Kildare–Wicklow (Dáil constituency)

Kildare–Wicklow was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).

Kildare–Wicklow
Former Dáil constituency
Outline map
Location of Kildare–Wicklow within Ireland
Former constituency
Created1921
Abolished1923
Seats5
Local government areas
Created from
Replaced by

History and boundariesEdit

The constituency was created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to elect members to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland and first used at the 1921 general election to return the members of the 2nd Dáil. It covered all of County Kildare and County Wicklow.

Kildare–Wicklow was used again for the 1922 general election to the Third Dáil. Under the Electoral Act 1923, it was replaced by the two new single county constituencies of Kildare and Wicklow.

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kildare–Wicklow 1921–1923[1]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[2] Erskine Childers
(SF)
Domhnall Ua Buachalla
(SF)
Robert Barton
(SF)
Christopher Byrne
(SF)
Art O'Connor
(SF)
3rd 1922[3] Hugh Colohan
(Lab)
James Everett
(Lab)
Robert Barton
(SF)
Christopher Byrne
(SF)
Richard Wilson
(FP)
4th 1923 Constituency abolished. See Kildare and Wicklow

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

ElectionsEdit

1922 general electionEdit

1922 general election: Kildare–Wicklow[3][4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Christopher Byrne 26.6 9,170                
Labour Hugh Colohan 18.9 6,522                
Labour James Everett 17.4 5,993                
Farmers' Party Richard Wilson 8.8 3,035 3,657 3,673 3,700 3,710 4,210 4,268 6,700  
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Robert Barton 8.2 2,842 3,432 3,487 3,584 3,846 3,880 4,435 4,608 4,735
Farmers' Party John Bergin 5.8 2,013 2,585 2,658 2,675 2,708 3,575 3,723    
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Art O'Connor 5.1 1,776 2,397 2,705 2,758 2,903 2,964 3,917 4,215 4,360
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Domhnall Ua Buachalla 4.2 1,438 1,822 2,032 2,052 2,121 2,207      
Farmers' Party Patrick Phelan 3.5 1,213 1,678 1,755 1,765 1,785        
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Erskine Childers 1.5 512 675 705 721          
Electorate: 58,584   Valid: 34,514   Quota: 5,753   Turnout: 58.9%  

1921 general electionEdit

1921 general election: Kildare–Wicklow[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Robert Barton Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Domhnall Ua Buachalla Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Christopher Byrne Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Erskine Childers Unopposed N/A 4
Sinn Féin Art O'Connor Unopposed N/A 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
  2. ^ a b "General election 1921: Kildare–Wicklow". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "General election 1922: Kildare–Wicklow". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  4. ^ Gallagher, Michael (1993). Irish Elections 1922–44: Results and Analysis. PSAI Press. ISBN 0951974815.

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