Rochford and Southend East (UK Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rochford and Southend East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Rochford and Southend East in Essex.
Outline map
Location of Essex within England.
County Essex
Electorate 71,131 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament James Duddridge (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Southend East, Rochford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East of England

Rochford and Southend East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by James Duddridge, a Conservative.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1997-2010: The Borough of Southend-on-Sea wards of Milton, St Luke's, Shoebury, Southchurch, Thorpe, and Victoria, and the District of Rochford wards of Barling and Sutton, Foulness and Great Wakering East, Great Wakering Central, Great Wakering West, Rochford Eastwood, Rochford Roche, and Rochford St Andrews.

2010-present: The Borough of Southend-on-Sea wards of Kursaal, Milton, St Luke’s, Shoeburyness, Southchurch, Thorpe, Victoria, and West Shoebury, and the District of Rochford wards of Barling and Sutton, Foulness and Great Wakering, and Rochford.

The constituency covers the town of Rochford and the town centre, main seafront and eastern part of Southend-on-Sea, such as Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness.

Constituency profile[edit]

Rochford and Southend East had a relatively marginal Conservative majority on its 1997 creation, as it had some of Labour's stronger wards in Southend, such as Kursaal, Milton and Victoria, with the party nearly gaining its predecessor seat Southend East in a by-election in 1980, though in the elections since a much larger majority suggests a Conservative safe seat. Dependency on social housing[2] and unemployment benefit in the constituency is low[3] and in the Rochford local council only 14.5% of households do not have a car (band 5 of 5 in the 2011 census) whereas 27% of households in the Southend part lack a car (band 2 of 5).[4]

Local government

Currently the 31 Council seats held in Rochford and Southend East are 7 Conservative (from Rochford), 10 Independent, 7 Labour, 5 Conservative and 2 UKIP (from Southend).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5] Party
1997 Sir Teddy Taylor Conservative
2005 James Duddridge Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Rochford and Southend East[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Duddridge 20,241 46.4 -0.4
Labour Ian Gilbert 10,765 24.7 +4.4
UKIP Floyd Waterworth[8] 8,948 20.5 +14.7
Green Simon Cross[9] 2,195 5.0 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Peter Gwizdala 1,459 3.3 -16.1
Majority 9,476 21.7
Turnout 43,608 60.6
Conservative hold Swing -2.4
General Election 2010: Rochford and Southend East[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Duddridge 19,509 46.9 +1.5
Labour Kevin Bonavia[12] 8,459 20.3 -11.3
Liberal Democrat Graham Longley[13] 8,084 19.4 +4.7
UKIP James Moyies[14] 2,405 5.8 +0.9
BNP Geoff Strobridge[15] 1,856 4.5 N/A
Green Andrew Vaughan[16] 707 1.7 -1.8
Independent Anthony Brian Chytry 611 1.5 N/A
Majority 11,050 26.6
Turnout 41,631 58.5
Conservative hold Swing +6.4

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Rochford and Southend East[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Duddridge 17,874 45.3 -8.3
Labour Fred Grindrod 12,384 31.4 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Graham Longley 5,967 15.1 +7.7
UKIP John Croft 1,913 4.8
Green Andrew Vaughan 1,328 3.4 +0.8
Majority 5,490 13.9
Turnout 39,466 55.4 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing -2.4
General Election 2001: Rochford and Southend East[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Teddy Taylor 20,058 53.6 +4.8
Labour Chris Dandridge 13,024 34.8 -4.9
Liberal Democrat Stephen Newton 2,780 7.4 -2.0
Green Adrian Hedges 990 2.6 N/A
Liberal Brian Lynch 600 1.6 -0.6
Majority 7,034 18.8
Turnout 37,452 52.7 -10.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Rochford and Southend East[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Teddy Taylor 22,683 48.7
Labour Nigel Smith 18,458 39.7
Liberal Democrat Paula Smith 4,387 9.4
Liberal Brian Lynch 1,007 2.2
Majority 4,225 9.1
Turnout 46,535 63.7
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Check Browser Settings". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  3. ^ Simon Rogers, John Burn-Murdoch and Ami Sedghi. "Unemployment: the key UK data and benefit claimants for every constituency | News". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  4. ^ "2011 Census Interactive". ONS. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived 11 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "UK Polling Report". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  9. ^ "Eastern Region Green Party | Green Party announces its candidates for the East of England's seaside towns". Eastern.greenparty.org.uk. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election 2010 | Constituency | Rochford & Southend East". BBC News. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  12. ^ "Prospective Parliamentary Candidates". Labour Party. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Rochford and Southend East & Southend West". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Eastern Counties Region". UKIP. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Rochford and Southend East Announces Its BNP Parliamentary Candidate". BNP. 6 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  16. ^ "Green Party Parlimentary Candidate". South East Essex Green Party. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  17. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°33′N 0°49′E / 51.55°N 0.81°E / 51.55; 0.81