Teignbridge (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Teignbridge in Devon for the 2005 general election.
Location of Devon within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Newton Abbot, Central Devon|
|Created from||Totnes and Tiverton|
Teignbridge was, from 1983 until 2010, a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
Boundaries and history
1983-1997: The District of Teignbridge wards of Abbotskerwell, Ambrook, Ashburton, Bovey, Bradley, Buckfastleigh, Buckland, Bushell, Chudleigh, College, Dawlish Central, Dawlish North East, Dawlish South West, Haldon, Haytor, Ipplepen, Kingskerwell, Kingsteignton East, Kingsteignton West, Milber, Moorland, Moretonhampstead, Shaldon, Teignhydes, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East, Teignmouth North, and Teignmouth West, and the District of South Hams ward of Eastmoor.
1997-2010: The District of Teignbridge wards of Abbotskerwell, Bovey, Bradley, Buckland, Bushell, Chudleigh, College, Dawlish Central, Dawlish North East, Dawlish South West, Haldon, Haytor, Ipplepen, Kingskerwell, Kingsteignton East, Kingsteignton West, Milber, Moorland, Moretonhampstead, Shaldon, Teignhydes, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East, Teignmouth North, and Teignmouth West.
The constituency was based on the Teignbridge local government district in Devon. It was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Totnes and Tiverton. Towns in the constituency included Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.
The seat was held by Patrick Nicholls of the Conservative Party from its creation until his defeat by Richard Younger-Ross of the Liberal Democrats at the 2001 general election. Younger-Ross successfully defended the seat in 2005, with a majority of 6,215 over the Conservatives' Stanley Johnson, the father of Boris Johnson.
Following a review of parliamentary representation in Devon by the Boundary Commission for England, which increased the number of seats in the county from 11 to 12, the Teignbridge constituency was abolished. The southern part, including the main towns of Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth, formed the new Newton Abbot seat, while the northern portion formed part of Central Devon.
Members of Parliament
|2001||Richard Younger-Ross||Liberal Democrats|
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Newton Abbot and Central Devon|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Younger-Ross||27,808||45.7||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+2.55|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Younger-Ross||26,343||44.4||+5.6|
|Labour||Christopher David Bain||7,366||12.4||-5.6|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative||Swing||+2.75|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Younger-Ross||24,398||38.8||+2.9|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Lorraine Golding||139||0.2||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Younger-Ross||22,416||35.9||+0.7|
|Labour||Robert A. Kennedy||8,128||13.0||+1.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan Hope||437||0.7||+0.2|
|Natural Law||Nicholas J. Hayes||234||0.4||+0.4|
Elections in the 1980s
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||RD Ryder||20,268||35.14|
|Monster Raving Loony||L. Golding||312||0.54|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||J Alderson||20,047||38.33||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||A Hope||241||0.46||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "'Teignbridge', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- "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]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "The Guardian". Retrieved 2012-10-31.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.