South Lancashire (UK Parliament constituency)

South Lancashire, formally called the Southern Division of Lancashire or Lancashire Southern, is a former county constituency in England. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the British House of Commons from 1832 to 1868.

The constituency was created by the Great Reform Act of 1832 by the splitting of Lancashire constituency into Northern and Southern divisions. It was abolished by the Second Reform Act of 1867.


This constituency comprised the hundreds of Salford and West Derby in the southern part of Lancashire.

Salford went to form the new South East Lancashire constituency, and West Derby the new South West Lancashire constituency.

Members of Parliament


  • Constituency created (1832)

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 George William Wood Liberal Charles William Molyneux Liberal
1835 Lord Francis Egerton Conservative Richard Bootle Wilbraham Conservative
1844 William Entwistle Conservative
1846 William Brown Liberal
1847 Charles Pelham Villiers Liberal
1847 Alexander Henry Liberal
1852 John Cheetham Liberal
1859 Algernon Egerton Conservative William Legh Conservative
1861 representation increased to three members


Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party 3rd Member 3rd Party
1861 Algernon Egerton Conservative William Legh Conservative Charles Turner Conservative
1865 William Gladstone Liberal
1868 Reform Act 1867: constituency abolished


  • Third seat created.


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