King's Lynn was a constituency in Norfolk, known as Lynn or Bishop's Lynn prior to 1537, which returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1885, and one member thereafter. Until 1918 it was a parliamentary borough, after which the name was transferred to a county constituency. It was abolished for the February 1974 general election.
Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister, was an MP for the constituency for almost the entirety of his Commons career, from 1702 until 1742.
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