THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "K"
 
              Last updated 15/11/2013
Date   Name Born Died  Age
Dates in italics in the first column denote that the election held on that
date was a by-election. Dates shown in normal type were general elections,
or, in some instances, the date of a successful petition against a 
previous election result.
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the MP was baptised on
that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate that the MP was
buried on that date
  KEIGHLEY (YORKSHIRE)
30 Nov 1885 Isaac Holden,later [1893] 1st baronet  7 May 1807 13 Aug 1897 90
19 Jul 1895 John Brigg  [kt 1909] 21 Sep 1834 30 Sep 1911 77
27 Oct 1911 Sir Stanley Owen Buckmaster,later [1933] 1st
Viscount Buckmaster  9 Jan 1861  5 Dec 1934 73
29 Jun 1915 Sir Swire Smith  4 Mar 1842 16 Mar 1918 76
26 Apr 1918 William Henry Somervell  5 Apr 1860 26 Sep 1934 74
14 Dec 1918 Robert Clough  [kt 1921] 10 Feb 1873 27 Sep 1965 92
15 Nov 1922 Hastings Bertrand Lees-Smith 26 Jan 1878 18 Dec 1941 63
 6 Dec 1923 Robert Rivington Pilkington  8 Feb 1870 30 Jun 1942 72
29 Oct 1924 Hastings Bertrand Lees-Smith 26 Jan 1878 18 Dec 1941 63
27 Oct 1931 George Steven Harvie-Watt,later [1945] 1st
baronet 23 Aug 1903 18 Dec 1989 86
14 Nov 1935 Hastings Bertrand Lees-Smith 26 Jan 1878 18 Dec 1941 63
13 Feb 1942 Ivor Thomas 30 Nov 1905 7 Oct 1993 87
23 Feb 1950 Charles Rider Hobson,later [1964] Baron 
Hobson [L] 18 Feb 1903 17 Feb 1966 62
 8 Oct 1959 William Marcus John Worsley,later [1973]
5th baronet  6 Apr 1925 18 Dec 2012 87
15 Oct 1964 John Binns 8 Jun 1914 6 Aug 1986 72
18 Jun 1970 Joan Valerie Hall 31 Aug 1935
10 Oct 1974 George Robert Cryer  3 Dec 1934 12 Apr 1994 59
9 Jun 1983 Gary Peter Anthony Waller 24 Jun 1945
1 May 1997 Constance Ann Cryer 14 Dec 1939
6 May 2010 Kristan Frederick Hopkins 8 Jun 1963
  KELVIN (GLASGOW)
1 May 1997 George Galloway 16 Aug 1954
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2005
  KELVINGROVE (GLASGOW)
14 Dec 1918 John Mackintosh MacLeod,later [1924] 1st
baronet  5 May 1857  6 Mar 1934 76
15 Nov 1922 William Hutchison     c 1870  1 May 1924
23 May 1924 Walter Elliot Elliot 19 Sep 1888  8 Jan 1958 69
For information on the death of his first wife,
see the note at the foot of the page containing
details of the members for Lanark
26 Jul 1945 John Lloyd Williams        1895 31 Dec 1982 87
23 Feb 1950 Walter Elliot Elliot 19 Sep 1888  8 Jan 1958 69
For information on the death of his first wife,
see the note at the foot of the page containing
details of the members for Lanark
13 Mar 1958 Mary Agnes McAlister 26 Feb 1976
 8 Oct 1959 Francis James Patrick Lilley 24 Jul 1907 21 Aug 1971 64
15 Oct 1964 Maurice Solomon Miller 16 Aug 1920 30 Oct 2001 81
28 Feb 1974 Neil George Carmichael,later [1983] Baron
Carmichael of Kelvingrove [L] 10 Oct 1921 19 Jul 2001 79
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  KEMPTOWN (BRIGHTON)
23 Feb 1950 Howard Sydney Johnson 25 Dec 1911 13 Sep 2000 88
  8 Oct 1959 David Pelham James 25 Dec 1919 15 Dec 1986 66
15 Oct 1964 Dennis Harry Hobden 21 Jan 1920 20 Apr 1995 75
18 Jun 1970 Andrew Bowden  [kt 1994]  8 Apr 1930
1 May 1997 Desmond Stanley Turner 17 Jul 1939
6 May 2010 Simon Gerard Kirby 22 Dec 1964
  KENDAL (WESTMORLAND)
11 Dec 1832 James Brougham 16 Jan 1780 24 Dec 1833 53
17 Feb 1834 John Foster Barham 1799 22 May 1838 38
25 Jul 1837 George William Wood        1781    Oct 1843 62
 9 Nov 1843 Henry Warburton 12 Nov 1784 16 Sep 1858 73
30 Jul 1847 George Carr Glyn,later [1869] 1st Baron 
Wolverton 27 Apr 1797 24 Jul 1873 76
16 Nov 1868 John Whitwell        1812 28 Nov 1880 68
16 Dec 1880 James Cropper        1823 16 Oct 1900 77
 2 Dec 1885 Thomas Taylour,styled Earl of Bective 11 Feb 1844 15 Dec 1893 49
   Jul 1892 Josceline FitzRoy Bagot 22 Oct 1854  1 Mar 1913 58
17 Jan 1906 Dudley Stewart-Smith  [kt 1917] 3 Feb 1857  9 May 1919 62
19 Jan 1910 Josceline FitzRoy Bagot 22 Oct 1854  1 Mar 1913 58
18 Mar 1913 John Wakefield Weston,later [1926] 1st
baronet 13 Jun 1852 19 Sep 1926 74
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
KENILWORTH AND SOUTHAM (WARWICKSHIRE)
6 May 2010 Jeremy Paul Wright 24 Oct 1972
  KENNINGTON
26 Nov 1885 Robert Gent-Davis 1 Jul 1857 c May 1903 45
