Clacton

New parliamentary constituency

This constituency is new at the July general election, and replaces the previous two constituencies:

Clacton

Covered approximately 100% of this new constituency’s population, and 100% of this new constituency’s area.

Harwich and North Essex

Covered approximately 7% of this new constituency’s population, and 18% of this new constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Public opinion

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

72.3%

69.1% national average

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

56.1%

52.0% national average

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

91.9%

84.3% national average

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

26.7%

24.3% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Conservative Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

28.7%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

18.9%

23.6% national average

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

33.6%

37.5% 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 20.8% 18.7%
Net agree 69.2% 72.6%
Net disagree 10% 8.7%
Partly agree 38.1% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6.1% 5.9%
Strongly agree 31.1% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3.9% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

40.7%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

29%

26.2% 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 24.8% 23.4%
Net agree 49.5% 58.9%
Net disagree 25.7% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 30.4% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 13% 10.5%
Strongly agree 19.1% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 11.8% 7.1%

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

This area National average
Should be a priority 48.7% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 51.3% 42.5%

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

27.7%

28.7% national average

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

37.6%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

33.3%

28.1% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

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

6

  • Colne Point Nature Reserve
  • Great Holland Pits Nature Reserve
  • Howlands Marsh Nature Reserve
  • John Weston Nature Reserve
  • Naze Nature Discovery Centre
  • Weeleyhall Wood Nature Reserve

Number of Women’s Institute groups