Central Armagh (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
Former County Constituency|
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Central Armagh shown within Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
Central Armagh was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
Central Armagh was a county constituency comprising the north central part of County Armagh. 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. Central Armagh was created by the division of Armagh into four new constituencies. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament, until the Parliament of Northern Ireland was temporarily suspended in 1972, and then formally abolished in 1973.
The seat was always won by Ulster Unionist Party candidates. It was twice contested by labour movement candidates, who took around one third of the votes cast.
Members of Parliament
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politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72
At the 1941 by-election, George Dougan was elected unopposed.
|Commonwealth Labour||Thomas Martin||4,559||32.4||N/A|
|NI Labour||Thomas Newell||5,101||35.2||N/A|
- Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries
- Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results: Counties: Armagh