Michael McGurk

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For the Australian businessman, see Michael Loch McGurk.

Michael McGurk (died 22 June 1948) was a nationalist politician and farmer in Northern Ireland.

McGurk became active in the Irish Home Rule campaign in the early 1900s. He was subsequently elected to Tyrone County Council and Cookstown Rural District Council.[1]

McGurk was elected to the Parliament of Northern Ireland as an Independent Nationalist and Farmers' candidate at a by-election in Mid Tyrone in 1941. He held the seat at the Northern Ireland general election, 1945,[2] and was active mainly on agricultural issues.[1] In Parliament, he sat with the Nationalist Party group.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brendan Lynn, Holding the Ground: The Nationalist Party in Northern Ireland, 1945 - 72 (1997), ISBN 1-85521-980-8
  2. ^ a b Biographies of Members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Hugh McAleer
Member of Parliament for Mid Tyrone
1941 – 1948
Succeeded by
Edward McCullagh