East Waterford (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Waterford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by County Waterford
Created from County Waterford

East Waterford was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1918.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the County Waterford constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the eastern part of County Waterford. It included the baronies of Gaultiere, Glenahiry, Middlethird, and Upperthird, and part of the barony of Decies without Drum.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Patrick Joseph Power Nationalist
1892 Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Nationalist
1913 Martin Joseph Murphy Nationalist
1918 Constituency abolished – see County Waterford

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Power 3,291 91.3 N/A
Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union William Gervase de la Poer 314 8.7 N/A
Majority 2,977 82.6 N/A
Turnout 3,605 63.5 N/A
Registered electors 5,678
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Power Unopposed
Registered electors 5,678
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Patrick Joseph Power 2,562 71.1 N/A
Parnellite Nationalist Edmund Leamy 1,043 28.9 N/A
Majority 1,519 42.1 N/A
Turnout 3,605 56.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,411
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Patrick Joseph Power Unopposed
Registered electors 5,704
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Power Unopposed
Registered electors 4,922
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1906: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Power Unopposed
Registered electors 4,042
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Power Unopposed
Registered electors 4,216
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election December 1910: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Power Unopposed
Registered electors 4,216
Irish Parliamentary hold

Power's death causes a by-election.

By-election, 1913: East Waterford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Martin Joseph Murphy Unopposed
Registered electors 4,229
Irish Parliamentary hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Branch (Dean and Son, 1896) page 261
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.