List of Northern Ireland Parliament by-elections


List of Northern Ireland Parliament by-elections
Northern Ireland 1921–72
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This is a list of by-elections to the Northern Ireland House of Commons, from its creation in 1921 until its abolition in 1972.


Date Constituency Incumbent Winner Cause
2 May 1923 Belfast West William Twaddell Ulster Unionist Philip James Woods Independent Unionist Death
6 November 1925 Belfast South Philip James Woods Ulster Unionist Anthony Babington Ulster Unionist Declined seat in favour of Belfast West
25 November 1925 Armagh Richard Best Ulster Unionist John Clarke Davison Ulster Unionist Appointed Lord Justice of Appeal
10 November 1930 North Tyrone William Thomas Miller Ulster Unionist James Fulton Gamble Ulster Unionist Death
4 June 1934 Belfast Central Joseph Devlin Nationalist (NI) Thomas Joseph Campbell Nationalist (NI) Death
22 March 1935 Queen's University of Belfast Robert McNeill Independent Unionist Arthur Brownlow Mitchell Ulster Unionist Resignation
2 April 1937 Belfast Ballynafeigh Thomas Moles Ulster Unionist Frederick Thompson Ulster Unionist Death
7 May 1937 Foyle James Joseph McCarroll Nationalist (NI) Patrick Maxwell Nationalist (NI) Death
27 May 1937 Larne George Boyle Hanna Ulster Unionist Harold Claude Robinson Ulster Unionist Resignation
29 September 1938 Mid Armagh John Clarke Davison Ulster Unionist Norman Stronge Ulster Unionist Resignation
5 December 1938 Queen's University of Belfast Robert James Johnstone Ulster Unionist Howard Stevenson Ulster Unionist Death
27 April 1939 City of Londonderry Edward Sullivan Murphy Ulster Unionist William Lowry Ulster Unionist Death
10 November 1939 Bannside George Charles Gillespie Young Ulster Unionist Malcolm Patrick Ulster Unionist Death
15 March 1941 Central Armagh David Shillington Ulster Unionist George Dougan Ulster Unionist Death
27 March 1941 North Down James Craig Ulster Unionist Thomas Bailie Independent Unionist Death
2 July 1941 Mid Tyrone Hugh McAleer Nationalist (NI) Michael McGurk Independent Nationalist Death
3 December 1941 Belfast Willowfield Arthur Black Ulster Unionist Harry Midgley Labour (NI) Resignation
2 April 1942 Belfast Falls Richard Byrne Nationalist (NI) Eamonn Donnelly Independent Republican Death
19 October 1942 Queen's University of Belfast Arthur Brownlow Mitchell Ulster Unionist William Lyle Ulster Unionist Death
2 July 1943 Queen's University of Belfast Robert Corkey Ulster Unionist John W. Renshaw Ulster Unionist Resignation
11 August 1943 North Tyrone James Gamble Ulster Unionist Thomas Lyons Ulster Unionist Death
26 August 1943 Carrick John Fawcett Gordon Ulster Unionist John Dermot Campbell Ulster Unionist Resignation
13 December 1944 Queen's University of Belfast John MacDermott Ulster Unionist Herbert Quin Ulster Unionist Appointed High Court Judge
12 April 1945 South Tyrone Rowley Elliott Ulster Unionist W. F. McCoy Ulster Unionist Death
19 April 1945 Carrick John Dermot Campbell Ulster Unionist Lancelot Curran Ulster Unionist Death
19 April 1945 Larne Harold Claude Robinson Ulster Unionist Walter Topping Ulster Unionist Death
15 October 1945 North Antrim Robert Lynn Ulster Unionist William McCleery Ulster Unionist Death
22 August 1946 Belfast Central Thomas Joseph Campbell Nationalist (NI) Frank Hanna Labour (NI) Resignation
7 November 1946 Bannside Malcolm Patrick Ulster Unionist Terence O'Neill Ulster Unionist Death
27 June 1947 City of Londonderry William Lowry Ulster Unionist James Godfrey MacManaway Ulster Unionist Resignation
20 April 1948 Queen's University, Belfast Frederick McSorley Independent Samuel Irwin Ulster Unionist Death
16 August 1948 Mid Tyrone Michael McGurk Nationalist (NI) Edward McCullagh Nationalist (NI) Death
