|Brentwood and Ongar|
for the House of Commons
|Population||92,957 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||71,041 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Brentwood, Ingatestone, Ongar, Shenfield, West Horndon|
|Member of Parliament||Alex Burghart (Conservative)|
|Created from||Billericay|
Brentwood and Ongar is a constituency[n 1] in Essex represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Alex Burghart, a Conservative, serving since October 2022 as Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office.[n 2]
It was held by Eric Pickles between the General Election in 1992 and 2017 when he stood down. 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.
Boundaries and boundary changes
1974–1983: The Urban District of Brentwood, and in the Rural District of Epping and Ongar the 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.
The Urban District of Brentwood was previously part of the abolished County Constituency of Billericay, and the parishes of the Rural District of Epping and Ongar (which had previously constituted the Rural District of Ongar) had been part of the abolished County Constituency of Chigwell.
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.
Two parishes, formerly part of the Rural District of Chelmsford and included in the District of Brentwood under the Local Government Act 1972 transferred from the County Constituency of Chelmsford. Other marginal changes.
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 2020s
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||David Kendall||7,187||13.6||+5.2|
|English Democrat||Robin Tilbrook||532||1.0||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Karen Chilvers||4,426||8.4||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrats||David Kendall||4,577||8.8||−14.7|
|English Democrat||Robin Tilbrook||173||0.3||−0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||David Kendall||11,872||23.5||−3.4|
|English Democrat||Robin Tilbrook||491||1.0||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Gavin Stollar||11,997||27.2||+11.6|
|Liberal Democrats||David Kendall||6,772||15.6||−10.7|
|Church of the Militant Elvis||David Bishop||68||0.2||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Elizabeth Bottomley||13,341||26.3||−4.2|
|Liberal Democrats||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|
|Labour||Maurice Howard Rosen||12,398||25.6|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Labour||Lib Dems||Martin Bell||Conservative|
|Labour||Lib Dems||Conservative||English Democrats|
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