General Election Results

The Arundel & South Downs constituency was created in 1997, out of the old Arundel seat, as represented by the late Sir Michael Marshall from 1974 to 1997, and elements of the Mid Sussex, Chichester and Horsham seats.

 

2017 General Election

Candidates

Votes

Share%

Nick Herbert, Conservative

    37,573

 62.4

 +1.6

Caroline Fife, Labour

     13,690

 22.7

 +11.5

Shweta Kapadia, Liberal Democrat

     4,783

 7.9

 +0.7

Jo Prior, Green

     2,542

 4.2

 -2.2

John Wallace, UKIP

     1,668  2.8  -11.7

 

 

 

 
Majority  23,883  38.0  
Turnout  60,256  
      

Conservative hold

Swing

 

 

2015 General Election

Candidates

Votes

Share%

Nick Herbert, Conservative

    34,331

 60.8

 +3.0

Peter Grace, UKIP

     8,154

 14.4

 +8.8

Christopher Wellbelove, Labour

     6,324

 11.2

 +2.6

Shweta Kapadia, Liberal Democrat

     4,062

 7.2

−20.7

Isabel Thurston, Green

     3,606  6.4  +6.4

 

 

 

 
  Majority  26,177 46.3 
 +16.4
 Turnout  56,477  73.1
     

Conservative hold

Swing

+2.9 

 

2010 General Election

Candidates

Votes

Share%

Nick Herbert, Conservative

32,333

57.8

+8.0

Derek Deedman, Liberal Democrat

15,642

27.9

+0.8

Tim Lunnon, Labour

4,835

8.6

-8.5

Stuart Bower, UKIP

3,172

5.7

+0.3

       

Majority

16,691

29.9

 

Turnout

55,982

72.2

+1.4

       

Conservative hold

Swing

+3.0

 

2005 General Election

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Herbert 24,752 49.8 −2.4
Liberal Democrat Derek Deedman 13,443 27.1 4.7
Labour Sharon Whitlam 8,482 17.1 −3.6
UKIP Andrew Moffat 2,700 5.4 0.7
Protest Vote Party Mark Stack 313 0.6 0.6
  Majority 11,309 22.8  
  Turnout 49,690 68.5 3.8
  Swing     −3.5

2001 General Election

 

Votes

Share %

Howard Flight, Conservative

23,969

52.2

Derek Deedman, Liberal Democrat

10,265

22.4

Charles Taylor, Labour

9,488

20.7

Robert Perrin, UK Independence Party

2,167

4.7

 

1997 General Election

 

Votes

Share %

Howard Flight, Conservative

27,251

53.1

John Goss, Liberal Democrat

13,216

25.7

Richard Black, Labour

9,376

18.3

J Herbert, UK Independent

1,494

2.9

 

Previous MPs

Arundel & South Downs 

Nick Herbert 2005-

Howard Flight (now Lord Flight) 1997-2005

Arundel

Sir Michael Marshall (d.2006) 1974-1997

Arundel & Shoreham

Richard Luce (now Lord Luce) 1971-1974

Henry Kerby (d.1971) 1954-1971

William Cuthbert (d.1960) 1950-1954

 

 

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