Galway County (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||Two|
|Replaced by||Galway Connemara, East Galway, North Galway and South Galway|
The UK Parliament constituency of County Galway was an historic Irish constituency, comprised the whole of County Galway, except for the Borough of Galway. It replaced the pre-Act of Union Parliament of Ireland constituency. Its representatives sat in the British House of Commons.
It returned two Members of Parliament.
The constituency was abolished in 1885 and replaced by smaller constituencies in the county.
Members of Parliament
- Constituency created (1801)
- MPs in the First Parliament of the United Kingdom were co-opted from the Parliament of Ireland, where both MPs had previously represented Galway County.
- Richard Martin stood as an independent but generally supported and voted with the Tory government of Lord Liverpool.
- The 1872 by-election was contested at an election petition, with the IPP candidate John Philip Nolan being unseated after allegations of treating, in favour of the Conservative candidate William Le Poer Trench.
- John Philip Nolan continued to sit at Westminster until 1895, as IPP MP for Galway North.
- The Parliaments of England by Henry Stooks Smith (1st edition published in three volumes 1844-50), 2nd edition edited (in one volume) by F.W.S. Craig (Political Reference Publications 1973)
- Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
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