Braintree (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Braintree in Essex.
Location of Essex within England.
97,840 (2011 census)electorate = 72,064 (December 2010)
|Member of parliament||James Cleverly (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
The current boundaries of the Braintree constituency is based on Braintree, Bocking, and Great Bardfield in the northwest, moving in a southwesterly direction towards Coggeshall, Silver End, and Kelvedon.
Latest boundary review
- Bocking Blackwater, Bocking North, Bocking South, Braintree Central, Braintree East, Braintree South, Bumpstead, Cressing and Stisted, Gosfield and Greenstead Green, Great Notley and Braintree West, Halstead St Andrews, Halstead Trinity, Hedingham and Maplestead, Panfield, Rayne, Stour Valley North, Stour Valley South, The Three Colnes, Three Fields, Upper Colne and Yeldham.
This modified list allowed a new Witham seat to be created and caused extension out towards the Stour Valley, the border of Suffolk, and took in Bumpstead which shares a civil parish boundary with south-east Cambridgeshire.
The former Leader of the House Tony Newton held the seat for the Conservatives from its creation in 1974 until 1997 when Alan Hurst defeated Newton to gain the seat for Labour. Brooks Newmark defeated Hurst in 2005 to regain the seat for the Conservatives, and held it until he stood down and was succeeded by James Cleverly, also a Conservative.
Members of Parliament
|February 1974||Tony Newton||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Braintree|
|Conservative||James Cleverly ||27,071||53.8||+1.2|
|Labour||Malcolm Fincken ||9,296||18.5||-1.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Matthew Klesel||2,488||4.9||-13.8|
|General Election 2010: Braintree|
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Jarvis||9,247||18.8||+5.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Braintree|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter John Russell Turner||7,037||13.3||+2.0|
|Green||James Edward Abbott||1,308||2.5||0.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||4.0|
|General Election 2001: Braintree|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter John Russell Turner||5,664||11.3||−0.3|
|Green||James Edward Abbott||1,241||2.5||+1.2|
|Legalise Cannabis||Michael Anthony Nolan||774||1.5||N/A|
|UKIP||Charles John Cole||748||1.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Braintree|
|Liberal Democrat||Trevor K. Ellis||6,418||11.6||−9.1|
|Referendum||Nicholas P. Westcott||2,165||3.9||N/A|
|Green||James Edward Abbott||712||1.3||+0.0|
|Independent||Michael Anthony Nolan||274||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+12.9|
|General Election 1992: Braintree|
|Liberal Democrat||Diana P. Wallis||13,603||20.7||−5.8|
|Green||James Edward Abbott||855||1.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Braintree|
|Social Democratic||Inigo Geoffrey Bing||16,121||26.5|
|Labour||Brian Laurence Stapleton||11,764||19.3|
|General Election 1983: Braintree|
|Social Democratic||Inigo Geoffrey Bing||16,021||28.6|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Braintree|
|General Election October 1974: Braintree|
|General Election February 1974: Braintree|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Braintree: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Braintree 1974-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- James Cleverly chosen as Conservative PPC for Braintree, rightofcentre.co.uk; accessed 9 May 2015.
- "Richard Bingley PPC page". UK Independence Party. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Braintree". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Political Science Resources - Braintree 1997 & 2001
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Braintree — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.