaG)
9th 1937 Constituency abolished. See Sligo and Leitrim

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]

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Leitrim–Sligo[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Bernard Maguire 8,861 15.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Frank Carty 7,581 13.3 2 1
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 5,731 10.0 3
Fianna Fáil William Browne 4,492 7.9 4
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dolan 5,114 8.9 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Roddy 6,173 10.8 6
National Centre Party Patrick Rogers 6,001 10.5 7
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hennigan 4,630 8.1
Cumann na nGaedheal Mary Reynolds 4,555 8.0
Fianna Fáil Andrew Conway 3,185 5.6
Labour Party Maurice O'Regan 902 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 57,225   Quota: 7,154   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Leitrim–Sligo[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Carty 8,145 14.8 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Roddy 7,382 13.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil Bernard Maguire 7,356 13.4 3 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Mary Reynolds 5,317 9.7 4
Fianna Fáil William Browne 3,490 6.3 5
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 4,988 9.1 6
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hennigan 3,378 6.1 7
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dolan 3,699 6.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Armstrong 3,266 5.9
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 2,979 5.4
Independent Michael Carter 1,984 3.6
Labour Party Hugh O'Donnell 1,934 3.5
Independent Andrew Mooney 1,190 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,108   Quota: 6,889   Turnout:

1929 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Samuel Holt, a by-election was held on 7 June 1929. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Seán Mac Eoin.

1929 by-election: Leitrim–Sligo[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Mac Eoin 28,598 53.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Eamon Donnelly 24,621 46.3
Electorate: 72,573   Valid: 53,219   Quota: 26,610   Turnout: 73.3%

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Leitrim–Sligo[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Roddy 7,829 15.1 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hennigan 3,336 6.4 2
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dolan 5,500 10.6 3
Fianna Fáil Frank Carty 5,162 10.0 4
Fianna Fáil Samuel Holt 4,883 9.4 5
Fianna Fáil Bernard Maguire 3,826 7.4 6
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Reynolds 3,958 7.6 7
Farmers' Party Michael Carter 3,479 6.7
Farmers' Party Albert Robinson 3,107 6.0
Cumann na nGaedheal James Gilligan 2,948 5.7
Fianna Fáil William Browne 2,550 4.9
Labour Party Archibald Heron 2,163 4.2
Fianna Fáil Edward Hannon 1,601 3.1
Independent John Jinks 1,506 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 51,848   Quota: 6,482   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Leitrim–Sligo[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Roddy 7,677 15.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Frank Carty 4,958 9.9 2 5
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dolan 4,383 8.8 3 11
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hennigan 2,943 5.9 4 12
Farmers' Party Michael Carter 4,081 8.2 5 14
Fianna Fáil Samuel Holt 2,384 4.8 6 15
National League Party John Jinks 2,224 4.5 7 15
Sinn Féin Seán Farrell 3,455 6.9
Farmers' Party Albert Robinson 2,956 5.9
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Briody 2,434 4.9
Fianna Fáil Bernard Maguire 2,398 4.8
Labour Party Archibald Heron 2,171 4.4
Cumann na nGaedheal James Gilligan 2,154 4.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Andrew Mooney 1,939 3.9
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 1,770 3.6
Independent James McGowan 1,359 2.7
Clann Éireann W. J. Tolan 523 1.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 49,809   Quota: 6,227   Turnout:

1925 by-election[edit]

Following the resignations of Cumann na nGaedheal TDs Thomas Carter and Alexander McCabe, a by-election for both seats was held on 11 March 1925. The first seat was won by the Republican candidate Samuel Holt, and the second seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Martin Roddy.

1925 by-election: Leitrim–Sligo[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Republican Samuel Holt 10,062 20.3 1 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Roddy 16,332 32.9 2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Andrew Mooney 14,054 28.3
Republican Frank O'Beirne 9,232 18.6
Electorate: 79,234   Valid: 49,680   Quota: 16,561   Turnout: 62.7%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Leitrim–Sligo[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Alexander McCabe 8,087 17.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dolan 5,556 12.2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Carter 4,505 9.9 3
Republican Frank Carty 5,197 11.4 4
Republican Seán Farrell 5,014 11.0 5
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hennigan 2,431 5.3 6
Republican Martin McGowan 3,756 8.2 7
Republican Liam Pilkington 2,089 4.6
Labour Party John Lynch 1,470 3.2
Farmers' Party Martin Roddy 1,470 3.2
Farmers' Party James Gilligan 1,286 2.8
Farmers' Party James O'Rourke 901 2.0
Farmers' Party Laurence Hayden 745 1.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Jeremiah O'Connell 740 1.6
Independent Henry Depew 735 1.6
Farmers' Party Patrick O'Neill 679 1.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas O'Donnell 562 1.2
Republican Denis Mulcahy 423 0.9
Electorate: 81,432   Valid: 45,646   Quota: 5,706   Turnout: 56.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1923: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1923: Leitrim–Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "By-election 1925: Leitrim–Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election June 1927: Leitrim–Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "General election September 1927: Leitrim–Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "By-election 1929: Leitrim–Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1932: Leitrim–Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1933: Leitrim–Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 

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