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Billericay
County constituency
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Billericay shown within Essex, and Essex shown within England
Created: 1950, 1983
MP: John Baron
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Essex
EP constituency: East of England

Billericay is a 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.

It has elected Conservative MPs at every election except 1966.

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Boundaries

In time for the 2010 general election the seat of Billericay is to effectively merge with Basildon to form a new seat of Basildon and Billericay. Billericay has a history of electing somewhat colourful characters to Westminster, namely Harvey Proctor, the rightwing MP who resigned after gay sex charges, and Mrs Teresa Gorman, Maastricht rebel who stood down after accusing the Commons Standards and Privileges committee of sexism over questions surrounding her registered business dealings.

The current wards are Billericay East, Billericay West, Burstead, Crouch, Laindon Park, Pitsea North West, Pitsea South East, Vange, Wickford Castledon, Wickford North and Wickford Park.[1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1950 Bernard Braine Conservative
1955 Richard Body Conservative
1959 Edward Gardner Conservative
1966 Eric Moonman Labour
1970 Robert McCrindle Conservative
February 1974 constituency abolished (see Basildon);
recreated 1983
1983 Harvey Proctor Conservative
1987 Teresa Gorman Conservative
2001 John Baron Conservative
2010 Constituency abolished: see Basildon and Billericay

Election results

General Election 2005: Billericay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Baron 25,487 52.2 +4.8
Labour Anneliese Dodds 14,281 29.2 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Mike Hibbs 6,471 13.2 -0.7
BNP Bryn Robinson 1,435 2.9 +2.9
UKIP Seantino Callaghan 1,184 2.4 0.0
Majority 11,206 22.9
Turnout 48,858 61.4 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing 6.0
General Election 2001: Billericay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Baron 21,608 47.4 +7.6
Labour Amanda Campbell 16,595 36.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Frank Bellard 6,323 13.9 -1.9
UKIP Nick Yeomans 1,072 2.4 N/A
Majority 5,013 11.0
Turnout 45,598 58.1 -14.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1997: Billericay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Teresa Gorman 22,033 39.8
Labour Paul Richards 20,677 37.3
Liberal Democrat Geoff Williams 8,763 15.8
Others 3,947 7.1
Majority 1,356 2.4
Turnout 55,420 72.6
Conservative hold Swing

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