Horsham and Worthing (UK Parliament constituency)

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Horsham and Worthing
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181945
Number of members one
Replaced by Horsham and Worthing
Created from Horsham

Horsham and Worthing was a county constituency in West Sussex, centred on the towns of Horsham and Worthing in West Sussex. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1945 general election. Its territory was then divided between the new constituencies of Worthing and Horsham.

Boundaries[edit]

The Municipal Borough of Worthing, the Urban Districts of Horsham, Shoreham, and Southwick, and the Rural Districts of Horsham, Steyning West, and Thakeham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Earl Winterton Conservative
1945 constituency abolished: see Horsham and Worthing

Throughout its existence, the constituency elected the same MP, Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton, who had previously been MP for Horsham. When the Horsham constituency was re-established in 1945, Turnour was re-elected there, and held that seat until he stepped down at the 1951 general election after 47 years in Parliament.

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Horsham and Worthing[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Unionist Edward Turnour 15,644 86.0 N/A
Independent Emmanuel M Rodocanachi 2,544 14.0 N/A
Majority 13,100 72.0 N/A
Turnout 18,188 42.2 N/A
Registered electors 43,142
Unionist win (new seat)

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Horsham and Worthing[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edward Turnour Unopposed
Unionist hold
General Election 1923: Horsham and Worthing [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edward Turnour 17,925 66.8 N/A
Labour Ernest Stanford 8,892 33.2 N/A
Majority 9,033 33.6 N/A
Turnout 26,817 59.0 N/A
Registered electors 46,438
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1924: Horsham and Worthing[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edward Turnour 23,715 75.9 +9.1
Labour Ernest Stanford 7,537 24.1 −9.1
Majority 16,178 51.8 +18.2
Turnout 31,252 65.7 +6.7
Registered electors 47,557
Unionist hold Swing +9.1
General Election 1929: Horsham and Worthing [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edward Turnour 27,872 60.1 −15.8
Liberal Percy Boyden 10,905 23.5 N/A
Labour Helen Mary Keynes 7,611 16.4 −7.7
Majority 16,967 36.6 −15.2
Turnout 46,388 66.1 +0.4
Registered electors 70,220
Unionist hold Swing −4.1

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Horsham and Worthing[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Turnour 44,886 88.33
Labour Helen Mary Keynes 5,932 11.67
Majority 38,954 76.65
Turnout 67.32
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Horsham and Worthing[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Turnour 41,478 76.89
Labour Harold William Paton 12,466 23.11
Majority 29,012 53.78
Turnout 60.26
Conservative hold Swing

General Election 1939/40:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939