Saffron Walden

Old parliamentary constituency

This constituency no longer exists. Please select one of the replacement constituencies below

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by three new constituencies:

Braintree

Covers approximately 6% of this old constituency’s population, and 13% of this old constituency’s area.

Harlow

Covers approximately 6% of this old constituency’s population, and 9% of this old constituency’s area.

North West Essex

Covers approximately 88% of this old constituency’s population, and 78% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

8th Jun 2017

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

74%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

76%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

60%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

56%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

89%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

26%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Liberal Democrats

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

26%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

17%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

31%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 16% 18.7%
Net agree 75% 72.5%
Net disagree 9% 8.7%
Partly agree 40% 38.8%
Partly disagree 7% 5.9%
Strongly agree 35% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

33%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

24%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

14%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 22% 23.5%
Net agree 60% 58.8%
Net disagree 19% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 36% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 11% 10.6%
Strongly agree 23% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 7% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 60% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 40% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

72%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

25%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

36%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 12.0% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 12.2% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 9.1% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 11.7% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 13.8% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 15.0% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 11.2% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 9.3% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 5.6% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

19.4%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 0.7% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 0.6% 1.4%
Arab 0.1% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 0.2% 0.9%
Caribbean 0.2% 0.9%
Chinese 0.4% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 88.3% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.2% 0.1%
Indian 1.0% 2.8%
Irish 0.9% 0.8%
Other Asian 0.7% 1.5%
Other Black 0.2% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 0.6% 0.7%
Other White 4.1% 5.7%
Pakistani 0.2% 2.4%
Roma 0.1% 0.2%
White and Asian 0.8% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.3% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 0.6% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 5.3% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 18.2% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 12.4% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 24.1% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 4.6% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 4.8% 8.5%
Routine occupations 7.7% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 9.1% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 13.9% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

1

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

0

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

0

1.2 national average

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

7

  • Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve
  • Little Waltham Meadows Nature Reserve
  • Newland Grove Nature Reserve
  • Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve
  • Sandylay and Moat Woods Nature Reserve
  • Shadwell Wood Nature Reserve
  • West Wood Nature Reserve