1916 South Londonderry by-election

The South Londonderry by-election of 1916 was held on 22 May 1916. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Irish Unionist MP, John Gordon. It was won by the Irish Unionist candidate Denis Henry[1] (a Catholic).

It was the first by-election to be held in Ireland after the Easter rebellion, and the rebellion had had no discernible impact on the contest.

By-election, 1916: South Londonderry[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist Denis Henry 3,808 94.7 +42.4
Independent Unionist Arthur Turnbull 214 5.3 N/A
Majority 3,594 89.4 +84.9
Turnout 4,022 47.8 43.6
Registered electors 8,416
Irish Unionist hold Swing N/A


  1. http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.

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