Newtownabbey (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the Parliament of Northern Ireland|
Newtownabbey shown within Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
Boundaries and boundary changes
Newtownabbey was created by the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 as a division of County Antrim. It was located to the north of Belfast and comprised "part of the urban district of Newtownabbey which consists of the wards of Carnmoney, Cavehill, Glengormley, Whitehouse, and Whitewell".
The constituency sent one MP to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland from the Northern Ireland general election, 1969. The Parliament was prorogued on 30 March 1972, under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972. It was formally abolished in 1973 when the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 received Royal Assent on 18 July 1973.
The Parliamentary representative of the division was elected using the first-past-the-post system.
Member of Parliament: House of Commons (Northern Ireland)
- 1969-1973 Rt Hon. Robin John Bailie (born 6 March 1937) Ulster Unionist
Election: House of Commons (Northern Ireland)
|This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72
|General Election 24 February 1969: Newtownabbey|
|UUP||Robin John Bailie||9,852||74.29||N/A|
|Labour (NI)||John McDowell||3,410||25.71||N/A|
|UUP gain from new seat||Swing||N/A|
- Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973
- Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results 1921-1972, compiled and edited by Sydney Elliott (Political Reference Publications 1973)
- Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921 - 1972
- For more information about the Northern Ireland House of Commons, see http://www.election.demon.co.uk/stormont/stormont.html