List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Sussex

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The county of West Sussex is divided into 8 Parliamentary constituencies - 2 Borough constituencies and 6 County constituencies.


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   UKIP

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Arundel and South Downs CC 79,478 23,883   Nick Le Quesne Herbert   Caroline Fife‡ Arun: Angmering, Arundel, Barnham, Findon, Walberton
Chichester: Bury, Petworth, Wisborough Green
Horsham: Bramber, Upper Beeding & Woodmancote, Chanctonbury, Chantry, Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead, Henfield, Pulborough & Coldwaltham, Steyning
Mid Sussex: Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint & Downs
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton CC 75,827 17,494   Nick Gibb   Alan Butcher‡ Arun: Aldwick East, Aldwick West, Beach, Bersted, Brookfield, Felpham East, Felpham West, Ham, Hotham, Marine, Middleton-on-Sea, Orchard, Pagham & Rose Green, Pevensey, River, Wick with Toddington, Yapton
Chichester CC 84,991 22,621   Gillian Keegan   Mark Farwell‡ Chichester: Bosham, Boxgrove, Chichester East, Chichester North, Chichester South, Chichester West, Donnington, Easebourne, East Wittering, Fernhurst, Fishbourne, Funtington, Harting, Lavant, Midhurst, North Mundham, Plaistow, Rogate, Selsey North, Selsey South, Sidlesham, Southbourne, Stedham, Tangmere, West Wittering, Westbourne
Crawley BC 73,425 2,459   Henry Smith   Tim Lunnon‡ Crawley: Bewbush, Broadfield North, Broadfield South, Furnace Green, Gossops Green, Ifield, Langley Green, Maidenbower, Northgate, Pound Hill North, Pound Hill South & Worth, Southgate, Three Bridges, Tilgate, West Green
East Worthing and Shoreham CC 75,525 5,106   Tim Loughton   Sophie Cook‡ Adur: Buckingham, Churchill, Cokeland, Eastbrook, Hillside, Manor, Marine, Mash Barn, Peverel, St Mary's, St Nicolas, Southlands, Southwick Green, Widewater
Worthing: Broadwater, Gaisford, Offington, Selden
Horsham CC 82,772 23,484   Jeremy Quin   Susannah Brady‡ Horsham: Billingshurst & Shipley, Broadbridge Heath, Denne, Forest, Holbrook East, Holbrook West, Horsham Park, Itchingfield, Slinfold & Warnham, Nuthurst, Roffey North, Roffey South, Rudgwick, Rusper & Colgate, Southwater, Trafalgar
Mid Sussex: Ardingly & Balcombe, Copthorne & Worth, Crawley Down & Turners Hill
Mid Sussex CC 84,170 19,673   Nicholas Soames   Greg Mountain‡ Mid Sussex: Ashurst Wood, Bolney, Burgess Hill Dunstall, Burgess Hill Franklands, Burgess Hill Leylands, Burgess Hill Meeds, Burgess Hill St Andrews, Burgess Hill Victoria, Cuckfield, East Grinstead Ashplats, East Grinstead Baldwins, East Grinstead Herontye, East Grinstead Imberhorne, East Grinstead Town, Haywards Heath Ashenground, Haywards Heath Bentswood, Hayward Heath Franklands, Haywards Heath Heath, Haywards Heath Lucastes, High Weald, Lindfield
Worthing West BC 77,757 12,090   Peter Bottomley   Rebecca Cooper‡ Arun: East Preston with Kingston, Ferring, Rustington East, Rustington West
Worthing: Castle, Central, Durrington, Goring, Heene, Marine, Northbrook, Salvington, Tarring

Boundary changes[edit]

Name Previous boundaries Current boundaries
  1. Arundel and South Downs CC
  2. Bognor Regis and Littlehampton CC
  3. Chichester CC
  4. Crawley BC
  5. East Worthing and Shoreham CC
  6. Horsham CC
  7. Mid Sussex CC
  8. Worthing West BC
Parliamentary constituencies in West Sussex
Proposed Revision

Historic List of Constituencies in West Sussex[edit]

Used from 1950 to 1974[edit]

Used from 1974 to 1983[edit]

Used from 1983 to 1997[edit]

The Local Government Act 1972 moved the District of Mid Sussex into West Sussex from East Sussex. This change was put into effect in the Parliamentary constituency boundaries for the 1983 boundary changes.


