Manchester South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Manchester
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Moss Side
Rusholme
Created from Manchester

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.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and consisted of the following areas:[1]

Redistribution[edit]

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.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [3] Party[4]
1885 Henry Enfield Roscoe Liberal
1895 Marquess of Lorne Liberal Unionist
1900 by-election William Wellesley Peel Liberal Unionist
1906 Arthur Haworth Liberal
1912 by-election Philip Kirkland Glazebrook Conservative
1918 by-election Robert Burdon Stoker Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Roscoe
General Election 1885: Manchester South [5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe 3,791 55 n/a
Conservative Peter Royle 3,121 45 n/a
Majority 670 10 n/a
Turnout 81.0 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Manchester South [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe 3,407 53
Conservative T Sowler 3,072 47
Majority 335 5
Turnout 75.9 -5.1
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Emlyn
General Election 1892: Manchester South [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe 4,245 51
Conservative Viscount Emlyn 4,064 49
Majority 181 2
Turnout 81.2 +5.3
Liberal hold Swing
Lorne
General Election 1895: Manchester South [5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Rt Hon. Marquis of Lorne 4,457 50
Liberal Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe 4,379 50
Majority 78 1
Turnout 80.7 -0.5
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Peel
Manchester South by-election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist William Wellesley Peel 5,497 61
Liberal Leifchild Stratten Jones 3,458 39
Majority 2,039 23
Turnout
Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Jones
General Election 1900: Manchester South [5][6][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist William Wellesley Peel 5,497 61
Liberal Leifchild Stratten Leif-Jones 3,458 39
Majority 2,039 23
Turnout
Liberal Unionist hold Swing
Haworth
General Election 1906: Manchester South [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth 8,002 68
Conservative L Eaton Smith 3,770 32
Majority 4,232 36
Turnout 82.8
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Manchester South [5][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth 8,121 58.9
Conservative Charles Lionel Atkins Ward-Jackson 5,669 41.1
Majority 2,452 17.8
Turnout 88.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Manchester South [5][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth Unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
Glazebrook
Manchester South by-election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Philip Kirkland Glazebrook 7,051 52 n/a
Liberal Arthur Adlington Haworth 6,472 48 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Manchester South by-election, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Robert Burdon Stoker Unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 c.23, Schedule 6: Divisions of Boroughs
  2. ^ Representation of the People Act 1918 c.64, Schedule 9: Redistribution of Seats
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 152. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

Sources[edit]

Election Results:

Viscount Emlyn:

Leifchild Stratten Leif-Jones: