North Westmeath (UK Parliament constituency)

North Westmeath was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1918.

North Westmeath
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersOne
Replaced byWestmeath
Created fromWestmeath

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

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the northern part of County Westmeath.

1885–1918: The baronies of Corkaree, Delvin, Farbill and Fore, those parts of the baronies of Moyashel and Magheradernon and Moyguish not contained in the constituency of South Westmeath, and that part of the barony of Fartullagh contained within the parishes of Lynn, Moylisker and Mullingar.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Years Member Party
1885–1890 James Tuite Irish Parliamentary Party
1891–1900 Anti-Parnellite
1900–1906 Patrick Kennedy Healyite Nationalist1
1906–1909 Laurence Ginnell Irish Parliamentary Party
1909–1917 Independent Nationalist
1917–1918 Sinn Féin

1Joined the Irish Parliamentary Party during the parliamentary term

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Tuite 3,648 93.5 N/A
Liberal John Wilson 255 6.5 N/A
Majority 3,393 87.0 N/A
Turnout 3,903 70.9 N/A
Registered electors 5,507
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 1886: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Tuite Unopposed
Registered electors 5,507
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation James Tuite 2,878 88.4 N/A
Irish National League Alexander Blane 379 11.6 N/A
Majority 2,499 76.8 N/A
Turnout 3,257 60.9 N/A
Registered electors 5,347
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 1895: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation James Tuite Unopposed
Registered electors 5,270
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Healyite Nationalist Patrick Kennedy 1,763 55.4 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Laurence Ginnell 1,418 44.6 N/A
Majority 345 10.8 N/A
Turnout 3,181 51.3 N/A
Registered electors 6,200
Healyite Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing N/A
General election 1906: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Laurence Ginnell Unopposed
Registered electors 5,297
Irish Parliamentary gain from Healyite Nationalist

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nationalist Laurence Ginnell 1,996 59.1 New
Irish Parliamentary Patrick McKenna 1,379 40.9 N/A
Majority 617 18.2 N/A
Turnout 3,375 64.3 N/A
Registered electors 5,245
Independent Nationalist gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election December 1910: North Westmeath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nationalist Laurence Ginnell Unopposed
Registered electors 5,245
Independent Nationalist hold

ReferencesEdit

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