UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Devon Central

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Conservative
    Mel Stride
    • Votes: 32,095
    • Vote share %: 55.3
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  2. Labour
    Lisa Robillard Webb
    • Votes: 14,374
    • Vote share %: 24.8
    • Vote share change: -2.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Alison Eden
    • Votes: 8,770
    • Vote share %: 15.1
    • Vote share change: +3.4
  4. Green
    Andy Williamson
    • Votes: 2,833
    • Vote share %: 4.9
    • Vote share change: +2.2

Change compared with 2017


  • CON majority: 17,721
  • Registered voters: 74,296
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: +0.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.3%
Labour 24.8%
Liberal Democrat 15.1%
Green 4.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.4 Gained
  • Green +2.2 Gained
  • Conservative +1.2 Gained
  • Labour -2.2 Lost

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Devon Central: Conservative hold

Mel Stride has been re-elected as the MP for Devon Central, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Lisa Robillard Webb by 17,721 votes, 2,041 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Alison Eden of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Andy Williamson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 58,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Andy Williamson (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Conservatives hold Central Devon seat

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

Mel Stride holds the Central Devon seat for the Conservatives - a role he has had since 2010.

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Election 2019 Devon: Central Devon

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Dartmoor Prison

This is the third largest constituency by area in the country covering 550 sq miles - it is also the only seat without a conurbation - an extended urban area - with a population of more than 10,000.

Central Devon's largest towns are Bovey Tracey/Heathfield, Okehampton and Crediton - all with populations under 8,000.

It is also notable for encompassing huge swathes of Dartmoor and its most famous building - Dartmoor Prison in Princetown (pictured).

Mel Stride has held the seat for the Conservatives since 2010, adding more support at each election.

The 2019 poll is seeing a straight four-way race between him, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.

You can find out more about the area's candidates and previous election results here.

Central Devon statistics

General Election 2019: Jo Swinson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said during a trip to Cornwall that her party could be the one that caused big problems for Boris Johnson as he sought a parliamentary majority.

Jo Swinson quote

General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Housing is, of course, a hot topic nationally.

In the South West, many areas have high house prices and high rents, which coupled with the region's low salaries causes many difficulties for people just trying to keep a roof over their head.

Jeremy Corbyn addressed some of these problems during a campaigning visit to Falmouth.

Jeremy Corbyn in Falmouth

General Election 2019: Boris Johnson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Boris Johnson in a hpsital in Cornwall
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Boris Johnson's visits to the South West included this appearance at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance

The prime minister and Conservative Party leader was interviewed several times during visits to the South West.

This is some of what he said about the region and what his party planned to deliver:

  • On the NHS after being questioned on hospitals frequently being on high alert and having to turn away patients: "We are putting in the biggest cash boost in memory... but there is more to do."
  • On improving train lines in the South West, particularly on the main line on the coast at Dawlish, which can be susceptible to bad weather: "We will put in the £80m needed to fix the line at Dawlish that is needed and come up with a proper long-term solution."
  • On fishing: "We will absolutely maximize the interests of fishermen in the South West and across the whole of the UK."
  • On the South West Water rebate of £50 a year per customer because SWW bills are the highest in Britain: "We're committed to funding through the whole of the next Parliament."

Election 2019: Devon's constituencies

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Devon is to return 12 MPs in total.

The are nine parliamentary constituencies in the Devon County Council area, plus another three in the county's unitary authority areas.

The Devon County constituencies are:

  • Central Devon
  • East Devon
  • Exeter
  • North Devon
  • Newton Abbot
  • South West Devon
  • Tiverton and Honiton
  • Torridge and West Devon
  • Totnes

Plymouth, one unitary authority area and the largest urban area in the county, has two MPs: Plymouth Moor View and Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.

Devon's other unitary council area is Torbay, which will be sending one person to Parliament.

Devon Central: Conservative hold

Devon Central