Kildare (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||Two|
|Replaced by||North Kildare and South Kildare|
A former UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning two Members of Parliament.
This constituency comprised the whole of County Kildare.
Members of Parliament
- Resigned, 1813
- Re-elected in a by-election, on 26 May 1835, after being appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury.
- Re-elected in the 1835 general election, as a candidate of a Whig/Repealer electoral pact
- 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.
- Pledged support to the formation of an Independent Irish Opposition, at the 1852 election. Re-elected as a Whig in 1857.
- Became a Liberal on the formal creation of that party, soon after the 1859 general election.
- 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.
- Became a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, when it was created in 1882.
- 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.
- 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 "K" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
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