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Manchester Exchange (UK Parliament constituency)

Manchester Exchange was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Manchester. 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 system.

Manchester Exchange
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1918–February 1974
Number of membersone
Replaced byManchester Central
Created fromManchester North West

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Cheetham, Collegiate Church, Exchange, Oxford, St Ann's, St Clement's, and St John's, and part of St Michael's ward.

1950-1955: The County Borough of Manchester wards of All Saints, Exchange, Medlock Street, Oxford, St Ann's, St Clement's, St George's, St John's, and St Luke's.

1955-1974: The County Borough of Manchester wards of All Saints, Beswick, New Cross, St George's, and St Peter's.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Randles 12,290 69.8 N/A
Liberal Arthur Haworth 5,326 30.2 N/A
Majority 6,984 39.6 N/A
Turnout 17,616 51.0 N/A
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
Barton
General election 1922: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edwin Forsyth Stockton 13,919 57.8 −12.0
Liberal William Barton 10,148 42.2 +12.0
Majority 3,771 15.6
Turnout 24,067 61.2 +10.2
Unionist hold Swing −12.0
General election 1923: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Barclay 12,248 54.0 +11.8
Unionist Edwin Forsyth Stockton 10,449 46.0 −11.8
Majority 1,799 8.0 23.6
Turnout 22,697 59.4 −1.8
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +11.8
General election 1924: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edward Fielden 13,200 55.2 +9.2
Liberal Robert Barclay 10,693 44.8 −9.2
Majority 2,507 10.4
Turnout 23,893 59.0 −0.4
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General election 1929: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edward Fielden 13,691 39.9 −15.3
Liberal Robert Barclay 11,112 32.4 −12.4
Labour Abraham Moss 9,500 27.7 N/A
Majority 2,579 7.5 −2.9
Turnout 34,303 70.2 +11.2
Unionist hold Swing −1.5

Election in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Fielden 24,261 73.5 +33.4
Labour E.A. Gower 8,727 26.5 −0.8
Majority 15,534 47.1
Turnout 29,497 66.2 −4.0
Conservative hold Swing
 
Paish
General election 1935: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Eckersley 15,956 54.1 −19.4
Labour Eric L. Mendel 8,313 28.2 +1.7
Liberal George Paish 5,228 17.7 N/A
Majority 7,643 25.9
Turnout 29,497 63.3 −2.9
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1940sEdit

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

1940 Manchester Exchange by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Hewlett unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General election 1945: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Lever 11,067 55.0 n/a
Conservative Thomas Hewlett 7,050 35.0 n/a
Liberal Heric Kenyon 2,018 10.0 n/a
Majority 4,017 20.0 n/a
Turnout 20,135 70.3 n/a
Labour gain from Conservative Swing n/a

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 18,335 54.1 −0.8
Conservative R.S. Harper 13,716 40.5 +5.5
Liberal John Cooper 1,812 5.4 −4.7
Majority 4,619 13.6 −6.3
Turnout 33,863 74.8 −8.5
Labour hold Swing +4.5
General election 1951: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 18,475 55.4 +1.3
Conservative Idris W. Owen 14,881 44.6 +4.1
Majority 3,594 16.0
Turnout 33,356 72.4 −8.5
Labour hold Swing +4.5
General election 1955: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 20,203 61.0 +5.6
Conservative Basil de Ferranti 12,922 39.0 −5.6
Majority 7,281 22.0
Turnout 33,125 63.2 −8.5
Labour hold Swing +5.6
General election 1959: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 19,328 64.6 +3.6
Conservative Leonard Smith 10,604 35.4 −3.6
Majority 8,724 29.2
Turnout 29,932 63.6 −8.5
Labour hold Swing +4.5

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 13,952 69.1 +4.5
Conservative Beata Brookes 6,242 30.9 −4.5
Majority 7,710 38.2
Turnout 20,194 55.8 −7.8
Labour hold Swing +4.5
General election 1966: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 10,425 73.5 +4.4
Conservative John Stuart-Mills 3,761 26.5 −4.4
Majority 6,664 47.0
Turnout 14,186 53.7 −2.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Manchester Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 8,234 68.5 −5.0
Conservative William J. Loftus 3,341 27.8 +1.3
Independent G.E. Spencer 440 3.7 N/A
Majority 4,893 40.7
Turnout 12,015 57.0 −4.3
Labour hold Swing −3.2
1973 Manchester Exchange by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Hatton 5,348 55.33 -13.20
Liberal Michael Steed 3,525 36.47 N/A
Conservative William J. Loftus 683 7.07 -20.74
Marxist-Leninist (England) Ruth Pushkin 109 1.13 N/A
Majority 1,823 18.86 -21.86
Turnout 9,665
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1973 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2015-09-17.