As can be seen the results in terms of MPs returned was totally skewed in favour of the Unionist population.
‘Among Republicans elected for constituencies in the Six Counties were President De Valera for South Down, Michael Collins for Armagh, Eoin O’Neill for Derry, and Arthur Griffith Sean Milroy and Sean O’Mahony for Fermanagh South Tyrone....
When the Northern Parliament met on June 7th, the Nationalist Party and Republican members were absent. Later, Joseph Devlin and his followers decided to take their seats; the Republicans, however, continued to abstain.
Sir James Craig became Prime Minister, Carson having declined the leadership owing to advancing age.’
The Irish Republic by Dorothy Macardle
Photo: James Craig, centre, and members of his cabinet in London in November 1921 while the Treaty negotiations were taking place