North Louth (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Louth
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Louth
Created from Dundalk 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 and Upper Dundalk, the parish of Killany. and that part of the parish of Louth included in the Barony of Ardee.

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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan 2,581
Independent Nationalist Philip Callan 1,451
Majority
Turnout
Irish Parliamentary win
At the 1886 general election, Joseph Nolan won without facing a contest.

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Timothy Michael Healy 2,268
Independent Nationalist Philip Callan 1,569
Majority
Turnout
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: North Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Timothy Michael Healy 2,294
Parnellite Nationalist Joseph Nolan 1,433
Majority
Turnout
Irish National Federation hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Healyite Nationalist Timothy Michael Healy 1,604
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Haviland-Burke 1,285
Majority
Turnout
Healyite Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing N/A
At the 1906 general election, Timothy Michael Healy won without facing a contest.

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: North Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland Timothy Michael Healy 2,432
Irish Parliamentary Richard Hazleton 2,333
Majority
Turnout
All-for-Ireland gain from Healyite Nationalist Swing N/A
General Election December 1910: North Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Richard Hazleton 2,509
All-for-Ireland Timothy Michael Healy 2,021
Majority
Turnout
Irish Parliamentary gain from All-for-Ireland Swing N/A
The general election result was overturned by petition. Augustine Roche won the by-election in 1911, without facing an opponent.
North Louth by-election, 1916[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Whitty 2,299
Healyite Nationalist Bernard Hamill 1,810
Majority
Turnout
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker (1978)