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.

Rye
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyEast Sussex
Major settlementsRye
19551983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byHastings and Rye, Bexhill and Battle and Wealden[1]
Created fromHastings
18851950
Type of constituencyCounty constituency
Replaced byEastbourne, East Grinstead and Hastings
1366–1885
Number of members1366–1640: One
1640–1832: Two
1832–1885: One
Type of constituencyBorough 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.

The constituency was re-created for the 1955 general election, and abolished again for the 1983 general election.