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Manchester South West (UK Parliament constituency)

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.

Manchester South West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Replaced byManchester Hulme
Created fromManchester

Contents

BoundariesEdit

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

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Decades:

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: Manchester South West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 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 7,291 82.0 N/A
Registered electors 8,890
Conservative win (new seat)
 
Bright
General election 1886: Manchester South West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jacob Bright 3,570 50.8 +4.7
Conservative Frederick Spencer Hamilton 3,459 49.2 -4.7
Majority 111 1.6 N/A
Turnout 7,029 79.1 -2.9
Registered electors 8,890
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.7

Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Hopkinson
General election 1892: Manchester South West [3]
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 7,700 79.6 +0.5
Registered electors 9,674
Liberal hold Swing +0.2
 
Astbury
General election 1895: Manchester South West [3]
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 N/A
Turnout 7,490 78.9 -0.7
Registered electors 9,496
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.3

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Manchester South West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 4,017 62.6 +9.3
Labour Repr. Cmte. Fred Brocklehurst 2,398 37.4 N/A
Majority 1,619 25.2 +18.6
Turnout 6,415 70.5 −8.4
Registered electors 9,102
Conservative hold Swing N/A
 
Kelley
General election 1906: Manchester South West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Repr. Cmte. George Davy Kelley 4,101 58.8 +21.4
Conservative William Johnson Galloway 2,875 41.2 −21.4
Majority 1,226 17.6 N/A
Turnout 6,976 81.6 +11.1
Registered electors 8,551
Labour Repr. Cmte. gain from Conservative Swing +21.4

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
McLachlan
General election January 1910: Manchester South West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Arthur Colefax 3,111 42.4 +1.2
Liberal Christopher Needham 3,004 41.0 N/A
Labour J. M. McLachlan 1,218 16.6 -42.2
Majority 107 1.4 19.0
Turnout 89.6 +8.0
Liberal Unionist gain from Labour Swing N/A
 
Needham
General election December 1910: Manchester South West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christopher Needham 3,590 51.9 +10.9
Liberal Unionist Arthur Colefax 3,331 48.1 +5.7
Majority 259 3.8 5.2
Turnout 84.6 -5.0
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist 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;

ReferencesEdit

  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)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig