Mid Down (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
|Former County Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
Mid Down was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
Mid Down was a county constituency comprising part of northern County Down, immediately south east of Belfast. It was created when the House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections throughout Northern Ireland. Mid Down was created by the division of Down into eight new constituencies. The constituency survived unchanged until 1969, when it was considerably reduced in size, with areas of the seat being transferred to Lagan Valley and North Down. It returned one Member of Parliament until the Parliament of Northern Ireland was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.
The seat had a substantial unionist majority and was always won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates. It was only contested on one occasion, by a Northern Ireland Labour Party candidate who received only 23% of the votes cast.
Members of Parliament
|1929||UUP||John Miller Andrews|
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|NI Labour||J. S. Gardner||2,572||22.9||N/A|