North Londonderry (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°05′42″N 6°45′47″W / 55.095°N 6.763°W / 55.095; -6.763

North Londonderry
Former County Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
North Londonderry (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency).svg
North Londonderry shown within Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1929
Abolished 1972
Election method First past the post

North Londonderry was a county constituency comprising the southern part of County Londonderry. It was created in 1929, when the House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections throughout Northern Ireland. It was created in 1929 as one of five single-member constituencies replacing the former five-member Londonderry constituency. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament until the Parliament of Northern Ireland was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.[1]

The constituency included the towns of Coleraine, Limavady and Portstewart.[2]

The seat was always held by Ulster Unionist Party candidates, and was rarely contested.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Source:[3]

Election results[edit]

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At the Northern Ireland general election, 1929, John Martin Mark was elected unopposed.

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1933, Daniel Hall Christie was elected unopposed.

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1938, Robert Moore was elected unopposed.

General Election 1945: North Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Robert Moore 11,003 77.4 N/A
NI Labour J. D. Murphy 3,219 22.6 N/A
Majority 7,784 54.8 N/A
Turnout 14,222 68.3 N/A
UUP hold Swing

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1949, Robert Moore was elected unopposed.

General Election 1953: North Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Robert Moore 11,242 77.4 N/A
Independent Unionist S. J. Henderson 2,343 17.2 N/A
Majority 8,899 75.6 N/A
Turnout 13,585 62.4 N/A
UUP hold Swing

At the North Londonderry by-election, 1960, and the 1962 and 1965 Northern Ireland general elections, Joseph Burns was elected unopposed.

General Election 1969: North Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Joseph Burns 9,364 50.3 N/A
Independent Unionist J. W. S. Barr 9,249 49.7 N/A
Majority 115 0.6 N/A
Turnout 18,613 76.1 N/A
UUP hold Swing
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921-1972, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries
  3. ^ a b c Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results: Counties: Londonderry