Howell Gwynne (MP)
Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Howell stood unsuccessfully at the 1754 general election as candidate for Breconshire. The following year he was chosen by chosen by the agents of the Duke of Newcastle as their candidate for the Radnorshire seat which had been vacated by Sir Humphrey Howorth. He was elected unopposed, and his expenses £173 were paid out of secret service money.
His subsequent appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire offended Lord Carnarvon, and a deal was eventually reached whereby Gwynne would remain Lord Lieutenant for five years, and at the next election abandon Radnorshire in favour of a seat in the rotten borough of Old Sarum. Carnarvon took the Radnorshire seat, and Gwynne was duly returned for Old Sarum at the 1761 general election, and held it until 1768. Described as "dim", he not recorded as having ever spoken in the House of Commons.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O"
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 1)
- Namier, Lewis. "GWYNNE, Howell (1718-80), of Garth in Llanleonfel, Brec". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Humphrey Howorth
| Member of Parliament for Radnorshire
1755 – 1761
Marquess of Carnarvon
Sir William Calvert
| Member of Parliament for Old Sarum
1761 – 1768
With: Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc
Thomas Pitt the younger
William Gerard Hamilton
|This article about a Member of the Parliament of Great Britain (1707–1800) representing a Welsh constituency is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Member of the Parliament of Great Britain (1707–1800) representing an English constituency is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|