Salford South (UK Parliament constituency)
Salford South was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester from 1885 until 1950. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Salford East and Salford West|
The constituency was created for the 1885 general election by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, which split the two-member Salford constituency into three divisions: Salford North, Salford South and Salford West. It was abolished for the 1950 general election.
The constituency of Salford, South Division was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and consisted of the following wards of the Borough of Salford: Crescent, Islington, Ordsall, St. Stephen's, and the part of Regent Ward east of the centre of Trafford Road.
The Representation of the People Act 1918 reorganised constituencies throughout Great Britain. Salford South was redefined as consisting of seven wards of the county borough of Salford: Crescent, Islington, Ordsall, Regent, Trafford, Trinity and Weaste.
The next redistribution of parliamentary constituencies took place under the Representation of the People Act 1948, and this led to the abolition of the Salford South constituency. Its area was divided between the borough constituencies of Salford East and Salford West.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|1886||Sir Henry Hoyle Howorth||Conservative|
|1900||James Grimble Groves||Conservative|
|1910||Sir Anderson Barlow||Conservative|
|1924||Edmund Ashworth Radford||Conservative|
Elections in the 1880sEdit
|Conservative||Thomas Gibson Bowles||3,706||49.6||N/A|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+1.3|
Elections in the 1890sEdit
|Social Democratic Federation||William Knight Hall||553||7.5||N/A|
|Social Democratic Federation||Henry William Hobart||813||10.8||+3.3|
Elections in the 1900sEdit
|Conservative||James Grimble Groves||4,207||58.5||+13.4|
|Conservative||James Grimble Groves||3,378||44.4||−14.1|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.1|
Elections in the 1910sEdit
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+3.7|
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 July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;
|Liberal||Francis Benedict Vincent Norris||1,994||9.9||−38.5|
|C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
Elections in the 1920sEdit
|Liberal||Edgar Rees Jones||4,851||18.4||n/a|
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing||n/a|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing|
Elections in the 1930sEdit
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
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 and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;
- Conservative: John Stourton
Elections in the 1940sEdit
|Conservative||Murrough Richard O'Brien||9,150||39.6|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
- "Salford South 1885–1950". Millbank Systems. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- Sixth Schedule. Divisions Of Boroughs: Number, Names, Contents, And Boundaries Of Divisions, Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (C.23)
- Ninth Schedule, Redistribution of Seats, Part I, Parliamentary Boroughs, Representation of the People Act 1918 (C.64)
- Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885–1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-349-02298-4.
- The Liberal Year Book, 1907
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
- "Administrative unit Salford South PBDivCon". A Vision of Britain Through Time.
- Monitor and New Era 8 Nov 1913
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)