Plymouth Sutton and Devonport (UK Parliament constituency)
|Plymouth Sutton and Devonport|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||71,236 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Luke Pollard (Labour Co-operative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Sutton|
The seat is one of two won (held or gained) by a Labour candidate in 2017 from a total of twelve in its county. Pollard's 2017 win was one of 30 net gains for the Labour Party. The seat was in 2010 and 2015 a very marginal win for the Conservative candidate, the greatest majority being 2.6%.
The seat is a borough constituency (for the purposes of type of returning officer and election expenses). As with all current constituencies it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system.
The areas which make up this seat include Compton, Devonport, Stonehouse, Drake ward (which includes the University and Mutley), Efford and Lipson, Peverell, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, and Sutton and Mount Gould.
The constituency is entirely within the boundaries of the City of Plymouth, and includes the city centre.
- History of boundaries
The 2007 review by the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of this seat and Plymouth Moor View, which was duly approved by Parliament. It is largely based on the former Plymouth Sutton. To this is added smaller parts of the former Plymouth Devonport seat.
- History of results
This constituency was won on creation in 2010 by a Conservative, Oliver Colvile. In 2015, against opinion polls for losing, Colvile held it (but narrowly) over the Labour candidate Luke Pollard. The 2015 result gave the seat the 7th most marginal majority of the Conservative Party's 331 seats by percentage of majority.
In 2017, Pollard defeated Colvile to gain the seat with a majority of 6,807; originally, the majority was declared as 6,002, but a spreadsheet error meant the votes from the Efford and Lipson ward were not included in the declaration on the night of the count. Additionally about 35,000 postal voters received two polling cards, causing confusion, and some postal votes were not sent out.
Members of Parliament
|2017||Luke Pollard||Labour Co-op|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Luke Pollard||25,461||47.9||5.4|
|Brexit Party||Ann Widdecombe||2,909||5.5||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Reed||2,545||4.8||2.4|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||2.2|
|Labour Co-op||Luke Pollard||27,283||53.3||16.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Henrietta Bewley||1,244||2.4||1.8|
|Labour Co-op gain from Conservative||Swing||7.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Reed||2,008||4.2||20.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Judy Evans||10,829||24.7|
|Socialist Labour||Robert Hawkins||123||0.3|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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- UK Polling Report https://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide/plymouthmoorview/
- "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay". Boundary Commission for England. 24 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- List of Conservative MPs elected in 2015 by % majority, UKPolitical.info; retrieved 29 January 2017.
- "Council says sorry after it failed to count 6,500 votes". Plymouth Herald. 2017-06-10. Archived from the original on 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
- Waddington, Sarah (15 September 2017). "The full story: Plymouth's election chaos and what went wrong". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)
- "Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
- "2017 general election candidates in Devon". Devon Live. 11 May 2017. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017.
- Due to an error, not all of the votes cast and counted, were included in the published totals: "Labour MP Luke Pollard's fury as votes left out of result". BBC News. 10 June 2017.
- "Statement on the General Election results for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport". Plymouth City Council. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- BBC Election Results, Election Results 2010 - Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, bbc.co.uk; retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, UKPollingReport