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Thurrock
Borough constituency
ThurrockConstituency.svg
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Thurrock shown within Essex, and Essex shown within England
Created: 1945
MP: Andrew MacKinlay
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Essex
EP constituency: East of England

Thurrock 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.

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Boundaries

Thurrock in Essex, showing boundaries used from 1945 to 1950.

The Thurrock constituency is one of two seats covering the Thurrock Council area. This seat comprises the wards of Aveley and Uplands, Belhus, Chadwell St Mary, Chafford and North Stifford, Grays Riverside, Grays Thurrock, Little Thurrock Blackshots, Little Thurrock Rectory, Ockendon, South Chafford, Stifford Clays, Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park, Tilbury St Chads and West Thurrock and South Stifford.

Members of Parliament

Thurrock is normally a safe Labour seat, although the Conservatives gained it in 1987 with a slim majority and held it for one parliamentary term before it swung back to Labour.

The current MP, since 1992, is Andrew MacKinlay of the Labour Party, who is standing down at the next general election.

Election Member Party
1945 Leslie Solley Labour
1949 Labour Independent Group
1950 Hugh Delargy Labour
1976 by-election Oonagh McDonald Labour
1987 Tim Janman Conservative
1992 Andrew MacKinlay Labour

Election results

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Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Clive Broad
BNP Emma Colgate[2]
Liberal Democrat Carys Davis[3]
Conservative Jackie Doyle-Price
Labour Carl Morris
General Election 2005: Thurrock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew MacKinlay 20,636 47.2 -9.3
Conservative Garry Hague 14,261 32.6 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Earnshaw Palmer 4,770 10.9 +0.6
BNP Nick Geri 2,526 5.8 +5.8
UKIP Carol Jackson 1,499 3.4 0.0
Majority 6,375 14.6
Turnout 43,692 54.9 5.9
Labour hold Swing -6.1
General Election 2001: Thurrock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew MacKinlay 21,121 56.5 -6.8
Conservative Mike Penning 11,124 29.8 +3.0
Liberal Democrat John Lathan 3,846 10.3 +2.2
UKIP Christopher Sheppard 1,271 3.4 +1.6
Majority 9,997 26.7
Turnout 37,362 49.0 -16.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Thurrock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew MacKinlay 29,896 63.32
Conservative Andrew Rosindell 12,640 26.77
Liberal Democrat J White 3,843 8.14
UKIP P Compobassi 833 1.76
Majority 17,256 36.55
Turnout 47,212 65.79
Labour hold Swing +17.20
General Election 1992: Thurrock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew MacKinlay 24,791 45.86
Conservative Tim Janman 23,619 43.69
Liberal Democrat A Banton 5,145 9.52
Pensioners' Party C Rogers 391 0.72
Anti-Federalist League P Compobassi 117 0.22
Majority 1,172 2.17
Turnout 54,063 78.16
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1987: Thurrock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Janman 20,527 42.47
Labour Oonagh McDonald 19,837 41.04
Social Democrat D S Benson 7,970 16.49
Majority 690 1.43
Turnout 48,334 71.51
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1983: Thurrock[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Oonagh McDonald 17,600 39.21
Conservative T Jallon 15,878 35.37
SDP-Liberal Alliance D Benson 9,761 21.74
Independent M Bibby 1,200 2.67
BNP R Sinclair 252 0.56
Communist J Paul 199 0.44
Majority 1,722 3.84
Turnout 44,891 67.71
General Election 1979: Thurrock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Oonagh McDonald 33,449 48.55
Conservative A Baldry 27,030 39.24
Liberal M Crowson 6,445 9.36
National Front E Burdett 1,358 1.97
Independent B Chattaway 365 0.53
Workers' Revolutionary M Daly 242 0.35
Majority 6,419 9.32
Turnout 68,884 75.11
1976 by-election: Thurrock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Oonagh McDonald 22,191 45.27 -10.30
Conservative Percy Lomax 17,352 35.39 +10.95
Liberal Anthony Charlton 5,977 12.19 -7.80
National Front John Roberts 3,255 6.64 N/A
English National Frank Hansford-Miller 187 0.38 N/A
World Grid Sunshine Room Party Peter Bishop 72 0.15 N/A
Majority 4,839 9.88
Turnout 49,034

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References

Coordinates: 51°29′N 0°19′E / 51.48°N 0.32°E / 51.48; 0.32

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