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|ElectionsIreland.org > Results > General Elections > 1955 > Ulster Mid (0/0)|
|Thomas Mitchell||24,124||40.78%||Not Elected||♂|
|Michael O'Neill2||6,421||10.86%||Lost deposit||♂|
|Candidates: 0 female (♀), 3 male (♂)|
By election caused by disqualification
of Charles Beattie.
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The successful Sinn Fein candidates in Fermanagh & Tyrone South and Ulster Mid had both been imprisoned for their part in a raid on Omagh, and were therefore ineligible for election to the House of Commons. In Ulster Mid a new writ was issued for a by election that was held on 11 August 1955.
Following the by election, Mitchell was again disqualified on petition to the Northern Ireland High Court due to his imprisonment and on 7 October 1955 Beattie was declared elected in his place, although he didn't take his seat. On further petition to a House of Commons Select Committee, it was ruled on 7 February 1956 that Beattie was disqualifed for holding "offices of profit under the Crown" (membership of national insurance and national assistance tribunals), and a second writ was issued for a by election on 8 May 1956.
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