South Kerry (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Kerry
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from County Kerry

South Kerry was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament between 1885 and 1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election, the area was part of the Kerry constituency. Following the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922, the area was no longer represented in the UK Parliament because it was no longer part of the United Kingdom. The successor constituency in the new Dáil Éireann was Kerry–Limerick West, first established under the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to elect members to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland in 1921.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Kerry.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 John O'Connor Irish Parliamentary Party
1887 by-election Denis Kilbride Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Anti-Parnellite
1895
1895 by-election Thomas Joseph Farrell Anti-Parnellite
1900 John Pius Boland Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Fionán Lynch Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Connor 2,742 95.4 N/A
Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union Daniel O'Connell 133 4.6 N/A
Majority 2,609 90.7 N/A
Turnout 2,875 63.5 N/A
Registered electors 4,529
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Connor Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
By-election, 1887: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Denis Kilbride Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Denis Kilbride 2,096 87.1 N/A
Irish National League James Foley 225 9.3 N/A
Irish Unionist Rowland George Allanson-Winn 86 3.6 N/A
Majority 1,871 77.7 N/A
Turnout 2,407 65.3 N/A
Registered electors 3,686
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Denis Kilbride Unopposed
Irish National Federation hold

Kilbride is also elected MP for Galway North and elects to sit there, prompting a by-election.

By-election, 1895: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Thomas Joseph Farrell 1,209 71.8 N/A
Independent Nationalist William Martin Murphy 474 28.2 N/A
Majority 735 43.7 N/A
Turnout 1,683 48.5 N/A
Registered electors 3,472
Irish National Federation hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Pius Boland Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1906: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Pius Boland Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Pius Boland Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election December 1910: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Pius Boland 2,390 84.1 N/A
All-for-Ireland Timothy Brendan Cronin 452 15.9 N/A
Majority 1,938 68.2 N/A
Turnout 2,842 48.5 N/A
Registered electors 5,858
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A


General Election 1918: South Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Fionán Lynch Unopposed
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary

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.