Antrim (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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For the constituency established in 1929, see Antrim Borough (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).

Coordinates: 54°57′04″N 6°12′29″W / 54.951°N 6.208°W / 54.951; -6.208

Antrim
Former County Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Antrim (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Antrim shown within Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1929
Election method Single transferable vote

Antrim was a county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland from 1921 - 1929. It returned seven MPs, using the single transferable vote method of proportional representation.

Boundaries[edit]

Antrim consisted of the administrative County Antrim (that is, excluding those parts of the historic county within the County Borough of Belfast). In 1929, the constituency was divided into the Antrim Borough, Bann Side, Carrick, Larne, Mid Antrim, North Antrim and South Antrim constituencies.[1]

Politics[edit]

Antrim had a Unionist majority, with some pockets of Nationalist support. In 1921, six Unionists and one Nationalist were elected, while in 1925, there were five unionists, one Nationalist and one member of the Unbought Tenants Association elected.

Election results[edit]

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24 May 1921 General Election: Antrim (7 seats)
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
UUP John Milne Barbour 22.18 17,735        
UUP Hugh O'Neill 20.86 16,681        
UUP George Boyle Hanna 15.74 12,584        
UUP Robert Crawford 7.47 5,976 11,958      
UUP Robert Dick Megaw 10.41 8,326 8,991 11,979    
UUP John Fawcett Gordon 3.71 2,967 3,890 7,507 10,029  
Nationalist Joseph Devlin 11.82 9,448 9,469 9,499 9,528 9,560
Sinn Féin Louis Joseph Walsh 6.19 4,951 4,958 4,973 4,988 5,028
Sinn Féin Joseph Connolly 1.60 1,281 1,424 1,461 1,485 1,511
Electorate: 93,566   Valid: 79,949   Quota: 9,994   Turnout: 85.5%
3 April 1925 General Election: Antrim (7 seats)
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
UUP John Milne Barbour 20.99 13,499        
UUP Hugh O'Neill 19.56 12,579        
Nationalist Thomas Stanislaus McAllister 18.44 11,857        
UUP Robert Crawford 11.37 7,310 11,369      
UUP George Boyle Hanna 10.14 6,524 7,216 8,720    
Unbought Tenants George Henderson 7.57 4,866 4,908 4,994 8,712  
UUP John Fawcett Gordon 5.16 3,318 3,703 5,078 5,123 8,254
UUP Robert Dick Megaw 6.78 4,362 4,643 6,217 6,271 6,469
Electorate: 98,278   Valid: 64,315   Quota: 8,040   Turnout: 65.4%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries

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