Meath–Westmeath (Dáil Éireann constituency)
|Former Dáil Éireann
|County/City council||County Meath
Meath–Westmeath was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
The constituency was created under the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 for the 1937 general election to the 9th Dáil. It was last used for the 1944 general election to the 12th Dáil.
The 1935 Act defined its area as: "The administrative County of Meath and the administrative County of Westmeath except the portion thereof which is comprised in the County Constituency of Athlone–Longford."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Meath–Westmeath 1937–1948|
|13th||1948||Constituency abolished. See Meath and Longford–Westmeath|
Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.
1944 general election
|1944 general election: Meath–Westmeath|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael Hilliard||8,648||19.5||1||1|
|Fine Gael||Charles Fagan||6,606||14.9||2|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael Kennedy||5,560||12.6||3|
|Fianna Fáil||Matthew O'Reilly||4,828||10.9||4|
|Fine Gael||Patrick Giles||5,497||12.4||5|
|Labour Party||Peadar Cowan||3,961||8.9|
|Fianna Fáil||James Kelly||3,522||8.0|
|Fianna Fáil||Patrick McKenna||1,970||4.5|
|Labour Party||Owen Comiskey||863||2.0|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 44,257 Quota: 7,377 Turnout:|
1943 general election
|1943 general election: Meath–Westmeath|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael Hilliard||7,160||14.8||1|
|Fine Gael||Charles Fagan||7,163||14.9||2|
|Fine Gael||Patrick Giles||4,202||8.7||3|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael Kennedy||5,161||10.7||4|
|Fianna Fáil||Matthew O'Reilly||3,786||7.9||5|
|Labour Party||Peadar Cowan||3,983||8.3|
|Fianna Fáil||James Kelly||3,736||7.8|
|Fine Gael||Michael Sweeney||2,439||5.1|
|Labour Party||John Fitzgerald||2,081||4.3|
|Fianna Fáil||Patrick McKenna||1,719||3.6|
|Labour Party||Charles McGurk||818||1.7|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 48,232 Quota: 8,039 Turnout:|
1938 general election
|1938 general election: Meath–Westmeath|
|Fianna Fáil||James Kelly||9,690||19.9||1||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael Kennedy||9,139||18.8||2||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Matthew O'Reilly||7,552||15.5||3|
|Fine Gael||Patrick Giles||6,959||14.3||4|
|Fine Gael||Charles Fagan||7,665||15.8||5|
|Labour Party||Peadar Cowan||4,621||9.5|
|Fine Gael||Michael Sweeney||2,962||6.1|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 48,588 Quota: 8,099 Turnout:|
1937 general election
|1937 general election: Meath–Westmeath|
|Fianna Fáil||James Kelly||9,328||19.4||1||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Matthew O'Reilly||7,111||14.8||2|
|Fine Gael||Charles Fagan||7,514||15.6||3|
|Fine Gael||Patrick Giles||6,354||13.2||4|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael Kennedy||6,641||13.8||5|
|Fianna Fáil||Eugene Robbins||2,815||5.9|
|Fine Gael||Gerald Williamson||2,292||4.8|
|Labour Party||Peadar Cowan||2,160||4.5|
|Fine Gael||Michael Sweeney||1,750||3.6|
|Labour Party||John Hayden||1,667||3.5|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 48,118 Quota: 8,020 Turnout:|
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Politics of the Republic of Ireland
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
- Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
- "General election 1937: Meath–Westmeath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
- "General election 1938: Meath–Westmeath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
- "General election 1943: Meath–Westmeath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
- "General election 1944: Meath–Westmeath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010.