Plymouth Sutton and Devonport (UK Parliament constituency)

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Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport in Devon.
Outline map
Location of Devon within England.
County Devon
Electorate 71,236 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Oliver Colvile (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Sutton
European Parliament constituency South West England

Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport is a borough 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.

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 Moor View.[2] It is largely based on the former Plymouth, Sutton, with the addition of smaller parts of the former Plymouth Devonport constituency.


The areas which make up this seat include Compton, Devonport, Stonehouse, Drake ward (which includes the University and Mutley), Efford and Lipson, Peverell, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, and Sutton and Mount Gould.[2]

The seat is entirely within the boundaries of the city of Plymouth, and includes the city centre.


This constituency has been represented since its creation in 2010 by the Conservative Oliver Colvile. In 2015, against opinion poll predictions, Colvile held the seat over the Labour candidate Luke Pollard, but with a reduced majority.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Oliver Colvile Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Oliver Colvile 18,120 37.8 +3.5
Labour Luke Pollard 17,597 36.7 +5.0
UKIP Roy Kettle 6,731 14.0 +7.5
Green Libby Brown 3,401 7.1 +5.0
Liberal Democrat Graham Reed 2,008 4.2 -20.5
Communist Laura-Jane Rossington 106 0.2 N/A
Majority 523 1.1
Turnout 47,963 65.5
Conservative hold Swing -0.8%
General Election 2010: Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Oliver Colvile 15,050 34.3 +4.7
Labour Linda Gilroy 13,901 31.7 -9.0
Liberal Democrat Judy Evans 10,829 24.7 +2.1
UKIP Andrew Leigh 2,854 6.5 -0.1
Green Tony Brown 904 2.1 +2.1
Independent Brian Gerrish 223 0.5 +0.5
Socialist Labour Robert Hawkins 123 0.3 +0.3
Majority 1,149 2.6
Turnout 43,894 61.8 +6.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.9

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ 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]
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ BBC Election Results BBC News - Election Results 2010 - Plymouth Sutton and Devonport. Retrieved 7 May 2010


Coordinates: 50°22′12″N 4°08′28″W / 50.37°N 4.141°W / 50.37; -4.141