Manchester South West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester South West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Replaced by Manchester Hulme
Created from Manchester

Manchester South West was one of six single-member Parliamentary constituencies created in 1885 by the division of the existing three-member Parliamentary Borough of Manchester. It was abolished in 1918.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency, which was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, consisted of the civil parish of Hulme.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton Conservative
1886 Jacob Bright Liberal
1895 William Johnson Galloway Conservative
1906 George Davy Kelley Labour
1910 (Jan) Arthur Colefax Conservative
1910 (Dec) Christopher Needham Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Manchester South West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton 3,929 53.9 n/a
Liberal Jacob Bright 3,362 46.1 n/a
Majority 567 7.8 n/a
Turnout 82.0 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
Jacob Bright
General Election 1886: Manchester South West [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jacob Bright 3,570 50.8 +4.7
Conservative Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton 3,459 49.2 -4.7
Majority 111 1.6 9.4
Turnout 79.1 -2.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.7

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Alfred Hopkinson
General Election 1892: Manchester South West [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jacob Bright 3,924 51.0 +0.2
Liberal Unionist Alfred Hopkinson 3,776 49.0 -0.2
Majority 148 2.0 +0.4
Turnout 79.6 +0.5
Liberal hold Swing +0.2
John Astbury
General Election 1895: Manchester South West [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 3,994 53.3 +4.3
Liberal John Meir Astbury 3,496 46.7 -4.3
Majority 498 6.6 8.6
Turnout 78.9 -0.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Manchester South West [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 4,017 62.6 +9.3
Labour Frederick Brocklehurst 2,398 37.4 n/a
Majority 1,619 25.2 +18.6
Turnout 70.5 -8.4
Conservative hold Swing n/a
G.D. Kelley
General Election 1906: Manchester South West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Davy Kelley 4,101 58.8 +21.4
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 2,875 41.2 -21.4
Majority 1,226 17.6 42.8
Turnout 81.6 +11.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +21.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

J.M. McLachlan
General Election January 1910: Manchester South West [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Arthur Colefax 3,111 42.4 +1.2
Liberal Christopher Thomas Needham 3,004 41.0 n/a
Labour John MacKean McLachlan 1,218 16.6 -42.2
Majority 107 1.4 19.0
Turnout 89.6 +8.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing n/a
C.T. Needham
General Election December 1910: Manchester South West [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christopher Thomas Needham 3,590 51.9 +10.9
Conservative Henry Arthur Colefax 3,331 48.1 +5.7
Majority 259 3.8 5.2
Turnout 84.6 -5.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.6

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;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sixth Schedule. Divisions Of Boroughs: Number, Names, Contents, And Boundaries Of Divisions, Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (C.23)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig