List of Parliamentary constituencies in Essex

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The ceremonial county of Essex (which includes the unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock) is divided into 18 Parliamentary constituencies - 6 Borough constituencies and 12 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  Conservative†   Labour‡   Liberal Democrat¤   UKIP


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Basildon and Billericay BC 66,345 12,482   John Baron   Gavin Callaghan‡
Braintree CC 73,557 17,610   James Cleverly   Richard Bingley
Brentwood and Ongar CC 71,918 21,810   Eric Pickles   Mick McGough
Castle Point BC 68,170 8,934   Rebecca Harris  ; Jamie Huntman
Chelmsford BC 78,580 18,250   Simon Burns   Chris Vince‡
Clacton CC 68,936 3,437   Douglas Carswell   Giles Watling
Colchester BC 74,204 5,575   Will Quince   Bob Russell¤
Epping Forest CC 73,447 17,978   Eleanor Laing   Andrew Smith
Harlow CC 67,994 8,350   Robert Halfon   Suzy Stride
Harwich and North Essex CC 69,290 15,174   Bernard Jenkin   Edward Carlsson Browne‡
Maldon CC 69,066 22,070   John Whittingdale   Beverley Acevedo
Rayleigh and Wickford CC 77,174 17,230   Mark Francois   John Hayter
Rochford and Southend East CC 71,935 9,476   James Duddridge   Ian Gilbert‡
Saffron Walden CC 80,615 24,991   Sir Alan Haselhurst   Peter Day
South Basildon and East Thurrock CC 71,155 7,692   Stephen Metcalfe   Ian Luder
Southend West BC 66,876 14,021   David Amess   Julian Ware-Lane
Thurrock BC 77,559 536   Jackie Doyle-Price   Polly Billington
Witham CC 67,090 19,554   Priti Patel   Garry Cockrill

Map of current constituencies[edit]

Constituency name Map
  1. Basildon and Billericay BC
  2. Braintree CC
  3. Brentwood and Ongar CC
  4. Castle Point BC
  5. Chelmsford BC
  6. Clacton CC
  7. Colchester BC
  8. Epping Forest CC
  9. Harlow CC
  10. Harwich and North Essex CC
  11. Maldon CC
  12. Rayleigh and Wickford CC
  13. Rochford and Southend East CC
  14. Saffron Walden CC
  15. South Basildon and East Thurrock CC
  16. Southend West BC
  17. Thurrock BC
  18. Witham CC
Proposed Revised constituencies in Essex

Changes proposed in 2016[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies for Essex at the 2020 general election.[1]

List of Constituencies in 1997-2010[edit]

  1. Basildon BC
  2. Billericay CC
  3. Braintree CC
  4. Brentwood and Ongar CC
  5. Castle Point BC
  6. Colchester BC
  7. Epping Forest CC
  8. Harlow CC
  9. Harwich CC
  10. Maldon and East Chelmsford CC
  11. North Essex CC
  12. Rayleigh CC
  13. Rochford and Southend East CC
  14. Saffron Walden CC
  15. Southend West BC
  16. Thurrock BC
  17. West Chelmsford CC

List of Constituencies in 1983–1997[edit]

List of Constituencies in 1974–1983[edit]

List of Constituencies in 1955–1974[edit]

In present-day Greater London[edit]

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015
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Historical representation by party[edit]

1885 to 1918[edit]

Constituency 1885 1886 88 92 1892 94 1895 97 1900 01 1906 08 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 11 12 17
Chelmsford Beadel Usborne Rasch Pretyman
Colchester Trotter Greville Naylor-Leyland Pearson Worthington-Evans
Epping Selwin-Ibbetson Lockwood Colvin
Essex South East Makins Rasch Tufnell Whitehead Kirkwood Guinness
Harwich Round Lever Newton
Maldon Kitching Gray Dodd Strutt T. Bethell Flannery
Romford Westlake Theobald Wigram Sinclair J. Bethell
Saffron Walden Gardner Gold Wodehouse Pease Proby Beck
Walthamstow Buxton Makins Byrne Woods Morgan Simon
West Ham North Cook Fulton Grove Gray Masterman de Forest
West Ham South Leicester Banes Hardie Banes Thorne

