Tiverton and Honiton (UK Parliament constituency)


Tiverton and Honiton (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Tiverton and Honiton
Map1 = TivertonHoniton
Map2 = Devon
Type = County
Year = 1997
Entity = Devon
County = Devon
EP = South East England
MP = Angela Browning
Party = Conservative

Tiverton and Honiton is a 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.

Boundaries

The constituency is located in east Devon, covering the towns of Tiverton and Honiton and the surrounding areas. Currently it covers much of the district of Mid Devon.

The Boundary Commission for England has recommended that Devon should in future be divided into 12 constituencies. Therefore the Central Devon CC has been proposed. This new constituency, and also the East Devon constituency, will take parts of the current Tiverton and Honiton seat, which will in turn take eastern parts of the current East Devon constituency.

The redrawn Tiverton and Honiton constituency will consist of the following wards;

From the District of East Devon:- Axminster Rural, Axminster Town, Beer and Branscombe, Coly Valley, Dunkeswell, Feniton and Buckerell, Honiton St Michael's, Honiton St Paul's, Newbridges, Otterhead, Seaton, Tale Vale, Trinity, and Yarty.

From the District of Mid Devon:- Canonsleigh, Castle, Clare and Shuttern, Cranmore, Cullompton North, Cullompton Outer, Culllompton South, Halberton, Lower Culm, Lowman, Upper Culm, and Westexe.

The redrawn constituency will have a notional Conservative majority.

History

The present constituency of Tiverton and Honiton is the result of the merger of the formerly separate constituencies Honiton and Tiverton, the former having existed from 1640 and the latter from 1615. Both elected two members of parliament until the 1884 Reform Bill reduced the number for both to one.

Members of Parliament

*1997 Angela Browning

Election results

Election box begin
title=Next United Kingdom general election: Tiverton and Honiton
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Paul Kenny
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Parish
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Vernon Whitlock
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Tiverton and Honiton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Browning
votes = 27,838
percentage = 47.9
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Nation
votes = 16,787
percentage = 28.9
change = -6.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Fiona Bentley
votes = 7,944
percentage = 13.7
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bob Edwards
votes = 2,499
percentage = 4.3
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Roy Collins
votes = 1,701
percentage = 2.9
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Colin Matthews
votes = 1,399
percentage = 2.4
change = +0.6
Election box majority
votes = 11,051
percentage = 19
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 58,168
percentage = 69.8
change = 0.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +3.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Tiverton and Honiton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Browning
votes = 26,258
percentage = 47.1
change = +5.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jim Barnard
votes = 19,974
percentage = 35.8
change = -2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Isabel Owen
votes = 6,647
percentage = 11.9
change = -0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Alan Langmaid
votes = 1,281
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Matthew Burgess
votes = 1,030
percentage = 1.8
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Jenny Roach
votes = 594
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,284
percentage = 11.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 55,784
percentage = 69.2
change = -8.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Devon

References

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External links

* [http://www.midweekherald.co.uk Midweek Herald] Local newspaper covering the Honiton, Axminster and Seaton areas.
* [http://www.thisismiddevon.co.uk Mid Devon Gazette] Local Newspaper serving Tiverton, Crediton and the Culm Valley.


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