Bannside (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°50′46″N 6°19′44″W / 54.846°N 6.329°W / 54.846; -6.329

Bannside
Former County Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Bannside (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Bannside shown within Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1929
Abolished 1973
Election method First past the post

Bannside was a single-member county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes[edit]

This was a division of County Antrim. Before 1929 it was part of the seven-member Antrim constituency. The constituency sent one MP to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland from 1929 until the Parliament was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.

In terms of the then local government areas the constituency in 1929 comprised parts of the rural districts of Antrim, Ballymena and Ballymoney.

After boundary changes in 1969 the constituency included parts of the same rural districts but Bannside was extended to take in the northern part of the 1929-1969 Antrim Borough constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1929 George Charles Gillespie Young Ulster Unionist Party
1933
1938
1939 Malcolm William Patrick
1945
1946 Terence O'Neill
1949
1953
1958
1962
1965
1969
1970 Ian Paisley Protestant Unionist
1971 Democratic Unionist
1973 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

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Northern Ireland 1921–72

The parliamentary representatives of the division were elected using the first past the post system.

General Election 22 May 1929: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP George Young 5,931 54.31 N/A
Liberal George Henderson 4,174 38.22 N/A
Independent Labour William Ervine 816 7.47 N/A
Majority 1,757 16.09 N/A
Turnout 16,802 65.00 N/A
UUP gain from new seat Swing N/A
General Election 30 November 1933: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP George Young Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 9 February 1938: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP George Young Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
  • Death of Young
Bannside by-election, 1939
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Malcolm Patrick Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 14 June 1945: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Malcolm Patrick 5,029 62.80 N/A
Independent Unionist A. J. Gillespie 2,979 37.20 N/A
Majority 2,050 25.60 N/A
Turnout 16,461 48.65 N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
  • Death of Patrick
Bannside by-election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Terence O'Neill Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 10 February 1949: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Terence O'Neill Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 22 October 1953: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Terence O'Neill Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 20 March 1958: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Terence O'Neill Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 31 May 1962: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Terence O'Neill Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 25 November 1965: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Terence O'Neill Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
  • Boundary changes
General Election 24 February 1969: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Terence O'Neill 7,745 47.27 N/A
Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley 6,331 38.64 N/A
People's Democracy Michael Farrell 2,310 14.10 N/A
Majority 1,414 8.63 N/A
Turnout 20,635 79.41 N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
  • Resignation of O'Neill
By-Election 16 April 1970: Bannside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley 7,981 43.68 +5.04
UUP Bolton Minford 6,778 37.09 -10.18
NI Labour Patrick McHugh 3,514 19.23 +19.23
Majority 1,203 6.58 N/A
Turnout 22,954 79.61 +0.20
Protestant Unionist gain from UUP Swing N/A
  • Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973

References[edit]

  • Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results 1921-1972, compiled and edited by Sydney Elliott (Political Reference Publications 1973)

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