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
CountyDevon
Electorate69,600 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsNewton Abbot, Dawlish and Teignmouth
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentAnne-Marie Morris (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromTeignbridge

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 replaced 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
July 2017 Independent
December 2017 Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Newton Abbot[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 29,190 55.5 Steady
Liberal Democrats Martin Wrigley 11,689 22.2 +1.4
Labour James Osben 9,329 17.8 -4.4
Green Megan Debenham 1,508 2.9 +1.1
Independent David Halpin 840 1.6 N/A
Majority 17,501 33.3 Steady
Turnout 52,556 72.5 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing

Additionally Richard Manley stood as PPC for the Renew Party, standing down in favour of Martin Wrigley as part of the Unite to Remain pact.

General election 2017: Newton Abbot[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 28,735 55.5 +8.2
Labour James Osben 11,475 22.2 +12.4
Liberal Democrats Marie Chadwick 10,601 20.8 -3.1
Green Kathryn Driscoll 926 1.8 -2.8
Majority 17,160 33.3 +9.9
Turnout 51,632 72.0 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 2.1
General election 2015: Newton Abbot[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 22,794 47.5 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Richard Younger-Ross 11,506 23.9 -18.1
UKIP Rod Peers 6,726 13.9 +7.6
Labour Roy Freer 4,736 9.8 +2.8
Green Steven Smyth-Bonfield 2,216 4.6 +3.1
Majority 11,288 23.4 +22.3
Turnout 47,978 69.0 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing +11.2
General election 2010: Newton Abbot[10][n 3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 20,774 43.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrats 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 N/A
Turnout 48,283 69.6 +0.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats 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.
  3. ^ Swing and vote share changes for this newly created seat are based on estimates used by the BBC and others regarding how this area voted in 2005
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  3. ^ "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay". Boundary Commission for England. 2004-11-24. Archived from the original on 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)
  5. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF).
  6. ^ "2017 general election candidates in Devon". Devon Live. 11 May 2017. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ Osborn, Matt; Franklin, Will; Clarke, Seán; Straumann, Ralph. "2015 UK general election results in full". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Richard Younger-Ross". Liberal Democrats. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  10. ^ "BBC News | Election 2010 | Constituency | Newton Abbot". news.bbc.co.uk.