Mid Ulster (UK Parliament constituency)

Mid Ulster
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland.
Current constituency
Created1950
Member of parliamentFrancie Molloy (Sinn Féin)
Created fromFermanagh and Tyrone and Londonderry
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyNorthern Ireland

Mid Ulster is a parliamentary constituency in the British House of Commons.

Boundaries

1950–1983: The Urban Districts of Cookstown, Omagh, and Strabane, the Rural Districts of Castlederg, Cookstown, Magherafelt, and Strabane, and part of the Rural District of Omagh.

1983–1997: the District of Cookstown; the District of Omagh; the District of Magherafelt wards of Ballymaguigan, Draperstown, and Lecumpher; and the District of Strabane wards of Castlederg, Clare, Finn, Glenderg, Newtownstewart, Plumbridge, Sion Mills, and Victoria Bridge.

1997–present: the District of Cookstown; the District of Magherafelt; and the District of Dungannon wards of Altmore, Coalisland North, Coalisland South, Coalisland West and Newmills, Donaghmore, and Washing Bay.

The constituency was created in 1950 when the old two-seat constituency of Fermanagh and Tyrone was abolished as part of the final move to single-member seats. Originally the seat primarily consisted of the northern, eastern and western parts of County Tyrone, with the south included in Fermanagh and South Tyrone. Of the post-1973 districts, it contained all of Omagh and Cookstown and part of Strabane and Magherafelt.

In boundary changes proposed by a review in 1995, the seat was split in two, with the name retained by the eastern half, even though it contained only 30% of the old seat. The western half became the nucleus of the new West Tyrone constituency. The new Mid Ulster also gained areas from East Londonderry and Fermanagh and South Tyrone, taking it deeper into County Londonderry.