THE QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY of BELFAST [53]
(Four Seats)

1921

Electors: 2,528
Turnout: 76.2
Quota: 386

Stage IStage IIStage III
CandidatePartyVotesCampbell’s SurplusRobb’s &
Johnstone’s
Surpluses
Result
Dr. J. Campbell
J.H. Robb
Prof. R.J. Johnstone
Dr. H.S. Morrison
S.B. Dolan

Non-transferable

Total
U
U
U
U
SF
835
368
279
243
201



1,926
-449
70
323
53
3
386
438
602
296
204



1,926

-52
-216
268
386
386
386
564
204



1,926
First
Third
Second
Fourth

1925

CandidatePartyVotes
Sir J. Campbell
J.H. Robb
Prof. R.J. Johnstone
Dr. H.S. Morrison
U
U
U
U
unop.
unop.
unop.
unop.

1929

Electors: 3,324
Turnout: 63.8
Quota: 425

Stage IStage IIStage III
CandidatePartyVotesRobb’s SurplusCorkey’s SurplusResult
J.H. Robb
Rev. Prof. R. Corkey
R.N. McNeill
Prof. R.J. Johnstone
A.B. Mitchell

Non-transferable

Total
U
U
Ind U
U
U
528
510
441
340
302



2,121
-103


57
46
425
510
441
397
348



2,121

-85

41
44
425
425
441
438
392



2,121
First
Second
Third
Fourth

1933

Electors: 3,800
Turnout: 62.0
Quota: 472

Stage IStage II
CandidatePartyVotesJohnstone’s
& Corkey’s
Surpluses
Result
Prof. R.J. Johnstone
Rev. Prof. R. Corkey
J.H. Robb
R.N. McNeill
Dr. F. McSorley

Non-transferable

Total
U
U
U
Ind U (U)
Ind
695
512
451
368
331



2,357
-223
-40
21
236
6
472
472
472
604
337



2,357
First
Second
Third
Fourth

[Resignation of McNeill]

1935 (22/3)

CandidatePartyVotes
Dr. A.B. MitchellUunop.

[Seat vacant at dissolution (Resignation of Robb)]

1938

Electors: 4,008
Turnout: 61.1
Quota: 490

Stage IStage IIStage IIIStage IVStage V
CandidatePartyVotesCorkey’s SurplusJohnstone’s SurplusSimms’ VotesMitchell’s SurplusResult
Rev. Prof. R. Corkey
Prof. Sir R.J. Johnstone
Dr. A.B. Mitchell
Dr. F. McSorley
Dr. S. Simms
J.C. MacDermott

Non-transferable

Total
U
U
U
Ind
Ind U
U
608
600
369
359
259
253



2,448
-118

43
1
14
60
490
600
412
360
273
313



2,448

-110
75
1
9
25
490
490
487
361
282
338



2,448


101
44
-282
95

42
490
490
588
405

433

42

2,448


-98
4

94
490
490
490
409

527

42

2,448
First
Second
Third


Fourth

[Death of Johnstone]

1938 (5/12)

CandidatePartyVotes
H. StevensonUunop.

[Death of Mitchell]

1942 (19/10)

CandidatePartyVotes
Dr. W. LyleUunop.

[Resignation of Corkey]

1943 (2/7)

CandidatePartyVotes
J.W. RenshawUunop.

[Appointment of McDermott as a Judge of the High Court]

1944 (13/12)

Electors: 4,711
Turnout: 46.7
CandidatePartyVotes
H. Quin
Mrs. L.I.M. Calvert
U
Ind
1,178
1,020

1945

Electors: 5,089
Turnout: 59.1
Quota: 561 (Note: The quota should have been 602 but was calculated incorrectly)

Stage IStage IIStage III
CandidatePartyVotesMcSorley’s SurplusSimms’ VotesResult
Dr. F. McSorley
H. Stevenson
Mrs. L.I.M. Calvert
H. Quin
Mrs. E.B. Wallace
Dr. W. Lyle
Dr. S. Simms

Non-transferable

Total
Ind
U
Ind
U
U
U
Ind U
649
580
570
535
286
279
109



3,008
-88


3
3
4
78
561
580
570
538
289
283
187



3,008



29
22
38
-187

98
561
580
570
567
311
321


98

3,008
First
Second
Third
Fourth

[Death of McSorley]

