South Sligo (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Sligo
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of membersOne
Created fromSligo County

South Sligo was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1922.

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

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Sligo.

1885-1922: The baronies of Coolavin, Corran and Tirerrill, and that part of the Barony of Leyny not contained within the constituency of North Sligo.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Thomas Sexton Nationalist
1887 Edward Joseph Kennedy Nationalist
1888 Edmund Leamy Nationalist
1892 Thomas Curran Anti-Parnellite
1900 John O'Dowd Nationalist
1918 Alexander McCabe Sinn Féin

Elections[edit]

General Election 3 December 1885: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Sexton 5,151 90.5 N/A
Irish Conservative Alexander Perceval 541 9.5 N/A
Majority 4,610 81.0 N/A
Turnout 5,692 74.0 N/A
Registered electors 7,693
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 3 July 1886: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Sexton Unopposed
Registered electors 7,693
Irish Parliamentary hold

Sexton is also elected MP for Belfast North and opts to sit there, causing a by-election.

By-election 7 February 1887: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Joseph Kennedy Unopposed
Registered electors 8,209
Irish Parliamentary hold

Kennedy resigns, causing a second by-election.

By-election 6 July 1888: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Leamy Unopposed
Registered electors 8,447
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 11 July 1892: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Thomas Bartholomew Curran 4,300 88.7 N/A
Irish Unionist John ffolliott 548 11.3 N/A
Majority 3,752 77.4 N/A
Turnout 4,848 60.2 N/A
Registered electors 8,055
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 19 July 1895: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Thomas Bartholomew Curran 3,717 87.7 −1.0
Irish Unionist James Campbell 522 12.3 +1.0
Majority 3,195 75.4 −2.0
Turnout 4,239 58.9 −1.3
Registered electors 7,203
Irish National Federation hold Swing −1.0

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 2 October 1900: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Dowd Unopposed
Registered electors 7,670
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 17 January 1906: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Dowd Unopposed
Registered electors 7,273
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 19 January 1910: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Dowd Unopposed
Registered electors 7,096
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 8 December 1910: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John O'Dowd Unopposed
Registered electors 7,096
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 14 December 1918: Sligo South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Alexander McCabe 9,113 82.1 N/A
Irish Parliamentary John O'Dowd 1,988 17.9 N/A
Majority 7,125 64.2 N/A
Turnout 11,101 61.7 N/A
Registered electors 18,013
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

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.