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 Worthing East & Shoreham
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Tim Loughton Conservative 18,608 43.2 +2.7
Daniel Yates Labour 12,469 29.0 +5.1
Paul Elgood Liberal Democrat 9,876 22.9 -7.7
Jim McCulloch UK Independence 1,195 2.8 +1.0
Christopher Baldwin Legal cannabis 920 2.1  
Majority 6,139 14.3
Turnout 43,068 59.9 -13.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.2% from Conservative to Labour

Description
There is some light industry in Adur and Shoreham Harbour is the main port of Sussex and is situated to the east of Shoreham itself.

Until the 14th Century New Shoreham was one of the most important towns in the region until the sea destroyed much of the coastline. The town centre is dominated by the Norman church of St. Mary de Haura.

The Rope Tackle Site on Shoreham Harbour which has been derelict for decades is currently being redeveloped with a mixture of housing, hotels and restaurants. This is part of a longer term redevelopment of Shoreham Harbour.

This seat was created in the 1995 Boundary changes. It comprises the four easternmost wards of Worthing Borough - Broadwater, Gaisford, Offington and Selden, in addition to the whole district of Adur which contains the towns of Shoreham and Southwick.

Although currently Tory in parliamentary terms, at a local level the Lib Dems have traditionally held Adur Council, yet their long term leader, Martin King (1986-95) only gained 30% of the vote in the 1997 general election.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Worthing East & Shoreham
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Tim Loughton Conservative 20,864 40.5
Martin King Liberal Democrat 15,766 30.6
Mark Williams Labour 12,335 23.9
James McCulloch Referendum 1,683 3.3
Rosemary Jarvis UK Independence 921 1.8
Majority 5,098 9.9
Turnout 51,569 72.9
 
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