Harwich & North Essex

Harwich & North Essex is located in Essex in the south east of England. The seat was created in 2010.

The current member of parliament is the Conservative Party’s Bernard Jenkin who has served since 2010 (North Essex 1997-2010 and Colchester North 1992-1997).

2010 General Election Results (Adjusted for non-voters)
Harwich & North Essex

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Mark Hughes

After leaving Lloyds Bank, Mark Hughes founded his own business which he has spent the last 18 years successfully running.
As a former Mayor and District Council Chairman; he brings a wealth of political experience.
Having first contested a General election for the Conservatives in 1992, In 1995 he was selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Redditch, however he was subsequently deselected after appearing on the Sunday morning BBC Television Program “On The Record”, where he called on the then Conservative Government to ‘Rule out joining a single European Currency in the lifetime of the next Parliament’. This established his reputation as a Eurosceptic although it saw him at odds with the party leadership and although he fought the 2005 General Election again as a Conservative he joined UKIP in 2012 and was a candidate for UKIP in the east of England at the 2014 European Elections.

I don’t answer individual questions, but these are my priorities for the constituency;

I believe that my breadth of life experiences will help me as constituency MP.

What I will work for, my ten pledges to you;
* Planning – ‘UKIP will protect the green belt’.
* Law and order – No further police station closures and no reduction in frontline officers.
* Transport – Improvements to ensure that the A120 is upgraded. Ensure commuter trains are provided with more capacity to meet demand.
* Faster internet- Seek priority for fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) broadband, which could see speeds rise to 1Gbps (gigabit per second).
* Education – Support for grammar schools.
* Ensure our farmers and fishermen are not driven from their livelihoods.
* Honour the military covenant.
* Leave the EU.
* Control our borders.
* Reduce regulation on business.

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