Chelmsford (UK Parliament constituency)

Chelmsford is a constituency in Essex[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. It has been represented since 2017 by Vicky Ford of the Conservative Party. She is currently serving as the Minister for Children in the Department for Education.

Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chelmsford in Essex
Location of Essex within England
Population105,424 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate77,835 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsChelmsford, Great Baddow
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentVicky Ford (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromWest Chelmsford, Maldon & East Chelmsford
Replaced byWest Chelmsford, Maldon and Chelmsford East, Rayleigh
Created fromWest Essex

The constituency was created in 1885, and existed until 1997 when it was abolished and replaced by two new constituencies; Maldon and East Chelmsford and West Chelmsford.