Basildon and Billericay (UK Parliament constituency)
|Basildon and Billericay|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Basildon and Billericay in Essex
Location of Essex within England
|Population||89,687 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||65,373 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||vacant|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Basildon, Billericay|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
The seat was created for the 2010 general election following a review of the Parliamentary representation of Essex by the Boundary Commission for England. It combined parts of the separate, now abolished, Basildon and Billericay constituencies.
The election has been won by the Conservative Party by large majorities.
The Billericay constituency lost Wickford to the new Rayleigh and Wickford constituency, and Pitsea to the South Basildon and East Thurrock seat, which also included the remainder of the Basildon seat.
Changes proposed by the Boundary Commission
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018 which would reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they will not come into effect for the 2019 election due to take place on 12 December 2019, which will be contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
The Commission has recommended that wards around the centre of Basildon (Fryerns, Lee Chapel North and St Martin's) be transferred to South Basildon and East Thurrock (to be renamed Basildon and East Thurrock), while remaining wards be included in a re-established Billericay constituency, which would be extended northwards to include City of Chelmsford wards to the south of Chelmsford, including South Woodham Ferrers.
Members of Parliament
The current MP is the Conservative John Baron.
Elections in the 2010s
Candidates listed in alphabetical order of surname.
|Liberal Democrat||Edward Sainsbury|
|Liberal Democrat||Antonia Harrison||1,548||3.4||0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Martin Thompson||1,636||3.8||11.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Hibbs||6,538||15.7||2.5|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and references
- "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
- Boundary Commission for England, 2018 Review (September 2018). "Final recommendations report" (PDF).
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)
- "Candidates for Basildon and Billericay in the UK Parliament elections". Democracy Club Candidates. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "Basildon & Billericay parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Basildon & Billericay parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.com.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC News - Election 2010 - Constituency - Basildon & Billericay". news.bbc.co.uk.