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South Louth (UK Parliament constituency)

South Louth was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918. Prior to the 1885 general election and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Louth constituency.

South Louth
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersOne
Replaced byCounty Louth
Created fromCounty Louth and Drogheda

Contents

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Louth including the towns of Drogheda and Ardee. The seat was defined under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 as comprising the baronies of Drogheda and Ferrard, that part of the barony of Ardee not contained within the constituency of North Louth, and the county of the town of Drogheda.

Years Member Party
1885–1890 T. P. Gill Irish Parliamentary Party
1891–1892 Anti-Parnellite
1892–1895 Daniel Ambrose Anti-Parnellite
1896–1900 Richard McGhee Anti-Parnellite
1900–1901 Joseph Nolan Independent Nationalist
1901–1918 Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 constituency abolished: see County Louth

The elections in this constituency took place using the first past the post electoral system.

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary T. P. Gill Unopposed
Registered electors 5,796
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 1886: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary T. P. Gill Unopposed
Registered electors 5,796
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Daniel Ambrose 2,451 68.5 N/A
Irish National League Joseph Nolan 1,126 31.5 N/A
Majority 1,325 37.0 N/A
Turnout 3,577 66.0 N/A
Registered electors 5,418
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 1895: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Daniel Ambrose 2,006 65.8 −2.7
Irish National League James Gubbins Fitzgerald 1,044 34.2 +2.7
Majority 962 31.6 −5.4
Turnout 3,050 58.4 −7.6
Registered electors 5,221
Irish National Federation hold Swing −2.7

Ambrose's death causes a by-election.

By-Election 19 March 1896: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Richard McGhee 1,626 48.8 −17.0
Irish National League J. P. Nolan 1,249 37.5 +3.3
Independent Nationalist Philip Callan 459 13.8 New
Majority 377 11.3 −20.3
Turnout 3,334 64.7 +6.3
Registered electors 5,155
Irish National Federation hold Swing −10.2

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nationalist Joseph Nolan 1,233 56.9 N/A
Irish Parliamentary Richard McGhee 934 43.1 N/A
Majority 299 13.8 N/A
Turnout 2,167 39.5 -18.9
Registered electors 5,480
Independent Nationalist gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan Unopposed
Registered electors 4,802
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election December 1910: South Louth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan Unopposed
Registered electors 4,802
Irish Parliamentary hold
  1. Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.


South Louth (UK Parliament constituency)
South Louth UK Parliament constituency Language Watch Edit South Louth was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland which returned one Member of Parliament MP to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918 Prior to the 1885 general election and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Louth constituency South LouthFormer County constituency for the House of Commons1885 1918Number of membersOneReplaced byCounty LouthCreated fromCounty Louth and Drogheda Contents 1 Boundaries 2 Members of Parliament 3 Elections 3 1 Elections in the 1880s 3 2 Elections in the 1890s 3 3 Elections in the 1900s 3 4 Elections in the 1910s 4 ReferencesBoundaries EditThis constituency comprised the southern part of County Louth including the towns of Drogheda and Ardee The seat was defined under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 as comprising the baronies of Drogheda and Ferrard that part of the barony of Ardee not contained within the constituency of North Louth and the county of the town of Drogheda Members of Parliament EditYears Member Party1885 1890 T P Gill Irish Parliamentary Party1891 1892 Anti Parnellite1892 1895 Daniel Ambrose Anti Parnellite1896 1900 Richard McGhee Anti Parnellite1900 1901 Joseph Nolan Independent Nationalist1901 1918 Irish Parliamentary Party1918 constituency abolished see County LouthElections EditThe elections in this constituency took place using the first past the post electoral system Elections in the 1880s Edit General election 1885 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish Parliamentary T P Gill UnopposedRegistered electors 5 796Irish Parliamentary win new seat General election 1886 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish Parliamentary T P Gill UnopposedRegistered electors 5 796Irish Parliamentary holdElections in the 1890s Edit General election 1892 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish National Federation Daniel Ambrose 2 451 68 5 N AIrish National League Joseph Nolan 1 126 31 5 N AMajority 1 325 37 0 N ATurnout 3 577 66 0 N ARegistered electors 5 418Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N AGeneral election 1895 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish National Federation Daniel Ambrose 2 006 65 8 2 7Irish National League James Gubbins Fitzgerald 1 044 34 2 2 7Majority 962 31 6 5 4Turnout 3 050 58 4 7 6Registered electors 5 221Irish National Federation hold Swing 2 7 Ambrose s death causes a by election By Election 19 March 1896 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish National Federation Richard McGhee 1 626 48 8 17 0Irish National League J P Nolan 1 249 37 5 3 3Independent Nationalist Philip Callan 459 13 8 NewMajority 377 11 3 20 3Turnout 3 334 64 7 6 3Registered electors 5 155Irish National Federation hold Swing 10 2Elections in the 1900s Edit General election 1900 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Independent Nationalist Joseph Nolan 1 233 56 9 N AIrish Parliamentary Richard McGhee 934 43 1 N AMajority 299 13 8 N ATurnout 2 167 39 5 18 9Registered electors 5 480Independent Nationalist gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N AGeneral election 1906 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan UnopposedRegistered electors 4 997Irish Parliamentary gain from Independent NationalistElections in the 1910s Edit General election January 1910 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan UnopposedRegistered electors 4 802Irish Parliamentary holdGeneral election December 1910 South Louth 1 Party Candidate Votes Irish Parliamentary Joseph Nolan UnopposedRegistered electors 4 802Irish Parliamentary holdReferences Edit a b c d e f g h i Walker B M ed 1978 Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland 1801 1922 Dublin Royal Irish Academy ISBN 0901714127 Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland 1801 1922 edited by B M Walker Royal Irish Academy 1978 Debrett s Guide to the House of Commons and Judicial Bench 1918 Leigh Rayment s Historical List of MPs Constituencies beginning with L part 4 This article about a Historic Westminster constituency in Ireland is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title South Louth UK Parliament constituency amp oldid 1054052722, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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