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Worthing West (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

The constituency covers the western portion of Worthing - Castle Ward, Central Ward, Durrington Ward, Goring Ward, Heene Ward, Marine Ward, Northbrook Ward, Salvington Ward, and Tarring Ward - in West Sussex. The Eastern parts of the town are in the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency. It also contains the villages of Ferring, East Preston and Rustington in the district of Arun.

HistoryEdit

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 Woolwich West and Eltham constituencies in south-east London from 1975 to 1997.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[1] Party
1997 Sir Peter Bottomley Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: Worthing West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bottomley[2]
Labour Rebecca Cooper[3]
Liberal Democrats Jamie Bennett[4]
Green Joanne Paul[5]
Independent David Aherne
General election 2017: Worthing West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bottomley 30,181 55.4 +3.9
Labour Rebecca Cooper 18,091 33.2 +17.5
Liberal Democrats Hazel Thorpe 2,983 5.5 -3.3
Green Benjamin Cornish 1,614 3.0 -2.8
UKIP Mark Withers 1,635 3.0 -15.3
Majority 12,090 22.2 -11.0
Turnout 54,614 70.2 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing -6.8
General election 2015: Worthing West[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bottomley 26,124 51.5 −0.3
UKIP Timothy Cross 9,269 18.3 +12.3
Labour Jim Deen 7,955 15.7 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Hazel Thorpe 4,477 8.8 −19.0
Green David Aherne 2,938 5.8 +3.8
Majority 16,855 33.2
Turnout 50,763 67.1 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing -6.3
General election 2010: Worthing West[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bottomley 25,416 51.7 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Hazel Thorpe 13,687 27.9 +1.1
Labour Ian Ross 5,800 11.8 −7.4
UKIP John Wallace 2,924 6.0 +0.7
Green David Aherne 996 2.0 N/A
Christian Stuart Dearsley 300 0.6 N/A
Majority 11,729 23.9
Turnout 49,123 64.7 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing +1.5

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Worthing West[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bottomley 21,383 47.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Claire Potter 12,004 26.7 +0.2
Labour Antony Bignell 8,630 19.2 −2.3
UKIP Timothy Cross 2,374 5.3 +0.8
Legalise Cannabis Chris Baldwin 515 1.2 N/A
Majority 9,379 20.9
Turnout 44,906 62.6 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
General election 2001: Worthing West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bottomley 20,508 47.5 +1.3
Liberal Democrats James Walsh 11,471 26.5 −4.6
Labour Alan Butcher 9,270 21.5 +5.2
UKIP Timothy Cross 1,960 4.5 +2.5
Majority 9,037 21.0
Turnout 43,209 59.7 −12.1
Conservative hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Worthing West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bottomley 23,733 46.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christopher A. Hare 16,020 31.1 N/A
Labour John P. Adams 8,347 16.2 N/A
Referendum Nick John 2,313 4.5 N/A
UKIP Timothy Cross 1,029 2.0 N/A
Majority 7,713 15.0 N/A
Turnout 51,442 71.8 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  2. ^ "Re-elect Sir Peter Bottomley". West Worthing Conservatives. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Labour selects Worthing West general election candidate". Worthing Herald. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Jamie Bennett selected by Liberal Democrats for Worthing West". Mark Pack. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Worthing West parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Worthing West". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ http://www.worthing.gov.uk/worthings-services/electionselectoralregisterandvoting/previouselectionresults/elections2005-parliamentarycountycouncil/
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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