City of Londonderry (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°59′38″N 7°19′34″W / 54.994°N 7.326°W / 54.994; -7.326

City of Londonderry
Former Borough Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
City of Londonderry (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
City of Londonderry shown within Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1929
Abolished 1972
Election method First past the post

The City of Londonderry parliamentary constituency was a single member constituency in the Parliament of Northern Ireland. It was created in 1929, as one of the five single member constituencies replacing the former five member Londonderry constituency.[1]

The constituency included the eastern part of the city of Derry and its environs including the Waterside district and Eglinton area.[2]

The seat was held continuously by Ulster Unionist Party candidates, although it was often contested by other parties.[3]

The constituency was last contested at the 1969 General Election. The Northern Ireland parliament was suspended in 1972 and abolished in 1973. In elections to various Northern Ireland assemblies and forums which sat from 1973 to 1986 the area formed part of a revived Londonderry constituency. Since the abolition of the 1982–1986 Northern Ireland assembly the area has formed part of the Foyle constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Source:[3]

Election results[edit]

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General Election 30 November 1929: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Sullivan Murphy Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1933: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Sullivan Murphy 9,471 81.7 N/A
Independent Unionist C. G. Millar 2,214 18.3 N/A
Majority 7,347 63.4 N/A
Turnout 71.0 N/A
UUP hold Swing
General Election 30 November 1938: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Sullivan Murphy Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
City of Londonderry by-election, 1939
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Lowry Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1945: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Lowry 8,529 63.5 N/A
NI Labour W. A. Irwin 4,908 36.5 N/A
Majority 3,621 27.0 N/A
Turnout 71.9 N/A
UUP hold Swing
City of Londonderry by-election, 1947
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP James Godfrey MacManaway 8,901 64.6 +1.1
NI Labour W. A. Irwin 4,873 35.4 -1.1
Majority 4,028 29.2 +2.2
Turnout 79.1 +7.2
UUP hold Swing
General Election 1949: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP James Godfrey MacManaway 9,153 61.2 -2.3
Nationalist F. E. McCarroll 5,794 38.8 N/A
Majority 3,359 22.4 -4.6
Turnout 83.6 +11.7
UUP hold Swing
City of Londonderry by-election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Warburton Jones Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 30 November 1953: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Warburton Jones Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 30 November 1958: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Warburton Jones Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 30 November 1962: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Warburton Jones Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1965: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Edward Warburton Jones 8,432 53.2 N/A
Liberal Claude Wilton 7,418 46.8 N/A
Majority 1,104 6.4 N/A
Turnout 81.6 N/A
UUP hold Swing
City of Londonderry by-election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Albert Anderson 9,122 69.8 +16.6
NI Labour Janet Wilcock 3,944 30.2 N/A
Majority 5,178 39.6 +33.2
Turnout 66.4 -15.2
UUP hold Swing
General Election 1969: City of Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Albert Anderson 6,480 39.4 -13.2
Liberal Claude Wilton 5,770 35.1 -11.7
Independent Unionist P. C. D. Campbell 4,181 25.5 N/A
Majority 710 4.3 -2.1
Turnout 84.9 +3.3
UUP hold Swing
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland parliament election results
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries
  3. ^ a b c Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results: Boroughs: Londonderry