North Longford (UK Parliament constituency)

North Longford was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons 1885–1918.

North Longford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersone
Replaced byLongford
Created fromLongford

Prior to the 1885 United Kingdom general election and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Longford constituency.

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Longford.

1885–1918: The barony of Granard, that part of the barony of Longford consisting of the parish of Killoe and the townland of Kiltyreher in the parish of Templemichael, and that part of the barony of Ardagh contained within the parishes of Mostrim and Street, the townlands of Cartronreagh and Rinvanny in the parish of Clonbroney, and the townland of Castlenugent in the parish of Granard.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1885 Justin McCarthy Irish Parliamentary
1887 Tim Healy Irish Parliamentary
1891 Irish National Federation
1892 Justin McCarthy Irish National Federation
1900 James Patrick Farrell Irish Parliamentary
1918 Constituency abolished: see Longford

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 2 December 1885: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Justin McCarthy 2,549 94.0 N/A
Irish Conservative James Mackay Wilson 163 6.0 N/A
Majority 2,386 88.0 N/A
Turnout 2,712 73.0 N/A
Registered electors 3,714
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 8 July 1886: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Justin McCarthy Unopposed
Registered electors 3,714
Irish Parliamentary hold

McCarthy is also elected MP for Londonderry City and opts to sit there, causing a by-election.

By-election 5 February 1887: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Tim Healy Unopposed
Registered electors 4,375
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 15 July 1892: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Justin McCarthy 2,741 93.1 N/A
Irish Unionist James Mackay Wilson 203 6.9 New
Majority 2,538 86.2 N/A
Turnout 2,944 64.2 N/A
Registered electors 4,589
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 16 July 1895: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Justin McCarthy Unopposed
Registered electors 4,442
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 5 October 1900: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Patrick Farrell Unopposed
Registered electors 4,395
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 16 January 1906: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Patrick Farrell Unopposed
Registered electors 3,669
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 19 January 1910: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Patrick Farrell Unopposed
Registered electors 3,632
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 7 December 1910: Longford North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Patrick Farrell Unopposed
Registered electors 3,632
Irish Parliamentary hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.