List of Parliamentary constituencies in Essex

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The ceremonial county of Essex, (which includes the unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock) is divided into 18 Parliamentary constituencies - 6 Borough constituencies and 12 County constituencies.


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Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Basildon and Billericay BC 65,373 12,482   John Baron   Gavin Callaghan
Braintree CC 72,064 17,610   James Cleverly   Richard Bingley
Brentwood and Ongar CC 71,041 21,810   Eric Pickles   Mick McGough
Castle Point BC 64,562 8,934   Rebecca Harris  ; Jamie Huntman
Chelmsford BC 77,835 18,250   Simon Burns   Chris Vince
Clacton CC 67,447 3,437   Douglas Carswell   Giles Watling
Colchester BC 73,638 5,575   Will Quince   Bob Russell
Epping Forest CC 72,212 17,978   Eleanor Laing   Andrew Smith
Harlow CC 67,700 8,350   Robert Halfon   Suzy Stride
Harwich and North Essex CC 71,087 11,447   Bernard Jenkin   Edward Carlsson Browne
Maldon CC 69,539 22,070   John Whittingdale   Beverley Acevedo
Rayleigh and Wickford CC 76,089 17,230   Mark Francois   John Hayter
Rochford and Southend East CC 71,131 9,476   James Duddridge   Ian Gilbert
Saffron Walden CC 77,109 24,991   Sir Alan Haselhurst   Peter Day
South Basildon and East Thurrock CC 71,819 5,772   Stephen Metcalfe   Ian Luder
Southend West BC 66,780 14,021   David Amess   Paul Collins
Thurrock BC 77,667 536   Jackie Doyle-Price   Polly Billington
Witham CC 67,451 19,554   Priti Patel   Garry Cockrill

Boundary changes[edit]

Constituency name Map
  1. Basildon and Billericay BC
  2. Braintree CC
  3. Brentwood and Ongar CC
  4. Castle Point BC
  5. Chelmsford BC
  6. Clacton CC
  7. Colchester BC
  8. Epping Forest CC
  9. Harlow CC
  10. Harwich and North Essex CC
  11. Maldon CC
  12. Rayleigh and Wickford CC
  13. Rochford and Southend East CC
  14. Saffron Walden CC
  15. South Basildon and East Thurrock CC
  16. Southend West BC
  17. Thurrock BC
  18. Witham CC
Proposed Revised constituencies in Essex

List of Constituencies in 1997-2010[edit]

  1. Basildon BC
  2. Billericay CC
  3. Braintree CC
  4. Brentwood and Ongar CC
  5. Castle Point BC
  6. Colchester BC
  7. Epping Forest CC
  8. Harlow CC
  9. Harwich CC
  10. Maldon and East Chelmsford CC
  11. North Essex CC
  12. Rayleigh CC
  13. Rochford and Southend East CC
  14. Saffron Walden CC
  15. Southend West BC
  16. Thurrock BC
  17. West Chelmsford CC

List of Constituencies in 1983–1997[edit]

List of Constituencies in 1974–1983[edit]

List of Constituencies in 1955–1974[edit]

In present day Greater London[edit]


2005 2010
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See also[edit]


  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.