Salford North (UK Parliament constituency)

Salford North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of members one
Replaced by Salford East and Salford West
Created from Salford

Salford North was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester from 1885 until 1950.[1] It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History

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.

Boundaries

1885–1918: The Municipal Borough of Salford wards of Greenage, Kersal, St John's, St Matthias, and Trinity.

1918–1950: The County Borough of Salford wards of Albert Park, Charlestown, Grosvenor, Kersal, and St Matthias.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
1885 Edward Hardcastle Conservative
1892 William Holland Liberal
1895 Frederick Platt-Higgins Conservative
1906 Sir William Pollard Byles Liberal
1917 by-election Benjamin Tillett Labour
1924 Samuel Finburgh Conservative
1929 Benjamin Tillett Labour
1931 John Patrick Morris Conservative
1945 William McAdam Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1880s

General Election 1885: Salford North [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Hardcastle 3,519 51.3 N/A
Liberal Arthur Arnold 3,343 48.7 N/A
Majority 176 2.6 N/A
Turnout 6,862 88.8 N/A
Registered electors 7,728
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Salford North [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Hardcastle 3,326 51.2 0.1
Liberal Arthur Arnold 3,169 48.8 +0.1
Majority 157 2.4 0.2
Turnout 6,495 84.0 4.8
Registered electors 7,728
Conservative hold Swing 0.1

Elections in the 1890s

General Election 1892: Salford North [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Holland 3,686 52.0 +3.2
Conservative Arthur Baumann 3,399 48.0 3.2
Majority 287 4.0 N/A
Turnout 7,085 86.0 +2.0
Registered electors 8,238
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +3.2
General Election 1895: Salford North [2][3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Platt-Higgins 3,787 50.0 +2.0
Liberal William Holland 3,781 50.0 2.0
Majority 6 0.0 N/A
Turnout 7,568 85.7 0.3
Registered electors 8,828
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.0

Elections in the 1900s

General Election 1900: Salford North [2][3][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Platt-Higgins 4,370 55.5 +5.5
Liberal John Edward Lawson 3,497 44.5 5.5
Majority 873 11.0 +11.0
Turnout 7,867 83.4 2.3
Registered electors 9,432
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
General Election 1906: Salford North [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab William Pollard Byles 4,915 56.9 +12.4
Conservative Frederick Platt-Higgins 3,728 43.1 12.4
Majority 1,187 13.8 N/A
Turnout 8,643 90.8 +7.4
Registered electors 9,517
Lib-Lab gain from Conservative Swing +12.4

Elections in the 1910s

General Election January 1910: Salford North [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab William Pollard Byles 4,980 54.7 2.2
Conservative Ian Malcolm 4,123 45.3 +2.2
Majority 857 9.4 4.8
Turnout 9,103 92.4 +1.6
Registered electors 9,850
Lib-Lab hold Swing 2.2
General Election December 1910: Salford North [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab William Pollard Byles 4,402 51.4 3.3
Conservative Cyril Charlie Hamilton Potter 4,163 48.6 +3.3
Majority 239 2.8 6.6
Turnout 8,565 87.0 5.4
Registered electors 9,850
Lib-Lab hold Swing 3.3

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;

Salford North by-election, 1917 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Labour Ben Tillett 2,822 64.6 N/A
Liberal Charles Mallet 1,545 35.4 16.0
Majority 1,277 29.2 N/A
Turnout 4,367 41.1 45.9
Registered electors 10,623
Independent Labour gain from Lib-Lab Swing N/A
General Election 1918: Salford North [9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Tillett 12,079 74.4 N/A
Liberal Frederick William Roe Rycroft 4,155 25.6 25.8
Majority 7,924 48.8 N/A
Turnout 16,234 47.1 39.9
Registered electors 34,490
Labour gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922: Salford North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Tillett 11,368 41.5 33.9
Unionist Samuel Finburgh 11,349 41.5 N/A
Liberal John Catterall Jolly[11] 4,660 17.0 8.6
Majority 19 0.0 48.8
Turnout 27,377 78.7 +31.6
Registered electors 34,780
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1923: Salford North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Tillett 13,377 51.1 +9.6
Unionist Samuel Finburgh 12,810 48.9 +7.4
Majority 567 2.2 +2.2
Turnout 26,187 73.9 4.8
Registered electors 35,441
Labour hold Swing +1.1
General Election 1924: Salford North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Samuel Finburgh 14,250 45.7 3.2
Labour Ben Tillett 13,114 42.1 9.0
Liberal John Rothwell 3,818 12.2 N/A
Majority 1,136 3.6 N/A
Turnout 31,182 85.8 +11.9
Registered electors 36,332
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +2.9
General Election 1929: Salford North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Tillett 17,333 46.2 +4.1
Unionist Leslie Haden-Guest 13,607 36.2 9.5
Liberal John Rothwell 6,609 17.6 +5.4
Majority 3,726 10.0 N/A
Turnout 37,549 80.0 5.8
Registered electors 46,938
Labour gain from Unionist Swing 6.8

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931: Salford North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Patrick Morris 25,151 65.5 +29.3
Labour Ben Tillett 13,271 34.5 11.7
Majority 11,880 31.0 N/A
Turnout 38,422 78.9 1.1
Registered electors 48,675
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +20.5
General Election 1935: Salford North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Patrick Morris 19,904 56.6 8.9
Labour William McAdam 15,272 43.4 +8.9
Majority 4,632 13.2 17.8
Turnout 35,176 74.0 4.9
Registered electors 47,557
Conservative hold Swing 8.9

Election in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Salford North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William McAdam 18,327 60.5 +17.1
Conservative J.E. Fitzsimons 11,977 39.5 17.1
Majority 6,350 21.0 N/A
Turnout 30,304 72.5 1.5
Registered electors 41,811
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +17.1

References

Notes
  1. "Salford North 1885–1950". Millbank Systems. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 178. ISBN 9781349022984.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  4. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  5. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. Manchester Evening News 21 Feb 1914
  8. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1918
  9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 419. ISBN 0-900178-01-9.
  10. Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922
  11. ‘JOLLY, John Catterall’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 13 Oct 2017

Further reading

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
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