For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.
What? A Conservative gain from Labour in 2010.
Where? Largely based on the old seat of Plymouth Sutton. Entirely within the bounds of the city of Plymouth in Devon.
Why? Labour need to retake the seat to be able to become the largest party in Parliament after the election.
The 2010 result
This seat was created in 2010. Data via the Guardian.
Conservative majority: 1, 149
The MP in the last Parliament – Oliver Colvile
Oliver Colvile, MP for Plymouth, Sutton, and Devonport
Oliver Colvile (Con), whose father, uncle, and grandfather all served in the Royal Navy, first joined the Conservative Party’s professional staff as a Political Agent when he was twenty-one. He has recently campaigned for Plymouth to remain Britain’s main naval port, for Devonport dockyard to retain surface ship refitting services, and for UK fishing waters to return to British control. Full biography on Colvile’s website.
Luke Pollard, Labour’s candidate for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Luke Pollard (Lab and Co-op), who describes himself as “a long-suffering but hopeful Plymouth Argyle supporter,” is a trade unionist and believer in public ownership. He was born in Plymouth, where his father worked in the dockyard and his mother taught. Full biography on Pollard’s website.
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