Mid Sussex (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Mid Sussex in West Sussex.
Location of West Sussex within England.
|Electorate||77,044 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill|
|Member of Parliament||Nicholas Soames (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||East Grinstead and Lewes|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
The constituency is in the north east of West Sussex bordering East Sussex, containing relatively small villages and the towns of East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, all of which have green buffers preventing them from being contiguous and rail connections to Brighton, London Gatwick Airport and the City of London. The motorway network is also close by, the M23 providing access to this, west of the main towns.
Latest boundary review
The Boundary Commission for England's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies has made alterations to all existing constituencies to deal with population changes. The modified Mid Sussex constituency has electoral wards:
- Ashurst Wood, Bolney, Burgess Hill, Cuckfield, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, High Weald and Lindfield.
The constituency was created in 1974 from parts of the seats of Lewes & East Grinstead, and has undergone significant boundary changes at every periodical review that it has been around for. Prior to 1983, the local government district had actually been a part of East Sussex, but as a result of delayed implementation the Local Government Act 1972, it was almost wholly moved into West Sussex.
At the 1983 general election, it gained some of the wards previously contained in East Grinstead, and at the 1997 election, it gained many of the semi-rural wards with smaller communities between East Grinstead and Crawley.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Tim Renton||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal Democrat||Serena Tierney||20,927||37.5||+1.8|
|Monster Raving Loony||Baron von Thunderclap||259||0.5||+0.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal Democrat||Serena Tierney||17,875||36.1||+5.0|
|General Election 2001: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal Democrat||Lesley Wilkins||14,252||31.1||+0.5|
|Monster Raving Loony||Baron Von Thunderclap Berry||601||1.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal Democrat||Margaret Collins||16,377||30.6||+2.4|
|Referendum Party||Tam Large||3,146||5.9||N/A|
|UKIP||J V Barnett||606||1.1||N/A|
This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.
|General Election 1992: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal Democrat||Margaret Collins||18,996||28.4||-3.1|
|Labour||L C Gregory||6,951||10.4||+3.0|
|Green||H G Stevens||772||1.1||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||P B Berry||392||0.6||N/A|
|Independent||P D Hodkin||246||0.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||Dr A M A Hankey||89||0.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal||N S E Westbrook||19,489||31.5||-0.8|
|Labour||R S E Hughes||4,573||7.4||+1.4|
|General Election 1983: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal||J M Campbell||18,566||32.3|
|Labour||P A Hawkes||3,470||6.0|
This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1979 and 1983 general elections and thus calculation of the change in share of vote is not possible.
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal||J M Campbell||11,705||22.0|
|Independent Conservative||S M H Haslett||697||1.3|
|General Election October 1974: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal||R A Symes-Schutzman||13,129||28.1|
|Labour||M R Fraser||8,404||18.0|
|General Election February 1974: Mid Sussex|
|Liberal||R A Symes-Schutzman||15,162||30.0|
|Labour||M R Fraser||7,993||15.8|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- 2011 census interactive maps
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Mid Sussex
- "Official Monster Raving Loony Party". Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- "BBC News Election 2010 Constituency Sussex Mid". Retrieved 7 May 2010.[dead link]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1983 - 1997 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1992 - 2005 (Guardian)
- Election results, 1974 - 2001 (Political Science Resources)