Maldon and East Chelmsford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Maldon and East Chelmsford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Maldon and East Chelmsford in Essex for the 2005 general election
Outline map
Location of Essex within England
Major settlementsMaldon, Danbury and Great Baddow
Number of membersOne
Replaced byChelmsford, Maldon, Witham
Created fromChelmsford, Colchester South and Maldon
European Parliament constituencyEast of England

Maldon and East Chelmsford was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1997 to 2010 it elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.


This seat was created for the 1997 general election from parts of the abolished constituencies of South Colchester and Maldon and Chelmsford. It was abolished at the next redistribution which came into effect for the 2010 general election, when the Chelmsford and Maldon constituencies were re-established.

It was a safe Conservative seat throughout its existence.


The District of Maldon, and the Borough of Chelmsford wards of Baddow Road and Great Baddow Village, Galleywood, Little Baddow, Danbury and Sandon, Rothmans, and Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre.[1]

The constituency was formed from the bulk of the abolished South Colchester and Maldon constituency (the District of Maldon) and eastern parts of the abolished county constituency of Chelmsford, including eastern suburbs of the City of Chelmsford (Great Baddow and Galleywood).

Following their review into parliamentary representation in Essex, the Boundary Commission for England abolished the Maldon and East Chelmsford constituency for the 2010 general election. The majority of the constituency, including Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, was incorporated into the re-established County Constituency of Maldon; northern areas were added to the new County Constituency of Witham; and the Chelmsford suburbs of Great Baddow and Galleywood were included in the re-established constituency of Chelmsford (now a Borough Constituency). For the first time, Maldon District was split between constituencies.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1997 John Whittingdale Conservative
2010 Constituency abolished: see Maldon and Witham


General election 2005: Maldon and East Chelmsford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Whittingdale 23,732 51.5 +2.3
Labour Sue Tibballs 11,159 24.2 −5.9
Liberal Democrat Matthew Lambert 9,270 20.1 +4.2
UKIP Jesse Pryke 1,930 4.2 +1.6
Majority 12,573 27.3 +8.2
Turnout 46,091 66.3 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.1
General election 2001: Maldon and East Chelmsford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Whittingdale 21,719 49.2 +0.6
Labour Russell Kennedy 13,257 30.1 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Jane Jackson 7,002 15.9 -3.5
UKIP Geoffrey Harris 1,135 2.6 +0.7
Green Walter Schwarz 987 2.2 +0.9
Majority 8,462 19.1 -0.8
Turnout 44,100 62.8 -15.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1997: Maldon and East Chelmsford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Whittingdale 24,524 48.67
Labour Kevin Freeman 14,485 28.75
Liberal Democrat Graham Pooley 9,758 19.37
UKIP Leonard Overy-Owen 935 1.86
Green Eleanor Burgess 685 1.36
Majority 10,039 19.92
Turnout 50,387 77.90
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
  3. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°43′N 0°42′E / 51.72°N 0.70°E / 51.72; 0.70