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County Longford (UK Parliament constituency)

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County Longford (UK Parliament constituency)

Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1801 (1801)1885 (1885)
Replaced by North Longford and South Longford
1918 (1918)1922 (1922)
Created from North Longford and South Longford

Longford was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885, and one MP from 1918–1922.


This constituency comprised the whole of County Longford.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1801–1885

Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1801, 1 January Sir Thomas Fetherston, Bt Sir William Gleadowe-Newcomen, Bt
1802, 15 July Hon. Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen
1806, 25 November Viscount Forbes
1819, 15 October Sir George Fetherston, Bt
1830, 11 August Anthony Lefroy
1832, 22 December Luke White[1] James Halpin Rorke[1]
1833, 2 April Viscount Forbes Anthony Lefroy
1836, 30 December Luke White[2]
1837, 5 May Charles Fox
1837, 18 August Luke White[3] Henry White
1842, 18 April Anthony Lefroy
1847, 13 August Samuel Wensley Blackall Richard Maxwell Fox
1851, 21 April Richard More O'Ferrall
1852, 19 July Fulke Greville-Nugent
1856, 13 May Henry George Hughes
1857, 16 April Henry White
1861, 4 July Luke White
1862, 7 March Myles William O'Reilly
1869, 31 December Hon. Reginald Greville-Nugent [4] Liberal
1870, 16 May Hon. George Greville-Nugent Liberal
1874, 12 February George Errington
1879, 5 April Justin McCarthy
1885 Constituency divided: see North Longford and South Longford

MPs 1918–1922

Election Member Party Note
1918 Single member constituency created
1918, December 14 [5] Joseph McGuinness Sinn Féin Did not take his seat at Westminster
1922, May 31 [6] Seat left vacant after the death of McGuinness
1922, October 26 UK constituency abolished. Succeeded by Longford-Westmeath constituency in Dáil Éireann


Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918: Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Joseph McGuinness 11,122 72.7 n/a
Irish Parliamentary James Patrick Farrell 4,173 27.5 n/a
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing



  • 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)
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