Devon North

Parliamentary constituency
CON GAIN FROM LD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Peter Heaton-Jones
, have the following results:
  • 22,341 total votes taken.
  • 42.7% share of the total vote
  • +6.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Nick Harvey
, have the following results:
  • 15,405 total votes taken.
  • 29.4% share of the total vote
  • -17.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Steve Crowther
, have the following results:
  • 7,719 total votes taken.
  • 14.8% share of the total vote
  • +7.5% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Mark Cann
, have the following results:
  • 3,699 total votes taken.
  • 7.1% share of the total vote
  • +1.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Ricky Knight
, have the following results:
  • 3,018 total votes taken.
  • 5.8% share of the total vote
  • +4.4% change in share of the votes
Communist Party of Britain
, with candidate Gerrard Sables
, have the following results:
  • 138 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 6,936 13.3%
Turnout
70.0%

Vote share

Party %
CON 42.7
LD 29.4
UKIP 14.8
LAB 7.1
GRN 5.8
CPB 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+7.5
CON
+6.7
GRN
+4.4
LAB
+1.9
CPB
+0.1
LD
-17.9

Latest updates Devon North

08.09.2016

08:43

£4,000 bill after school roof theft

Parents will have to raise £4,000 to pay a repair bill after lead was stolen from a primary school roof which is not covered by the school's insurance policy.

04.07.2016

00:23

EU Referendum: What happens to funding?

Billions of pounds of EU funding has been earmarked for projects to create jobs and growth across England over the coming years. Now the UK is heading for the exit, what happens next?

22.04.2016

00:10

'Range anxiety' remains for e-car drivers

Wide variations in the average journey between electric car charging points have been revealed, with some drivers in rural areas facing distances of up to 47 miles (76km).

13.04.2016

16:48

D-Day veterans given Legion d'Honneur

Four British war veterans and a military widow receive France's highest decoration at a ceremony in Devon.

04.03.2016

19:45

Fears over missing mother and baby

A High Court judge rules a missing mother and her baby daughter can be named saying he is "extremely concerned" for their welfare.

12.02.2016

10:41

Health services 'face £442m deficit'

Health and social care services in parts of Devon are likely to be £442m in deficit by 2021 if nothing changes, a new report says.

09.02.2016

14:32

200 jobs go as toiletries company folds

More than 200 people are to lose their jobs as a Devon toiletries company confirms it has closed.

05.02.2016

17:23

Fundraising page raises £20k under name of Archers character

Sian Davies
BBC News Online

A fundraising page set up under the name of Archers character Helen Titchener - who's suffering abuse in the Radio 4 soap - has raised more than £20,000 for a domestic violence charity.

Paul Trueman, from Georgeham, Devon, said: "I thought what if you could create a Just Giving page for a fictional person but give the money to real women who we know are in that situation." 

Refuge chief executive Sandra Horley said: "This money will translate into specialist support for real Helen Titcheners up and down the country."

14:26

Archers fan 'accidentally' raises £22k

An Archers "accidentally" raises more than £22,000 after setting up a donation page under the name of one of the radio soap's characters.
11:08

Archers fan 'accidentally' raises £19,000 for domestic abuse charity

Sian Davies
BBC News Online

An Archers fan has "accidentally" raised more than £19,000 after setting up a donation page under the name of one of the radio soap's characters. 

Image copyright Paul Trueman

Paul Trueman, 41, from Georgeham, Devon, was inspired by character Helen Titchener who is suffering abuse at the hands of her husband, Rob. 

The The Helen Titchener (nee Archer) Rescue Fund has raised more than £19,000.  

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Constituency profile

The seat of Devon North has been a Conservative-Liberal marginal since its creation in 1950. Jeremy Thorpe held it from 1959, but he lost heavily to the Conservatives in 1979 when his life was engulfed in scandal and he faced trial on conspiracy and incitement to murder charges, of which he was later cleared.

The constituency has a thriving tourist industry in Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Braunton, but towns such as Barnstaple and South Molton are dependent on light manufacturing and the retail sector. Almost a tenth of the population works in accommodation and food services - the 23rd highest proportion of all seats in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. Work in agriculture, forestry and fishing is important and many people have skilled trades.

In 2010, Nick Harvey held the seat for the Liberal Democrats with 47.4% of the votes; Conservatives got 36%, UKIP 7.2% and Labour 5.2%.