South Hams turn blue

One old and one new as the Conservatives keep a grip on the South Hams.

In Devon South West incumbent MP Gary Streeter not only held on to power but despite a supposed surge by the Lib Dems it didn't carry into the overall result and Mr Streeter increased his overall majority.

Gary Streeter

Gary Streeter (C) 27,908 (55.97%)
Anna Pascoe (LD) 12,034 (24.14%)
Luke Pollard (Lab) 6,193 (12.42%)
Hugh Williams (UKIP) 3,084 (6.19%)
Vaughan Brean (Green) 641 (1.29%)


C maj 15,874 (31.84%)

Electorate 70,059; Turnout 49,860 (71.17%) 2005 notional:

C majority of 9,442 (20.12%) -

Turnout 46,931 (68.22%)

C 20,831 (44.39%); Lab 11,389 (24.27%); LD 11,179 (23.82%); UKIP 3,532 (7.53%)

New girl Sarah Wollaston won with nearly 22 thousand votes the Lib Dems came second with 17 thousand.

Sarah took over from disgraced MP Anthony Steen who stood down after the expenses scandal.

Meet your new MP

Dr Sarah Wollaston (C) 21,940 (45.86%)
Julian Brazil (LD) 17,013 (35.56%)
Carole Whitty (Lab) 3,538 (7.40%)
Jeff Beer (UKIP) 2,890 (6.04%)
Lydia Somerville (Green) 1,181 (2.47%)
Mike Turner (BNP) 624 (1.30%)
Simon Drew (Ind) 390 (0.82%)
Dr Stephen Hopwood (Ind) 267 (0.56%)


Electorate 67,937


Turnout 47,843 (70.42%) 2005 notional:

C maj 2,693 (5.76%)

Turnout 46,735 (69.71%)

C 20,009 (42.81%); LD 17,316 (37.05%); Lab 5,674 (12.14%); UKIP 3,537 (7.57%); Others 199 (0.43%)

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