Portarlington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Replaced by King's County Tullamore and Queen's County Leix

Portarlington was a rotten borough and is a former 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 Portarlington in Queen's County now called County Laois.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1801 Frederick Trench[1]
March 1801 William Elliot
July 1802 Henry Brook Parnell Whig
December 1802 Thomas Tyrwhitt
March 1806 John Langston
November 1806 Sir Oswald Mosley, Bt
1807 Hon. William Lamb Whig
1812 Arthur Shakespeare
1816 Richard Sharp Whig
1819 David Ricardo Whig
1824 James Farquhar Tory
1830 Sir Charles Ogle, Bt Tory
1831 Sir William Rae, Bt Tory
1832 Thomas Gladstone Conservative
1835 George Lionel Dawson-Damer Conservative
1847 Francis Plunkett Dunne Liberal
1852 Conservative
1857 Lionel Dawson-Damer Conservative
1865 James Anthony Lawson Liberal
1868 Lionel Dawson-Damer Conservative
1880 Bernard FitzPatrick Conservative
1883 Robert Abraham Brewster French-Brewster Conservative
1885 constituency abolished


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Trench was created a peer in 1800, and so did not take up his seat at Westminster