Chichester (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chichester
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Chichester2007Constituency.svg
Boundary of Chichester in West Sussexfor the 2007 general election
EnglandWestSussex.svg
Location of West Sussex within England
County West Sussex
Population104,374 (2011 census) [1]
Electorate 84,991 (December 2010) [2]
Major settlements Chichester, Midhurst, Selsey and West Wittering
Current constituency
Created1295
Member of Parliament Gillian Keegan (Conservative)
Number of members1295–1868: Two
1868–: One

Chichester is a constituency [n 1] in West Sussex, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Gillian Keegan, a Conservative. [n 2]

History

Chichester centres on the small medieval cathedral city by the South Downs National Park. It is one of the oldest constituencies in the UK, having been created when commoners were first called to the Model Parliament in 1295 as one of the original Parliamentary boroughs returning two members. The seat has sent one member since 1868, after the Reform Act 1867.

In its various forms, Chichester has been a Conservative stronghold since 1868, and has been held by them continuously since 1924.

Boundaries

Chichester (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries

1885–1918: The Municipal Borough of Chichester, the Sessional Divisions of Arundel and Chichester, and part of the Sessional Division of Steyning.

1918–1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Arundel and Chichester, the Urban Districts of Bognor and Littlehampton, and the Rural Districts of East Preston, Midhurst, Petworth, Westbourne, and Westhampnett.

1950–1974: The Municipal Borough of Chichester, the Urban District of Bognor Regis, and the Rural District of Chichester.

1974–1983: The Municipal Borough of Chichester, the Rural Districts of Midhurst and Petworth, and part of the Rural District of Chichester.

1983–1997: The District of Chichester. The constituency boundaries remained unchanged.

1997–2010: All the wards of the District of Chichester except the Bury, Plaistow and Wisborough Green wards.

2010–present: The District of Chichester wards of Bosham, Boxgrove, Chichester East, Chichester North, Chichester South, Chichester West, Donnington, Easebourne, East Wittering, Fernhurst, Fishbourne, Funtington, Harting, Lavant, Midhurst, North Mundham, Plaistow, Rogate, Selsey North, Selsey South, Sidlesham, Southbourne, Stedham, Tangmere, West Wittering, and Westbourne.

The seat forms a far western strip of West Sussex and covers most of the Chichester district.

Before the 1974 redistribution Chichester was a more compact seat, taking in the eastern towns of Arundel and Bognor Regis in latter years. Emergence of newer urban centres and modern cities meant that the area was expanded to the north to avoid malapportionment.

Constituency profile

Physical geography

The constituency runs from the county's border with Surrey, through a partly wooded broad swathe of the South Downs, to the town of Selsey and paired villages The Witterings on the English Channel. The small cathedral city Chichester and Selsey account for 6 of 24 wards but comprise a higher proportion of councillors as these are larger three-member wards. Another larger Ward comprises the Georgian market town of Midhurst towards the north. The highest density of villages is near the Hampshire border, in the west.

Social geography

The city has relatively little social housing and few homes which are cheap to buy or rent, as epitomised in the National Park status of much of the land north of Chichester. In Chichester itself the percentage of social housing in 2011 was 20.5%, including 3% directly in local authority homes. [3] The area is linked to London by train and the A3. Modestly deprived areas of Chichester, Selsey and the rural South Downs are dominated by the working poor and poorer pensioners with little generational unemployment. The local economy has many entry-level or intensive manual jobs in food production, retail, driving, warehousing as well as intermittent or traditionally low paid labour such as road repair and the care sector. Some of these workers commute from the outskirts of nearest major cities Brighton and Portsmouth. [4] The contributory districts occupy the top two rankings out of all seven in terms of fuel poverty in West Sussex. [5]

Results

The seat has been Conservative since 1924; in 2017 incumbent Keegan saw her vote share exceed that of 1992. The closest election since then was the 1997 general election, where a Liberal Democrat took 29% of the vote. The best performances by a Labour candidates were in 2001 and 2017, with 21.4% and 22.4% of the vote, respectively. In terms of the fourth party since 2001, the three general elections to 2010 saw an increase in support for the UK Independence Party to their highest level to date, 6.8%.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1295–1660

