1958 Northern Ireland general election
All 52 seats to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland
27 seats were needed for a majority
Election results by constituency
Like all previous elections to the Parliament of Northern Ireland, it produced a large majority for the Ulster Unionist Party. The Northern Ireland Labour Party returned to the Commons after being wiped out in the 1949 election.
Announcing the election, Viscount Brookeborough remarked that the election would be on the Border issue once more, noting that this was the ninth election on the same issue. Unemployment was also an issue in the election with 50,000 people out of work in the province in that year.
|1958 Northern Ireland general election|
|Stood||Elected||Gained||Unseated||Net||% of total||%||No.||Net %|
|Ind. Republican Labour||1||1||0||0||0||1.9||3.1||7,510||+0.8|
|Ulster Protestant Action||1||0||0||0||0||—||2.0||4,704||N/A|
|Ind. Labour Group||1||1||1||0||+1||1.9||2.0||4,683||N/A|
|Independent Irish Labour||1||0||0||0||0||—||1.1||2,761||-2.5|
Electorate: 891,064 (359,816 in contested seats); Turnout: 67.1% (241,501).
- "Six Counties Election on March 20". Evening Echo. 27 February 1958. p. 1.
- "Border To Be Issue Again". Irish Independent. 28 February 1958. p. 9.