Westmeath (UK Parliament constituency)


Westmeath (UK Parliament constituency)
Westmeath
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1801 (1801)1885 (1885)
Replaced by North Westmeath and South Westmeath
1918 (1918)1922 (1922)
Created from North Westmeath and South Westmeath

Westmeath is a former UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning two Members of Parliament 1801–1885 and one in 1918–1922.

Contents

Boundaries

This constituency comprised the whole of County Westmeath, except for the Parliamentary borough of Athlone 1801–1885.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1801–1885

Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1801, 1 January William Smyth [1] Gustavus Hume-Rochfort [2]
1808, 27 February Hon. Hercules Robert Pakenham Tory
1812, 24 October Tory
1824, 3 March Robert Smyth Whig
1826, 22 June Gustavus Rochfort Tory Hugh Morgan Tuite Tory
1830, 12 August Sir Montagu Lowther Chapman, Bt Whig
1832, 20 December Sir Richard Nagle, Bt [3] Repeal Association
1841, 12 July Hugh Morgan Tuite Whig Benjamin James Chapman Whig
10 Aug 1847 William Henry Magan Sir Percy Fitzgerald Nugent, Bt
22 Jul 1852 William Pollard-Urquhart
3 Apr 1857 Sir Richard Levinge, Bt.
10 May 1859 William Pollard-Urquhart
20 Jul 1865 Algernon Greville (later Baron Greville)
17 Jul 1871 Patrick James Smyth Home Rule Party
13 Feb 1874 Lord Robert Montagu
13 Apr 1880 Timothy Daniel Sullivan Home Rule League Henry Joseph Gill
27 Feb 1883 Timothy Charles Harrington
1885 Constituency abolished: see North Westmeath and South Westmeath

MPs 1885–1918

Years Member Party
1918 seat re-established
1918–1922 Laurence Ginnell Sinn Féin

Elections

Notes

  1. ^ Resigned, 1808
  2. ^ Classified as a Tory, by Stooks Smith, from the 1812 general election. Died in office, 1824
  3. ^ Re-elected as a candidate of a Whig Party/Repeal Association electoral pact, in 1835 and 1837.

References



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