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Stormont General Election (NI) - Monday 24 February 1969



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Stormont General Election (NI)
Monday 24 February 1969

The following are the (draft) results of the 1969 Stormont General Election Results.

Introduction

The following provides the results from the 52 constituencies where the 1969 Stormont General Election was contested on Monday 24 February 1969.

Summary of Results

Electorate:
Valid votes cast: 559,087
Spoiled votes: 4,783
Percentage poll: 71.9%

Party
Number of Seats
Votes
% Valid Poll
Unionist Party (U.)
36
268,781
48.2%
Unofficial Unionist Party (Unoff. U.)
3
73,120
12.9%
Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP)
2
45,113
8.1%
Nationalist Party (Nat.)
6
42,315
7.6%
National Democratic Party (Nat. Dem.)
0
26,009
4.6%
People's Democracy (PD)
0
23,645
4.2%
Independents
3
21,977
3.9%
Protestant Unionist Party (Prot. U.)
0
20,991
3.8%
Independent Unionist Party (Ind. U.)
0
13,932
2.5%
Republican Labour Party (Rep. Lab.)
2
13,155
2.4%
Ulster Liberal Party (U. Lib)
0
7,337
1.3%
People's Progressive party (PPP)
0
2,992
0.5%

 

Constituency Results

The results for each of the constituencies contain the following information:
Name of constituency
Name of candidate (Party) Number of votes
Party majority: Electorate: Turnout: (%)


Belfast - Ballynafeigh
Neill, I.
(Unionist Party) 6,523
Holmes, E. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,675

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 3,848; Electorate: 14,572; Turnout: (64.0%)


Belfast - Bloomfield
Scott, W.
(Unionist Party) 9,084
Spence, W. (Protestant Unionist Party) 3,568
Caldwell, W. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,196

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 5,516; Electorate: 21,142; Turnout: (70.4%)


Belfast - Central
Kennedy, P.
(Republican Labour) 2,032
Brennan, J. (National Democratic Party (Nat. Dem.)1,538

Republican Labour Party (Rep. Lab.) majority: 494; Electorate: 6,384; Turnout: (58.3%)


Belfast - Clifton
Hall-Thompson, L.
(Unofficial Unionist Party) 6,066
Morgan, W. (Unionist Party) 3,215
Thompson, N. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,681
McKeown, M. (National Democratic Party) 1,079

Unofficial Unionist Party (Unoff. U.) majority: 2,851; Electorate: 16,196; Turnout: (74.5%)


Belfast - Cromac
Kennedy, W.
(Unionist Party) 6,320
Barkley, J. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,134
Wiegleb, E. (People's Democracy) 752

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 5,186; Electorate: 13,541; Turnout: (61.5%)


Belfast - Dock
Fitt, G.
(Republican Labour Party) 3,274
Smith, H. (Unionist Party) 1,936

Republican Labour Party (Rep. Lab) majority: 1,338; Electorate: 7,212; Turnout: (73.0%)


Belfast - Duncairn
Fitzsimmons, W.
(Unionist Party) 7,435
Porter, N. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 4,321

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 3,114; Electorate: 18,415; Turnout: (66.0%)


Belfast - Falls
Devlin, P.
(Northern Ireland Labour Party) 6,275
Diamond, H. (Republican Labour party) 5,549

Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP) majority: 726; Electorate: 19,802; Turnout: (60.5%)


Belfast - Oldpark
Simpson, V.
(Northern Ireland Labour Party) 6,779
Cairns, J. (Unionist Party) 5,224

Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP) majority: 1,555; Electorate: 17,817; Turnout: (69.0%)


Belfast - Pottinger
Cardwell, J.
(Unionist Party) 2,902
McBirney, M. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,744

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 158; Electorate: 8,328; Turnout: (68.5%)


Belfast - St. Anne's
Laird, Dr. N.
(Unionist Party) 7,126
McKee, Sir C. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 4,183
Murphy, J. (National Democratic Party) 2,136

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 2,943; Electorate: 19,041; Turnout: (71.0%)

Belfast - Shankill
Boal, D.
(Unionist Party) 6,384
Walsh, H. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 4,545
Overend, D. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,997

