Fermanagh and Tyrone (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°34′44″N 7°11′49″W / 54.579°N 7.197°W / 54.579; -7.197

Fermanagh and Tyrone
Former County Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Fermanagh and Tyrone (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
Fermanagh and Tyrone shown within Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1929
Election method Single transferable vote

Fermanagh and Tyrone was a county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland from 1921 - 1929. It returned eight MPs, using the single transferable vote method of proportional representation.

Boundaries[edit]

Fermanagh and Tyrone consisted of the entirety of County Fermanagh and County Tyrone. In 1929, the constituency was divided into the East Tyrone, Enniskillen, Lisnaskea, Mid Tyrone, North Tyrone, South Fermanagh, South Tyrone and West Tyrone constituencies.[1]

Politics[edit]

Fermanagh and Tyrone has a slight Nationalist majority, but this was fairly evenly balanced with a Unionist minority. In both elections, four Unionists were elected, alongside three Sinn Féin members and one Nationalist in 1921, and four Nationalists in 1925.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
MPs
(1921)
Arthur Griffith
(Sinn Féin)
Edward Archdale
(Ulster Unionist)
William Coote
(Ulster Unionist)
William Thomas Miller
(Ulster Unionist)
James Cooper
(Ulster Unionist)
Thomas Harbison
(Nationalist Party)
Seán O'Μahony
(Sinn Féin)
Seán Milroy
(Sinn Féin)
MPs
(1925)
Alexander Donnelly
(Nationalist Party)
Rowley Elliott
(Ulster Unionist)
Cahir Healy
(Nationalist Party)
John McHugh
(Nationalist Party)

Election results[edit]

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1921 General Election: Fermanagh and Tyrone (8 seats)
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith 21,677                  
UUP Edward Archdale 10,336                  
UUP William Coote 9,672                  
Sinn Féin Seán Milroy 1,846 11,556                
UUP William Thomas Miller 9,165 9,343                
UUP James Cooper 8,754 8,762 9,789              
Sinn Féin Seán O'Μahony 4,979 5,211 5,211 5,215 7,085 7,118 7,119 7,975 12,752  
Nationalist Thomas Harbison 7,090 7,754 7,754 7,771 7,806 7,807 7,814 7,886 7,992 9,444
Nationalist J. P. Gillin 5,591 5,782 5,784 5,824 5,832 5,832 5,842 5,867 6,115 8,109
Sinn Féin Kevin Roantree O'Shiel 4,464 4,994 4,995 5,004 5,236 5,238 5,239 5,330 eliminated  
Sinn Féin Seán MacEntee 179 1,037 1,037 1,065 1,170 1,171 1,172 eliminated    
Electorate: 95,272   Valid: 83,753   Quota: 9,306   Turnout: 87.9%
  • Griffith died on 12 August 1922; his seat remained vacant at dissolution.
  • Coote died on 14 December 1924; his seat remained vacant at dissolution.
1925 General Election: Fermanagh and Tyrone (8 seats)
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Nationalist Alexander Donnelly 12,098              
UUP Edward Archdale 11,834              
UUP Rowley Elliott 10,115              
UUP William Thomas Miller 9,593              
Nationalist Cahir Healy 9,191 9,358            
Nationalist Thomas Harbison 8,257 10,920            
UUP James Cooper 8,923 8,935 11,569          
Nationalist John McHugh 6,584 6,617 6,620 6,716 6,743 6,848 8,328 8,337
Republican T. Larkin 4,483 4,504 4,507 4,560 4,585 4,607 4,838 4,840
Republican Seán O'Mahoney 1,652 1,661 1,662 1,672 1,681 1,692 1,708 1,713
Electorate: 96,388   Valid: 82,730   Quota: 9,193   Turnout: 85.8%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries

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