South Monaghan
Former county constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Replaced byMonaghan
Created fromMonaghan

South Monaghan was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, from 1885 to 1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election the area was part of the Monaghan constituency. From 1922, on the establishment of the Irish Free State, it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Monaghan.

1885–1922: The baronies of Cremorne and Farney.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Joseph Neale McKenna Nationalist
1891 Parnellite Nationalist
1892 Florence O'Driscoll Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1895 James Daly Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Nationalist
1902(b) John McKean Nationalist
1909 Independent Nationalist
1910 Nationalist
1918 Seán MacEntee Sinn Féin
1922 Constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Neale McKenna 4,735 83.1
Conservative Sewallis Shirley 963 16.9
Majority 3,772 66.2
Turnout 5,698 76.2
Registered electors 7,474
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 1886: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary Joseph Neale McKenna 4,715 82.4 −0.7
Conservative Peter Craven Westenra 1,009 17.6 +0.7
Majority 3,706 64.8 −1.4
Turnout 5,724 76.6 +0.4
Registered electors 7,474
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing −0.7

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Florence O'Driscoll 4,243 80.8 −1.6
Liberal Unionist Matthew McAuley Rutherford 1,007 19.2 +1.6
Majority 3,236 61.6 −3.2
Turnout 5,250 73.7 −2.9
Registered electors 7,120
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing −1.6
General election 1895: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation James Daly 3,887 79.3 −1.5
Irish Unionist William Tenison 1,017 20.7 +1.5
Majority 2,870 58.6 −3.0
Turnout 4,904 71.0 −2.7
Registered electors 6,904
Irish National Federation hold Swing −1.5

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary James Daly Unopposed
Registered electors 6,705
Irish Parliamentary hold

Daly resigns, prompting a by-election.

By-election, 1902: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary John McKean Unopposed
Registered electors 6,605
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 1906: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Parliamentary John McKean Unopposed
Registered electors 6,624
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nationalist John McKean 2,611 57.8 New
Irish Parliamentary Charles Laverty 1,903 42.2 N/A
Majority 708 15.6 N/A
Turnout 4,514 70.0 N/A
Registered electors 6,449
Independent Nationalist gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election December 1910: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nationalist John McKean Unopposed
Registered electors 6,449
Independent Nationalist hold
General election 1918: South Monaghan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Seán MacEntee 7,524 63.0 New
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Joseph Campbell 4,413 37.0 New
Majority 3,111 26.0 N/A
Turnout 11,937 73.8 N/A
Registered electors 16,164
Sinn Féin gain from Independent Nationalist Swing N/A

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.