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.
- Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash, High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings, Lambourne, Moreton and Fyfield, North Weald Bassett, Passingford and Shelley from Epping Forest district
- The entire district of Brentwood
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Sir Robert McCrindle||Conservative|
|1992||Sir Eric Pickles||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||David Kendall||4,577||8.8||−14.6|
|English Democrats||Robin Tilbrook||173||0.3||−0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||David Kendall||11,872||23.5||−3.4|
|English Democrats||Robin Tilbrook||491||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Gavin Stollar||11,997||27.2||+11.6|
|Liberal Democrat||David John Kendall||6,772||15.6||−10.7|
|UKIP||Kenneth Arnold Gulleford||611||1.4||+0.5|
|Independent||Peter Leonard Pryke||239||0.5||N/A|
|Church of the Militant Elvis||David Laurence Bishop||68||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs Elizabeth Theresa Bottomley||13,341||26.3|
|Labour||Marc Christopher Young||11,231||22.1|
|Referendum||Mrs. Angela Kilmartin||2,658||5.2||N/A|
|UKIP||David Charles Mills||465||0.9||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs Elizabeth Theresa Bottomley||17,000||30.5||+5.5|
|Labour||Ms. Jeremiah Francis Keohane||6,080||10.9||−2.3|
|Green||Ms. Carolyn Bartley||555||1.0||−0.3|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative||Sir Robert McCrindle||32,258||60.5||+2.1|
|Liberal||Nicholas Richard Amor||13,337||25.0||−5.3|
|Labour||James William Orpe||7,042||13.2||+1.8|
|Green||Mrs. Margaret Ellen Willis||686||1.3||N/A|
|Conservative||Sir Robert McCrindle||29,484||58.4|
|Liberal||Nicholas Richard Amor||15,282||30.3|
|Labour||James William Orpe||5,739||11.4|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||Sir Robert McCrindle||29,113||60.4||+14.5|
|Labour||Ian James Crofton Peddie||12,182||25.3||−4.0|
|Liberal||Colin Cenydd Jones||6,882||14.3||−9.5|
|Conservative||Sir Robert McCrindle||21,136||46.9||+0.0|
|Labour||Henry Edward Miller||13,190||29.3||+3.7|
|Liberal||Lionel Rufus Wernick||10,725||23.8||−4.0|
|Conservative||Sir Robert McCrindle||22,545||46.6||N/A|
|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. 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]
- "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 17 October 2015. 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.