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Our Councillors, MPs and MEPs

There are 326 representatives working for us across European and UK parliaments and at county, borough and parish levels


  • Our MPs and constituencies
  • MEPs and constituencies
  • County Councillors
  • Borough Councillors

There are 326 representatives working for us across the European and UK Parliaments and at county, borough and parish levels. The figure is made up as follows:

  • Seven Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) representing part of the UK's Eastern Region of the European Parliament
  • Three MPs in three constituencies
  • Nine County Councillors in nine county divisions
  • 51 Borough Councillors in 17 wards
  • 255 Parish Councillors in 31 parishes


Our MPs and constituencies

Constituency:  Colchester

Wards:  Berechurch, Castle, Greenstead, Highwoods, Lexden and Braiswick (in part), Mile End, New Town and Christ Church, Old Heath and The Hythe (in part), Prettygate, Shrub End, St Anne's and St John's

MP and party: Will Quince MP, Conservative

Contact Will Quince


Constituency: Harwich and North Essex

Wards: Lexden and Braiswick (in part), Mersea and Pyefleet, Old Heath and The Hythe (in part), Rural North, Wivenhoe,  Part of Tendring District Council area is included in the North Essex constituency.

MP and party: Bernard Jenkin, MP, Conservative

Contact Bernard Jenkin


Constituency: Witham

Wards: Marks Tey and Layer, Stanway, Tiptree

MP and party:  Priti Patel, Conservative

Contact Priti Patel


MEPs and constituencies

England - Eastern Region

The European Parliament is made up of 785 Members (MEPs) who are elected by 27 EU member countries. The UK is represented by 78 MEPs.

In the UK , there are 12 European electoral regions and each region is represented by between three and ten MEPs. The Eastern Region has seven European Parliament seats held by the following parties:

Area included: The counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and the unitary councils of Luton, Peterborough, Southend and Thurrock.


Eastern Region Constituency - 7 MEPs

Richard Tice

National Party: The Brexit Party


Barbara Gibson

National Party: Liberal Democrats


Michael Heaver

National Party: The Brexit Party


Catherine Rowett

National Party: Green Party


June Mummery

National Party: The Brexit Party


Lucy Nethsingha

National Party: Green Party


Geoffrey Van Orden

National Party: Conservative Party

Contact Geoffrey Van Orden


County Councillor

Councillors are elected to serve for a term of 4 years. All Essex County Council seats come up for election at the same time in May in every fourth year. 

There are nine county divisions in the Colchester Borough area:- Abbey, Constable, Drury, Maypole, Mersea and Tiptree, Mile End and Highwoods, Parsons Heath and East Gates, Stanway and Pyefleet, Wivenhoe St Andrew.

Find your County Councillor


Borough Councillors

There are 51 borough councillors in 17 wards.

Find your Borough Councillor


Parish and Town Councils

There are 31 parishes in the Colchester Borough.

Find your Parish and Town Council