Salford South (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Salford South 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 for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1885–1918[edit]

The constituency of Salford, South Division was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and consisted of the following wards of the Borough of Salford: Crescent, Islington, Ordsall, St. Stephen's, and the part of Regent Ward east of the centre of Trafford Road.[2]

1918–1950[edit]

The Representation of the People Act 1918 reorganised constituencies throughout Great Britain. Salford South was redefined as consisting of seven wards of the county borough of Salford: Crescent, Islington, Ordsall, Regent, Trafford, Trinity and Weaste.[3]

Abolition[edit]

The next redistribution of parliamentary constituencies took place under the Representation of the People Act 1948, and this led to the abolition of the Salford South constituency. Its area was divided between the borough constituencies of Salford East and Salford West.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William Mather Liberal
1886 Sir Henry Hoyle Howorth Conservative
1900 James Grimble Groves Conservative
1906 Hilaire Belloc Liberal
1910 Sir Clement Anderson Barlow Conservative
1923 Joseph Toole Labour
1924 Edmund Ashworth Radford Conservative
1929 Joseph Toole Labour
1931 John Joseph Stourton Conservative
1945 Edward Arthur Hardy Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Hilaire Belloc
General Election January 1906: Salford South[4]

Electorate 8,645

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc 4,230 55.6
Conservative James Grimble Groves 3,378 44.4
Majority 852 11.2
Turnout 88.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Salford South[5]

Electorate 8,344

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc 3,952 52.1
Conservative Clement Anderson Montague Barlow 3,636 47.9
Majority 316 4.2
Turnout 7,588 90.9
Liberal hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salford South 1885–1950". Millbank Systems. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  2. ^ Sixth Schedule. Divisions Of Boroughs: Number, Names, Contents, And Boundaries Of Divisions, Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (C.23)
  3. ^ Ninth Schedule, Redistribution of Seats, Part I, Parliamentary Boroughs, Representation of the People Act 1918 (C.64)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)