North Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Tyrone
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by North West Tyrone
Created from Tyrone

North Tyrone was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament to the British House of Commons 1885–1918.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Tyrone constituency. From the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 North Tyrone became part of the new North-West Tyrone constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Tyrone.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Lord Ernest Hamilton Conservative
1892 Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton Conservative
1895 Charles Hare Hemphill Liberal
1906 William Huston Dodd Liberal
1907 Redmond John Barry Liberal
1911 Thomas Wallace Russell Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 28 November 1885: Tyrone North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Conservative Ernest Hamilton 3,345 53.4 N/A
Irish Parliamentary John Dillon 2,922 46.6 N/A
Majority 423 6.8 N/A
Turnout 6,267 92.0 N/A
Registered electors 6,810
Irish Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 10 July 1886: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist Ernest Hamilton 3,219 52.9 −0.5
Liberal James Owens Wylie 2,867 47.1 N/A
Majority 352 5.8 −1.0
Turnout 6,086 89.4 −2.6
Registered electors 6,810
Irish Unionist hold Swing −0.5

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 15 July 1892: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist Frederick Hamilton 3,045 50.4 −2.5
Liberal James Brown Dougherty 2,996 49.6 +2.5
Majority 49 0.8 −5.0
Turnout 6,041 93.2 +3.8
Registered electors 6,481
Irish Unionist hold Swing −2.5
Charles Hemphill
General Election 18 July 1895: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Hemphill 2,948 50.8 +1.2
Irish Unionist William Wilson 2,857 49.2 −1.2
Majority 91 1.6 N/A
Turnout 5,805 94.1 +0.9
Registered electors 6,171
Liberal gain from Irish Unionist Swing +1.2

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Tyrone North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Hemphill 2,869 50.5 −0.3
Irish Unionist Daniel James Wilson 2,814 49.5 +0.3
Majority 55 1.0 −0.6
Turnout 5,683 92.1 −2.0
Registered electors 6,168
Liberal hold Swing −0.3
Dodd
General Election 1906: Tyrone North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Huston Dodd 2,966 50.1 −0.4
Irish Unionist Denis Henry 2,957 49.9 +0.4
Majority 9 0.2 −0.8
Turnout 5,923 95.8 +3.7
Registered electors 6,181
Liberal hold Swing −0.4
Redmond Barry
Tyrone North by-election, 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Redmond Barry 3,013 50.1 +0.0
Irish Unionist Denis Henry 3,006 49.9 +0.0
Majority 7 0.2 +0.0
Turnout 6,019 96.6 +0.8
Registered electors 6,230
Liberal hold Swing +0.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 26 January 1910: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Redmond Barry 3,238 50.8 +0.7
Irish Unionist Emerson Herdman 3,136 49.2 −0.7
Majority 102 1.6 +1.4
Turnout 6,374 97.0 +1.2
Registered electors 6,572
Liberal hold Swing +0.7
General Election 14 December 1910: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Redmond Barry 3,170 51.1 +0.3
Irish Unionist Arthur John Hamilton 3,038 48.9 −0.3
Majority 132 2.2 +0.6
Turnout 6,208 94.5 −2.5
Registered electors 6,572
Liberal hold Swing +0.3
Tyrone North by-election, 1911 [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Russell 3,104 50.1 −1.0
Irish Unionist Emerson Herdman 3,086 49.9 +1.0
Majority 18 0.2 −2.0
Turnout 6,190 94.5 +0.0
Registered electors 6,551
Liberal hold Swing −1.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.