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Chelmsford candidate list for general election published

The list of candidates standing in the UK Parliamentary general election for the Chelmsford constituency has now been published.

The nine candidates listed below (in alphabetical order) are standing for election on July 4 to represent Chelmsford in the House of Commons.


Name of Candidate

Description of candidate
(if any)



The Conservative Party Candidate



Liberal Democrats



The Green Party



Independent Network



Reform UK


Mark Stephen

Workers Party


Mark Citizen

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party


Richard William

Labour Party




Chelmsford City Council is not able to publish any additional information about candidates, but you can find out more on the independent Who can I vote for? website. This site is not managed by the council and the information provided may not be complete.

Changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries

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For a general election, Chelmsford district residents are divided into three parliamentary constituencies:

  • Chelmsford
  • Maldon
  • North West Essex (formerly Saffron Walden)

You can check your parliamentary boundary online.

Maldon constituency

Since the last general election in 2019, there have been some changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries. Parliamentary constituencies are not the same as local authority boundaries.

There has been one change to the Chelmsford constituency. This was to move Galleywood ward to the Maldon parliamentary constituency.

If you live in the area of Chelmsford that falls under the Maldon constituency, Maldon District Council will administer the election and publish the list of candidates for your area.

North West Essex constituency

If you live in the part of Chelmsford that falls under the North West Essex constituencyUttlesford District Council will administer the election and publish that area’s list of candidates. 

Since the last general election in 2019, the ‘Saffron Walden’ constituency has changed its name to ‘North West Essex’. Your poll card will have this new constituency name on it, but the area where you vote will not change.

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Poll cards

Polll cards will start to arrive soon and as the law has changed, it may look different this year. Your poll card may be sent in the form of a letter, but the envelope will be clearly labelled.

You need to read your poll card carefully to check your voting arrangements, but you do not need to take it with you to vote.

Some polling stations may have changed since the last election. You can check where your polling station is online or check your poll card.

Key general election deadlines

Here are the deadlines you need to know to be voter ready for the election:

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Do you have approved photo ID to vote in person?

You’ll need photo ID to cast your vote on 4 July and this must be the original version rather than a photocopy or scan. Many forms of photo ID are accepted, and you can also use expired photo ID as long as it still looks like you. Check the Electoral Commission website for the list of all the photo ID you can use: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voting-and-elections/voter-id/accepted-forms-photo-id

If you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. The deadline to apply for this is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voting-and-elections/voter-id/applying-a-voter-authority-certificate

You only need a Voter Authority Certificate if you do not have accepted photo ID. You don’t need photo ID to vote by post.

There is much more information about elections on our website if you need it. Go to https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/.

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