|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Moss Side|
Manchester South was one of six parliamentary constituencies created in 1885 by the division of the Parliamentary Borough of Manchester, England. 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 voting system. The constituency was abolished in 1918.
- The part of the civil parish of Chorlton upon Medlock south of the centres of the following roads: Cavendish Street, Grosvenor Street, Upper Brook Street, Dover Street, St. Leonards Street. (The remainder of the parish was included in the Manchester East constituency.)
- The Local Government district of Moss Side
- The Local Government District of Rusholme
- The detached part of the parish of Gorton included within the former parliamentary borough.
- The Hamlet of Kirkmanshulme (a detached part of the parish of Newton).
The seat was abolished in 1918, when the Representation of the People Act redrew constituencies throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Manchester's representation was increased to ten members of parliament, and the former Manchester South was divided between the areas of the new Moss Side and Rusholme constituencies.
Members of Parliament
|1885||Sir Henry Roscoe||Liberal|
|1895||John Campbell||Liberal Unionist|
|1900 by-election||William Peel||Liberal Unionist|
|1912 by-election||Philip Glazebrook||Conservative|
|1918 by-election||Robert Burdon Stoker||Conservative|
Elections in the 1880s
|Liberal||Sir Henry Roscoe||3,791||54.8|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
|Liberal||Sir Henry Roscoe||3,407||52.6||-2.2|
Elections in the 1890s
|Liberal||Sir Henry Roscoe||4,245||51.1||-1.5|
|Liberal Unionist||John Campbell||4,457||50.4||+1.5|
|Liberal||Sir Henry Roscoe||4,379||49.6||-1.5|
|Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||+1.5|
Elections in the 1900s
|Liberal Unionist||William Peel||5,497||61.4||+11.0|
|Liberal Unionist hold||Swing||+11.0|
|Liberal Unionist||William Peel||5,122||57.1||+6.7|
|Liberal Unionist hold||Swing||+6.7|
|Conservative||L Eaton Smith||3,770||32.0||−25.1|
|Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist||Swing||+25.1|
Elections in the 1910s
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
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;
- Unionist: Philip Glazebrook
|Unionist||Robert Burdon Stoker||Unopposed|
- Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 c.23, Schedule 6: Divisions of Boroughs
- Representation of the People Act 1918 c.64, Schedule 9: Redistribution of Seats
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 152. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
- The Liberal Year Book, 1907
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
- "Manchester Worthies: Sir Thomas Sowler (1818-1891)". Manchester Faces & Places. 1 (5). 10 February 1890. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- "To the electors of South Manx". Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 1 July 1886. p. 6. Retrieved 3 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
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