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Mid Cork (UK Parliament constituency)

Mid Cork, a division of County Cork, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Mid Cork
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of membersOne
Created fromCounty Cork

Until the 1885 general election the area was part of the Cork County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament, as it was no longer in the UK.

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the central part of County Cork, consisting of the baronies of East Muskerry and West Muskerry and that part of the barony of Barretts not contained within the constituency of North East Cork.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General Election 1885: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Charles Kearns Deane Tanner 5,033 97.9 N/A
Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union Arthur St George Patton 106 2.1 N/A
Majority 4,927 95.8 N/A
Turnout 5,139 69.4 N/A
Registered electors 7,409
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Charles Kearns Deane Tanner Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1892: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Charles Kearns Deane Tanner Unopposed
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary
General election 1895: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Charles Kearns Deane Tanner Unopposed
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Charles Kearns Deane Tanner Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
By-election 1901: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary D.D. Sheehan Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 1906: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary D.D. Sheehan Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Sheehan was expelled from the IPP on the grounds of being a "factionist" and, in protest and to re-emphasize his public support, he resigned the seat and re-stood as an Independent (Labour) candidate in the resulting by-election.

By-election, 1906: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Labour D.D. Sheehan Unopposed
Independent Labour gain from Irish Parliamentary

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland D.D. Sheehan 2,824 58.6 N/A
Irish Parliamentary William Fallon 1,999 41.4 N/A
Majority 825 17.1 N/A
Turnout 4,823 73.1 N/A
Registered electors 6,599
All-for-Ireland gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election December 1910: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
All-for-Ireland D.D. Sheehan 2,738 56.4 −2.2
Irish Parliamentary Timothy Corcoran 2,115 43.6 +2.2
Majority 623 12.8 −4.3
Turnout 4,853 73.5 +0.4
Registered electors 6,599
All-for-Ireland hold Swing −2.2
General Election 1918: Mid Cork[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Terence MacSwiney Unopposed
Sinn Féin gain from All-for-Ireland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.