Antrim (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
Antrim was a county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland
Parliament of Northern Ireland
The Parliament of Northern Ireland was the home rule legislature of Northern Ireland, created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which sat from 7 June 1921 to 30 March 1972, when it was suspended...

 from 1921 - 1929. It returned seven MPs, using the single transferable vote
Single transferable vote
The single transferable vote is a voting system designed to achieve proportional representation through preferential voting. Under STV, an elector's vote is initially allocated to his or her most preferred candidate, and then, after candidates have been either elected or eliminated, any surplus or...

 method of proportional representation
Proportional representation
Proportional representation is a concept in voting systems used to elect an assembly or council. PR means that the number of seats won by a party or group of candidates is proportionate to the number of votes received. For example, under a PR voting system if 30% of voters support a particular...



Antrim consisted of the administrative
Administrative county
An administrative county was an administrative division in England and Wales and Ireland used for the purposes of local government. They are now abolished, although in Northern Ireland their former areas are used as the basis for lieutenancy....

 County Antrim
County Antrim
County Antrim is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,844 km², with a population of approximately 616,000...

 (that is, excluding those parts of the historic county within the County Borough of Belfast). In 1929, the constituency was divided into the Antrim Borough
Antrim Borough (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
Antrim, sometimes known as Antrim Borough to distinguish it from the former constituency of the same name, was a single-member county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.-Boundaries and boundary changes:...

, Bann Side, Carrick, Larne, Mid Antrim
Mid Antrim (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency)
Mid Antrim was a constituency of the Northern Ireland House of Commons.The House of Commons Act , 1929 introduced first-past-the-post elections for 48 single-member constituencies .It was a single-member division of County Antrim represented in the Parliament of Northern Ireland...

, North Antrim and South Antrim constituencies.


Antrim had a Unionist majority, with some pockets of Nationalist support. In 1921, six Unionists and one Nationalist were elected, while in 1925, there were five unionists, one Nationalist and one member of the Unbought Tenants Association elected.

Election results

  • Electorate 93,566; Valid votes 79,949; Quota 9,994

  • Electorate 98,278; Valid votes 64,315; Quota 8,040

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