North Essex (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the Canadian House of Commons constituency, see Essex North (electoral district).
North Essex
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North Essex in Essex for the 2005 general election.
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Location of Essex within England.
County Essex
19972010
Number of members One
Replaced by Harwich and North Essex
Created from Colchester North
18321868
Replaced by East Essex, West Essex
Created from Essex

North Essex was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom between 1997 and 2010. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

A previous constituency called Essex Northern, electing two members, existed from 1832 until 1868, when it was divided into two new constituencies: East Essex and West Essex.

The new Harwich and North Essex constituency[edit]

Following boundary changes by the Boundary Commission for England, parts of the two former constituencies of Harwich and Essex North were combined to create the new constituency of Harwich and North Essex.

History[edit]

The North Essex constituency was created in 1997 mostly replacing the former seat of Colchester North.

Boundaries[edit]

Boundaries 1997-present[edit]

Boundaries 1832-1868[edit]

Areas covered:

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1832–1868[edit]

Election 1st Member [1] 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Sir John Tyssen Tyrell, Bt Tory Alexander Baring Tory
1834 Conservative Conservative
1835 by-election John Payne Elwes Conservative
1837 Charles Gray Round Conservative
1847 William Beresford Conservative
1857 Charles Du Cane Conservative
1865 Sir Thomas Burch Western Liberal
1868 Reform Act 1867: constituency abolished

MPs 1997-2010[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1997 Bernard Jenkin Conservative
2010 Constituency abolished: see Harwich and North Essex

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: North Essex
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Jenkin 22,811 47.6 +0.2
Labour Elizabeth Hughes 11,908 24.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrat James Raven 9,831 20.5 +3.0
Green Chris Fox 1,718 3.6 +3.6
UKIP George Curtis 1,691 3.5 -0.1
Majority 10,903 22.7
Turnout 47,959 65.7 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing 3.4
General Election 2001: North Essex
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Jenkin 21,325 47.4 +3.5
Labour Philip Hawkins 14,139 31.5 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Trevor Ellis 7,867 17.5 -2.1
UKIP George Curtis 1,613 3.6 +1.2
Majority 7,186 15.9
Turnout 44,944 62.8 -12.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: North Essex
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Jenkin 22,480 43.9 −13.8
Labour Timothy Young 17,004 33.2 +14.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew Phillips 10,028 20.0 −2.2
UKIP Roger Lord 1,202 2.3 +2.3
Green Susan Ransome 495 1.0 +0.5
Majority 5,476 10.7
Turnout 51,209 75.3 −5.0
Conservative hold Swing −14.0
Notional result for the General Election 1992: North Essex
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Jenkin 36,381 53.1
Liberal Democrat 17,224 25.1
Labour 14,014 20.4
Green 700 1.0
Natural Law 238 0.3
Majority 19,157 27.9
Turnout 68,557 79.3
Conservative hold Swing

Boundary changes[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Essex
UK Parliament constituency
18321868
Succeeded by
Essex Eastern
UK Parliament constituency
18321868
Succeeded by
Essex Western
Preceded by
Colchester North
UK Parliament constituency
19972010
Succeeded by
Harwich and North Essex
Preceded by
Colchester South and Maldon
UK Parliament constituency
19972010