South Colchester and Maldon (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Colchester and Maldon
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Essex
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Maldon and East Chelmsford, North Essex, Colchester[1]
Created from Colchester and Maldon[1]

South Colchester and Maldon was a parliamentary constituency in Essex represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

At the 1997 general election, the seat was succeeded by the eastern half of Maldon and East Chelmsford and the southern half of North Essex.

Boundaries[edit]

The Borough of Colchester wards of Berechurch, Birch-Messing, East Donyland, Harbour, New Town, Prettygate, Pyefleet, Shrub End, Tiptree, West Mersea, and Winstree, and the District of Maldon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1983 John Wakeham Conservative
1992 John Whittingdale Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Maldon and East Chelmsford,
North Essex and Colchester

Elections[edit]

General Election 1983: Colchester South and Maldon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Wakeham 31,296 53.6 −1.4
Social Democratic J W Stevens 19,131 32.8 +17.4
Labour H J Barnard 7,932 13.6 −16.0
Majority 12,165 20.8
Turnout 58,359 73.3 −3.8
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: South Colchester and Maldon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Wakeham 34,894 54.9 +1.3
Social Democratic John Stevens 19,411 30.6 −2.2
Labour Sally Bigwood 9,229 14.5 +0.9
Majority 15,483 24.4
Turnout 63,534 76.2 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.8
General Election 1992: South Colchester and Maldon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Whittingdale 37,548 54.8 −0.1
Liberal Democrat I L Thorn 15,727 23.0 −7.6
Labour C A Pearson 14,158 20.7 +6.2
Green M Patterson 1,028 1.5 +1.5
Majority 21,821 31.9 +7.5
Turnout 68,461 79.2 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing +3.8

1979 Prediction for Colchester South and Maldon boundaries[edit]

General Election 1979: South Colchester and Maldon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 33,163 55.0
Labour 17,863 29.6
Liberal 9,262 15.4
Majority 15,300 25.4
Turnout 60,287 77.2
Conservative hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Colchester South and Maldon', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Boundary changes[edit]

Preceded by
Colchester
UK Parliament constituency
1983–1997
Succeeded by
North Essex
Preceded by
Maldon
UK Parliament constituency
1983–1997
Succeeded by
Maldon and East Chelmsford