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386 Thomas Patching John Sherare [6]
1388 (Feb) Thomas Patching William Neel [6]
1388 (Sep) William Horlebat Simon Vincent [6]
1390 (Jan) Thomas Patching John Sherare [6]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Thomas Patching John Sherare [6]
1393 Thomas Patching John Sherare [6]
1394
1395 John atte Mille John Sherare [6]
1397 (Jan) John Goldston John Hebbe [6]
1397 (Sep) Thomas Patching John Okehurst [6]
1399 Thomas Patching William Neel [6]
1401 William Combe Thomas Hayne [6]
1402 Robert Jugler Simon Vincent [6]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 John Dolyte Thomas Neel [6]
1407 Robert Jugler Thomas Neel [6]
1410
1411
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Geoffrey Hebbe Robert Jugler [6]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) Robert Stryvelyne Robert Jugler [6]
1415 William Farnhurst Thomas Neel [6]
1416 (Mar) William Farnhurst John Vincent [6]
1416 (Oct)
1417 Thomas Russell Robert Stryvelyne [6]
1419 John Dolyte Richard Sherter [6]
1420 John Cok William Hore [6]
1421 (May) William Farnhurst Robert Stryvelyne [6]
1421 (Dec) John Dolyte Richard Fust [6]
1431 William Hore [7]
1510–1523No names known [8]
1529 Robert Bowyer I Robert Trigges [8]
1536 ?
1539 ?
1542 William Erneley  ? [8]
1545 ?
1547 Richard Sackville Robert Bowyer I [8]
1553 (Mar) Thomas Stoughton Thomas Carpenter [8]
1553 (Oct) Thomas Stoughton Thomas Carpenter [8]
1554 (Apr) Thomas Stoughton Thomas Carpenter [8]
1554 (Nov) John Digons Walter Roynon [8]
1555 Richard Knight Robert Bowyer II [8]
1558 Peter Tolpat Lawrence Ardren [8]
1558–9Sir Henry Radcliffe Robert Bowyer II [9]
1562–3 Thomas Stoughton John Sherwin [9]
1571 Thomas Kyrle Thomas West [9]
1572 Valentine Dale Richard Lewknor [9]
1584 Valentine Dale Richard Lewknor [9]
1586 Valentine Dale Richard Lewknor [9]
1588 Valentine Dale Richard Lewknor [9]
1593 Richard Lewknor William Ashby [9]
1597 Richard Lewknor Adrian Stoughton [9]
1601 Adrian Stoughton Stephen Barnham [9]
1604 Adrian Stoughton Sir John Morley
1614 Adrian Stoughton Sir John Morley
1621 Sir Edward Cecil [10] Thomas Whatman
1624 Sir Thomas Edmondes Thomas Whatman
1625 Algernon Percy Humphrey Haggett
1626 Algernon Percy Humphrey Haggett
April 1626 Edward Dowse Humphrey Haggett
1628 William Cawley Henry Bellingham
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Christopher Lewknor Edward Dowse
1640 (Nov) Christopher Lewknor Sir William Morley, disabled 23 November 1642
1645 Sir John Temple Henry Peck
1648 ?
1653Chichester not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Henry Peckham (one seat only)
1656 Henry Peckham (one seat only)
1659 Henry Peckham William Cawley

