List of Parliamentary constituencies in East Sussex

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The ceremonial county of East Sussex, (which includes the unitary authority of Brighton & Hove) is divided into 8 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies and 4 County constituencies.


      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat       ♣ Green Party

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Bexhill and Battle CC 73,593 12,880   Gregory Barker Mary Varrall¤ Rother District Council: Battle Town, Central, Collington, Crowhurst, Darwell, Ewhurst and Sedlescombe, Kewhurst, Old Town, Rother Levels, Sackville, St Marks, St Michaels, St Stephens, Salehurst, Sidley, Ticehurst and Etchingham. Wealden District Council: Cross In Hand/Five Ashes, Heathfield East, Heathfield North and Central, Herstmonceux, Ninfield and Hooe with Wartling, Pevensey and Westham.
Brighton, Kemptown BC 65,563 1,328   Simon Kirby   Simon Burgess‡ Brighton and Hove City Council: East Brighton, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, Queen’s Park, Rottingdean Coastal, Woodingdean. Lewes District Council: East Saltdean and Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven East, Peacehaven North, Peacehaven West.
Brighton, Pavilion BC 70,509 1,252   Caroline Lucas   Nancy Platts‡ Brighton and Hove City Council: Hanover and Elm Grove, Hollingbury and Stanmer, Patcham, Preston Park, Regency, St Peter’s and North Laine, Withdean.
Eastbourne BC 66,949 3,435 Stephen Lloyd¤   Nigel Waterson Eastbourne Borough Council: Devonshire, Hampden Park, Langney, Meads, Old Town, Ratton, St Anthony’s, Sovereign, Upperton; Wealden District Council: Willingdon
Hastings and Rye CC 74,623 1,993   Amber Rudd   Michael Foster Hastings Borough Council: Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards, Wishing Tree. Rother District Council: Brede Valley, Eastern Rother, Marsham, Rye.
Hove BC 70,912 1,868   Mike Weatherley   Celia Barlow Brighton and Hove City Council: Brunswick and Adelaide, Central Hove, Goldsmid, Hangleton and Knoll, North Portslade, South Portslade, Stanford, Westbourne, Wish.
Lewes CC 65,282 7,647 Norman Baker¤   Jason Sugarman† Lewes District Council: Barcombe and Hamsey, Chailey and Wivelsfield, Ditchling and Westmeston, Kingston, Lewes Bridge, Lewes Castle, Lewes Priory, Newhaven Denton and Meeching, Newhaven Valley, Newick, Ouse Valley and Ringmer, Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington and St John (Without), Seaford Central, Seaford East, Seaford North, Seaford South, Seaford West. Wealden District Council: Alfriston, East Dean, Polegate North, Polegate South.
Wealden CC 74,989 17,179   Charles Hendry Chris Bowers¤ Wealden District Council: Buxted and Maresfield, Chiddingly and East Hoathly,

Crowborough East, Crowborough Jarvis Brook, Crowborough North, Crowborough St. Johns, Crowborough West, Danehill/Fletching/Nutley, Forest Row, Framfield, Frant/Withyham, Hailsham Central and North, Hailsham East, Hailsham South and West, Hartfield, Hellingly, Horam, Mayfield, Rotherfield, Uckfield Central, Uckfield New Town, Uckfield North, Uckfield Ridgewood, Wadhurst.

Boundary changes[edit]

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Bexhill and Battle CC
  2. Brighton, Kemptown BC
  3. Brighton, Pavilion BC
  4. Eastbourne BC
  5. Hastings and Rye CC
  6. Hove BC
  7. Lewes CC
  8. Wealden CC
Parliamentary constituencies in East Sussex
Proposed Revision

Current proposals by the Boundary Commission for England would retain these 8 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes will be implemented at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.


2005 2010
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Party breakdown[edit]

Current seats held by party (percentage)
Year Conservative Party Green Party Labour Party Liberal Democrats Total
2010 5 (63%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 8
2005 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 8


  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.