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
15 Mar 1889 Mark Hanbury Beaufoy        1854 10 Nov 1922 68
15 Jul 1895 Frederick Lucas Cook,later [1901] 2nd baronet 21 Nov 1844 21 May 1920 75
15 Jan 1906 Stephen Collins  [kt 1913]  9 Oct 1847 12 Mar 1925 77
3 Jan 1919 Henry George Purchase        1873 14 Sep 1945 72
For further information on this election,
see the note at the foot of this page
15 Nov 1922 Francis Capel Harrison 21 Jun 1863 10 Sep 1938 75
 6 Dec 1923 Thomas Samuel Beauchamp Williams        1877 7 Jul 1927 50
For information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
29 Oct 1924 George Harvey  [kt 1936]        1870 27 Mar 1939 68
30 May 1929 Leonard Warburton Matters 26 Jun 1881 31 Oct 1951 70
27 Oct 1931 George Harvey  [kt 1936]        1870 27 Mar 1939 68
24 May 1939 John Charles Wilmot,later [1950] 1st Baron
Wilmot of Selmeston  2 Apr 1895 22 Jul 1964 69
26 Jul 1945 Charles William Gibson 7 Apr 1889 22 Mar 1977 87
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950 
  KENSINGTON
28 Feb 1974 Sir Brandon Meredith Rhys-Williams,
2nd baronet 14 Nov 1927 18 May 1988 60
14 Jul 1988 John Dudley Fishburn 8 Jun 1946
NAME ALTERED TO "KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA"
1997,BUT REVERTED TO ORIGINAL NAME 2010
6 May 2010 Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind 21 Jun 1946
  KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
1 May 1997 Alan Kenneth McKenzie Clark 13 Apr 1928 5 Sep 1999 71
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page which contains
details of the Plymouth Sutton constituency.
25 Nov 1999 Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo 26 May 1953
5 May 2005 Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind 21 Jun 1946
NAME ALTERED TO "KENSINGTON" 2010
  KENSINGTON NORTH
27 Nov 1885 Sir Roper Lethbridge 23 Dec 1840 15 Feb 1919 78
 6 Jul 1892 Frederick Charlwood Frye        1845 c Jan 1914 68
17 Jul 1895 William Edward Thompson Sharpe        1834  5 Nov 1909 75
17 Jan 1906 Henry Yorke Stanger 11 Nov 1849 19 Apr 1919 69
17 Jan 1910 Alan Hughes Burgoyne  [kt 1922] 30 Sep 1880 26 Apr 1929 48
15 Nov 1922 Percy George Gates  9 Jun 1863 31 Mar 1940 76
30 May 1929 Fielding Reginald West Nov 1892  6 Oct 1935 42
27 Oct 1931 James Alexander Lawson Duncan,later [1957]
1st baronet        1899 30 Sep 1974 75
26 Jul 1945 George Henry Roland Rogers  9 Dec 1906 15 Feb 1983 76
18 Jun 1970 Bruce Leslie Home Douglas-Mann 23 Jun 1927 27 Jul 2000 73
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974 
  KENSINGTON SOUTH
27 Nov 1885 Algernon Borthwick,later [1887] 1st baronet
and [1895] 1st Baron Glenesk 27 Dec 1830 24 Nov 1908 77
28 Nov 1895 Henry Algernon George Percy,styled Baron
Warkworth until 1899, and subsequently
styled Earl Percy 21 Jan 1871 30 Dec 1909 38
17 Jan 1910 Lord Claud John Hamilton 20 Feb 1843 26 Jan 1925 81
14 Dec 1918 Sir William Henry Davison,later [1945] 1st 
Baron Broughshane        1872 19 Jan 1953 80
20 Nov 1945 Richard Kidston Law,later [1954] 1st Baron
Coleraine 27 Feb 1901 15 Nov 1980 79
23 Feb 1950 Sir William Patrick Spens,later [1959] 1st
Baron Spens  9 Aug 1885 15 Nov 1973 88
 8 Oct 1959 William Lloyd Roots 10 Sep 1911 14 Aug 1971 59
14 Mar 1968 Sir Brandon Meredith Rhys-Williams,2nd
baronet 14 Nov 1927 18 May 1988 60
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974 
  KENT
   Apr 1660 Sir Edward Dering,2nd baronet 8 Nov 1625 24 Jun 1684 58
Sir John Tufton  (to 1679)     c 1623 11 Oct 1685
18 Mar 1661 Sir Thomas Peyton 18 Aug 1613 11 Feb 1684 70
24 Feb 1679 Sir Vere Fane,later [1691] 4th Earl of 
Westmorland 13 Feb 1645 29 Dec 1693 48
Edward Dering,later [1684] 3rd baronet 18 Apr 1650 15 Oct 1689 39
16 Mar 1685 Sir William Twysden,3rd baronet 11 Dec 1635 27 Nov 1697 61
Sir John Knatchbull,2nd baronet  (to 1695)     c 1636 15 Dec 1696
12 Jan 1689 Sir Vere Fane,later [1691] 4th Earl of 
Westmorland 13 Feb 1645 29 Dec 1693 48
16 Nov 1691 Sir Thomas Roberts,4th baronet  (to 1698) 2 Dec 1658 20 Nov 1706 47
11 Nov 1695 Philip Sydney,later [1702] 5th Earl of Leicester 8 Jul 1676 24 Jul 1705 29
27 Jul 1698 Sir James Oxenden,2nd baronet 4 Apr 1641 29 Sep 1708 67
Sir Stephen Lennard,2nd baronet 2 Mar 1637 15 Dec 1709 72
