Harwich and North Essex (UK Parliament constituency)
|Harwich and North Essex|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Harwich and North Essex in Essex.
Location of Essex within England.
|Electorate||71,087 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Bernard Jenkin (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Harwich, North Essex|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
The District of Tendring wards of Alresford, Ardleigh and Little Bromley, Bradfield, Wrabness and Wix, Brightlingsea, Great and Little Oakley, Great Bentley, Harwich East, Harwick East Central, Harwich West, Harwich West Central, Lawford, Manningtree, Mistley, Little Bentley and Tendring, Ramsey and Parkeston, and Thorrington, Frating, Elmstead and Great Bromley, and the Borough of Colchester wards of Dedham and Langham, East Donyland, Fordham and Stour, Great Tey, Pyefleet, West Bergholt and Eight Ash Green, West Mersea, Wivenhoe Cross, and Wivenhoe Quay.
The constituency maintains a strong maritime connection, containing the eponymous port and town of Harwich which offers regular ferry services to the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) as well as having one of the largest container ports in Britain. Deprivation in terms of low income and unemployment exists in the Dovercourt, Parkeston and station neighbourhoods of Harwich itself and south of Brightlingsea whereas the other villages and towns (down to localised Output Areas of a few hundred homes) fall above the national average on the same measures.
Following the Boundary Commission for England's review of parliamentary representation in Essex prior to the 2010 election, much of the existing North Essex constituency was combined with part of the existing Harwich constituency, with the remainder of the Harwich seat renamed as the new Clacton.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour||Edward Carlsson Browne||9,548||19.7||-0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Dominic Graham||3,576||7.4||-16.2|
|Liberal Democrat||James Raven||11,554||23.6||+4.3|
|Independent||Peter Thompson Bates||170||0.3||+0.3|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UKIP chooses candidate for Harwich seat". Harwich and Manningtree Standard. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Harwich & Essex North". BBC News.
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