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Wicklow (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

This constituency comprised the whole of County Wicklow.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: Wicklow[4][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Acton 663 36.2
Whig Ralph Howard 603 33.0
Whig James Grattan 563 30.8
Majority 60 3.3
Turnout 1,235 80.7
Registered electors 1,530
Conservative gain from Whig Swing
Whig hold Swing
General election 1847: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Wentworth-FitzWilliam Unopposed
Conservative William Acton Unopposed
Registered electors 1,836
Whig hold
Conservative hold

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

By-election, 27 April 1848: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Ralph Howard 368 50.9 N/A
Conservative Charles Monck 355 49.1 N/A
Majority 13 1.8 N/A
Turnout 723 52.2 (est) N/A
Registered electors 1,386 (1847 figure)
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1852: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Wentworth-FitzWilliam Unopposed
Conservative William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume Unopposed
Registered electors 3,330
Whig hold
Conservative hold
General election 1857: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Wentworth-FitzWilliam 1,970 42.7 N/A
Conservative William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume 1,610 34.9 N/A
Whig Richard Monck[11] 1,030 22.3 N/A
Turnout 2,305 (est) 68.6 (est) N/A
Registered electors 3,358
Majority 360 7.8 N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
Majority 580 12.6 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Wentworth-FitzWilliam succeeded to the peerage, becoming 6th Earl FitzWilliam, causing a by-election.

By-election, 25 February 1858: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Granville Proby Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1859: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Granville Proby Unopposed
Conservative William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume Unopposed
Registered electors 3,368
Liberal hold
Conservative hold

Proby was appointed Comptroller of the Household, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 18 July 1859: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Granville Proby Unopposed
Registered electors 3,368
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1865: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Granville Proby Unopposed
Conservative William Wentworth FitzWilliam Dick Unopposed
Registered electors 3,537
Liberal hold
Conservative hold
General election 1868: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam Unopposed
Conservative William Wentworth FitzWilliam Dick Unopposed
Registered electors 3,613
Liberal hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule William Richard O'Byrne 1,511 36.6 N/A
Conservative William Wentworth FitzWilliam Dick 1,141 27.6 N/A
Liberal Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam 927 22.4 N/A
Home Rule John Howard Parnell 553 13.4 N/A
Turnout 2,066 (est) 57.7 (est) N/A
Registered electors 3,579
Majority 370 9.0 N/A
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing N/A
Majority 214 5.2 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880: Wicklow[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule League (Parnellite) William Joseph Corbet 1,433 30.3 −6.3
Home Rule League (Parnellite) James Carlile McCoan 1,240 26.3 +12.9
Conservative William Wentworth FitzWilliam Dick 1,233 26.1 +12.3
Conservative Robert Cornwallis Gun-Cunninghame 451 9.5 −4.3
Liberal David Mahony 366 7.7 −5.7
Majority 7 0.1 −8.9
Turnout 2,362 (est) 71.3 (est) +13.6
Registered electors 3,312
Home Rule hold Swing −1.0
Home Rule gain from Conservative Swing +0.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Smith, Henry Stooks (1842). The Register of Parliamentary Contested Elections (Second ed.). Simpkin, Marshall & Company. p. 244. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c Churton, Edward (1838). The Assembled Commons or Parliamentary Biographer: 1838. pp. 103, 104, 126. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Ireland". Morning Chronicle. 26 April 1848. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Wicklow". Shipping and Mercantile Gazette. 28 July 1847. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Irish Elections". Cork Examiner. 11 August 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "The Irish Elections". Globe. 10 August 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ Dod, Charles Roger; Dod, Robert Phipps (1847). Dod's Parliamentary Companion, Volume 15. Dod's Parliamentary Companion. p. 208. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "Cork Constitution". 27 February 1858. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons, Volume 50. 1843. Retrieved 25 August 2019 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ "County of Wicklow". Dublin Evening Mail. 6 April 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.