Enniskillen (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
|Former County Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Enniskillen shown within Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
Enniskillen was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
Enniskillen was a county constituency comprising the northern part of County Fermanagh. It was created in 1929, when the House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections throughout Northern Ireland. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament until the Parliament of Northern Ireland was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.
Enniskillen had a unionist majority, but a substantial nationalist minority. The seat was consistently won by the Ulster Unionist Party candidate, and it was only contested on four occasions: in 1938 by an Independent Unionist Association candidate, in 1949 by a Nationalist candidate, in 1965 by an Liberal candidate and in 1969 by both the People's Democracy and an independent Unionist candidate.
Members of Parliament
|1929||UUP||Sir Edward Archdale|
|1949||UUP||Thomas Charles Nelson|
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politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72
|Ind. Unionist Association||W. Clarke||4,485||44.1||N/A|
|People's Democracy||M. Bowes-Egan||2,784||27.6||N/A|
|Independent Unionist||D. T. Archdale||2,418||23.9||N/A|
- Parliament prorogued 30 March 1972 and abolished 18 July 1973