100 Years Ago – 27 May 1921

27 May 1921

Results started to come in from the first elections to the new Northern Ireland Parliament, with the unionists performing strongly. The final result was to be 40 seats for the Ulster Unionist Party, 6 seats for Sinn Fein and 6 seats for the Nationalists. The Ulster Unionist Party were to retain a majority in every Parliamentary election in Northern Ireland until 1973 when the Parliament was abolished to be replaced with direct rule.

The Railways Bill was discussed in the House of Commons, with the Scottish rail companies expressing their opposition to the proposed grouping plans.