100 Years Ago – 21 June 1921

21 June 1921

Thomas Watters Brown was elected unopposed as the MP for North Down, following his appointment as the Solicitor General for Ireland. At the time, all MPs had to contest a by-election if they were given a Government ministerial appointment, a practice which came to an end in the late 1920s.

The Senate of Northern Ireland met for the first time, with Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 3rd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava being elected as its Speaker.