Lisburn (UK Parliament constituency)
Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Replaced by||South Antrim|
Lisburn was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one MP. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.
Members of Parliament
|1 January 1801||George Hatton||Tory||1801: Co-opted|
|12 July 1802||Earl of Yarmouth||Tory|
|20 October 1812||Lord Henry Seymour Moore||Tory|
|29 June 1818||John Leslie Foster||Tory||Also returned by and elected to sit for Armagh City|
|22 February 1819||Horace Beauchamp Seymour||Tory|
|16 June 1826||Henry Meynell||Tory||Re-elected as a Conservative candidate|
|15 December 1832||Conservative 1|
|5 August 1847||Sir Horace Beauchamp Seymour||Peelite||Died 23 November 1851|
|5 January 1852||Sir James Emerson Tennent||Conservative||Resigned|
|11 December 1852||Roger Johnson Smyth 2||Liberal 3||Died 19 September 1853|
|14 October 1853||Jonathan Joseph Richardson 4||Liberal 3||Re-elected as a Conservative candidate|
|4 May 1859||Conservative||Resigned|
|23 February 1863||John Doherty Barbour||Liberal||Unseated on petition - new writ issued|
|23 June 1863||Edward Wingfield Verner||Conservative||Resigned|
|19 February 1873||Sir Richard Wallace, Bt||Conservative||Last MP for the constituency|
- 1 Walker (like F. W. S. Craig in his compilations of election results for Great Britain) classifies Tory candidates as Conservatives from 1832. The name Conservative was gradually adopted as a description for the Tories. The party is deemed to be named Conservative from the 1835 general election.
- 2 Smyth was classified by Walker as a Liberal. Stenton however describes him as "a moderate Conservative, in favour of free trade ...".
- 3 Walker (like F. W. S. Craig in his compilations of election results for Great Britain) classifies Whig, Radical and similar candidates as Liberals from 1832. The name Liberal was gradually adopted as a description for the Whigs and politicians allied with them, before the formal creation of the Liberal Party shortly after the 1859 general election.
- 4 Walker suggests J. J. Richardson (elected 1853), was a different person from Jonathan Richardson (elected as a Liberal in 1857 and as a Conservative in 1859). Stenton, whose entry for the MP is mostly based upon the 1862 edition of Dod's Parliamentary Companion, states that Jonathan Richardson was "First returned for Lisburn Oct. 1853, and sat until he accepted Chiltern Hundreds Feb. 1863".
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- 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)
- Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885, edited by M. Stenton (The Harvester Press 1976)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 3)