Independent Group 3, Absolute Independent 2, Wickford Independents 2, non-aligned 1. South Essex new town, also including the older town of Billericay. Has an iconic status arising from the marginality of the constituency in the 1980s.
Langdon Hills has a vacant seat (held by an Independent). Peter Holliman (Wickford North) moved from Conservative in November 2020, forming the Absolute Independents with Kevin Blake (Burstead) who left the Conservatives in July 2020.
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