Central Devon (UK Parliament constituency)


Central Devon (UK Parliament constituency)
Central Devon
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Central Devon in Devon.
Outline map
Location of Devon within England.
County Devon
Electorate 71,563 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010 (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.[2] Central Devon covers parts of the East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon districts, including the towns of Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Crediton and Okehampton.

It had a notional Conservative majority of just over 1,700 making it a key marginal at the 2010 election.[3]

Contents

Boundaries

The constituency contains electoral wards from four districts.[2]

  • 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[4] Party
2010 Mel Stride Conservative

Elections

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

See also

Notes and references

External links

Coordinates: 50°42′N 3°54′W / 50.7°N 3.9°W / 50.7; -3.9



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