Belfast Shankill (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
Former Borough Constituency|
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
Belfast Shankill was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
Belfast Shankill was a borough constituency comprising part of northern 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 Shankill was created by the division of Belfast North 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 North Belfast, the seat had little nationalist presence. The seat was strongly Unionist, but there was some labour movement strength. For the first twenty-four years of its existence, the seat was held by an independent Unionist.
Members of Parliament
|1929||Tommy Henderson||Independent Unionist|
|1937||Independent Unionist Association|
|1953||Henry Holmes||Ulster Unionist|
|1960||Desmond Boal||Ulster Unionist|
|Independent Unionist||Tommy Henderson||6,525||51.1||N/A|
|Independent Unionist hold||Swing||N/A|
|Independent Unionist||Tommy Henderson||6,451||50.5||-0.6|
|UUP||James Norman Fulton||6,335||49.5||+0.6|
|Independent Unionist hold||Swing|
|Ind. Unionist Association||Tommy Henderson||7,518||51.4||+0.9|
|UUP||James Norman Fulton||7,095||48.6||-0.9|
|Ind. Unionist Association gain from Independent Unionist||Swing|
|Independent Unionist||Tommy Henderson||3,215||27.7||N/A|
|NI Labour||Norman Branagh Fullerton||2,897||25.0||N/A|
|UUP gain from Independent Unionist||Swing||N/A|
|NI Labour||Samuel Cree||4,995||43.8||+18.0|
|NI Labour||Samuel Cree||2,414||35.8||-8.0|
|NI Labour||David Overend||3,035||32.6||N/A|
|Independent Unionist||Samuel Walsh||4,545||35.2||N/A|
|NI Labour||David Overend||1,997||15.4||-17.2|
- The Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921-1972, Northern Ireland Elections
- Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Boroughs: Belfast