Enniskillen (UK Parliament constituency)

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Enniskillen
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18011885
Replaced by North Fermanagh

Enniskillen was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency in Ireland (now in Northern Ireland, which remains part of the United Kingdom), returning one MP. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency was the Parliamentary borough of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Note
1801, January 1 Hon. Arthur Cole Hamilton Tory 1801: Co-opted
1802, July 31 Rt Hon. John Beresford Tory Also returned by and elected to sit for County Waterford
1802, December 24 William Burroughs Tory Appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court in Bengal
1806, March 14 John King Tory Resigned
1806, July 3 William Fremantle Tory
1806, November 20 Nathaniel Sneyd Tory Also returned by and elected to sit for Cavan
1807, January 14 Richard Henry Alexander Bennet Tory
1807, May 14 Charles Pochin Tory
1812, October 26 Richard Magennis Tory Resigned
1828, February 11 Hon. Arthur Henry Cole Tory Re-elected as a Conservative candidate
1832, December 13 Conservative 1 Resigned
1844, June 18 Hon. Henry Cole Conservative Resigned
1851, April 12 James Whiteside Conservative Resigned to contest Dublin University
1859, February 21 Hon. John Lowry Cole Conservative
1868, November 18 Viscount Crichton Conservative
1880, April 2 Viscount Cole Conservative Last MP for the constituency
1885 Constituency abolished

Supplemental Note:-

  • 1 Walker (like F. W. S. Craig in his compilations of election results for Great Britain) classifies Tory candidates as Conservatives from 1832. The name Conservative was gradually adopted as a description for the Tories. The party is deemed to be named Conservative from the 1835 general election.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1865: Enniskillen[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lowry Cole 117 51.5 N/A
Liberal John Collum 107 47.1 N/A
Conservative Arthur Lowry Cole 3 1.3 N/A
Majority 10 4.4 N/A
Turnout 227 86.0 N/A
Registered electors 264
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1868: Enniskillen[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Crichton 171 54.1 +2.6
Liberal John Collum 141 44.6 −0.5
Conservative Charles Frederick Crichton 3 0.9 N/A
Conservative Arthur Lowry Cole 1 0.3 −1.0
Majority 30 9.5 +5.1
Turnout 316 92.7 +6.7
Registered electors 341
Conservative hold Swing +1.6

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Enniskillen[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Crichton 192 52.7 −1.4
Liberal Lucius John Collum 172 47.3 +2.7
Majority 20 5.5 −4.0
Turnout 364 92.6 −0.1
Registered electors 393
Conservative hold Swing −2.1

Crichton was appointed a lord of the Treasury, causing a by-election.

By-election, 15 Feb 1876: Enniskillen[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Crichton Unopposed
Registered electors 385
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1880: Enniskillen[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lowry Cole 198 52.7 +0.0
Liberal William Collum 178 47.3 +0.0
Majority 20 5.3 −0.2
Turnout 376 90.4 −2.2
Registered electors 416
Conservative hold Swing +0.0

References[edit]

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