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North Monaghan (UK Parliament constituency)

North Monaghan was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, from 1885 to 1922.

North Monaghan
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of membersOne
Created fromMonaghan

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

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Monaghan.

1885-1922: The baronies of Dartree, Monaghan and Trough.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Tim Healy 4,055 60.2 N/A
Irish Conservative John Leslie 2,685 39.8 N/A
Majority 1,370 20.4 N/A
Turnout 6,740 89.6 N/A
Registered electors 7,525
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)

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

By-election 1886: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Pat O'Brien 4,015 61.1 +0.9
Irish Conservative James Campbell Hall 2,551 38.9 −0.9
Majority 1,464 22.2 +2.0
Turnout 6,566 87.3 −2.3
Registered electors 7,525
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing +0.9
General election 1886: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Pat O'Brien 3,962 61.4 +1.2
Irish Unionist John Leslie 2,491 38.6 −1.2
Majority 1,471 22.8 +2.5
Turnout 6,453 85.8 −3.8
Registered electors 7,525
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing +1.2

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Charles Diamond 3,697 62.1 +0.7
Irish Unionist Henry William Jackson 2,260 37.9 −0.7
Majority 1,437 24.2 +1.3
Turnout 5,957 84.5 −1.3
Registered electors 7,047
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing +0.7
General election 1895: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation Daniel MacAleese 3,377 62.1 −0.4
Irish Unionist Peter Craven Westenra 2,094 38.3 +0.4
Majority 1,283 23.5 −0.6
Turnout 5,471 80.3 −4.2
Registered electors 6,815
Irish National Federation hold Swing −0.4

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Daniel MacAleese Unopposed
Registered electors 7,014
Irish Parliamentary hold

MacAleese dies, causing a by-election.

By-election, 1900: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Charles Thompson Unopposed
Registered electors 7,014
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 1906: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Patrick O'Hare Unopposed
Registered electors 6,486
Irish Parliamentary hold

O'Hare resigns, causing a by-election.

By-election, 1907: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Lardner Unopposed
Registered electors 6,324
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Lardner 3,477 63.4 N/A
Irish Unionist Michael Elliott Knight 2,005 36.6 N/A
Majority 1,472 26.9 N/A
Turnout 5,482 85.2 N/A
Registered electors 6,435
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing N/A
General election December 1910: North Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Lardner 3,365 63.5 +0.1
Irish Unionist Michael Elliott Knight 1,937 36.5 −0.1
Majority 1,428 27.0 +0.1
Turnout 5,302 82.4 −2.8
Registered electors 6,435
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing +0.1
General Election 1918: North Monaghan[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Ernest Blythe 6,842 48.7 N/A
Irish Unionist Michael Elliott Knight 4,497 32.0 −4.5
Irish Parliamentary John Joseph Turley 2,709 19.3 −44.2
Majority 2,345 16.7 N/A
Turnout 14,048 86.9 +4.5
Registered electors 16,175
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.
  2. ^ http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/h1918.htm