North Leitrim (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Leitrim
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Leitrim
Created from Leitrim

North Leitrim was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland. From 1885 to 1918 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Leitrim constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Leitrim.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Michael Conway Nationalist/Parnelite
1892 P. A. McHugh Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1906 Charles Dolan Nationalist
1908 Francis Meehan Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Constituency abolished: see Leitrim

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Michael Conway 4,686 89.6 N/A
Irish Conservative George Loftus Tottenham 541 10.4 N/A
Majority 4,145 79.3 N/A
Turnout 5,227 80.6 N/A
Registered electors 6,483
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Michael Conway Unopposed
Registered electors 6,483
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation P. A. McHugh 4,502 87.5 N/A
Irish Unionist Charles Gore Loftus Tottenham 645 12.5 N/A
Majority 3,857 74.9 N/A
Turnout 5,147 76.9 N/A
Registered electors 6,692
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation P. A. McHugh Unopposed
Registered electors 6,515
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary P. A. McHugh 4,025 91.3 N/A
Irish Unionist Charles James Singleton 383 8.7 N/A
Majority 3,642 82.6 N/A
Turnout 4,408 57.5 N/A
Registered electors 7,670
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A

McHugh is unseated after being adjudicated bankrupt, but then wins the seat again at a by-election.

By-election, 1903: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary P. A. McHugh Unopposed
Registered electors 6,629
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1906: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary P. A. McHugh Unopposed
Registered electors 6,343
Irish Parliamentary hold

McHugh is also elected MP for Sligo North and opts to sit there, causing a by-election.

By-election, 1906: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Charles Dolan Unopposed
Registered electors 6,343
Irish Parliamentary hold

Dolan resigns, causing a by-election, in which he stood again as a Sinn Féin candidate.

By-election, 1908: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Francis Meehan 3,103 72.8 N/A
Sinn Féin Charles Dolan 1,157 27.2 N/A
Majority 1,946 45.7 N/A
Turnout 4,260 68.8 N/A
Registered electors 6,192
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election Jan 1910: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Francis Meehan Unopposed
Registered electors 6,282
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election Dec 1910: North Leitrim[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Francis Meehan Unopposed
Registered electors 6,282
Irish Parliamentary hold

References[edit]


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