8 Jan 1701 Sir Thomas Hales,2nd baronet  (to 1705)  24 Feb 1666 7 Jan 1748 81
Thomas Meredith after 1666 11 Jul 1701
10 Dec 1701 William Campion 6 Feb 1640 20 Sep 1702 62
22 Jul 1702 Sir Francis Leigh c 1651 17 Nov 1711
23 May 1705 William Villiers,styled Viscount Villiers,later
[1711] 2nd Earl of Jersey 1682 13 Jul 1721 39
Sir Cholmeley Dering,4th baronet 23 Jun 1679 9 May 1711 31
19 May 1708 Sir Thomas Palmer,4th baronet  (to Oct 1710)                             5 Jul 1682 8 Nov 1723 41
Sir Stephen Lennard,2nd baronet 2 Mar 1637 15 Dec 1709 72
11 Jan 1710 David Polhill 22 Apr 1674 15 Jan 1754 79
17 Oct 1710 Sir Cholmeley Dering,4th baronet 23 Jun 1679 9 May 1711 31
Percival Hart  (to 1715) 7 May 1666 27 Oct 1738 72
13 Jun 1711 Sir William Hardres,4th baronet 25 Jul 1686 7 Jul 1736 49
2 Sep 1713 Sir Edward Knatchbull,4th baronet c 1674 3 Apr 1730
 8 Feb 1715 Mildmay Fane 31 Oct 1689 11 Sep 1715 25
William Delaune  (to 1722) by 1667        1739
28 Sep 1715 John Fane,later [1736] 7th Earl of Westmorland 24 Mar 1686 26 Aug 1762 76
 4 Apr 1722 Sir Edward Knatchbull,4th baronet     c 1674  3 Apr 1730
Sir Thomas Twisden,3rd baronet 10 Nov 1668 12 Sep 1728 59
 6 Sep 1727 Sir Roger Meredith,5th baronet  (to 1734)     c 1677  3 Jan 1739
Sir Robert Furnese,2nd baronet  1 Aug 1687  7 Mar 1733 45
 2 Apr 1733 Sir Edward Dering,5th baronet  (to 1754)  8 Dec 1705 15 Apr 1762 56
15 May 1734 William Vane,1st Viscount Vane [I] 17 Feb 1682 20 May 1734 52
19 Feb 1735 Sir Christopher Powell,4th baronet     c 1690  5 Jul 1742
 6 May 1741 Sir Roger Twisden,5th baronet  4 Apr 1705  7 Mar 1772 66
 1 May 1754 Lewis Watson,later [1760] 1st Baron Sondes 28 Nov 1728 30 Mar 1795 66
Robert Fairfax  (to 1768)        1707 15 Aug 1793 86
18 Jun 1760 Sir Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham,6th
baronet 16 Feb 1737 26 Sep 1763 26
30 Nov 1763 Sir Brook Bridges,3rd baronet  (to 1774) 17 Sep 1733  4 Sep 1791 57
30 Mar 1768 John Frederick Sackville,later [1769] 3rd
Duke of Dorset 25 Mar 1745 19 Jul 1799 54
15 Feb 1769 Sir Charles Farnaby (Farnaby-Radcliffe from
1784),3rd baronet     c 1738 20 Oct 1798
19 Oct 1774 Charles Marsham,later [1793] 3rd Baron
Romney and [1801] 1st Earl of Romney 28 Sep 1744  1 Mar 1811 66
(to 1790)
Thomas Knight 15 May 1735 23 Oct 1794 59
13 Sep 1780 Filmer Honywood  (to 1796) 19 Aug 1744  2 Jun 1809 64
30 Jun 1790 Sir Edward Knatchbull,8th baronet  (to 1802) 22 May 1758 21 Sep 1819 61
16 Jun 1796 Sir William Geary,2nd baronet  (to 1806) 23 Sep 1756  6 Aug 1825 68
13 Jul 1802 Filmer Honywood  19 Aug 1744  2 Jun 1809 64
11 Nov 1806 William Honywood     c 1759  9 Feb 1818
Sir Edward Knatchbull,8th baronet   (to 1819) 22 May 1758 21 Sep 1819 61
13 Oct 1812 Sir William Geary,2nd baronet 23 Sep 1756  6 Aug 1825 68
27 Jun 1818 William Philip Honywood  (to 1830) 15 Apr 1790 22 Apr 1831 41
16 Nov 1819 Sir Edward Knatchbull,9th baronet   (to 1831) 20 Dec 1781 24 May 1849 67
9 Aug 1830 Thomas Law Hodges  (to 1832) 3 Jun 1776 14 May 1857 80
11 May 1831 Thomas Rider 20 Aug 1785 6 Aug 1847 81
COUNTY SPLIT INTO EAST 
& WEST DIVISIONS 1832
  KENT EAST
17 Dec 1832 John Pemberton Plumptre  (to 1852)  3 May 1791  7 Jan 1864 72
Sir Edward Knatchbull,9th baronet 20 Dec 1781 24 May 1849 67
 3 Mar 1845 William Deedes (the elder)  (to Mar 1857) 17 Oct 1796 30 Nov 1862 66
16 Feb 1852 Sir Brook William Bridges,5th baronet,later
[1868] Baron Fitzwalter  2 Jun 1801  6 Dec 1875 74
13 Jul 1852 Sir Edward Cholmeley Dering,8th baronet
(to Dec 1857) 19 Nov 1807  1 Apr 1896 88
30 Mar 1857 Sir Brook William Bridges,5th baronet,later
[1868] 1st Baron Fitzwalter of Woodham Walter  2 Jun 1801  6 Dec 1875 74
(to May 1868)
10 Dec 1857 William Deedes (the elder) 17 Oct 1796 30 Nov 1862 66
 5 Jan 1863 Sir Edward Cholmeley Dering,8th baronet
(to Nov 1868) 19 Nov 1807  1 Apr 1896 88
 2 May 1868 Edward Leigh Pemberton  [kt 1898]  (to 1885) 14 May 1823 31 Jan 1910 86
21 Nov 1868 George Watson Milles,later [1874] 5th Baron
Sondes and [1880] 1st Earl of Sondes  2 Oct 1824 10 Sep 1894 69
27 Jan 1875 Sir Wyndham Knatchbull,12th baronet 9 Aug 1844 30 Jul 1917 72
26 Jul 1876 William Deedes (the younger) 11 Oct 1834 27 May 1887 52
10 Apr 1880 Aretas Akers-Douglas,later [1911] 1st
Viscount Chilston 21 Oct 1851 15 Jan 1926 74
 SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "ASHFORD","DARTFORD","FAVERSHAM",
"ISLE OF THANET","MEDWAY"
"ST.AUGUSTINES","SEVENOAKS"
AND "TUNBRIDGE"
  KENT MID
23 Nov 1868 Sir William Hart Dyke,7th baronet  (to 1885)  7 Aug 1837  3 Jul 1931 93
William Archer Amherst,styled Viscount
Holmesdale,later [1886] 3rd Earl Amherst 26 Mar 1836 14 Aug 1910 74
8 Apr 1880 Sir Edmund Filmer,9th baronet 11 Jul 1835 17 Dec 1886 51
14 May 1884 John Stewart Gathorne-Hardy,later [1906] 2nd
Earl of Cranbrook 22 Mar 1839 13 Jul 1911 72
 SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "ASHFORD","DARTFORD","FAVERSHAM",
"ISLE OF THANET","MEDWAY"
"ST.AUGUSTINES","SEVENOAKS"
AND "TUNBRIDGE"
CONSTITUENCY REVIVED 1983
 9 Jun 1983 Andrew John Bernard Rowe 11 Sep 1935 21 Nov 2008 73
NAME ALTERED TO "FAVERSHAM
AND MID KENT" 1997
  KENT WEST
15 Dec 1832 Thomas Law Hodges  (to 1841)        1776 14 May 1857 80
Thomas Rider 1765 Aug 1847 82
15 Jan 1835 Sir William Richard Powlett Geary,3rd
baronet 13 Nov 1810 19 Dec 1877 67
 5 Mar 1838 Sir Edmund Filmer,8th baronet  (to Feb 1857) 14 Jun 1809  8 Jan 1857 47
 6 Jul 1841 Charles Marsham,styled Viscount Marsham,
later [1845] 3rd Earl of Romney 30 Jul 1808  3 Sep 1874 66
25 Apr 1845 Thomas Austen 23 Jul 1859
 3 Aug 1847 Thomas Law Hodges        1776 14 May 1857 80
12 Jul 1852 William Masters Smith  (to Apr 1857) 31 Dec 1861
16 Feb 1857 Charles Wykeham Martin  (to 1859) 11 Sep 1801 30 Oct 1870 69
 3 Apr 1857 James Whatman        1813 12 Mar 1887 73
 3 May 1859 William Archer Amherst,styled Viscount
Holmesdale,later [1886] 3rd Earl Amherst   26 Mar 1836 14 Aug 1910 74
(to 1868)
Sir Edmund Filmer,9th baronet 11 Jul 1835 17 Dec 1886 51
22 Jul 1865 William Hart Dyke,later [1875] 7th baronet  7 Aug 1837  3 Jul 1931 93
25 Nov 1868 Charles Henry Mills,later [1872] 2nd baronet  
and [1886] 1st Baron Hillingdon  (to 1885) 26 Apr 1830 3 Apr 1898 67
John Gilbert Talbot 24 Feb 1835  1 Feb 1910 74
15 May 1878 William Heneage Legge,styled Viscount
Lewisham,later [1891] 6th Earl of Dartmouth  6 May 1851 11 Mar 1936 84
 SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "ASHFORD","DARTFORD","FAVERSHAM",
"ISLE OF THANET","MEDWAY"
"ST.AUGUSTINES","SEVENOAKS"
AND "TUNBRIDGE"
  KERRY
       1801 James Crosbie     c 1760 20 Sep 1836
Maurice Fitzgerald  (to 1831) 29 Dec 1774  7 Mar 1849 74
17 Nov 1806 Henry Arthur Herbert     c 1756 21 Jun 1821
21 Oct 1812 James Crosbie     c 1760 20 Sep 1836
24 Jun 1826 William Hare,later [1837] 2nd Earl of Listowel [I] 22 Sep 1801 4 Feb 1856 54
18 Aug 1830 William Browne 1 Nov 1791 4 Aug 1876 84
14 May 1831 Frederick William Beaufort Mullins  (to 1837) 29 Jun 1804 17 Mar 1854 49
Daniel O'Connell 8 Aug 1775 15 May 1847 71
24 Dec 1832 Charles O'Connell 20 Jan 1877
24 Jan 1835 Morgan John O'Connell  (to 1852) 31 Oct 1804 24 May 1858 53
12 Aug 1837 Arthur Blennerhassett 1 Jan 1799 23 Jan 1843 44
13 Jul 1841 William Browne        1791  4 Aug 1876 85
 9 Aug 1847 Henry Arthur Herbert  (to 1866) 1815 26 Feb 1866 50
16 Jul 1852 Valentine Browne,styled Viscount Castlerosse,
later [1871] 4th Earl of Kenmare  (to 1872) 16 May 1825  9 Feb 1905 79
16 Mar 1866 Henry Arthur Herbert   (to 1880)        1840 14 Aug 1901 61
 6 Feb 1872 Rowland Ponsonby Blennerhassett
(to 1885) 22 Jul 1850  7 Apr 1913 62
3 Apr 1880 Sir Rowland Blennerhassett,4th baronet  5 Sep 1839 22 Mar 1909 69
 SPLIT INTO 4 DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE BELOW
  KERRY EAST
 3 Dec 1885 Jeremiah Daniel Sheehan        1847
16 Jul 1895 Michael Davitt   [he was also returned for 25 Mar 1846 30 May 1906 60
Mayo South, for which he chose to sit]
27 Mar 1896 James Boothby Burke Roche,later [1920] 3rd
Baron Fermoy 28 Jul 1852 30 Oct 1920 68
 1 Oct 1900 John Murphy        1870 17 Apr 1930 59
22 Jan 1910 Eugene O'Sullivan        1879 19 May 1942 62
[he was unseated on petition in June 1910
and no writ was issued until the general
election]
   Dec 1910 Timothy O'Sullivan  7 Jan 1879 15 Aug 1950 71
14 Dec 1918 Pierce Beasley 15 Feb 1881 22 Jun 1965 84
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922 
  KERRY NORTH
26 Nov 1885 John Stack  5 Mar 1897
   Jul 1892 Thomas Sexton        1848  1 Nov 1932 84
24 Apr 1896 Michael Joseph Flavin        1866  3 May 1944 77
