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Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Newton Abbot

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Anne Marie Morris Votes 28,635 header_vote_share 55.5 Net percentage change in seats +8.2
Party

LAB

Labour

James Osben Votes 11,475 header_vote_share 22.2 Net percentage change in seats +12.4
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Marie Chadwick Votes 10,601 header_vote_share 20.5 Net percentage change in seats -3.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Kathryn Driscoll Votes 926 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -2.8

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

17,160

Turnout

72.0%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 55.5
Labour 22.2
Liberal Democrat 20.5
Green Party 1.8

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+12.4
Conservative
+8.2
Green Party
-2.8
Liberal Democrat
-3.4

Latest updates

MP getting Tory whip restored 'a disgrace'

Andrew Segal

BBC Local Live

A Conservative MP who has had the party whip restored to her after she was suspended for using a racist expression has been branded "a disgrace" by a Labour shadow minister.

Newton Abbot's Anne Marie Morris was suspended from the party in July after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit [Warning: link contains offensive language].

Anne Marie Morris
Conservative Party

Shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Trickett said: "It's a disgrace that the so-called 'caring' Conservatives have welcomed back Anne Marie Morris, who made an appallingly racist comment.

"It appears the prime minister is so weak and desperate to avoid a Parliamentary Brexit defeat she is prepared to forgive and forget racism.

"Theresa May once branded the Conservatives the 'nasty party' and it is clear nothing has changed."

The MP has apologised for her "inappropriate and offensive" language during the public discussion.

She said she had "learned from the experience" and would seek to uphold the highest possible standards in public life.

Devon MP Anne Marie Morris has Conservative whip restored

BBC Politics

Anne Marie Morris
BBC

Devon MP Anne Marie Morris has had the Conservative whip restored.

The Newton Abbot MP was suspended from the party in July after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit [Warning: link contains offensive language].

Anne Marie Morris said: "I would like to take this opportunity to apologise again for using such inappropriate and offensive language. It was a mistake and I regret it unreservedly.

"I have learned from this experience and have a new determination to uphold the highest possible standards in public life.

"I feel proud and privileged to be a Member of Parliament and I will continue to serve my community and my country to the best of my ability."

Black Farmer backs racial language row MP Anne Marie Morris
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones believes MP Anne Marie Morris has been unfairly vilified for her choice of language.

Suspended MP cancels surgery for constituents

BBC Spotlight

Constituents of the Newton Abbot MP who was suspended from the Conservative Party for using a racist expression were turned away from a scheduled surgery today and told it was cancelled.

Others with appointments to meet Anne Marie Morris were apparently notified by phone that the session was being relocated away from a library in the town.

Ms Morris was suspended by her party this week after using the term during a meeting at a think tank. She apologised and said it was "unintentional".

Anne Marie Morris
BBC

Newton Abbot MP compared to ex-BNP leader Nick Griffin over use of racist phrase

Press Association

Ministers have "absolutely got to get a grip" on Brexit and reveal the impact of a "no deal" scenario, Emily Thornberry has said.

The shadow foreign secretary mocked Theresa May and her cabinet during Prime Minister's Questions, claiming the Prime Minister is "bereft of ideas" and "putting suggestion boxes around Parliament" while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is "making it up as he's going along".

Ms Thornberry also likened Newton Abbot Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris to former BNP leader Nick Griffin after the MP was suspended from the Tory parliamentary party for describing the prospect of leaving the EU using a term which included racist language.

Calls for Newton Abbot MP's resignation over racist comments

BBC Radio Devon

The Conservative MP for Newton Abbot, Anne Marie Morris has been suspended from the Tory party after a recording emerged of her using a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit.

She's apologised but although the Prime Minister last night described the language she used as unacceptable, but she has still kept her seat.

Some opposition party members are calling for her to resign.

Luke Pollard is the Labour MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport says taking the whip away was the right thing to do.

"I think she needs to think long and hard about whether she's the right person to be a member of Parliament,

"We demand, rightly, higher standards of our MPs in terms of their actions and the language they use.

"I can't imagine many people thinking what she said was acceptable."

Luke Pollard
BBC

Anne Marie Morris racist expression: Members of political parties condemn MP

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Members of political parties across the spectrum have condemned a Devon MP who used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Anne Marie Morris
BBC
  • Labour's national campaign co-ordinator Andrew Gwynne said: "Anne Marie Morris' comments are outrageous and totally unacceptable"
  • Outgoing Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said he was "utterly shocked", adding: "Even if she misspoke, this is the nastiest thing I've heard an MP utter since Lord Dixon Smith uttered the same awful phrase a few years ago"
  • Fellow Conservative and South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen tweeted that an "apology is not good enough". She said: "We must show zero tolerance for racism. MPs must lead by example"
  • Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas tweeted: "Appalling. Should have the whip removed immediately. No place in our politics for racism, full stop"

Ms Morris, who was first elected to Parliament in 2010, told the BBC the comment was "totally" unintentional, adding: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

Calls for MP to have Tory whip withdrawn after racist expression

BBC Politics

The Liberal Democrats have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw the party whip from a Devon Conservative MP criticised after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Leader Tim Farron said he was "shocked" and called for her to be suspended from the parliamentary party.

"This disgusting comment ... has no place in our Parliament," he said.

Ms Morris, who was first elected to Parliament in 2010, told the BBC the comment was "totally" unintentional, adding: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

A Conservative Party spokesman said: "We are aware of these reports. This kind of language is completely unacceptable and we are urgently investigating."

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted that the pressure was "already for May to withdraw the whip from Morris", which would mean "another one off the majority if she does".

MP Anne Marie Morris apologises for racist remark

BBC Politics

A Devon Conservative MP has been criticised after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Anne Marie Morris. Pic: Conservative Party
Conservative Party

According to a recording published on the Huffington Post website, Ms Morris was discussing the impact of Brexit on the UK's financial services industry at an event organised by the Politeia think tank.

The Lib Dems have urged Theresa May to discipline her for the "nasty" remark.

Ms Morris told the BBC: "The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

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

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