1948 (20/4)

Electors: 6,722
Turnout: 57.4
CandidatePartyVotes
S.T. Irwin
Dr. Eileen M. Hickey
U
Ind
2,735
1,126

1949

Electors: 6,984
Turnout: 75.0
Quota: 1,048

Stage IStage IIStage III
CandidatePartyVotesIrwin’s SurplusStevenson’s VotesResult
S.T. Irwin
Dr. Eileen M. Hickey
Mrs. L.I.M. Calvert
Mrs. E.B. Wallace
Dr. W. Lyle
H. Stevenson

Non-transferable

Total
U
Ind
Ind
U
U
U
1,662
1,073
955
620
588
339



5,237
-614

49
91
205
269
1,048
1,073
1,004
711
793
608



5,237


53
162
357
-608

36
1,048
1,073
1,057
873
1,150


36

5,237
First
Second
Third

Fourth

[Death of Lyle]

1949 (15/11)

Electors: 7,182
Turnout: 54.2
CandidatePartyVotes
Prof. F.T. Lloyd-Dodd
Dr. N.S. Dickson
E. Reid
U
Ind U
Ind
2,100
1,312
479


*

1953

Electors: 8,773
Turnout: 63.7
Quota: 1,118

Stage IStage II
CandidatePartyVotesIrwin’s SurplusResult
S.T. Irwin
Dr. Eileen M. Hickey
Miss E.H. Maconachie
Prof. F.T. Lloyd-Dodd
R. Appleton
S. Napier

Non-transferable

Total
U
Ind
U
U
Ind
Lab
1,840
1,206
930
774
539
297



5,586
-722

208
480
28
6
1,118
1,206
1,138
1,254
567
303



5,586
First
Second
Fourth
Third

1958

Electors: 10,961
Turnout: 52.9
Quota: 1,160

Stage IStage IIStage IIIStage IV
CandidatePartyVotesIrwin’s SurplusWatt’s VotesMaconachie’s SurplusResult
Sir S.T. Irwin
C. Stewart
Miss E.H. Maconachie
Rev. A.H. McElroy
Prof. F.T. Lloyd-Dodd
S.J. Watt

Non-transferable

Total
U
Ind
U
L
U
Lab
1,640
1,218
1,131
759
706
345



5,799
-480

146
16
312
6
1,160
1,218
1,277
775
1,018
351



5,799



183
61
-351

107
1,160
1,218
1,277
958
1,079


107

5,799


-117
8
109
1,160
1,218
1,160
966
1,188


107

5,799
First
Second
Third

Fourth

[Death of Irwin]

1961 (22/11)

Electors: 11,073
Turnout: 45.1
CandidatePartyVotes
Miss S.M. Murnaghan
Dr. S. Rodgers
L
U
2,622
2,370

1962

Electors: 12,650
Turnout: 53.8
Quota: 1,362

Stage IStage IIStage III
CandidatePartyVotesMcClure’s SurplusMurnaghan’s SurplusResult
Dr. H.I. McClure
Miss S.M. Murnaghan
Miss E.H. Maconachie
C. Stewart
H.R. Brown

Non-transferable

Total
U
L
U
Ind
U
2,040
1,698
1,252
1,220
597



6,807
-678

387
40
251
1,362
1,698
1,639
1,260
848



6,807

-336

260
76
1,362
1,362
1,639
1,520
924



6,807
First
Second
Third
Fourth

1965

CandidatePartyVotes
Dr. H.I. McClure
Miss E.H. Maconachie
Miss S.M. Murnaghan
C. Stewart
U
U
L
Ind
unop.
unop.
unop.
unop.

[Resignation of Stewart]

1966 (23/11)

Electors: 13,722
Turnout: 48.7
CandidatePartyVotes
R.W. Porter
Rev. A.H. McElroy
U
L
3,717
2,968

This constituency was abolished in 1969.

Note:-
1945:

After the incorrect calculation of the electoral quota was discovered, the Returning Officer consulted an expert in counting Single Transferable Vote elections who advised that restarting the count with a correct quota would only lengthen the process without producing a different result, and so it was decided to continue the process using the quota of 561. Further difficulties were encountered in the conduct of this election.

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