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Manchester Moss Side (UK Parliament constituency)

Manchester Moss Side was a parliamentary constituency in the Moss Side area of 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 Moss Side
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Number of membersone
Replaced byStretford, Manchester Withington, Manchester Central and Manchester Gorton[1]
Created fromManchester North West and Manchester East

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1983 general election.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election 1918: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Gerald Hurst 10,621 65.0 N/A
Liberal Tom Stott 5,708 35.0 N/A
Majority 4,913 30.1 N/A
Turnout 16,329 N/A
Unionist win (new seat)

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General Election 1922: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Gerald Hurst 11,932 51.2 −13.8
Liberal Thomas Ackroyd 6,743 28.9 −6.1
Labour Co-op Thomas William Mercer 4,641 19.9 N/A
Majority 5,189 22.3
Turnout 23,316 70.4
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Ackroyd 12,210 54.9 +26.0
Unionist Gerald Hurst 9,097 40.9 −10.3
Independent James Charles Daniel Bustard 949 4.3 n/a
Majority 3,113 14.0
Turnout 22,256 66.4
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +18.1
General Election 1924: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Gerald Hurst 14,035 58.3 +17.4
Liberal Thomas Ackroyd 10,026 41.7 −13.2
Majority 4,009 16.7
Turnout 24,061
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +15.3
General Election 1929: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Gerald Hurst 11,625 39.6 −18.7
Labour A. A. Purcell 9,522 32.5 N/A
Liberal Thomas Ackroyd 8,191 27.9 −13.8
Majority 2,103 7.2 -9.4
Turnout 29,338 68.3 -1.0
Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1931: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Hurst 23,274 74.4 +34.8
Labour Albert Emil Davies 8,012 25.6 −6.9
Majority 15,262 48.8
Turnout 31,286 68.2
Conservative hold Swing +20.9
General Election 1935: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Duckworth 15,199 58.7 −15.7
Labour Leslie Lever 10,694 41.3 +15.7
Majority 4,505 17.4
Turnout 25,893 63.2 −5.0
Conservative hold Swing −15.7

Elections 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;

General Election 1945: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Griffiths 10,201 49.5 +8.2
Conservative William Duckworth 7,423 36.0 −22.7
Liberal Henry Donald Moore 2,525 12.3 N/A
Independent A.R. Edwards 446 2.2 N/A
Majority 2,778 13.5
Turnout 20,595 59.4 −3.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +15.5

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Florence Horsbrugh 25,347 56.7 +20.7
Labour Roland Casasola 16,769 37.5 −12.0
Liberal Eric Percy Atkin 2,607 5.8 −6.5
Majority 8,578 19.2
Turnout 44,723 78.7 +19.3
Conservative hold Swing +16.4
General Election 1951: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Florence Horsbrugh 27,697 62.2 +5.5
Labour Frank Allaun 16,819 37.8 +0.3
Majority 10,878 24.4
Turnout 44,516 77.6 −1.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.6
General Election 1955: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Florence Horsbrugh 23,631 64.3 +2.1
Labour Kenneth Marks 13,103 35.7 −2.1
Majority 8,042 19.5
Turnout 36,734 69.1 −8.5
Conservative hold Swing +2.1
General Election 1959: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Watts 22,090 62.3 −2.0
Labour Norman Morris 13,371 37.7 +2.0
Majority 8,719 24.6
Turnout 35,461 69.2 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing −2.0

Elections in the 1960sEdit

Manchester Moss Side by-election, 1961
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Taylor 9,533 41.1 −21.2
Liberal Ruslyn Hargreaves 6,447 27.8 N/A
Labour Gordon Oakes 5,980 25.8 −11.9
Union Movement Walter Hesketh 1,212 5.2 N/A
Majority 3,086 13.3
Turnout 23,172
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Taylor 14,875 45.3 −17.0
Labour Peter W. Michelson 10,647 32.4 −5.3
Liberal Ruslyn Hargreaves 7,297 22.2 N/A
Majority 4,228 12.9
Turnout 32,819 65.5 −4.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Taylor 13,436 45.4 +0.1
Labour Rex Church 12,353 41.8 +9.4
Liberal David F. Prusmann 3,801 12.9 −9.3
Majority 1,083 3.7
Turnout 29,590 65.4 −0.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Taylor 15,546 52.9 +7.5
Labour Frank Hatton 13,833 47.1 +5.3
Majority 1,713 5.8
Turnout 29,379 64.4 −1.0
Conservative hold Swing

Note: This constituency underwent boundary changes after the 1970 election, so was notionally a Labour seat.

General Election February 1974: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Hatton 14,715 41.8 −8.5
Conservative Frank Taylor 12,323 35.0 −14.7
Liberal William Wallace 7,979 22.7 N/A
Marxist-Leninist (England) Ruth Pushkin 206 0.6 N/A
Majority 2,392 6.8
Turnout 35,223 69.1 +4.7
Labour hold Swing +11.6
General Election October 1974: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Hatton 15,212 47.1 +5.3
Conservative John Lee 11,101 34.3 −0.7
Liberal William Wallace 5,686 17.6 −5.1
Irish Civil Rights Neil Boyle 238 0.7 N/A
More Prosperous Britain Harold Smith 96 0.3 N/A
Majority 4,111 12.7
Turnout 32,333 62.9 −6.2
Labour hold Swing
Manchester Moss Side by-election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Morton 12,556 46.38 −0.7
Conservative Thomas E. Murphy 10,998 40.6 +6.3
Liberal Peter Thomson 2,502 9.2 −8.4
National Front Herbert Andrew 623 2.3 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Vanessa Redgrave 394 1.5 N/A
Majority 1,558 5.8
Turnout 27,073
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Manchester Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Morton 17,765 51.9 +4.8
Conservative Thomas E. Murphy 13,234 38.7 +4.3
Liberal John Commons 2,981 8.7 −8.9
Workers Revolutionary Vanessa Redgrave 225 0.7 N/A
Majority 4,531 13.3
Turnout 34,205 71.5 +8.6
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Manchester Moss Side', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016.