Enniskillen was a constituency of the Northern Ireland Parliament.
Enniskillen was a county constituency
comprising the northern part of County Fermanagh
. It was created in 1929 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. Fermanagh South was created by the division of Fermanagh and Tyrone
into eight new constituencies, of which three were in County Fermanagh
. The constituency survived unchanged, returning one member of Parliament until the Northern Ireland Parliament
in 1972 and formally abolished in 1973.
Enniskillen had an Ulster Unionist
majority, but a substantial Irish Nationalist
minority. The seat was consistently won by the Ulster Unionist Party
candidate, and it was only contested on four occasions: in 1938
by an Independent Unionist Association
candidate, in 1949
by a Nationalist Party
candidate, in 1965
by an Ulster Liberal Party
candidate and in 1969
by both People's Democracy
and independent Unionist
Members of Parliament
At the 1929
and 1933 general elections
, Edward Archdale
was elected unopposed.
At the Northern Ireland general election, 1945, Erne Ferguson was elected unopposed.
At the Enniskillen by-election, 1949 and the Northern Ireland general election, 1953, Thomas Charles Nelson was elected unopposed.
At the Enniskillen by-election, 1954 and the 1958 and 1962 general elections, Harry West was elected unopposed.