14 Dec 1918 James Crowley 1880 21 Jan 1946 65
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922 
  KERRY SOUTH
 5 Dec 1885 John O'Connor     c 1835 12 Jan 1891
21 Sep 1887 Denis Kilbride   [at the general election in Sep 1848    Oct 1924 76
Jul 1895, he was also returned for Galway
North, for which he chose to sit]
 4 Sep 1895 Thomas Joseph Farrell        1847
 3 Oct 1900 John Mary Pius Boland 16 Sep 1870 17 Mar 1958 87
14 Dec 1918 Finian Lynch 17 Mar 1889  3 Jun 1966 77
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922 
  KERRY WEST
 2 Dec 1885 Edward Harrington     c 1852
   Jul 1892 Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde,11th
baronet 21 Sep 1862 15 Sep 1935 72
 8 Oct 1900 Thomas O'Donnell        1872 11 Jun 1943 70
14 Dec 1918 Austin Stack 7 Dec 1879 27 Apr 1929 49
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922 
  KETTERING (NORTHAMPTONSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 Alfred Edward Waterson  5 Aug 1880 25 Nov 1964 84
15 Nov 1922 Owen Parker        1860  5 Nov 1936 76
 6 Dec 1923 Samuel Frederick Perry 29 Jun 1877 19 Oct 1954 77
29 Oct 1924 Sir Mervyn Edward Manningham-Buller,3rd 
baronet 16 Jan 1876 22 Aug 1956 80
30 May 1929 Samuel Frederick Perry 29 Jun 1877 19 Oct 1954 77
27 Oct 1931 John Francis Eastwood 13 Oct 1887 30 Jan 1952 64
 6 Mar 1940 John Dennis Profumo 30 Jan 1915 10 Mar 2006 91
26 Jul 1945 Gilbert Richard Mitchison,later [1964] Baron
Mitchison [L] 23 Mar 1890 14 Feb 1970 79
15 Oct 1964 Sir Geoffrey Stanley de Freitas  7 Apr 1913 10 Aug 1982 69
 3 May 1979 William Dennis Homewood 17 Mar 1920 13 Jan 1989 68
 9 Jun 1983 Roger Norman Freeman,later [1997] Baron
Freeman [L] 27 May 1942
1 May 1997 Philip Andrew Sawford 26 Jun 1950
5 May 2005 Philip Thomas Hollobone 7 Nov 1964
  KIDDERMINSTER (WORCESTERSHIRE)
12 Dec 1832 Richard Godson 19 Jun 1797 1 Aug 1849 52
 8 Jan 1835 George Richard Philips,later [1847] 2nd
baronet 23 Dec 1789 22 Feb 1883 93
25 Jul 1837 Richard Godson 19 Jun 1797 1 Aug 1849 52
 5 Sep 1849 John Best        1821 18 Jun 1865 43
 7 Jul 1852 Robert Lowe,later [1880] 1st Viscount 
Sherbrooke  4 Dec 1811 27 Jul 1892 80
30 Apr 1859 Alfred Rhodes Bristow        1820  5 Apr 1875 54
27 May 1862 Luke White,later [1873] 2nd Baron Annaly 26 Sep 1829 17 Mar 1888 58
12 Jul 1865 Albert Grant 18 Dec 1831 30 Aug 1899 67
For further information on this MP,see the note
at the foot of this page
17 Nov 1868 Thomas Lea,later [1892] 1st baronet 17 Jan 1841  9 Jan 1902 60
 2 Feb 1874 Albert Grant   [his election was declared 18 Dec 1831 30 Aug 1899 67
void 17 Jul 1874]
 1 Aug 1874 Sir William Augustus Fraser,4th baronet 10 Feb 1826 17 Aug 1898 72
1 Apr 1880 John Brinton 25 Jan 1827  2 Jul 1914 87
 3 Jul 1886 Augustus Frederick Godson  [kt 1898]        1835 11 Oct 1906 71
13 Jan 1906 Edmund Broughton Barnard 16 Feb 1856 27 Jan 1930 73
18 Jan 1910 Eric Ayshford Knight        1863 10 Aug 1944 81
15 Nov 1922 John Sydney Wardlaw-Milne  [kt 1932]        1879 11 Jul 1967 88
26 Jul 1945 Louis Byron Tolley        1889 30 Apr 1959 69
23 Feb 1950 Gerald David Nunes Nabarro  [kt 1963] 29 Jun 1913 18 Nov 1973 60
15 Oct 1964 Sir Esme Tatton Cecil Brinton 4 Jan 1916 26 Sep 1985 69
28 Feb 1974 James Esmond Bulmer 19 May 1935
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  KILDARE
       1801 Maurice Bagenal St.Leger Keating     c 1761        1835
John Latouche  21 Aug 1732  3 Feb 1810 77
20 Jul 1802 Lord Robert Stephen Fitzgerald 15 Jan 1765  2 Jan 1833 67
Robert Latouche  (to 1830) Oct 1773 22 May 1844 70
21 May 1807 Lord Henry Fitzgerald 30 Jul 1761  8 Jul 1829 67
23 Mar 1814 Lord William Charles O'Brien Fitzgerald  4 Jan 1793  8 Dec 1864 71
(to 1831)
18 Aug 1830 Richard More O'Ferrall  (to 1847)        1797 27 Oct 1880 83
9 May 1831 Sir Josiah William Hort,2nd baronet 6 Jul 1791 24 Aug 1876 85
21 Dec 1832 Edward Ruthven
11 Aug 1837 Robert Archbold 26 Feb 1855
18 Aug 1847 Charles William Fitzgerald,styled Marquess of
Kildare,later [1874] 4th Duke of Leinster
(to Jul 1852) 30 Mar 1819 10 Feb 1887 67
Richard Southwell Bourke,styled Baron Naas
from 1849,later [1867] 6th Earl of Mayo 21 Feb 1822  8 Feb 1872 49
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of the page containing 
details of the Earldom of Mayo.
