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North County Dublin (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Dublin (otherwise known as North County Dublin) was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

North Dublin
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members 1
Created from County Dublin

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

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BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the northern and western parts of County Dublin.

1885–1918: The constituency was bounded by South Meath to the north-west, North Kildare to the south-west, West Wicklow and East Wicklow to the south, the city of Dublin, South Dublin and the sea to the east.

It comprised the polling districts of Stepaside, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Rathcoole, Blanchardstown, Lucan, Kilmainham, Drumcondra, Coolock, Howth, Swords, Naul, Balbriggan, Skerries, Lusk, Rush, Malahide, and Clontarf.

1918–1922: Since 1885 County Dublin had been re-organised for local government purposes. The city of Dublin had become a County Borough. Its boundaries were extended in 1900 (including such areas as Kilmainham and Clontarf, which had been in the 1885–1918 North division of the county). The remainder of the geographical county became an administrative county.

In 1918 the parliamentary representation of the administrative county was increased from two divisions to four. The former version of South Dublin was extended to the west a little and split into three constituencies (from north to south the divisions of Rathmines, Pembroke and South). Otherwise the county constituencies surrounding North Dublin were unchanged.

The North division was re-defined by the Redistribution of Seats (Ireland) Act 1918. It consisted of a number of local government areas as they existed in 1918. They were the rural districts of Balrothery (including the town of Balbriggan), Celbridge No. 2, and North Dublin, and the part of the rural district of South Dublin which consisted of the district electoral divisions of Clondalkin, Palmerston, and Tallaght.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General Election 1885: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary J. J. Clancy 7,560 84.1 N/A
Irish Conservative William Caldbeck Roper-Caldbeck 1,425 15.9 N/A
Majority 6,135 68.3 N/A
Turnout 8,985 72.9 N/A
Registered electors 12,329
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary J. J. Clancy Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1892: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National League J. J. Clancy 3,991 47.9 N/A
Irish National Federation Joseph Mooney 2,696 32.4 N/A
Irish Unionist Edward Hamilton Woods 1,638 19.7 N/A
Majority 1,295 15.6 N/A
Turnout 8,325 73.0 N/A
Registered electors 11,400
Irish National League gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General Election 1895: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National League J. J. Clancy 4,520 66.5 +18.6
Irish Unionist Daniel Wilson 2,280 33.5 +13.8
Majority 2,240 32.9 +17.3
Turnout 6,800 59.8 −13.2
Registered electors 11,378
Irish National League hold Swing +2.4

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General Election 1900: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary J. J. Clancy Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1906: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary J. J. Clancy Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election January 1910: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary J. J. Clancy Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election December 1910: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary J. J. Clancy Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 1918: North County Dublin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Frank Lawless 9,138 67.4 N/A
Irish Parliamentary J. J. Clancy 4,428 32.6 N/A
Majority 4,710 34.7 N/A
Turnout 13,566 68.5 N/A
Registered electors 19,799
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.