Southend West (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Southend West in Essex
Location of Essex within England
|Electorate||66,780 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea|
|Member of Parliament||David Amess (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries and boundary changes
- 3 Changes proposed by the Boundary Commission
- 4 Constituency profile
- 5 Members of Parliament
- 6 Elections
- 7 See also
- 8 Notes and references
- 9 External links
Boundaries and boundary changesEdit
1950–1955: The County Borough of Southend-on-Sea wards of Chalkwell, Eastwood, Leigh, Milton, Prittlewell, St Clements, Victoria, and Westborough.
Formed primarily from western parts of the abolished Parliamentary Borough of Southend-on-Sea.
1955–1983: The County Borough of Southend-on-Sea wards of Blenheim, Chalkwell, Eastwood, Leigh, Prittlewell, St Clement's, Southbourne, and Westborough.
Realignment of boundary with Southend East.
Marginal changes following the redistribution of wards in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea.
2010–present: The Borough of Southend-on-Sea wards of Belfairs, Blenheim Park, Chalkwell, Eastwood Park, Leigh, Prittlewell, St Laurence, Westborough, and West Leigh.
Further marginal changes were due to a redistribution of local authority wards.
The constituency comprises a small part of the West of Southend-on-Sea, and includes Leigh-on-Sea and Westcliff-on-Sea. It is bounded to the North and East by Rochford and Southend East, to the North by Rayleigh and Wickford, to the West by Castle Point, and to the South by the very end of the Thames estuary.
Changes proposed by the Boundary CommissionEdit
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018 which would reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they will not come into effect for the 2019 election due to take place on 12 December 2019, which will be contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Leigh-on-Sea has a number of Liberal Democrat councillors, and there is some Labour strength in Westborough and Blenheim, but the remaining areas are predominantly Conservative.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|1950||Sir Henry Channon||Conservative||Married heiress to the Guinness brewing business, Honor Guinness. Died 1958|
|1959 by-election||Paul Channon||Conservative||Cabinet minister 1986–89|
|1997||Sir David Amess||Conservative||Previously MP for Basildon 1983–97|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Nina Stimson|
|Liberal Democrats||Lucy Salek||2,110||4.5||-4.8|
|Southend Independent Association||Tino Callaghan||305||0.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Collins||4,129||9.3||-20.1|
|English Democrat||Jeremy Moss||165||0.4||-0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Welch||12,816||29.4||+5.4|
|Independent||Vel (Marimutu Velmurgan)||617||1.4||N/A|
|English Democrat||Terry Phillips||546||1.3||-0.5|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Wexham||9,449||23.7||−1.2|
|English Democrat||Jeremy Moss||701||1.8||N/A|
|Max Power Party||Dan Anslow||106||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard de Ste Croix||9,319||24.9||-8.2|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Nina Stimson||15,414||33.1||+2.2|
|Natural Law||Peter Warburton||101||0.2||-0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Nina Stimson||15,417||30.9||-7.2|
|Natural Law||Peter Warburton||127||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
Elections in the 1970sEdit
|National Front||LJ McKeon||680||1.33|
Elections in the 1960sEdit
Elections in the 1950sEdit
|Liberal||Heather Joan Harvey||10,577||22.3|
|Liberal||Heather Joan Harvey||6,314||24.2||+9.2|
|Labour||Victor G Marchesi||8,866||20.8|
|Liberal||Heather Joan Harvey||6,375||15.0|
|Labour||Henry N Lyall||17,352||30.9|
|Labour Co-op||Eric Hutchison||15,345||25.9|
|Liberal||John Hutchison MacCallum Scott||9,907||16.7|
Notes and referencesEdit
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- Craig, Fred W. S. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1885-1972;. Chichester,: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0900178094. OCLC 539011.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
- 2018 Review, Associated consultation documents (September 2018). "Final recommendations report". Boundary Commission for England.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)
- "Southend West Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
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- "Jack Monroe announced as snap General Election candidate". 29 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
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- "General Election Candidates". English Democrats. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
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