Horsham and Worthing (UK Parliament constituency)

Horsham and Worthing (UK Parliament constituency)

Horsham and Worthing was a county constituency in West Sussex, centred on the towns of Horsham and Worthing in West Sussex. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1945 general election. Its territory was then divided between the new constituencies of Worthing and Horsham.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

Year Member Party
1918 Earl Winterton Conservative
1945 constituency abolished: see Horsham and Worthing

Throughout its existence, the constituency elected the same MP, Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton, who had previously been MP for Horsham. When the Horsham constituency was re-established in 1945, Turnour was re-elected there, and held that seat until he stepped down at the 1951 general election after 47 years in Parliament.

Election results

References

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. 3rd edition, Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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