Colchester North (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Colchester North in Essex
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Colchester and North Essex|
|Created from||Colchester and Harwich|
Colchester North was a borough constituency in Essex, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was a safe Conservative seat throughout its existence.
The Borough of Colchester wards of Boxted and Langham, Castle, Copford and Eight Ash Green, Dedham, Fordham, Great and Little Horkesley, Great Tey, Lexden, Marks Tay, Mile End, St Andrew's, St Anne's, St John's, St Mary's, Stanway, West Bergholt, and Wivenhoe, and the District of Tendring wards of Alresford Thorrington and Frating, Ardleigh, Brightlingsea East, Brightlingsea West, Elmstead, Great Bentley, Great Bromley Little Bromley and Little Bentley, Lawford and Manningtree, and Mistley.
The seat was created in 1983 by dividing the Colchester constituency. It took in the northern parts of Colchester, including the town centre, plus the rural areas to the north of Colchester, and south of either the Stour estuary or the Suffolk border. The seat was succeeded in 1997 by Colchester and North Essex, a seat surrounding Colchester. The present Colchester seat most closely resembles this seat's boundaries.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Sir Antony Buck||Conservative|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Colchester & North Essex|
Elections in the 1980s
|Independent Conservative||Derek Wilkinson||784||1.4||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Changes in vote share for 1983 is based on change from 1979 result of Colchester.
|Social Democratic||Alan Hayman||19,124||30.5||+4.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||James Raven||18,721||27.4||−3.1|
|Natural Law||Michael Mears||238||0.4||N/A|
Notes and references
- "'Colchester North', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.