Worthing West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Worthing West shown within West Sussex, and West Sussex shown within England|
|Electorate:||74,468 (December 2010)|
|MP:||Sir Peter Bottomley|
|Type:||House of Commons|
|EP constituency:||South East England|
Worthing West is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency covers the western portion of Worthing in West Sussex. Eastern parts of the town are in the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency. It also contains the towns of East Preston and Rustington in the district of Arun.
The constituency was created in 1997 when the previous constituency, Worthing was divided in two. Prior to 1945, the territory of this constituency had been contained in the Horsham and Worthing seat.
The MP since the seat's creation is the Conservative Peter Bottomley. He previously represented the Eltham area in south-east London from 1975 to 1997.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||Hazel Thorpe||13,687||27.9||+1.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||Claire Potter||12,004||26.7||+0.2|
|Legalise Cannabis||Chris Baldwin||515||1.2||+1.2|
|General Election 2001: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||James Walsh||11,471||26.5||−4.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||Christopher Hare||16,020||31.1|
|Referendum Party||Nick John||2,313||4.5|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Worthing West". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1997 - 2005 (Guardian)