|Former County Constituency|
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
Iveagh was a county constituency comprising part of northern County Down, south west of Belfast. It was created when the House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections throughout Northern Ireland. Iveagh was created by the division of Down into eight new constituencies. The constituency survived unchanged until 1969, when its eastern part became part of the new Lagan Valley constituency. It returned one Member of Parliament until the Parliament of Northern Ireland was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.
The seat had a substantial unionist majority and was always won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates. It was often contested by independent Unionists, and once by a member of the Protestant Unionist Party, some of whom were able to take more than 40% of the votes cast.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|1933||UUP||John Charles Wilson|
|Ind U||W. I. Wilson||2,392||25.6|
|UUP win (new seat)|
|Ind U||W. I. Wilson||4,938||41.8||New|
|Ind U||J. P. Ferguson||2,150||18.1||New|
|Ind U||W. J. McCracken||4,850||43.1||New|
|Ulster Protestant Action||Albert Duff||4,704||41.5||New|
|Protestant Unionist||Charles Poots||4,365||38.9||New|