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David O'Connor Henchy (1810 – 1 December 1876) was an Irish Whig politician. From 1852 to 1859, he was one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for Kildare, representing the county in the United Kingdom House of Commons.[1]

Henchy was first elected to the Parliament at the general election in July 1852, when he defeated a Conservative opponent to succeed the Marquess of Kildare as the second of Kilkare's two MPs.[2] He was re-elected unopposed at the general election in 1857, pledged to support the creation of an independent Irish opposition, [3] but did not stand again in 1859.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "K", part 1". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Kcommons1.htm. Retrieved 05 December 2009.  
  2. ^ Brian M. Walker, ed (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 84. ISBN 0 901714 12 7.  
  3. ^ Walker, op. cit., page 91
  4. ^ Walker, op. cit., page 96

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Marquess of Kildare
William Cogan
Member of Parliament for Kildare
18521859
With: William Cogan
Succeeded by
Richard More O'Ferrall
William Cogan

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