Brentwood and Ongar (UK Parliament constituency)
|Brentwood and Ongar|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Brentwood and Ongar in Essex for the 2010 general election.
Location of Essex within England.
|Population||92,957 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||71,041 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Eric Pickles (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Billericay|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
Created in 1974, the seat has been held by the incumbent, Eric Pickles, since the General Election in 1992. The Liberal Democrats amassed their largest share of the vote in 1992 (including results for their two predecessor parties). At the 2010 election their candidate was second-placed with 13.6% of the vote, ahead of the Labour Party's candidate.
In the 2001 election, Pickles was opposed by Martin Bell, who had represented the Tatton constituency in the last Parliament as an independent and had pledged not to seek re-election there. Bell failed to gain Brentwood and Ongar from the Conservatives, but cut the Conservative majority to just 6.5%, the lowest in the seat's history.
1974–1983: The Urban District of Brentwood, and in the Rural District of Epping and Ongar the civil parishes of Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding, Blackmore, Bobbingworth, Doddinghurst, Fyfield, High Laver, High Ongar, Kelvedon Hatch, Lambourne, Little Laver, Moreton, Navestock, Ongar, Stanford Rivers, Stapleford Abbotts, Stapleford Tawney, Stondon Massey, Theydon Mount, and Willingale.
1983–2010: The District of Brentwood, and the District of Epping Forest wards of Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash, High Ongar, Lambourne, Moreton and Matching, Passingford, Roothing Country, and Shelley.
2010–present: The Borough of Brentwood, and the District of Epping Forest wards of Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash, High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings, Lambourne, Moreton and Fyfield, North Weald Bassett, Passingford, and Shelley.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Sir Robert McCrindle||Conservative|
|1992||Sir Eric Pickles||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Karen Chilvers|
|Liberal Democrat||David Kendall||4,577||8.8||−14.6|
|English Democrat||Robin Tilbrook||173||0.3||−0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||David Kendall||11,872||23.5||−3.4|
|English Democrat||Robin Tilbrook||491||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Gavin Stollar||11,997||27.2||+11.6|
|Liberal Democrat||David Kendall||6,772||15.6||−10.7|
|Church of the Militant Elvis||David Bishop||68||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Elizabeth Bottomley||13,341||26.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Elizabeth Bottomley||17,000||30.5||+5.5|
Elections in the 1980s
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour||Ian James Crofton Peddie||12,182||25.3||−4.0|
|Liberal||Colin Cenydd Jones||6,882||14.3||−9.5|
|Labour||Henry Edward Miller||13,190||29.3||+3.7|
|Liberal||Lionel Rufus Wernick||10,725||23.8||−4.0|
|Liberal||Lionel Rufus Wernick||13,452||27.8||N/A|
|Labour||Maurice Howard Rosen||12,398||25.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Brentwood and Ongar: 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. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Brentwood and Ongar 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]
- "Karen Chilvers announced as snap General Election candidate". 20 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Brentwood & Ongar". 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.
- "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 Brentwood and Ongar — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.