Leitrim (UK Parliament constituency)
Leitrim was a Parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) from 1801 to 1885 and one from 1918 to 1922.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Replaced by||North Leitrim, South Leitrim|
|Created from||North Leitrim, South Leitrim|
This constituency comprised the whole of County Leitrim.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|Election||1st Member||1st Party||2nd Member||2nd Party|
|1801||Nathaniel Clements, Viscount Clements, later Earl of Leitrim||Whig||Theophilus Jones||Tory|
|1802||Peter La Touche||Whig|
|1805 by-election||Henry John Clements||Tory|
|1807||John La Touche||Whig|
|1820||John Marcus Clements||Tory|
|1824 by-election||Samuel White||Whig|
|1826||Robert Clements, Viscount Clements||Whig|
|1830||John Marcus Clements||Tory|
|1832||Robert Clements, Viscount Clements||Whig|
|1839 by-election||William Clements, Viscount Clements, later Earl of Leitrim||Whig|
|1847||Edward King-Tenison||Whig||Charles Skeffington Clements||Whig|
|1852||Hugh Lyons-Montgomery||Conservative||John Brady||Ind. Irish|
|1858 by-election||William Ormsby-Gore, later Baron Harlech||Conservative|
|1876 by-election||Francis O'Beirne||Home Rule|
|1880||Arthur Loftus Tottenham||Conservative|
|1885||Constituency divided: see North Leitrim and South Leitrim|
|1918||Single member constituency created|
|1918, December 14||James Dolan||Sinn Féin||Did not take his seat at Westminster|
|1922, October 26||UK constituency abolished|
Elections in the 1850sEdit
|Independent Irish||John Brady||551||32.3|
|Whig||Charles Skeffington Clements||540||31.6|
|Turnout||854 (est)||67.5 (est)|
|Conservative gain from Whig||Swing|
|Independent Irish gain from Whig||Swing|
|Independent Irish||John Brady||1,006||31.7||−0.6|
|Turnout||1,587 (est)||60.4 (est)||−7.1|
|Independent Irish hold||Swing||−3.7|
Montgomery resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Manor of Hempholme, causing a by-election.
Elections in the 1860sEdit
|Turnout||2,335 (est)||97.7 (est)||N/A|
Elections in the 1870sEdit
|Home Rule||John Brady||1,313||37.9||N/A|
|Home Rule||Francis O'Beirne||1,055||30.4||N/A|
|Turnout||2,282 (est)||88.8 (est)||N/A|
|Home Rule gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
Gore succeeded to the peerage, becoming Lord Harlech, and causing a by-election.
|Home Rule||Francis O'Beirne||1,276||58.9||-9.4|
|Conservative||Arthur Loftus Tottenham||885||40.8||+9.1|
|Home Rule||Charles McGowan||7||0.3||N/A|
|Home Rule gain from Conservative||Swing||+9.3|
Elections in the 1880sEdit
|Conservative||Arthur Loftus Tottenham||1,038||33.1||+1.4|
|Home Rule||Francis O'Beirne||837||26.7||-10.2|
|Home Rule||Thomas Quinn||668||21.3||-10.4|
|Home Rule||Isaac Nelson||593||18.9||N/A|
|Turnout||2,087 (est)||87.6 (est)||-1.2|
|Home Rule hold||Swing||-5.5|
Elections in the 1910sEdit
|Sinn Féin||James Dolan||17,711||85.1||N/A|
|Irish Parliamentary||Gerald Farrell||3,096||14.9||N/A|
|Sinn Féin win (new seat)|
- Smith, Henry Stooks (1842). The Register of Parliamentary Contested Elections (Second ed.). Simpkin, Marshall & Company. pp. 231–232. Retrieved 4 October 2018 – via Google Books.
- Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.
- "Leitrim (Country)". Bell's Weekly Messenger. 14 August 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 24 February 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "MP of the Month: Edward King Tenison". The Victorian Commons. June 27, 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- "Leitrim". Dublin Weekly Nation. 21 August 1847. pp. 4–5. Retrieved 4 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- December 14 was the date of polling day. The result was declared on 28 December 1918, to allow time for votes cast by members of the armed forces to be included in the count.
- The Parliaments of England by Henry Stooks Smith (1st edition published in three volumes 1844-50), 2nd edition edited (in one volume) by F.W.S. Craig (Political Reference Publications 1973)
- 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 "L" (part 2)