Arundel and Shoreham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Arundel and Shoreham
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Sussex
Major settlements Littlehampton, Arundel and Shoreham-by-Sea
19501974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Arundel and Shoreham
Created from Chichester, Horsham and Worthing

Arundel and Shoreham was a borough constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was divided to create the constituencies of Arundel and Shoreham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party Notes
1950 William Cuthbert Conservative Resigned January 1954
1954 by-election Henry Kerby Conservative Died January 1971
1971 by-election Richard Luce Conservative Subsequently MP for Shoreham
Feb 1974 constituency abolished: see Arundel & Shoreham

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1970: The Municipal Borough of Arundel; the Urban Districts of Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea, and Southwick; and the Rural Districts of Chanctonbury, and Worthing.

1970-1974: The Municipal Borough of Arundel; the Urban Districts of Bognor Regis, and Littlehampton; and parts of the Rural Districts of Chichester, and Worthing.[2]

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Arundel and Shoreham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cuthbert 30,774 58.2
Labour T Parsons 15,220 28.8
Liberal Howard Stuart Beardmore 6,879 13.0
Majority 15,554 29.4
Turnout 52,873 82.9
Conservative win
General Election 1951: Arundel and Shoreham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Cuthbert 34,946 67.4
Labour Margaret Reid 16,923 32.6
Majority 18,023 34.8
Turnout 51,869 78.0
Conservative hold Swing
Arundel and Shoreham by-election, 1954[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Kerby 24,857 68.52 +1.1
Labour Margaret Reid 11,420 31.48 -1.1
Majority 13,437 37.04 +2.2
Turnout 36,277
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Arundel and Shoreham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Kerby 35,180 69.9
Labour Frank W Banfield 15,188 30.2
Majority 19,992 30.7
Turnout 50,368 73.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Arundel and Shoreham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Kerby 37,034 64.0
Labour Arthur L Bell 12,745 22.0
Liberal Albert L Ford 8,081 14.0
Majority 24,289 41.2
Turnout 57,860 76.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Arundel and Shoreham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Kerby 36,943 57.5
Labour Anthony AR Thompson 15,624 24.3
Liberal Peter M Bulwer 11,671 18.2
Majority 21,319 33.2
Turnout 64,238 76.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Arundel and Shoreham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Kerby 36,913 55.5
Labour Roger R Kenward 18,817 28.9
Liberal Peter M Bulwer 10,816 16.3
Majority 18,096 27.2
Turnout 66,546 75.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Arundel and Shoreham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Kerby 43,907 60.8 +5.3
Labour Barry M Lyne 16,531 22.9 -6.0
Liberal Peter Bartram 11,769 16.3 +0.0
Majority 27,376 37.9 +10.7
Turnout 72,207 71.8 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Arundel and Shoreham by-election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Luce 34,482 64.1 +3.3
Labour Roger R Kenward 11,228 20.9 -2.0
Liberal Peter Bartram 7,917 14.7 -1.6
Independent George Thomas 191 0.4 +0.4
Majority 23,254 43.2 +5.3
Turnout 53,818
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 3)
  2. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4. 
  3. ^ The Times House of Commons 1955