Rye (UK Parliament constituency)
Rye was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Rye in East Sussex. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until its representation was halved under the Reform Act 1832.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Hastings and Rye, Bexhill and Battle and Wealden|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|Replaced by||Eastbourne, East Grinstead and Hastings|
|Number of members||1366–1640: One|
|Type of constituency||Borough constituency|
From the 1832 general election, Rye returned one Member of Parliament until its abolition for the 1950 general election, when the town of Rye itself was transferred to the redrawn Hastings constituency where it remained until 1955 when it returned to the re-created Rye seat.