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:
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: Mr Bernard Jenkin, MP, Conservative
Contact Mr Bernard Jenkin
Wards: Marks Tey and Layer, Stanway, Tiptree
MP and party: Priti Patel, Conservative
Contact Priti Patel
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.
Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group
National Party: Social Democratic Party (United Kingdom)
Contact Patrick O'Flynn
European Conservatives and Reformists Group
National Party: Conservative Party
Contact John Flack
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
National Party: Labour Party
Contact Alex Mayer
Europe of Nations and Freedom
National Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
Contact Stuart Agnew
Geoffrey Van Orden
Contact Geoffrey Van Orden
National Party: The Brexit Party
Contact Tim Aker
David Campbell Bannerman
Contact David Campbell Bannerman
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.
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There are 51 borough councillors in 17 wards.
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There are 31 parishes in the Colchester Borough.
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