Belfast Ballynafeigh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
Former Borough Constituency|
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
Belfast Ballynafeigh was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
Belfast Ballynafeigh was a borough constituency comprising part of southern Belfast. It was created in 1929 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.
Belfast Ballynafeigh was created by the division of Belfast South into four new constituencies. It survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament, until the Parliament of Northern Ireland was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.
In common with other seats in south Belfast, the constituency was strongly unionist. It was consistently won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates, although independent Unionst and labour candidates also stood.
Members of Parliament
|1929||Thomas Moles||Ulster Unionist Party|
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politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72
|Independent Unionist||William Kennedy Gibson||3,525||40.6||N/A|
|UUP gain from new seat||Swing||N/A|
- Death of Moles
|Commonwealth Labour||William Kennedy||3,715||31.2||N/A|
|NI Labour||John Roney Baine||2,424||20.3||N/A|
|Independent Unionist||Victor Scott McVea||2,682||32.8||N/A|
|Independent Unionist||Victor Scott McVea||3,320||38.6|
|NI Labour||F. D. Hazard||2,736||28.9||N/A|
|NI Labour||Erskine Holmes||2,624||34.4|
|NI Labour||Erskine Holmes||2,675||29.1|
- Ballynafeigh ward
- The Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921-1972, Northern Ireland Elections
- Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Boroughs: Belfast