Harwich & Essex NorthParliamentary constituency
- 24,722 total votes taken.
- 51.0% share of the total vote
- +4.1% change in share of the votes
- 9,548 total votes taken.
- 19.7% share of the total vote
- -0.2% change in share of the votes
- 8,464 total votes taken.
- 17.5% share of the total vote
- +12.3% change in share of the votes
- 3,576 total votes taken.
- 7.4% share of the total vote
- -16.2% change in share of the votes
- 2,122 total votes taken.
- 4.4% share of the total vote
- +2.5% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Harwich & Essex North
Conservative Bernard Jenkin is re-elected in Harwich and Essex North.
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%.