Newton Abbot (UK Parliament constituency)


Newton Abbot (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 50°32′46″N 3°29′49″W / 50.546°N 3.497°W / 50.546; -3.497

Newton Abbot
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Newton Abbot in Devon for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Devon within England.
County Devon
Electorate 69,600 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010 (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.[2]

Contents

Boundaries

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.[2]

Members of Parliament

Election Member [3] Party
2010 Anne-Marie Morris Conservative

Elections

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

See also

Notes and references



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