Basildon and Billericay (UK Parliament constituency)

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Basildon and Billericay
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Basildon and Billericay in Essex
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Location of Essex within England
CountyEssex
Population89,687 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate65,373 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsBasildon, Billericay
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentJohn Baron (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBasildon, Billericay

Basildon and Billericay (/ˈbæzɪldən ...ˈbɪlərɪki/) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by John Baron, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

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.

Boundaries[edit]

The Borough of Basildon wards of Billericay East, Billericay West, Burstead, Crouch, Fryerns, Laindon Park, Lee Chapel North and St Martin's.[3]

The seat merged about half of the previous constituency of Billericay with smaller parts of the former Basildon constituency – mostly around the centre of Basildon.

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.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The current MP is the Conservative John Baron, who has held the seat since its creation.

Election Member[4] Party
2010 John Baron Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Basildon and Billericay[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Baron 29,590 67.1 Increase6.1
Labour Andrew Gordon 9,178 20.8 Decrease10.3
Liberal Democrats Edward Sainsbury 3,741 8.5 Increase5.1
Green Stewart Goshawk 1,395 3.2 New
SDP Simon Breedon 224 0.5 New
Majority 20,412 46.3 Increase 16.5
Turnout 44,128 63.1 Decrease 1.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase 8.2
General election 2017: Basildon and Billericay[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Baron 27,381 61.0 Increase 8.3
Labour Kayte Block 13,981 31.1 Increase 7.4
UKIP Tina Hughes 2,008 4.5 Decrease 15.3
Liberal Democrats Antonia Harrison 1,548 3.4 Decrease 0.4
Majority 13,400 29.8 Increase 0.8
Turnout 44,918 65.0 Increase 2.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase 0.4
General election 2015: Basildon and Billericay[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Baron 22,668 52.7 Decrease 0.1
Labour Gavin Callaghan 10,186 23.7 Increase 0.7
UKIP George Konstantinidis 8,538 19.8 Increase 16.0
Liberal Democrats Martin Thompson 1,636 3.8 Decrease 11.9
Majority 12,482 29.0 Decrease 0.8
Turnout 43,028 62.9 Decrease 0.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 0.4
General election 2010: Basildon and Billericay[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Baron* 21,982 52.8 Increase 6.8
Labour Allan Davies 9,584 23.0 Decrease 11.8
Liberal Democrats Mike Hibbs 6,538 15.7 Increase 2.5
BNP Irene Bateman 1,934 4.6 Increase 1.1
UKIP Alan Broad 1,591 3.8 Increase 1.4
Majority 12,398 29.8 Increase 18.6
Turnout 41,629 63.6 Increase 1.3
Conservative hold Swing Increase 9.3
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ A borough 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

  1. ^ "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)
  5. ^ https://www.basildon.gov.uk/media/9824/Basildon-Council-Statement-of-Persons-Nominated-Notice-of-Poll-and-Situation-of-Polling-Stations-Basildon-and-Billericay-Dec-2019/pdf/Basildon_Council_-_Statement_of_Persons_Nominated__Notice_of_Poll_and_Situation_of_Polling_Stations_.pdf?m=637093446198270000
  6. ^ "Basildon & Billericay parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Basildon & Billericay parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.com.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "BBC News - Election 2010 - Constituency - Basildon & Billericay". news.bbc.co.uk.

Coordinates: 51°36′N 0°26′E / 51.60°N 0.44°E / 51.60; 0.44