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Brentwood and Ongar
County constituency
Brentwood and Ongar shown within Essex, and Essex shown within England
Created: 1974
MP: Eric Pickles
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Essex
EP constituency: East of England

Brentwood and Ongar 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. It is a safe Conservative seat represented since 1992 by Eric Pickles, the Conservative Party Chairman.




Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Essex, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified Brentwood and Ongar constituency, to be fought at the 2009 or 2010 general election. The electoral wards used to create the seat are;

  • Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash, High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings, Lambourne, Moreton and Fyfield, North Weald Bassett, Passingford and Shelley from Epping Forest district
  • The entire district of Brentwood

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Sir Robert McCrindle Conservative
1992 Eric Pickles Conservative

Election results

General Election 2005: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 23,609 53.5 +15.5
Liberal Democrat Gavin Stollar 11,997 27.2 +11.6
Labour John Adams 6,579 14.9 +2.3
UKIP Stuart Gulleford 1,805 4.1 +2.7
Independent (politician) Anthony Appleton 155 0.4 −0.1
Majority 11,612 26.3
Turnout 44,145 68.4 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.0
General Election 2001: Brentwood and Ongar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 16,558 38.0 -7.4
Independent (politician) Martin Bell 13,737 31.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat David Kendall 6,772 15.6 -10.7
Labour Diana Johnson 5,505 12.6 -9.5
UKIP Ken Gulleford 611 1.4 +0.5
Independent (politician) Peter Pryke 239 0.5 N/A
Church of the Militant Elvis Party David Bishop 68 0.2 N/A
Independent (politician) Anthony Appleton 52 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,821 6.5
Turnout 43,542 67.3 -9.3
Conservative hold Swing

See also

Coordinates: 51°41′N 0°14′E / 51.68°N 0.23°E / 51.68; 0.23


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