Number of members
Manchester Exchange was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Manchester. 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 system.
The constituency was created for the 1918 general election and abolished for the February 1974 general election.
1918-1950: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Cheetham, Collegiate Church, Exchange, Oxford, St Ann's, St Clement's, and St John's, and part of St Michael's ward.
1950-1955: The County Borough of Manchester wards of All Saints, Exchange, Medlock Street, Oxford, St Ann's, St Clement's, St George's, St John's, and St Luke's.
1955-1974: The County Borough of Manchester wards of All Saints, Beswick, New Cross, St George's, and St Peter's.
Elections in the 1910s
Election in the 1940s
General Election 1939/40:
Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;