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Salford North (UK Parliament constituency)


Salford North (UK Parliament constituency)

Salford North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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.


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.


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

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Edward Hardcastle Conservative
1892 William Henry 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

Election results

Elections in the 1900s

General Election January 1906: Salford North[2]

Electorate 9,517

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Pollard Byles 4,915 56.9 +12.4
Conservative Frederick Platt-Higgins 3,728 43.1 -12.4
Majority 1,187 13.8 +24.8
Turnout 90.8 +7.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.4

Elections in the 1910s

General Election January 1910: Salford North [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Pollard Byles 4,980 54.7
Conservative Ian Zachary Malcolm 4,123 45.3
Majority 857 9.4
Turnout 92.4
Liberal hold Swing
Sir William Byles
General Election December 1910: Salford North [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 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 87.0 -5.4
Liberal hold Swing -3.3

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1929: Salford North [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Benjamin Tillett 17,333 46.2
Unionist Leslie Haden-Guest 13,607 36.2
Liberal John Rothwell 6,609 17.6
Majority 3,726 10.0
Labour gain from Unionist Swing


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  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig

Further reading

External links

  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)
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