Worthing West (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Worthing West in West Sussex.
Location of West Sussex within England.
|Electorate||74,468 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Sir Peter Bottomley (Conservative)|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Worthing West is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency covers the western portion of Worthing in West Sussex. Eastern parts of the town are in the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency. It also contains the towns of East Preston and Rustington in the district of Arun.
The constituency was created in 1997 when the previous constituency, Worthing was divided in two. Prior to 1945, the territory of this constituency had been contained in the Horsham and Worthing seat.
The MP since the seat's creation is the Conservative Peter Bottomley. He previously represented the Eltham area in south-east London from 1975 to 1997.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Sir Peter Bottomley||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Worthing West|
|Conservative||Sir Peter Bottomley||26,124||51.5||−0.3|
|UKIP||Timothy Philip Cross||9,269||18.3||+12.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Hazel Thorpe||4,477||8.8||−19.0|
|General Election 2010: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||Hazel Thorpe||13,687||27.9||+1.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||Claire Potter||12,004||26.7||+0.2|
|Legalise Cannabis||Chris Baldwin||515||1.2||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||James Walsh||11,471||26.5||−4.6|
|UKIP||Timothy Philip Cross||1,960||4.5||+2.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Worthing West|
|Liberal Democrat||Christopher A. Hare||16,020||31.1||N/A|
|Labour||John P. Adams||8,347||16.2||N/A|
|UKIP||Timothy Philip Cross||1,029||2.0||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Worthing West". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.