Newton Abbot

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Anne Marie Morris
, have the following results:
  • 22,794 total votes taken.
  • 47.3% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Richard Younger-Ross
, have the following results:
  • 11,506 total votes taken.
  • 23.9% share of the total vote
  • -18.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Rod Peers
, have the following results:
  • 6,726 total votes taken.
  • 14.0% share of the total vote
  • +7.6% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Roy Freer
, have the following results:
  • 4,736 total votes taken.
  • 9.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Steven Smyth-Bonfield
, have the following results:
  • 2,216 total votes taken.
  • 4.6% share of the total vote
  • +3.1% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Sean Brogan
, have the following results:
  • 221 total votes taken.
  • 0.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 11,288 23.4%
Turnout
69.1%

Vote share

Party %
CON 47.3
LD 23.9
UKIP 14.0
LAB 9.8
GRN 4.6
TUSC 0.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+7.6
CON
+4.3
GRN
+3.1
LAB
+2.8
TUSC
+0.5
LD
-18.1

Latest updates Newton Abbot

16.06.2016

10:40

Man still in custody in relation to baby death

Ryan Morrison
BBC News Online

A 27-year old man questioned in relation to the death of a baby boy in Newton Abbot remains in custody. 

Police are investigating the death that they say is "suspicious". 

Ambulance staff informed police of the death of the boy, who was eight months old, at around 10:30 BST on Wednesday.  

14.08.2015

19:26

Rockfall-blocked train line re-opens

The main railway line in Devon, which was temporarily closed after a rockfall blocked the track, re-opens.

08.05.2015

10:49

Conservatives oust Devon Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats lose two seats to the Conservatives, who have held all their other seats in the county.
09:05
Matt Pengelly
Local Live
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Moments after securing a thumping majority of 11,288, Newton Abbot Conservative MP Anne-Marie Morris said her campaign team had been 'stupendous'.

Her voice crackling with emotion, she said "I will do my level best to continue to make Teignbridge and even better place to live, to work and to bring up a family."

08:35

Morris holds Newton Abbot for Conservatives

Jonathan Morris
BBC News Online
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  • Conservative Anne Marie Morris 22,794
  • Liberal Democrat Richard Younger-Ross 11,506
  • UKIP Rod Peers 6,726
  • Labour Roy Freer 4,736
  • Green Party Steven Smyth-Bonfield 2,216
  • TUSC Sean Brogan 221
08:18
tweet

Newton Abbot Conservative MP Anne-Marie Morris tweets: It is such a privilege to be re-elected for a second term to serve the people of Teignbridge. Thank you so much for your support and trust.

07:42
Breaking

Conservative hold

Andrew Segal
Local Live

Anne Marie Morris has held Newton Abbot for the Conservatives. She gained 22,794, nearly twice as many as nearest rival Richard Younger-Ross's 11,506 ballots for the Liberal Democrats.

07:40
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Just woken up? Here's the new political picture in Devon and Cornwall so far:

04:41
Jenny Kumah
Political Reporter
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Devon has traditionally been a conservative stronghold. Most of the Tories in Devon were voted in with large majorities in 2010. So after five years of coalition government, will their popularity be dented?

The most marginal seats in Devon were won by a whisker by Conservatives in 2010 - Anne Marie Morris (majority of 523) in Newton Abbott and Oliver Colvile who took Plymouth Sutton and Devonport (majority of 1149).

So will being part of the Conservative-led coalition help or hinder them in their quest to be re-elected?

04:22
Matt Pengelly
Local Live
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The seat of Newton Abbot in Devon consists of rolling countryside, stretching from the granite tors on Dartmoor, to the long sandy beaches at Teignmouth and Dawlish. At its centre is the small market town of Newton Abbot, with its proud history in engineering.

Richard Younger-Ross won the seat for the Liberal Democrats in 2001. In 2010, Conservative Anne-Marie Morris took it back with 43% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 41.9%, Labour 7% and UKIP 6.4%.

Image copyright Getty Images

At the centre of this election campaign will be the future of the railway line at Dawlish - severed by storms in Feb 2014 and repaired at vast expense.

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Constituency profile

Situated in the South West of England is the seat of Newton Abbot in Devon. The area consists of rolling countryside, stretching from the granite tors on Dartmoor, to the long sandy beaches at Teignmouth and Dawlish. At its centre is the small market town of Newton Abbot, with its proud history in engineering.

Voters here are overwhelmingly white, owner-occupiers, although one in six homes is privately rented. Tourism and retail are the main income generators, with many walkers enjoying the South West Coastal Path that passes through the constituency. Almost one in four of the population is a pensioner - the 26th highest proportion of all constituencies, according to ONS 2011 Census figures for England and Wales.

Richard Younger-Ross won the seat for the Liberal Democrats in 2001. In 2010, Conservative Anne-Marie Morris took it back with 43% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 41.9%, Labour 7% and UKIP 6.4%.