13 Mar 1852 William Henry Ford Cogan  (to 1880)        1823 28 Sep 1894 71
26 Jul 1852 David O'Connor Henchy        1810  1 Dec 1876 66
19 May 1859 Richard More O'Ferrall        1797 27 Oct 1880 83
19 Jul 1865 Lord Otho Augustus Fitzgerald 10 Oct 1827 19 Nov 1882 55
16 Feb 1874 Charles Henry Meldon  (to 1885)        1841 15 May 1892 50
7 Apr 1880 James Leahy        1822
COUNTY SPLIT INTO NORTH 
& SOUTH DIVISIONS 1885
  KILDARE NORTH
30 Nov 1885 James Laurence Carew        1853 31 Aug 1903 50
   Jul 1892 Patrick James Kennedy 19 Dec 1864 10 Mar 1947 82
20 Jul 1895 Charles John Engledow 30 Sep 1860        1933 72
10 Oct 1900 Edmund Leamy        1848 10 Dec 1904 56
14 Feb 1905 John O'Connor 10 Oct 1850 27 Oct 1928 78
14 Dec 1918 Donald Richard Buckley 3 Feb 1866 30 Oct 1963 97
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922 
  KILDARE SOUTH
26 Nov 1885 James Leahy        1822
   Jul 1892 Matthew Joseph Minch        1857 5 Jun 1921 63
22 May 1903 Denis Kilbride Sep 1848    Oct 1924 76
14 Dec 1918 Arthur John O'Connor        1888 10 May 1950 61
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922 
  KILKENNY
       1801 William Talbot Mar 1776 19 May 1851 75
 2 Mar 1801 Richard Archdall     c 1746  8 Feb 1824
22 Jul 1802 Charles Harward Butler (Charles Harward
Butler Clarke from 1820 and Charles Harward
Butler Clarke Southwell Wandesford from 1830)  9 Nov 1780  7 Nov 1860 79
 4 Feb 1809 Robert Williams 11 Feb 1767 10 Mar 1847 80
24 Oct 1812 Overington Blunden 14 Aug 1767 16 Dec 1837 70
27 May 1814 Charles Harward Butler (Charles Harward
Butler Clarke from 1820 and Charles Harward
Butler Clarke Southwell Wandesford from 1830)  9 Nov 1780  7 Nov 1860 79
27 Mar 1820 Denis Browne c 1760 14 Aug 1828  
22 Jun 1826 John Doherty 1785 8 Sep 1850 65
11 Aug 1830 Nicholas Philpot Leader 19 Jan 1773 7 Feb 1836 63
13 Dec 1832 Richard Sullivan
17 May 1836 Daniel O'Connell 8 Aug 1775 15 May 1847 71
 7 Aug 1837 Joseph Hume 22 Jan 1777 20 Feb 1855 78
 3 Jul 1841 John O'Connell   [at the general election in 24 Dec 1810 24 May 1858 47
Aug 1847,he was also returned for
Limerick,for which he chose to sit]
18 Dec 1847 Michael Sullivan 23 Dec 1878
13 Jul 1865 Sir John Gray 13 Jul 1815 9 Apr 1875
29 Apr 1875 Benjamin Whitworth        1816 24 Sep 1893 77
27 Feb 1880 John Francis Smithwick        1844 after 1912
 2 Jul 1886 Thomas Quinn        1838  3 Nov 1897 59
    Jul 1892 Thomas Bartholomew Curran        1870    Oct 1929 59
17 Jul 1895 Patrick O'Brien c 1847 12 Jul 1917  
10 Aug 1917 William Thomas Cosgrave 6 Jun 1880 16 Nov 1965 85
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
Robert Gent-Davis, MP for Kennington 1885-1889
Gent-Davis came perilously close to expulsion from the House of Commons in November 1888,
after he was committed to prison for a contempt of court. 
The following report is taken from 'The Manchester Guardian' of 28 November 1888:-
'Mr. Justice North, in the Chancery Division yesterday, gave judgment in the application to
commit Mr. Gent-Davis, M.P., to prison for contempt of court. Mr. Gent-Davis was present. His
Lordship said that the application was for an attachment against Mr. Gent-Davis for 
disobedience to an order of the court directing him to pay £3,778 19s 2d. The case arose out
of the administration of the estate of the late Mr. J.H. Gent, and in 1880 Mr. Gent-Davis was
appointed receiver and manager of a distillery business. Difficulties arose about the accounts,
and in June this year an order was made removing Mr. Gent-Davis from his office. He was
directed to pay an undisputed amount of £3,778 19s 2d into court, and in September £1,500
towards that sum was paid into court by him, the application for attachment being postponed
in consequence. Mr. Gent-Davis had received large sums of money from the estate, and he 
now pleaded that he was without means to pay the balance, and that he claimed privilege as
a member of Parliament. Mr. Gent-Davis was undoubtedly in a fiduciary position, and the
object of the court was to punish him for his breach of trust. With regard to the privilege 
claimed he (the Judge) was of opinion that there was no privilege in this case. He therefore
made the order for attachment, but if Mr. Gent-Davis applied to the Court of Appeal during the
day the issue of the writ for his arrest would be delayed until after the hearing of the appeal.
