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King's County (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the whole of King's County now known as County Offaly.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

  • Note: Turnout estimated by dividing votes cast by 2. This will underestimate turnout to the extent that electors only used one of their two possible votes. Where there are two seats available but one party fields just one candidate, the turnout is estimated as the sum of the highest vote for each party. This method may overestimate turnout.

Elections in the 1840sEdit

Fitzsimon resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, causing a by-election.

By-election, 24 February 1841: King's County[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Andrew Armstrong 426 67.0 N/A
Conservative Thomas Bernard 210 33.0 N/A
Majority 216 34.0 N/A
Turnout 636 59.0 N/A
Registered electors 1,078
Whig gain from Irish Repeal Swing
General election 1841: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Westenra Unopposed
Whig Andrew Armstrong Unopposed
Registered electors 1,078
Whig hold
Whig gain from Irish Repeal
General election 1847: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Westenra Unopposed
Whig Andrew Armstrong Unopposed
Registered electors 1,370
Whig hold
Whig hold

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1852: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Irish Patrick O'Brien 1,264 40.1 N/A
Independent Irish Loftus Henry Bland 1,191 37.8 N/A
Conservative Thomas Bernard 697 22.1 N/A
Majority 494 15.7 N/A
Turnout 1,925 (est) 80.3 (est) N/A
Registered electors 2,397
Independent Irish gain from Whig Swing N/A
Independent Irish gain from Whig Swing N/A
General election 1857: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Patrick O'Brien Unopposed
Whig Loftus Henry Bland Unopposed
Registered electors 3,228
Whig gain from Independent Irish
Whig gain from Independent Irish
General election 1859: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Pope Hennessy 1,301 27.8 N/A
Liberal Patrick O'Brien 1,293 27.6 N/A
Liberal Loftus Henry Bland 1,216 26.0 N/A
Liberal Tristram Kennedy 867 18.5 N/A
Majority 8 0.2 N/A
Turnout 2,339 (est) 70.4 (est) N/A
Registered electors 3,324
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1865: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Gilbert King 2,182 46.7 +32.8
Liberal Patrick O'Brien 1,246 26.7 −45.4
Conservative John Pope Hennessy 1,240 26.6 +12.7
Turnout 2,957 (est) 87.5 (est) +17.1
Registered electors 3,380
Majority 936 20.1 +19.9
Conservative hold Swing +27.8
Majority 6 0.1 N/A
Liberal hold Swing −45.5
General election 1868: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Patrick O'Brien Unopposed
Liberal David Sherlock Unopposed
Registered electors 3,435
Liberal hold
Liberal gain from Conservative

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule Patrick O'Brien 2,009 48.8 N/A
Home Rule David Sherlock 1,264 30.7 N/A
Home Rule Bernard Charles Molloy 758 18.4 N/A
Home Rule William Arnett Gowing[8] 82 2.0 N/A
Majority 506 12.3 N/A
Turnout 2,057 (est) 60.4 (est) N/A
Registered electors 3,407
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: King's County (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule Patrick O'Brien 1,893 43.0 +5.8
Home Rule Bernard Charles Molloy 1,712 38.9 +8.2
Conservative Henry Vincent Jackson 801 18.2 N/A
Majority 911 20.7 +8.4
Turnout 2,694 (est) 84.0 (est) +23.6
Registered electors 3,208
Home Rule hold Swing N/A
Home Rule hold Swing N/A
  • Constituency abolished 1885 and re-created as a single member constituency 1918

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election 1918: King's County
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Patrick McCartan Unopposed N/A N/A
  • Constituency abolished 1922

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Smith, Henry Stooks (1842). The Register of Parliamentary Contested Elections (Second ed.). Simpkin, Marshall & Company. p. 35. Retrieved 2 October 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.
  3. ^ a b "King's County". Shipping and Mercantile Gazette. 28 July 1847. p. 3. Retrieved 2 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ a b "The Irish Members". Dublin Weekly Nation. 14 August 1847. p. 4. Retrieved 2 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Kings County Chronicle". 21 July 1852. p. 2. Retrieved 2 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Kings County Chronicle". 14 July 1852. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 2 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ a b "King's County Chronicle". 18 May 1859. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 2 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "The General Election". Freeman's Journal. 12 February 1874. p. 3. Retrieved 2 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.