West Chelmsford (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of West Chelmsford in Essex for the 2005 general election.
Location of Essex within England.
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
West Chelmsford was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
Chelmsford West constituency took in a majority of the Borough of Chelmsford, and by far the majority of the town itself, including the town centre and Cathedral. It also included rural areas extending as far north as Great Leighs, the Walthams and Good Easter.
The seat consisted of the following electoral wards of the Borough of Chelmsford: All Saints, Boreham, Broomfield, Pleshey and Great Waltham, Cathedral, Chignall, Good Easter, Mashbury, Highwood and Roxwell, Goat Hall, Great and Little Leighs and Little Waltham, Margaretting and Stock, Moulsham Lodge, Old Moulsham, Patching Hall, St. Andrews, Springfield North, Springfield South, The Lawns, Waterhouse Farm and Writtle.
At the 2010 General Election, a newly re-created Chelmsford constituency succeeded this seat. Rural wards from this constituency mainly joined the Saffron Walden constituency, with a small area around Margaretting becoming part of the Maldon constituency.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Chelmsford and Saffron Walden|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: West Chelmsford|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Robinson||13,326||26.1||+2.8|
|General Election 2001: West Chelmsford|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Robinson||11,197||23.3||-5.9|
|Green||Ms. Eleanor Burgess||837||1.7||+1.0|
|Legalise Cannabis||Herb Philbin||442||0.9||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: West Chelmsford|
|Liberal Democrat||Martin Bracken||17,090||29.2||N/A|
|Labour||Dr. Roy K. Chad||15,463||26.4||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Terry Smith||1,536||2.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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