Witham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Witham
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Witham in Essex
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Location of Essex within England
CountyEssex
Electorate67,451 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsHatfield Peverel, Kelvedon, Marks Tey, White Notley, Witham
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentPriti Patel (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBraintree, Maldon and East Chelmsford, North Essex, Colchester

Witham is a constituency in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Priti Patel, a Conservative who became the Home Secretary in July 2019, in the Johnson ministry.

History[change | change source]

The constituency was made in 2010 following changes to the borders of constituencies in Essex.[2]}}

Members of Parliament[change | change source]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Priti Patel Conservative

Elections[change | change source]

General election 2019: Witham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Priti Patel 32,876 66.6 Increase 2.3
Labour Martin Edobor 8,794 17.8 Decrease 8.6
Liberal Democrat Sam North 4,584 9.3 Increase 3.8
Green James Abbott 3,090 6.3 Increase 2.6
Majority 24,082 48.8 Increase 10.9
Turnout 49,344 70.1 Decrease 1.4
Conservative hold Swing Increase 5.5
General election 2017: Witham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Priti Patel 31,670 64.3 Increase 6.8
Labour Phil Barlow 13,024 26.4 Increase 10.6
Liberal Democrat Josephine Hayes 2,715 5.5 Decrease 0.6
Green James Abbott 1,832 3.7 Decrease 0.6
Majority 18,646 37.9 Decrease 3.6
Turnout 49,400 71.5 Increase 1.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 1.9
General election 2015: Witham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Priti Patel 27,123 57.5 Increase 5.3
UKIP Garry Cockrill[7] 7,569 16.0 Increase 9.5
Labour John Clarke 7,467 15.8 Decrease 2.7
Liberal Democrat Josephine Hayes 2,891 6.1 Decrease 13.7
Green James Abbott[8] 2,038 4.3 Increase 1.3
CPA Doreen Scrimshaw[9] 80 0.2 New
Majority 19,554 41.5 Increase 9.1
Turnout 47,168 70.3 Increase 0.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase 9.5
General election 2010: Witham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Margaret Phelps 9,252 19.8 Increase 4.6
Labour John Spademan 8,656 18.5 Decrease 13.9
UKIP David Hodges 3,060 6.5 New
Green James Abbott 1,419 3.0 New
Majority 15,196 32.4 N/A
Turnout 46,835 70.2 Increase 6.6
Conservative win (new seat)

References[change | change source]

  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. 2.0 2.1 "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 4)
  4. "Witham Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  5. Daynes, Steve. "Parliamentary Election Results". www.braintree.gov.uk.
  6. "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. http://meetyournextmp.com/area/287-witham/humans
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2021-06-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. "CPA Candidates for the General Election". Christian Peoples Alliance. Retrieved 1 March 2015.