Newton Abbot (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 50°32′46″N 3°29′49″W / 50.546°N 3.497°W / 50.546; -3.497

Newton Abbot
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Newton Abbot in Devon for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Devon within England.
County Devon
Electorate 69,600 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Newton Abbot, Dawlish and Teignmouth
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Anne-Marie Morris (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Teignbridge
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

Newton Abbot is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Anne-Marie Morris, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies proposing to create this constituency for the 2010 general election which increased the number of seats in the county from 11 to 12. It replaces the southern part of the former Teignbridge seat, including the town of Newton Abbot itself, as well as Dawlish and Teignmouth.[2] Nominally the 2010 results was a gain of the seat (LD-Conservative) on a swing of 5.8%. Teignbridge's other successor saw a very similar 6% swing with a much larger margin for the same winning party in Central Devon in the 2010 election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency is in the district of Teignbridge and has electoral wards:

  • Ambrook, Bishopsteignton, Bradley, Buckland and Milber, Bushell, College, Dawlish Central and North East, Dawlish South West, Ipplepen, Kenton with Starcross, Kerswell-with-Combe, Kingsteignton East, Kingsteignton West, Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East and Teignmouth West.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Anne-Marie Morris Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Newton Abbot[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Steven Smyth-Bonfield[6]
Conservative Anne Marie Morris[7]
UKIP Rod Peers[8]
Liberal Democrat Richard Younger-Ross[9]
General Election 2010: Newton Abbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 20,774 43.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Richard Younger-Ross* 20,251 41.9 -3.6
Labour Patrick Canavan 3,387 7.0 -4.4
UKIP Jackie Hooper 3,088 6.4 -0.1
Green Corinne Lindsey 701 1.5 +1.5
Independent Keith Sharp 82 0.2 +0.2
Majority 523 1.1
Turnout 48,283 69.6 +0.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +5.8
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References