Map by Conal Kelly
This constituency included most of the old Armagh constituency but annexed Newry from South Down. The constituency was almost unchanged in the 1995 revision, so the new constituency is almost directly comparable to the old. The Member of Parliament elected in 1983 was Jim Nicholson (UUP); he was defeated in the 1986 by-election by Seamus Mallon (SDLP) and Mallon was re-elected in 1987 and 1992.
Mallon MP (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 26,073 (49.6%)
Jim Speers (Ulster Unionist Party) 18,982 (36%)
Brendan Curran (Sinn Féin) 6,547 (12.4%)
Eileen Bell (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 972 (1.8%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 7,091; Electorate: 67,531; Turnout: 77.9%
Mallon MP (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 25,137 (48.1%)
Jim Nicholson (Ulster Unionist Party) 19,812 (37.9%)
James McAllister (Sinn Féin) 6,173 (11.8%)
Bill Jeffrey (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) 664 (1.3%)
Gerard O'Hanlon (Workers' Party) 482 (0.9%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority: 5,325; Electorate: 66,151; Turnout: 79.4%
Mallon (Social Democratic and Labour Party)
@Jim Nicholson MP (Ulster Unionist Party) 20,111 (40.3%)
@James McAllister (Sinn Féin) 6,609 (13.2%)
Patrick McCusker (Worker's Party) 515 (1.0%)
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) majority 2,583; Electorate 65,482; Turnout 76.9%
Nicholson (Ulster Unionist Party) 18,988 (40.0%)
Seamus Mallon (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 17,434 (36.8%)
@James McAllister (Sinn Féin) 9,928 (20.9%)
Thomas Moore (Workers' Party) 1,070 (2.3%)
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) majority: 1,554; Electorate: 62,387; Turnout: (76.0%)@ = member of the 1982-86 Assembly at the time of the election (McAllister and Nicholson had both been elected from the old Armagh constituency; so had Mallon, but he had been disqualified in December 1982).
Results from 1983 to 1995 for each seat: East Belfast | North Belfast | South Belfast | West Belfast | East Antrim | North Antrim | South Antrim | North Down | South Down | Fermanagh and South Tyrone | Foyle | Lagan Valley | East Londonderry | Mid Ulster | Newry and Armagh | Strangford | Upper Bann
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Nicholas Whyte, 21 October 2000; modified 16 February 2002.
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