Manchester East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Replaced by Manchester Ardwick and Manchester Clayton
Created from Manchester

Manchester East was one of six single-member parliamentary constituencies created in 1885 by the division of the existing three-member Parliamentary Borough of Manchester. It was abolished in 1918.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and was defined as consisting of the following areas:

  • The Parish of Bradford,
  • The Parish of Ardwick,
  • The Parish of Beswick,
  • The part of the Parish of Chorlton-upon-Medlock north of the centres of Cavendish Street, Grosvenor Street, Upper Brook Street, Dover Street, St. Leonards Street, and Cheltenham Street.[1]

The next redistribution took place under the terms of the Representation of the People Act 1918. The Manchester East seat was divided between the two new constituencies of Manchester Ardwick and Manchester Clayton.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [3] Party
1885 Arthur James Balfour Conservative
1906 Thomas Gardner Horridge Liberal
Jan. 1910 John Edward Sutton Labour
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

26 November 1885: Manchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur James Balfour 4536 55
Liberal A Hopkinson 3712 45
Majority 824 10
2 July 1886: Manchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur James Balfour 4160 54
Liberal J H Crosfield 3516 46
Majority 644 8
6 July 1892: Manchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur James Balfour 5,147 52
Liberal J E C Munro 4,749 48
Majority 398 4
13 July 1895: Manchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur James Balfour 5,386 54
Liberal J E C Munro 4,610 46
Majority 776 8
2 October 1900: Manchester East

Electorate 12,727

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Arthur James Balfour 5,803 63.4
Liberal Alfred Henry Scott 3,350 36.6
Majority 2,453 26.8
Turnout 71.9
Conservative hold Swing
13 January 1906: Manchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Gardner Horridge 6,403 59
Conservative Arthur James Balfour 4,423 41
Majority 1,980 18
15 January 1910: Manchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Edward Sutton 6,110 55
Conservative E Elvy Robb 5,091 45
Majority 1,019 9
3 December 1910: Manchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Edward Sutton 5,524 54
Conservative Richard Gregory Proby 4,653 46
Majority 871 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sixth Schedule. Divisions Of Boroughs: Number, Names, Contents, And Boundaries Of Divisions, Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (C.23)
  2. ^ F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol. II: Northern England, London, 1991
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]

Sources[edit]

Election Results:

Horridge:

Sutton:

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
vacant. Last was Midlothian in 1894
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1902–1905
Succeeded by
Stirling Burghs