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

Totnes

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Anthony Mangnall
    • Votes: 27,751
    • Vote share %: 53.2
    • Vote share change: -0.5
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Sarah Wollaston
    • Votes: 15,027
    • Vote share %: 28.8
    • Vote share change: +15.9
  3. Labour
    Louise Webberley
    • Votes: 8,860
    • Vote share %: 17.0
    • Vote share change: -9.9
  4. Independent
    John Kitson
    • Votes: 544
    • Vote share %: 1.0
    • Vote share change: +1.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 12,724
  • Registered voters: 69,863
  • % share:
    74.7%
  • Change since 2017: +1.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 53.2%
Liberal Democrat 28.8%
Labour 17.0%
Independent 1.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +15.9 Gained
  • Independent +1.0 Gained
  • Conservative -0.5 Lost
  • Labour -9.9 Lost

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Devon MP acknowledges 'extreme anger' over Cummings

The MP for Totnes MP said he would not have taken the same "course of action" as Dominic Cummings, following his decision to drive 260 miles with his wife and child during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Conservative backbencher Anthony Mangnall (pictured) revealed on Facebook he was not surprised at the "extreme anger and dissatisfaction" with the prime minister's senior adviser.

Mr Mangnall praised the "extraordinary sacrifices over the last two months" made by his constituents and people around the country.

He added: "I have not seen my mother, father or brothers or recently arrived nephew.

"So, to see that others have chosen to follow the rules differently is incredibly difficult."

Mr Mangnall acknowledged he could not "pretend to know the course of action a father might take" to keep his child safe, but said he shared "many of the concerns that have been raised" with Mr Cummings actions.

Spending time defending an adviser is not a good use of time, especially given the many fears and concerns about people's future and their livelihoods."

Anthony MangnallMP for Totnes (Conservative)
Anthony Mangnall
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Former MP ready to 'roll up sleeves' and return to NHS

Former MP for Totnes Sarah Wollaston has offered to return to the NHS and "help in any way I can".

The former GP announced in a tweet she was "ready to roll up my sleeves" and help the public health service as it tackles the outbreak of Covid-19.

It comes as 65,000 former doctors and nurses were on Friday called to return to the NHS to help with the unprecedented crisis.

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The moment Sarah Wollaston lost her seat

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Former Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said she joined the Liberal Democrats because it was the best way for her to fight for the UK to remain in the EU.

Ultimately the change has cost her the seat.

She received 15,027 of the votes, which trailed the Conservatives on 27,751.

'I could not have stayed as a Conservative'

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Wollaston says she could not have stayed in the Conservative party, despite losing her seat after switching from the Tories earlier this year.

"There are a lot of the poorest communities in Devon and across this country who have put their trust, I fear, in a government that really has no interest in them and will not protect them," she said.

"The thing that is profoundly worrying for all of us is that we now have a prime minister and a government that will routinely bury reports that are uncomfortable."

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.

Graph
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Totnes: Conservative hold

Anthony Mangnall has been elected MP for Totnes, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with a decreased majority.

The seat had been held by Sarah Wollaston, who left the Conservatives in February in order to found the Independent Group. In August this year she joined the Liberal Democrats. Her 13,477 majority in the 2017 general election has become a 12,724 vote majority for Mr Mangnall.

Louise Webberley of the Labour Party came third and independent candidate John Kitson came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.7 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 52,000 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.

One of the four candidates, John Kitson (independent) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Sarah Wollaston loses Totnes seat

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

Former Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston, who joined the Liberal Democrats earlier this year, has lost her Totnes seat.

It has been held by the Conservatives with Anthony Mangnall elected.

Totnes result
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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%

Election 2019 Devon: Totnes

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Totnes
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This coastal constituency is one of the largest in England.

Situated in south Devon, the namesake market town of Totnes lies in the centre of the constituency, which also covers the coastal towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth and market town of Kingsbridge, as well as surrounding small towns and villages.

The seat has been represented by the Conservatives for decades.

It was won by Sarah Wollaston in 2010. However, she decided to stand again in 2019 as a Liberal Democrat after leaving the Tories over differing views on Brexit, voting against the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Commons.

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

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