East Devon is a constituency represented in the [n 1 ] House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2001 by Hugo Swire of the Conservative Party. It is considered a safe Conservative seat. [n 2 ]
Boundaries [ edit ]
The constituency is in the county of
Devon, directly east of Exeter and has a shoreline on the Jurassic Coast.
Following a review of parliamentary representation in
Devon by the Boundary Commission for England, which has increased the number of seats in the county from 11 to 12, East Devon is subject to significant boundary changes at the 2010 general election. In particular, the towns of [2 ] Axminster and Seaton have been transferred to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency. Also, two wards from the City of Exeter are now part of the East Devon seat.
electoral wards which form the East Devon constituency are as follows: [2 ]
East Devon district: Broadclyst, Budleigh, Clyst Valley, Exmouth Brixington, Exmouth Halsdon, Exmouth Littleham, Exmouth Town, Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh, Newton Poppleford and Harpford, Ottery St Mary Rural, Ottery St Mary Town, Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth Rural, Sidmouth Sidford, Sidmouth Town, Whimple, Woodbury and Lympstone; From the
City of Exeter: St Loyes, Topsham.
As part of the review, a proposal to rename the constituency "Exmouth and Sidmouth" was rejected.
Constituency profile [ edit ]
The main settlements in the constituency are the seaside resorts of
Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, and the inland town of Ottery St Mary.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
MPs 1868-1885 [ edit ]
Constituency created - two seats (1868)
The two-seat constituency of East Devon was abolished at the 1885 general election.
MPs 1997-present [ edit ]
At the 1997 general election a new constituency of East Devon was established.
Sir Peter Emery, MP for Honiton since a 1967 by-election, represented the new East Devon seat until standing down in 2001, when Hugo Swire was elected.
Elections [ edit ]
Elections in the 2010s [ edit ]
Elections in the 2000s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1990s [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
Notes and references [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1977)
Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885, edited by M. Stenton (The Harvester Press 1976)
Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume II 1886-1918, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1978)