North Roscommon (UK Parliament constituency)

North Roscommon was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament from 1885 until 1922.

North Roscommon
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of membersOne
Created fromRoscommon

Prior to the 1885 United Kingdom general election the area was part of the Roscommon constituency. From 1922 it was no longer represented in the UK Parliament.

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Roscommon.

1885–1922: The baronies of Ballintober North, Boyle and Frenchpark, and that part of the barony of Roscommon not contained in the constituency of South Roscommon.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1885 James Joseph O'Kelly Nationalist
1892 Matthias McDonnell Bodkin Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1895 James Joseph O'Kelly Parnellite Nationalist
(Nationalist from 1900)
1917 George Noble Plunkett Sinn Féin
1922 Constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly 4,664 72.1 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Patrick Mullany 1,438 22.2 N/A
Irish Conservative Caleb Robertson 366 5.7 N/A
Majority 3,226 49.9 N/A
Turnout 6,468 74.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,682
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 1886: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,682
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Matthias McDonnell Bodkin 3,251 50.4 N/A
Irish National League James Joseph O'Kelly 3,199 49.6 N/A
Majority 52 0.8 N/A
Turnout 6,450 68.8 N/A
Registered electors 9,730
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 1895: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National League James Joseph O'Kelly 3,411 53.8 +4.2
Irish National Federation Thomas Condon 2,935 46.2 −4.2
Majority 476 7.6 N/A
Turnout 6,346 65.2 −3.6
Registered electors 9,739
Irish National League gain from Irish National Federation Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,995
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 1906: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,627
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,528
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election December 1910: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Joseph O'Kelly Unopposed
Registered electors 8,528
Irish Parliamentary hold

O'Kelly dies, prompting a by-election.

By-election, 1917: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin George Noble Plunkett 3,022 55.8 New
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Devine 1,708 31.5 N/A
Independent Nationalist Jasper Tulley 687 12.7 New
Majority 1,314 24.3 N/A
Turnout 5,417 67.7 N/A
Registered electors 7,997
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 1918: North Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin George Noble Plunkett Unopposed
Registered electors 21,258
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary

ReferencesEdit

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