West Wicklow (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
West Wicklow, a division of County Wicklow, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
This constituency comprised the western part of County Wicklow.
United Kingdom Parliament or Dáil Éireann 1918–1922
The general election of 1918 (in Ireland) was, in British law, to fill the 105 Irish seats in the UK House of Commons for the 31st United Kingdom Parliament. In practice, only the non-Sinn Féin MPs took their seats at Westminster. This Parliament first met on 4 February 1919, and was dissolved on 26 October 1922. At its dissoluton, the Parliamentary seats in the twenty six counties comprising the Irish Free State were abolished.
Irish Republicans regard the 1918 election as being to the 1st Dáil Éireann. In practice, only the Sinn Féin Members of Parliament became Teachtaí Dála in the new revolutionary assembly. See list of members of the 1st Dáil. The initial meeting of the First Dáil was on 21 January 1919 and it last met on 10 May 1921.
For links to all other constituencies see List of UK Parliament Constituencies in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Members of Parliament
|1885||Garrett Michael Byrne||Nationalist|
|1892||James O'Connor||National Federation (Anti-Parnellite)|
|1910||Edward Peter O'Kelly||Nationalist|
|1914||John Thomas Donovan||Nationalist|
|1918||Robert Childers Barton||Sinn Féin|
|1922||UK constituency abolished|
- Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
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