North Meath (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Meath
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of membersOne
Created fromMeath

North Meath was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) 1885–1922.

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

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Meath.

1885–1922: The baronies of Fore, Kells Lower, Kells Upper, Morgallion, Slane Lower and Slane Upper, that part of the barony of Navan Lower not contained within the constituency of South Meath, and that part of the barony of Skreen contained within the parishes of Ardmulchan and Athlumney.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Years Member Party
1885–1886 Kevin Izod O'Doherty Irish Parliamentary Party
1886–1890 Pierce Mahony Irish Parliamentary Party
1891–1892 Parnellite
1892 Michael Davitt Anti-Parnellite
1893–1900 James Gibney Anti-Parnellite
1900–1918 Patrick White Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Liam Mellows[1] Sinn Féin
1918–1922 vacant

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General election 1885: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Kevin Izod O'Doherty Unopposed
Registered electors 6,652
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 1886: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Pierce Mahony Unopposed
Registered electors 6,652
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General election 1892: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Michael Davitt 2,549 54.3 N/A
Irish National League Pierce Mahony 2,146 45.7 N/A
Majority 403 8.6 N/A
Turnout 4,695 78.4 N/A
Registered electors 5,990
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

On petition, Davitt was unseated causing a by-election.

By-election, 1893: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation James Gibney 2,635 52.6 −1.7
Irish National League Pierce Mahony 2,377 47.4 +1.7
Majority 258 5.1 −3.5
Turnout 5,012 82.7 +4.3
Registered electors 6,059
Irish National Federation hold Swing −1.7
General election 1895: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation James Gibney 2,324 50.3 −4.0
Irish National League John Sweetman 2,292 49.7 +4.0
Majority 32 0.7 −7.9
Turnout 4,616 80.7 +2.3
Registered electors 5,721
Irish National Federation hold Swing −4.0

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General election 1900: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick White 1,453 52.5 +2.2
Healyite Nationalist James Gibney 1,316 47.5 N/A
Majority 137 4.9 +4.2
Turnout 2,769 45.7 −35.0
Registered electors 6,064
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General election 1906: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick White Unopposed
Registered electors 5,615
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General election January 1910: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick White Unopposed
Registered electors 5,662
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election December 1910: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick White Unopposed
Registered electors 5,662
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 1918: North Meath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Liam Mellows 6,982 65.0 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Joseph Cusack 3,758 35.0 N/A
Majority 3,224 30.0 N/A
Turnout 10,740 73.0 N/A
Registered electors 14,716
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

Sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ He was also elected for Galway East
  2. ^ 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.