Mid Ulster by-election, 1956

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The by-election held in Mid Ulster on 8 May 1956[1] was called because both candidates in the Mid Ulster by-election, 1955 were disqualified. Tom Mitchell was disqualified from assuming office because he was a convicted felon. Charles Beattie was awarded the seat but he was also disqualified because he held an office of profit under the Crown.

Mid Ulster by-election, 1956[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Unionist George Forrest 28,605 48.36 N/A
Sinn Féin Tom Mitchell 24,124 40.78 -9.92
Anti-Partition Michael O'Neill 6,421 10.86 N/A
Majority 4,481 7.58
Turnout 59,150 88.43
Independent Unionist gain from Sinn Féin Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2015-08-14. 
  2. ^ "1956 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2015-08-14.