South Wexford (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Wexford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One

South Wexford was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

Prior to 1885 the area was part of the County Wexford constituency. After 1922 the area was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Wexford.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 John Barry Nationalist
1890 Anti-Parnellite
1893 Peter Ffrench Anti-Parnellite
1900 Nationalist
1918 Dr James Ryan Sinn Féin
1922 UK constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Barry Unopposed
Registered electors 9,577
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Barry Unopposed
Registered electors 9,577
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation John Barry 5,104 90.2 N/A
Liberal Unionist Samuel Barrett-Hamilton 554 9.8 N/A
Majority 4,550 80.4 N/A
Turnout 5,658 57.3 N/A
Registered electors 9,872
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

Barry resigns, prompting a by-election.

By-election, 1893: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Peter Ffrench Unopposed
Registered electors 9,550
Irish National Federation hold
General Election 1895: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Peter Ffrench Unopposed
Registered electors 8,969
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Peter Ffrench Unopposed
Registered electors 9,183
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1906: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Peter Ffrench Unopposed
Registered electors 8,602
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Peter Ffrench Unopposed
Registered electors 8,557
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election December 1910: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Peter Ffrench 3,578 75.5 N/A
All-for-Ireland John Cummins 1,164 24.5 N/A
Majority 2,414 50.1 N/A
Turnout 4,742 55.4 N/A
Registered electors 8,557
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General Election 1918: South Wexford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin James Ryan 8,729 51.5 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Peter Ffrench 8,211 48.5 −27.0
Majority 518 3.1 N/A
Turnout 16,940 73.1 +17.7
Registered electors 23,168
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

References[edit]


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