West Clare (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Clare
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Clare

West Clare was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

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

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the western part of County Clare.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Years Member Party
1885–1892 Jeremiah Jordan Irish Parliamentary Party
1892–1895 James Rochfort Maguire Parnellite Nationalist
1895–1904 John Eustace Jameson Irish Parliamentary Party
1904–1906 Conservative
1906–1909 James Halpin Irish Parliamentary Party
1909–1918 Arthur Alfred Lynch Irish Parliamentary Party
1918–1922 Brian O'Higgins Sinn Féin

Elections[edit]

General Election 1 December 1885: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Jeremiah Jordan 6763 95.9
Conservative Robert William Carey Reeves 289 4.1
Majority 6474 91.8
Turnout 9813 71.9
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 6 July 1886: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Jeremiah Jordan unopposed
Turnout 9813
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 14 July 1892: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parnellite Nationalist James Rochfort Maguire 3878 57.5
Irish National Federation Dr Bernard O’Connor 2871 42.5
Majority 1007 15.0
Turnout 11077 60.9
Parnellite Nationalist gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 23 July 1895: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Major John Eustace Jameson 3376 53.2 +10.7
Parnellite Nationalist James Rochfort Maguire 2973 46.8 -10.7
Majority 403 6.4
Turnout 10488 60.5 -0.4
Irish National Federation gain from Parnellite Nationalist Swing
General Election 5 October 1900: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Major John Eustace Jameson unopposed
Turnout 10683
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 18 July 1906: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist James Halpin unopposed
Turnout 8989
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
  • Death of Halpin
By-election 3 September 1909: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Col. Arthur Alfred Lynch unopposed
Turnout 8854
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 19 January 1910: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Col. Arthur Alfred Lynch unopposed
Turnout 8834
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 8 December 1910: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Col. Arthur Alfred Lynch unopposed
Turnout 8834
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Clare West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Brian O’Higgins unopposed
Turnout 21674
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

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