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  Southend West - History
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Established February 23, 1950
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRBH May 01, 2021 07:05pm
DescriptionThe constituency is 35 miles east of London on the northern shore of the Thames Estuary. It is made up of wards from the west side of the area covered by Southend Council. The town of Southend is now a major office and retailing centre. The town centre and main offices are found in the neighbouring constituency of Rochford and Southend East. This seat is a more up-market tourist area with some attractive residential suburbs. Particularly picturesque is Leigh-on-Sea. Originally a small fishing village surrounded by farmland, it has expanded over the years to become a thriving community of about 25,000 people. Today the active cockling fleet and boat building industry are balanced with tourism. The A127 cuts through the constituency, and effectively separates the two different parts of the seat. Below it is the traditional seaside resort, but above it is the mainly residential area comprising the relatively modern estates around Eastwood. The constituency also takes in Southend's small regional airport. Tory MP David Amess switched to Southend West from Basildon in 1997 and the area did not let him down, sending him back to Westminster by a nose. He consolidated his position in 2001, notching up a healthy 21.2% majority, aided by a collapse in the Lib Dem vote.

RACES [Show Primaries]
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Date Type Results
Dec 12, 2019 General Election
 David Amess(I)
27,555
59.21%
 Aston Line
13,096
28.14%
 Nina Stimson
5,312
11.41%
 Thomas Darwood (Joseph 77)
574
1.23%
Jun 08, 2017 General Election
 David Amess(I)
26,046
55.19%
 Julian Ware-Lane
16,046
34.00%
 Lucy Salek
2,110
4.47%
 John Stansfield
1,666
3.53%
 Dominic Ellis
831
1.76%
 Tino Callaghan
305
0.65%
 Jason Pilley
187
0.40%
May 07, 2015 General Election
 David Amess(I)
22,175
49.82%
 Julian Ware-Lane
8,154
18.32%
 Brian Otridge
7,803
17.53%
 Paul Collins
4,129
9.28%
 Jon Fuller
2,083
4.68%
 Jeremy Moss
165
0.37%
May 06, 2010 General Election
 David Amess(I)
20,086
46.06%
 Peter Welch
12,816
29.39%
 Thomas Flynn
5,850
13.42%
 Garry Cockrill
1,714
3.93%
 Tony Gladwin
1,333
3.06%
 Barry Bolton
644
1.48%
 Dr Vel
617
1.41%
  Terry Phillips
546
1.25%
May 05, 2005 General Election
 David Amess(I)
18,408
46.22%
 Peter Wexham
9,449
23.72%
 Jan Etienne
9,072
22.78%
 Carole Sampson
1,349
3.39%
 Marimutu Velmurgan
745
1.87%
 Jeremy Moss
701
1.76%
 Dan Anslow
106
0.27%
Jun 07, 2001 General Election
 David Amess(I)
17,313
46.32%
 Paul Fisher
9,372
25.08%
 Richard de Ste Croix
9,319
24.93%
 Brian Lee
1,371
3.67%
May 01, 1997 General Election
 David Amess(I)
18,029
38.76%
 Nina Stimson
15,414
33.14%
 Alan Harley
10,600
22.79%
 Charles Webster
1,734
3.73%
 Brian Lee
636
1.37%
 Peter Warburton
101
0.22%
Apr 09, 1992 General Election
 Paul Channon(I)
27,319
54.69%
 Nina Stimson
15,417
30.87%
 Geoffrey Viney
6,139
12.29%
 Alan Farmer
495
0.99%
 Chris Keene
451
0.90%
 Peter Warburton
127
0.25%
Jun 11, 1987 General Election
 Paul Channon(I)
28,003
54.37%
 Gavin Grant
19,603
38.06%
 Angela Evans Smith
3,899
7.57%

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