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Guiding voters through the political maze in one corner of Essex

Guiding voters through the political maze in the Saffron Walden area of Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The safe constituency of Saffron Walden in Essex voted overwhelmingly for the Conservatives in 2017 and has elected a Conservative MP at every election since the Second World War.

It's the sixth safest seat in the Anglia region and the 30th safest seat for the Conservatives in the entire country.

Yet it was an area which threw the Tories out of power on the local Uttlesford Council just a few short months ago in favour of a local residents' party.

And in a region where 57% of people voted to leave the European Union, the constituency was pretty evenly split with 51% voting to leave and 49% wanted to remain.

The Saffron Walden constituency is among the 100 safest seats in the UK and its the 30th safest seat for the Conservatives. Credit: ITV News

ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey entered the political maze of Saffron Walden to gauge what this election is about with a market greengrocer, a gift shop owner and a barber among others.

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