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Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Plymouth Moor View

Parliamentary constituency


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



Johnny Mercer Votes 23,567 header_vote_share 51.9 Net percentage change in seats +14.3



Sue Dann Votes 18,548 header_vote_share 40.8 Net percentage change in seats +5.6



Wendy Noble Votes 1,849 header_vote_share 4.1 Net percentage change in seats -17.4


Liberal Democrat

Graham Reed Votes 917 header_vote_share 2.0 Net percentage change in seats -0.9


Green Party

Joshua Pope Votes 536 header_vote_share 1.2 Net percentage change in seats -1.2

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 51.9
Labour 40.8
UKIP 4.1
Liberal Democrat 2.0
Green Party 1.2

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

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Remembering a century of women having the vote

BBC Spotlight

Events are being held across Devon and Cornwall to mark the 100th anniversary of women first being given the right to vote in the United Kingdom.

On 6 February 1918, a law came into effect that allowed women over the age of 30, subject to minimum property qualifications, to vote for members of Parliament.

Full voting equality between men and women was not achieved until 1928.

Votes for Women

The suffragists established a small branch in Plymouth after the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918, and played a key role in the campaign.

Since then, the city has had a higher than average number of female MPs, with six since Nancy Astor, who was the first woman to take up a seat in the House of Commons in 1919.

Lady Astor
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Lady Astor served in Parliament for Plymouth Sutton until 1945, when she was persuaded to step down

Former Plymouth Moorview Labour MP Alison Seabeck said the city had a lot to be proud of.

"Plymouth's had an above average number of MPs," she said. "And, of course, it had the first woman MP [who sat in the House of Commons].

"But we can still do better. We've got lots of fabulous women standing in local council elections in May. Come on women of Plymouth - go out and vote, and vote for a woman."

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Expenses complaint 'politically motivated' MP says

Martyn Oates

BBC South West Political Editor

Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer says he's confident an investigation into his expenses will be dismissed.

Expenses claims by the Conservative member for Plymouth Moor View are being investigated by the compliance officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), which was set up in 2010 after the expenses scandal.

Johnny Mercer

Mr Mercer said in a statement: "I am happy to comply with yet another investigation as a result of yet another politically motivated complaint against my office.

"As with the previous complaints, I am confident this one will be dismissed as well and I can say now that I am unaware of any wrongdoing.

"Both I and my office are working with IPSA to speed up this process and to bring this to a swift and satisfactory conclusion."

MP investigated by expenses watchdog

Martyn Oates

BBC South West Political Editor

Expenses claims made by Johnny Mercer, the Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View, are being investigated, the BBC can reveal.

The investigation by the compliance officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority involves "office costs in respect of website use and other 'e-presence'".

This is the first investigation by the compliance officer for nearly two years.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was set up to regulate MPs' business costs and expenses in May 2010, following the parliamentary expenses scandal of the previous year.

Mr Mercer has been approached by the BBC but hasn't yet responded.

Johnny Mercer

Local MPs keep committee chair positions

BBC Radio Devon

Two local MPs have kept their place as chairs of parliamentary select committees.

Neil Parish, Conservative member for Tiverton and Honiton, stays on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Totnes Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston is to continue as chair of the Health Select Committee.

Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View Johnny Mercer was unsuccessful in his bid to become chair of the Defence Select Committee.

Tories 'need to have a little think'

BBC Spotlight

Conservative MP Johnny Mercer, who held his seat with an increased majority, said the Tories would need to reflect on what the general election result means for the party.

Johnny Mercer

Plymouth Moor View: Conservative hold

Election graphic

Johnny Mercer: 'The sands of time are shifting politics'

Conservative Johnny Mercer, who held onto the Plymouth Moor View seat, says the result "shatters" the way politics has been run "for a long time".

Mercer speech


, with candidate Johnny Mercer
, have the following results:
  • 16,020 total votes taken.
  • 37.6% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Alison Seabeck
, have the following results:
  • 14,994 total votes taken.
  • 35.2% share of the total vote
  • -2.0% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Penny Mills
, have the following results:
  • 9,152 total votes taken.
  • 21.5% share of the total vote
  • +13.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Stuart Bonar
, have the following results:
  • 1,265 total votes taken.
  • 3.0% share of the total vote
  • -13.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Benjamin Osborn
, have the following results:
  • 1,023 total votes taken.
  • 2.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.4% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Louise Parker
, have the following results:
  • 152 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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