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Newton Abbot (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 50°32′46″N 3°29′49″W / 50.546°N 3.497°W / 50.546; -3.497
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Newton Abbot
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Map of constituency
Boundary of Newton Abbot in South West England
CountyDevon
Electorate72,956 (2023) [1]
Major settlementsNewton Abbot, Dawlish and Teignmouth
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentMartin Wrigley (Liberal Democrats)
SeatsOne
Created fromTeignbridge

Newton Abbot is a constituency[n 1] in Devon represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2024 by Martin Wrigley of the Liberal Democrats. It was previously represented since its 2010 creation by Anne Marie Morris, a Conservative.[n 2]

History

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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 eleven to twelve.

Map
Map of current boundaries

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 result 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 at the 2010 election.


Boundaries

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2010-2024

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The constituency is in the district of Teignbridge and has the following 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]

2024-present

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Further to the 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, enacted by the Parliamentary Constituencies Order 2023, the composition of the constituency from the 2024 United Kingdom general election.[4][clarification needed]

Members of Parliament

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Election Member[5] Party
2010 Anne Marie Morris Conservative
July 2017 Independent
December 2017 Conservative
January 2022 Independent
May 2022 Conservative
2024 Martin Wrigley Liberal Democrats

Elections

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Elections in the 2020s

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General election 2024: Newton Abbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Wrigley[6] 15,201 31.7 +9.5
Conservative Anne Marie Morris[7] 12,955 27.0 −28.6
Reform UK Christopher Hilditch[8] 8,494 17.7 N/A
Labour Jacob Cousens[9] 7,115 14.8 −2.9
Green Pauline Wynter[10] 2,083 4.3 +1.4
South Devon Alliance Liam Mullone[11] 1,924 4.0 N/A
Heritage Andre Sabine[12] 116 0.2 N/A
Volt Annaliese Cude[13] 104 0.2 N/A
Majority 2,246 4.7 N/A
Turnout 47,992 65.0 −6.8
Registered electors 73,885
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase19.1

Elections in the 2010s

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2019 notional result[14]
Party Vote %
Conservative 29,117 55.6
Liberal Democrats 11,661 22.2
Labour 9,287 17.7
Green 1,505 2.9
Others 840 1.6
Turnout 52,410 71.8
Electorate 72,956
General election 2019: Newton Abbot[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 29,190 55.5 0.0
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 New
Majority 17,501 33.3 0.0
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.[16]

General election 2017: Newton Abbot[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 28,735 55.5 +8.0
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 +9.7
Turnout 51,632 72.0 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing -2.1
General election 2015: Newton Abbot[18][19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Marie Morris 22,794 47.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Younger-Ross 11,506 23.9 −18.0
UKIP Rod Peers 6,726 13.9 +7.5
Labour Roy Freer 4,736 9.8 +2.8
Green Steven Smyth-Bonfield 2,216 4.6 +3.1
TUSC Sean Brogan 221 0.5 New
Majority 11,288 23.6 +22.5
Turnout 48,199 69.0 −0.6
Conservative hold Swing +11.2
General election 2010: Newton Abbot[21]
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 New
Independent Keith Sharp 82 0.2 New
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

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Notes

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  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

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  1. ^ "The 2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in England – Volume two: Constituency names, designations and composition – South West". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 28 June 2024.
  2. ^ "2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay". Boundary Commission for England. 24 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  4. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies Order 2023". Schedule 1 Part 7 South West region.
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)
  6. ^ "Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidates". Mark Pack. Retrieved 23 February 2024.
  7. ^ "Anne Marie Morris". Retrieved 29 May 2024.
  8. ^ "Newton Abbot Constituency". Reform UK. Retrieved 23 February 2024.
  9. ^ "Candidate for Newton Abbot". Thornville Labour Party. Retrieved 21 April 2024.
  10. ^ "Candidate for Newton Abbot". South Devon Green Party. Retrieved 21 April 2024.
  11. ^ "SDA Website". South Devon Alliance. Retrieved 21 April 2024.
  12. ^ "Newton Abbot". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2024.
  13. ^ "Volt UK Website". Volt UK. Retrieved 21 April 2024.
  14. ^ "Notional results for a UK general election on 12 December 2019". Rallings & Thrasher, Professor David Denver (Scotland), Nicholas Whyte (NI) for Sky News, PA, BBC News and ITV News. UK Parliament. Retrieved 11 July 2024.
  15. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF).
  16. ^ "Renew and Unite to Remain Joint Statement". Renew Party. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  17. ^ "2017 general election candidates in Devon". Devon Live. 11 May 2017. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  19. ^ Osborn, Matt; Franklin, Will; Clarke, Seán; Straumann, Ralph. "2015 UK general election results in full". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Richard Younger-Ross". Liberal Democrats. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  21. ^ "BBC News | Election 2010 | Constituency | Newton Abbot". news.bbc.co.uk.
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