Esher and Walton Parliamentary Constituency
Esher and Walton is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.
Since the constituency's creation in 1997 it has consisted of the Borough of Elmbridge wards of Claygate, Cobham and Downside, Cobham Fairmile, Esher, Hersham North, Hersham South, Hinchley Wood, Long Ditton, Molesey East, Molesey North, Molesey South, Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon, Thames Ditton, Walton Ambleside, Walton Central, Walton North, Walton South, and Weston Green.
The constituency is in the north of Surrey, bordering Greater London, in the affluent London commuter belt. It is partly rural, with heathland and reservoirs, as well as towns such as Esher and Walton-on-Thames, and lower density Cobham, Claygate and Molesey and the villages of Oxshott, Thames Ditton and Hinchley Wood.
The constituency occupies all but the far west of the Borough of Elmbridge. A majority of its housing is on private planned estates. The South Western Main Line passes through the middle of the seat, with fast trains to central London, it has low unemployment, and is one of the Conservative party's safest seats in the UK.
The area of the seat includes the last non-tidal section of the River Thames, wooded Esher Commons, the River Mole and Sandown Park racecourse.
As of August 2019, the current MP is Dominic Raab of the Conservative Party who is First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary.
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