MPs 1660–1868

YearFirst member [11] First partySecond member [11] Second party
1660 Henry Peckham John Farrington
1661 William Garway
1673 Richard May
February 1679 John Braman
September 1679 John Farrington
1681 Richard Farington Whig
1685 Sir Richard May George Gounter
1689 Thomas Miller Thomas May
1695 The Earl of Ranelagh William Elson
1698 Sir Richard Farington, 1st Bt Whig John Miller Tory
January 1701 Sir Thomas May William Elson
November 1701 John Miller Tory
May 1705 Sir Thomas Littleton, 3rd Bt Whig
November 1705 Thomas Onslow
1708 Thomas Carr Tory Sir Richard Farington, 1st Bt Whig
1710 Sir John Miller, 2nd Bt Tory
1713 William Elson James Brudenell
1715 Sir Richard Farington, 1st Bt Whig Thomas Miller
1719 Henry Kelsall
1722 Charles Lennox
1724 Lord William Beauclerk
1727 Charles Lumley
1729 James Lumley
1733 Sir Thomas Prendergast, 2nd Baronet
1734 James Brudenell Thomas Yates
1741 John Page
1746 George Keppel
1755 Augustus Keppel Whig
1761 Lord George Lennox
1767 William Keppel
1768 Thomas Conolly
1780 Thomas Steele Tory [12]
1782 Percy Charles Wyndham
1784 George White-Thomas Whig [12]
1807 James du Pre Tory [12]
1812 Charles Gordon-Lennox Tory [12] William Huskisson Tory [12]
1819 Lord John Lennox Whig [12]
1823 William Stephen Poyntz Whig [12]
1830 John Smith Whig [12] [13]
1831 Lord Arthur Lennox Whig [12] John Abel Smith Whig [12] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]
1837 Conservative [12]
1846 Lord Henry Lennox Conservative
1859 Humphrey William Freeland Liberal
1863 John Abel Smith Liberal
1868 Representation reduced to one member

MPs since 1868

ElectionMember [11] [19] Party
1868 Lord Henry Lennox Conservative
1885 Charles Gordon-Lennox Conservative
1888 by-election Lord Walter Gordon-Lennox Conservative
1894 by-election Lord Edmund Talbot Conservative
1918 Coalition Conservative
1921 by-election Sir William Bird Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1923 Charles Rudkin Liberal
1924 John Courtauld Conservative
1942 by-election Sir Lancelot Joynson-Hicks Conservative
1958 by-election Bill Loveys Conservative
1969 by-election Christopher Chataway Conservative
Oct 1974 Anthony Nelson Conservative
1997 Andrew Tyrie Conservative
2017 Gillian Keegan Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Chichester [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gillian Keegan 35,402 57.8 Decrease2.svg 2.3
Liberal Democrats Kate O'Kelly13,91222.7Increase2.svg 11.4
Labour Jay Morton9,06914.8Decrease2.svg 7.6
Green Heather Barrie2,5274.1Increase2.svg 0.8
Libertarian Adam Brown2240.4New
PatriaAndrew Emerson1090.2Increase2.svg 0.1
Majority21,49035.1Decrease2.svg 2.6
Turnout 61,24371.6Increase2.svg 1.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.svg 6.9
General election 2017: Chichester [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gillian Keegan 36,032 60.1 Increase2.svg 2.4
Labour Mark Farwell [22] 13,41122.4Increase2.svg 10.3
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Brown [23] 6,74911.3Increase2.svg 2.8
Green Heather Barrie1,9923.3Decrease2.svg 3.2
UKIP Andrew Moncreiff [24] 1,6502.8Decrease2.svg 12.1
PatriaAndrew Emerson840.1Decrease2.svg 0.1
Majority22,62137.7Decrease2.svg 5.1
Turnout 60,047 [2] 70.65Increase2.svg 2.25
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.svg 3.85
General election 2015: Chichester [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Tyrie 32,953 57.7 Increase2.svg 2.4
UKIP Andrew Moncreiff [24] 8,54014.9Increase2.svg 8.1
Labour Mark Farwell [26] 6,93312.1Increase2.svg 1.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Smith [27] 4,8658.5Decrease2.svg 18.9
Green Jasper Richmond [28] 3,7426.5New
PatriaAndrew Emerson1060.2New
Majority24,41342.8Increase2.svg 14.9
Turnout 57,13968.4Decrease2.svg 1.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.svg 2.9
General election 2010: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Tyrie 31,427 55.3 Increase2.svg 7.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Lury15,55027.4Decrease2.svg 0.3
Labour Simon Holland5,93710.5Decrease2.svg 8.1
UKIP Andrew Moncreiff3,8736.8Increase2.svg 1.0
Majority15,87727.9Increase2.svg 7.7
Turnout 56,78769.7Increase2.svg 4.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.svg 3.8

