Brentwood and Ongar (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brentwood and Ongar
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Brentwood and Ongar in Essex for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Essex within England.
County Essex
Electorate 71,041 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Eric Pickles (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East of England

Brentwood and Ongar is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1992 by Eric Pickles, Communities and Local Government Secretary of State since May 2010.[n 2]

History[edit]

Created in 1974, the seat has been held by the incumbent, Eric Pickles since that General Election. The Liberal Democrats including their two predecessor parties amassed their largest share of the vote in 1992 and at the 2010 election their candidate was second-placed with 13.6% of the vote ahead of the Labour Party's candidate.

Boundaries[edit]

The seat was modified for 2010, following the Boundary Commission for England review of representation in Essex, with electoral wards:

  • Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash, High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings, Lambourne, Moreton and Fyfield, North Weald Bassett, Passingford and Shelley from Epping Forest district
  • The entire district of Brentwood

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Sir Robert McCrindle Conservative
1992 Eric Pickles Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Kendall
UKIP Mick McGough [3]
Conservative Eric Pickles [4]
Labour Liam Preston [5]
General Election 2010: Brentwood and Ongar[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 28,792 56.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrat David Kendall 11,872 23.5 −3.4
Labour Heidi Benzing 4,992 9.9 −4.9
UKIP Michael McGough 2,037 4.0 −0.1
BNP Paul Morris 1,447 2.9 N/A
Green Jess Barnecutt 584 1.2 N/A
English Democrats Robin Tilbrook 491 1.0 N/A
Independent James Sapwell 263 0.5 N/A
Independent Danny Attfield 113 0.2 N/A
Majority 16,920 33.4
Turnout 50,591 71.9 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing +3.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 23,609 53.5 +15.5
Liberal Democrat Gavin Stollar 11,997 27.2 +11.6
Labour John Adams 6,579 14.9 +2.3
UKIP Stuart Gulleford 1,805 4.1 +2.7
Independent Anthony Appleton 155 0.4 +0.3
Majority 11,612 26.3
Turnout 44,145 68.4 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.0
General Election 2001: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 16,558 38.0 −7.4
Independent Martin Bell 13,737 31.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat David John Kendall 6,772 15.6 −10.7
Labour Diana Johnson 5,505 12.6 −9.5
UKIP Ken Arnold Gulleford 611 1.4 +0.5
Independent Peter L.Pryke 239 0.5 N/A
Church of the Militant Elvis David L. Bishop 68 0.2 N/A
Independent Anthony Appleton 52 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,821 6.5
Turnout 43,542 67.3 −9.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 23,031 45.4
Liberal Democrat Mrs Elizabeth T. Bottomley 13,341 26.3
Labour Marc C. Young 11,231 22.1
Referendum Party Mrs. Angela Kilmartin 2,658 5.2 N/A
UKIP David C. Mills 465 0.9 N/A
Majority 9,690 19.10
Turnout 50,726 76.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Brentwood and Ongar[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 32,145 57.6 −2.9
Liberal Democrat Mrs Elizabeth T. Bottomley 17,000 30.5 +5.5
Labour Ms. Francis Keohane 6,080 10.9 −2.3
Green Ms. Carolyn Bartley 555 1.0 −0.3
Majority 15,145 27.2 −8.3
Turnout 55,780 84.7 +5.7
Conservative hold Swing −4.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Robert McCrindle 32,258 60.5 +2.1
Liberal Nicholas Richard Amor 13,337 25.0 −5.3
Labour James William Orpe 7,042 13.2 +1.8
Green Mrs. Margaret Ellen Willis 686 1.3 N/A
Majority 18,921 35.5
Turnout 79.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Robert McCrindle 29,484 58.4
Liberal Nicholas Richard Amor 15,282 30.3
Labour James William Orpe 5,739 11.4
Majority 14,202 28.1
Turnout 76.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Robert McCrindle 29,113 60.4
Labour I.J.C. Peddie 12,182 25.3
Liberal C. Jones 6,882 14.3
Majority 16,931 35.1
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Robert McCrindle 21,136 46.9 +0.0
Labour H.E. Miller 13,190 29.3 +3.7
Liberal L.R. Wernick 10,725 23.8 −4.0
Majority 7,946 17.6
Turnout 77.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Robert McCrindle 22,545 46.6 N/A
Liberal L. Wernick 13,452 27.8 N/A
Labour M.H. Rosen 12,398 25.6 N/A
Majority 9,093 18.8 N/A
Turnout 48,395 83.8 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References

Coordinates: 51°41′N 0°14′E / 51.68°N 0.23°E / 51.68; 0.23