Bangor (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 54°39′18″N 5°40′30″W / 54.655°N 5.675°W / 54.655; -5.675

Former County Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1969
Abolished 1972
Election method First past the post

Bangor was a single-member county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes

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Bangor was created by the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 as a division of County Down. It was located to the east of Belfast. Before 1969, the area formed part of the Northern Ireland Parliament constituency of North Down.

The constituency sent one MP to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland at the 1969 general election. The Parliament was prorogued on 30 March 1972, under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972. It was formally abolished in 1973 when the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 received Royal Assent on 18 July 1973.

The Parliamentary representative of the division was elected using the first-past-the-post system.

Member of Parliament

Year Member Party
1969 Robert Dodd McConnell Independent Unionist
1972 Alliance

Election results

General Election 24 February 1969: Bangor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Unionist Robert Dodd McConnell 7,714 59.8 N/A
UUP Robert Campbell 5,190 40.2 N/A
Majority 2,524 19.6 N/A
Turnout 12,904 61.8 N/A
Independent Unionist gain from new seat Swing N/A


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