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Manchester North East (UK Parliament constituency)

Manchester North East was one of several Parliamentary constituencies created in 1885 from the former Manchester constituency. It was abolished in 1918.

Manchester North East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersone
Replaced byManchester Ardwick, Manchester Clayton
Created fromManchester

C. P. Scott, the editor and then part-owner of the Manchester Guardian stood unsuccessfully in 1886, 1891 and 1892. John Robert Clynes (1906–1918) later became leader of the Labour Party.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member [1] Party
1885 Sir James Fergusson Conservative
1906 J. R. Clynes Labour
1918 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Decades:

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Fergusson
General Election 1885: Manchester North East[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Fergusson 4,341 60.0 N/A
Liberal Rowland Ponsonby Blennerhassett 2,893 40.0 N/A
Majority 1,448 20.0 N/A
Turnout 7,234 84.3 N/A
Registered electors 8,579
Conservative win (new seat)
 
Scott
General Election 1886: Manchester North East [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Fergusson 3,680 52.3 -7.7
Liberal C. P. Scott 3,353 47.7 +7.7
Majority 327 4.6 -15.4
Turnout 7,033 82.0 -2.3
Registered electors 8,579
Conservative hold Swing -7.7

Elections in the 1890sEdit

Manchester North East by-election, 1891[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Fergusson 4,058 50.9 −1.4
Liberal C. P. Scott 3,908 49.1 +1.4
Majority 150 1.8 −2.8
Turnout 7,966 85.8 +3.8
Registered electors 9,288
Conservative hold Swing −1.4
General Election 1892: Manchester North East [2][3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Fergusson 4,239 50.7 −1.6
Liberal C. P. Scott 4,129 49.3 +1.6
Majority 110 1.4 −3.2
Turnout 8,368 88.6 +6.6
Registered electors 9,449
Conservative hold Swing −1.6
General Election 1895: Manchester North East [2][3][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Fergusson 3,961 48.2 -2.5
Liberal Edwyn Holt 3,720 45.2 -4.1
Ind. Labour Party James Johnston 546 6.6 N/A
Majority 241 3.0 +1.6
Turnout 8,227 83.2 −4.6
Registered electors 9,893
Conservative hold Swing +0.8
 
Birrell

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General Election 1900: Manchester North East [2][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Fergusson 4,316 54.5 +6.3
Liberal Augustine Birrell 3,610 45.5 +0.3
Majority 706 9.0 +6.0
Turnout 7,926 79.7 -3.5
Registered electors 9,947
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
General Election 1906: Manchester North East [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Repr. Cmte. J. R. Clynes 5,386 64.6 N/A
Conservative James Fergusson 2,954 35.4 −19.1
Majority 2,432 29.2 N/A
Turnout 8,340 86.0 +6.3
Registered electors 9,701
Labour Repr. Cmte. gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election January 1910: Manchester North East [2][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. R. Clynes 5,157 58.4 -6.2
Conservative William Vaudrey 3,679 41.6 +6.2
Majority 1,478 16.8 -12.4
Turnout 8,836 89.0 +3.0
Registered electors 9,925
Labour hold Swing -6.2
General Election December 1910: Manchester North East [2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. R. Clynes 4,313 51.2 -7.2
Conservative Arthur Taylor 4,108 48.8 +7.2
Majority 205 2.4 -14.4
Turnout 8,421 84.8 −4.2
Registered electors 9,925
Labour hold Swing -7.2
By-election, 1918: Manchester North East [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. R. Clynes Unopposed
Labour hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1896
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

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