East Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency)

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

East Tyrone was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons 1885–1918.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Tyrone constituency. From the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 East Tyrone became part of the new North-East Tyrone constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the eastern part of County Tyrone.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William James Reynolds Nationalist
1890 Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1895 Patrick Doogan Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Nationalist
1906 (b) Thomas Kettle Nationalist
Dec 1910 William Redmond Nationalist
1918 (b) Thomas Harbison Nationalist
1918 Dec constituency abolished (see North East Tyrone)

Elections[edit]

General Election 3 December 1885: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist William James Reynolds 3919 53.8
Conservative James Meliss Stuart 3361 46.2
Majority 558 7.6
Turnout 7946 91.6
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 15 July 1886: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist William James Reynolds 3843 53.2
Liberal Unionist Matthew George Megaw 3375 46.8
Majority 468 6.4
Turnout 7946 90.8
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 11 July 1892: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation William James Reynolds 3430 51.6
Irish Unionist Thomas Lorimer Corbett 3222 48.4
Majority 208 3.2
Turnout 7188 92.5
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 22 July 1895: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Patrick Charles Doogan 3413 51.1
Irish Unionist Thomas Lorimer Corbett 3261 48.9
Majority 152 2.2
Turnout 7113 93.8
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 10 October 1900: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Patrick Charles Doogan 3126 50.6
Irish Unionist Lt. Col. J. Lincoln Sandwith 3050 49.4
Majority 76 1.2
Turnout 6760 91.4
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 23 January 1906: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Patrick Charles Doogan 3053 50.3
Irish Unionist William John MacGeagh MacCaw 3022 49.7
Majority 31 0.6
Turnout 6299 96.4
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
By-election 25 July 1906: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Michael Kettle 3019 50.2
Irish Unionist William John MacGeagh MacCaw 3000 49.8
Majority 19 0.4
Turnout 6299 95.6
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 28 January 1910: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Michael Kettle 3208 50.9
Irish Unionist Armar Deyrolles Saunderson 3096 49.1
Majority 112 1.8
Turnout 6526 96.6
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 16 December 1910: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist William Archer Redmond 3108 51.2
Irish Unionist David Douglas Reid 2968 48.8
Majority 140 2.4
Turnout 6526 93.1
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
By-election 3 April 1918: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Harbison 1802 70.7
Sinn Féin Dr Vincent Joseph White 745 29.3
Majority 1057 41.4
Turnout 6885 37.0
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

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