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 Luke Pollard (Labour Co-operative)
Number of members One
Created from Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Sutton
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport is a constituency created in 2010, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Luke Pollard a Labour Co-operative party candidate.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2017 Luke Pollard Labour Co-op
2010 Oliver Colvile Conservative

Legal status[edit]

The seat is a borough constituency (for the purposes of type of returning officer and election expenses). As with all current constituencies it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system.

Boundaries[edit]

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.[3]

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

History[edit]

History of boundaries

The 2007 review by the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of this seat and Plymouth Moor View, duly approved by Parliament.[3] It is largely based on the former Plymouth, Sutton, with the addition of smaller parts of the former Plymouth Devonport constituency.

History of results

This constituency was represented since its creation in 2010 by a Conservative, Oliver Colvile. In 2015, against opinion poll predictions of losing, Colvile held the seat over the Labour candidate Luke Pollard, with a reduced majority. The 2015 result gave the seat the 7th most marginal majority of the Conservative Party's 331 seats by percentage of majority.[4]

In 2017, Pollard defeated Colvile to gain the seat with a majority of 6,807; originally, the majority was declared as 6,002, but a spreadsheet error meant the votes from the Efford and Lipson ward were not included in the declaration on the night of the count.[5] The Electoral Commission will investigate the error.[6]

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport[7][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Luke Pollard 27,283 53.3 Increase 16.6
Conservative Oliver Colvile 20,476 40.0 Increase 2.2
UKIP Richard Ellison 1,364 2.7 Decrease 11.4
Liberal Democrat Henrietta Bewley 1,244 2.4 Decrease 1.8
Green Dan Sheaff 604 1.2 Decrease 5.9
Independent Danny Bamping 237 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,807 13.3
Turnout 51208 66.9 Increase 1.4
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing Increase 7.2
General Election 2015: Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Oliver Colvile 18,120 37.8 Increase 3.5
Labour Luke Pollard 17,597 36.7 Increase 5.0
UKIP Roy Kettle 6,731 14.0 Increase 7.5
Green Libby Brown 3,401 7.1 Increase 5.0
Liberal Democrat Graham Reed 2,008 4.2 Decrease 20.5
Communist Laura-Jane Rossington 106 0.2 N/A
Majority 523 1.1
Turnout 47,963 65.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 0.8
General Election 2010: Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Oliver Colvile 15,050 34.3 Increase 4.7
Labour Linda Gilroy 13,901 31.7 Decrease 9.0
Liberal Democrat Judy Evans 10,829 24.7 Increase 2.1
UKIP Andrew Leigh 2,854 6.5 Decrease 0.1
Green Tony Brown 904 2.1 Increase 2.1
Independent Brian Gerrish 223 0.5 Increase 0.5
Socialist Labour Robert Hawkins 123 0.3 Increase 0.3
Majority 1,149 2.6
Turnout 43,894 61.8 Increase 6.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 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. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ a b "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. ^ List of Conservative MPs elected in 2015 by % majority, UKPolitical.info; retrieved 29 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Council says sorry after it failed to count 6,500 votes". Plymouth Herald. 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 
  6. ^ a b Due to an error, not all of the votes cast and counted, were included in the published totals: "Labour MP Luke Pollard's fury as votes left out of result". BBC News. 10 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "2017 General Election candidates in Devon". Devon Live. 11 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Statement on the General Election results for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport". Plymouth City Council. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ BBC Election Results, Election Results 2010 - Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, bbc.co.uk; retrieved 7 May 2010.

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