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Galway Connemara (UK Parliament constituency)

Connemara, a division of Galway, was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) from 1885 to 1922.

Galway Connemara
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of membersOne
Created fromCounty Galway

Prior to the 1885 United Kingdom general election the area was part of the Galway County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the north-western part of County Galway. In 1918, with the abolition of the Galway borough constituency, the constituency was redrawn to include the town of Galway and exclude an area which had been transferred to County Mayo under the 1898 Local Government Act.

1885-1918: The baronies of Ballynahinch, Moycullen, and Ross.

1918-1922: The rural districts of Clifden and Oughterard, the District Electoral Divisions of Barna, Furbogh, Kilcummin, Killannin, Moycullen, Selerna, Slievenaneena, Spiddle and Tullokyne in the rural district of Galway, and the urban district of Galway.

For details of the area's traditional boundaries see Connemara.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 27 November 1885: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick James Foley Unopposed
Registered electors 5,842
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 6 July 1886: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick James Foley Unopposed
Registered electors 5,842
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 13 July 1892: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Patrick James Foley 2,637 81.5 N/A
Irish National League John Henry Joyce 598 18.5 N/A
Majority 2,039 63.0 N/A
Turnout 4,676 47.5 N/A
Registered electors 6,815
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 19 July 1895: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 7,155
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 3 October 1900: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 8,423
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 19 January 1906: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 6,438
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 22 January 1910: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 6,248
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 8 December 1910: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley Unopposed
Registered electors 6,248
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 14 December 1918: Galway Connemara[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Pádraic Ó Máille 11,754 77.1 N/A
Irish Parliamentary William O'Malley 3,482 22.9 N/A
Majority 8,272 54.2 N/A
Turnout 15,236 61.1 N/A
Registered electors 24,956
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)
  2. ^ 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.

SourcesEdit

  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)