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 2017: Newton Abbot[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 28,735 55.5 +8.2
Labour James Osben 11,475 22.2 +12.4
Liberal Democrat 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
General Election 2015: Newton Abbot[6][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 22,794 47.5 +4.3
Liberal Democrat 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 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing +11.2
General Election 2010: Newton Abbot[9]
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
  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
  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)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ "2017 General Election candidates in Devon". Devon Live. 11 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Osborn, Matt; Franklin, Will; Clarke, Seán; Straumann, Ralph. "2015 UK general election results in full". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk/richard_younger_ross
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.