Southend West (UK Parliament constituency)

Southend West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Southend West
Map1 = SouthendWest
Map2 = Essex
Type = Borough
Year = 1950
Entity = Essex
County = Essex
EP = East of England
MP = David Amess
Party = Conservative

Southend West is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Because four members of the Guinness family have held the seat (or its predecessor, Southend) it is often dubbed in the media "Guinness-on-Sea". [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2002349,00.html Obituary: Lord Kelvedon | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited ] ]

Boundaries

It comprises a small part of the West of Southend-on-Sea, and includes Leigh-on-Sea and Westcliff-on-Sea. It is bounded to the North and East by Rochford and Southend East, to the North by Rayleigh, to the West by Castle Point, and to the South by the Thames estuary.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Southend West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Amess
votes = 18,408
percentage = 46.2
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Wexham
votes = 9,449
percentage = 23.7
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jan Etienne
votes = 9,072
percentage = 22.8
change = -2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Carole Sampson
votes = 1,349
percentage = 3.4
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Marimutu Velmurgan
votes = 745
percentage = 1.9
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Jeremy Moss
votes = 701
percentage = 1.8
change = +1.8
Election box candidate
party = Max Power Party
candidate = Dan Anslow
votes = 106
percentage = 0.3
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 8,959
percentage = 22.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,830
percentage = 51.4
change = -6.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 0.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Southend West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Amess
votes = 17,313
percentage = 46.3
change = +7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Fisher
votes = 9,372
percentage = 25.1
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard de Ste Croix
votes = 9,319
percentage = 24.9
change = -8.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Brian Lee
votes = 1,371
percentage = 3.7
change = +2.3
Election box majority
votes = 7,941
percentage = 21.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,375
percentage = 58.0
change = -11.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Essex

References


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