Londonderry (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°55′19″N 6°57′11″W / 54.922°N 6.953°W / 54.922; -6.953

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

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

Boundaries[edit]

Londonderry consisted of the entirety of County Londonderry, including the County Borough of Londonderry. In 1929, the constituency was divided into the City of Londonderry, Foyle, Mid Londonderry, North Londonderry and South Londonderry constituencies.[1]

Politics[edit]

Londonderry was a predominantly Unionist area with a substantial Nationalist minority, electing three Unionists, one Nationalist and one Sinn Féin member in 1921 and three Unionists and two Nationalists in 1925.

Elections results[edit]

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Northern Ireland 1921–72
1921 General Election: Londonderry (5 seats)
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
UUP Robert Newton Anderson 13,466          
Sinn Féin Eoin MacNeill 11,866          
UUP Dehra Chichester 8,709 12,544        
UUP John Martin Mark 8,155 8,764 8,801 12,280    
Nationalist George Leeke 6,298 6,315 6,483 6,543 6,550 7,710
Sinn Féin J. Walsh 4,020 4,022 6,519 6,521 6,521 6,980
Nationalist H. W. Shields 1,474 1,478 1,643 1,647 1,647 eliminated
Electorate: 62,111   Valid: 53,988   Quota: 8,999   Turnout: 86.9%
1925 General Election: Londonderry (5 seats)
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Nationalist George Leeke 13,671        
UUP Robert Newton Anderson 12,085        
UUP John Martin Mark 8,804        
UUP Dehra Chichester 8,261 8,288 11,969    
Nationalist Basil McGuckin 1,973 7,071 7,080 7,171 7,184
Republican C. MacWhinney 5,546 5,701 5,705 5,749 5,756
Electorate: 63,174   Valid: 50,340   Quota: 8,391   Turnout: 79.7%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries

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