Maldon and East Chelmsford (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Maldon and East Chelmsford|
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Maldon and East Chelmsford in Essex for the 2005 general election
Location of Essex within England
|Major settlements||Maldon, Danbury and Great Baddow|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Chelmsford, Maldon, Witham|
|Created from||Chelmsford, Colchester South and Maldon|
|European Parliament constituency||East 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.
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
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Maldon and Witham|
|Liberal Democrat||Matthew Lambert||9,270||20.1||+4.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Jane Jackson||7,002||15.9||-3.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Graham Pooley||9,758||19.37|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
- "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.