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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

Torbay

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Kevin Foster Votes 27,141 header_vote_share 53.0 Net percentage change in seats +12.4
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Deborah Brewer Votes 12,858 header_vote_share 25.1 Net percentage change in seats -8.7
Party

LAB

Labour

Paul Raybould Votes 9,310 header_vote_share 18.2 Net percentage change in seats +9.5
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Tony McIntyre Votes 1,213 header_vote_share 2.4 Net percentage change in seats -11.2
Party

GRN

Green Party

Sam Moss Votes 652 header_vote_share 1.3 Net percentage change in seats -2.0

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

14,283

Turnout

67.4%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 53.0
Liberal Democrat 25.1
Labour 18.2
UKIP 2.4
Green Party 1.3

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+12.4
Labour
+9.5
Green Party
-2.0
Liberal Democrat
-8.7
UKIP
-11.2

Latest updates

Torquay post office's future debated in Parliament

BBC Politics

The government says it understands the concerns of people in south Devon over the closure of a popular post office.

In a special Commons debate, Kevin Foster, the Conservative MP for Torbay, told her local people wanted Torre Post Office in Torquay to stay where is it, rather than being moved to an alternative site.

He said: "General accessibility is better rather than the proposed [new] location, because it is not just about how you get in and out of the shop.

"It is within walking distance for many more customers and businesses [where it is], its bus stop is also served by one of the most frequent buses in the bay, and wheelchair access is available."

However, Business Minister Margot James said the post office may not have a long-term future.

Post office
BBC

Torbay votes to keep winter and summer parking charges

BBC Spotlight

Torbay is to keep separate parking charges for the winter and summer periods.

The unitary authority was considering plans to keep the higher summer charges all year around after parking revenue dropped this summer.

Parking pay machine
BBC

However, councillors feared it could penalise local residents and put people off coming to the area through the winter.

Homeless helped by Torbay charity

BBC Spotlight

A big rise in levels of homelessness in Torbay has prompted local people living in the area to set up their own community group to help.

The number of homeless cases that Torbay Council has more than doubled since 2010.

Homeless person
BBC

Humanity Torbay, which is privately funded, helps people get accommodation, training and jobs.

New training park for 'noisy' rugby players

Lynne French

BBC News Online

A children's rugby team banned from training in their local park for being too noisy have been given a new venue.

Torbay Council stopped Paignton's under-10s side from playing tag rugby after local residents complained of "increased noise".

Paignton under-10s rugby team
BBC

Now the council has agreed to let the youngsters train at Torbay Park on a short-term basis until a more permanent solution "that meets the needs of the club and community" can be found.

Torbay council tax hike of up to £72 considered

BBC Spotlight

People in Torbay could end up paying an extra £72 a year in council tax as the local unitary authority struggles to balance the books.

The additional charge could be made by new town councils created in Paignton and Torquay, as well as the existing one in Brixham.

Torbay Council
BBC
Hotel fire safety failings exposed in Torbay
An undercover fire safety officer found missing fire doors and blocked exits.

'Low salaries on Devon coasts'

BBC Radio Devon

Torbay, Torridge and North Devon have been highlighted for their low average salaries with workers being paid more than £7,000 below the national average.

The Social Market Foundation study into coastal communities also claims Torridge is in the 10 worst authorities for unemployment among 16 to 64-year-olds.

The UK's coastal communities are among the country's worst off for earnings, employment, health and education, the report for the BBC has found.

Penguins on parade in Portugal

Lynne French

BBC News Online

Torquay’s Living Coasts has sent 20 penguins to Parque Zoologico de Lagos in Portugal as part of the European Endangered species Programme for African penguins.

The birds travelled by road in a temperature-controlled van, taking a ferry across the Channel before being driven on to the Algarve - a total journey of 1,700 miles (2,736km).

Penguins
Living Coasts

The group - two breeding pairs and a collection of younger birds – appeared none the worse for the long trip.

“They arrived and all went for a swim - they seem to be fine after their journey," Clare Rugg, Living Coasts Operations Manager/Curator, said.

Petition to reinstate scrapped Torbay bus service

Nearly 1,000 people have signed a petition to reinstate a bus service in Torbay which was scrapped in April.

People say the number 65 route covered some of the most hilly areas of the town including Hele, Babbacombe and Ellacombe and axing the service has left many vulnerable and elderly people isolated.

"People say they feel cut off from the outside world now and their only alternative is to use a taxi, which they can ill afford," petition organiser Val Baker said.

The service was one of a number affected by bus operator Local Link's decision to withdraw its services, quoting increased overheads and reduced income.

The petition is due to be presented to Torbay Council and the House of Commons in September.

Cornish granite exported again

BBC Radio Cornwall

For the first time since the end of World War Two blocks of granite are being exported from a Cornish quarry to act as rock armour - to protect the railway line to Paignton.

Falmouth-based KML have revived the tradition and are shipping thousands of tons of granite from Chywoon Quarry to shore up crumbling cliffs in Torbay.

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CON GAIN FROM LD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Kevin Foster
, have the following results:
  • 19,551 total votes taken.
  • 40.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Adrian Sanders
, have the following results:
  • 16,265 total votes taken.
  • 33.8% share of the total vote
  • -13.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Tony McIntyre
, have the following results:
  • 6,540 total votes taken.
  • 13.6% share of the total vote
  • +8.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Su Maddock
, have the following results:
  • 4,166 total votes taken.
  • 8.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Paula Hermes
, have the following results:
  • 1,557 total votes taken.
  • 3.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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