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 1,839; Electorate: 18,186; Turnout: (72.0%)


Belfast - Victoria
Bradford, R.
(Unionist Party) 9,249
Coulthard, J. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,972
Bunting, R. (Protestant Unionist Party) 2,489

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 6,277; Electorate: 19,504; Turnout: (76.0%)


Belfast - Willowfield
Caldwell, T.
(Unofficial Unionist Party) 4,613
Hinds, W. (Unionist Party) 2,134
Boyd, B. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,747

Unofficial Unionist Party (Unoff. U.) majority: 2,479; Electorate: 12,247; Turnout: (68.9%)


Belfast - Windsor
Kirk, H. V.
(Unionist Party) Unopposed


Belfast - Woodvale
McQuade, J.
(Unionist Party) 7,209
Boyd, W. R. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 3,878
Bell, L. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 3,231

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 3,331; Electorate: 19,984; Turnout: (72.2%)


Bannside
O'Neill, Capt. T.
(Unionist Party) 7,745
Paisley, Rev. I. (Protestant Unionist Party) 6,331
Farrell. M. (People's democracy) 2,310

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 1,414; Electorate: 20,635; Turnout: (78.8%)


Carrick
Dickson, Mrs. A.
(Unionist Party) 9,529
Craig, J. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 5,246

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 4,283; Electorate: 22,905; Turnout: (64.3%)


Larkfield
McIvor, B.
(Unionist Party) 8,501
Sherry, T. (National Democratic Party) 2,386
Magee, T. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,714
O'Hare, G. (Republican Labour Party) 1,591

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 6,115; Electorate: 20,774; Turnout: (68.3%)


Larne
Craig, W.
(Unionist Party) 8,550
Wilson, H. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 7,897

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 653; Electorate: 20,728; Turnout: (79.5%)


Antrim
Minford, N.
(Unionist Party) Unopposed


Mid-Antrim
Simpson, Dr. R.
(Unionist Party) 10,249
Galbraith, R. H. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 2,124

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 8,125; Electorate: 21,992; Turnout: (58.8%)


Newtownabbey
Bailie, T.
(Unionist Party) 9,852
McDowell, J. W. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 3,410

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 6,442; Electorate: 22,151; Turnout: (59.9%)


North Antrim
O'Neill, P.
(Unionist Party) 9,142
Wylie, Rev. J. W. (Protestant Unionist Party) 3,241

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 5,901; Electorate: 19,611; Turnout: (63.0%)


South Antrim
Ferguson, R.
(Unionist Party) 10,761
Beattie, Rev. W. (Protestant Unionist Party) 5,362

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 5,399; Electorate: 24,693; Turnout: (64.7%)


Ards
Long, Capt. W.
(Unionist Party) Unopposed



Bangor
McConnell, R.D.
(Unofficial Unionist Party) 7,714
Campbell, R. (Unionist Party) 5,190

Unofficial Unionist Party (Unoff. U.) majority: 2,524; Electorate: 20,886; Turnout: (61.8%)


East Down
Faulkner, B.
(Unionist Party) 8,136
McGrady, E. (National Democratic Party) 6,427
Rowan-Hamilton, Lt. Col. D. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 1,248

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 1,709; Electorate: 18,230; Turnout: (86.0%)


Iveagh
McGowan, S.
(Unionist Party) 6,869
Poots, C. (Protestant Unionist Party) 4,365

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 2,504; electorate: 16,172; Turnout: (70.0%)


Lagan Valley
Porter, R.,
QC (Unionist Party) Unopposed


Mid-down
Kelly, B.,
QC (Unionist Party) Unopposed


Mourne
Reilly, J.
(Nationalist Party) 7,335
Newell, C. (Unionist Party) 5,960

Nationalist Party (Nat.) majority: 1,375; Electorate: 16,272; Turnout: (81.0%)


North Down
Babington, R.
(Unionist Party) 9,013
Murnaghan, Miss S. (Ulster Liberal Party) 1,567

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 7,446; Electorate: 18,408; Turnout: (57.0%)


South Down
Keogh, M.
(Nationalist Party) 4,830
woods, P. (People's Democracy) 4,610

