Manchester South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Manchester
1885 (1885)1918 (1918)
Number of members One
Replaced by Moss Side
Rusholme
Created from Manchester

Manchester South was one of six parliamentary constituencies created in 1885 by the division of the Parliamentary Borough of Manchester, England. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system. The constituency was abolished in 1918.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and consisted of the following areas:[1]

Redistribution[edit]

The seat was abolished in 1918, when the Representation of the People Act redrew constituencies throughout Great Britain. Manchester's representation was increased to ten members of parliament, and the former Manchester South was divided between the areas of the new Moss Side and Rusholme constituencies.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [3] Party[4]
1885 Henry Enfield Roscoe Liberal
1895 Marquess of Lorne Liberal Unionist
1900 by-election William Wellesley Peel Liberal Unionist
1906 Arthur Haworth Liberal
1912 by-election Philip Kirkland Glazebrook Conservative
1918 by-election Robert Burdon Stoker Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

26 November 1885: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Enfield Roscoe 3791 55
Conservative P Royle 3121 45
Majority 670 10
2 July 1886: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Enfield Roscoe 3407 53
Conservative T Sowler 3072 47
Majority 335 5
6 July 1892: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Enfield Roscoe 4245 51
Conservative Viscount Emlyn 4064 49
Majority 181 2
13 July 1895: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Marquis of Lorne 4457 50
Liberal Henry Enfield Roscoe 4379 50
Majority 78 1

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

25 May 1900: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist William Wellesley Peel 5497 61
Liberal Leifchild Stratten Leif-Jones 3458 39
Majority 2039 23
2 October 1900: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist William Wellesley Peel 5122 57
Liberal Edwyn Holt 3850 43
Majority 1272 14
13 January 1906: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth 8002 68
Conservative L E Smith 3770 32
Majority 4232 36

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

15 January 1910: Manchester South

Electorate 15,594

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth 8,121 58.9
Conservative Charles Lionel Atkins Ward-Jackson 5,669 41.1
Majority 2,452 17.8
Turnout 88.4
Liberal hold Swing
3 December 1910: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth Unopposed
Majority
  • At the December 1910 election the Conservative candidate was Philip Glazebrook. However due to a mistake by his agent, his nomination papers were not handed in on time and Arthur Haworth was elected unopposed.[5]
5 March 1912: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Kirkland Glazebrook 7051 52
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth 6472 48
22 March 1918: Manchester South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Burdon Stoker Unopposed
Majority

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 c.23, Schedule 6: Divisions of Boroughs
  2. ^ Representation of the People Act 1918 c.64, Schedule 9: Redistribution of Seats
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 152. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  5. ^ The Times, Saturday, Dec 03, 1910; pg. 12

Sources[edit]

Election Results:

Viscount Emlyn:

Leifchild Stratten Leif-Jones: