South Sligo (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Sligo
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Sligo 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, in particular the baronies of Coolavin, Corran and Tirerrill, and part of the Barony of Leyny.[citation needed]

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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Sexton 5,151 90.5 N/A
Conservative Alexander Perceval 541 9.5 N/A
Majority 4,610 81.0 N/A
Turnout 7,693 74.0 N/A
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 3 July 1886: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Sexton unopposed
Turnout 7,693
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
By-election 7 February 1887: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Edward Joseph Kennedy unopposed
Turnout 8,209
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
By-election 6 July 1888: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Edmund Leamy unopposed
Turnout 8,447
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 11 July 1892: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Thomas Curran 4,300 88.7 N/A
Conservative Col. John ffolliott 548 11.3 N/A
Majority 3,752 77.4 N/A
Turnout 8,055 60.2 N/A
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 19 July 1895: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Thomas Curran 3,717 87.7 -1.0
Conservative Col. James Campbell 522 12.3 +1.0
Majority 3,195 75.4 -2.0
Turnout 7,203 58.9 -0.3
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 2 October 1900: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist John O'Dowd unopposed
Turnout 7,670
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 17 January 1906: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist John O'Dowd unopposed
Turnout 7,273
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 19 January 1910: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist John O'Dowd unopposed
Turnout 7,096
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 8 December 1910: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist John O'Dowd unopposed
Turnout 7,096
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Sligo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Alexander McCabe 9,113 82.1
Irish Nationalist John O'Dowd 1,988 17.9
Majority 7,125 64.2 N/A
Turnout 18,003 61.7
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

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