North Tyrone (UK Parliament constituency)

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

North Tyrone
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersone
Replaced byNorth West Tyrone
Created fromTyrone

Prior to the 1885 United Kingdom general election the area was part of the Tyrone constituency. From the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 North Tyrone became part of the new North-West Tyrone constituency.

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Tyrone, consisting of the baronies of Strabane Lower and West Omagh, and that part of the barony of Strabane Upper consisting of the townlands of Aghalane, Ballynasollus, Bradkeel, Carnargan, Corickmore, Craigatuke, Cruckaclady, Dergbrough, Eden Back, Eden Fore, Eden Mill, Glencoppogagh, Glenga, Glashygolgan, Landahussy Lower, Landahussy Upper, Learden Lower, Learden Upper, Letterbrat, Lislea North, Lislea South, Lisnacreaght, Meenagarragh, Meenagorp, Tullagherin and Tullynadall in the parish of Upper Bodoney.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1885 Lord Ernest Hamilton Conservative
1892 Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton Conservative
1895 Charles Hare Hemphill Liberal
1906 William Huston Dodd Liberal
1907 Redmond John Barry Liberal
1911 Thomas Wallace Russell Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 28 November 1885: Tyrone North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Hamilton 3,345 53.4
Irish Parliamentary John Dillon 2,922 46.6
Majority 423 6.8
Turnout 6,267 92.0
Registered electors 6,810
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 10 July 1886: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist Ernest Hamilton 3,219 52.9 −0.5
Liberal James Owens Wylie 2,867 47.1 New
Majority 352 5.8 −1.0
Turnout 6,086 89.4 −2.6
Registered electors 6,810
Irish Unionist hold Swing −0.5

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 15 July 1892: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Unionist Frederick Hamilton 3,045 50.4 −2.5
Liberal James Brown Dougherty 2,996 49.6 +2.5
Majority 49 0.8 −5.0
Turnout 6,041 93.2 +3.8
Registered electors 6,481
Irish Unionist hold Swing −2.5
 
Charles Hemphill
General election 18 July 1895: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Hemphill 2,948 50.8 +1.2
Irish Unionist William Wilson 2,857 49.2 −1.2
Majority 91 1.6 N/A
Turnout 5,805 94.1 +0.9
Registered electors 6,171
Liberal gain from Irish Unionist Swing +1.2

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Tyrone North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Hemphill 2,869 50.5 −0.3
Irish Unionist Daniel James Wilson 2,814 49.5 +0.3
Majority 55 1.0 −0.6
Turnout 5,683 92.1 −2.0
Registered electors 6,168
Liberal hold Swing −0.3
 
Dodd
General election 1906: Tyrone North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Huston Dodd 2,966 50.1 −0.4
Irish Unionist Denis Henry 2,957 49.9 +0.4
Majority 9 0.2 −0.8
Turnout 5,923 95.8 +3.7
Registered electors 6,181
Liberal hold Swing −0.4
 
Redmond Barry
1907 Tyrone North by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Redmond Barry 3,013 50.1 0.0
Irish Unionist Denis Henry 3,006 49.9 0.0
Majority 7 0.2 0.0
Turnout 6,019 96.6 +0.8
Registered electors 6,230
Liberal hold Swing 0.0

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 26 January 1910: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Redmond Barry 3,238 50.8 +0.7
Irish Unionist Emerson Herdman 3,136 49.2 −0.7
Majority 102 1.6 +1.4
Turnout 6,374 97.0 +1.2
Registered electors 6,572
Liberal hold Swing +0.7
General election 14 December 1910: Tyrone North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Redmond Barry 3,170 51.1 +0.3
Irish Unionist Arthur John Hamilton 3,038 48.9 −0.3
Majority 132 2.2 +0.6
Turnout 6,208 94.5 −2.5
Registered electors 6,572
Liberal hold Swing +0.3
1911 Tyrone North by-election [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Russell 3,104 50.1 −1.0
Irish Unionist Emerson Herdman 3,086 49.9 +1.0
Majority 18 0.2 −2.0
Turnout 6,190 94.5 0.0
Registered electors 6,551
Liberal hold Swing −1.0

ReferencesEdit

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