North East Cork (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the 1961–1981 constituency, see Cork North–East (Dáil Éireann constituency).
North East Cork
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from County Cork and Mallow

North East Cork, a division of County Cork, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Until the 1885 general election the area was part of the Cork County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament, as it was no longer in the UK.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the north-eastern part of County Cork.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Edmund Leamy Irish Parliamentary Party
1887 William O’Brien Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Anti-Parnellite
February 1893 Michael Davitt Anti-Parnellite
June 1893 William Abraham Anti-Parnellite
1900 Irish Parliamentary Party
January 1910 William O’Brien All-for-Ireland League
March 1910 Maurice Healy All-for-Ireland League
December 1910 Moreton Frewen All-for-Ireland League
1911 Timothy Michael Healy All-for-Ireland League
1918 Thomas Hunter Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

General Election 28 November 1885: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Edmund Leamy unopposed
Turnout 8175
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 7 July 1886: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Edmund Leamy unopposed
Turnout 8175
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
  • Leamy resigns
By-election 16 May 1887: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William O’Brien unopposed
Turnout 8812
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 7 July 1892: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation William O’Brien unopposed
Turnout 8781
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
  • O’Brien elects to sit for Cork City
By-election 8 February 1893: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Michael Davitt unopposed
Turnout 8790
Irish National Federation hold Swing
  • Davitt resigns
By-election 28 June 1893: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation William Abraham unopposed
Turnout 8790
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 18 July 1895: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation William Abraham unopposed
Turnout 8356
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 4 October 1900: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William Abraham unopposed
Turnout 7393
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 18 January 1906: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William Abraham unopposed
Turnout 6497
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 27 January 1910: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
All-for-Ireland William O’Brien 2984 66.4
Irish Nationalist William Abraham 1510 33.6
Majority 1474 32.8
Turnout 6634 67.7
All-for-Ireland gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
  • O’Brien elects to sit for Cork City
By-election 2 March 1910: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
All-for-Ireland Maurice Healy unopposed
Turnout 6634
All-for-Ireland hold Swing
General Election 8 December 1910: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
All-for-Ireland Moreton Frewen unopposed
Turnout 6634
All-for-Ireland hold Swing
  • Frewen resigns
By-election 15 July 1911: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
All-for-Ireland Timothy Michael Healy unopposed
Turnout 6670
All-for-Ireland hold Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Cork North-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Thomas Hunter unopposed
Turnout 18239
Sinn Féin gain from All-for-Ireland Swing

1887[edit]

Leamy resigned and O'Brien was returned unopposed on 16 May 1887.

1892/3[edit]

In the United Kingdom general election, 1892 William O'Brien (Irish Parliamentary Party) was returned for both North East Cork and Cork City. He chose to sit for Cork City, and a by-election was held for the vacant seat.

Being the only nominated candidate in the by-election, Michael Davitt took the seat unopposed on 8 February 1893. He resigned in May (after being threatened with bankruptcy) and a further by-election was held for which William Abraham was returned unopposed on 28 June.

1910[edit]

In the January 1910 general election William O'Brien (All-for-Ireland League) was again returned for both North East Cork and Cork City. As usual, he chose to sit for Cork City, and a by-election was held for the vacant seat, which was taken unopposed by Maurice Healy (All-for-Ireland League) on 2 March 1910.

In the December 1910 general election North East Cork was won by Moreton Frewen (All-for-Ireland League) but his senior party colleague Tim Healy lost in North Louth. Frewen resigned so that Healy could stand in his vacated seat, and Healy was returned unopposed in the by-election on 16 July 1911.

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