The Breakthrough Basildon Commission has been launched in Parliament, with a budget of £50,000.
Basildon South & Thurrock EastParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Stephen Metcalfe||Votes 26,811||header_vote_share 56.9||Net percentage change in seats +13.5|
|Byron Taylor||Votes 15,321||header_vote_share 32.5||Net percentage change in seats +7.3|
|Peter Whittle||Votes 3,193||header_vote_share 6.8||Net percentage change in seats -19.8|
|Reetendra Banerji||Votes 732||header_vote_share 1.6||Net percentage change in seats -1.4|
|Sim Harman||Votes 680||header_vote_share 1.4||Net percentage change in seats +1.4|
British National Party
|Paul Borg||Votes 383||header_vote_share 0.8||Net percentage change in seats +0.8|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
We've got some more information about the numbers of votes cast in South Basildon & East Thurrock.
Conservative Stephen Metcalfe held the seat with 26,811 votes. Labour came second with 15,321, and UKIP was third with 3,193.
That represents an increase in votes for the Conservatives and Labour, but UKIP's share dropped dramatically, from more than 12,000 in 2015 to the level seen today.
Conservative Stephen Metcalfe has held the seat of South Basildon & East Thurrock. We'll bring you the voting numbers shortly.
Basildon's returning officer says they have responded well to the challenge of the snap election.
He expects the turnout to be up on 2015.
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paraphrased Theresa May's "strong and stable" line while out campaigning in south Essex in the Basildon South & Thurrock East constituency.
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has told an audience in Pitsea that a government under his leadership would take negotiations seriously and come away with a deal that worked for all of Britain.
"We in Labour understand that getting the right deal - one that secures our country's interest for the long term - will be challenging," he said.
"Labour is ready. Ready to deliver a deal that gives British business and British society the chance to thrive in a post-Brexit world."
He also pledged to guarantee the right to remain in the UK for EU nationals already living here:
BBC Essex's political reporter, Simon Dedman, is in attendance and said there was a big reaction to the arrival of the Labour leader.
Pitsea is part of the South Basildon and East Thurrock constituency where John Baron is defending the seat he won in 2010 and 2015.
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:
- Basildon and Billericay
- Castle Point
- Epping Forest
- Harwich and North Essex
- Rayleigh and Wickford
- Rochford and Southend East
- Saffron Walden
- South Basildon and East Thurrock
- Southend West
The election takes place on Thursday, 8 June.
- 19,788 total votes taken.
- 43.4% share of the total vote
- -0.5% change in share of the votes
- 12,097 total votes taken.
- 26.5% share of the total vote
- +20.6% change in share of the votes
- 11,493 total votes taken.
- 25.2% share of the total vote
- -5.8% change in share of the votes
- 1,356 total votes taken.
- 3.0% share of the total vote
- -10.4% change in share of the votes
- 401 total votes taken.
- 0.9% share of the total vote
- +0.9% change in share of the votes
- 253 total votes taken.
- 0.6% share of the total vote
- +0.6% change in share of the votes
- 205 total votes taken.
- 0.4% share of the total vote
- +0.4% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010