1918 to 1965[edit]

Constituency 1918 18 19 20 21 1922 1923 1924 24 26 27 28 1929 1931 34 1935 37 40 42 45 1945 46 49 1950 1951 54 1955 56 57 59 1959 61 1964
Leyton East Malone -> --> Alexander Church Alexander Brockway Mills Bechervaise
Silvertown Jones --> Hollins Comyns
Stratford Lyle Groves Nicholls
Chelmsford Pretyman Robinson Curtis-Bennett Howard-Bury Henderson Macnamara Millington --> Ashton St John-Stev
Colchester Worthington-Evans Lewis Smith Alport Buck
East Ham N Bethell Crook Lawrence Crook Lawrence Mayhew Daines Prentice
East Ham S Edwards Barnes Campbell-Jn Barnes Oram
Epping Colvin Lyle Churchill --> Manning Davies Finlay Newens
Essex SE Hilder Hoffman Looker Oldfield Raikes Gunter Braine
Harwich Newton Hillary Rice Pybus --> Holmes Ridsdale
Ilford / Ilford N (1945) Griggs Wise Hamilton Hutchinson Ridealgh Hutchinson Iremonger
Leyton West / L'n (50) Wrightson Newbould Cassels Sorensen Sugden Sorensen
Maldon Flannery Ruggles-B Crittall Ruggles-Brise Driberg --> Harrison
Romford Martin Rhys Muggeridge Hutchison Parker Macpherson Lockwood Ledger
Saffron Walden Beck --> -> Mitchell Butler
Southend / S'd W (1950) R. Guinness G. Guinness H. Channon P. Channon
Walthamstow E Johnson Greenwood --> Wallace Beauchamp Wallace Harvey
Walthamstow W Jesson McEntee Crawfurd McEntee Attlee Redhead
Plaistow / W Ham S (45) Thorne Elwyn Jones
Upton / W Ham N (45) Wild Margesson Gardner Holt Gardner Chotzner Gardner Lewis
Woodfd / & Wanst (64) Churchill Jenkin
Ilford South Ranger Cooper
Barking Hastings Driberg
Dagenham Parker
Hornchurch Bing Lagden
Thurrock Solley --> Delargy
Southend East McAdden
Billericay Braine Body Gardner
Chigwell Biggs-Davison

1965 to present[edit]

Constituency 1965 1966 68 1970 Feb 74 Oct 74 76 77 1979 80 1983 1987 88 1992 1997 2001 2005 08 08 2010 14 2015 17
Chigwell Biggs-Davison
Essex South East / Castle Point (1983) Braine Spink Butler Spink --> --> Harris
Colchester (1965-1983, 1997-) / North Colchester (1983) Buck Jenkin Russell Quince
Epping / Epping Forest (1974) Newens Tebbit Biggs-Davison Norris Laing
Harlow Newens Hayes Rammell Halfon
Harwich / Clacton (2010) Ridsdale --> Sproat Henderson Carswell --> -->
Maldon (65-83, 2010-) / S Colchester & M (83) / M & E Chelmsford (97) Harrison Wakeham Whittingdale
Southend East / & Rochford (1997) McAdden Taylor Duddridge
Saffron Walden Kirk Haselhurst
Southend West Channon Amess
Thurrock Delargy McDonald Janman MacKinlay Doyle-Price
Chelmsford (1965-97, 2010-) / W Chelmsford (1997) St John-Stevas Burns
Billericay / & Basildon (2010) Gardner Moonman McCrindle Proctor Gorman Baron
Basildon / South Basildon and East Thurrock (2010) Moonman Proctor Amess Smith Metcalfe
Braintree Newton Hurst Newmark Cleverly
Brentwood and Ongar McCrindle Pickles
Rochford / Rayleigh (1997) / Rayleigh and Wickford (2010) Clark Francois
North Essex / Harwich and North Essex (2010) Jenkin
Witham Patel

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Initial proposals East of England". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 21 September 2016.