North Louth (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Louth
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersOne
Replaced byLouth
Created fromDundalk and Louth

North Louth was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918. Prior to the 1885 general election and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Louth constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Louth. The seat was defined under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 as comprising the baronies of Louth, Lower Dundalk and Upper Dundalk, and that part of the barony of Ardee contained within the parishes of Killany and Louth.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Joseph Nolan Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Parnellite
1892 Timothy Michael Healy Anti-Parnellite
1900 Healyite Nationalist
January 1910 All-for-Ireland League
December 1910 Richard Hazleton Irish Parliamentary Party
1911 by-election Augustine Roche Irish Parliamentary Party
1916 by-election Patrick J. Whitty Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 constituency abolished: see County Louth

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan 2,581 64.0 N/A
Independent Nationalist Philip Callan 1,451 36.0 N/A
Majority 1,130 28.0 N/A
Turnout 4,032 67.9 N/A
Registered electors 5,935
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan Unopposed
Registered electors 5,935
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Timothy Michael Healy 2,268 59.1 N/A
Independent Nationalist Philip Callan 1,569 40.9 N/A
Majority 699 18.2 N/A
Turnout 3,837 69.3 N/A
Registered electors 5,534
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Timothy Michael Healy 2,294 61.6 −2.5
Irish National League Joseph Nolan 1,433 38.4 N/A
Majority 861 23.1 −4.9
Turnout 3,727 65.5 −3.8
Registered electors 5,686
Irish National Federation hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Healyite Nationalist Timothy Michael Healy 1,604 55.5 −6.1
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Haviland-Burke 1,285 44.5 N/A
Majority 319 11.0 −12.1
Turnout 2,889 49.2 −16.3
Registered electors 5,869
Healyite Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing N/A
General Election 1906: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Healyite Nationalist Timothy Michael Healy Unopposed
Registered electors 5,820
Healyite Nationalist hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland Timothy Michael Healy 2,432 51.0 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Richard Hazleton 2,333 49.0 N/A
Majority 99 2.1 N/A
Turnout 4,765 81.2 N/A
Registered electors 5,868
All-for-Ireland gain from Healyite Nationalist Swing N/A
General Election December 1910: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Richard Hazleton 2,509 55.4 +6.4
All-for-Ireland Timothy Michael Healy 2,021 44.6 −6.4
Majority 488 10.8 N/A
Turnout 4,530 77.2 −3.9
Registered electors 5,868
Irish Parliamentary gain from All-for-Ireland Swing +6.4

The general election result was overturned by petition.

By-election, 1911: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Augustine Roche Unopposed
Registered electors 5,745
Irish Parliamentary hold

Roche's death prompts a by-election.

By-election, 1916: North Louth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Whitty 2,299 56.0 +0.6
Independent Nationalist Bernard Hamill 1,810 44.0 N/A
Majority 489 11.9 +1.1
Turnout 4,109 72.1 −5.1
Registered electors 5,697
Irish Parliamentary hold 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.