Sligo–Mayo East (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Sligo–Mayo East
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Sligo–Mayo East within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1923
Seats 5
County/City council County Sligo
County Mayo

Sligo–Mayo East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created in 1921 as a 5-seater, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, for the 1921 general election to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, whose members formed the 2nd Dáil.

It succeeded the constituencies of Mayo East, Sligo North and Sligo South which were used to elect the Members of the 1st Dáil and earlier United Kingdom House of Commons members. It covered all of County Sligo and the eastern parts of County Mayo.

It was abolished under the Electoral Act 1923, when it was replaced by the new Mayo South and Leitrim–Sligo constituencies which was first used in the 1923 general election for the Members of the 4th Dáil.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo–Mayo East 1921–1923[1]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[2] Frank Carty
(SF)
James Devins
(SF)
Francis Ferran
(SF)
Alexander McCabe
(SF)
Thomas O'Donnell
(SF)
3rd 1922[3] Frank Carty
(Anti-Treaty)
James Devins
(Anti-Treaty)
Francis Ferran
(Anti-Treaty)
Alexander McCabe
(Pro-Treaty)
Thomas O'Donnell
(Pro-Treaty)
4th 1923 Constituency abolished. See Mayo North, Mayo South and Leitrim–Sligo

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Sligo–Mayo East[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Alexander McCabe 7,759 22.5 1 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) James Devins 7,370 21.4 2 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Francis Ferran 6,752 19.6 3 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Frank Carty 5,335 15.5 4 3
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Thomas O'Donnell 2,434 7.1 5 6
Independent John Hennigan 3,841 11.1
Independent Seamus McGowan 1,008 2.9
Electorate: 62,509   Valid: 34,499   Quota: 5,750   Turnout: 55.2%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Sligo–Mayo East[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Frank Carty Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin James Devins Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Francis Ferran Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Alexander McCabe Unopposed N/A 4
Sinn Féin Thomas O'Donnell Unopposed N/A 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  2. ^ a b "General election 1921: Sligo–Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1922: Sligo–Mayo East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 

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