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What? Conservative-Liberal Democrat marginal and growing UKIP support.
Where? Inland south Devon. Half an hour’s train ride from Exeter.
Why? Former Liberal Democrat MP Richard Younger-Ross lost the seat in 2010 to Conservative Anne Marie Morris by 523 votes. Both are standing again. UKIP’s headquarters are located in the constituency and the party will hope to disrupt the vote.
The 2010 result
This seat was created in 2010. Data via the Guardian.
Conservative majority: 523
The MP in the last Parliament – Anne-Marie Morris
Anne-Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot
Previously a small business owner and corporate lawyer, Anne-Marie Morris (Con) was first elected MP for Newton Abbot in 2010. She spends her Friday evenings hold “Face to Face” events in local Devon pubs, and holds similar events at the weekend in Teignbridge supermarkets. Full biography on Morris’ website.
Formerly MP for Teignbridge, the predecessor seat for Newton Abbot, Richard Younger-Ross (Lib Dem) served as Shadow Minister in the Culture, Media and Sport team and on the European Scrutiny Select Committee and the Defence Select Committee. He is an active Christian. Full biography on Younger-Ross’ website.
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