Historical representation by party (whole of Sussex)[edit]

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Liberal

Constituency 1885 1886 86 88 89 1892 93 94 1895 1900 03 04 05 1906 08 Jan 1910 10 Dec 1910 11 14
Brighton (Two members) Smith Robertson Loder Villiers Tryon
Marriott Vernon-Wentworth Ridsdale Rice Gordon Thomas-Stanford
Chichester C. Gordon-Lennox W. Gordon-Lennox Talbot
East Grinstead Gregory Gathorne-Hardy Goschen Corbett Cautley
Eastbourne Field Hogg Beaumont Gwynne
Hastings Brassey Noble Lucas-Shadwell Freeman-Thomas H. du Cros A. du Cros
Horsham Barttelot Johnstone Turnour
Lewes Aubrey-Fletcher Campion
Rye Brookfield Hutchinson Courthope

1918 to 1950[edit]

  Conservative   Liberal

Constituency 1918 21 1922 1923 24 1924 25 1929 1931 32 35 1935 36 37 40 41 42 44 1945
Brighton (Two members) Tryon Erskine Marlowe
Thomas-Stanford Rawson Teeling
Chichester Talbot Bird Rudkin Courtauld Joynson-Hicks
East Grinstead Cautley Clarke
Eastbourne Gwynne Lloyd Hall Marjoribanks Slater Taylor
Hastings Lyon Percy Hely-Hutchinson Cooper-Key
Horsham and Worthing / Horsham (1945) Turnour
Worthing Prior-Palmer
Lewes Campion T. P. Beamish Loder T. P. Beamish T. V. Beamish
Rye Courthope Cuthbert

1950 to 1983[edit]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1950 1951 54 1955 58 1959 1964 65 1966 69 1970 71 73 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979
Arundel and Shoreham / Shoreham (1974) Cuthbert Kerby Luce
Brighton Kemptown Johnson James Hobden Bowden
Brighton Pavilion Teeling Amery
Chichester Joynson-Hicks Loveys Chataway Nelson
East Grinstead Clarke Emmet Johnson Smith
Eastbourne Taylor Gow
Hastings Cooper-Key Warren
Horsham / Horsham and Crawley (1974) Turnour Gough Hordern
Hove Marlowe Maddan Sainsbury
Lewes Beamish Rathbone
Rye Irvine
Arundel Marshall
Sussex Mid Renton
Worthing Prior-Palmer Higgins

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Green   Independent   Labour   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 1987 90 1992 1997 01 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 18
Arundel / Arundel and South Downs (1997) Marshall Flight Herbert
Bexhill and Battle Wardle Barker Merriman
Brighton Kemptown Bowden Turner Kirby Russell-Moyle
Brighton Pavilion Amery Spencer Lepper Lucas
Chichester Nelson Tyrie Keegan
Crawley Soames Moffatt Smith
Eastbourne Gow Bellotti Waterson Lloyd Ansell Lloyd
Hastings and Rye Warren Lait Foster Rudd
Horsham Hordern Maude Quin
Hove Sainsbury Caplin Barlow Weatherley Kyle
Lewes Rathbone Baker Caulfield
Shoreham / East Worthing and Shoreham (1997) Luce Stephen Loughton
Mid Sussex Renton Soames
Wealden Johnson Smith Hendry Ghani
Worthing / Worthing West (1997) Higgins Bottomley
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Gibb

See also[edit]


  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.


  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007