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) Tom Kettle Nationalist
Dec 1910 William Redmond Nationalist
1918 (b) Thomas Harbison Nationalist
1918 Dec Constituency abolished (see North East Tyrone)

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 3 December 1885: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William James Reynolds 3,919 53.8 N/A
Irish Conservative James Meliss Stuart 3,361 46.2 N/A
Majority 558 7.6 N/A
Turnout 7,280 91.6 N/A
Registered electors 7,496
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 15 July 1886: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William James Reynolds 3,843 53.2 −0.6
Liberal Unionist Matthew George Megaw 3,375 46.8 +0.6
Majority 468 6.4 −1.2
Turnout 7,218 90.8 −0.8
Registered electors 7,946
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing −0.6

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 11 July 1892: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation William James Reynolds 3,430 51.6 −1.6
Irish Unionist Thomas Lorimer Corbett 3,222 48.4 +1.6
Majority 208 3.2 −3.2
Turnout 6,652 92.5 +1.7
Registered electors 7,188
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing −1.6
General Election 22 July 1895: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Patrick Doogan 3,413 51.1 −0.5
Irish Unionist Thomas Lorimer Corbett 3,261 48.9 +0.5
Majority 152 2.2 −1.0
Turnout 6,674 93.8 +1.3
Registered electors 7,113
Irish National Federation hold Swing −0.5

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 10 October 1900: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Doogan 3,126 50.6 −0.5
Irish Unionist J. Lincoln Sandwith 3,050 49.4 +0.5
Majority 76 1.2 −1.0
Turnout 61,76 91.4 −2.4
Registered electors 6,760
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing −0.5
General Election 23 January 1906: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Doogan 3,053 50.3 −0.3
Irish Unionist William John MacGeagh MacCaw 3,022 49.7 +0.3
Majority 31 0.6 −0.6
Turnout 6,075 96.4 +5.0
Registered electors 6,299
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing −0.3
By-election 25 July 1906: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Tom Kettle 3,018 50.1 −0.2
Irish Unionist William John MacGeagh MacCaw 3,000 49.9 +0.2
Majority 18 0.3 −0.3
Turnout 6,018 95.5 −0.9
Registered electors 6,299
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing −0.2

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 28 January 1910: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Tom Kettle 3,208 50.9 +0.6
Irish Unionist Armar Deyrolles Saunderson 3,096 49.1 −0.6
Majority 112 1.8 +1.2
Turnout 6,304 96.6 +0.2
Registered electors 6,526
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing +0.6
General Election 16 December 1910: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Redmond 3,108 51.2 +0.3
Irish Unionist David Reid 2,968 48.8 −0.3
Majority 140 2.4 +0.6
Turnout 6,076 93.1 −3.5
Registered electors 6,526
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing +0.3
By-election 3 April 1918: Tyrone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Harbison 1,802 59.6 +8.4
Sinn Féin Seán Milroy 1,222 40.4 N/A
Majority 580 19.1 +16.7
Turnout 3,024 43.9 −49.2
Registered electors 6,885
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.