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

Newton Abbot

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Anne Marie Morris
    • Votes: 29,190
    • Vote share %: 55.5
    • Vote share change: +0.1
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Martin Wrigley
    • Votes: 11,689
    • Vote share %: 22.2
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  3. Labour
    James Osben
    • Votes: 9,329
    • Vote share %: 17.8
    • Vote share change: -4.5
  4. Green
    Megan Debenham
    • Votes: 1,508
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +1.1
  5. Independent
    David Halpin
    • Votes: 840
    • Vote share %: 1.6
    • Vote share change: +1.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 17,501
  • Registered voters: 72,533
  • % share:
    72.5%
  • Change since 2017: +0.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.5%
Liberal Democrat 22.2%
Labour 17.8%
Green 2.9%
Independent 1.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +1.7 Gained
  • Independent +1.6 Gained
  • Green +1.1 Gained
  • Conservative +0.1 Gained
  • Labour -4.5 Lost

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Conservatives make gains across the board

Ben Chapple

BBC News Online

The Conservative Party has secured more votes in all seven of the South West results to be declared so far than in the 2017 election.

In the six seats they have held, the party has increased its votes in the past two elections.

Even in Exeter, where Labour MP Ben Bradshaw was returned, the number of votes received increased in the past two elections - this time round it was 1,260 more compared to a loss of 4,454 for Labour.

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Newton Abbot: Conservative hold

Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris has held her Newton Abbot seat, winning with an increased majority.

The Conservative MP beat Liberal Democrat Martin Wrigley by 17,501 votes, 341 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

James Osben of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Megan Debenham came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 53,000 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.

Two of the five candidates, Ms Debenham and David Halpin (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

General Election 2019: South West turnouts so far

Estimates and confirmed figures from across Devon and Cornwall:

  • Cornwall North - 74.2%
  • Cornwall South East 75%
  • Newton Abbot - 73%
  • North Devon - 73.5%
  • Plymouth Sutton and Devonport 68.48%
  • Torbay - 67.38%
  • Totnes - 74.97%
  • Torridge and West Devon - 74.58%
  • Truro and Falmouth - 77%

Conservatives hold Newton Abbot

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

The Conservatives have held the Newton Abbot seat.

This means Anne Marie Morris will remain as the constituency's MP - the role she's had since 2010.

Newton Abbot results
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Election 2019 Devon: Newton Abbot

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Newton Abbot
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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 (pictured), 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, retaining it in 2015 and 2017.

Newton Abbot statistics
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An ongoing issue for the area is the future of the railway line at Dawlish - the coastal main rail route through Devon and on to Cornwall.

It was severed by storms in February 2014, cutting off both counties from trains and repaired at vast expense.

Since then, politicians and infrastructure bosses have been working to increasing its resilience. Work has started on a £30m scheme to protect the line. But debate about if the line should be moved further away from the shore continues.

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

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
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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
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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."

'Longest, hardest job interview'

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Liberal Democrat candidate Martin Wrigley has summed up the General Election nicely.

However large the interview panel may be, incumbent Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris is likely to be holding the Newton Abbot seat.

This is the longest, hardest job interview you could possibly imagine - and 72,000 people decide whether you get it or not."

Martin WrigleyLiberal Democrat candidate, Newton Abbot
Martin Wrigley
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Election 2019: South West results times estimations

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

As the ballot boxes arrive at the counts throughout the South West, estimations for when results will be in are also being predicted:

  • Camborne and Redruth: 01:00
  • Newton Abbot: 02:00
  • Exeter: 03:30
  • Tiverton and Honiton: 05:00
  • Torridge and West Devon: 05:00
  • Truro and Falmouth: 02:00

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