Wicklow (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wicklow
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18011885
Replaced by East Wicklow and West Wicklow

Wicklow was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1801 to 1885 it returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

At the 1885 general election, County Wicklow was divided into two parliamentary divisions: East Wicklow and West Wicklow.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the whole of County Wicklow.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1801 William Hoare Hume vacant until the by-election held in Jan 1801
Jan 1801 George Ponsonby Whig
1806 William Tighe
Feb 1816 Hon. Granville Proby Whig
Apr 1816 George Ponsonby Whig
Aug 1817 William Parnell-Hayes
1821 James Grattan Liberal
Jul 1829 Sir Ralph Howard, Bt Liberal
1841 William Acton Conservative
1847 Viscount Milton Liberal
Apr 1848 Sir Ralph Howard, Bt Liberal
1852 William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume-Dick Conservative
Feb 1858 Lord Proby Liberal
Nov 1868 Hon. Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam Liberal
1874 William Richard O'Byrne Home Rule League
1880 William Joseph Corbet Home Rule League James Carlile McCoan Home Rule League
1885 Constituency divided: see East Wicklow and West Wicklow

Elections[edit]

References[edit]