Mid Cork (UK Parliament constituency)

This article is about 1885–1922 constituency of the United Kingdom House of Commons and of the 1919–1921 First Dáil. For the 1961–1981 constituency, see Cork Mid (Dáil Éireann constituency).
Mid Cork
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Created from County Cork

Mid Cork, a division of County Cork, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Until the 1885 general election the area was part of the Cork County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament, as it was no longer in the UK.


This constituency comprised the central part of County Cork.

Members of Parliament

1885 Charles Kearns Deane Tanner Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Anti-Parnellite
1900 Irish Parliamentary Party
1901 by-election Daniel Desmond Sheehan Irish Parliamentary Party
1906 Irish Parliamentary Party
1906 by-election Independent Labour
1910 (Jan) All-for-Ireland League
1910 (Dec) All-for-Ireland League
1918 Terence Joseph McSwiney Sinn Féin
1920 vacant
1922 constituency abolished


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Charles Kearns Deane Tanner died in office and was succeeded by Daniel Desmond Sheehan (Irish Parliamentary Party) at a constituency by-election on 17 May 1901, where he stood unopposed.


After being returned unopposed in the 1906 general election, Sheehan was expelled from the IPP on the grounds of being a "factionist" and, in protest and to re-emphasize his public support, he resigned the seat and re-stood as an Independent (Labour) candidate in the resulting by-election.

31 December 1906 (by-election)
Daniel Desmond Sheehan Independent Labour returned unopposed


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