Central Devon (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Central Devon in Devon.
Location of Devon within England.
|Electorate||71,563 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Crediton and Okehampton|
|Member of Parliament||Mel Stride (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||North Devon, Teignbridge, Tiverton and Honiton, Torridge and West Devon, Totnes|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, following a review of parliamentary representation in Devon by the Boundary Commission for England, which increased seats in the county from 11 to 12. Central Devon covers parts of the East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon districts.
The wards from the last election presented a notional Conservative majority of just over 1,700 i.e. a marginal seat before the first election however Mel Stride gained a 17.1% majority and an absolute majority.
- From East Devon: Exe Valley;
- From Mid Devon: Boniface, Bradninch, Cadbury, Lawrence, Newbrooke, Sandford and Creedy, Silverton, Taw, Taw Vale, Upper Yeo, Way, Yeo;
- From Teignbridge: Ashburton and Buckfastleigh, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, Haytor, Kenn Valley, Moorland, Teignbridge North, Teign Valley;
- From West Devon: Chagford, Drewsteignton, Exbourne, Hatherleigh, Lew Valley, North Tawton, Okehampton East, Okehampton West, South Tawton.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Central Devon|
|General Election 2010: Central Devon|
|Liberal Democrat||Phil Hutty||18,507||34.4||−4.4|
|Conservative hold||Swing||+6.1[n 3]|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay". Boundary Commission for England. 24 November 2004. Retrieved 25 April 2010.[dead link]
- Devon Central, UK Polling report, Retrieved 29 May 2010
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
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