Tactical voting


Our tactical voting recommendation in Colchester:
Vote Labour

Why vote Labour in Colchester?

Colchester has been Conservative since 2015, with Labour as the main challenger in 2017 and 2019. Before 2015, it was Liberal Democrat. It was a close race in the 2000s, with Lib Dems depending on some support from Labour voters. The Lib Dems still have a presence in local politics and came second to Labour in the constituency in May 2024 local elections, but Labour and Conservative are the main contenders for the 2024 general election. Labour leads in recent polling, but it's not a huge margin and the Conservatives will be hoping to squeeze the vote of Reform UK to hold off Labour.

Tactical voting decision based on

Current MP
Local factors

Which parties look like they are targeting Colchester?

It looks like Colchester is a Labour target seat.

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About our data

Polling: Voting Intention for Colchester

MRP polling by Survation:

Selector of different research dates
30 Mar
04 Jun
15 Jun
Conservative 30.19%
Labour 43.42%
Liberal Democrats 10.29%
Reform 9.36%
Green 4.95%
Other 1.68%
Updated: 15 June 20:20

Remember, polling data alone should not be used for tactical voting. It's important to consider local factors and which party holds the seat.

How many people intend to vote tactically in Colchester?


What's happened in Colchester

Energy Bills


Percentage of constituents who are worried about not being able to pay their energy bills in the next year
Source: Survation MRP for 38 Degrees (February 2023)

Food Banks (Local)


visits (April 2017 - March 2018)


visits (April 2022 - March 2023)
Source: Trussell Trust (April 2023)

Food Banks (Great Britain)


visits (April 2009 - March 2010)


visits (April 2022 - March 2023)
Source: Trussell Trust (April 2023)


1 in 7

robberies, burglaries, and other thefts solved in your constabulary (June 2019 - June 2022)
Source: Home Office (2019 - 2022)

Ambulance Wait Times

52m 23s

Time in which 90% of emergency calls are responded to (November 2018)

1h 40m 3s

Time in which 90% of emergency calls are responded to (November 2023)
Source: NHS England (November 2018 - 2023)



people are estimated to be homeless in your region
Source: Shelter (December 2023)

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