Birmingham Acock's Green (UK Parliament constituency)


Birmingham Acock's Green (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Birmingham Acock's Green
Type = Borough
Year = 1945
Abolition = 1950
members = one

Birmingham Acock's Green was a short-lived constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1950. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

Before 1945 the area formed part of the Birmingham Moseley constituency. That division had over 100,000 electors and was considered to be overlarge. As an interim measure, before the Boundary Commission for England carried out the first periodic review of Parliamentary boundaries, it was authorised by the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1944 (7 & 8 Geo. 6, c. 41) to divide the largest constituencies.

The new constituency comprised the then Birmingham City Council wards of Acock's Green and Hall Green.

In the first periodic review, which was given effect by the Representation of the People Act 1948 (which applied from the United Kingdom general election, 1950), Acock's Green became part of Birmingham Yardley and Hall Green gave its name to the new seat of Birmingham Hall Green.

Member of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1945)
*"Constituency abolished" (1950)

Election

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Birmingham Acock's Green
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Usborne
votes = 19,951
percentage = 49.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A.T. Maxwell
votes = 15,797
percentage = 39.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = W.P. Hamsher
votes = 4,546
percentage = 11.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,154
percentage = 10.3
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 55,880
percentage = 72.1
change = "N/A"
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = new seat
swing = "N/A"

ee also

*List of former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies

References

* "Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Revised edition - Macmillan Press 1977)
* "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume IV 1945-1979", edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1981)


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