Birmingham North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Birmingham North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Created from Birmingham

Birmingham North was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Birmingham, England. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

The constituency was created in upon the abolition of the Birmingham constituency in 1885, and was itself abolished for the 1918 general election.


Before 1885 the city of Birmingham, in the county of Warwickshire, had been a three-member constituency (for further details, see Birmingham constituency). Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 the parliamentary borough of Birmingham was split into seven single-member divisions, one of which was Birmingham North. It consisted of the wards of St George's, St Mary's, and St Stephen's.

This division was compact and almost square shaped. It was bounded to the west by Birmingham West, to the north by Handsworth and Aston Manor, to the east by Birmingham East and to the south by Birmingham Central.

In the 1918 redistribution of parliamentary seats, the Representation of the People Act 1918 provided for twelve new Birmingham divisions. The North division was abolished.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William Kenrick Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1899 by-election John Throgmorton Middlemore Liberal Unionist
1912 Conservative
1918 Constituency abolished


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