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]

General Election 8 December 1885: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Luke Patrick Hayden 4525 90.2
Conservative James Ormsby Lawder 489 9.8
Majority 4036 80.4
Turnout 6270 80.0
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 6 July 1886: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Luke Patrick Hayden unopposed
Turnout 6270
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 15 July 1892: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Jasper Tully 4241 89.2
Conservative Robert O'Brien 516 10.8
Majority 3725 78.4
Turnout 6253 76.1
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 16 July 1895: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Jasper Tully
Turnout 7136
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 1 October 1900: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Jasper Tully unopposed
Turnout 8242
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 16 January 1906: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas Francis Smyth unopposed
Turnout 5971
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 19 January 1910: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas Francis Smyth unopposed
Turnout 5727
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 6 December 1910: Leitrim South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas Francis Smyth unopposed
Turnout 5727
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

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