North Kildare (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Kildare
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Kildare

North Kildare was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Kildare constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Kildare.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Note
1885, November 28 James Laurence Carew Irish Parliamentary Party split
1890, December 1 Irish National League
1892, July 9 Patrick James Kennedy Irish National Federation
1895, July 20 Charles John Engledow Irish National Federation
1900, October 10 Edmund Leamy Irish Parliamentary Died 10 December 1904
1905, February 14 John O'Connor Irish Parliamentary
1918, December 14 2 Donal Buckley (Domhnall Ua Buachalla) Sinn Féin Did not take his seat at Westminster
1922, October 26 UK constituency abolished

Notes:-

  • 1 Not an election, but the date of a party change. The Irish Parliamentary Party had been created in 1882, on the initiative of Charles Stewart Parnell's Irish National League. Both the IPP and the INL split into Parnellite and Anti-Parnellite factions, in December 1890. The Parnellites remained members of the Irish National League after the split and the Anti-Parnellites organised the Irish National Federation in March 1891. The two organisations and the United Irish League merged in 1900, to re-create the Irish Parliamentary Party.
  • 2 Date of polling day. The result was declared on 28 December 1918, to allow time for votes cast by members of the armed forces to be included in the count.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North Kildare[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Laurence Carew 3,168 87.2 N/A
Irish Conservative John Henry Edward Fock 467 12.8 N/A
Majority 2,701 74.3 N/A
Turnout 3,635 71.2 N/A
Registered electors 5,108
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North Kildare[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Laurence Carew Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Kildare[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Patrick James Kennedy 2,153 55.8 N/A
Parnellite Nationalist James Laurence Carew 1,707 44.2 N/A
Majority 446 11.6 N/A
Turnout 3,860 65.4 N/A
Registered electors 5,901
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: North Kildare[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Charles John Engledow 1,944 53.2 −2.6
Parnellite Nationalist James Laurence Carew 1,712 46.8 +2.6
Majority 232 6.3 −5.3
Turnout 3,656 73.0 +7.6
Registered electors 5,007
Irish National Federation hold Swing −2.6

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Kildare[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Leamy 1,461 54.3 N/A
Healyite Nationalist Charles John Engledow 1,229 45.7 −7.5
Majority 232 8.6 +2.3
Turnout 2,690 46.0 −27.0
Registered electors 5,845
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
By-election, 1905: North Kildare[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Connor Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1906[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Connor Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Connor Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election December 1910[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Connor Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1918[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Domhnall Ua Buachalla 5,979 68.7 N/A
Irish Parliamentary John O'Connor 2,722 31.3 N/A
Majority 3,257 37.4 N/A
Turnout 8,701 65.5 N/A
Registered electors 13,274
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

References[edit]


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