Leitrim (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Replaced by North Leitrim, South Leitrim
Created from North Leitrim, South Leitrim

Leitrim was a Parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) from 1801 to 1885 and one from 1918 to 1922.


This constituency comprised the whole of County Leitrim.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1801–85[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1801 Nathaniel Clements, Viscount Clements, later Earl of Leitrim Whig Theophilus Jones Tory
1802 Peter La Touche
1805 by-election Henry John Clements Tory
1806 William Gore
1807 John La Touche
1818 Luke White
1820 John Marcus Clements
1824 by-election Samuel White Liberal/Whig
1826 Robert Clements, Viscount Clements
1830 John Marcus Clements Liberal/Whig
1832 Robert Clements, Viscount Clements Liberal
1839 by-election William Clements, Viscount Clements, later Earl of Leitrim Liberal
1847 Edward King Tenison Liberal Charles Skeffington Clements Liberal
1852 Hugh Lyons Montgomery Conservative John Brady Independent Liberal
1857 Independent Opposition
1858 by-election William Ormsby-Gore, later Baron Harlech Conservative
1859 Liberal
1874 Home Rule
1876 by-election Francis O'Beirne Home Rule
1880 Arthur Loftus Tottenham Conservative
1885 Constituency divided: see North Leitrim and South Leitrim

MPs 1918–22[edit]

Election Member Party Note
1918 Single member constituency created
1918, December 14[1] James Nicholas Dolan Sinn Féin Did not take his seat at Westminster
1922, October 26 UK constituency abolished



  1. ^ December 14 was the date of polling day. The result was declared on 28 December 1918, to allow time for votes cast by members of the armed forces to be included in the count.