North Donegal (UK Parliament constituency)

North Donegal was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

North Donegal
Former county constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members1
Replaced byDonegal
Created fromDonegal

Prior to the 1885 United Kingdom general election the area was part of the Donegal constituency. From 1922, on the establishment of the Irish Free State, it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Donegal, consisting of the barony of Inishowen East, that part of the barony of Inishowen West not contained within the constituency of East Donegal, and that part of the barony of Kilmacrenan contained within the parishes of Clandavaddog, Killygarvan and Tullyfern and the townlands of Drumherrive, Glenalla and Ray in the parish of Aughnish.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party Note
1885, December 1 James Edward O'Doherty Irish Parliamentary Resigned
1890, June 25 James Rochfort Maguire Irish Parliamentary Party split
1890, December 1 Irish National League Re-elected for West Clare
1892, July 12 John Mains Irish National Federation
1895, July 15 Thomas Bartholomew Curran Irish National Federation
1900, October 8 William O'Doherty Irish Parliamentary Died 18 May 1905
1905, June 15 John Muldoon Irish Parliamentary
1906, January 16 Philip O'Doherty Irish Parliamentary
1918, December 14 2 Joseph O'Doherty Sinn Féin Did not take his seat at Westminster
1922, October 26 UK constituency abolished

Notes:-

  • 1 Not an election, but the date of a party change. The Irish Parliamentary Party had been created in 1882, on the initiative of Charles Stewart Parnell's Irish National League. Both the IPP and the INL split into Parnellite and Anti-Parnellite factions, in December 1890. The Parnellites remained members of the Irish National League after the split and the Anti-Parnellites organised the Irish National Federation in March 1891. The two organisations and the United Irish League merged in 1900, to re-create the Irish Parliamentary Party.
  • 2 Date of polling day. The result was declared on 28 December 1918, to allow time for votes cast by members of the armed forces to be included in the count.

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Joseph O'Doherty 7,003 69.5 New
Irish Parliamentary Philip O'Doherty 3,075 30.5 N/A
Majority 3,928 39.0 N/A
Turnout 10,078 57.5 N/A
Registered electors 17,538
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election December 1910: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Philip O'Doherty Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election January 1910: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Philip O'Doherty Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1906: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Philip O'Doherty Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
1905 North Donegal by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary John Muldoon Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 1900: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary William O'Doherty 2,562 61.4 N/A
Healyite Nationalist Arthur O'Connor 1,612 38.6 New
Majority 950 22.8 N/A
Turnout 4,174 51.6 N/A
Registered electors 8,095
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1895: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Thomas Bartholomew Curran Unopposed
Irish National Federation hold
General election 1892: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation John Mains 3,819 77.5 -4.8
Liberal Unionist David Bartholomew McCorkell 1,108 22.5 New
Majority 2,711 55.0 -9.6
Turnout 4,927 70.7 -4.0
Registered electors 6,965
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
1890 North Donegal by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Rochfort Maguire Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1886: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Edward O'Doherty 4,263 82.3 -0.5
Conservative Harry Hutchinson Augustus Stewart 914 17.7 +0.5
Majority 3,349 64.6 -1.0
Turnout 5,177 74.7 -5.3
Registered electors 6,932
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing −0.5
General election 1885: North Donegal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Edward O'Doherty 4,597 82.8
Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union Harry Hutchinson Augustus Stewart 952 17.2
Majority 3,645 65.6
Turnout 5,549 80.0
Registered electors 6,932
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)

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.

Walker, Brian M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.