24 October 1949 Enniskillen Erne Ferguson Ulster Unionist Thomas Charles Nelson Ulster Unionist Resignation
15 November 1949 Queen's University, Belfast William Lyle Ulster Unionist Frederick Lloyd-Dodd Ulster Unionist Death
29 November 1949 Belfast Duncairn William Grant Ulster Unionist George Boyle Hanna Ulster Unionist Death
20 January 1959 Carrick Lancelot Curran Ulster Unionist Alexander Hunter Ulster Unionist Resignation
4 April 1950 Belfast Woodvale John William Nixon Independent Unionist Robert Harcourt Ulster Unionist Death
31 October 1950 Belfast Bloomfield Herbert Dixon Ulster Unionist Daniel Dixon Ulster Unionist Death
6 December 1950 South Armagh Malachy Conlon Nationalist (NI) Charles McGleenan Anti-Partition Death
2 February 1951 Antrim Hugh Minford Ulster Unionist Nat Minford Ulster Unionist Death
18 June 1951 City of Londonderry James Godfrey MacManaway Ulster Unionist Edward Warburton Jones Ulster Unionist Resignation
10 December 1951 South Antrim John Milne Barbour Ulster Unionist Brian McConnell Ulster Unionist Death
8 May 1954 Enniskillen Thomas Charles Nelson Ulster Unionist Harry West Ulster Unionist Death
15 October 1955 Central Armagh George Dougan Ulster Unionist Isaac Hawthorne Ulster Unionist Death
15 November 1955 Belfast Woodvale Robert Harcourt Ulster Unionist Neville Martin Ulster Unionist Elected Lord Mayor of Belfast
23 November 1956 Belfast Windsor Archibald Wilson Ulster Unionist Herbert Kirk Ulster Unionist Resignation
4 December 1956 Belfast Duncairn George Boyle Hanna Ulster Unionist William Fitzsimmons Ulster Unionist Resignation
5 March 1959 West Down John Edgar Bailey Ulster Unionist David John Little Ulster Unionist Death
28 May 1959 Belfast Clifton Robin Kinahan Ulster Unionist William James Morgan Ulster Unionist Elected Lord Mayor of Belfast
5 February 1960 Larne Walter Topping Ulster Unionist William Craig Ulster Unionist Resignation
16 February 1960 Belfast Shankill Henry Holmes Ulster Unionist Desmond Boal Ulster Unionist Resignation
9 July 1960 South Londonderry Dehra Parker Ulster Unionist James Chichester-Clark Ulster Unionist Resignation
29 November 1960 North Londonderry Robert Moore Ulster Unionist Joseph Burns Ulster Unionist Death
20 April 1961 Belfast Bloomfield Daniel Dixon Ulster Unionist Walter Scott Ulster Unionist Resignation
22 November 1961 Queen's University, Belfast Samuel Irwin Ulster Unionist Sheelagh Murnaghan Liberal Death
6 December 1962 Belfast Cromac Joseph Morgan Ulster Unionist William Kennedy Ulster Unionist Death
9 May 1964 Iveagh Brian Maginess Ulster Unionist Samuel Magowan Ulster Unionist Appointed County Court Judge
30 June 1964 East Tyrone Joseph Francis Stewart Nationalist (NI) Austin Currie Nationalist (NI) Death
3 December 1964 Mid Down John L. O. Andrews Ulster Unionist Basil Kelly Ulster Unionist Elected to Senate
19 June 1965 West Down David John Little Ulster Unionist John Dobson Ulster Unionist Appointed Recorder of Londonderry
23 November 1966 Queen's University, Belfast Charles Stewart Independent Robert Porter Ulster Unionist Resignation
25 May 1967 South Down Joseph Connellan Nationalist (NI) Michael Keogh Nationalist (NI) Death
22 March 1968 Lisnaskea Basil Brooke Ulster Unionist John Brooke Ulster Unionist Resignation
16 May 1968 City of Londonderry Edward Warburton Jones Ulster Unionist Albert Anderson Ulster Unionist Appointed High Court Judge
6 November 1968 South Antrim Brian McConnell Ulster Unionist Richard Ferguson Ulster Unionist Resignation
16 April 1970 Bannside Terence O'Neill Ulster Unionist Ian Paisley Protestant Unionist Resignation
16 April 1970 South Antrim Richard Ferguson Ulster Unionist William Beattie Protestant Unionist Resignation
12 November 1970 Belfast St Anne's Norman Laird Ulster Unionist John Laird Ulster Unionist Death

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