Salford North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Salford North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of members one
Replaced by Salford East and Salford West
Created from Salford

Salford North was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester from 1885 until 1950.[1] It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, which split the two-member Salford constituency into three divisions: Salford North, Salford South and Salford West. It was abolished before the 1950 general election .

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Edward Hardcastle Conservative
1892 William Henry Holland Liberal
1895 Frederick Platt-Higgins Conservative
1906 Sir William Pollard Byles Liberal
1917 by-election Benjamin Tillett Labour
1924 Samuel Finburgh Conservative
1929 Benjamin Tillett Labour
1931 John Patrick Morris Conservative
1945 William McAdam Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election January 1906: Salford North[2]

Electorate 9,517

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Pollard Byles 4,915 56.9 +12.4
Conservative Frederick Platt-Higgins 3,728 43.1 -12.4
Majority 1,187 13.8 +24.8
Turnout 90.8 +7.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Salford North[3]

Electorate 9,850

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Pollard Byles 4,980 54.7
Conservative Ian Zachary Malcolm 4,123 45.3
Majority 857 9.4
Turnout 92.4
Liberal hold Swing
Sir William Pollard Byles
General Election December 1910: Salford North[4]

Electorate 9,850

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Pollard Byles 4,402 51.4 -3.3
Conservative Cyril Charlie Hamilton Potter 4,163 48.6 +3.3
Majority 239 2.8 -6.6
Turnout 87.0 -5.4
Liberal hold Swing -3.3

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Salford North 1886–1950. Millbank Systems. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)

Further reading[edit]

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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