South County Dublin (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
South Dublin was a county constituency in Ireland from 1885 to 1922. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, using the first past the post voting system.
This constituency comprised the south-eastern part of County Dublin.
From 1885–1918, it was a strip along the coast south of the city of Dublin to the county boundary. The constituency was bounded by the city of Dublin to the north, North Dublin to the west, East Wicklow to the south and the sea to the east. It included Dalkey, Kingstown, Blackrock, Stillorgan, Glencullen.
In 1918–1922 South Dublin was the southernmost of three constituencies south of the city of Dublin. The constituency boundary was also pushed a little further west than that of its previous incarnation had been. The other two successor constituencies to the 1885–1918 South Dublin were Rathmines, south of the city of Dublin, and Pembroke to the north of South Dublin. The other surrounding constituencies were unchanged.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1880s
|General Election 1886: South County Dublin
Registered electors 11,316
|Irish Parliamentary||Sir T. H. G. Esmonde||5,022||60.69||2.9|
|Liberal Unionist||J. T. Pim||3,254||39.32||n/a|
|Irish Parliamentary hold||Swing|
|General Election 1885: South County Dublin|
|Irish Parliamentary||Sir T. H. G. Esmonde||5,114||57.79||n/a|
|Irish Conservative||Ion. T. Hamilton||3,736||42.21||n/a|
|Irish Parliamentary win|
- 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 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
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