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StatsEdit

  • County- City of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
  • Electorate- 60,817 (March 2011).
  • Major districts- Belfast- Andersonstown, Beechmount, Clonard, Falls, Falls Park, Glencairn, Glencolin, Glen Road, Highfield, Ladybrook, Shankill, Upper Springfield, and Whiterock. City of Lisburn- Collin Glen, Dunmurry, Kilwee, Poleglass, Twinbrook, and part of Derryaghy.
  • Current constituency created-1922.
  • Member of parliament- Paul Maskey (Sinn Féin).
  • Number of members- One.
  • Created from- Belfast Falls, Belfast St Anne's and Belfast Woodvale.
  • Ethnic majority- Overwhelmingly White N. Irish. Many are of English, Irish and Scots ethnic extraction.
  • Urban\rural split- Urban.

MPsEdit

Election Member Party
1885 James Horner Haslett Conservative
1886 Thomas Sexton Irish Parliamentary
1890 Irish National Federation
1892 H. O. Arnold-Forster Liberal Unionist
1906 Joseph Devlin Irish Parliamentary
1918 constituency abolished
1922 constituency recreated
1922 Robert Lynn Ulster Unionist
1929 W. E. D. Allen Ulster Unionist
1931 New Party
1931 Alexander Browne Ulster Unionist
1943 by-election Jack Beattie Labour (NI)
1943 Independent Labour
1945 Federation of Labour
1949 Irish Labour
1950 James MacManaway Ulster Unionist
1950 by-election Thomas Teevan Ulster Unionist
1951 Jack Beattie Irish Labour
1955 Patricia McLaughlin Ulster Unionist
1964 James Kilfedder Ulster Unionist
1966 Gerry Fitt Republican Labour
1970 Social Democratic and Labour
1979 Independent
1983 Gerry Adams Sinn Féin
1992 Joe Hendron Social Democratic and Labour
1997 Gerry Adams Sinn Féin
2011 by-election Paul Maskey Sinn Féin
  • Total political rule by each party in years- Conservative 1, Irish Parliamentary 16, Irish National Federation 2, Liberal 12,  and Labour (NI) 1, UUP 34, SDLP 14, Independent 4, SF 29, New Party 1, Independent Labour 2, Federation of Labour 4, Irish Labour 5 and Republican Labour 4.

MapEdit

2017UKElectionMap

The 2017 general election result.

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Also seeEdit

  1. David Cameron's "Big Society"
  2. How to tell your election was rigged!?
  3. The 1950 United Kingdom general election
  4. Some typical UK Parliament constituencies

SourcesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/BelTel
  2. https://www.yelp.com/biz/belfast-telegraph-belfast
  3. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/
  4. http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/
  5. http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9571,-1281,00.html
  6. http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast_West_(UK_Parliament_constituency)
  8. http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast_West_(UK_Parliament_constituency)
  10. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/N06000004
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