South Monaghan (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Monaghan
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Monaghan

South Monaghan was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, from 1885 to 1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election the area was part of the Monaghan constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Monaghan.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Joseph Neale McKenna Nationalist
1891 Parnellite Nationalist
1892 Florence O'Driscoll Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1895 James Daly Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Nationalist
1902(b) John McKean Nationalist
1909 Independent Nationalist
1910 Nationalist
1918 Seán MacEntee Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

General Election 1885[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Sir Joseph Neale McKenna 4,735 83.1 N/A
Conservative S. E. Shirley 963 16.9 N/A
Majority 3,772 66.2 N/A
Turnout 5,698 N/A
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General Election 1886[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Sir Joseph Neale McKenna 4,715 82.2 N/A
Irish Unionist Hon. Peter Westenra 1,009 17.6 N/A
Majority 3,706 64.8 N/A
Turnout 5,724 N/A
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General election 1892[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Florence O'Driscoll 4,235 80.8 N/A
Conservative M. M. Rutherford 1,007 19.2 N/A
Majority 3,228 61.6 N/A
Turnout 5,242 N/A
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 1895[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation James Daly 3,885 79.2 N/A
Conservative Major W. Tennison 1,015 20.8 N/A
Majority 2,840 58.4 N/A
Turnout 4,870 N/A
Irish National Federation hold Swing N/A

James Daly was re-elected unopposed in the 1900 general election.[1]

Nationalist Party candidate Dr. John McKeen was elected unopposed in a March 1902 by-election.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Election intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 12 February 1902. (36689), p. 8.
  2. ^ "Election intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 5 March 1902. (36707), p. 10.