Birmingham Moseley (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
Birmingham Moseley was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1950. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
Between 1885 and 1918 the parliamentary borough of Birmingham was split into seven single-member divisions. The Representation of the People Act 1918 provided for a redistribution of Birmingham into twelve constituencies, one of which was Birmingham Moseley.
Moseley was the south-westernmost of the Birmingham seats established in 1918. It comprised the then City Council wards of Acock's Green and Sparkhill, with parts of the wards of Balsall Heath, King's Norton, Moseley and King's Heath, and Sparkbrook.
By the 1935 United Kingdom general election, the electorate of the Moseley division exceeded 100,000 voters. Towards the end of the Second World War it was decided to instruct the Boundary Commission for England to prepare a scheme to divide the seats with more than 100,000 voters. This was provided for by the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1944, as an interim measure before the first general review of all the constituencies took place later in the decade.
At the 1945 United Kingdom general election, the Acock's Green ward became part of the new seat of Birmingham Acock's Green. The remainder of the previous Moseley remained as that division, comprising the Moseley and King's Heath, and Sparkhill wards with part of King's Norton ward.
As a result of the first general review, the Moseley division disappeared at the United Kingdom general election, 1950.
Members of Parliament
|1918||Sir Hallewell Rogers||Coalition Conservative|
|1921 by-election||Sir Patrick Hannon||Coalition Conservative|
Elections in the 1910s
- endorsed by Coalition Government
Elections in the 1920s
- endorsed by Coalition Government
|Unionist||Patrick Joseph Henry Hannon||unopposed||n/a||n/a|
|Unionist||Patrick Joseph Henry Hannon||19,628||71.3||n/a|
|Liberal||Mrs Janet Clarkson||7,904||28.7||n/a|
|Unionist||Patrick Joseph Henry Hannon||24,333||77.2||+5.9|
|Labour||George Pearce Blizard||7,183||22.8||n/a|
|Unionist||Patrick Joseph Henry Hannon||33,820||56.8||-20.4|
|Labour||Frank George Bushnell||15,733||26.4||+3.6|
|Liberal||Arthur M. Meek||9,388||15.7||n/a|
|Independent Labour||G. Brigden||675||1.1||n/a|
Elections in the 1930s
|Conservative||Patrick Joseph Henry Hannon||53,041||79.8||+23.0|
|Labour||Frank G. Lloyd||13,399||20.2||-6.2|
|Conservative||Patrick Joseph Henry Hannon||43,885||71.4||-8.4|
General Election 1939/40
Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;
Elections in the 1940s
|Conservative||Sir Patrick Joseph Henry Hannon||22,063||51.2||-20.2|
|Labour||Arthur Leslie Nalder Stephens||21,070||48.8||+20.2|
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1922
- Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
- Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]