Manchester South West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester South West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Replaced by Manchester Hulme
Created from Manchester

Manchester South West 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, which was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, consisted of the civil parish of Hulme.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton Conservative
1886 Jacob Bright Liberal
1895 William Johnson Galloway Conservative
1906 George Davy Kelley Labour
1910 (Jan) Arthur Colefax Conservative
1910 (Dec) Christopher Thomas Needham Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

26 November1885: Manchester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton 3929 54
Liberal Jacob Bright 3362 46
Majority 567 8
2 July 1886: Manchester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jacob Bright 3670 52
Conservative Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton 3450 48
Majority 220 3
6 July 1892: Manchester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jacob Bright 3924 51
Liberal Unionist Sir Alfred Hopkinson 3776 49
Majority 148 2
13 July 1895: Manchester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 3994 53
Liberal J M Astbury 3496 47
2 October 1900: Manchester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 4017 63
Labour F Brocklehurst 2398 37
Majority 1619 25
13 January 1906: Manchester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Davy Kelley 4101 59
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 2875 41
Majority 1226 18
15 January 1910: Manchester South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Arthur Colefax 3111 42
Liberal Christopher Needham 3004 41
Social Democratic Federation J McKean McLachlan 1218 17
Majority 107 1
3 December 1910: Manchester South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Christopher Needham 3590 52
Conservative Arthur Colefax 3331 48
Majority 259 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sixth Schedule. Divisions Of Boroughs: Number, Names, Contents, And Boundaries Of Divisions, Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (C.23)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]

Sources[edit]

Election Results: