Rayleigh (UK Parliament constituency)


Rayleigh (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Rayleigh
Map1 = Rayleigh
Map2 = Essex
Type = County
Year = 1997
Entity = Essex
County = Essex
EP = East of England
MP = Mark Francois
Party = Conservative

Rayleigh 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 the tenth safest Conservative seat in the United Kingdom and the second safest seat in Essex.

Boundaries

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Essex, the Boundary Commission for England has made radical alterations to existing constituencies to allow for the number of parliamentary seats in the county to be increased to eighteen. These changes include the formation of a number of new constituencies in the southern and eastern parts of the county.

Rayleigh will be modified to form a new constituency of Rayleigh and Wickford.

Members of Parliament

* 1997 – Created
* 1997 – 2001: Dr Michael Clark, Conservative
* 2001 – "present": Mark Francois, Conservative

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Rayleigh
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Francois
votes = 25,609
percentage = 55.4
change = +5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Julian Ware-Lane
votes = 10,883
percentage = 23.6
change = -7.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sid Cumberland
votes = 7,406
percentage = 16.0
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Janet Davies
votes = 2,295
percentage = 5.0
change = +1.3
Election box majority
votes = 14,726
percentage = 31.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 46,193
percentage = 64.2
change = +3.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 6.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Rayleigh
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Francois
votes = 21,434
percentage = 50.1
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Clark
votes = 13,144
percentage = 30.7
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Geoff Williams
votes = 6,614
percentage = 15.5
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Colin Morgan
votes = 1,581
percentage = 3.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,290
percentage = 19.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 42,773
percentage = 60.5
change = -13.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -1.4

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Rayleigh
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Clark
votes = 25,516
percentage = 49.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Raymond Ellis
votes = 14,832
percentage = 28.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sid Cumberland
votes = 10,137
percentage = 19.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Alan Farmer
votes = 829
percentage = 1.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 10,684
percentage = 20.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 51,314
percentage = 74.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -12.70

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Essex


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