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Worthing WestParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 30,475
- Vote share %: 55.8
- Vote share change: +0.4
- Votes: 15,652
- Vote share %: 28.6
- Vote share change: -4.6
Liberal DemocratJamie Bennett
- Votes: 6,024
- Vote share %: 11.0
- Vote share change: +5.6
- Votes: 2,008
- Vote share %: 3.7
- Vote share change: +0.7
- Votes: 489
- Vote share %: 0.9
- Vote share change: +0.9
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 14,823
- Registered voters: 78,587
- Change since 2017: -0.6
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Peter Bottomley has been re-elected as the MP for Worthing West, becoming the longest serving member of the Commons or "Father of the House".
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Beccy Cooper by 14,823 votes, 2,733 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Sir Peter has been an MP since June 1975, first representing Woolwich West, then Eltham. Since May 1997 he has been MP for Worthing West.
Jamie Bennett of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jo Paul came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.6 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 55,000 people, 69.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Two of the five candidates, Jo Paul (Green) and David Aherne (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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First elected to Parliament in 1975, Sir Peter Bottomley is back for what is likely to be another five years.
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Harry Hayfield, 45, from Ceredigion, Wales, asked via Your Questions Answered: "Who will replace Kenneth Clarke as Father of the House following the general election?"
Father of the House is a title which goes to the MP with the longest continuous service.
Mr Clarke, 79, was sworn in as Conservative MP for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire on 18 June 1970 - just ahead of Dennis Skinner, the Labour MP.
Mr Clarke has stood down but Mr Skinner is standing in Bolsover, Derbyshire.
Should the 87-year-old win he will indeed become Father of the House.
But should he lose his seat, the honour could go to Sir Peter Bottomley, the Conservative MP for Worthing West, who was sworn in on 26 June 1975, if he wins.