South Tyrone (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)


South Tyrone (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

Northern Ireland Parliament constituency infobox
Name = South Tyrone


Type = County
Start = 1929
End = 1972
EM = First past the post

South Tyrone was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.

Boundaries

South Tyrone was a county constituency comprising the central part of County Tyrone. 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. East Tyrone was created by the division of Fermanagh and Tyrone into eight new constituencies, of which five were in County Tyrone. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament until the Northern Ireland Parliament was prorogued in 1972 and formally abolished in 1973.

The seat was made up from parts of the Rural Districts of Clogher and Dungannon as well as the epinomous town. Its major town was Dungannon. [ [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/stormont/boundaries.html Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries ] ] .

Politics

County Tyrone had five Stormont MPs from 1929 until 1972. The seats in the North and South of the county were Unionist, the constituency covering the East could be considered marginal, whilst those in the West and centre of the county were nationalist.

South Tyrone was contested by the Nationalist Party once in 1949. All other contestes were triggered by either an independent unionist or member of the Northern Ireland Labour Party standing against the Ulster Unionist Party, which consistently held the seat.

MPs for the area included Stormont's last Minister of State for Home Affairs, John Taylor and William Frederick McCoy who served briefly as Speaker to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland from 25th January 1956 until 23rd April 1956. [ [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/stormont/biographies.html Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Biographies ] ] .

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Rowley Elliott
votes = 8,743
percentage = 65.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Unionist
candidate = J. J. Hazlett
votes = 4,699
percentage = 35.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,044
percentage = 30.0
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.2
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

:At the Northern Ireland general election, 1933, Rowley Elliott was elected unopposed.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = Rowley Elliott
votes = 9,478
percentage = 71.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Northern Ireland Labour Party
candidate = A. Graham
votes = 3,754
percentage = 28.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,724
percentage = 43.2
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 75.0
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Frederick McCoy
votes = 6,352
percentage = 81.9
change = +10.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Northern Ireland Labour Party
candidate = William Leeburn
votes = 1,400
percentage = 18.1
change = -10.3
Election box majority
votes = 4,952
percentage = 63.8
change = +20.6
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 44.8
change = -30.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing =

:At the Northern Ireland general election, 1945, William Frederick McCoy was elected unopposed.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = William Frederick McCoy
votes = 8,855
percentage = 61.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Nationalist Party (Northern Ireland)
candidate = James Slevin
votes = 5,630
percentage = 38.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,225
percentage = 22.2
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 84.3
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

:At the 1953, 1958 and 1962 Northern Ireland general elections, William Frederick McCoy was elected unopposed.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = John Taylor
votes = 8,935
percentage = 64.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Northern Ireland Labour Party
candidate = Jack Hassard
votes = 4,862
percentage = 35.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,073
percentage = 29.6
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.5
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

Election box candidate with party link
party = Ulster Unionist Party
candidate = John Taylor
votes = 7,683
percentage = 54.0
change = -10.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Unionist
candidate = Thomas Gerard Eakins
votes = 6,533
percentage = 46.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,150
percentage = 8.0
change = -21.6
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 83.0
change = +5.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Ulster Unionist Party
swing = "N/A"

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