Roscommon (UK Parliament constituency)

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Roscommon
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18011885
Number of members Two
Replaced by North Roscommon and South Roscommon

Roscommon was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland. The constituency sent two MPs to Westminster from the Act of Union 1800 until the constituency was split into Roscommon North and Roscommon South in 1885.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the whole of County Roscommon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This is a list of the people who have represented Roscommon, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

French's death caused a by-election

By-election, 24 Jun 1873: Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles French Unopposed
Registered electors 3,809
Liberal hold
General Election 1874: Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule Charles Owen O'Conor Unopposed
Home Rule Charles French Unopposed
Registered electors 3,710
Home Rule gain from Liberal
Home Rule gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1880: Roscommon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule (Parnellite) Andrew Commins 1,585 31.1 N/A
Home Rule (Parnellite) James Joseph O'Kelly 1,479 29.0 N/A
Home Rule Charles Owen O'Conor 1,107 21.7 N/A
Home Rule Thomas Austin Patrick Mapother 933 18.3 N/A
Majority 372 7.2 N/A
Turnout 2,552 (est) 70.8 (est) N/A
Registered electors 3,602
Home Rule hold Swing N/A
Home Rule hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

See also[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.