'Mr. Gent-Davis's counsel intimated that his client would not appeal. The writ of attachment
was therefore issued at once.'
Gent-Davis appeared in court the following day and offered to apologize and to refund the 
outstanding amount. The Judge, however, refused to interfere, and Gent-Davis was 
accordingly arrested and imprisoned. He was released after six weeks and shortly afterwards 
resigned, a new writ being issued for the constituency of Kennington in early March 1889.
The Kennington election of January 1919
In the normal course of events, the voters in the constituency of Kennington would have
gone to the polls on 14 Dec 1918, along with the rest of the country. However, one of the
candidates for Kennington, Colonel Francis Alfred Lucas, died on 11 December. 
This situation is covered in the Ballot Act of 1872, which states that "if after the 
adjournment of an election by the returning officer for the purpose of taking a poll one of
the candidates nominated shall die before the poll is commenced, the returning officer
shall, upon being satisfied of the fact of such death, countermand notice of the poll, and
all the proceedings with reference to the election shall be commenced afresh in all respects
as if the writ had been received by the returning officer on the day on which proof was
given to him of such death; provided that no fresh nomination shall be necessary in the
case of a candidate who stood nominated at the time of the countermand of the poll."
Accordingly, a fresh election took place in early January 1919. A similar situation occurred 
in the general election in 1929 for the seat of Rugby, when the Labour candidate, Henry
Yates, died after he had been nominated as a candidate. On this occasion, while the
rest of the country voted on 30 May 1929, the voters in Rugby went to the poll on 13 June.
Thomas Samuel Beauchamp Williams, MP for Kennington 1923-1924
Williams committed suicide in July 1927. The following report of the subsequent inquest into his
death appeared in "The Times" of 11 July 1927:-
'An inquest was held at Holborn on Saturday on the body of Thomas Samuel Beauchamp 
Williams, aged 50, a retired lieutenant-colonel of the Indian Medical Service, and formerly 
Labour member for Kennington, who was found dead at his chambers in Cursitor-street, 
Chancery-lane, He was lying in his pyjamas under a quilt on the hearth, and near his head was
a gas-ring with the tap turned on. It was stated that he contracted malaria and typhoid during
the war, and retired from the service on pension in 1920. His brain, said Sir Bernard Spilsbury,
was unusually large. Lieutenant-Colonel Williams was a bachelor, and his brother, who gave
evidence of identification, stated that he had no financial worries. He had suffered from 
neuritis and had sunstroke while in the Service. A verdict of "Suicide while of unsound mind"
was returned.
'Lieutenant-Colonel Williams was elected Labour M.P. for the Kennington Division of Lambeth in
1923, and was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade, Mr.
Sidney Webb, in the Labour Government. At the General Election of 1924 he was defeated at
Kennington by the present Unionist member, Mr. George Harvey. He had previously contested
the Bridgwater Division of Somerset unsuccessfully in 1922, and was also unsuccessful in a
by-election at Eastbourne in 1925. A son of the late Ven. Thomas Williams, Archdeacon of
Merioneth, he was born at Bangor in 1877, and, after passing through the training ship 
Conway, went to sea for a time as an apprentice. He then went to Edinburgh University,
where he graduated M.B. and Ch.B. with first class honours. He served in the Great War from
1914 to 1919, and was retired on pension in the following year.'
Albert Grant, MP for Kidderminster 1865-1868 and February-July 1874
 
 
Grant, who was also a Baron in the peerage of Italy, is best remembered for being a "company
promoter" in the worst sense of the phrase. The vast majority of his promotions were subject
to allegations of fraud, his specialty being to ramp up the value of the shares then selling 
these to the public before they had time to realise that their purchases were of lesser value. 
According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Grant's customer base was initially
made up of clergymen and widows. On his death in 1899, the London 'Standard' published
the following obituary:-
'A quarter of a century ago the death of Baron Grant, which took place yesterday morning, at
his residence, Aldwick, near Bognor, would have created a stir throughout the social and
the financial world. To-day his biography will be read by many to whom only the leading
incidents of his very remarkable career are familiar. On the one hand, he will be remembered
as the princely donor of the gardens in Leicester Square to the public; on the other, he will
be thought of only as a notorious Company-promoter, whose numerous and daring schemes
were the talk of London twenty-five years ago.
 
'Albert Grant was born in Dublin on December 17, 1830 [this conflicts with other more recent
sources which give December 18, 1831, which date I have used] being the son of a Jewish 
trader in that city [whose name was Bernard Gottheimer]. He received his education in London
and Paris. At the age of thirty-five he was elected M.P. for Kidderminster, and was 
subsequently re-elected in 1874. He was also appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower
Hamlets in 1868. The title of Baron was conferred upon him in 1868 by the King of Italy, Victor
Emanuel, in recognition of his work in completing the celebrated Victor Emanuel Gallery at 
Milan. From the same quarter he received the appointment of Commander of the Order of SS.
Maurice and Lazare of Italy. He was also a Commander of the Order of Christ of Portugal. 
