List of Parliamentary constituencies in East Sussex

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The ceremonial county of East Sussex, (which includes the unitary authority of Brighton & Hove) is divided into 8 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies and 4 County constituencies.


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   ♣ Green Party

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Bexhill and Battle CC 78,796 22,165   Huw Merriman Christine Bayliss‡ Rother District Council: Battle Town, Central, Collington, Crowhurst, Darwell, Ewhurst and Sedlescombe, Kewhurst, Old Town, Rother Levels, Sackville, St Marks, St Michaels, St Stephens, Salehurst, Sidley, Ticehurst and Etchingham. Wealden District Council: Cross In Hand/Five Ashes, Heathfield East, Heathfield North and Central, Herstmonceux, Ninfield and Hooe with Wartling, Pevensey and Westham.
Brighton, Kemptown BC 67,858 9,868   Lloyd Russell-Moyle   Simon Kirby Brighton and Hove City Council: East Brighton, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, Queen’s Park, Rottingdean Coastal, Woodingdean. Lewes District Council: East Saltdean and Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven East, Peacehaven North, Peacehaven West.
Brighton, Pavilion BC 76,557 14,699   Caroline Lucas   Solomon Curtis‡ Brighton and Hove City Council: Hanover and Elm Grove, Hollingbury and Stanmer, Patcham, Preston Park, Regency, St Peter’s and North Laine, Withdean.
Eastbourne BC 78,262 1,609 Stephen Lloyd¤   Caroline Ansell Eastbourne Borough Council: Devonshire, Hampden Park, Langney, Meads, Old Town, Ratton, St Anthony’s, Sovereign, Upperton; Wealden District Council: Willingdon
Hastings and Rye CC 75,095 346   Amber Rudd   Peter Chowney‡ Hastings Borough Council: Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards, Wishing Tree. Rother District Council: Brede Valley, Eastern Rother, Marsham, Rye.
Hove BC 73,505 18,757   Peter Kyle   Kristy Adams† Brighton and Hove City Council: Brunswick and Adelaide, Central Hove, Goldsmid, Hangleton and Knoll, North Portslade, South Portslade, Stanford, Westbourne, Wish.
Lewes CC 69,481 5,508   Maria Caulfield Kelly-Marie Blundell¤ Lewes District Council: Barcombe and Hamsey, Chailey and Wivelsfield, Ditchling and Westmeston, Kingston, Lewes Bridge, Lewes Castle, Lewes Priory, Newhaven Denton and Meeching, Newhaven Valley, Newick, Ouse Valley and Ringmer, Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington and St John (Without), Seaford Central, Seaford East, Seaford North, Seaford South, Seaford West. Wealden District Council: Alfriston, East Dean, Polegate North, Polegate South.
Wealden CC 80,236 23,268   Nus Ghani Angela Smith‡ Wealden District Council: Buxted and Maresfield, Chiddingly and East Hoathly,

Crowborough East, Crowborough Jarvis Brook, Crowborough North, Crowborough St. Johns, Crowborough West, Danehill/Fletching/Nutley, Forest Row, Framfield, Frant/Withyham, Hailsham Central and North, Hailsham East, Hailsham South and West, Hartfield, Hellingly, Horam, Mayfield, Rotherfield, Uckfield Central, Uckfield New Town, Uckfield North, Uckfield Ridgewood, Wadhurst.

Boundary changes[edit]

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Bexhill and Battle CC
  2. Brighton, Kemptown BC
  3. Brighton, Pavilion BC
  4. Eastbourne BC
  5. Hastings and Rye CC
  6. Hove BC
  7. Lewes CC
  8. Wealden CC
Parliamentary constituencies in East Sussex
Proposed Revision

Current proposals by the Boundary Commission for England would retain these 8 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes will be implemented at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.


2005 2010 2015 2017
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Party breakdown[edit]

Current seats held by party (percentage)
Year Conservative Party Green Party Labour Party Liberal Democrats Total
2017 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 8
2015 6 (74%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 8
2010 5 (63%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 8
2005 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 8


  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.