Westmeath (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Replaced by North Westmeath and South Westmeath
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.


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

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1801–1885[edit]

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
1847, 10 August William Henry Magan Sir Percy Fitzgerald Nugent, Bt
1852, 22 July William Pollard-Urquhart Whig
1857, 3 April Sir Richard Levinge, Bt.
1859, 10 May William Pollard-Urquhart Liberal
1865, 20 July Hon. Algernon Greville-Nugent (later Baron Greville)
1871, 17 July Patrick James Smyth Home Rule Party
1874, 13 February Lord Robert Montagu
1880, 13 April Timothy Daniel Sullivan Home Rule League Henry Joseph Gill
1883, 27 February Timothy Charles Harrington
1885 Constituency abolished: see North Westmeath and South Westmeath

MPs 1885–1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Laurence Ginnell Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished



  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.