Worthing East & Shoreham

2015 Result:
Conservative: 24686 (49.5%)
Labour: 9737 (19.5%)
Lib Dem: 3360 (6.7%)
Green: 2605 (5.2%)
UKIP: 8267 (16.6%)
NHA: 1243 (2.5%)
MAJORITY: 14949 (30%)

Category: Very safe Conservative seat

Geography: South East, West Sussex.

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Politics:


Current MP
TIM LOUGHTON (Conservative) Born 1962, Eastbourne. Educated at Priory School and Warwick University. Former fund manager. Contested Sheffield Brightside 1992. First elected as MP for East Worthing and Shoreham in 1997. Parliamentary under-secretary for children and families 2010-2012.
Past Results
2010
Con: 23458 (48%)
Lab: 8087 (17%)
LDem: 12353 (26%)
UKIP: 2984 (6%)
Oth: 1515 (3%)
MAJ: 11105 (23%)
2005
Con: 19548 (44%)
Lab: 11365 (26%)
LDem: 10844 (24%)
UKIP: 2109 (5%)
Oth: 677 (2%)
MAJ: 8183 (18%)
2001
Con: 18608 (43%)
Lab: 12469 (29%)
LDem: 9876 (23%)
UKIP: 1195 (3%)
Oth: 920 (2%)
MAJ: 6139 (14%)
1997
Con: 20864 (40%)
Lab: 12335 (24%)
LDem: 15766 (31%)
Oth: 921 (2%)
MAJ: 5098 (10%)

Demographics
2015 Candidates
TIM LOUGHTON (Conservative) See above.
TIM MACPHERSON (Labour)
BOB SMYTHERMAN (Liberal Democrat)
MIKE GLENNON (UKIP) Former teacher. West Sussex councillor. Contested Worthing East and Shoreham 2010.
JAMES DOYLE (Green)
CARL WALKER (NHA) University lecturer.
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Comments - 254 Responses on “Worthing East & Shoreham”
  1. I wasn’t aware of Maxim being banned. I haven’t unfriended him on Facebook but have unfollowed him for the same reason as H.Hemmelig. I’m sorry if he has problems, they weren’t immediately apparent to me, but I am sometimes slow on the uptake & didn’t realise he was the same person as ConservativeEstimate or PlopwellianTory.
    Sorry to hear about AndyJS’s predicament. This is rather ironic since I think he is actually a moderator on Vote UK, which I also visit. A number of former UKPR regulars can be found there including Pete Whitehead, though there isn’t really a comments policy and some of the comments are pretty tendentious to say the least.
    And thanks for your good wishes everyone.

  2. Mash Barn ward by-election, 05.10.17:

    Labour 49% (+3%)
    Cons 39% (+16%)
    LD 9% (-7%)
    Green 3% (+3%)

    No UKIP (42%) this time.

    A Labour gain on Adur council must be a rare thing (apologies if it isn’t in this seat).

  3. It is the right seat. This result was widely predicted though not by everyone. Recent results here and in Worthing suggest that this will not be isolated for long.

  4. Also presumably it was a typo but Lancs got the results wrong, Lab were up 30% not 3%

    I’m now convinced Lab will gain overall control of Adur council in the near future, not 2018 (I believe its near enough mathematically impossible) but the next round of locals after that.

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