Newry (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Replaced by South Down

Newry was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one 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 Newry in County Down.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Note
1801, January 1 John Moore 1801: Co-opted
1802, July 13 Rt Hon. Isaac Corry Whig
1806, November 15 Hon. Francis Needham Tory Became the 12th Viscount Kilmorey 1818
1819, March 6 Hon. Francis Jack Needham Tory Styled Viscount Newry 12 January 1822
1826, June 14 Hon. John Henry Knox Tory
1832, December 27 Lord Marcus Hill Conservative 1
1835, January 21 Denis Caulfield Brady Liberal 2
1837, August 4 John Ellis Conservative
1841, July 8 Viscount Newry and Morne Conservative Re-elected as a Peelite candidate
1847, August 2 Peelite Died 6 May 1851
1851, May 30 Edmund Gilling Hallewell Conservative
1852, July 19 William Kirk Liberal 2
1859, May 5 Peter Quinn Conservative
1865, July 15 Arthur Charles Innes Conservative
1868, November 18 William Kirk Liberal Died 20 December 1870
1871, January 23 Viscount Newry and Morne Conservative
1874, February 3 William Whitworth Liberal
1880, April 3 Henry Thomson Conservative
1885, November 24 Justin Huntly McCarthy Irish Parliamentary
1892, July 7 Patrick George Hamilton Carvill Irish National Federation Re-elected as an Irish Parliamentary Party candidate
1900, October 1 Irish Parliamentary
1906, January 17 John Joseph Mooney Irish Parliamentary Last MP for the constituency
1918 Constituency abolished

Supplemental Notes:-

  • 1 Walker (like F. W. S. Craig in his compilations of election results for Great Britain) classifies Tory candidates as Conservatives from 1832. The name Conservative was gradually adopted as a description for the Tories. The party is deemed to be named Conservative from the 1835 general election.
  • 2 Walker (like F. W. S. Craig in his compilations of election results for Great Britain) classifies Whig, Radical and similar candidates as Liberals from 1832. The name Liberal was gradually adopted as a description for the Whigs and politicians allied with them, before the formal creation of the Liberal Party shortly after the 1859 general election.