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Tyrie 25,302 48.3 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Alan Hilliar14,44227.6+3.5
Labour Jonathan Austin9,63218.4−3.0
UKIP Douglas Denny3,0255.8+1.0
Majority10,86020.72.2
Turnout 52,40166.6+2.8
Conservative hold Swing −1.1
General election 2001: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Tyrie 23,320 47.0 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Lynne Ravenscroft11,96524.1−4.9
Labour Celia Barlow 10,62721.4+4.2
UKIP Douglas Denny2,3804.8+3.4
Green Gavin Graham1,2922.6New
Majority11,35522.9+5.5
Turnout 49,58463.810.8
Conservative hold Swing +2.7

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Tyrie 25,895 46.4 −12.9
Liberal Democrats Peter Gardiner16,16129.0+2.4
Labour Charlie Smith9,60517.2+5.9
Referendum Douglas Denny3,3185.9New
UKIP J.G. Rix8001.4New
Majority9,73417.415.2
Turnout 55,77974.63.2
Conservative hold Swing

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.

General election 1992: Chichester [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Anthony Nelson 37,906 59.3 −2.5
Liberal Democrats Peter F. Gardiner17,01926.6−1.7
Labour Diane M. Andrewes7,19211.3+3.4
Green Eric Paine8761.4−0.6
Liberal JL Weights6431.0New
Natural Law JL Jackson2380.4New
Majority20,88732.7−0.8
Turnout 63,87477.8+3.4
Conservative hold Swing 0.4

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Anthony Nelson 37,274 61.8 −1.9
Alliance (Liberal)Peter Weston17,09728.3+0.7
Labour David Morrison4,7517.9+0.7
Green Ian Bagnall1,1962.0+0.5
Majority20,17733.52.6
Turnout 60,31874.4+2.3
Conservative hold Swing 1.3
General election 1983: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Anthony Nelson 35,482 63.7 +1.4
Alliance (SDP)H. Gibson15,36527.6+8.0
Labour R.H. Rhodes3,9957.28.2
Ecology Jonathan Sherlock8381.5New
Majority20,11736.16.6
Turnout 55,68072.14.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Anthony Nelson 34,69662.29
Liberal J Rix10,92019.60
Labour GN Cooke8,56915.38
United Country Party E Iremonger8631.55New
Ecology N Bagnall6561.18New
Majority23,77642.69
Turnout 55,70475.56
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Anthony Nelson 26,94252.51
Liberal GA Jeffs15,60130.41
Labour NJM Smith8,76717.09
Majority11,34122.10
Turnout 51,31073.54
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Christopher Chataway 29,12753.25
Liberal G Jeffs17,71432.39
Labour NJM Smith7,85414.36
Majority11,41320.86
Turnout 54,69579.12
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Christopher Chataway 38,12062.60
Labour Neville Sandelson 12,57420.65
Liberal Denys Gilbert Kinsella10,20516.76
Majority25,54641.95
Turnout 60,89969.91
Conservative hold Swing +5.0

Elections in the 1960s

1969 Chichester by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Christopher Chataway 31,96674.16+17.00
Liberal Denys Gilbert Kinsella5,87913.644.07
Labour John White5,25712.2012.93
Majority26,08760.52
Turnout 43,102
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Loveys 31,35857.16
Labour David J Burnett13,78425.13
Liberal Patrick J Collins9,71417.71
Majority17,57432.03
Turnout 54,85673.19
Conservative hold Swing +3.15
General election 1964: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Loveys 30,22557.80
Liberal Denys Gilbert Kinsella11,91222.78
Labour Adrian J Cohen10,15519.42
Majority18,31335.02
Turnout 52,29274.03
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Loveys 30,75565.14
Labour John S Spooner9,54620.22
Liberal Jackson Newman6,91314.64New
Majority21,20944.92
Turnout 47,21473.82
Conservative hold Swing
1958 Chichester by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Loveys 23,15870.90+0.11
Labour William Edgar Simpkins9,50429.100.11
Majority13,65441.80+0.23
Turnout 32,662
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lancelot Joynson-Hicks 30,85770.79
Labour Mervyn Jones 12,73529.21
Majority18,12241.58
Turnout 43,59271.80
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lancelot Joynson-Hicks 32,16669.72
Labour David George Packham13,97130.28
Majority18,19539.44
Turnout 46,13777.32
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lancelot Joynson-Hicks 29,10662.42
Labour David George Packham12,61427.05
Liberal Ronald Vincent Gibson4,91110.53
Majority16,49235.37
Turnout 46,63180.47
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lancelot Joynson-Hicks 30,989 54.6 -23.7
Labour Rosalie Francesca Chamberlayne13,67024.1+2.4
Liberal Gerald Kidd 11,34520.0New
National MH Woodard6251.1New
Democratic Paul Tracy Carter1180.2New
Majority17,31930.5-26.1
Turnout 56,74768.24+8.7
Conservative hold Swing
1942 Chichester by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lancelot Joynson-Hicks 15,634 58.1 -20.2
Independent Progressive Gerald Kidd 10,56439.3New
Independent A. A. W. Tribe7062.6New
Majority5,07018.8-37.8
Turnout 26,90429.2-30.3
Conservative hold Swing

