South Leitrim (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Leitrim
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Leitrim
Created from Leitrim

South Leitrim was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland. From 1885 to 1918 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Prior to the 1885 general election and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Leitrim constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Leitrim.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Luke Patrick Hayden Nationalist
1890 Parnellite Nationalist
1892 Jasper Tully Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Nationalist
1906 Thomas Francis Smyth Nationalist
1918 Constituency abolished: see Leitrim

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 8 December 1885: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Luke Hayden 4,525 90.2 N/A
Irish Conservative James Ormsby Lawder 489 9.8 N/A
Majority 4,036 80.4 N/A
Turnout 5,014 80.0 N/A
Registered electors 6,270
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 6 July 1886: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Luke Hayden Unopposed
Registered electors 6270
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 15 July 1892: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Jasper Tully 4,241 89.2 N/A
Irish Unionist Robert O'Brien 516 10.8 N/A
Majority 3,725 78.4 N/A
Turnout 4,757 76.1 N/A
Registered electors 6,253
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 16 July 1895: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Jasper Tully Unopposed
Registered electors 7,136
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1 October 1900: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Jasper Tully Unopposed
Registered electors 8,242
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 16 January 1906: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Francis Smyth Unopposed
Registered electors 5,971
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 19 January 1910: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Francis Smyth Unopposed
Registered electors 5727
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 6 December 1910: Leitrim South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Francis Smyth Unopposed
Registered electors 5,727
Irish Parliamentary hold

References[edit]


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