Those who can recall the condition of Leicester-square thirty years ago in its dilapidated 
state, with wretched hoardings round it, can best appreciate the transformation which was 
effected in that quarter of London by Grant's munificent gift of Leicester­square. On account 
of the place being freehold, and held by numerous individuals in shares, the authorities had
declared it was practically impossible to deal with the matter. Baron Grant, however, thought 
otherwise, and with the energy which characterised all his philanthropic as well as his 
commercial actions, he so worked and planned as to finally become the sole owner by 
purchase of the various rights to the square. Having planted the gardens, now so long familiar 
to the multitudes of tired Londoners who have rested therein, he placed the statue of 
Shakespeare where it now stands. At the opening of the gardens on the 15th of July, 1874, by
the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, a vote of thanks was accorded to the 
generous donor, while directions were given that an inscription commemorating the gift should 
be cut and preserved on the base of the Shakespeare statue. Another occasion on which 
Baron Grant's public spirit was also shown in a highly interesting manner was the sale, at 
Christie's on May 18, 1874, of the works of the great artist Landseer; among others was a fine
and well-known portrait of Sir Walter Scott. A great competition for this work took place, but
it was secured by Baron Grant for 800 guineas. On the same evening, in the House of 
Commons, Sir Stafford Northcote, then Leader of the House, was asked by a member why
the nation had not secured so priceless a treasure, to which he replied that, whilst he 
regretted that so interesting a picture should be lost, there were no funds available for the 
outlay; thereupon Baron Grant rose and said his object in buying it was to present it to the 
National Portrait Gallery, to the Trustees of which he had already on that day sent to offer it. 
On this Sir Stafford Northcote rose and proposed a vote of thanks of the House of Commons 
to Baron Grant, which vote was passed amid great enthusiasm. 
'While thus engaged in making princely benefactions to the country, Baron Grant could 
certainly not be charged with stinting his private expenditure. The palace erected for himself, 
upon what was once a slum in Kensington, was equal in magnificence to anything which has 
ever been attempted by more recent millionaires. The marble staircase alone (now in the poss-
ession of Madame Tussaud's) is estimated to have cost something like seventy thousand 
pounds, while the enormous extent of the house was such that upon his bankruptcy it was 
found impossible to find a tenant with the means for keeping up such a palatial residence. 
Subsequently it was demolished, and the site is covered with small residences. The collection 
of pictures realised over one hundred thousand pounds, while the legends concerning the cost 
of his entertainments, even when taken with the proverbial allowance of salt, are fit to rank 
among the wonders of Arabian Nights fables. 
'Like many other notorious Company promoters, Baron Grant's career was of so meteoric a
character that any attempts to trace it in detail must utterly fail. That he was possessed of
great business genius and money-rnaking talents from his earliest years is probable enough;
and the suggestion that the recognition of these gifts by certain of the Jewish fraternity led
to his being at first employed by them in money-making projects is also probable. It has been
sufficiently demonstrated, and never, perhaps, more strikingly than within very recent years,
that, granted audacity and a measure of success, and the public is not particularly given to
investigate too closely the details concerning the career of the capitalist who may be inviting
their confidence in the form of subscriptions to new Company flotations, and in this direction
the name of Albert Grant a quarter of a century back was one to conjure with.
 
'But it is not only financial audacity, coupled with ability and ingenuity, that secure the 
success obtained by Baron Grant in Company-promoting; the times must also be propitious.
Previous to 1870 numerous flotations had been made of Companies in which he was interested; 
but it was not till the period following the declaration of peace after the Franco-Prussian war 
that the great opportunity was found. The usual revival in trade and general confidence 
followed the closing of the war, and Albert Grant, capitalist, member of Parliament, and bearing
the dignity of Baron, found then the golden chance of bringing his social distinctions and 
business abilities alike to bear in a course of Company-promoting which for extravagance and 
disastrous results to those who were unfortunate enough to subscribe to them have rarely
been exceeded. At this distance of time little good would be served in recalling the details of 
the many projects put forward. It was the old story of the public being beguiled by high-
sounding names behind the wildest schemes and promises. Some idea may be obtained of the 
extraordinary activity of Baron Grant's Company promoting schemes between the years 1871 
and 1874 from the following statement, reproduced from a file of the Statist. It shows 
approximately the number of Companies projected within three years, the capital involved, and
the subsequent depreciation which resulted [the table shows that Grant promoted 37 
companies during the three year period, of which 11 had been wound up or were in liquidation. 
The remaining 26 companies had total issued capital of around £13.5 million, but their total 
market value in April 1874 was only £4 million, a loss to investors of 70%. If one includes the 
capital lost in the liquidated/wound-up companies, this loss rises to nearly 85%].
'The flotation of the famous Emma Silver Mine is one that stands out notoriously among the
many schemes in which the late Baron was concerned. This Company was issued with a share
capital of £1,000,000 in shares of £20 each. Three members of Parliament [including George
Anderson, MP for Glasgow and Edward Brydges Willyams, MP for Cornwall East] were among
the Directors, to say nothing of a United States Minister thrown in [Robert Cumming Schenck,
US Minister to Britain]. Possible profits of 80 per cent per annum were indicated, and the 
Shares were rushed to a premium. The mine was proved worthless, and within four years from
the incorporation of the Company the £20 Shares were worth about a shilling. 
 
'The legal actions which were commenced in connection with this Company proved the 
beginning of the end of Baron Grant's career as a Company promoter of the first magnitude.
Before the actions - which were attended by many scandalous exposures - had been decided,
his bankruptcy occurred. The catastrophe was as remarkable as the previous successes had
been; and although in 1886 and again ten years later, saw him in the Bankruptcy Court again,
his career as a famous capitalist and Company promoter practically terminated with his first
failure. While, however, no longer appearing publicly in connection with the many financial
schemes projected in recent years his initiative genius has probably not been wholly lacking.
As recently as Saturday last a receiving order appears to have been made against him, no
statement, however, being made as to the liabilities.
'It should be mentioned that among his many ventures was his brief ownership of [the news-
paper] the Echo. It cannot be said that he has left a name for his countrymen to hold in
honour. Yet he had many attached friends who clung to him in his adversity. If he was not
over scrupulous in acquiring money, he was generous in giving it away.'
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