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Mid Armagh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

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Created  1929
Election method  First past the post
Abolished  1972
Founded  1929
Mid Armagh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

Mid Armagh was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

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Mid Armagh was a county constituency comprising the south central part of County Armagh. It was created when the House of Commons (Method of Voting and Redistribution of Seats) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections throughout Northern Ireland. Mid Armagh was created by the division of Armagh into four new constituencies. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament, until the Parliament of Northern Ireland was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.

The seat was centred on the town of Armagh and included parts of the rural districts of Armagh, Newry and Tandragee.

Politics

The seat was always won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates. It was contested on four occasions, by members of the Ulster Liberal Party and People's Democracy and by two independent Unionist candidates, all of whom took less than 30% of the votes cast.

Election results

At Northern Ireland general election, 1933, John Clarke Davison was elected unopposed.

At the 1938 by-election and 1945, 1949, 1953, 1958 and 1962 Northern Ireland general elections, (Sir) Norman Stronge was elected unopposed.

References

Mid Armagh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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