Chichester

Number of seats: 2 seats 1832-1868
County (pre 1974): Sussex (West)
County (post 1974): Sussex (West)
Authority (1995): Not specified
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 47
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 388
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 467
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 504
Formed 1832
Disbanded current
Notes: Full name (in Craig 2,3,4) Sussex (West), Chichester

Elected Members

  1. John Smith

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1859
    Date of exit: 28 April 1859
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Also MP for Midhurst, 1830-1831; first elected for this constituency in 1831.
  2. Arthur Lennox

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: First elected for this constituency in 1831.
  3. Arthur Lennox

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1846*
    Date of exit: c. 1846*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before February 1846.
  4. Henry Gordon-Lennox

    Party: Lib. Con.
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1846*
    Date of election: 10 February 1846
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Lib. Con.
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Humphrey Freeland

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: 28 April 1859
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1863*
    Date of exit: c. 1863*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. John Smith

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1863*
    Date of election: 21 February 1863
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1868
    Date of exit: 17 November 1868
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. March

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1888*
    Date of exit: c. 1888*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before March 1888.
  8. Walter Gordon-Lennox

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1888*
    Date of election: 14 March 1888
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1894*
    Date of exit: c. 1894*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Exit in or before August 1894.
  9. Edmund Talbot

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1894*
    Date of election: 16 August 1894
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. Edmund Talbot

    Party: Co. Con.
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1921*
    Date of exit: 15 April 1921
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Co. Con.
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: Resigned on appointment as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.
  11. William Bird

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1921*
    Date of election: 23 April 1921
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1923
    Date of exit: 6 December 1923
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. Charles Rudkin

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 6 December 1923
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1924
    Date of exit: 29 October 1924
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. John Courtauld

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 29 October 1924
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1942*
    Date of exit: 20 April 1942
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  14. Lancelot Joynson-Hicks

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1942*
    Date of election: 18 May 1942
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1958*
    Date of exit: 27 June 1958
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. Walter Loveys

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1958*
    Date of election: 6 November 1958
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1969*
    Date of exit: 7 March 1969
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  16. Christopher Chataway

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1969*
    Date of election: 22 May 1969
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1974²
    Date of exit: 10 October 1974
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. John Cobbett

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 1835-01-06 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  2. Neville Sandelson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1970
    Date of election: 1970-06-18 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
  3. William Bird

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1919*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
  4. Celia Barlow

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 2001
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour