Galway Connemara (UK Parliament constituency)

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Galway Connemara
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from County Galway

Connemara, a division of Galway, was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) from 1885 to 1922.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Galway County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the north-western part of County Galway. For details of the areas traditional boundaries see Connemara.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1885 Patrick James Foley Irish Parliamentary Party
1895 William O'Malley Anti-Parnellite
1918 Pádraic Ó Máille Sinn Féin
1921 Constituency merged into Galway (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 27 November 1885: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick James Foley Unopposed
Registered electors 5,842
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 6 July 1886: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick James Foley Unopposed
Registered electors 5,842
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 13 July 1892: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Patrick James Foley 2,637 81.5 N/A
Irish National League John Henry Joyce 598 18.5 N/A
Majority 2,039 63.0 N/A
Turnout 4,676 47.5 N/A
Registered electors 6,815
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 19 July 1895: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 7,155
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 3 October 1900: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 8,423
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 19 January 1906: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 6,438
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 22 January 1910: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 6,248
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 8 December 1910: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 6,248
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 14 December 1918: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Pádraic Ó Máille 11,754 77.1 N/A
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley 3,482 22.9 N/A
Majority 8,272 54.2 N/A
Turnout 15,236 61.1 N/A
Registered electors 24,956
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127. 

Sources[edit]

  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)