Tool shows the Essex areas with huge changes to boundaries for the 2024 General Election vote

Rishi Sunak (C) with Braintree MP James Cleverly (L) and Southend West MP Anna Firth (R)
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Voters will go to the polls this summer after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a general election. Many people will be voting in unfamiliar territory, however, with boundary changes affecting 90 per cent of constituencies.

Thousands of people will find the name of their constituency has changed since the 2019 General Election when they choose a candidate to be their MP from July 4. You can find out which General Election 2024 constituency you live in by using our interactive gadget.

Type in your postcode to see the name of your 2024 constituency, the name of the previous constituency (where it has changed) and the name of your sitting MP. The only constituencies to remain unchanged at all in Essex are in Epping Forest. It means all the other constituencies will have had some change to them.

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Following three rounds of public consultations, the Boundary Commissions for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland published their final recommendations for new parliamentary constituencies last summer.

It means the majority of constituencies will change in some way at the general election and in some cases voters will be asked to cast their ballot in a completely new seat. The latest review has been conducted to ensure all constituencies are roughly the same size and respect local ties between areas.

Except for five protected island seats, all constituencies must have population sizes within 5% of the “electoral quota” of 73,393. That means most constituencies will see at least some boundary changes.

However, around half of all seats (332) will remain very similar with about 90% of households remaining in the same constituency before and after the change. Sixty-five seats, or about one in 10, will see no changes to their boundaries - although four will have a new name - but the remaining 585 seats will have at least some change.

Of the constituencies that will see changes, 40 will only see a slight change, in some cases only affecting a handful of properties. The boundaries of 76 constituencies will be extended to take in new properties, while 73 will be reduced, meaning some properties will be swapped to a new seat.

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