- Central Devon (UK Parliament constituency)
Central Devon County constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Central Devon in Devon.
Location of Devon within England.
County Devon Electorate 71,563 (December 2010) Current constituency Created 2010 Member of Parliament Mel Stride (Conservative) Number of members One Created from North Devon, Teignbridge, Tiverton and Honiton, Torridge and West Devon, Totnes Overlaps European Parliament constituency South West England
Central Devon is a county 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.
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, following a review of parliamentary representation in Devon by the Boundary Commission for England, which has increased the number of seats in the county from 11 to 12. Central Devon covers parts of the East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon districts, including the towns of Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Crediton and Okehampton.
The constituency contains electoral wards from four districts.
- From East Devon: Exe Valley;
- From Mid Devon: Boniface, Bradninch, Cadbury, Lawrence, Newbrooke, Sandford and Creedy, Silverton, Taw, Taw Vale, Upper Yeo, Way, Yeo;
- From Teignbridge: Ashburton and Buckfastleigh, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, Haytor, Kenn Valley, Moorland, Teignbridge North, Teign Valley;
- From West Devon: Chagford, Drewsteignton, Exbourne, Hatherleigh, Lew Valley, North Tawton, Okehampton East, Okehampton West, South Tawton.
Members of Parliament
Election Member Party 2010 Mel Stride Conservative
Elections in the 2010s
General Election 2010: Central Devon Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Mel Stride 27,737 51.5 +7.7 Liberal Democrat Phil Hutty 18,507 34.4 −4.4 Labour Moira Macdonald 3,715 6.9 −4.7 UKIP Bob Edwards 2,870 5.3 −0.5 Green Colin Matthews 1,044 1.9 N/A Majority 9,230 17.1 +12.1 Turnout 53,873 75.7 +5.8 Conservative hold Swing +6.1
Notes and references
- ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- ^ a b "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay". Boundary Commission for England. 24 November 2004. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/review_areas/downloads/FR_NR_Devon_Plymouth_Torbay.doc. Retrieved 25 April 2010. [dead link]
- ^ Devon Central, UK Polling report, Retrieved 29 May 2010
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)
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