John La Touche (politician)

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John La Touche (April 1775 – 30 January 1820) was an Irish Whig politician.

He was the son of John La Touche (1732-1810), who had represented Newcastle, Newtownards, Harristown and Kildare in the Parliament of Ireland and subsequently sat for Kildare from 1801 to 1802 in the new Parliament of the United Kingdom.

John La Touche junior represented Newtownards in the Irish House of Commons from 1796 to 1797. Elected in 1798 for both Newcastle and Harristown he chose to sit for Harristown until the Act of Union in 1800/01.[1]

He then represented Dublin City 1802-1806 and Leitrim 1807-1820 [2] . In the UK General Election of 1802 La Touche defeated Tory MP the Right Honourable George Ogle. He was himself defeated in the UK General Election of 1806.

He was appointed Sheriff of Leitrim for 1808-09.[2]


  1. ^ "LATOUCHE, John I (c.1732-1810), of Harristown, co. Kildare". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ a b "LATOUCHE, John II (?1774-1820), of Merrion Square, Dublin". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
  • 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)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Hon. Richard Annesley
John La Touche
Member of Parliament for Newtownards
With: Hon. Richard Annesley
Succeeded by
Sir John Blaquiere, 1st Bt
Robert Alexander
Preceded by
Robert La Touche
John La Touche
Member of Parliament for Harristown
With: Robert La Touche
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom