Sligo County (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Sligo County is a former county constituency in Ireland, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs), elected by the bloc vote system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the whole of County Sligo, except the Parliamentary borough of Sligo 1801-1870. From 1885 the constituency was divided into North Sligo and South Sligo.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1801 Joshua Edward Cooper Tory Charles O'Hara Tory
Nov 1806 Edward Synge Cooper Tory
Dec 1822 Henry King Tory
Aug 1830 Edward Joshua Cooper Tory
May 1831 Alexander Perceval
Jul 1841 William Richard Ormsby-Gore Conservative
Sep 1841 John Ffolliott
Mar 1850 Sir Robert Gore Booth
Jul 1852 Richard Swift
Apr 1857 Edward Joshua Cooper Conservative
May 1859 Charles William Cooper
changed name to O'Hara, 1860
Jul 1865 Edward Henry Cooper Conservative
Dec 1868 Denis Maurice O'Conor Liberal
Jan 1877 Edward Robert King-Harman
Apr 1880 Thomas Sexton Irish Parliamentary
Aug 1883 Nicholas Lynch
1885 constituency abolished: see North Sligo and South Sligo

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1830s[edit]

General Election 1830: Sligo County (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Tory Edward Joshua Cooper 465 47.89
Tory Henry King 390 40.16
Independent Fitzstephen French 116 11.95
Turnout 971 N/A N/A

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