Charles Falls

Charles Fausset Falls (1 January 1860 – 20 September 1936) was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Falls studied on HMS Conway and then at Trinity College, Dublin, then managed the family estate, at Fallsbrook, County Tyrone. During World War I, he served as a major in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.[1]

Falls stood unsuccessfully for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in Fermanagh and Tyrone at the 1923 UK general election, being defeated by two Nationalist Party candidates.[1] At the 1924 election, the Nationalist Party did not stand, and Falls was elected alongside fellow UUP member James Pringle, easily beating two Sinn Féin members.[2] Falls did not stand in 1929, when two Nationalist Party members gained the constituency unopposed.

Personal lifeEdit

Falls' eldest son was the historian Cyril Falls.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John F. Harbinson, The Ulster Unionist Party, 1882-1973, p.186
  2. ^ electionsinireland.org
  3. ^ Entry for Cyril Bentham Falls (1888-1971), 'Dictionary of National Biography', 1971.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Harbison and
Cahir Healy
Member of Parliament for Fermanagh & Tyrone
1924–1929
With: James Pringle
Succeeded by
Joseph Devlin and
Thomas Harbison