West Kerry (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Kerry
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from County Kerry and Tralee

West Kerry was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 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 the area was part of the Kerry constituency. Following the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922, the area was no longer represented in the UK Parliament. The successor constituency in the new Dáil Éireann was Kerry–Limerick West first established under the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to elect members to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland in 1921.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the western part of County Kerry.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Years Member Party
1885–1890 Edward Harrington Irish Parliamentary Party
1891–1892 Parnellite
1892–1900 Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde Bt Anti-Parnellite
1900–1918 Thomas O'Donnell Irish Parliamentary Party
1918–1922 Austin Stack Sinn Féin

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Harrington 2,607 90.9 N/A
Irish Conservative William Rowan 262 9.1 N/A
Majority 2,345 81.7 N/A
Turnout 2,869 50.6 N/A
Registered electors 5,668
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Harrington Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Thomas Esmonde 2,490 67.7 N/A
Parnellite Nationalist Edward Harrington 1,143 31.1 N/A
Irish Unionist Richard Eeliott-Palmer 43 1.2 N/A
Majority 1,347 36.6 N/A
Turnout 3,676 58.0 N/A
Registered electors 6,336
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Thomas Esmonde Unopposed
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas O'Donnell 2,464 69.8 N/A
Healyite Nationalist James Edward John Julian 1,065 30.2 N/A
Majority 1,399 39.6 N/A
Turnout 3,529 60.4 N/A
Registered electors 5,845
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General Election 1906: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas O'Donnell Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas O'Donnell Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election December 1910: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas O'Donnell Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1918: West Kerry[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Austin Stack Unopposed
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary

References[edit]

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