General Election 1939–40:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Courtauld 37,88278.32
Labour Claude William Higgins10,48421.67
Majority27,39856.65
Turnout 48,36659.5-9.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1931: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Courtauld 43,75687.79
Labour Claude William Higgins6,08512.21
Majority37,67175.58
Turnout 49,84168.51
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist John Courtauld 26,278 60.2 +0.9
Liberal John Freeman Dunn 17,39839.8+4.2
Majority8,88020.43.3
Turnout 43,67664.97.5
Registered electors 67,276
Unionist hold Swing 1.7
General election 1924: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist John Courtauld 20,710 59.3 +11.4
Liberal Charles Rudkin 12,41635.616.5
Labour Richard Henry Kennard Hope1,7655.1New
Majority8,29423.7N/A
Turnout 34,89172.4+12.2
Registered electors 48,170
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +14.0
General election 1923: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Charles Rudkin 14,513 52.1 New
Unionist William Bird 13,34847.926.4
Majority1,1654.2N/A
Turnout 27,86160.2+2.3
Registered electors 46,257
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing N/A
General election 1922: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist William Bird 19,494 74.3 +5.9
Labour Richard Henry Kennard Hope6,75225.75.9
Majority12,74248.6+11.8
Turnout 26,24657.9+7.6
Registered electors 45,364
Unionist hold Swing +5.9
1921 Chichester by-election [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Coalition Unionist William Bird Unopposed
Unionist hold

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Chichester
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist Edmund Talbot 14,49168.4+2.0
Labour Frederick Ernest Green 6,70531.6New
Majority7,78636.8+4.0
Turnout 21,19650.3-22.8
Registered electors 42,131
Unionist hold Swing
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

General Election 1914–15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General election December 1910: Chichester [32] [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Talbot 5,900 66.4 0.0
Liberal Richard Reiss 2,98533.60.0
Majority2,91532.80.0
Turnout 8,88573.18.6
Conservative hold Swing 0.0
General election January 1910: Chichester [32] [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Talbot 6,589 66.4 +10.0
Liberal Richard Reiss 3,33833.610.0
Majority3,25132.8+20.0
Turnout 9,92781.70.4
Conservative hold Swing +10.0

Elections in the 1900s

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Talbot
General election 1906: Chichester [34] [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Talbot 5,197 56.4 N/A
Liberal John Ernest Allen4,02343.6N/A
Majority1,17412.8N/A
Turnout 9,22082.1N/A
Registered electors 11,225
Conservative hold Swing N/A
1905 Chichester by-election [35] [36]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Talbot 4,174 52.6 N/A
Liberal John Ernest Allen3,76247.4New
Majority4125.2N/A
Turnout 7,93673.6N/A
Registered electors 10,784
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1900: Chichester [34] [35] [37] [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Talbot Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1895: Chichester [34] [35] [37] [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Talbot Unopposed
Conservative hold
By-election, 1894: Chichester [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Talbot Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1892: Chichester [34] [35] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Gordon-Lennox 4,236 64.2 N/A
Liberal Herbert J. Reid2,36135.8New
Majority1,87528.4N/A
Turnout 6,59772.1N/A
Registered electors 9,146
Conservative hold Swing N/A
By-election, 1891: Chichester [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1880s

