Broxbourne

2015 Result:
Conservative: 25797 (56.1%)
Labour: 8470 (18.4%)
Lib Dem: 1467 (3.2%)
Green: 1216 (2.6%)
UKIP: 9074 (19.7%)
MAJORITY: 16723 (36.3%)

Category: Ultra-safe Conservative seat

Geography: Eastern, Hertfordshire. The whole of the Broxbourne council area and one ward from Welwyn Hatfield.

Main population centres: Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Cuffley, Goff`s Oak, Waltham Cross.

Profile: A very affluent commuter seat just to the north of London. Tesco have their national headquarters here in Cheshunt, but it is mostly made up of leafy suburban dormitory towns.

Politics: An extremely safe Conservative seat, held by the party since its creation in 1983. The only area with any significant Labour support is Waltham Cross, at the far south of the constituency against the London border.


Current MP
CHARLES WALKER (Conservative) Born 1967, Oxfordshire. Educated at the American School in London and University of Oregon. Former director of Blue Arrow. Wandsworth councillor 2002-2006. Contested Ealing North 2001. First elected as MP for Broxbourne in 2005.
Past Results
2010
Con: 26844 (59%)
Lab: 8040 (18%)
LDem: 6107 (13%)
BNP: 2159 (5%)
Oth: 2508 (5%)
MAJ: 18804 (41%)
2005
Con: 21878 (54%)
Lab: 10369 (26%)
LDem: 4973 (12%)
BNP: 1929 (5%)
Oth: 1479 (4%)
MAJ: 11509 (28%)
2001
Con: 20487 (54%)
Lab: 11494 (30%)
LDem: 4158 (11%)
UKIP: 858 (2%)
Oth: 848 (2%)
MAJ: 8993 (24%)
1997
Con: 22952 (49%)
Lab: 16299 (35%)
LDem: 5310 (11%)
Oth: 782 (2%)
MAJ: 6653 (14%)

Demographics
2015 Candidates
CHARLES WALKER (Conservative) See above.
EDWARD ROBINSON (Labour)
ANTHONY ROWLANDS (Liberal Democrat) Contested Hertsmere 2010.
DAVID PLATT (UKIP)
RUSSELL SECKER (Green)
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Comments - 67 Responses on “Broxbourne”
  1. Aside from Broxbourne, Stevenage and perhaps one of the other Herts boroughs will vote Leave. Reckon the other Herts counties will go Remain.

  2. @Neil

    Hemel Hempstead will definitely vote LEAVE!

  3. Surprised by Broxbourne result. Stevenage and Hemel less so if that be the result.

  4. @Matt Wilson

    I’m not surprised! Despite being on Hertfordshire, Broxbourne is an ‘Essex Man’ seat so I expected to do well!

  5. *expected LEAVE to do well!

  6. Goffs Oak & Bury Green Ward By-election, 22.02.18 (caused by the death of the Council Leader, aged 65):

    Conservative 1,390
    Liberal Democrat 482
    Labour 393
    Green 69

    Cons Hold.

  7. Charles Walker is saying that if the deal fails tonight as surely it will then a general election will be called within a few days, weeks at most.

  8. I don’t see how we’re not getting one soon in any case.

    The government is barely functioning and things are only going to get worse.

  9. I think Charles Walker spoke a good deal of sense with his comments outside Parliament yesterday

  10. He did speak a lot of sense, but I don’t share his view that a general election would give this country a way out of the mess it finds itself in. Most likely it would return a parliament very similar to the one we currently have, and even a change of government wouldn’t solve the problem so much as pass on the responsibility to another woefully ill-equipped front bench.

  11. I take Richard’s point but there are too many MPs who really don’t want an election to make one easy to engineer at this point.

    – Tories don’t want an election with May as leader and whilst Brexit is still hanging in the air

    – Labour don’t want an election while they are polling so badly and whilst TIG look like gobbling into their vote

    – TIG don’t want an election as almost all will lose their seats

    IMO we look to be heading for a long extension of A50 and a second referendum, at which the public will narrowly vote to cancel Brexit (perhaps aided by a lot of abstention by Leavers).

  12. However majority of Labour would never vote against an election if a vote on one was held. So it would always pass.

  13. Agreed but Tory MPs will not permit one whilst May remains PM.

  14. ‘IMO we look to be heading for a long extension of A50 and a second referendum, at which the public will narrowly vote to cancel Brexit (perhaps aided by a lot of abstention by Leavers).’

    Whilst that seems unlikely, it’s probably less unlikely than most of the other possible eventualities

  15. The most likely alternative “possible eventuality” is that May resurrects her corpse of a deal yet again and finally railroads it through at the 11th hour, perhaps helped by the EU refusing an extension unless it is approved.

  16. May looks finished after the chaos of tonight.

  17. ‘ Agreed but Tory MPs will not permit one whilst May remains PM. ‘

    May can be removed if that’s what a majority of Conservative MPs want.

    A general election is coming sooner or later as the situation is increasingly untenable.

    And the sooner it comes the better for the Conservatives.

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