Worthing West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°49′41″N 0°19′44″W / 51.828°N 0.329°W / 51.828; -0.329

Worthing West
Borough constituency
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Worthing West shown within West Sussex, and West Sussex shown within England
Created: 1997
Electorate: 74,468 (December 2010)
MP: Sir Peter Bottomley
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: West Sussex
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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1997 Peter Bottomley Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Worthing West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley
Liberal Democrat Hazel Thorpe
UKIP Tim Cross
Green David Aherne


General Election 2010: Worthing West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 25,416 51.7 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Hazel Thorpe 13,687 27.9 +1.1
Labour Ian Ross 5,800 11.8 -7.4
UKIP John Wallace 2,924 6.0 +0.7
Green David Aherne 996 2.0 +2.0
Christian Stuart Dearsley 300 0.6 +0.6
Majority 11,729 23.9
Turnout 49,123 64.7 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Worthing West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 21,383 47.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Claire Potter 12,004 26.7 +0.2
Labour Antony Bignell 8,630 19.2 −2.3
UKIP Timothy Cross 2,374 5.3 +0.8
Legalise Cannabis Chris Baldwin 515 1.2 +1.2
Majority 9,379 20.9
Turnout 44,906 62.6 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing +0.1
General Election 2001: Worthing West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 20,508 47.5 +1.3
Liberal Democrat James Walsh 11,471 26.5 −4.6
Labour Alan Butcher 9,270 21.5 +5.2
UKIP Tim Cross 1,960 4.5 +2.5
Majority 9,037 21.0
Turnout 43,209 59.7 −12.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Worthing West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 23,733 46.1
Liberal Democrat Christopher Hare 16,020 31.1
Labour John Adams 8,347 16.2
Referendum Party Nick John 2,313 4.5
UKIP Tim Cross 1,029 2.0
Majority 7,713
Turnout 51,442 72.1

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide/worthingwest/
  3. ^ "Worthing West". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ http://www.worthing.gov.uk/worthings-services/electionselectoralregisterandvoting/previouselectionresults/elections2005-parliamentarycountycouncil/

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