Harwich and North Essex

New parliamentary constituency

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

Colchester

Covered approximately 8% of this new constituency’s population, and 11% of this new constituency’s area.

Harwich and North Essex

Covered approximately 92% of this new constituency’s population, and 82% 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

76.1%

69.1% national average

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

56.7%

52.0% national average

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

90.5%

84.3% national average

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

23.6%

24.3% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Labour Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

25.2%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

18%

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

29.8%

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 18.2% 18.7%
Net agree 71.9% 72.6%
Net disagree 9.9% 8.7%
Partly agree 39.0% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6.9% 5.9%
Strongly agree 32.9% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3.0% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

37.2%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

26%

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 22.1% 23.4%
Net agree 56.5% 58.9%
Net disagree 21.4% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 35.0% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 12.7% 10.5%
Strongly agree 21.5% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 8.8% 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 58.3% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 41.7% 42.5%

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

24.6%

28.7% national average

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

32.6%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

24.4%

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

1

  • Stour Estuary

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

6

  • Cockaynes Wood Nature Reserve
  • Copperas Wood Nature Reserve
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park
  • Sergeants Orchard Nature Reserve
  • Westhouse Wood Nature Reserve
  • Wrabness Nature Reserve