Derry Election Day

Derry Election Day

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Location

Derry/Londonderry

Year

1913

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm

black and white

Length

54sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

On 1st February 1913 the Nationalist candidate (member of the Irish Parliamentary Party), David C. Hogg defeated Colonel Pakenham, the Unionist candidate in Derry by the narrow margin of 57 votes. This was a a severe disappointment to the Unionists as it meant that the Nationalists held a majority of seats (a majority of one) in the nine-county province of Ulster.

Shot List

'Derry Election Day. Colonel Pakenham, backed by a host of loyal supporters, is not downhearted. Result of Polling. Mr David C. Hogg (Nat) 2,699, Col. Pakenham (Unionist) 2,642'. Colonel Pakenham with his supporters.

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