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Harwich and North Essex (UK Parliament constituency)

Harwich and North Essex /ˈhærɪ ... ˈɛsɪks/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Bernard Jenkin of the Conservative Party since its creation in 2010.[n 2]

Harwich and North Essex
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Harwich and North Essex in Essex.
Outline map
Location of Essex within England.
Electorate71,087 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentBernard Jenkin (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromHarwich, North Essex
European Parliament constituencyEast of England



The District of Tendring wards of Alresford, Ardleigh and Little Bromley, Bradfield, Wrabness and Wix, Brightlingsea, Great and Little Oakley, Great Bentley, Harwich East, Harwick East Central, Harwich West, Harwich West Central, Lawford, Manningtree, Mistley, Little Bentley and Tendring, Ramsey and Parkeston, and Thorrington, Frating, Elmstead and Great Bromley, and the Borough of Colchester wards of Dedham and Langham, East Donyland, Fordham and Stour, Great Tey, Pyefleet, West Bergholt and Eight Ash Green, West Mersea, Wivenhoe Cross, and Wivenhoe Quay.

Constituency profileEdit

The constituency maintains a strong maritime connection, containing the eponymous port and town of Harwich which offers regular ferry services to the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) as well as having one of the largest container ports in Britain. Deprivation in terms of low income and unemployment exists in the Dovercourt, Parkeston and station neighbourhoods of Harwich itself and south of Brightlingsea whereas the other villages and towns (down to localised Output Areas of a few hundred homes) fall above the national average on the same measures.[2]

Following the Boundary Commission for England's review of parliamentary representation in Essex prior to the 2010 election, much of the existing North Essex constituency was combined with part of the existing Harwich constituency, with the remainder of the Harwich seat renamed as the new Clacton. Jenkin was previously Member of Parliament for North Essex.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Bernard Jenkin Conservative


For results prior to the boundary review, see Harwich and North Essex

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2017: Harwich and North Essex
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bernard Jenkin[4] 29,921 58.5 +7.5
Labour Rosalind Scott[5] 15,565 30.4 +10.7
Liberal Democrat Dominic Graham[6] 2,787 5.4 -1.9
UKIP Aaron Hammond[5] 1,685 3.3 -14.2
Green Blake Roberts[5][7] 1,042 2.0 -2.3
Christian Peoples Stephen Todd[8] 141 0.3 +0.3
Majority 14,356 28.1 -3.2
Turnout 51,141 71.7 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
General election 2015: Harwich and North Essex[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bernard Jenkin 24,722 51.0 +4.1
Labour Edward Browne[10] 9,548 19.7 -0.2
UKIP Mark Hughes[10] 8,464 17.5 +12.3
Liberal Democrat Dominic Graham[10] 3,576 7.4 -16.2
Green Christopher Flossman 2,122 4.4 +2.5
Majority 15,174 31.3 +7.9
Turnout 48,432 69.9 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: Harwich and North Essex[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bernard Jenkin* 23,001 46.9 +4.3
Liberal Democrat James Raven 11,554 23.6 +4.3
Labour Darren Barrenger 9,774 19.9 -10.9
UKIP Simon Anselmi 2,572 5.2 +1.5
BNP Stephen Robey 1,065 2.2 +2.2
Green Chris Fox 909 1.9 -1.8
Independent Peter Bates 170 0.3 +0.3
Majority 11,447 23.4
Turnout 49,000 69.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.0
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  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 every five years.
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ 2001 Census
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
  5. ^ a b c "Green Party announces candidates for Colchester and Harwich and North Essex constituencies". Harwich and Manningtree Standard. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Liberal Democrat candidate for Harwich and North Essex confirmed as Dominic Graham". Harwich and Manningtree Standard. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  7. ^ ""Last night we selected our two candidates for the General Election. Mark Goacher will be standing in the Colchester constituency and Blake Roberts in Harwich and North Essex!"". Colchester & District Green Party Facebook page. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll". Colchester Borough Council. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "UKIP chooses candidate for Harwich seat". Harwich and Manningtree Standard. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Harwich & Essex North". BBC News.

Coordinates: 51°55′N 1°01′E / 51.92°N 1.02°E / 51.92; 1.02