South Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°50′17″N 6°53′49″W / 54.838°N 6.897°W / 54.838; -6.897

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

South Londonderry was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons from 1885 until it was abolished in 1922.

Boundaries and boundary changes[edit]

This county constituency comprised the southern part of County Londonderry.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1922 the area was part of the Londonderry constituency.


The constituency was a majority unionist area.

All three candidates in 1918 were Roman Catholics. Had the Sinn Féin candidate won, then instead of taking up the Westminster seat he would have participated in the revolutionary First Dáil.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key to parties: U Irish Unionist Party 1886–1921 and Ulster Unionist 1921–1922.

From To Name Party Born Died
1885 1886 Timothy Michael Healy Irish Parliamentary Party 17 May 1855 26 March 1931
1886 1900 Sir Thomas Lea Liberal Unionist 17 January 1841 9 January 1902
1900 1916 John Gordon Liberal Unionist 23 November 1849 26 September 1922
1916 1921 Denis Henry Irish Unionist 7 March 1864 1 October 1925
1921 1921 Robert Chichester Irish Unionist 13 August 1874 10 December 1921
1922 1922 Sir William Hacket Pain Ulster Unionist 5 February 1855 14 February 1924


The elections in this constituency took place using the first past the post electoral system.

General Election 14 December 1918: South Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist Denis Stanislaus Henry 8,942 54.7 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Professor Arthur William Conway 3,981 24.3 N/A
Sinn Féin Louis Joseph Walsh 3,425 20.9 N/A
Majority 4,961 30.3 N/A
Turnout 16,348 77.1 N/A
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A
By-Election 29 August 1921: South Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Robert Chichester Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
  • Death of Chichester
By-Election 28 January 1922: South Londonderry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Sir William Hacket Pain Unopposed N/A N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A


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