Plymouth Moor View (UK Parliament constituency)

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Plymouth, Moor View
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Plymouth, Moor View in Devon.
Outline map
Location of Devon within England.
County Devon
Electorate 68,556 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Johnny Mercer (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Sutton
European Parliament constituency South West England

Plymouth, Moor View is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election and has been represented since 2015 by Johnny Mercer of the Conservative Party.[2]

Following the review by the Boundary Commission for England into parliamentary representation in Devon, constituencies in Plymouth have been reorganised. This is one of two new seats, the other being Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.[3] The seat is largely the successor to the former Plymouth Devonport constituency.


Plymouth Moor View covers the northern part of Plymouth. The electoral wards which make up the constituency are Budshead, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, St Budeaux and Southway.[3]

The remaining wards from the City of Plymouth are in the constituencies of Plymouth Sutton and Devonport and South West Devon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Alison Seabeck Labour
2015 Johnny Mercer Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Plymouth Moor View[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Johnny Mercer 16,020 37.6 +4.3
Labour Alison Seabeck 14,994 35.2 -2.0
UKIP Penny Mills 9,152 21.5 +13.8
Liberal Democrat Stuart Bonar 1,265 3.0 -13.9
Green Benjamin Osborn 1,023 2.4 +2.4
TUSC Louise Parker 152 0.4 +0.4
Majority 1,026 2.4
Turnout 42,606 61.6 -0.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.15
General Election 2010: Plymouth Moor View[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alison Seabeck 15,433 37.2 N/A
Conservative Matthew Groves 13,845 33.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Stuart Bonar 7,016 16.9 N/A
UKIP Bill Wakeham 3,188 7.7 N/A
BNP Roy Crook 1,438 3.5 N/A
Green Wendy Miller 398 1.0 N/A
Socialist Labour David Marchesi 208 0.5 N/A
Majority 1,588 3.8 N/A
Turnout 41,526 61.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay". Boundary Commission for England. 2004-11-24. Retrieved 2010-04-25. [dead link]
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ BBC Election Results BBC Election Results 2010 - Plymouth Moor View

Coordinates: 50°24′40″N 4°08′24″W / 50.411°N 4.14°W / 50.411; -4.14