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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

Totnes

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Sarah Wollaston Votes 26,972 header_vote_share 53.7 Net percentage change in seats +0.7
Party

LAB

Labour

Gerrie Messer Votes 13,495 header_vote_share 26.8 Net percentage change in seats +14.1
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Julian Brazil Votes 6,466 header_vote_share 12.9 Net percentage change in seats +3.0
Party

GRN

Green Party

Jacqi Hodgson Votes 2,097 header_vote_share 4.2 Net percentage change in seats -6.1
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Steven Harvey Votes 1,240 header_vote_share 2.5 Net percentage change in seats -11.7

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

13,477

Turnout

73.4%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 53.7
Labour 26.8
Liberal Democrat 12.9
Green Party 4.2
UKIP 2.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+14.1
Liberal Democrat
+3.0
Conservative
+0.7
Green Party
-6.1
UKIP
-11.7

Latest updates

Abuse of MPs over Brexit 'truly shocking'

BBC Politics

Parts of the national press are being blamed for some MPs getting abuse over Brexit.

A number of Conservatives have called in the police after receiving threatening emails and tweets for leading a rebellion against their party last week.

The MPs were described as "mutineers" in the Daily Telegraph and "traitors" in the Daily Mail. Among them was the MP for Totnes, Sarah Wollaston.

She told the House of Commons that she advised her staff to work from home and not in her constituency office as a result.

She said: "When you listen to this stuff... it is truly shocking and unacceptable."

Sarah Wollaston
BBC

Brexit vote: Devon MP a ‘self-consumed malcontent’

Devon Live

There have been calls for Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston to be deselected as the town's Conservative MP after she joined a rebellion to defeat Prime Minister Theresa May over Brexit in the Commons last night.

Vote 'not about Brexit obstruction', Totnes MP insists.

BBC Radio Devon

The Conservative MP for Totnes says she wasn't trying to obstruct Brexit by voting against the EU Withdrawal Bill in the Commons last night.

Dr Sarah Wollaston was one of 11 Tory MPs who backed a Labour amendment to the bill, calling for MPs to be given a vote before any deal is implemented.

The backbench revolt resulted in Prime Minister Theresa May suffering her first Commons defeat by just four votes - 309 to 305.

"It's not about obstructing Brexit at all," Dr Wollaston said.

"It was just to put in place the thing we all voted for, which was to bring back control to parliament."

Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston
BBC

The MP said she was not voting to "overturn the will of the people", but against a clause - Clause 9 - which gave a government minister the authority to take the UK out of Europe just by putting through a regulation rather than an act of parliament and "with almost no scrutiny".

"It's the duty of parliamentarians to look at these bills line by line and say 'we'd either like you to remove that bit, or amend it,'" she said.

In a tweet after the vote, the MP said she was "proud to #TakeBackControl".

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Totnes MP joins rebels in Brexit vote defeat

Lynne French

BBC News Online

Totnes MP, Dr Sarah Wollaston, was one of 11 Conservative members who voted against her government last night by backing an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Sarah Wollaston
BBC
The moment defeat on Brexit vote was announced

The backbench revolt resulted in Theresa May suffering her first Commons defeat as prime minister by just four votes, as MPs backed a Labour amendment - calling for MPs to be given a vote before any final Brexit deal is implemented - by 309 to 305.

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Is it game over for Brexit?

Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

Hugh Pym

BBC News Health Editor

Ninety MPs have signed a letter calling on the prime minister to set up a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England.

They say a non-partisan debate is needed to deliver a "sustainable settlement".

The letter to Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond said patients were being "failed" by the system.

One-third of the MPs who have signed the letter are Conservative, including Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston, who is also chair of the health select committee.

The letter said: "The need for action is greater now than ever.".

A government spokesperson said it was "committed" to making the sector sustainable.

The government had already provided an additional £2bn to social care over the next three years, the spokesperson added.

Care
BBC

Care BnB plan is 'not the way forward'

The Daily Politics

A trial aimed at easing the waiting time for hospital beds by paying local residents to put patients up in their homes is not being backed by the chairwoman of the health select committee.

An Essex NHS Trust is proposing a scheme, dubbed Care BnB, where residents with spare rooms host patients recuperating from hospital for a nightly fee.

Dr Sarah Wollaston said: "This is just random members of the public being asked if they'd like to make some extra money."

The Conservative MP for Totnes was also asked about the cost and ethics of treating those who are obese or smoke.

Dr Sarah Wollaston on NHS elderly patient care trial

Boris should apologise 'unequivocally' for Sirte comments

Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative MP for Totnes, says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson should apologise "unequivocally" about comments he made on the war-torn Libyan city of Sirte.

He said if the dead bodies were cleared away, Sirte could become the "next Dubai".

In an interview on BBC Radio Four's Today programme, Dr Wollaston said the foreign secretary's comments were both crass and poorly judged and he should consider his position.

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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.

'Sack May's special advisors' says Totnes MP Wollaston

BBC Radio Devon

Conservative MP for Totnes Sarah Wollaston says Theresa May's special advisers should be sacked for policy announcement mistakes.

Wollaston
BBC

"The two turning points for me seemed to be around the announcements about fox hunting but then massively around social care," she said.

"That was a very major turning point I felt in the whole campaign.

"Because Labour did not expect to win they were able to offer everything to everyone."

With just one declaration outstanding, the Conservatives are eight seats short of this majority, with 318 MPs.

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Sarah Wollaston
, have the following results:
  • 24,941 total votes taken.
  • 53.0% share of the total vote
  • +7.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Justin Haque
, have the following results:
  • 6,656 total votes taken.
  • 14.1% share of the total vote
  • +8.1% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Nicky Williams
, have the following results:
  • 5,988 total votes taken.
  • 12.7% share of the total vote
  • +5.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Gill Coombs
, have the following results:
  • 4,845 total votes taken.
  • 10.3% share of the total vote
  • +7.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Julian Brazil
, have the following results:
  • 4,667 total votes taken.
  • 9.9% share of the total vote
  • -25.7% change in share of the votes

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