Birmingham South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Birmingham South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Created from Birmingham

Birmingham South was a parliamentary constituency in Birmingham which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Elections were held using the first-past-the-post voting system.


Before 1885 the city of Birmingham had been a three-member constituency (see Birmingham (UK Parliament constituency) for further details). Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 the parliamentary borough of Birmingham was split into seven single-member divisions, one of which was Birmingham South.

The division was bounded to the west by Birmingham Edgbaston, to the north-west by Birmingham Central, to the north by Birmingham East, to the east by Birmingham Bordesley and in the south by the then city boundary and the East Worcestershire constituency.

In the 1918 redistribution of parliamentary seats, the Representation of the People Act 1918 provided for twelve new Birmingham divisions. The South division was abolished.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Joseph Powell-Williams Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1904 by-election Charles Howard, Viscount Morpeth Liberal Unionist
1911 by-election Leo Amery Liberal Unionist
1912 Conservative
1918 Constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

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