South East Lancashire (UK Parliament constituency)
|South East Lancashire|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||two|
|Replaced by||Eccles, Gorton, Heywood, Middleton, Prestwich, Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth, Stretford and Westhoughton|
|Created from||South Lancashire|
South East Lancashire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was represented by two Members of Parliament. The constituency was created by the Reform act of 1867 by the splitting of the South Lancashire constituency into South-West and South-East divisions.
The constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, being divided into eight single member divisions of Eccles, Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth, Gorton, Heywood, Middleton, Prestwich, Stretford and Westhoughton.
This constituency comprised the Salford hundred of Lancashire except for those parts of the hundred lying in the Parliamentary boroughs of Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford and Stalybridge.
Members of Parliament
- Constituency created (1868)
|Election||1st Member||1st Party||2nd Member||2nd Party|
|1868||Algernon Egerton||Conservative||John Snowdon Henry||Conservative|
|1880||Robert Leake||Liberal||William Agnew||Liberal|
1868 general election
|General Election 1868: South East Lancashire|
|Conservative||John Snowdon Henry||8,012||26.5||N/A|
|Liberal||H. Y. Thompson||6,953||23.0||N/A|
1874 general election
|General Election 1874: South East Lancashire|
|Liberal||J. E. Taylor||7,453||22.5|
1880 general election
|General Election 1880: South East Lancashire|