By-election, 14 Mar 1888: Chichester [34] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1886: Chichester [34] [37]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1885: Chichester [34] [37] [39]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles Gordon-Lennox 4,760 65.8 +9.5
Liberal Frederick Waymouth Gibbs2,47034.29.5
Majority2,29031.6+19.0
Turnout 7,23085.0+1.4
Registered electors 8,502
Conservative hold Swing +9.5
General election 1880: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox 602 56.3 N/A
Liberal Frederick Waymouth Gibbs46743.7New
Majority13512.6N/A
Turnout 1,06983.6N/A
Registered electors 1,279
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1870s

By-election, 13 Mar 1874: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Registered electors 1,240
Conservative hold
General election 1874: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Registered electors 1,240
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1868: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox 603 58.2 N/A
Liberal John Abel Smith 43341.8N/A
Majority17016.4N/A
Turnout 1,03686.7N/A
Registered electors 1,195
Conservative hold

Seat reduced to one member

General election 1865: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Liberal John Abel Smith Unopposed
Registered electors 562
Conservative hold
Liberal hold
By-election, 21 Feb 1863: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal John Abel Smith Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1859: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Humphrey William Freeland 300 34.5 N/A
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox 288 33.1 N/A
Liberal John Abel Smith 28232.4N/A
Turnout 579 (est)92.8 (est)N/A
Registered electors 562
Majority121.4N/A
Liberal hold
Majority60.7N/A
Conservative hold
By-election, 6 March 1858: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1857: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Whig John Abel Smith Unopposed
Registered electors 638
Conservative hold
Whig hold
General election 1852: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Whig John Abel Smith Unopposed
Registered electors 757
Conservative hold
Whig hold
By-election, 4 March 1852: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1847: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Whig John Abel Smith Unopposed
Registered electors 799
Conservative hold
Whig hold
By-election, 10 February 1846: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Gordon-Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold
By-election, 12 August 1845: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Arthur Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold
By-election, 27 May 1844: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Arthur Lennox Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1841: Chichester [40]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Arthur Lennox Unopposed
Whig John Abel Smith Unopposed
Registered electors 829
Conservative hold
Whig hold

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1837: Chichester [40] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig John Abel Smith 490 43.4 +2.4
Conservative Arthur Lennox 387 34.3 13.0
Radical John Morgan Cobbett 25222.3+10.5
Turnout 63171.3c.+17.6
Registered electors 885
Majority1039.120.1
Whig hold Swing +7.7
Majority13512.0N/A
Conservative gain from Whig Swing 7.7
General election 1835: Chichester [40] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Arthur Lennox 486 47.3 2.3
Whig John Abel Smith 421 41.0 +9.0
Radical John Morgan Cobbett 12111.86.6
Majority30029.2+15.6
Turnout c.514c.53.7c.36.8
Registered electors 958
Whig hold Swing +0.5
Whig hold Swing +6.2
General election 1832: Chichester [40] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Arthur Lennox 707 49.6 +0.7
Whig John Abel Smith 456 32.0 +3.4
Radical William Parrott Carter [41] 26318.44.1
Majority19313.6+7.5
Turnout 77190.5c.0.6
Registered electors 852
Whig hold Swing +1.4
Whig hold Swing +2.7
General election 1831: Chichester [12] [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Arthur Lennox 665 48.9 +2.6
Whig John Abel Smith 388 28.6 9.3
Radical Godfrey Webster 30622.5+6.7
Majority826.116.0
Turnout 716c.91.1+35.8
Registered electors c.786
Whig hold Swing 0.4
Whig hold Swing 6.3
General election 1830: Chichester [12] [42]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig John Lennox 643 46.3
Whig John Smith 527 37.9
Radical Charles Sinclair Cullen21915.8
Majority30822.1
Turnout 76855.3
Registered electors
Whig hold Swing
Whig hold Swing

See also

Notes

  1. A county 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.

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