List of Parliamentary constituencies in Essex

The ceremonial county of Essex, (which includes the unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock) is divided into 18 Parliamentary constituencies - 6 Borough constituencies and 12 County constituencies.


  Conservative†   Labour‡   Liberal Democrat¤   UKIP

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Basildon and Billericay BC 66,345 12,482   John Baron   Gavin Callaghan‡
Braintree CC 73,557 17,610   James Cleverly   Richard Bingley
Brentwood and Ongar CC 71,918 21,810   Eric Pickles   Mick McGough
Castle Point BC 68,170 8,934   Rebecca Harris  ; Jamie Huntman
Chelmsford BC 78,580 18,250   Simon Burns   Chris Vince‡
Clacton CC 68,936 3,437   Douglas Carswell   Giles Watling
Colchester BC 74,204 5,575   Will Quince   Bob Russell¤
Epping Forest CC 73,447 17,978   Eleanor Laing   Andrew Smith
Harlow CC 67,994 8,350   Robert Halfon   Suzy Stride
Harwich and North Essex CC 69,290 15,174   Bernard Jenkin   Edward Carlsson Browne‡
Maldon CC 69,066 22,070   John Whittingdale   Beverley Acevedo
Rayleigh and Wickford CC 77,174 17,230   Mark Francois   John Hayter
Rochford and Southend East CC 71,935 9,476   James Duddridge   Ian Gilbert‡
Saffron Walden CC 80,615 24,991   Sir Alan Haselhurst   Peter Day
South Basildon and East Thurrock CC 71,155 7,692   Stephen Metcalfe   Ian Luder
Southend West BC 66,876 14,021   David Amess   Julian Ware-Lane
Thurrock BC 77,559 536   Jackie Doyle-Price   Polly Billington
Witham CC 67,090 19,554   Priti Patel   Garry Cockrill

Map of current constituencies

Constituency nameMap
  1. Basildon and Billericay BC
  2. Braintree CC
  3. Brentwood and Ongar CC
  4. Castle Point BC
  5. Chelmsford BC
  6. Clacton CC
  7. Colchester BC
  8. Epping Forest CC
  9. Harlow CC
  10. Harwich and North Essex CC
  11. Maldon CC
  12. Rayleigh and Wickford CC
  13. Rochford and Southend East CC
  14. Saffron Walden CC
  15. South Basildon and East Thurrock CC
  16. Southend West BC
  17. Thurrock BC
  18. Witham CC

Changes proposed in 2016

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies for Essex at the 2020 general election.[1]

List of Constituencies in 1997-2010

  1. Basildon BC
  2. Billericay CC
  3. Braintree CC
  4. Brentwood and Ongar CC
  5. Castle Point BC
  6. Colchester BC
  7. Epping Forest CC
  8. Harlow CC
  9. Harwich CC
  10. Maldon and East Chelmsford CC
  11. North Essex CC
  12. Rayleigh CC
  13. Rochford and Southend East CC
  14. Saffron Walden CC
  15. Southend West BC
  16. Thurrock BC
  17. West Chelmsford CC

List of Constituencies in 1983–1997

List of Constituencies in 1974–1983

List of Constituencies in 1955–1974

In present-day Greater London


2005 2010 2015

See also


  1. BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.


  1. "Initial proposals East of England". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
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