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Rochford (UK Parliament constituency)

Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Essex
Number of members One
Replaced by Rayleigh, Rochford and Southend East, Maldon and Chelmsford East
Created from Chelmsford, Maldon, South East Essex

Rochford was a parliamentary constituency in Essex, centred on the town of Rochford.

It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.

It was created from the seats of Chelmsford, Maldon & South East Essex. It was partly replaced by the new constituency of Rochford and Southend East.


  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Elections 3
    • Elections in the 1990s 3.1
  • Notes and references 4


Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Michael Clark Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Rayleigh, Rochford and Southend East
and Maldon and Chelmsford East


Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Rochford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Clark 38,967 61.1 +0.6
Liberal Democrat N Harris 12,931 20.3 −7.0
Labour D Quinn 10,537 16.5 +4.2
Liberal Ms. L Farmer 1,362 2.1 −25.1
Majority 26,036 40.8 +7.6
Turnout 63,797 83.0 +4.9
Conservative hold Swing +3.8

Notes and references

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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