Mid Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency)

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Mid Tyrone
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by North East Tyrone and North West Tyrone
Created from Tyrone

Mid Tyrone was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons 1885–1918.

Before the 1885 general election the area was part of the Tyrone constituency. From the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 Mid Tyrone was divided between the new North-East Tyrone and North-West Tyrone constituencies.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the central part of County Tyrone.

Members of Parliament[edit]

From To Name Party Born Died
1885 1895 Matthew Joseph Kenny   Nationalist (Irish Parliamentary Party)1 1 February 1861 8 December 1942
1895 January 1910 George Murnaghan   Nationalist1 4 July 1847 13 January 1929
January 1910 December 1910 Gerald Brunskill   Conservative 4 April 1866 4 October 1918
December 1910 1918 Richard McGhee   Nationalist 1851 1930

1Anti-Parnellite Nationalist 1891–1900

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1 December 1885: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Matthew Joseph Kenny 4,299 61.8 N/A
Irish Conservative Hugh Hamilton Moore 2,657 38.2 N/A
Majority 1,642 23.6 N/A
Turnout 6,956 86.1 N/A
Registered electors 8,083
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 13 July 1886: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Matthew Joseph Kenny 4,145 62.6 +0.8
Irish Unionist Hugh Hamilton Moore 2,475 37.4 −0.8
Majority 1,670 25.2 +1.6
Turnout 6,620 81.9 −4.2
Registered electors 8,083
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 8 July 1892: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Matthew Joseph Kenny 3,667 57.4 −5.2
Irish Unionist Edward Charles Thompson 2,598 40.7 +3.3
Irish National Federation George Noble Plunkett 123 1.9 N/A
Majority 1,069 16.7 −8.5
Turnout 6.388 83.2 +1.3
Registered electors 7,678
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing −4.3
General Election 26 July 1895: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation George Murnaghan 3,759 62.5 +5.1
Liberal Unionist Edward Charles Thompson 2,252 37.5 −3.2
Majority 1,507 25.0 +8.3
Turnout 6,011 79.8 −3.4
Registered electors 7,531
Irish National Federation hold Swing +4.2

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 6 October 1900: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary George Murnaghan Unopposed
Registered electors 7,560
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 19 January 1906: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary George Murnaghan Unopposed
Registered electors 6,795
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 24 January 1910: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist Gerald Brunskill 2,475 42.8 N/A
Irish Parliamentary John Valentine 2,070 35.8 N/A
Independent Nationalist George Murnaghan 1,244 21.5 N/A
Majority 405 7.0 N/A
Turnout 5,789 88.9 N/A
Registered electors 6,512
Irish Unionist gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
McGhee
General Election 12 December 1910: Tyrone Mid[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Richard McGhee 3,102 56.6 +20.8
Irish Unionist Gerald Brunskill 2,379 43.4 +0.6
Majority 723 13.2 N/A
Turnout 5,481 84.2 −4.7
Registered electors 6,512
Irish Parliamentary gain from Irish Unionist Swing +10.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.
  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)

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