North Tyrone (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
Former County Constituency|
for the Parliament of Northern Ireland
North Tyrone shown within Northern Ireland
|Election method||First past the post|
North Tyrone was a constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
North Tyrone was a county constituency comprising the northern part of County Tyrone. 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. North Tyrone was created by the division of Fermanagh and Tyrone into eight new constituencies, of which five were in County Tyrone. 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 constituency was consistently won by members of the Ulster Unionist Party. Nationalists from various groups contested the seat on two occasions, twice winning more than 40% of the vote, and an independent and two members of minor parties also stood. The remaining elections were uncontested.
Members of Parliament
|1929||William Thomas Miller||Ulster Unionist|
|1930||James Gamble||Ulster Unionist|
|1943||Thomas Lyons||Ulster Unionist|
|1969||William Fyffe||Ulster Unionist|
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At the Northern Ireland general election, 1929, James Gamble was elected unopposed.
At the 1930 by-election and the Northern Ireland general election, 1933, James Gamble was elected unopposed.
|Ind. Unionist Association||T. Elliot||3,912||34.3||N/A|
|Nationalist||B. V. McBride||6,728||45.6||N/A|
|New Ireland Movement||L. T. O'Kane||3,111||25.1||N/A|
|National Democratic||D. McLaughlin||6,596||42.7||N/A|
|Independent||L. T. O'Kane||559||3.6||N/A|
- Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election results: Constituency Boundaries
- Northern Ireland Parliamentary Election Results: Counties: Tyrone