North East Cork (UK Parliament constituency)

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North East Cork
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from County Cork and Mallow

North East Cork, a division of County Cork, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Until the 1885 general election the area was part of the Cork County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament, as it was no longer in the UK.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the north-eastern part of County Cork.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Edmund Leamy Irish Parliamentary Party
1887 William O’Brien Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Anti-Parnellite
February 1893 Michael Davitt Anti-Parnellite
June 1893 William Abraham Anti-Parnellite
1900 Irish Parliamentary Party
January 1910 William O’Brien All-for-Ireland League
March 1910 Maurice Healy All-for-Ireland League
December 1910 Moreton Frewen All-for-Ireland League
1911 Timothy Michael Healy All-for-Ireland League
1918 Thomas Hunter Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 28 November 1885: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Leamy Unopposed
Registered electors 8,175
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 7 July 1886: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Leamy Unopposed
Registered electors 8,175
Irish Parliamentary hold
  • Leamy resigns
By-election 16 May 1887: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Brien Unopposed
Registered electors 8,812
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890[edit]

General Election 7 July 1892: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation William O'Brien Unopposed
Registered electors 8,781
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary

In the United Kingdom general election, 1892 William O'Brien (Irish Parliamentary Party) was returned for both North East Cork and Cork City. He chose to sit for Cork City, and a by-election was held for the vacant seat.

By-election 8 February 1893: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Michael Davitt Unopposed
Registered electors {{{reg. electors}}}
Irish National Federation hold

Being the only nominated candidate in the by-election, Michael Davitt took the seat unopposed on 8 February 1893. He resigned in May (after being threatened with bankruptcy) and a further by-election was held for which William Abraham was returned unopposed on 28 June.

By-election 28 June 1893: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation William Abraham Unopposed
Registered electors 8,790
Irish National Federation hold
General Election 18 July 1895: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation William Abraham Unopposed
Registered electors 8,356
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 4 October 1900: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Abraham Unopposed
Registered electors 7,393
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 18 January 1906: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Abraham Unopposed
Registered electors 6,497
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 27 January 1910: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland William O'Brien 2,984 66.4 N/A
Irish Parliamentary William Abraham 1,510 33.6 N/A
Majority 1,474 32.8 N/A
Turnout 4,494 67.7 N/A
Registered electors 6,634
All-for-Ireland gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

In the January 1910 general election William O'Brien (All-for-Ireland League) was again returned for both North East Cork and Cork City. As usual, he chose to sit for Cork City, and a by-election was held for the vacant seat, which was taken unopposed by Maurice Healy (All-for-Ireland League) on 2 March 1910.

By-election 2 March 1910: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland Maurice Healy Unopposed
Registered electors 6,634
All-for-Ireland hold
General Election 8 December 1910: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland Moreton Frewen Unopposed
Registered electors 6,634
All-for-Ireland hold

In the December 1910 general election North East Cork was won by Moreton Frewen (All-for-Ireland League) but his senior party colleague Tim Healy lost in North Louth. Frewen resigned so that Healy could stand in his vacated seat, and Healy was returned unopposed in the by-election on 16 July 1911.

By-election 15 July 1911: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland Tim Healy Unopposed
Registered electors 6,670
All-for-Ireland hold
General Election 14 December 1918: Cork North-East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Thomas Hunter Unopposed
Registered electors 18,239
Sinn Féin gain from All-for-Ireland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.