South Kildare (UK Parliament constituency)

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

South Kildare was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election the area was part of the Kildare constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Kildare.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Note
1885, November 26 James Leahy Irish Parliamentary Party split
1890, December 1 Irish National League
1892, July 13 Matthew Joseph Minch Irish National Federation
1900, October 3 Irish Parliamentary Resigned
1903, May 23 Denis Kilbride Irish Parliamentary
1918, December 14 2 Art O'Connor Sinn Féin Did not take his seat at Westminster
1922, October 26 UK constituency abolished

Notes:

  • 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.

Elections[edit]

Elections[edit]

General Election 26 November 1885: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist James Leahy unopposed
Turnout 5,070
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 6 July 1886: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist James Leahy unopposed
Turnout 5,070
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 13 July 1892: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Matthew Joseph Minch 2,642 73.0 N/A
Parnellite Nationalist James Leahy 975 27.0 N/A
Majority 1,667 46.0 N/A
Turnout 5,973 60.6 N/A
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 18 July 1895: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Matthew Joseph Minch unopposed
Turnout 6,011
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 3 October 1900: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Matthew Joseph Minch unopposed
Turnout 7,573
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
By-election 23 May 1903: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Denis Kilbride unopposed
Turnout 5,452
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 17 January 1906: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Denis Kilbride unopposed
Turnout 5,164
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 19 January 1910: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Denis Kilbride unopposed
Turnout 4,958
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 9 December 1910: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Denis Kilbride unopposed
Turnout 4,958
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Kildare South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Art O'Connor 7,104 82.1
Irish Nationalist Denis Kilbride 1,545 17.9
Majority 5,559 64.2 N/A
Turnout 13,925 62.1
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

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