North Roscommon (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Roscommon
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Roscommon

North Roscommon was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

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

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Roscommon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly 4,664 72.1 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Mullany 1,438 22.2 N/A
Irish Conservative Caleb Robertson 366 5.7 N/A
Majority 3,226 49.9 N/A
Turnout 6,468 74.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,682
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,682
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Matthias McDonnell Bodkin 3,251 50.4 N/A
Parnellite Nationalist James Joseph O'Kelly 3,199 49.6 N/A
Majority 52 0.8 N/A
Turnout 6,450 68.8 N/A
Registered electors 9,730
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parnellite Nationalist James Joseph O'Kelly 3,411 53.8 +4.2
Irish National Federation Thomas Joseph Condon 2,935 46.2 −4.2
Majority 476 7.5 N/A
Turnout 6,346 65.2 −3.6
Registered electors 9,739
Parnellite Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,995
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1906: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,627
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,528
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election December 1910: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,528
Irish Parliamentary hold

O'Kelly dies, prompting a by-election.

By-election, 1917: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin George Noble Plunkett 3,022 55.8 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Devine 1,708 31.5 N/A
Independent Nationalist Jasper Tulley 687 12.7 N/A
Majority 1,314 24.3 N/A
Turnout 5,417 67.7 N/A
Registered electors 7,997
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1918: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin George Noble Plunkett Unopposed
Registered electors 21,258
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary

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.