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 Broxbourne
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Marion Roe Conservative 20,487 54.1 +5.2
David Prendergast Labour 11,494 30.4 -4.3
Julia Davies Liberal Democrat 4,158 11.0 -0.3
Martin Harvey UK Independence 858 2.3  
John Cope BNP 848 2.2 +0.9
Majority 8,993 23.8
Turnout 37,845 54.9 -15.4
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 4.8% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The constituency of Broxbourne lies in the south east of Hertfordshire, east of Essex and north of the London Borough of Enfield.

The River Lee runs along its eastern border. Its population is based on a number of commuter towns and villages including, apart from Broxbourne itself, places such as Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Wormley and Turnford.

Waltham Cross is a busy commercial centre, the high street of which is pedestrianised.

It is famous for its Eleanor Cross, a series of which were erected in 1291 to mark the overnight stops of the funeral cortege of the wife of Edward I, Eleanor of Castille, on its way to Westminster Abbey.

There has been some commercial development in the area but the constituency is mainly residential with many private estates build in the past 20 years. Apart from London commuters.

The seat is also home to many skilled workers who work in the light industries that have sprung up along the M25.

Marion Roe has represented the seat since 1983 and has continuously resided on the Tory backbenches, apart from a brief spell as a junior Environment Minister from 1987 to 1988.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Broxbourne
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Marion Roe Conservative 22,952 48.9
Ben Coleman Labour 16,299 34.7
Julia Davies Liberal Democrat 5,310 11.3
David Millward Referendum 1,633 3.5
David Bruce BNP 610 1.3
Brent Cheetham Independent 172 0.4
Majority 6,653 14.2
Turnout 46,976 70.3
 
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