Harwich & Essex North

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Bernard Jenkin
, have the following results:
  • 24,722 total votes taken.
  • 51.0% share of the total vote
  • +4.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Edward Carlsson Browne
, have the following results:
  • 9,548 total votes taken.
  • 19.7% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Mark Hughes
, have the following results:
  • 8,464 total votes taken.
  • 17.5% share of the total vote
  • +12.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Dominic Graham
, have the following results:
  • 3,576 total votes taken.
  • 7.4% share of the total vote
  • -16.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Christopher Flossman
, have the following results:
  • 2,122 total votes taken.
  • 4.4% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 15,174 31.3%
Turnout
69.9%

Vote share

Party %
CON 51.0
LAB 19.7
UKIP 17.5
LD 7.4
GRN 4.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.3
CON
+4.1
GRN
+2.5
LAB
-0.2
LD
-16.2

Latest updates Harwich & Essex North

08.06.2015

17:01

Seaport lorry stowaways deported

Fifteen of the suspected 68 illegal immigrants found locked in four lorries in Essex have been deported, a minister says.

08.05.2015

06:21

Tories hold off UKIP bar one seat

The Tories hold off most of the UKIP challenge in Essex, but Douglas Carswell retains Clacton for the anti-European Union party.
05:57
Breaking

Conservative victory

Richard Haugh
BBC News

Conservative Bernard Jenkin is re-elected in Harwich and Essex North.

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Constituency profile

The Harwich & Essex North seat is a mixed bag, featuring the port of Harwich, some rural areas and the smaller towns of Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea and West Mersea. Employment in Harwich is dominated by port-related industries, with important freight and ferry services. Renowned diarist Samuel Pepys was MP for the town between 1685 and 1688.

More than 76% of households own their property, above the national average of 63.6%, according to data from the ONS 2011 Census for England and Wales.

This constituency was created for the 2010 election from its predecessor Harwich, which had been Conservative for more than 40years until Labour's landslide of 1997, when ex-docker Ivan Henderson won control. He was unseated in 2005 by Conservative Douglas Carswell, now a UKIP MP. In 2010, Bernard Jenkin won for the Conservatives with 46.9% of the vote, followed by the Liberal Democrats on 23.6%, Labour 19.9% and UKIP 5.2%.