New Ross (UK Parliament constituency)

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New Ross
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One

New Ross was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP). It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.


This constituency was the Parliamentary borough of New Ross in County Wexford.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The use of Roman numerals, in brackets, is to distinguish between two MPs with the same name. It is not suggested that the men were known in that way, during their lifetimes.

Election Member Party Note
1801 general election Robert Leigh 1801: Co-opted
1802 general election Charles Tottenham (I) Resigned
1805 New Ross by-election Ponsonby Tottenham
1806 general election Charles Leigh
1807 general election William Wigram (I)
1812 general election Charles Leigh
1818 general election John Carroll Resigned
1821 New Ross by-election Francis Leigh Tory Resigned
1824 New Ross by-election John Doherty Tory
1826 general election William Wigram (II) Tory
1830 general election Charles Powell Leslie II Tory
1831 general election Charles Tottenham (II) Tory Resigned
1831 New Ross by-election William Wigram (II) Tory
1832 general election John Hyacinth Talbot Repeal Association Re-elected as a Liberal/Repealer pact candidate
1835 general election Liberal
1841 general election Hon. Robert Gore Liberal
1847 general election John Hyacinth Talbot Repeal Association
1852 general election Charles Gavan Duffy Liberal Joined the Independent Irish Party
1852 Independent Irish Resigned
1856 New Ross by-election Charles Tottenham (II) Conservative Resigned
1863 New Ross by-election Charles George Tottenham Conservative
1868 general election Patrick McMahon Liberal
1874 general election John Dunbar Home Rule League Died
1878 New Ross by-election Charles George Tottenham Conservative
1880 general election Joseph William Foley Home Rule League Resigned
1881 New Ross by-election John Edward Redmond Home Rule League Last MP for the constituency
1885 Constituency abolished