- Newton Abbot (UK Parliament constituency)
Newton Abbot County constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Newton Abbot in Devon for the 2010 general election.
Location of Devon within England.
County Devon Electorate 69,600 (December 2010) Current constituency Created 2010 Member of Parliament Anne-Marie Morris (Conservative) Number of members One Created from Teignbridge Overlaps European Parliament constituency South West England
Newton Abbot 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 in time 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. It replaces the southern part of the former Teignbridge seat, including the town of Newton Abbot itself, as well as Dawlish and Teignmouth.
The constituency is entirely within the district of Teignbridge. The electoral wards in the new Newton Abbot constituency are the following: Ambrook, Bishopsteignton, Bradley, Buckland and Milber, Bushell, College, Dawlish Central and North East, Dawlish South West, Ipplepen, Kenton with Starcross, Kerswell-with-Combe, Kingsteignton East, Kingsteignton West, Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East and Teignmouth West.
Members of Parliament
Election Member  Party 2010 Anne-Marie Morris Conservative
Elections in the 2010s
General Election 2010: Newton Abbot Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Anne-Marie Morris 20,774 43.0 +8.0 Liberal Democrat Richard Younger-Ross* 20,251 41.9 -3.6 Labour Patrick Canavan 3,387 7.0 -4.4 UKIP Jackie Hooper 3,088 6.4 -0.1 Green Corinne Lindsey 701 1.5 +1.5 Independent Keith Sharp 82 0.2 +0.2 Majority 523 1.1 Turnout 48,283 69.6 +0.7 Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +5.8
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
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. 2004-11-24. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/review_areas/downloads/FR_NR_Devon_Plymouth_Torbay.doc. Retrieved 2010-04-25. [dead link]
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)
Constituencies in South West England (55) Conservative (36)
Bournemouth East · Bournemouth West · Bridgwater and West Somerset · Bristol North West · Camborne and Redruth · Central Devon · Christchurch · Devizes · East Devon · Filton and Bradley Stoke · Forest of Dean · Gloucester · Kingswood · Newton Abbot · North Dorset · North East Somerset · North Somerset · North Swindon · North Wiltshire · Plymouth Sutton and Devonport · Poole · Salisbury · South Dorset · South East Cornwall · South Swindon · South West Devon · South West Wiltshire · Stroud · Tewkesbury · The Cotswolds · Tiverton and Honiton · Torridge and West Devon · Totnes · Truro and Falmouth · West Dorset · Weston-super-Mare
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