|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
Thanet West in Kent, showing boundaries used from 1974-1983
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Thanet North and Thanet South|
|Created from||Isle of Thanet|
It was created for the February 1974 general election, when the former constituency of Isle of Thanet was split in two, and returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was abolished for the 1983 general election, when Thanet West and the neighbouring Thanet East constituency were replaced by new North Thanet and South Thanet constituencies.
The Municipal Borough of Margate, and in the Rural District of Eastry the civil parishes of Acol, Minster, Monkton, St Nicholas at Wade, and Sarre.