Horsham (UK Parliament constituency)


Horsham (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Horsham
Map1 = Horsham
Map2 = WestSussex
Entity = West Sussex
Type = County
Year = 1295, 1945, 1983
Entity = West Sussex
County = West Sussex
EP = South East England
MP = Francis Maude
Party = Conservative

Horsham is a 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.

Boundaries

The constituency is located in a northern part of West Sussex, bordering the constituencies of Arundel and South Downs, Mid Sussex and Crawley. It is centred around the town of Horsham.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary boundaries in West Sussex, the Boundary Commission for England has made alterations to all existing constituencies to deal with population changes. The modified Horsham constituency is created with the following electoral wards:

*The Horsham district wards of Billingshurst and Shipley, Broadbridge Heath, Denne, Forest, Holbrook East, Holbrook West, Horsham Park, Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham, Nuthurst, Roffey North, Roffey South, Rudgwick, Rusper and Colgate, Southwater, and Trafalgar
*The Mid Sussex wards of Ardingly and Balcombe, Copthorne and Worth, and Crawley Down and Turners Hill

History

Horsham has existed as a constituency for three distinct periods. It first sent members to Parliament in 1295. However, the constituency was abolished in 1918 to make way for Horsham and Worthing. In 1945 the constituency was recreated, until 1974 when Horsham and Crawley was created. In 1983 the constituency of Horsham was again created and has existed since.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1660-1832

MPs 1983-Present

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Horsham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Francis Maude
votes = 27,240
percentage = 50.0
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Rosie Sharpley
votes = 14,613
percentage = 26.8
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti
votes = 9,320
percentage = 17.1
change = -3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Hugo Miller
votes = 2,552
percentage = 4.7
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Jim Duggan
votes = 416
percentage = 0.8
change = 0.0
Election box candidate
party = People of Horsham First Party
candidate = Martin Jeremiah
votes = 354
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,627
percentage = 23.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 54,495
percentage = 67.3
change = 3.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -1.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Horsham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Francis Maude
votes = 26,134
percentage = 51.5
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Hubert Carr
votes = 12,468
percentage = 24.6
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Janet Sully
votes = 10,267
percentage = 20.2
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Hugo Miller
votes = 1,472
percentage = 2.9
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Jim Duggan
votes = 429
percentage = 0.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,666
percentage = 26.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 50,770
percentage = 63.8
change = -11.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +0.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Horsham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Francis Maude
votes = 29,015
percentage = 50.7
change = -11.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Morwen Millson
votes = 14,153
percentage = 24.8
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Maureen Walsh
votes = 10,691
percentage = 18.7
change = +6.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Robin Grant
votes = 2,281
percentage = 4.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Hugo Miller
votes = 819
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Malcolm Courbould
votes = 206
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,862
percentage = 25.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 57,165
percentage = 75.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -6.8

This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Horsham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Hordern
votes = 42,210
percentage = 61.7
change = -2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Julie Stainton
votes = 17,138
percentage = 25.0
change = -0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = SPP Unwins
votes = 6,745
percentage = 9.9
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = JA Elliot
votes = 1,281
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = TJ King
votes = 692
percentage = 1.0
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = JJ Duggan
votes = 332
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 25,072
percentage = 36.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 68,398
percentage = 81.3
change = +8.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Horsham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Hordern
votes = 39,775
percentage = 63.7
change = +0.5
Election box candidate for alliance
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
side = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = J Pearce
votes = 15,868
percentage = 25.4
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = MJ Shrimpton
votes = 5,435
percentage = 8.7
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = TE Metheringham
votes = 1,383
percentage = 2.2
change = +0.6
Election box majority
votes = 23,907
percentage = 38.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 62,461
percentage = 72.5
change = -2.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Horsham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Hordern
votes = 37,897
percentage = 63.2
change =
Election box candidate for alliance
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
side = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = G C Archibald
votes = 16,112
percentage = 26.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = GR Ward
votes = 4,999
percentage = 8.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ecology Party
candidate = PH Spurrier
votes = 925
percentage = 1.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 21,785
percentage = 36.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 59,933
percentage = 74.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

References

* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/hcommons4.htm Historical list of MPs]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/326.stm Election result, 2005] (BBC)
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/326.stm Election results, 1997 - 2001] (BBC)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1997EC3.html Election results, 1997 - 2001] (Election Demon)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1983EC.html Election results, 1983 - 1992] (Election Demon)
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9571,-1029,00.html Election results, 1992 - 2005] (Guardian)
*Rayment

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Sussex


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