Kildare (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kildare
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18011885
Number of members Two
Replaced by North Kildare and South Kildare

A former UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning two Members of Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the whole of County Kildare.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Date First member First party Second member Second party
1801, 1 January Maurice Bagenal St Leger Keatinge John La Touche Whig
1802, 20 July Lord Robert Stephen FitzGerald Whig Robert La Touche
1806, 21 November Whig
1807, 21 May Lord Henry FitzGerald [1] Whig
1813, 23 March Lord William Charles O'Brien FitzGerald Whig
1830, 18 August Richard More O'Ferrall [2] Whig
1831, 9 May Sir Josiah William Hort, Bt Whig
1832, 21 December Edward Ruthven [3] Repeal Association
1837, 11 August Robert Archbold Whig
1847, 18 August Marquess of Kildare Whig Richard Southwell Bourke (became Lord Naas) Conservative
1852, 13 March William Henry Ford Cogan [4] Whig
1852, 26 July David O'Connor Henchy [5] Whig
1859, 19 May Richard More O'Ferrall [6] Whig
1859, 6 June Liberal Liberal
1865, 19 July Lord Otho Augustus FitzGerald [7] Liberal
1874, 12 February Charles Henry Meldon [8] Home Rule League
1880, 5 April James Leahy [9] Home Rule League
1882 Irish Parliamentary Irish Parliamentary


  1. ^ Resigned, 1813
  2. ^ Re-elected in a by-election, on 26 May 1835, after being appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury.
  3. ^ Re-elected in the 1835 general election, as a candidate of a Whig/Repealer electoral pact
  4. ^ Pledged support to the formation of an Independent Irish Opposition, at the 1852 election. Re-elected as a Whig in 1857 and 1859. Became a Liberal on the formal creation of that party, soon after the 1859 general election. Re-elected as a Liberal in 1865, 1868 and 1874.
  5. ^ Pledged support to the formation of an Independent Irish Opposition, at the 1852 election. Re-elected as a Whig in 1857.
  6. ^ Became a Liberal on the formal creation of that party, soon after the 1859 general election.
  7. ^ Re-elected in a by-election, on 21 May 1866, after being appointed Treasurer of the Household. Re-elected in a by-election, on 11 January 1869, after being appointed Comptroller of the Household.
  8. ^ Became a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, when it was created in 1882.
  9. ^ A supporter of the Parnellite faction of the Home Rule League, at the 1880 general election. Became a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, when it was created in 1882.

Elections[edit]

References[edit]