West Sussex (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Sussex
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18321885
Number of members two
Replaced by Chichester
Horsham
Lewes
Created from Sussex

West Sussex (formally the Western division of Sussex) was a parliamentary constituency in the county of Sussex, which returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the bloc vote system.

It was created under the Great Reform Act for the 1832–33 general election, and abolished for the 1885 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1832-1885: The Rapes of Arundel, Bramber and Chichester.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Lord John Lennox Whig The Earl of Surrey Whig
1841 The Earl of March Conservative Charles Wyndham Conservative
1847 Richard Prime Conservative
1854 by-election Henry Wyndham Conservative
1860 by-election Walter Barttelot Conservative
1869 by-election The Earl of March Conservative
1885 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

Gordon-Lennox succeeded to the peerage, becoming 6th Duke of Richmond and causing a by-election.

By-election, 27 December 1860: West Sussex[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Barttelot Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1865: West Sussex[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Barttelot Unopposed
Conservative Henry Wyndham Unopposed
Registered electors 2,607
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General Election 1868: West Sussex[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Barttelot Unopposed
Conservative Henry Wyndham Unopposed
Registered electors 3,672
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Wyndham succeeded to the peerage, becoming 2nd Baron Leconfield and causing a by-election.

By-election, 17 April 1869: West Sussex[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: West Sussex[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Barttelot Unopposed
Conservative Charles Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Registered electors 3,865
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1880: West Sussex[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Barttelot Unopposed
Conservative Charles Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Registered electors 3,886
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 2 & 3 William IV. Cap. LXIV. An Act to settle and describe the Divisions of Counties, and the Limits of Cities and Boroughs, in England and Wales, in so far as respects the Election of Members to serve in Parliament". London: His Majesty's statute and law printers. 1832. pp. 300–383. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 472–473. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.