Central Devon (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Central Devon in Devon
Location of Devon within England
|Population||88,926 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||71,563 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Teignbridge and Okehampton|
|Member of Parliament||Mel Stride (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||North Devon, Teignbridge, Tiverton and Honiton, Torridge and West Devon, Totnes|
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, following a review of parliamentary representation in Devon by the Boundary Commission for England, which increased seats in the county from 11 to 12. Central Devon covers parts of the East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon districts.
The wards from the last election presented a notional Conservative majority of just over 1,700, making it a marginal seat at the first election. Despite this, Mel Stride's majority was 17.1 percentage points and an absolute majority.
- 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
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Alison Eden||8,770||15.1||+3.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex White||6,770||11.7||−0.5|
|National Health Action||John Dean||871||1.5||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex White||6,643||12.2||−22.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Phil Hutty||18,507||34.4||−4.4|
|Conservative hold||Swing||+6.1[n 3]|
Notes and references
- "Central Devon: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay". Boundary Commission for England. 24 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- Devon Central, UK Polling report, Retrieved 29 May 2010
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)
- "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF).
- "Devon Central parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "DEVON CENTRAL 2015". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Central Devon – presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.
- Central Devon Conservatives
- Central Devon Liberal Democrats
- Central Devon Labour Party