Worthing West (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 51°49′41″N 0°19′44″W / 51.828°N 0.329°W / 51.828; -0.329

Worthing West is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 1997 creation by Sir Peter Bottomley, a Conservative, who is the Father of the House of Commons. [n 2]

Worthing West
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Worthing West in West Sussex
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Location of West Sussex within England
CountyWest Sussex
Electorate74,468 (December 2010)
Major settlementsDurrington, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentSir Peter Bottomley (Conservative)

BoundariesEdit

  • Worthing wards: Castle, Central, Durrington, Goring, Heene, Marine, Northbrook, Salvington, and Tarring.
  • Arun wards: East Preston, Ferring, Rustington West and Rustington East.

The constituency covers the central and western two-thirds portion of Worthing, plus the villages of Ferring, East Preston and Rustington in the district of Arun. The eastern parts of the town are in the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency.

HistoryEdit

The seat was created in 1997 as Worthing and Shoreham were re-divided.

Before 1945, this exact land was in the Horsham and Worthing seat.

The MP since 1997 is the Conservative Sir Peter Bottomley. He represented the Woolwich West and related Eltham in south-east London from 1975 to 1997.

In the timing of the 2019 results this seat gave the Conservatives a majority, being the 326th counted up.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[1] Party
1997 Peter Bottomley Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: Worthing West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 30,475 55.8 +0.4
Labour Rebecca Cooper 15,652 28.6 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Jamie Bennett 6,024 11.0 +5.5
Green Joanne Paul 2,008 3.7 +0.7
Independent David Aherne 489 0.9 New
Majority 14,823 27.2 +5.0
Turnout 54,648 69.5 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.5
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 2,982 5.5 -3.3
UKIP Mark Withers 1,635 3.0 -15.3
Green Benjamin Cornish 1,614 3.0 -2.8
Majority 12,090 22.2 -11.0
Turnout 54,614 70.2 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing -6.8
General election 2015: Worthing West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 26,124 51.5 −0.2
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 −19.1
Green David Aherne 2,938 5.8 +3.8
Majority 16,855 33.2 +9.4
Turnout 50,763 67.1 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing -6.3
General election 2010: Worthing West[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 25,416 51.7 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Hazel Thorpe 13,687 27.9 +1.2
Labour Ian Ross 5,800 11.8 −7.4
UKIP John Wallace 2,924 6.0 +0.7
Green David Aherne 996 2.0 New
Christian Stuart Dearsley 300 0.6 New
Majority 11,729 23.8 +2.9
Turnout 49,123 64.7 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing +1.5

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Worthing West[7][8]
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 New
Majority 9,379 20.9 -0.1
Turnout 44,906 62.6 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
General election 2001: Worthing West[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bottomley 20,508 47.5 +1.4
Liberal Democrats James Walsh 11,471 26.5 −4.6
Labour Alan Butcher 9,270 21.5 +5.3
UKIP Timothy Cross 1,960 4.5 +2.5
Majority 9,037 21.0 +6.0
Turnout 43,209 59.7 −12.1
Conservative hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Worthing West[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Bottomley 23,733 46.1
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hare 16,020 31.1
Labour John Adams 8,347 16.2
Referendum Nick John 2,313 4.5
UKIP Timothy Cross 1,029 2.0
Majority 7,713 15.0
Turnout 51,442 71.8
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  2. ^ "Worthing West Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Worthing West parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Worthing West". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.worthing.gov.uk/worthings-services/electionselectoralregisterandvoting/previouselectionresults/elections2005-parliamentarycountycouncil/
  9. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Rushcliffe
Constituency represented by the Father of the House
2019–present
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