Conservatives hold both Worthing seats with increased majorities

Conservatives hold both Worthing seats with increased majorities

 

Conservatives Tim Loughton and Peter Bottomley have both retained their Worthing seats with increased majorities. The big losers were the Liberal Democrats with UKIP, Labour and Greens all making gains in vote share.

In East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton polled 24,686 with Labour in second with 9,737, UKIP 8,267, Liberal Democrats 3,360, Green 2,605 and National Health Action Party 1,243.  In 2010 the Liberal Democrats were in second place, Labour third and UKIP fourth.

In Worthing West Peter Bottomley polled 26,124 with UKIP in second with 9,269, Labour 7,955, Liberal Democrats 4,477 and Green 2,938. In 2010 the Liberal Democrats were in second place, Labour third and UKIP fourth.

 

Results were as follows (2010 result in brackets):

East Worthing and Shoreham

Conservative – Tim Loughton – 24,686 (23,458)

Labour – Tim Macpherson – 9,737 (8,087)

UKIP – Mike Glennon – 8,267 (2,984)

Liberal Democrats – Bob Smytherman – 3,360 (12,353)

Green – James Doyle – 2,605 (1,126)

National Health Action Party – Carl Walker – 1,243 (-)

English Democrats – no candidate (389)

Conservative Majority – 14,949 (11,105)

 

Worthing West

Conservative – Peter Bottomley – 26,124 (25,416)

UKIP – Tim Cross – 9,269 (2,924)

Labour – Jim Deen – 7,955 (5,800)

Liberal Democrats – Hazel Thorpe – 4,477 (13,687)

Green – David Aherne – 2,938 (996)

Christian – no candidate (300)

Conservative Majority – 16,855 (11,729)

Local Worthing Borough Council election results will be announced later today.