South Donegal (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
South Donegal was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.
This constituency comprised the southern part of County Donegal.
Members of Parliament
|1885, December 8||Bernard Kelly||Irish Parliamentary||replaced Thomas Lea|
|1886, July 1||Bernard Kelly||Irish Parliamentary||Died January 1, 1887|
|1887, February 2||John Gordon Swift MacNeill||Irish Parliamentary||By-election|
|1890, December 1||Anti-Parnellite||Party split|
|1891, March 1||Irish National Federation||Party reunion|
|1900, October 6||Irish Parliamentary|
|1918, December 14 2||Peter Joseph Ward||Sinn Féin||Did not take his seat at Westminster|
|1922, October 26||UK constituency abolished|
- 1 Not an election, but the date of a party change. The Irish Parliamentary Party had been created in 1882, on the initiative of Charles Stewart Parnell's Irish National League. Both the IPP and the INL split into Parnellite and Anti-Parnellite factions, in December 1890. The Parnellites remained members of the Irish National League after the split and the Anti-Parnellites organised the Irish National Federation in March 1891. The two organisations and the United Irish League merged in 1900, to re-create the Irish Parliamentary Party.
- 2 Date of polling day. The result was declared on 28 December 1918, to allow time for votes cast by members of the armed forces to be included in the count.
- Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
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