Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Leitrim
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1937
Abolished 1948
Seats 3
County/City council County Leitrim
County Sligo

Leitrim was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. The constituency elected 3 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 1937 general election, when the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 split the old Leitrim–Sligo constituency, with County Sligo being represented from 1937 through the new Sligo constituency.[1]

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, the Leitrim constituency was abolished, and the Sligo–Leitrim constituency was created for the 1948 general election.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

Some Dáil Éireann constituencies cross county boundaries, in order to ensure a reasonably consistent ratio of electors to TDs. The 1935 Act defines the boundaries of the Leitrim constituency as being:

"The administrative County of Leitrim and The District Electoral Divisions of: Ballintogher East, Ballynakill, Ballynashee, Cliffony North, Cliffony South, Drumcolumb, Killadoon, Kilmactranny, Rossinver East and Shancough in the administrative County of Sligo."[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Leitrim 1937–1948[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[4] Bernard Maguire
(FF)
Stephen Flynn
(FF)
Mary Reynolds
(FG)
10th 1938[5]
11th 1943[6] Bernard Maguire
(Ind)
12th 1944[7]
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See Sligo–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]

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Leitrim[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Bernard Maguire 6,597 27.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 6,347 26.8 2 1
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,815 24.5 3
Independent James Reynolds 4,935 20.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 23,694   Quota: 5,924   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Leitrim[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,290 19.4 1
Independent Bernard Maguire 5,502 20.2 2
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 4,175 15.3 3
Independent Patrick Carey 2,642 9.7
Fine Gael Michael McGowan 2,409 8.8
Independent Joseph Mooney 1,896 7.0
Fianna Fáil Thomas Burke 1,812 6.6
Fianna Fáil Edward Boles 1,558 5.7
Independent James McHugh 1,072 3.9
Labour Party James Gilhooly 939 3.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,295   Quota: 6,824   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Leitrim[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Bernard Maguire 8,481 31.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 7,958 29.4 2 1
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,778 21.3 3
Fine Gael Andrew Mooney 4,862 18.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,079   Quota: 6,770   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Leitrim[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Bernard Maguire 7,755 28.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 6,129 22.5 2
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,296 19.5 3
Independent James Dolan 2,508 9.2
Fine Gael John Travers 2,070 7.6
Fine Gael John Hennigan 2,057 7.6
Independent Patrick Tubman 1,411 5.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,226   Quota: 6,807   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule (Revised constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1937: Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1938: Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1943: Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1944: Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 

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