South East Cork (UK Parliament constituency)

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South East Cork
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Bandon, County Cork and Kinsale

South East Cork, a division of County Cork, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Until the 1885 general election the area was part of the Cork County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament, as it was no longer in the UK.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the south-eastern part of County Cork.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 John Hooper Irish Parliamentary Party
1889 John Morrogh Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Anti-Parnellite
1893 Andrew Commins Anti-Parnellite
1900 Eugene Crean Irish Parliamentary Party
1906 Irish Parliamentary Party
1910 (Jan) All-for-Ireland League
1910 (Dec) All-for-Ireland League
1918 Diarmuid Lynch Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Hooper 4,620 87.5 N/A
Irish Conservative Augustus Riversdale Warren 661 12.5 N/A
Majority 3,959 75.0 N/A
Turnout 5,281 66.0 N/A
Registered electors 8,007
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Hooper Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
By-election 1889: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Morrogh Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation John Morrogh 4,109 85.6 N/A
Irish Unionist John Warren Payne Sheares 692 14.4 N/A
Majority 3,417 71.2 N/A
Turnout 4,801 45.3 N/A
Registered electors 10,602
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

Morrogh resigned to pursue business interests in South Africa (he was a director of De Beers) and because of disagreements with John Dillon and William O'Brien.

By-election, 1893: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Andrew Commins Unopposed
Irish National Federation hold
General Election 1895: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Andrew Commins Unopposed
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Eugene Crean 2,037 57.4 N/A
Healyite Nationalist Matthias Cummins Hickey 1,509 42.6 N/A
Majority 528 14.9 N/A
Turnout 3,546 42.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,339
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General Election 1906: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Eugene Crean Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election, January 1910: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland Eugene Crean 2,300 56.7 N/A
Irish Parliamentary James Burke 1,757 43.3 N/A
Majority 543 13.4 N/A
Turnout 4,057 60.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,734
All-for-Ireland gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election, December 1910: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland Eugene Crean 2,408 56.3 −0.4
Irish Parliamentary Jeremiah Ahern 1,872 43.7 +0.4
Majority 536 12.5 −0.7
Turnout 4,280 63.6 +3.4
Registered electors 6,734
All-for-Ireland hold Swing −0.4
General Election 1918: South East Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Diarmuid Lynch Unopposed
Sinn Féin gain from All-for-Ireland

References[edit]


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