East Cavan (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Cavan
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members 1
Created from Cavan

East Cavan was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which from 1885 to 1922 returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Prior to 1885 the area was part of the Cavan constituency. After 1922 the area was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the eastern part of County Cavan.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Thomas O'Hanlon Nationalist
1891 Parnellite Nationalist
1892 Samuel Young Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Nationalist
1918(b) Arthur Griffith Sinn Féin
1922 Constituency abolished: See Cavan (Dáil Éireann constituency).

Elections[edit]

General Election 30 November 1885: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas O'Hanlon unopposed
Turnout 8920
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 7 July 1886: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas O'Hanlon unopposed
Turnout 8920
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 16 July 1892: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Samuel Young 6024 81.6
Irish Unionist Henry John Beresford Clements 1360 18.4
Majority 4664 63.2
Turnout 9606 76.9
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 19 July 1895: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Samuel Young unopposed
Turnout 9370
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 5 October 1900: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Samuel Young unopposed
Turnout 9372
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 19 January 1906: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Samuel Young unopposed
Turnout 8946
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 19 January 1910: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Samuel Young unopposed
Turnout 8981
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 6 December 1910: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Samuel Young unopposed
Turnout 8981
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
By-election 20 June 1918: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith 3795 59.5
Irish Nationalist John F. O'Hanlon 2581 40.5
Majority 1214 19
Turnout 8821 72.3
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Cavan East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith unopposed
Turnout 21148
Sinn Féin hold Swing

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