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Brentwood & Ongar

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Alex Burghart Votes 34,811 header_vote_share 65.8 Net percentage change in seats +7.0



Gareth Barrett Votes 10,809 header_vote_share 20.4 Net percentage change in seats +7.9


Liberal Democrat

Karen Chilvers Votes 4,426 header_vote_share 8.4 Net percentage change in seats -0.5



Michael McGough Votes 1,845 header_vote_share 3.5 Net percentage change in seats -13.3


Green Party

Paul Jeater Votes 915 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -1.0



Louca Kousoulou Votes 104 header_vote_share 0.2 Net percentage change in seats +0.2

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 65.8
Labour 20.4
Liberal Democrat 8.4
UKIP 3.5
Green Party 1.7
Independent 0.2

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

New Brentwood MP calls former incumbent a 'political colossus'

Brentwood's new MP has praised Sir Eric Pickles, who stepped down at this general election, as he takes on his role.

Tory Alex Burghart told BBC Essex: "What a political colossus of our time - 25 years in parliament, a great servant of his country, party and constituency. What a figure to follow."

Sir Eric Pickles and Alex Burghart

UKIP member 'shocked' by leader's resignation

UKIP's Brentwood and Ongar candidate - and national executive committee member - Mick McGough tells BBC Essex he's "totally shocked" by Paul Nuttall's resignation but that past leader Nigel Farage leaves big shoes to fill.

"Paul Nuttall is good, but Nigel was seen as UKIP and is the most incredible character," said Mr McGough.

"We are all worried now - I've only been in politics to achieve Brexit and we haven't achieved it yet."

'I underestimated Jeremy Corbyn,' says Pickles

The Labour leader has made a "considerable achievement" in winning new seats, Sir Eric Pickles conceded.

Sir Eric, 65, stood down at this election.

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New Brentwood MP takes congratulatory call

New Brentwood & Ongar MP Alex Burghart was one of four Conservative candidates who haven't stood in the county before and won the vote in their constituencies.

Here he was earlier when he got a call from his mum to congratulate him!

Alex Burghart

Brentwood & Ongar: Conservative hold

Result graphic

BreakingAnother new MP for Essex

Brentwood & Ongar has been held by the Conservatives, with a new MP - Alex Burghart - winning 34,811 votes.

He was selected as the party's candidate after Sir Eric Pickles announced he wouldn't be standing again and was retiring.

The surprise in the constituency is that Labour came second - the best result for the party for many years.

Election results: First off the blocks

So, where are we expecting results from first?

Basildon and Billericay are expected to be first off the blocks at 01:00, the first in the eastern region.

Results will then flood in from the rest of the county's 18 constituencies, with Brentwood and Ongar, Colchester and Harwich and Essex North all expected to be the last to declare at about 04:30.

General election 2017 nomination papers in

With all the general election 2017 candidates' nominations papers in, we've collected together links to where you can find full information from the returning officers in the 18 Essex constituencies:

The election takes place on Thursday, 8 June.

Brentwood's General Election candidates have their say on the traveller issue

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

BBC Essex challenged each of Brentwood's prospective MPs to say how they would deal with the influx of travellers in the town, after three separate camps were identified locally.

Here's what they said:

Michael McGough, UKIP

"I would do what they've done in the Republic of Ireland, which is to force most of them to come over here. I'm campaigning to ensure a complete Brexit and controls over immigration."

Paul Jeater, Green

"I'd ensure that court orders were issued promptly, that a clean-up was prompt and where examples of fly-tipping were seen, prompt action was taken there - and that those guilty of fly-tipping were prosecuted."

Alex Burghart, Conservative

"I would look into bringing in laws on intentional trespass which would make it much easier for the police to get people off private land.I'm standing for Theresa May to provide safe and secure government this country needs as we go forward with Brexit."

Karen Chilvers, Liberal Democrat

I'm looking to establish a fair society and tolerant society - that includes making the 12 or so legal pitches finally published so we can treat everyone fairly in this society."

Gareth Barrett, Labour

"I would make sure the local authorities and the police had the funding they need, especially reverse the 800 police officers cut in Essex. More widely the major issue in this election is the NHS and the social care crisis thht we have to get over now."

Luke Kousoulou, Independent

"If the travellers are on private land without permission, the council should find land they can stay on until we know what they want as we have to respect their way of life, but we must also respect the community and understand the law does not stand in their favour, and they must respect and agree to what compromise we can find to sort this situation." 

MEP regrets resignations of three Westminster colleagues

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

East of England MEP Vicky Ford has expressed her regrets that three Conservative MPs have stepped down from constituencies in Essex following the announcement there's to be a general election on 8 June.

Vicky Ford

"I am sorry to hear that Sir Alan Haselhurst MP [Saffron Walden] has decided to follow Sir Eric Pickles MP [Brentwood & Ongar] and Sir Simon Burns MP [Chelmsford] and will also be standing down from Parliament at the forthcoming General Election," she said.

"Between them they have served the people of Essex for over 90 years. Their knowledge and experience will be greatly missed.

"I know that they will support their successors in their respective constituencies with wise counsel and that this will enable a smooth transition."



, with candidate Eric Pickles
, have the following results:
  • 30,534 total votes taken.
  • 58.8% share of the total vote
  • +1.9% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Michael McGough
, have the following results:
  • 8,724 total votes taken.
  • 16.8% share of the total vote
  • +12.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Liam Preston
, have the following results:
  • 6,492 total votes taken.
  • 12.5% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate David Kendall
, have the following results:
  • 4,577 total votes taken.
  • 8.8% share of the total vote
  • -14.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Reza Hossain
, have the following results:
  • 1,397 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • +1.5% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Robin Tilbrook
, have the following results:
  • 173 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.6% change in share of the votes

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