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.
County Essex
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.


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.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review into parliamentary representation in Essex, the Boundary Commission for England abolished the Maldon and East Chelmsford constituency. The wards which made up this constituency were divided between a new Maldon constituency; a new Witham constituency; and a re-created Chelmsford constituency. For the first time, the Maldon District was split between constituencies.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1997 John Whittingdale Conservative
2010 Constituency abolished: see Maldon and Witham


General Election 2005: Maldon and East Chelmsford
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
Turnout 46,091 66.3 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.1
General Election 2001: Maldon and East Chelmsford
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
Turnout 44,100 62.8 -15.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1997: Maldon and East Chelmsford
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 L Overy-Owen 935 1.86
Green Eleanor Burgess 685 1.36
Majority 10,039 19.92
Turnout 50,387 77.90
Conservative hold Swing

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Notes and references[edit]

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