Birmingham Acock's Green (UK Parliament constituency)

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Birmingham Acock's Green
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19451950
Number of membersOne
Replaced byBirmingham Yardley and Birmingham Hall Green
Created fromBirmingham Moseley

Birmingham Acock's Green was a short-lived constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1950. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

The County Borough of Birmingham wards of Acock's Green and Hall Green.

Before 1945 the area formed part of the Birmingham Moseley constituency. That division had over 100,000 electors and was considered to be overlarge. As an interim measure, before the Boundary Commission for England carried out the first periodic review of Parliamentary boundaries, it was authorised by the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1944 (7 & 8 Geo. 6, c. 41) to divide the largest constituencies.

In the first periodic review, which was given effect by the Representation of the People Act 1948 (which applied from the United Kingdom general election, 1950), Acock's Green ward became part of Birmingham Yardley and Hall Green ward gave its name to the new seat of Birmingham Hall Green.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1945 Henry Usborne Labour
1950 Constituency abolished

Election[edit]

General election 1945: Birmingham Acock's Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry Usborne 19,951 49.5 N/A
Conservative A.T. Maxwell 15,797 39.2 N/A
Liberal William Papel Hamsher 4,546 11.3 N/A
Majority 4,154 10.3 N/A
Turnout 55,880 72.1 N/A
Labour gain from new seat Swing N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Revised edition - Macmillan Press 1977)
  • Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume IV 1945-1979, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1981)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)