Belfast Windsor (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 54°34′48″N 5°56′46″W / 54.580°N 5.946°W / 54.580; -5.946

Belfast Windsor
Former Borough Constituency
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland

Belfast Windsor shown within Belfast and Belfast shown within Northern Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1929
Abolished 1973
Election method First past the post

Belfast Windsor was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.


Belfast Windsor 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 Windsor 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.[1]


In common with other seats in south Belfast, the constituency was strongly unionist. The seat was always held by official Unionist candidates, and the rare contests came only from other Unionists.[1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1929 Hugh Pollock Ulster Unionist Party
1937(b) William Dowling Ulster Unionist Party
1945 Archibald Wilson Ulster Unionist Party
1956(b) Herbert Kirk Ulster Unionist Party
1973 Constituency abolished

Elections results

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General Election 22 May 1929: Belfast Windsor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Hugh Pollock 8,067 73.7 N/A
Town Tenants' Association William Magill 2,886 26.3 N/A
Majority 5,181 47.4 N/A
Turnout 67.0 N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A

At the General Election 30 November 1933, Hugh Pollock was elected unopposed. At the Belfast Windsor by-election, 1937, William Dowling was elected unopposed.[2]

General Election 9 February 1938: Belfast Windsor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP William Dowling 8,982 67.0 N/A
Progressive Unionist Reginald Hanson Press 4,429 33.0 N/A
Turnout 70.9 N/A
UUP hold Swing N/A
General Election 14 June 1945: Belfast Windsor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UUP Archibald Wilson 8,737 63.7 -3.3
Commonwealth Labour James Kennedy 4,985 36.3 N/A
Turnout 67.0 -3.9
UUP hold Swing N/A

At the 1949 and 1953 Northern Ireland general elections, Archibald Wilson was elected unopposed.[2]

At the Belfast Windsor by-election, 1956 and the 1958, 1962, 1965 and 1969 Northern Ireland general elections, Herbert Kirk was elected unopposed.[2]


  1. 1 2 The Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921-1972, Northern Ireland Elections
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Boroughs: Belfast
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