Nationalist Party (Nat.) majority: 220; Electorate: 17,486; Turnout: (56.0%)


West Down
Dobson, J.
(Unionist Party) 7,608
Buller, A.W. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 5,219

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 2,389; Electorate: 16,584; turnout: (77.7%)


Central Armagh
Whitten, H.
(Unionist Party) Unopposed


Mid-Armagh
Stronge, J.
(Unionist Party) 6,932
Toman, C. (People's democracy) 3,551
Magowan, I. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 2,321

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 3,381; electorate: 15,901; Turnout: (80.8%)


North Armagh
Mitchell, R. J.
(Unionist Party) 9,087
Kennedy, A. (National Democratic Party) 5,487

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 3,240; Electorate: 20,652; Turnout: (72.0%)


South Armagh
O'Hanlon, P.
(Independent) 6,442
Richardson, E. (Nationalist Party) 4,332
Byrne, P. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,794

Independent (Ind.) majority: 2,110; Electorate: 18,140; Turnout: (71.0%)


Londonderry City
Anderson, A.
(Unionist Party) 6,480
Wilton, C. (Ulster Liberal Party) 5,770
Campbell, P. (Unofficial Unionist party) 4,181

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 710; Electorate: 19,344; Turnout: (81.5%)


Foyle
Hume, J.
(Independent) 8,920
McAteer, E. (Nationalist Party) 5,267
McCann, E. (Northern Ireland Labour Party) 1,993

Independent (Ind.) majority: 3,653; Electorate: 19,875; Turnout: (84.0%)


Mid-Londonderry
Cooper, I.
(Independent) 6,056
Shields, R. (Unionist Party) 4,438
Gormley, P. (Nationalist Party) 2,229
O'Kane, J. (Republican Labour Party) 709

Independent (Ind.) majority: 1,618; Electorate: 16,411; Turnout: (82.0%)


North Londonderry
Burns, J.
(Unionist Party) 9,364
Barr, J. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 9,249

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 115; Electorate: 24,457; Turnout: (76.6%)


South Londonderry
Chichester-Clark, Maj. J.
(Unionist Party)
Devlin, Miss B. (People's Democracy) 5,812

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 3,383; Electorate: 18,393; Turnout: (83.5%)


East Tyrone
Currie, A.
(Nationalist Party) 9,065
Curran, E. (Unionist Party) 6,501

Nationalist Party (Nat.) majority: 2,564; Electorate: 17,358; Turnout: (89.9%)


Mid-Tyrone
Gormley, T.
(Nationalist Party) 5,149
McDonald, P. (People's Progressive Party) 2,992

Nationalist Party (Nat.) majority: 2,157; Electorate: 11,779; Turnout: (69.4%)


North Tyrone
Fyffe, W.
(Unionist Party) 8,290
McLaughlin, D. (National Democratic Party) 6,596
O'Kane, L. (Independent) 559

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 1,694; electorate: 18,024; Turnout: (85.5%)


South Tyrone
Taylor, J.
(Unionist Party) 7,686
Eakins, Rev. G. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 6,533

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 1,150; Electorate: 17,132; Turnout: (83.6%)


West Tyrone
O'Connor, R.
(Nationalist Party) Unopposed


Enniskillen
West, H.
(Unionist Party) 4,891
Bowes-Egan, M. (People's Democracy) 2,784
Archdale, D. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 2,418

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 2,107; Electorate: 11,695; Turnout: (87.0%)


Lisnaskea
Brooke, Capt. J.
(Unionist Party) 4,794
Henderson, Maj. J. (Unofficial Unionist Party) 2,702
Carey, M. (People's Democracy) 1,726

Unionist Party (U.) majority: 2,092; Electorate: 10,506; Turnout: (88.0%)


South Fermanagh
Carron, J.
(Nationalist party) 4,108
Cosgrove, P. (People's Democracy) 2,100

Nationalist Party (Nat.) majority: 2,008; electorate: 8,322; Turnout: (74.9%)


(Source: Flackes and Elliott, (1994) Northern Ireland: A Political Directory, 1968-1993)


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