Manchester South (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Moss Side
Manchester South was one of six parliamentary constituencies created in 1885 by the division of the Parliamentary Borough of Manchester, England. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system. The constituency was abolished in 1918.
- The part of the civil parish of Chorlton upon Medlock south of the centres of the following roads: Cavendish Street, Grosvenor Street, Upper Brook Street, Dover Street, St. Leonards Street. (The remainder of the parish was included in the Manchester East constituency.)
- The Local Government district of Moss Side
- The Local Government District of Rusholme
- The detached part of the parish of Gorton included within the former parliamentary borough.
- The Hamlet of Kirkmanshulme (a detached part of the parish of Newton).
The seat was abolished in 1918, when the Representation of the People Act redrew constituencies throughout Great Britain. Manchester's representation was increased to ten members of parliament, and the former Manchester South was divided between the areas of the new Moss Side and Rusholme constituencies.
Members of Parliament
|26 November 1885: Manchester South|
|Liberal||Henry Enfield Roscoe||3,791||55|
|2 July 1886: Manchester South|
|Liberal||Henry Enfield Roscoe||3,407||53|
|6 July 1892: Manchester South|
|Liberal||Henry Enfield Roscoe||4,245||51|
|13 July 1895: Manchester South|
|Liberal Unionist||Marquis of Lorne||4,457||50|
|Liberal||Henry Enfield Roscoe||4,379||50|
Elections in the 1900s
|25 May 1900: Manchester South|
|Liberal Unionist||William Wellesley Peel||5,497||61|
|Liberal||Leifchild Stratten Leif-Jones||3,458||39|
|2 October 1900: Manchester South|
|Liberal Unionist||William Wellesley Peel||5,122||57|
|13 January 1906: Manchester South|
|Liberal||Arthur Adlington Haworth||8,002||68|
|Conservative||L Eaton Smith||3,770||32|
Elections in the 1910s
|15 January 1910: Manchester South
|Liberal||Arthur Adlington Haworth||8,121||58.9|
|Conservative||Charles Lionel Atkins Ward-Jackson||5,669||41.1|
|3 December 1910: Manchester South|
|Liberal||Arthur Adlington Haworth||Unopposed||n/a||n/a|
- At the December 1910 election the Conservative candidate was Philip Glazebrook. However due to a mistake by his agent, his nomination papers were not handed in on time and Arthur Haworth was elected unopposed.
|5 March 1912: Manchester South|
|Conservative||Philip Kirkland Glazebrook||7,051||52|
|Liberal||Arthur Adlington Haworth||6,472||48|
|22 March 1918: Manchester South|
|Conservative||Robert Burdon Stoker||Unopposed||n/a||n/a|
- Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 c.23, Schedule 6: Divisions of Boroughs
- Representation of the People Act 1918 c.64, Schedule 9: Redistribution of Seats
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 152. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- The Times, Saturday, Dec 03, 1910; pg. 12
Leifchild Stratten Leif-Jones: